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A Note From The President

Director of Education, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
2010-2011 President, MPI Potomac Chapter

Over the next month, PMPI is offering you a variety of opportunities to help you excel in your job. Come discover how to hone your facilitation skills during our next Grab and Go Series or share best practices and learn from your peers at our upcoming roundtable discussions breakfast. And if you just need some time to relax this summer, and would like to go on a "free" summer vacation then, read below to find out how PMPI can you help you win a trip to Hollywood. And finally please come out and celebrate with us at the Evening of Stars on June 16 to honor our industry peers. I look forward to seeing you at one of the many opportunities highlighted in this month’s Potomac Connections. Continue to make the most out of your membership, stay connected and engaged and follow us on: , , and .

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Attendee Interactive Services
Upcoming Events
Whether it is in your professional or personal life, at some point or another everyone is called upon to facilitate a meeting of the minds. Come to our grab and go session and pick up some quick tips on how to hone your facilitation skills. Join Andrea Cole as she shares with you how to engage your audience in the learning process. Thursday, May 26, 2011, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Council for Advancement of Support and Education Washington, DC
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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport

Have you ever wondered "What is a Hybrid Meeting?" or "Where is our Industry heading?" We are creating the perfect setting to get these and more of your questions answered. We have listened to you our members on what you would like to know more about, so this is your opportunity, don’t miss out, register today.
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The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Washington DC.

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Attention PMPI Planners - 500 lucky Hosted Buyers are going to see U2 on June 22! AIBTM is holding a sweeps for Hosted Buyers and each winner will get to see Bono in action. PMPI has even better news. AIBTM has provided us with 10 of those concert tickets. How can you win one? Simple, just be one of the first 10 planners using our group code PMPI-2011 to sign up for the Hosted Buyer Program and a ticket is yours! Be sure to use the code "PMPI-2011" when you register for qualification to credit PMPI. Click here for details.
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News and Announcements
NOMINATIONS FOR OUR FINAL SHINING STAR AWARD ARE OPEN NOW! Please review the PMPI Shining Star program with your committee members and help us generate nominations for many of our very deserving volunteer members.

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Don’t forget the Juicy Juice! When the Community Outreach Committee gets together for a project, details for everyone’s comfort - even pint sized people, aren’t overlooked!
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NOW it is time to start the process of finding the Charity of the Year for PMPI's 2011-2012 Year! If you have a Charity that is near and dear to your heart please think about nominating it for our Charity of the Year!

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All positions are open! The best way to get work experience and learn some responsibility is through an internship. It is a great way to further career development and help you get a job after college. Current Openings: American Land Title Association E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. Meeting Management Services, Inc.
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Examination Date is July 23, 2011. PMPI CMP Spring 2011 Study Course Monday, April 18, 2011 - Monday, June 27, 2011 The Westin Arlington Gateway.

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If you are looking for some financial assistance, please apply for a scholarship WWW.PMPI.ORG. Go to Career Resources heading and the PMPI Scholarship - PMPI Cares tab and fill out the application. Apply now for these scholarships or let us know what you need!
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Well now’s your chance! PMPI is teaming up with the Southern California Chapter for a recruitment campaign.

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PMPI has many opportunities for you to showcase your company.
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In the latest issue of the Potomac Memo find the Where in the PMPI World? Advertisement. Identify the place in the photograph by completing the entry below. One lucky winner will be drawn at random.
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You recently received an email request to complete a survey about your membership experience with Meeting Professionals International. Please note this is different than our chapter satisfaction survey.
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Congratulations are in order for the 49 meeting industry professionals who just earned the Certified Meetings Managements Certification (CMM). MPI’s CMM educational program provides experienced and highly accomplished members of our global meeting industry community the opportunity for personal career advancement and professional recognition.
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Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Marriott Hotels of New Orleans
PMPI Strategic Partners





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