Media production company founder next up in entrepreneurship series

contact: Alyssa Benson
| WMU News
Headshot, Kevin Romeo.

Romeo

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The founder of Rhino Media will be the next speaker in the Entrepreneurship Forum speaker series at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

WMU alumnus Kevin Romeo will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (269) 387-6059 or at wmich.edu/business/e-rsvp. Free parking is available in Fetzer Center Lot 72F.

Rhino Media and Romeo

Romeo is a CEO, founder, entrepreneur and filmmaker. He started Rhino Media in 2010 while working as a substitute teacher. Rhino has since grown from a two-person company to a 20-person enterprise.

The company is a multifaceted media company with an emphasis on storytelling and relationship-building. Rhino produces films, animations and commercials shot for clients local and around the globe. Local clients include WMU, Heritage Guitar Inc. and Dark Horse Brewing Co.

Rhino Media has won two gold and two bronze awards from the American Advertising Federation of West Michigan, one of the bronze awards being for its two-minute "Memories of East Campus" film for WMU's Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Romeo graduated from WMU in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in business.

Entrepreneurship Forum

Entrepreneurship Forum is a monthly series sponsored by BlueOx Credit Union and hosted by WMU's Haworth College of Business. The forum brings stories of entrepreneurs and startup success to the greater Kalamazoo community. To learn more about the series, visit wmich.edu/business/entrepreneurship-forum.

Future Entrepreneurship Forum Speakers

  • March 16, Roxanne Leder, owner, Decadent Dogs
  • April 13, Regi Kurien, president, Amhawk

For more information or to RSVP, call (269) 387-6059 or register at wmich.edu/business/e-rsvp. To suggest an entrepreneur who should be considered for the series, contact Alyssa Benson at alyssa.benson@wmich.edu.

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