Symposia Labs Moves Offices, Expands Staff

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (October 9, 2019) – Symposia Labs of Grand Rapids and Holland, Michigan, has moved into a larger office at 601 5th St. NW, Suite 100 in the Widdicomb Building in Grand Rapids’ northwest side to accommodate their growing needs. As the company expands its staff of 11 with 2-3 more employees expected… Read more »

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Getting To Know Tim Haines

Symposia’s founder is fueled by his hunger for knowledge and passion for education. Get to know Tim Haines! Tell us a little about your background. Marketing and strategy had me hooked early in life. I opened Tim’s Candy Store at age 11 in my hometown of Rochester, New York. After graduating from Hope College, I started… Read more »

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Getting To Know Kara Wassink

Kara joined the Symposia team in 2019 as our all-around administrative guru. Get to know Kara! Tell us a little about your background. I have administrative experience and I worked as a marketing intern for the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce. After graduating from Hope College with a degree in Communications and a minor in… Read more »

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Getting To Know Kristen Haveman

Copywriter Kristen Haveman has been with Symposia since 2014. Get to know Kristen! Tell us a little about your background. I’ve always been interested in some form of content creation (whether or not that’s what it was called at the time) by way of writing. I started working in digital marketing in 2011 in everything from… Read more »

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Getting To Know Baylee Heeringa

Having started out as an intern, Baylee is a digital marketing project manager, overseeing many facets of our client work and internal processes. Get to know Baylee! Tell us a little about your background. I am from Momence, Illinois. In 2019, I became a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University, earning a Bachelors of Science with a… Read more »

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Why Marketing?: Lucy Blair of Calhoun County Government

Our “Why Marketing?” series gives industry leaders a chance to speak about the importance of marketing. Lucy Blair is the communications manager for Calhoun County Government. Located midway between Chicago and Detroit, Calhoun County Government in southern Michigan connects with its community and visitors through digital marketing tools including social media and email automation. “Marketing,… Read more »

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Getting To Know Ann Van Heest

Ann Van Heest has been a project manager with Symposia since 2017. She’s a familiar (and friendly!) face to many of our clients. Get to know Ann! Tell us a little about your background. I grew up in Holland, Michigan, and have a degree in Communications from Taylor University in Indiana. I started my career in… Read more »

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Why Marketing?: Vanessa Kroepsch of Fox Motors

Our “Why Marketing?” series gives industry leaders a chance to speak about the importance of marketing. Vanessa Kroepsch is a digital marketing analyst with Fox Motors, an auto dealership with 50 locations. Because the digital world is rapidly changing, Vanessa finds that “continuous education is very valuable.” Not only for digital marketers but also for… Read more »

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Why Marketing?: Bri Lynn of Ready For School

Our “Why Marketing?” series gives industry leaders a chance to speak about the importance of marketing. Bri Lynn is a project coordinator with Ready For School, a West Michigan community initiative. Ready For School works to ensure that every child enters kindergarten prepared to succeed by equipping parents through integrated support of the Holland/Zeeland/Hamilton communities…. Read more »

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