Staff Spotlight: Mike Spong

Mike Spong is our Multimedia Content Producer and latest staff spotlight. His role is to create content that extends and highlights our position on issues pertaining to the local business community. Learn more about Mike here and read on for a brief Q&A!

Q: What is your background in/what type of work were you in before the Partnership?

A: I am journalist at heart with a background in public relations and television broadcasting. Prior to joining the Partnership I worked in the communications department at Greatbatch.

 

Q: How did your past experience prepare you for your current role at the Partnership?

A: My years almost 8 years in television news allowed me to become a creative thinker, a do-it-yourselfer and a good writer. All of those traits help me to brainstorm new ways to create content to provide our members.

 

Q: Tell us a little known fact about yourself:

A: I love traveling… I have been to 48 of the 50 states and to Walt Disney World over 30 times.

 

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

A: I am a proud Buffalonian. I am a devoted season ticket member to the Bills and Sabres. When I’m not working I enjoy golfing and bowling. I also dabble in some blackjack.

 

Q: Best Buffalo Hidden Gem:

A: Bar Bill tavern. There is not a better wing spot in the country!

 

Q: What is your favorite part about living in Buffalo?

A: You are honestly 20 minutes from everywhere. Everything is so close and convenient. Buffalo is a perfect town to raise a family and enjoy life.