CONGRATULATIONS TO MEETING PROFESSIONAL OF THE FOURTH QUARTER 2013-2014: Samah Menoufy, Wynn | Encore, has been named Meeting Professional of the Fourth Quarter 2013-2014 in recognition for her exceptional leadership of the Gala Committee and commitment to helping produce another outstanding MPINCC event.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS: Nine annual awards were presented at the Annual Gala & Silent Auction. CLICK HERE to see who won these prestigious chapter awards. Additionally, Meeting Professional of the Year 2013-2014 was presented to Christa Mekki at the August Professional Education Program. Congrats to Christa!
ORACLE OPENWORLD TOUR: Join us for a tour of Oracle OpenWorld's award-winning Sustainability Practices on Wed., Oct. 1 at 1:15pm. 30 complimentary tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis to MPINCC members. Contact Community Involvement Chairs Elizabeth Brown, CMP or Melanie Lucero for information or to register. Registration deadline is Sept. 26.
YOUR OPINION MATTERS: Thank you for responding to the MPI 2014 Chapter and International Member Satisfaction Survey. One hundred sixty-six MPINCC members responded to the survey (19.7% response rate). The chapter pledged a $500 incentive for a randomly drawn name from respondents. MPI staff in Dallas did the honors and we are excited to announce that Marilee Sonneman, CMP, DMCP of Spotlight Events Consulting, Inc. is the lucky winner. Click here for survey results.
The Chapter Needs Assessment Survey conducted in April saw a 16.7% response rate and yielded valuable insight from members about the chapter's success in satisfying members' needs. Those who completed the survey were automatically entered into a drawing for $500. Jamie Starzyk of Queen of Cups Tarot is the winner of the drawing.
UPDATED CMM PROGRAM: MPI and GBTA have joined forces to create the updated CMM Program. CLICK HERE for details.
CURRENT MEMBERS: Are you up for renewal in the month of September? Renew your membership in September and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for either a 6 month extended membership OR a complimentary CMP Study Kit (valued at $312) OR an MPI Store shopping spree (Pick any 5 MPI Store items at no cost - CMP Study Guide excluded from offer.)
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MPI FOUNDATION NEWS
The MPI Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing them professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The MPI Foundation also propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding innovative research and industry initiatives that support MPI's strategic plan. Click here for the latest Foundation stats and information.