MPI So Cal Connect
MPISCC gathered at the beautiful Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club on July 14th for the chapter’s 2021 Board Installation and Awards. The attire was “Malibu Chic,” DJ Ivy was spinning, bubbles were pouring, attendees were snapping photos at the Oh Snaptastic! Photobooth - and just like that, the chapter was back together again for the first chapter event since the pandemic.
Certainly some folks felt like they had to get back into their groove if this was their first large gathering since COVID, but the group couldn’t have been more welcoming and respectful. The space was also perfect for transitioning back to in-person since it was completely indoor-outdoor – Malibu at its finest.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 I 4:30 PM
Back by popular demand, the MPISCC Virtual Book Club has selected yet another best-seller to sink our collective teeth into! Please join us for a lively chapter discussion as we focus on the fantasy fiction novel, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.
Increase your book-count for the year while embracing this chapter opportunity to grow your industry community connections!

Thursday, October 28, 2021

On October 28 Mandi Graziano will share real life hospitality stories from her new book, Sales Tales: The Hustle, Humor and Lessons Learned From a Life in Sales. Her message will help you redefine your Business Bedside Manner™ to become an effective  business partner.   

Registration opening soon.


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At Lattes on Location, we believe there’s something special about the power of a great cup of coffee to bring people together, spark conversation, and make them feel taken care of. 

We bring refined coffee beverages and exemplary service to meetings and events all over the Southern California area. We create delicious specialty drinks using high-quality ingredients in order to get our customers exactly the drink they're looking for. Talk to us about your next event! We are here to cater to your every need, making your life easier and more delicious all at once.

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Maria Dumas, Owner and son, Matthew Dumas of Lattes on Location Pictured at the MPISCC Family Reunion, August 16, 2021


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About Expo, Inc.

At Expo, we make all kinds of events all kinds of easy with the Expo Pass event technology platform. Our future-thinking technologies give organizers the tools to plan, track, and host any kind of event, both in-person and virtual. And our intuitive products are designed so organizers can hit the ground running. That doesn’t mean we’re ever out of reach though. From day one, we pair each client with a dedicated Event Success Manager, which is really just our way of saying, “We know you got this. But we’re always here if you need anything.” We get that events are more than just technology. Events are about people. And we’ve helped millions of people connect, talk, laugh, and think… Say hi anytime.

Each month, MPI Southern California Chapter is featuring one of our members to get to know them and highlight their contributions to the chapter and the industry overall.
For the month of August, we connected with Jaki Baskow, Founder and CEO of  Baskow Talent and Founder and Owner of the Las Vegas Speakers Bureau. Jaki celebrates 20 wonderful years with the chapter this month. 
Read on to learn more about Jaki's life and career!
Pacific Palms Resort


As summer comes to a close, the BMW Performance Center at The Thermal Club near Palm Springs is the perfect place to host your next group event. 

After your team forms new bonds while enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, enjoy lunch prepared by their on-site private chef. The experience is so engaging that the only time you’ll see a cell phone out is to shoot video or photos of your HOT LAP! 

There are so many ways to design your day. With three luxury on-site meeting spaces and a dining area with world-class track and desert mountain views, you'll need to come back again. Make that definitely ;-)

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Comic Entertainer
With a wit faster than his hands, Abbit The Average a.k.a. Jeff Abbit combines jaw-dropping magic with almost-nothing-dropping comedy juggling. He even tosses in some unexpected LOL prop comedy. 
His high-energy Comedy Magic & Juggling Variety Show is packed with amazement, non-stop laughs and audience participation. It’s a one-of-a-kind engaging and unforgettable entertainment experience that’s anything but average.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people are becoming increasingly eager to attend and host live events. Unfortunately, COVID-19 remains a threat, as cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are increasing throughout the country. With a large portion of the country still unvaccinated and more transmissible mutations of the virus, like the Delta variant appearing, COVID-19 testing remains as vital as ever. 
Why Should Everyone Test?
The reason why events increase the risk of transmitting COVID-19 is simple. The more people a person comes into contact with, the more likely they will be exposed to the virus.
Large gatherings, especially those with ten people or more, bring together people from different geographical areas and social communities. It also exposes them to each other for an extended period of time, providing a greater opportunity for the virus to spread.
The heart of Hoilistic Bodywork - provide tools to help reduce stress in life’s daily moments. 
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Industry News
Jason Gewirtz of SportsTravel shares his experience attending this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo and the safety lessons meeting planners can take away.
Wouldn't it be great to know how much better virtual meetings are for the environment than their in-person counterparts? One engineering firm has done the work to provide planners with reference points.
The first step is to have a plan in place that allows attendees to inform your organization. The next step is to report it to other attendees and possibly public health officials.
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