[RECAP] Media + Members with Mary Kramer of Crain's Detroit Business

CrainsBy Ashley Curd, Senior at Grand Valley State University On February 7th, 2013, WMPRSA held a Media + Members event at Grand Valley State University’s DeVos campus.  Mary Kramer, publisher for Crain’s Detroit Business and Matthew Gryczan, West Michigan editor at Crain’s Michigan Business both spoke at the event.

In 2011 Crain’s expanded it’s coverage with a monthly statewide feature.  There are now 5,000 Crain’s Michigan Business monthly print subscribers, 1,561 subscribers outside South East Michigan and 52,000 statewide recipients of the weekly morning newsletter.  In order to continue the expansion Crain’s partners with MiBiz, MEDC and MichBio.

Kramer discussed the purpose of the publication and said that the goal at Crain’s is to cover what other people are not.  While Gryczan discussed different projects in the West Michigan area and mentioned that Crain’s serves their readers by informing them of things happening in the area before they actually take off.  “Local media puts dots out there.  We connect them,” said Gryczan.

Kramer also discussed the various statewide events that they host.  The main events include the General & In-House Counsel Awards, CFO of the Year Awards, Health Care Heroes and Michigan’s Healthiest Employers events.  In August, Crain’s will also be hosting it’s second annual Grand Rapids House Party, co-hosted with the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.

What's Happening at MLive and the Grand Rapids Press? - SOLD OUT

WMPRSA's "What's Happening at MLive and the Grand Rapids Press?" program scheduled for February 16, 2012 is now sold out!  Watch for the recap in an upcoming post. With the launch of a new media company, MLive Media Group is responding to revolutionary changes in the way people seek and consume news. Learn how MLive Media Group has restructured its print and online editorial teams to make sure it delivers high quality, engaging and relevant content to readers across all platforms. Dan Gaydou, President of MLive Media Group, will kick things off with a glimpse at the vision that guided the changes. Then Grand Rapids Press Community News Director Julie Hoogland will lead a news team panel discussion about the newsroom structure, news team, and the news organization's renewed focus on community engagement. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and take a tour of the new Grand Rapids hub.

11:30 am – Registration/Lunch Noon-1 pm – Program and Q&A 1 pm – Tours of the hub

Please note change in venue: Entire program will be held at MLive Media Group's offices in the Founders Bank & Trust Building, 169 Monroe Avenue NW.

Registration for this program will be limited to 80 members, guests, and students. Register now to ensure your participation.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

MLive Media Group Founders Bank & Trust Building 169 Monroe Ave. NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503