MPI So Cal Connect
Hot off the heels of MPISCC’s Board installation this summer, our community was invited to reunite once again on Sunday, Aug. 15 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.
With safety as a priority, guests were asked to show proof of vaccination or take an on-site COVID test provided by Vivera Pharmaceuticals and Pala Diagnostics.
At registration, attendees then checked themselves in quickly using Expo Pass technology and were instructed to put a colored sticker on their badges indicating their comfort level with social distancing.
Thursday, October 28 I 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM

This virtual event kicks off with 45 minutes dedicated to you — our members. Our informal Chapter Chat will focus on moving forward in a rapidly changing environment. 
After that, gain new insights during our general session featuring author, hospitality sales veteran and conference consultant Mandi Graziano, who will discuss timely topics from her new book  SALES TALES: The Hustle, Humor, and Lessons from a Life in Sales.
Following Mandi's presentation, stick around for a special ticketed event featuring BoucheBox, a company that provides a culinary care package for your food-loving soul. Purchase your specially curated box and hear from MPISCC's own President-Elect Amy Zelinsky about this amazing new business she created during the pandemic! This will be an experience for your senses that you won't want to miss!
Reserve your spot today! REGISTER NOW
While the golf courses in Palm Springs are beginning to close down for reseeding, there is one course that never closes and is guaranteed to pump some adrenaline through your veins: the driving courses at the BMW Performance Center West at The Thermal Club.
The driving schools at the BMW Performance Center West are more than just driving schools; they're one-of-a-kind experiences. This is the place where total control becomes second nature behind the wheel of some of the finest luxury performance cars on the road. All of the BMW programs give you plenty of seat time, professional instruction on closed courses and the premium level of BMW immersion that only the Ultimate Driving Machine® can deliver.
Board position is open!
Are you passionate about engagement and connecting with our members?
MPI Southern California is looking for a director of marketing to join our Board.
Role Description
The director of marketing oversees chapter email strategy to promote events and other important initiatives.  
No experience required; all training is provided.
Interested? Contact today!
Please respond by Sept. 30.
As an MPISCC member, you should have received a separate email about our DEI survey.
This survey has been designed to capture MPISCC's individual voices to learn your thoughts, sentiments and views on various DEI topics. Your feedback will guide us forward as we begin to strategically craft our DEI vision and future.
Our chapter goal is to secure a response rate of greater than 85% of membership for this survey.
Please respond by Sept. 30 to have your voice heard. Here's to celebrating diversity!
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In August, MPISCC’s very own Charles Chan Massey, past chapter president, and Amani Roberts, current chapter president, were each featured in ShoutOut LA. The articles highlight the experiences of both members, and they even each menitoned MPISCC as a contributor to their growth and success! Check out Charles' highlight HERE and Amani’s HERE. Thank you both for sharing your stories!

Shout Out LA's mission is to help change the way people spend money. We want people to spend more of their money with mom-and-pops, small businesses, independent artists and creatives. We think one of the most powerful ways to do that is by putting small business owners and creatives at the center of discussions designed to spark conversation within the community.

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