Category Archives: Program Recaps

Program Recap: Downtown Market GR

On September 18, 2014 the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society learned from Brian Burch of Burch Partners and Mimi Fritz of Downtown Market GR about how public relations launched one of the most unique venues in West Michigan. Continue reading

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Program Recap: “How to Get Hired” – Myths, Tips, and How it Really Works

by Audra Hartges (www.audrahartges.com) The job market can be confusing whether you are looking for your first professional position, hoping to transition from your current position, or trying to re-enter the workforce. At “How to Get Hired” Steve Groenink, Managing Director … 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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[RECAP] Media + Members with Mary Kramer of Crain’s Detroit Business

By Ashley Curd, Senior at Grand Valley State University On February 7th, 2013, WMPRSA held a Media + Members event at Grand Valley State University’s DeVos campus.  Mary Kramer, publisher for Crain’s Detroit Business and Matthew Gryczan, West Michigan editor … Continue reading

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WMPRSA Program Recap – Lights in the Night – How PR launched lanterns into the ArtPrize Top 5

On November 15, 2012, WMPRSA hosted a panel of four speakers, Dan Johnson, who is the managing partner of Six Voices LLC, Mark Carpenter, an entrepreneur, currently engaged in digital app collaborations with clients across the world, Kim Bode, owner … Continue reading

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“Activating GR” Program Recap – September 20, 2012

On September 20, 2012, WMPRSA hosted a panel of four speakers, Derek DeVries from Grand Rapids Community College, Rick Jensen from Davenport University, Adrienne Wallace from 834 Design and Marketing and Cheryl Schuch from Family Promise. The panel discussed the … Continue reading

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Crisis Management in Today’s Internet World – June 21, 2012

On June 21, 2012, WMPRSA hosted Dan Spaulding, APR, a principal with SeyferthPR for the program “Crisis Management in Today’s Internet World.” Spaulding has nearly 25 years counseling clients in the development of media and long-term public relations strategies to … Continue reading

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Program Recap – Taking the Mystery out of Research

On May 17, 2012, the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America welcomed the Anderson Economic Group’s Director of Market and Industry Analysis Scott D. Watkins to Grand Rapids to share his insights on the critical but … Continue reading

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Program Recap – What’s Happening at MLive and the Grand Rapids Press?

The Building As soon as I walked into the building on Monroe I had a whole new perception of print journalism. Walking through the door and to my left is a glass paneled interview/conference room. There is an open waiting … Continue reading

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Program Recap: From Bland to Buzzworthy

WMPRSA welcomed Internet marketer Pete Brand to be a part of their luncheon series for the month of January. Brand presented “Bland to Buzzworthy: A Social Media Strategy” to a packed house at the University Club. Brand co-founded Mindscape, a … Continue reading

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