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Galveston Island CVB
The Challenge: Recruit like-minded professionals who are not members of the Potomac Chapter (PMPI).

The Reason: So meeting professionals can connect, prosper and grow in the profession.

The Reward: Recruit members from September 12, 2013 to December 23, 2013 and be eligible to win $500 cash.

Click here for details. 

On your marks, get set, go ... see you at the finish line.

As a meeting professional who intends to thrive, you will learn how to create your future instead of having it created for you. Be equipped with tips and tools on how to become a Chief Breakthrough Officer in life and business. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves by engaging your head, heart and hands in this experience.
Simon T. Bailey leads this inspiring and invigorating session, in which you'll learn how to:
* Adapt a new mindset by identifying your key area of improvement that will positively impact your team and company.
* Leverage your energy and knowledge to maximize your career opportunities.
* Create a clear picture on how to drive value in the midst of uncertainty.
If you want to get a head start, then download or invest in a copy of the book "Release Your Brilliance." Shift Your Brilliance is the new methodology that will be shared during this session.

Our 2014 MACE! conference will take place on February 25-26, 2014 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. This year’s conference features five high-level educational tracks, more than 20 interactive sessions and workshops, the Flipped Marketplace and an Expo Hall. The educational sessions will provide attendees with instant knowledge that they can apply to their everyday work; while the workshops, Reversed Marketplace and Expo will deliver the tools planners and suppliers need to advance their professional life and career.

Click here for registration information.
Serving on the PMPI Board of Directors is your incredible opportunity to expand your network, distinguish yourself from your peers and contribute to the continuing success of the Potomac Chapter. We are looking for individuals who want to advance our industry and see our chapter's role in this task. Also, we are looking for individuals who want others to succeed and help to make decisions that will affect positive outcomes for the entire chapter. Does this sound like anyone you know? Encourage them to apply or take the leap yourself! 

The Nominating & Governance Committee is currently seeking candidates to serve in the following leadership positions for the 2014-2015 PMPI Board of Directors: 

 President-Elect (three-year commitment, with automatic succession to President in 2015-2016 and Immediate Past President in 2016-2017)
 Vice President of Education (two-year term)
 Vice President of Finance (two-year term)
 Vice President of Membership (two-year term)
 (5) Board Directors (two-year term)

The Board of Directors is currently comprised of 17 chapter members (seven Executive Committee members and 10 Board Directors). Matthew Wales will serve as the 2014-2015 PMPI Chapter President.

For further information, please visit our website at and to access the Candidate Interest Form. Be sure to reach out to our current board including myself with any questions you may have. I can be reached at (202) 459-4690 or So now, what are you waiting for?! Here is your chance to help shape the future of PMPI's Hall of Fame. Apply today! 

Our planner community loves to Buy PMPI! The support of our sponsors does not go unnoticed and has yielded great business results for our contributors. Get your organization in the spotlight and leave your imprint in the PMPI Hall of Fame. Sponsorship opportunities range to fit everyone’s budget and help your company Make Your Mark! Any way you participate you are sure to be a remembered!
Click here to see the PMPI MACE 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities available.

And please contact Melissa Benowitz, MACE Sponsorship Chair, for more details:

Melissa Benowitz, CMP
Phone: (301) 948-4600

Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
Upcoming Events
We all need to shift our plans periodically to be on the rate path for success. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reinvent that plan. So join us on January 7, 2014 at the Loews Madison Hotel to learn from best-selling author and "Good Morning America" contributor Tory Johnson on how a shift empowered her to great successes, leading her to a happier, healthier and better life!

Click here for details and to register today!
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as well as information about the resources we have to offer you.