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On July 18, MPISCC chapter members escaped from the city heat and gathered together for an unforgettable summer getaway in Malibu at the 2019 Summer Soiree.  From vineyard to beach, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a curated VIP experience at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club. 
  
Sept 18, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Los Angeles, 90028




October 16, 2019: Educational Luncheon at the Andaz, West Hollywood
January 28, 2020: State of the Industry Educational Luncheon at City Club, Los Angeles
February 20-22, 2020: (WE)Con 2020 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
June 18, 2020:  Installation & Gala Awards Dinner at Terranea Oceanfront Resort.

Mix Business with California beach leisure.
Annenberg Community Beach House
From team-building exercises to executive presentations, meetings to retreats, the site allows your group to mix business with California beach leisure and historic Hollywood glamour. The Annenberg Community Beach House is also available for filming, and still photography shoots. www.annenbergbeachhouse.com
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Become an integral part of the success of MPISCC while networking more intimately and learning skills that will help you to advance your career.  Volunteer experience strengthens any resume! Choose the committee that suits your interests and professional goals...or an area that you are looking to learn about!
   
Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
      
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
   
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We lost one of our own this month, Gary J. Rosenberg. Gary was a friend, colleague, mentor and chapter leader and left an indelible mark on the hospitality community.

Gary served as the President of our chapter from 1984-1985 with passion and dedication, and throughout his life he remained committed to teaching and inspiring the future leaders of our industry. He was often known as “Mr. MPI."



Business meets views: High Roller Las Vegas
Caesars Entertainment Corporate-Citywide Attractions
From team-building to client parties to convention receptions, host a business experience your guests will never forget when you schedule your next corporate event on the world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller Las Vegas. Private cabins, banquet space and wheel buyouts are all available.
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What can some of history's greatest figures can teach us about the importance of staying the course despite setbacks? Class with Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Babe Ruth is in session.
   
Levity Entertainment Group
      
New York Food Company
   

The prestigious RISE award recognizes an MPI chapter or club for achievement in advancing the education and professional development of its members through innovative and creative programming. 

Generating sponsorship revenue can be one of the biggest challenges a chapter faces.  In 2017-2018, the MPI Southern California Chapter came up with a solution: an online advertising portal where vendors could instantly purchase advertising and sponsorship opportunities. “Throughout our industry, the pace of work is getting faster and faster,” says Kristin Twombly, CMP, president-elect for the chapter and a senior meeting planner with Capital Group. “We’re expected to do more and more with less and less time.”

The portal is a simple one-page site where potential sponsors can see all of the individual advertising opportunities available tp them. Options include dedicated email blasts, website, and social media ads. In the past these were marketed primarily in an advertising prospectus. In addition, the chapter was able to use its existing web technology to make the project happen.

“We started adding marketing opportunities directly into our registration, and got some good feedback on that,” Twombly says. “With the click of a button, you can purchase advertising opportunities.”

This tool, which is PCI compliant, is regularly audited for payment contributions The Southern California Chapter then created a campaign to market the ease of partnering and advertising with MPI SCC via the portal. Prior to the launch, most sponsors were local  Southern California based. Since it  the portal was launched, the chapter reported, there have been requests and visits from potential partners in other states throughout the US and in countries such as Canada, France, Poland, Russia and the UK. Revenue has in turn increased by 150 percent over the previous year, with the chapter generating an additional $18,750 in advertising.

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