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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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  • Coffee & Coffee Beans

    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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  • InterCom Buy Local Event

    InterCom & Buy Local Joint Mixer @ Feed the World Cafe

    InterCom Kalamazoo is hosting the Buy Local After 5 at Feed the World Cafe on Tuesday, May 16 from 5-7 PM. We’re so excited to be bringing these amazing organizations together for a great night of networking, food, drinks and fun. Festivities will be held on the patio, so come and enjoy spring at a local eatery we know you’ll love! Buy Local After 5 hosted by InterCom Kalamazoo Tuesday, May 16 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Feed the World Cafe 7000 Stadium Dr #201 Kalamazoo, […]

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  • 6-Nonprofit-Budget-Stretching

    6 Nonprofit Budget-Stretching Ideas

    By Gretchen Johnson InterCom will be sharing results of our recent nonprofit communication survey for the Kalamazoo region at a special 2nd Friday event April 14. As you might expect, one of the biggest challenges facing these philanthropic efforts is the need to do more good with fewer dollars. There are lots of arguments for nonprofits to spend more on advertising and marketing. David Pallotta made this point with his famous TED talk. But let’s face it: Few nonprofits have the […]

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  • Linda Depta at KVCC

    Seeds of Change: Bronson’s Healthy Living Campus

    Linda Depta, Director of College Relations at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, treated InterCom to a sneak peek of their Bronson Healthy Living Campus on March 10: both figuratively and literally.  The lunch program, held at their new Culinary/Allied Health Building, allowed attendees an insider’s view of the creation and corresponding marketing campaign of this unique venture. Her presentation focused on these key areas: KVCC rebranding campaign. Linda discussed how a skeleton crew and an outside agency rebuilt their brand six […]

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  • Local Nonprofit Communications Trends

    What marketing and communication issues are keeping local nonprofit leaders up at night? What are their top marketing goals? How do these organizations compare to nonprofits nationally? These are a few of the questions InterCom and ONEplace sought to answer with a Kalamazoo Area Nonprofit Marketing/Communications Survey completed in February. The results of that survey and possible implications for both the nonprofit and communication industry sectors will be discussed at InterCom’s 2nd Friday Speakers’ Series on April 14. This special event […]

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