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Scholarship = Success

This year I was awarded a scholarship to pay for my annual membership dues. As a self-employed planner, I am financially responsible for my own professional development so this was a significant help. I believe education and continuous learning is essential to our growth.... Read more »
CMP questions

Quiz Yourself – This Month’s CMP Questions

1.      When AV materials are being used in large meeting rooms, one of the primary requirements is to arrange for maximum seating in the good viewing area.  This can ordinarily be accomplished by using which of the following seating arrangements? a.       wide center... Read more »
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April Anniversaries

1 year Becca Delaney Matt Griess Deanna Merdink Sarah Sathre Kathryn Laulainen Emily Renn Barbara Pappenfus, PhD   2 years Kerri Neinas Jackie Darsow   3 years Amanda Pederson Lindsey Schneider Chris Harrison   5 years Jill Blihovde   10 years Jim Gustafson15... Read more »
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Annual CMP/CMM Recognition Breakfast

“We make our biggest impressions when we are not trying to be impressive.”  A simple sentence but a major message.  That message was at the heart of Joe Schmit’s presentation at this year’s breakfast.  The local award-winning sports anchor, author, community leader and... Read more »
Feature article

Letter from the President - Global Meetings Industry Day

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) brings together leaders from across the meetings and events industry to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, businesses and communities.... Read more »
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EMPI Update: Deadline EXTENDED!

The deadline for submission of EMPI nominations has been extended - the new deadline is Friday, April 20. Use EMPI (“Excellence in MPI”) nominations to recognize your peers (or yourself!) for exceptional contributions to MPI and the Industry. Nominations are easy to... Read more »
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MPI MN UP-CLOSE PROFILE – SUPPLIER - JANELL STACEY

1.      Tell us about your business and your current job. The Intercontinental Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport Hotel is still under construction with the opening to take place this July. Located directly on airport property we will have our own TSA security checkpoint and... Read more »
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MPI MN UP-CLOSE PROFILE – PLANNER - Lindsay Lockman

Why did you join MPI?   Before BCBS, I was with Best Buy planning many events around the twin cities area. I met Kathryn, a current MPI member who invited me to an event. Not only was the event fun and memorable, but I connected with a ton of great people that offered to... Read more »
by Denise Woods, CMP, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
CMP questions

Quiz Yourself – This Month’s CMP Questions

1. Your meeting has a serious financial revenue shortfall.  You have therefore informed the catering manager of the hotel that the luncheon menu, with a steak entree, must not exceed $20.  He agrees to provide a menu at that price.  Which of the following should be your... Read more »
Membership news

Scholarship = Success

Our featured MPI MN scholarship recipient this month is Heidi Cerdas Monge, MBA, CMM, University of Minnesota Medical School: “The MPI scholarship I received allowed me to earn my CMM, which opened up a new community to me and has led to increased career possibilities.... Read more »

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