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MPI HEARTLAND CHAPTER

DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
I am honored to have the privilege of serving as the MPI Heartland Chapter President for the 2019 - 2020 fiscal year alongside our dedicated and hardworking members of the Board and volunteers.

To begin, I would like to thank our Immediate Past President, Cheryl Math and our Incoming President, Joan Kranovich.  Working alongside them has been an amazing experience and going forward into this next year, we will continue to work as a solid team to serve this membership in the best possible manner. 
Our Chapter continues to evolve in a variety of ways. 
  • Our Education Team is working to confirm speakers to address the latest industry challenges we encounter on a daily basis which are beneficial and relevant to our members.  The Education Team is also working with the Office of the President and the Events Industry Council to ensure that we are EIC certified for all of our Chapter meetings.  Bringing more value to each educational session!
  • The Membership Team is listening to our members and capturing their wants and needs.  
  • Our Communications Team is working on new and exciting ways to ensure that the Chapter membership is kept up to date with all of the latest information.  We encourage you to continue to check our Save the Dates and upcoming Chapter Events sections for interesting tidbits.
  • Our Finance Team works diligently to keep financials in check to better serve our Chapter.
  • Our Iowa and Nebraska Social Directors have been busy coordinating the fantastic one of a kind events that assist in keeping all of our members connected while providing a fun and exciting networking opportunity.
  • Our Chapter Administrators are the key to our success.  We would be lost without their expertise.  Their support continues to be appreciated beyond words!
On a special note, we are extremely grateful to our sponsors and volunteers as they have a primary role in our success.  We thank them for their generosity, commitment and continued support of the MPI Heartland Chapter.

I want to thank our volunteers, members and Board of Directors.  Without your dedication, passion, time commitment, creativity, knowledge, and love for the MPI Heartland Chapter we would not be here. You all are the true driving force in making us one of the TOP PERFORMING CHAPTERS within MPI Global.  It is an honor to work with each and every one of you. 

If you have not already done so, I ask you to consider volunteering and joining a committee.  Volunteering is impactful in your personal and professional life…you really do get what you put into it!

Your MPI Heartland Chapter Board wishes to ensure sure that your membership needs are met. If there is anything we can do, please feel free to contact us. 
 
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

-Tara

Tara Platt | MPI Heartland Chapter President 2019-2020
Director of Sales | Hotel Fort Des Moines 
Contact Tara Here >>>
In anticipation of the topic for the January 2020  MPI Heartland Chapter meeting, Connecting Planner/Supplier Relationships for your Events, we are offering an exciting promotion for more planners to attend this meeting. All planners registered before January 10, 2020, will receive $20 off their registration fee.
 
For any Suppliers, students, first time attendees and guests, we encourage you to invite your clients and potential clients to join as your guest at the meeting.  Again, any planners that you register, will receive a $20 discount off the member rate.  (Please register under Suppliers. If you have a guest; select Add Guest, then under Registration Type select Planner and the discount will be applied.)
 
We look forward to connecting all the planners and suppliers in our chapter!
 
JAN 2020
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Membership Updates

PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS


Gina Samci
Marriott International
Lincoln, NE


Gabi Webster
Orion
Omaha, NE


Michelle Petersen
The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center
Muscatine, IA


Sheila Turnbull
John Deere
Urbandale, IA


Julie Huber
Travel & Transport, Inc.
Chicago, IL


Kristy Floyd Crowell
Surgical Care Affiliates
Indianapolis, IN


Sarah Wonder-Agbehia
Omaha, NE

Laura Jaimie
Think Iowa City
Coralville, IA


Laurie Haeder
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Des Moines, IA

 
Nathan Venne
Boston, MA
 

Current Enrollment:

MPI Heartland Chapter is currently 102 members strong! Keep the referrals coming to earn CASH $$$! 

***Please note Current Members***

Please share with non-MPI members:  Use Promo Code “Holiday19” removes $100 for NEW preferred or premier planners and supplier membership. Valid from: 12/1/2019 to 12/31/2019.

You can still Refer a Friend and receive $50 cash in your pocket from the Heartland Chapter and a $25 credit from MPI Global toward your membership renewal.

Anniversaries:
 

1 Year (HEY!)

Courtney Allen - 12/17/18
Michelle Mercier - 12/19/18
Carrie Kelly - 12/20/18
Denise Jurisch – 12/21/18
Alysse Barfell – 12/31/18

 

2-5 Years (YAY!)

Gillian Austin – 12/1/14
Tara Platt – 12/17/14
Katie Marie Bradshaw – 12/23/14
Stacie Drozda – 12/5/16

Joe Hoffman – 11/8/17
Taryn Kafer – 11/13/17
Tiffany Conrad – 12/28/17

***Please note Current Members***

Please share with non-MPI members:  Use Promo Code “Holiday19” removes $100 for NEW preferred or premier planners and supplier membership. Valid from: 12/1/2019 to 12/31/2019.

You can still Refer a Friend and receive $50 cash in your pocket from the Heartland Chapter and a $25 credit from MPI Global toward your membership renewal.

Anniversaries:
 

1 Year (HEY!)

Courtney Allen - 12/17/18
Michelle Mercier - 12/19/18
Carrie Kelly - 12/20/18
Denise Jurisch – 12/21/18
Alysse Barfell – 12/31/18

 

2-5 Years (YAY!)

Gillian Austin – 12/1/14
Tara Platt – 12/17/14
Katie Marie Bradshaw – 12/23/14
Stacie Drozda – 12/5/16

Joe Hoffman – 11/8/17
Taryn Kafer – 11/13/17
Tiffany Conrad – 12/28/17

Upcoming Events


SAVE THE DATES OF THE UPCOMING CHAPTER MEETINGS

Jan  16, 2020
Apr  14, 2020
May 21, 2020

Jul  22, 2020
Glen Oaks Country Club, West Des Moines, IA
Stokes Grill & Bar, Omaha, NE  | ***GMID
Embassy Suites Omaha - Downtown/Old Market, Omaha, NE | ***Annual Meeting
Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA

SAVE THE DATE - MPI HEARTLAND CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING
May 21, 2020 - Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market
Make plans to join us for another infamous MPI Heartland dine-around the night prior to the meeting!

Hotel booking link: http://group.embassysuites.com/MPIAnnualMeeting
Rate: $109.00 per night + tax
THANK YOU TO OUR NOVEMBER 2019 MEETING HOST VENUE:
THANK YOU TO OUR ANNUAL SPONSOR:

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