The holidays always seem to come so fast and this year was no different. The hustle and bustle of the season is upon us and soon we will all be celebrating the New Year. Throughout the holiday I encourage each of you to take some time to reflect on all of the wonderful things that make the season so amazing: family, friends, food & the opportunity to give back to those around you! My hope is that each of you find joy, peace, comfort, and happiness this holiday season throughout the New Year!
MPIKC, VP Communications
Awards & Recognition
o Marriott Kansas City Overland Park
o Bob Compton Photography
o Caesars Entertainment
o Overland Chauffeured Services
o ONYX Meetings & Events
o Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel
o Marriott Caribbean & Latin America
o Diana Midyett Meeting & Event Planning LLC.
o ’37 Steak
o Berbigila’s Roost Fried Chicken & Wood Fired Q
Congratulations to Maria R. Davis, CMP, Missouri REALTORS’ Director of Meetings and Partner Relations, on being the cover feature of Midwest Meetings
magazine 2016 Winter Issue (www.midwestmeetings.com).
Registration Coming Soon... PEC April 2017
Globalize, Energize, Mobilize
MPIKC’s PEC 2017 is for meeting planners, suppliers, students, and hospitality faculty who are struggling to keep apprised of the fast paced changes taking place in the meetings industry.PEC is designed to focus on connecting you with industry experts through keynote, creative breakout and panel discussions as well as rewarding networking sessions.
News & Notes
Calling all HOT TOPICS! In February, MPIKC will be hosting a round
table for suppliers and planners to discuss "Hot Topics!" Do you have a hot topic you want
included? Email Audra Kamin at firstname.lastname@example.org
A gesture that seems so small to one person can make such a big impact on another. During this season of giving (as well as throughout the remainder of the year), I would like to encourage each of you to help support Operation Breakthrough and the families it serves. We are continuing to collect socks and underwear (new please) in sizes 2 – 5T for their clothes closet. If you would like to go a step further, they are also in need of new or gently worn children’s shoes. Other donation items can include household cleaning items, toiletries or non-perishable food items.
Take time to visit the Operation Breakthrough website (www.operationbreakthrough.org) to learn more about this organization. They welcome new volunteers and would be happy with an hour, a day, one time or on a schedule.
We greatly appreciate all the donations that have been collected over the past two months. It is heartwarming to see the support in way of mounds of underwear, socks and shoes! If you have any questions or would like additional information about Operation Breakthrough, please contact me at email@example.com.
Las Vegas Extravaganza! Be one of 2 lucky winners to be drawn in June at the MPIKC Annual Banquet! We have made it easy to buy raffle tickets! Find the VEGAS RAFFLE tab when you register for the next MPIKC event for your chance to win!
- $200 Airline Voucher
- Two-night stay in any of the eight Caesars properties on the strip
- Two tickets for Caesars-owned shows!
- Dinner for two at any Caesars Restaurant
- $30 a ticket or 3 tickets for $75 for a chance to win a trip worth $1,400
Tis the season... Are you up for renewal this month? Renew your MPI membership before 2017 starts and you will be entered into a drawing for one of three great prizes. The winner will pick one! Renew today!
- ½ off registration to WEC 2017 or EMEC 2017
- 6-month extended membership
- Receive 6 complimentary tickets to any chapter event (up to $300). Can be used for six tickets to one event, one ticket to six separate events, or any combination. Must be used by December 2017.
All scholarships for MPIKC are now offered through the MPI Foundation. The MPI Foundation provides MPI members professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships and propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding pan-industry research. Some of the scholarships offered include conference scholarships, membership scholarships for new members, professional development scholarship for industry-related development programs like CMP, CMM, and HMCC, and conference attendance scholarships toward industry-related events like WEC, EMEC, and IMEX. Take advantage of these great opportunities and apply now!
Apply online for a scholarship today!