Monthly Archives: March 2013

Member Spotlight: Christine Hoek

By Christie Bender, senior at Ferris State University March marked the 12-year anniversary of Articulate Communications, a company founded by Christine Hoek, a member of the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America. After graduating from Hope College with a … Continue reading

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WMPRSA Towel Drive for Family Promise

We’ve partnered with Family Promise of Grand Rapids to help wage war on family homelessness in our city by offering public relations services to promote this rapidly growing epidemic. We want to give you an opportunity to help out, too, by … Continue reading

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[RECAP] Navy Crisis Communications

By Ashley Curd, senior at Grand Valley State University On Wednesday, March 20th, aimWest joined with WMPRSA to host Lt. Matthew Allen, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Navy.  Lt. Allen has been in the Navy for the past … Continue reading

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Engage opportunity everywhere it exists!

Last month, we had the pleasure of hearing from Michael Pranikoff, Global Director of Emerging Media at PR Newswire. If you missed his presentation or want to check it out again, you’re in luck! Download Michael’s presentation: Engage opportunity everywhere … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity – Public Information Director at Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy is seeking a Public Information Director. Duties include: Serving as Company Spokesperson for highly complex and difficult issues Being on the front line dealing with the media during emergencies, such as natural gas incidents and power outages Managing … Continue reading

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Nominate an Outstanding Professional

Each year at the PRoof Awards, the organization honors several outstanding individuals: a seasoned PR professional, a great communicator (but non-PR professional), a media personality, a newcomer to West Michigan, and a PR student. Consider nominating a colleague, client, mentor, intern or … Continue reading

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Navy Crisis Communications With Lt. Matthew Allen

Join us March 20, 2013 for a special event co-sponsored by aimWest: the Interactive Association of West Michigan! We’ll start at 5:30 with open networking, munchies and a cash bar. Then at 6:15, grab a  seat for Lt. Matthew Allen’s talk … Continue reading

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Let the Good Times Roll!

By Terri Howe, PRforGood Chair, Owner/Principal of Howe Marketing Communications LLC …PRforGood that is. Mardi Gras is past, but as Easter approaches it’s a great time to reflect on the momentum that WMPRSA’s PRforGood committee has gained for its current non-profit … Continue reading

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