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In This Issue
A Note From The President
At MACE! 2016, we introduced a new initiative designed to help our MPI Potomac Board of Directors begin to shape our three-year strategic plan by hosting our first "Listening Tour" session.

We invited a cross-section of our members who represented our different demographics including member type (e.g., planner, supplier) and member tenure (e.g., 0-5 year member, 15 year member) and ended up with an intimate focus group of some of our newest planner members and a tenured supplier member who provided us with valuable feedback and insight. Some of the questions asked included:
  • Why did join MPI and what do you value about your membership?
  • What would make you not renew your membership next year or in the future?
  • What is one thing the Potomac chapter should start, stop or continue doing to enhance your experience?

We look forward to hosting additional "Listening Tour" sessions across the next few months in various locations across our chapter area. If you would like us to be invited to participate in an upcoming session or have feedback you would like to share, please contact President-Elect Tammy Kockaya at or Leadership Board Director Carla Hunt at

Please mark your calendar to attend our Evening of Stars Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 23 at the Carnegie Library, where we will preview our strategic direction, recognize chapter members and leaders, and celebrate our many successes across the year.
Galveston Island CVB
I loved MACE 2016 because I really enjoyed the _________________."

"... networking."
Michelle Coombs

"... sparks flying from all of the great ideas shared." 
Michele Moker

"... people I met."
Amy O'Malley, CMP

"... 10th anniversary celebration."
Tammy Kockaya, CMP, CMM

"... networking breaks, keynotes, meet Gen Y workshop."
Alex Plaxen, MTA

"... people."
Michelle Ragland

"... educational offerings."
Kaitlin Felix

"... awesome venue."
Carla Hunt

We hope to see you at MACE 2017!

Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
Monterey County CVB
News and Announcements
PMPI's bimonthly magazine, Engage, is always available online. Don't miss our current issue, with features about strategizing buzz and creating ROE (Return on Experience), as well as a look at how CVBs are going mobile. We also introduce ConnectPMPI and highlight Washington, D.C., in our destination spotlight.

With each issue, we're always looking for contributors and ideas that will educate and inspire PMPI. If you're interested in writing an article for the magazine, which could earn your CMP credit, email Michelle Coombs at

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