Monthly Archives: March 2011

Member Spotlight: Anna Bryce, PR Lead – Amway

1. Where do you work and what is your title? Amway North American Public Relations — PR Lead 2. What is your main objective in that role? To tell Amway’s stories — about the company, Independent Business Owners, products, corporate citizenship, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to GVSU Student-Run PR Firm “GrandPR” on National Recognition

Congratulations to Grand Valley State University’s Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter on the recent national affiliation conferred by PRSSA on their student-run firm “GrandPR” – making it the first Nationally-Affiliated student-run firm in the state of Michigan. For … Continue reading

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“Toyota in Crisis” March 2011 Program Recap

WMPRSA March Program Recap: Toyota in Crisis (3/17/11) How communications helped an automaker transition from recalls to recovery In early 2010, Curt McAllister, Midwest public relations manager for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., found himself in the midst of one of … Continue reading

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Riverbank Run Looking for Volunteers

The 2011 Fifth Third Riverbank Run will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2011 and they need volunteers that we’re hopeful WMPRSA will be able to supply.  Volunteers in the Race Information area are stationed in pairs around downtown on … Continue reading

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Kudos to WMPRSA Member Rick Chambers on 2011 Community Trustee Award

WMPRSA member (and former board member) Rick Chambers was recently honored with the Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce’s “2011 Community Trustee Award.”  Chambers is also a recent winner of a “Best in Show” award at WMPRSA’s PRoof Awards. Chamber bestows Community Awards … Continue reading

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Lambert, Edwards & Associates Adds Ashleigh Chatel as Associate

Grand Rapids-based public relations firm Lambert, Edwards & Associates has added Ashleigh Chatel as an associate.  Read the full press release below the fold…

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New Member Promotions Continue

Did you know that PRSA welcomed 531 new members during the month of February? To put things in perspective, this is the first time we exceeded 500 new members in a given month. PRSA ended the month up 2 percent … Continue reading

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[Correction] Deadline for PRoof Award Entries This Friday (3/11/11)

[Correction] WMPRSA’s 26th Annual PRoof Awards will happen Thursday, April 28, 2011.  The “late” deadline for entries is this Friday (March 11, 2011)!  Below you can download the booklet with all the details. Late: Entries in-hand at or before Noon on March … Continue reading

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Discussion: Charlie Sheen – What Would You Do?

Charlie Sheen’s publicist Stan Rosenfeld unceremoniously dumped the star via text message this week saying to TMZ, “I worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him very much, however, at this time, I’m unable to … Continue reading

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Free Chapter Membership for New PRSA Members in February

Did you know that if you join PRSA during the month of February, you’ll receive a free one-year membership to WMPRSA?  More information: http://www.prsa.org/JoinUs

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