Emily Capron, CTA

Emily CapronCommunity Event & PR Manager

AKA: Queen of Social Gatherings

(616) 233-3577


Manage communication between local media, meetings/trade publications, Grand Rapids community, Experience Grand Rapids and key stakeholders to convey the impact of tourism and its importance to the local economy. Manage Experience Grand Rapids community & media events and sponsorships. Innovate new ways to increase awareness of Experience Grand Rapids.


Bachelor of Arts- Advertising & Public Relations, Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) June 2013, Public Relations, Event Planning, Project Management, Advertising, Marketing.

Professional Affiliations: 

West Michigan Public Relations Society (WMPRSA), Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)

What do you love most about Grand Rapids?

I love the entire scene of the area- from farm-to-fork food to craft beer to community collaborations such as LaughFest to entrepreneurial ideas such as ArtPrize, Grand Rapids is truly an exciting place to be and call home.

What is your favorite season?

Summer- I spend many weekends at the beach in Grand Haven.

What is your favorite space in Grand Rapids to host an event??

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park- this venue has breathtaking views, multiple event spaces to choose from and the staff is great to work with.

What is your favorite Grand Rapids place for breakfast?

Anna's House- Red velvet pancakes, enough said! 


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