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A grand opening for a new client, GRandJazzFest and the CET Designer User Conference.

ClearView’s Grand Opening

ClearView Investments, a Registered Investment Advisory firm, celebrated the grand opening of its new office at 1352 Baldwin St. in Jenison in May. IntentPR handled media relations for the event. “We’re excited to be growing as a local investment firm that follows the Free Market approach to investing,” ClearView...

GRandJazzFest 2013

GRandJazzFest, presented by DTE Energy Foundation, wrapped up its free, two-day festival Aug. 17 and 18 with estimates of 9,000 to 10,000 people filling Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids over the course of two days. IntentPR handled public relations for the second annual event. “We’re delighted with the...

Configura’s 6th Annual Conference

Configura, maker of CET Designer software, held its sixth annual CET Designer User Conference in October, a major learning and networking event for users of CET Designer software. IntentPR handled public relations for the event. The sold-out conference in Grand Rapids drew almost twice the number of attendees than...

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Someone once asked me: What’s your philosophy on life?

I thought about it and said: Do good work, treat people with dignity and be in the moment.

I put this philosophy into the work that I do for clients.

IntentPR’s work is communication – developing clean, clear, uncluttered messages – delivered through the right channels. Under the umbrella of communication, IntentPR provides strategic counsel and deliverables in public relations, marketing, event and project management, and writing and publishing.

My name is Molly Klimas, and I own IntentPR. I’ve been serving clients since 1990. I’m an Accredited Public Relations practitioner who helps clients to manage internal and external communications through strategic planning, execution and measurement. My full resume, client list and more are on my LinkedIn site. Here’s the Intent Public Relations video. A collection of print-collateral work for clients is found on my Issuu site. A collection of my books and photography is at MollyKlimas.com.

 

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Recent Blog Posts

November 22, 2013 |

ClearView’s Grand Opening

ClearView Investments, a Registered Investment Advisory firm, celebrated the grand opening of its new office at 1352 Baldwin St. in Jenison in May. IntentPR handled media relations for the event. “We’re excited to be growing as a local investment firm that follows the Free Market approach to investing,” ClearView Investments Partner Karl Holzhueter said. “Our commitment to the Free Market approach makes our strategies different from the typical retail approach.” The ClearView Investments team, all Registered Investment Advisor representatives, brings real-world experience to investing: Two members of the firm have also served in law enforcement, one in nursing and another in education. “Investing for one’s future is not just for already wealthy individuals. Because...

November 22, 2013 |

GRandJazzFest 2013

GRandJazzFest, presented by DTE Energy Foundation, wrapped up its free, two-day festival Aug. 17 and 18 with estimates of 9,000 to 10,000 people filling Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids over the course of two days. IntentPR handled public relations for the second annual event. “We’re delighted with the turnout,” GRandJazzFest Founder Audrey Sundstrom said. “Saturday was extremely well-attended – by the time our headliner took the stage, people were spilling onto Monroe Center and we had to close the street to make room. Sunday also saw great crowds and affirmed our decision to expand to two days.” The inaugural GRandJazzFest in 2012 was a single-day event. Organizers made the decision after the success...

November 22, 2013 |

Configura’s 6th Annual Conference

Configura, maker of CET Designer software, held its sixth annual CET Designer User Conference in October, a major learning and networking event for users of CET Designer software. IntentPR handled public relations for the event. The sold-out conference in Grand Rapids drew almost twice the number of attendees than the previous year’s conference. More than 225 people – office furniture manufacturers, dealers and interior designers – attended the two-day event at DeVos Place Convention Center. Some came from as far away as Hawaii, Mexico and Canada. “Grand Rapids is the right place to be,” Configura CEO Johan Lyreborn said. “We were thinking of ‘floating’ the conference to a different city next year, but everyone...

November 15, 2013 |

On Simplicity

Note: I wrote this blog for Metropolis Magazine’s POV column – view the article at MetropolisMag.com. I’m a writer, so naturally I love words. I love the way they look, sound, are strung together. I love learning about their origins and watching their evolutions. Words on a page can be a painting, spoken words a symphony. Simplicity … a landscape of a lake, a meditative solo on piano. Complexity … the spikes and spires of a Manhattan skyline, the frenzy of a jazz jam session. As words, and as concepts, simplicity and complexity are opposites. But they are not necessarily opposed; their duality provides balance. Even within most things perceived as “the epitome of simplicity” – an...

February 22, 2013 |

Designing Life

Note: I wrote this blog for Metropolis Magazine’s POV column – view the article at MetropolisMag.com. Indulge me. I once wrote a poem called “Profession of Mission” in which I attempted to write a personal mission statement. The poem rambled a bit, begged for clarity in my life’s purpose and ended with the word “crossroads” – no punctuation or finality – intentionally open-ended. I wrote the poem in 2009 at age 44 – clearly the beginning of Mid-Life Crisis. Yes, young’uns, even older folks wonder what to do with the rest of their lives. One week ago, at age 47 – no closer to an answer or closure – I took myself to Manhattan....

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