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Why did you join MPI?  To grow my professional network, industry knowledge and to collaborate with like-minded colleagues. How long have you been in the meetings/hospitality industry?  14 years How did you decide to get involved in this business?  What influenced you?... Read more »
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Tell us about your business and your current job. I am currently a corporate group sales manager at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. I work to find groups that are a good fit for both our hotel and the client. This is an exciting time for the hospitality... Read more »
by Denise Woods, CMP, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
CMP questions

Quiz Yourself – This Month’s CMP Questions

1. The site selection process involves all but which of the following steps? a. identifying the objectives b. identifying attendee profile c.  establishing the budget d.  establishing an emergency action plan 2. All but one of the following items can be found in the... Read more »
Membership news

February Anniversaries

1 year Kari Tomlinson Billie Jo Allen Erin Halvorson Lisa Coughlan, CRPC Diane Rose   3 years Susan Brauer, CME   4 years Sydney Wolf   5 years Claire Walden   10 years Heather Lanka   Read more news>> Read more »
Feature article

Letter from the President - Get Involved!

Theme: Get Involved! So now that we are a month into 2018 – how are your New Year’s Resolutions going?  Are you nailing it or are you wavering a little bit?  One of my favorite speakers on the circuit – Chad Hyams – had posted this saying on twitter. “You will never... Read more »
Membership news

Get Ready, Get Set, Go Get a Scholarship

Get Ready Review the application so you are prepared with the materials you need to submit a winning application Determine which scholarship is most beneficial to you and your career Get Set Review the notes you took at the monthly chapter meetings so you can provide... Read more »
Association news, Education news

Top Three Ways You Benefit from attending iConnect

Education! – Hear from some of the best in the industry- Michael Dominquez, James Spellos and Sarah Sladek as our keynote speakers. If that doesn’t do it for you our special guest and emcee Shawna Suckow will guide us through the day. Plus we have some killer breakouts on a... Read more »
Association news, Education news

March Monthly Meeting - The Disaster Experience

Join your local peers for an action packed 90-minute hands on simulated experience facilitated by Joy DesMarais-Lanz.  Participants are the meetings & event management team of their trade association’s three-day annual conference. The meeting has an unfriendly... Read more »
Association news, Membership news

Get your Mingle on with MPI!

Join your MPI members on March 15 at the Lumber Exchange Event Center in downtown Minneapolis for a casual few of hours of food, drinks and conversation.  4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Alibi cocktail lounge. Come when you can, leave when you wish. Free for MPI Premier and... Read more »
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  Why did you join MPI?  I joined MPI for a few good reasons; first is to learn, grow and stay in the know of the latest trends for meeting/event planning. Second; is to meet and network with great planners and third to eventually become a Certified Meeting Professional (... Read more »


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