Thursday, November 19, 2015 from
11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
Lunch/registration: 11-11:30 am
Pitching: 11:30 am - 1 pm 

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Eve at The BOB 
20 Monroe NW, 4th Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Jen Gilman

Meet the Media Round 2

Calling all PR and communications pros!

WMPRSA's Meet the Media event has always been one of our most highly attended programs. In this special 2015 Round 2 version, we will welcome the return of our popular speed pitching format.

Throughout the program, participants will meet one-on-one with members of the media during timed speed pitching sessions. For three minutes, you will have the undivided attention of news directors, editors and reporters from local television and radio stations, daily, weekly and monthly publications and online outlets. 

These three-minute meetings go fast — so be prepared, plan your story pitches and maximize your time.

Arrive early to book the coveted appointments. The appointment sign-up sheets will be available at 11 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. 

Many members of the West Michigan media have been invited, and we are still working to confirm the list of attendees.   

Confirmed Media Include (additional names coming in daily): 

Shandra Martinez, Business Reporter – MLive/Grand Rapids Press
Joanne Bailey-Boorsma, Arts/Entertainment – MLive/On-The-Town Magazine
Bill Herbst, Assignment Manager – WOOD TV-8
Diana Willsie, Daybreak Executive Producer – WOOD TV-8
Nick LaFave, Evening News Anchor – WZZM TV-13
Jennifer Pascua, Co-Host for My West Michigan & Noon News Anchor – WZZM TV-13
Steve Zaagman, Reporter & Photographer – WZZM TV-13
Michael Martin, Daytime Assignment Editor – WXMI FOX-17
Shelley Irwin, Producer/Host – WGVU Radio and WGVU TV
Josh Depenbrok, Owner – GRNow.com
Marty Primeau, Managing Editor – Grand Rapids Magazine
John Sinkevics, Publisher & Editor – Localspins.com
Victoria Upton, Publisher – Women's Lifestyle Magazine
Richelle Kimble, Editor – Women's Lifestyle Magazine
Christine Kelso, Executive Producer – WOOD TV-8, eightWest & Maranda Where You Live
Andrea Shaner, Executive Producer – WXMI FOX-17 Morning Mix
Amy Charles, Editorial Director – West Michigan Woman
Tim Gortsema, Managing Editor – Grand Rapids Business Journal
Chris Ehrlich, Online Editor – Grand Rapids Business Journal
Tommy Allen, Lifestyle Editor – Rapid Growth Media
Anna Gustafson, Managing Editor – Rapid Growth Media 


Chapter Members $25
Nonmembers $35
Students $20 

Please RSVP by November 13.