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Upcoming Events

The MPI Potomac Chapter will once again be participating in the Big East Chapter Reception at WEC. This event is in partnership with the Greater New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia chapters. 

Advance registration for the reception is $10, and all funds raised will be donated to Say Goodnight to Hunger, a food bank in Toronto.

When:  Sunday, June 16, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where:  Omni King Edward Hotel in the historic Crystal Ballroom, Toronto, Canada

Register here!

Please join us for an evening of tribute to the Stars of MPI Potomac!

Like the Golden Globes, we will dine on culinary delights from our hosts, the new Hilton Washington DC National Mall, as we recognize the top in our chapter and industry.


Celebrate with our honorees and winners at a networking dessert reception following the dinner program.

Be present to hear who will win the below awards and welcome the installation of our new Board of Directors.

Marketplace Excellence Award
Rising Star of the Year
President's Award
Planner of the Year
Supplier of the Year
Committee of the Year
MPI Potomac Chapter Leader
Distinguished Leader

Monday, June 24
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Hilton Washington DC National Mall
960 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024
Metro: L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station

Venue Details:
A Silver LEED-certified hotel, the Hilton Washington DC National Mall is just steps from a wealth of DC attractions, corporations and federal offices. Walk to the White House, monuments, museums and the Southwest Waterfront, or take our elevator down to L’Enfant Metro Station to connect easily with greater DC, Maryland and Virginia. Distinctive rooms, stunning views, on-site dining, a resort-style pool, stylish event space, an executive lounge — we have everything you need to thrive in our nation’s capital.
Experience a modern flair that incorporates a contemporary design.

Click here to register!

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    Carrie Donahue, KPMG LLP                              Annalisa Berryhill, Kimpton Hotels

The Membership Recognition and Engagement Committee is led by Linda Minor, VP of membership, Carrie Donahue, board of director, and Annalisa Berryhill, committee chair. The purpose of the committee is two- fold: to nurture the ongoing dialogue between members and chapter leadership and to recognize and show genuine appreciation for the MPI Potomac volunteers who share their time and expertise with the chapter and the industry. Chapter projects led by the committee include the MPI Shining Star Award, member birthday recognition and the Evening of the Stars awards that showcase the best of the best in the industry.

Success for this committee includes welcoming new and nonmembers to attend chapter events and education sessions. The committee also provides them with information about the chapter and how to get involved, and it helps them make connections with more seasoned members. Everyone is welcome to join the committee. Members can get involved by volunteering their time at events such as manning the membership table, assisting with logistics of the Insider and Ambassador program before every E2 or with the Evening of the Stars event at the end of the year.


Congratulations again to all of the 2018-19 Star Award winners listed below!

November 2018 - Lura Bobbitt, American Iron and Steel Institute

December 2018 - Brian Chung, Visit Baltimore

February 2019 - Evan Nielson, AARP

March 2019 - Barbara Hutchison, 1-N-Only

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Get off the beaten path & meet in the unexpected

Consider a waterfront destination just minutes from D.C. alive with over 200 restaurants, boutiques and museums set amongst centuries of history. Nestled in the heart of it all, four-star boutique and conference hotels accommodate groups up to 700. Alexandria, VA, named a 2019 #3 Best Small City by Condé Nast Traveler is a destination guaranteed to excite attendees and ignite a spark in your next meeting.

Take a quick peak at Old Town’s new vibe
The Resort at Pelican Hill in care of Irvine Company
National 4-H Conference Center
The Cavalier Virginia Beach
Visit Buffalo Niagara