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April 14, 2017

Applications & Nominations for 2017 Board of Directors Due

PMBA values and seeks diverse candidates as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, age, geographic location, professional level, and station role. This year, PMBA's Board of Directors is encouraging candidates from public media stations of all sizes, public media professionals from a variety of functional specialities, and from all geographic locations. The Board of Directors seeks leaders from all types and sizes of eligible organization. In this important regard, we encourage you to consider self-nominating for a role on the Board of Directors by completing the Board Nomination form. PMBA encourages you to apply for the Board of Directors, or submit a nomination for a candidate you believe would make an excellent addition to PMBA's leadership.
March 28, 2017

PMBA Toolkit: Next Generation Digital Television: ATSC 3.0 Opportunities for Public Media

ATSC 3.0 is a transformative technology that moves broadcasting to an IP-based delivery system. It offers public television stations significant opportunity to increase service and generate new revenue. This webinar will discuss the opportunities that ATSC 3.0 may present to the public media system. We will also discuss some of the financial and operational impacts this new standard may present to stations. Come learn how your station can benefit from the rollout of new technology related to ATSC 3.0 through potential partnerships with commercial partners.
March 21, 2017

Nomination & Application Period Open for 2017-18 Board of Directors

PMBA is seeking public media professionals and industry partners to fill open positions on the PMBA Board of Directors to help the association ensure the success and sustainability of public media. In this annual call for nominations, there are six open positions: two elected directors and four directors to be appointed by the board of directors. Each Board term available during this year's elections are for two years. All those interested in being considered for a position on the board must complete and submit their board application via the online application form. The application must be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 11:59pm ET. 
January 20, 2017

Deadline to Submit Proposals for 2017 Annual Conference

PMBA invites you to submit a proposal for the 2017 Annual Conference, to be held May 30 - June 2, 2017 in St. Louis. Help us put together a top-notch program that will help attendees sharpen their skills, identify and analyze trends, review business practices, and identify new long-term strategic solutions.   The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 20, 2017.  
November 9, 2016

Toolkit: The New Face of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 2017

An overview and exploration of changes to the FLSA in ’16-17, including a discussion of the alteration to the white collar exemptions, a review of sales classifications,  requirements for federal contractors under the FLSA, and trends in DOL’s enforcement of the FLSA.
October 5, 2016

Toolkit: Innovate Your Audit Process...and Other Accounting and AFR Tips

If you dread your audits or feel like your auditors rarely listen to your concerns or frustrations, it may be time to take a closer look at your process. Creating a more efficient process and enhancing communication, you and your auditors can work together to meet your financial reporting goals and requirements. 
May 31, 2016

2016 PMBA Annual Conference in New Orleans; May 31 - June 3

The 2016 PMBA Annual Conference will take place in New Orleans, LA, May 31 – June 3. We invite you to join an elite group of public media professionals, including general managers, CFOs, financial and business executives, HR professionals and a broad array of supporting organizations at this outstanding educational and networking event.  We’ll focus on strategy, sustainability, compliance, accounting, finance, and human resources issues. The 2016 PMBA Annual Conference will take place at the JW Marriott New Orleans. Located in the French Quarter, the hotel is just minutes from Bourbon Street, the French Market, Jackson Square, Insectarium, Harrah’s Casino and historic St. Charles Street. You’ll be able to experience the culture, music, food, art, and atmosphere that makes the Big Easy one of the most unique cities in the world.Visit the 2016 Annual Conference Website.
May 18, 2016

Last Day to Register for PMBA Annual Conference

Online registration for the 2016 PMBA Annual Conference closes on Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59pm. After this date, all registrations must be completed onsite and are subject to onsite registration fees. For more information visit the 2016 Annual Conference registration webpage.
May 13, 2016

PMBA Annual Conference Hotel Room Discounts Ends

Start planning your stay in New Orleans now! PMBA's room block for at the Annual Conference often fills up, and fast. Once the room block is full, or after the cutoff date of May 13, rooms are subject to availability. All hotel accommodations are made directly with the hotel. Use the link below to secure your hotel room reservation.JW Marriott New Orleans614 Canal StreetNew Orleans, LA 70130(504) 525-6500Room Rates:Single/Double - $209 plus 13% tax and $2 city occupancy feeClick here to book your hotel room at the JW Marriott New Orleans.
May 3, 2016

Capital Funding Webinar Series Part III: Creating Opportunities and Maximizing Resources Through Collaboration

In November 2014, PMBA conducted a membership survey as a component in its efforts to identify programming topics of interest to the membership. Many members indicated Capital Equipment Funding was important to the success and sustainability of their stations. As a result of this feedback, PMBA’s Strategic & Business Planning Committee began an initiative to provide additional awareness and dialogue around this important topic. PMBA’s Strategic & Business Planning committee launched a series of webinars on the capital equipment funding challenge that face many stations. Join us for the third of our webinar series.Session 3:Creating Opportunities and Maximizing Resources to Through CollaborationTuesday, May 3, 1:00 - 2:00pm ET Register for Session 3In this session, panelists will recap a station’s journey in coming together with other stations to implement and develop efficiencies for revenue generating opportunities. Specifically, this webinar will recap the journey of six Florida public media stations and their collaboration to form the Digital Convergence Alliance. Other components for discussion will include the role of outsourcing and its advantages/disadvantages.ModeratorPanelistPanelistRon Hetrick​Senior Vice President,WITF Public Media CenterMichael Boylan​President & CEO,WJCT Public BroadcastingLarry DanknerSr. ControllerNETA