Thursday, November 17, 2016 from
11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
Sign-up sheets available 11:00 am
Lunch 11:30 am
Pitching rounds begin 12:00 pm

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

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Jen Gilman


Calling all PR and communications pros: It’s time to meet the media!

WMPRSA's Meet the Media event is just around the corner, and it’s always one of our best events of the season. We’ll welcome back the popular speed pitching format where PR pros will have four minutes with media to introduce themselves, share a bit about their organizations/clients and to pitch away!

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

Arrive early to book the appointments you’re looking for. 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 final list of attendees. Updates will be posted to our website.  

Confirmed Media Include: 

Tanda Gmiter, News Leader  

WGVU Radio
Shelley Irwin, Morning Show Host/Producer

Emily Linnert, Noon News Anchor/Reporter
Spencer Wheelock, 5 p.m. News Producer

Michael Martin, Dayside Assignment Editor 
Erica Francis, Morning News Reporter

Val Lego, Health Reporter 
Meredith TerHaar, Weekend Morning Host

Joanne Bailey Boorsma, Content Manager

Grand Rapids Business Journal
Tim Gortsema, Managing Editor

Grand Rapids Magazine
Sarah Tincher, Managing Editor

West Michigan Woman Magazine
Amy Charles, Editorial Director

Woman’s Lifestyle Magazine
Victoria Upton, Publisher 

Dave Jaconette, Sound Off! West Michigan Host 


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 November 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