West Michigan film industry topic of April luncheon

Rick Hert

Rick Hert

Rockford Chamber of Commerce brings Rick Hert as speaker

For the past 93 years, the West Michigan Tourist Association has been serving the 41 western counties in the lower peninsula of Michigan. Rick Hert has served as their executive director for the past five years as well as the executive director of Circle Michigan, a statewide group tour marketing organization in 2005-2006.

Rick has recently been named film commissioner of the new West Michigan Film Commission working in conjunction with WMTA. WMFO responsibilities include advocating for and attracting filming to our region.

Prior to coming to WMTA, Mr. Hert served chambers of commerce and CVB in the Pacific Northwest since 1980 earning several certificates in tourism marketing and an MBA.

Join other business people on Monday, April 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at North Kent Golf Course. The golf course is located at 11029 Stout Avenue.

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