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Experience Grand Rapids Media Contacts

Emily Capron

Emily Simms

Community Event & PR Manager
AKA: Queen of Social Gatherings


Karolina Haines

Karolina Haines

Marketing Coordinator
AKA: Circus Coordinator
(616) 233-3571

Contact Emily for information on the impact of tourism and its importance to the local economy, as well as the details on local events and promotions. She can also help connect you with local media members, community figures and Experience Grand Rapids personnel.

She's always looking for new ways to increase awareness of Grand Rapids and Experience Grand Rapids, so she's a great brainstorming partner for you.


Travel journalists and bloggers should contact Karolina for information and assistance with any Grand Rapids-related stories. She can provide facts and images, connect you with community sources, and facilitate on-site visits and appointments.

She generates an ever-changing array of attention-grabbing story ideas, so she can help you find a topic or direction that will engage your readers.