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Who will see this event?

Young Professionals (57% of our audience is 18-44) who are:

  • Smart. 60% have an associate’s degree or higher or attended some college.
  • Educated. 42,788 college students attend our region’s higher education institutions.
  • Balanced. 51% female and 49% male.


How does it work?

Event Postings cost $150. Postings are live on our Events webpage for 30 days, appear (1) time in our digital newsletter (First & 42: The Digital Daily), and receive one (1) social media shout-out.

  • Want more? For $500, postings will be live for 90 days, appear (1) time per month in our digital newsletter for a total of three (3) appearances, and receive three (3) social media shout-outs.
  • Need something smaller? For $40, your posting will be live on our Events webpage for seven (7) days.



Contact Trisha or check out our FAQ.


Need to modify your Event Post? Please allow up to 48 hours for all requests to be completed.

Submit Event

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Price: $150.00
  • American Express

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of an Event Post?
  • $150 for 30 days on our Events webpage, one (1) mention in our digital newsletter, and one (1) social media shout-out.
  • $500 for 90 days on our Events webpage, three (3) mentions in our digital newsletter for a total of three (3) appearances, and three (3) social media shout-outs.
  • $40 for seven (7) days on our Events webpage.
What is included in an Event Post?

Promotions include a tile on the Event Board plus digital newsletter and social media shout-outs. (See above for available packages.)

Will I get a receipt?

Yes. Once your Event posts, you will receive a confirmation email with your receipt and a screenshot of your Event tile as well as your scheduled promotion date (subject to change).

How long does it take for my Event to be on the Event Board after I submit?

We will do our best to work with the date you indicated on our Event Posting Form. Beyond that, we will control the placement of the content.

Can I purchase additional promotions?

Yes. Events are live on the board for the time period you selected. If you would like to extend your post beyond your commitment, you can contact Trisha Dunham for details on how to do so.

Can I make edits to my Event Post after I submit?

Yes. Email Trisha Dunham with any changes.

What images are best to use?

All images will be cropped to fit our formatting, so it is best to submit feature images that are horizontal. Please note that images with text on them will not be accepted as featured images. Event logos can be your company/organization logo or event-specific.

Special Note: If you get an error message on submitting your form, it is most likely the result of a non-compatible file format. If you do not understand our requirements, contact Trisha Dunham.

Can I get simple statistics of how my Event performed?

Yes. Email Trisha Dunham for a simple report on how your Event performed.

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