Past and Present Clients
Here is a brief list of clients I have been working with recently and over the last few years.
Friends of Connemara West
Ancient Order of Hibernians
I’ve been working to bring support to the Aquinas College Irish Studies Program by introducing the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a Catholic mens organization that has been in existence since the 1400s, to build a new scholarship project. To date the AOH has contributed over $5000 and has pledged annual grants from here on out. The Irish Studies Program selects students based on academic strength and ability and sends them for a semester-long studies opportunity at Tully Cross, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. I am presently assisting the group called Friends of Connemara West to build a capital campaign to raise the funds needed to refurbish the cottages the students live in while there as well as building a new study center.
Grand Rapids Police Officers Association (GRPOA)
Friends of Grand Rapids Cops
I worked with the Grand Rapids Police Officers Association to build their community and political profile. I formed Friends of GRCops, essentially a social media effort, to help solidify public support for our police officers and to create opportunities for public dialogue.
Grand Rapids Public Libraries
Love4GRPL millage campaign
I acted as a campaign advisor to the Love4GRPL millage campaign. The measure won with over 70% of the vote.
Dyer Ives Foundation
Metro Edge Project
Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Grand Valley State University
I worked with Dyer Ives Foundation to support the marketing efforts to take the Metro Edge products to the public. Metro Edge is a data base, linked to the Community Profiles Data, that allows large and small business to find the perfect urban locations for new or expanded use in manufacturing, retail development and housing development. That same data also allows neighborhood associations, institutions and individuals to build their case for, or against, any new plans for their community. The work was done through Grand Valley State University and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy.
Grand Rapids Public Schools
I helped develop a successful campaign to raise funding through a bond issue to continue the successful transformation plan set out three years ago by the Superintendent and Board of Education.
Candidate for Judge
I assisted her campaign committee on literature development, targeting voters and public relations. I'm happy to say she won her election! The first woman ever elected to the Kent County District County Court election, now on the bench of the Family Division of the 17th District Court.
Sheriff Tom Reich
Eaton County Sheriff
For the second time I assisted his campaign team with messaging, literature development, targeting voters, social media use and fighting back against an onslaught of negative attacks. He was outspent by thousands of dollars, he stood up for his department in the wake of a shooting incident and other public scrutiny. He did. We did. He won.
Candidate for Wexford County Commission
I helped first timer Judy to understand the nature of politics, how to develop literature, contact voters and raise money. She easily won her election against an incumbent.
First United Methodist Church
I assisted the Pastor and staff with their feature annual concert with the Sons of Serendip. I developed fund raising packets and helped procure the production equipment and other general advice.
Third Coast Recording Company
Bill Chrysler is one of the foremost touring audio engineers in the world. Bill is still touring occasionally with long time clients John Meyer and Maroon 5. He opened a studio in Grand Haven, MI several years ago called Red Wall North. He now has expanded that operation to become Third Coast Records in a much larger building. I have assisted him with branding, developing a web site, working as a business and marketing advisor.
The Law Offices of Sean Patrick Cox
Sean Cox is a local attorney specializing in Elder Law. I helped with his community outreach and profiling efforts and also assisting his marketing team to maintain their work in branding.