Thursday, June 16, 2016 from
11:30 am to 1:00 pm EST
Lunch/registration: 11:30 am - noon
Program: Noon - 1 pm 

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20 Monroe NW, 4th Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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June 2016 - Panel Discussion: Business Beat Media

Got a business story to pitch? Looking to learn more about what West Michigan business publications are looking for? Join your WMPRSA PR and communications colleagues on Thursday, June 16 for our Business Beat Media Roundtable. Get the inside track on pitching business publications in West Michigan from our panel of business reporters and editors at top local outlets. 

NEW THIS YEAR! WMPRSA members will have the opportunity to sign up for special 1:1 pitch sessions with panelists after the roundtable.  Just one more reason to join WMPRSA!   

This year’s panelists include:

  • Tim Gortsema, Managing Editor, Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • Shandra Martinez, Business Reporter, MLive/The Grand Rapids Press
  • Phil Tower, Director of Programming, NEWSRADIO WOOD 1300 & 106.9FM I TALK 1230 WTKG
  • Anna Gustafson, Managing Editor, Rapid Growth

*Additional panelists may be added as the date nears

NEW THIS YEAR! WMPRSA and AMA West Michigan are extending a special reciprocal rate on luncheons for members this 2016 season!  If you are an active WMPRSA or AMA West Michigan member, you will receive the member rate for both WMPRSA and AMA West Michigan luncheons moving forward.  It’s a win, win! Use PROMO CODE: WMPRSA when registering for either a WMPRSA or AMA West Michigan event to take advantage of this members-only benefit!   

Chapter Members $25
Nonmembers $40
Students $20 

Please RSVP by June 8.

John VanderHaagen, Public Relations Specialist, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Kristin Coppens, Social Media Specialist, Spectrum Health

Andrea Robyns, Marketing Technology Director, Experience Grand Rapids

Ryan Anderson, Director, Product + Portfolio Strategy, Herman Miller