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MPI-CAC Requests Proposals for Project Management
Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MPI-CAC is seeking an experienced planning professional to support our two signature educational conference events. We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of producing conference events and managing to a

Announcing the 2014-15 MPI-CAC Board of Directors
Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014-15 Board of Directors! The following slate of officers and directors have been approved by the membership for the upcoming leadership year which begins July 1, 2014. President Hali Cooper, CMP

Why I Volunteer: MPI Inspires Me
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Do you want to make a positive difference in our industry? Do you want to Grow your Career and Build your Business? Do you want to bring your time and talents to the largest Chapter of MPI and the most dynamic business

Why I Volunteer: MPI Motivates Me
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Do you want to make a positive difference in our industry? Do you want to Grow your Career and Build your Business? Do you want to bring your time and talents to the largest Chapter of MPI and the most dynamic business

Why I Volunteer: MPI Makes Me Profitable
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Do you want to make a positive difference in our industry? Do you want to Grow your Career and Build your Business? Do you want to bring your time and talents to the largest Chapter of MPI and the most dynamic business

Announcing the 2013-2014 MPI-CAC Board of Directors
Published: Monday, February 25, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Board of Directors! The following slate of officers and directors have been approved by the membership for the upcoming leadership year which begins July 1, 2013. President Bill Kubiak,

MPI Call for Papers
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) invites presenters to provide current and original content proposals that support the following, targeted areas of interest for the upcoming World Education Congress:

MPI Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
Published: Monday, September 24, 2012

The MPI Foundation is passionately committed to a vision of prosperity for the global meetings and events community. It is a vision we are powering through leadership initiatives, research, grants and scholarships to ensure

ALHI's Kevin Hinton Assumes the Reins As Chairman of Meeting Professionals International
Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO (August 2012) – Kevin Hinton (left), Executive Vice President of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), officially accepted the reins as Chairman of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) at the

The future is so bright!
Published: Thursday, July 26, 2012

The MPI Chicago Area Chapter (MPI-CAC) has partnered with Maui Jim Sunglasses and will be giving away 200 brand new pairs of Maui Jim Sunglasses to our members in the 2012-2013 program year! Maui Jim is excited to partner

Happy New Year MPI
Published: Monday, July 2, 2012

MPI-CAC’s very own Kevin Hinton has just assumed the role of Chairman on the International Board of Directors. Learn about Kevin’s goals for the coming year and what he sees as the biggest challenges facing the members of

PRESS RELEASE: Bruce MacMillan to Step Down as President and CEO of Meeting Professionals International
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

For Immediate Release June 18, 2012 Media Contacts: Kristin Moreno Kristinm@schaeferadvertising.com 512.826.7125 Sara Hull Sarah@schaeferadvertising.com 817.372.7934 Bruce MacMillan to Step Down as President

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Award Winners!
Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

MPI Chicago Area Chapter recognizes local members who have made contributions to the overall success of the meeting industry through their passion, professionalism and commitment. Please join us in congratulating the

One Industry. One Voice. Start Here.
Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dear MPI Members, As concerned members of the meeting and event industry you are undoubtedly aware of and following closely the escalating state of affairs surrounding the General Services Administration (GSA). We, at MPI,

Meet the Newest Illinois CMPs
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The CIC announced that 489 individuals passed the January 7, 2012 CMP examination. The examination was held in 15 locations throughout North America as well as Italy, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea. Congratulations to

Announcing the 2012-2013 MPI-CAC Board of Directors
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Board of Directors! The following slate of officers and directors have been selected for the upcoming leadership year which begins July 1, 2012. President Sean Lynch NHS President – Elect

MPI Celebrates 40 Years
Published: Friday, March 16, 2012

MPI is celebrating 40 years as a strong and diverse community of meeting and business event professionals. As the industry has grown and gained prominence, MPI has been at the forefront of providing content, research and

mpiweb.org Gets a Refresh
Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MPI members and website visitors can now engage with our organization, our Professional Development on Demand, and award winning publications in an enhanced web experience unparalleled in the market. With the most recent

MPI WEC 2012 Hosted Buyer Program - Applications now being accepted
Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WEC’s hosted buyer program makes good business sense for planners. Get the one-to-one time you need with the right company and the right contact. The WEC hosted buyer program saves both money and time, allowing you to

Suppliers: Invite Your Favorite Planners to TechCon Before Your Competition Does
Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Would you like the opportunity to impress a client, potential client or break the ice with a new planner? MPI-CAC is asking all suppliers to invite five planners of your choosing to join you at TechCon Chicago 2012 on

New Year, New Hotel Tax Increase
Published: Friday, January 6, 2012

On January 1, 2012, Chicago's hotel tax increased one percentage point to 16.4 percent costing an average of $1.78 more a night. This tax rate is on par with New York City and Las Vegas according to Chicago officials. When

MPI-CAC Leadership Welcomes 2012
Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year from the MPI-CAC Board of Directors! This past year we enjoyed great accomplishments and have positioned our Chapter for greater success in the year ahead. Beginning in 2011, we successfully kicked-off our

McCormick Place Labor Reform Update
Published: Friday, October 21, 2011

This morning Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel were joined by MPEA Trustee Jim Reilly, Frank Libby, John Coli, and Jorge Ramirez for a press conference to announce that MPEA and the labor organizations that represent the

PRESS RELEASE: Two Chicago Area Meetings Industry Organizations Form Innovative Partnership
Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

For Immediate Release October 5, 2011 Two Chicago Area Meetings Industry Organizations Form Innovative Partnership Meeting Professionals International Chicago Area Chapter and HeresChicago.com Team Up to Create Growth

Are You MPI? Do You Love What You Do? We Want to Hear!
Published: Friday, September 23, 2011

MPI's community is full of inspired members whose MPI experience has made a real difference in their personal and professional lives. Meeting and event professionals have a unique calling. We bring people together all sorts

MPI-CAC President Char Shada, CMP interviewed on "Chicago Events Radio"
Published: Monday, August 22, 2011

Our very own MPI-CAC President, Char Shada, CMP, talks with Jim Grillo, CMP the host of "Chicago Events Radio." Jim's radio show focuses on the Chicago meetings, events and hospitality industry. The two talk about membership

MPI-CAC is "Taking it to the Streets"
Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011

The MPI Chicago Area Chapter is “Taking it to the Streets”! MPI-CAC will be out and about talking to our members, reporting live from our chapter events and capturing all of the fabulous personalities of MPI-CAC! The

Is your contact information up-to-date?
Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Time to update your member profile for the Membership Directory! Take a few minutes to ensure that your listing is complete and accurate in a few easy steps. Please update your profile by June 30, 2011. Update your profile

Important News Regarding Supplier Member Dues
Published: Monday, June 20, 2011

June, 2011 Dear Valued MPI Supplier Members, This message is addressed to all of our valued Chicago Area Chapter supplier members. Thank you for being a loyal member! At this point, most of you have received a letter from

Congratulations to the 2010-2011 Award Winners!
Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2011

MPI Chicago Area Chapter recognizes local members who have made contributions to the overall success of the meeting industry through their passion, professionalism and commitment. Please join us in congratulating the

PRESS RELEASE: WEC 2011: Re-designed for the New Rules of Engagement
Published: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

For Immediate Release April 6, 2011 Media Contact: Veleisa Patton vpatton@mpiweb.org 972.702.3098 WEC 2011: Re-designed for the New Rules of Engagement MPI's annual global educational gathering evolves to

Japanese Earthquake Toolkit
Published: Friday, March 18, 2011

Our thoughts and concerns go out to those who have been impacted by the devastating earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami waves that raced across the Pacific. We have been monitoring the situation. PlusPoint, the

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 MPI-CAC Board of Directors
Published: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Welcome to the 2011-2012 Board of Directors! Executive Committee President Char Shada, CMP Experient, Inc. President-Elect Sean Lynch NHS VP - Communications Jiwon McCartney ALLURE Event & Meeting

Introducing the Rewards+ Program. Time for you to get more business.
Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Attention Industry Professionals! MPI-CAC is excited to announce a NEW benefit to members called the MPI-CAC Rewards+ Program. This great new value add to your MPI membership will allow your organization to offer special

Congratulations to Three MPI-CAC Members Slated for the MPI 2011-2012 International Board of Directors
Published: Friday, March 4, 2011

MPI has just announced the proposed slate of candidates for the 2011-2012 MPI International Board of Directors. The slate includes three MPI Chicago Area Chapter members. Congratulations to: Kevin Hinton - Candidate for

Announcing the 2011-2012 MPI-CAC Board of Directors Slate
Published: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March 2, 2011 Dear Chapter Colleague, On behalf of the MPI-CAC Nominating Committee and in accordance with our chapter bylaws, I am pleased to submit the following slate of officers and directors for the upcoming

Economic Impact of U.S. Meetings Revealed
Published: Friday, February 18, 2011

The U.S. meeting industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, $106 billion in GDP, $263 billion in spending, $60 billion in labor, $25.6 billion in state and federal taxes and $263 billion in direct spend. The findings come

MPI-CAC 2011 Award Nominations Deadline Extended!
Published: Friday, February 4, 2011

Each year, we have the opportunity to nominate our peers for prestigious chapter awards, which then get presented at the Annual Awards Recognition Gala to be held in the Spring. The nominations process is quick and easy

A New Way to Connect with MPIWeb Connect
Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011

The way professionals connect to associations is changing, with the focus shifting to content access and online/mobile platforms. MPI is taking the initiative, and setting the stage for how the industry connects. There are

News&Views is Green - Opt In or You're Out!
Published: Monday, January 17, 2011

Did you "opt-in" to receive the hard copy of the News&Views Winter 2011 issue? If not, you can still view the issue in its electronic format. Meeting Professionals International Chicago Area Chapter is committed to

Five Ways to Save on Your MPI Membership
Published: Saturday, January 1, 2011

Membership in MPI is one of the best returns on investment you can make in your personal and professional development. MPI's commitment to making the membership successful by building human connections to knowledge/ideas,

News&Views is Going Green - Opt In or You're Out!
Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010

Meeting Professionals International Chicago Area Chapter is committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Utilizing the website and e-mail messaging, the committees limit the number of direct mail pieces delivered to the

Meeting Industry Day - October 14, 2010
Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Attend The Motivation Show (IT&ME) Oct. 12-14, where you’ll find over 1,000 exhibits, 50-seminars, and unlimited networking opportunities. Make global connections to create one-of-a-kind motivational experiences.

PRESS RELEASE: Trend-Spotting Expert Jeremy Gutsche as Keynote Speaker for 2010 Innovation Luncheon
Published: Monday, September 27, 2010

For Immediate Release September 21, 2010 Meeting Professionals International Chicago Area Chapter Announces Trend-Spotting Expert Jeremy Gutsche as Keynote Speaker for 2010 Innovation Luncheon "The Most Productive 90

Exploiting Chaos at the Motivation Show
Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010

At this MPI-CAC Innovation Luncheon at the 2010 Motivation Show, arm yourself with knowledge of how to transform your workplace into a place where everyone values innovation and ingenuity. Learn inventive strategies to

MPI-CAC Scholarships are Available. Apply Today!
Published: Monday, September 13, 2010

MPI-CAC offers financial subsidies to members that can demonstrate need and commitment. The Professional Education & Membership Grant Program represents one of the many ways the chapter is giving back to its membership

The 2011 MPI-CAC Media Kit is Here
Published: Friday, September 10, 2010

The MPI-Chicago Area Chapter offers a plethora of marketing opportunities and we want you to be a part of them! There is an Opportunity for Every Promotional Need News&Views – Quarterly Magazine News&Views –

MPI Launches a Membership Survey
Published: Thursday, September 9, 2010

The MPI Membership Advisory Council has been researching different membership trends and models over the past years and this year, MPI commissioned Meetings Database Institute to further that research by conducting this

Check Out The Redesigned MPIweb.org
Published: Friday, July 9, 2010

To enhance the member experience and bring focus to our content, MPI redesigned MPIweb.org. MPI’s redesigned site is easy to navigate for a more user-friendly experience delivering ready access to rich content that is

2010 MPI-CAC Needs Assessment Survey Results
Published: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

In April 2010, the Chicago Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International surveyed the membership on aspects regarding educational content, networking opportunities, sponsorship, chapter assistance and volunteer

2009-2010 Committee of the Year Announced
Published: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Congratulations to the Educational Conference & Awards Recognition Committee as being named the 2009-2010 Committee of the Year! The announcement was made at the All Member Day held on June 2, 2010 at the Horseshoe

PRESS RELEASE: MPI-CAC Award Winners Announced
Published: Friday, May 14, 2010

For Immediate Release Meeting Professionals International Chicago Area Chapter Award Winners Announced Unconventional Ceremony Held Throughout Leadership Education & Awards Program - “L.E.A.P.” Chicago, IL – May 14,

Take the 2010 MPI Membership Survey
Published: Friday, May 14, 2010

The annual MPI Membership Survey is the tool that MPI International Headquarters uses assess the value it is delivering to members and make adjustments to increase the value of membership. Based on your comments last year,

Join the MPI-CAC Conversation
Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The latest installment of the Leadership Conversations blog includes a conversation with Terri Breining, CMP, CMM. Terri is a principal with Breining Group LLC, whose focus is facilitating, training and consulting in the

Congratulations to the 2009-2010 Award Winners!
Published: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MPI Chicago Area Chapter recognizes local members who have made contributions to the overall success of the meeting industry through their passion, professionalism and commitment. Please join us in congratulating the

Let Your Voice Be Heard - U.S. Economic Impact Survey
Published: Friday, April 2, 2010

The Convention Industry Council and its 34 member organizations, representing the breadth of the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry, invite you to participate in an important research effort to determine

Are you ready to take a L.E.A.P.?
Published: Friday, March 26, 2010

MPI-CAC has combined the Educational Conference and the Awards Gala and we present you with L.E.A.P. Be prepared for an exceptional conference that delivers you instant results. Thought provoking

Congratulations to the 2010-2011 MPI-CAC Board of Directors
Published: Friday, March 5, 2010

Welcome to the 2010-2011 Board of Directors! Executive Committee President Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM Chicago Indoor Racing Managing Partner President-Elect Char Shada, CMP Experient Strategic Account Manager VP

PRESS RELEASE: Meeting Professionals International Chicago Area Chapter Unveils 2010 Events and Initiatives
Published: Monday, March 1, 2010

For Immediate Release Meeting Professionals International Chicago Area Chapter Unveils 2010 Events and Initiatives Association for Planners Focuses on Member Care, Career Path Support Chicago, IL – March 1, 2010

MPI-CAC Membership & Education Grants Available!
Published: Friday, February 19, 2010

MPI-CAC understands the importance of education and recognizes that many of its members have to support the costs associated with their MPI membership. If you are in need of financial assistance to support your professional

Virtually Attend MPI's MeetDifferent - Free for Members!
Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MPI understands many of the travel restraints members are experiencing whether it’s the economy or the weather! We’ve developed this member bonus to provide you access to our world-class content. The Virtual Access Pass

Vote today for the 2010-2011 Board of Directors Slate!
Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010

Benefits of your MPI membership are the rights to approve amendments to the chapter's bylaws and approve of the slate for each program year's Board of Directors. The votes presented in this message allow you to participate

Find an Expert, Be an Expert
Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Are you looking for guidance in a particular area? Have you mastered an industry topic? MPI-CAC’s Education Programs Committee has just launched the new Subject Matter Expert (SME) Program to serve as a resource database for

MPI Members on the "Recovery Soapbox"
Published: Monday, November 2, 2009

Numerous MPI members participated in the hinton+grusich “Recovery Soapbox” interviews during the 2009 Incentive Travel & Meetings Executives/Motivation Show at McCormick Place. How many can you recognize? Hint: the first

A golden opportunity to show your creativity and graphic design skills!
Published: Monday, October 26, 2009

MPI-CAC is currently looking for a sponsor – a member in good standing who has stellar graphic design skills to help shape the chapter’s branding going forward. What the chapter needs: Headers and banner templates Printed

PRESS RELEASE: Chicagoland Career-Focused Women Take Note: MPI-CAC to Host its 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Nov. 10
Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009

For Immediate Release Chicagoland Career-Focused Women Take Note: MPI-CAC to Host its 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Nov. 10 Chicago, IL - October 22, 2009 Meeting Professionals International, Chicago

MPI-CAC Wants Your Feedback in the Marketing & Communication Survey
Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009

In a time with a constantly increasing number of ways we can communicate, are the MPI-CAC messages getting through? Are we reaching you with the right communication tools? The purpose of this survey is to better understand

A Letter from your MPI President and CEO, Bruce MacMillan
Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009

To our Chicago MPI members, On behalf of the Board and Management of MPI, I would like to congratulate our Chicago Area Chapter members who assisted in supporting the tremendous efforts of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid. We

MPI-CAC's Fall Calendar is Full of Education and Networking Opportunities
Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Join us for all of the upcoming MPI-CAC events! Address your questions on CMP & CMM Certification MPI-CAC Fall Knowledge Share Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Time: 7:00am - 9:30am Four Chicagoland Locations: -

PRESS RELEASE: Leading Industry Association Aims to Keep its Members "Current, Connected and Clicking"
Published: Thursday, October 1, 2009

For Immediate Release Making Connections in Tough Times: Meeting Professionals International-Chicago Area Chapter Adds Job Tools, Networking Options Leading Industry Association Aims to Keep its Members "Current,

Recruit New Members – Win a Trip to The Netherlands!
Published: Friday, September 18, 2009

The MPI Chicago Area Chapter member to recruit the most new members from July 1, 2009 thru June 30, 2010 will win a trip to The Netherlands! Through a member referral campaign exchange with The Netherlands chapter of MPI, we

Welcome to the new www.mpicac.org
Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Enhanced membership directory searches, additional educational resources and up to date chapter and industry news are just a few of the new features included in the brand new MPI Chicago Area Chapter Website. The Website

 

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