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  • Don’t Forget to Renew Your InterCom Membership!

    Every year, for many years we have tried to make the month of May the time when InterCom members renew their membership to InterCom.  Typically we have a small percent of members renew in May with most members renewing beginning in May through December, making it difficult to manage membership and our budget for programming. Online and web-based technology for managing payments has improved dramatically in the last couple of years and InterCom has just invested in STRIPE to manage our renewal […]

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  • WOTV in Kalamazoo with Kevin Ferrara, Operations Manager

    At this Intercom event, Kevin Ferrara, Operations Manager for WOTV discussed why they have opened a working downtown news studio in Kalamazoo. Kevin explained that the media market has changed, and WOTV wants to “break the mold”. He discussed “call letter confusion”, meaning over time the different stations with names that we are familiar with like WKZO, WOODTV, WZZM, WXMI evolved due to competition, changing audiences & viewing areas, consolidation, regionalism and nationalism. WOTV is now owned by Nexstar, who […]

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  • How to Have a Hard Conversation

    InterCom 2nd Friday Event: How to Have a Hard Conversation

    Join us on October 13 for our 2nd Friday Speakers’ Series with Larry Pfaff. Midwest nice isn’t a compliment. It suggests the inability to speak directly with grace and tact when difficult topics come up. Firing someone. Asking for a raise. Asking for the sale. Failing to address tough issues can hold you back professionally and may be affecting your team or organization’s ability to reach its full potential. Dr. Larry Pfaff will lead us in a workshop discussion on “How […]

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  • 2017-18 Season Kickoff at Boatyard Brewing

    InterCom members, friends and guests gathered in the back room at Boatyard Brewing Company to cheers the upcoming InterCom season of programming. It turned out to be a beautiful day. A drawing produced some happy winners of movie passes and Frederik Meijer Gardens tickets. Thank you to all who attended this event.  

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  • 2017 New Board Members

    Welcome New InterCom Board Members: Ema, Kelly, Gerah, and Meredith

    InterCom is excited to welcome four professionals to serve on the InterCom Board: Ema Cuturic, Kelly Durlach, Gerah Dutkiewicz, and Meredith McLean. They have already been hard at work this summer planning and supporting membership, programming, sponsorship, marketing and social media. Here’s a little bit about each of our four new board members… Ema Cuturic Ema works as an Account Manager at Roguebotic. She has a passion for creative advertising, marketing strategy, and client relations. She received her Bachelor’s in Marketing and Advertising from […]

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    2nd Friday Speakers’ Series: WOTV in Kalamazoo

    Join us on September 15 for our first 2nd Friday (though technically it’s the 3rd Friday) Speakers’ Series with Kevin from WOTV! WOTV began broadcasting from its downtown Kalamazoo studio in the Comerica Building, overlooking Bronson Park, in April. We’ll learn about the station’s plans for local coverage, why WOTV felt it was important to have an office here, and how we can best work with reporters and sales staff. – Kevin Ferrara, WOTV Director of Operations Kevin Ferrara is the director of operations […]

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  • InterCom 2017-18 Kickoff Event at Boatyard Brewing Co.

    To kick-off of a new season with InterCom please join us at as we celebrate and toast you with an evening gathering at Boatyard Brewing Co. on Thursday, August 24 at 5:30 PM. This will be our first event of the season for members and guests to reconnect with colleagues and meet new friends and peers as we celebrate the end of summer and a great year ahead. Make sure you join us to learn about the terrific Speaker Series […]

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  • InterCom Sponsorship

    2017-18 Sponsorship Packages

    OUR MISSION InterCom is a community of communication and marketing professionals representing multiple disciplines in the Kalamazoo region. With a goal of promoting professional growth and career development, we host programs showcasing top industry trends, local industry leaders and networking opportunities for today’s communications’ professionals, and mentor the next generations of talented communicators. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Reach New Audiences in Corporate Communications, Marketing and Business Be a Sponsor of our 2nd Friday Speakers Series (7 Events) Our 2nd-Friday Speakers’ Series is […]

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    The Power of InterCom: A Member’s Testimonial

    This is a testimonial shared by InterCom Member, Mari Wielopolski, President and Owner at Crowne Marketing, LLC and Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at Kalamazoo College.  My personal story of the power (and importance) of InterCom starts with a significant change in June 2014. After 35+ years in the professional work world, my marketing leadership position was eliminated. Once /I worked through my devastation, I realized I had not made any professional contacts within the city where I lived […]

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  • Final NP Survey Results Presentation

    The Results from Our Nonprofit Communications Survey

    April marked our last regular 2nd Friday lunchtime event for the 2016-2017 season. And it was a packed event! We discussed results from the InterCom and ONEplace nonprofit communications survey. We are currently working with ONEPlace leadership to coordinate qualitative focus groups that should help us all better understand the “why” behind the data.  We will, of course, share the results of those findings too, once we have that report. Look for programming in the coming year — from both […]

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