May 2018 Print

Board Member Exposé

 

Veronica (Roni) Rogers, CMP

Director of Leadership Development

Before working in the meetings profession, Veronica Rogers, CMP, worked as a Paralegal in a private law firm for ten years.   It provided an understanding of vendor contracts that benefited her when joining The Dow Chemical Company where she worked 28 years, 17 years in The Dow Chemical Company’s meetings & events department.   After retiring from The Dow Chemical Company in 2009, Roni established EVENTI, LCC, as a meetings consultant. Roni has experience in coordinating meetings, events and tradeshows in the U.S. and internationally.

Roni holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Certified Meeting Professional designation (2012).  In 2016 Roni was awarded the MPI-Michigan Chapter “Michigan’s Finest Planner.” Roni served on the MPI-Michigan Chapter as Director of Leadership Development for 2017-2018 and continues in this position for 2018-2019. Roni has worked on the Celebration! Awards Gala for 2016, 2017 & 2018.

When Roni isn’t working she enjoys golfing, attending grandchildren’s activities, and travel.

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Rethink meetings with Treetops

Meetings happen every day. Dedicated rooms used to cover the weekly status, review the latest work, and meet with clients are fine, but sometimes you need more than just a meeting place. That’s where Treetops comes in. Come discover business and progress with a side of nature

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MI Meetings + Events Best of Gala

REGISTER FOR 13TH ANNUAL BEST OF AWARDS GALA! WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 AT COBO CENTER

Congratulations to the finalists for The Michigan Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers' choice awards! We look forward to celebrating with you and announcing the winners and 2018 Hall of Fame inductees on Wednesday, May 23 at the Cobo Center, Portside Ballroom.

http://mi.meetingsmags.com/michigan-me-best-2018-awards

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Register for WEC

World Education Congress

June 02, 2018 
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Indiana Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225
https://www.icclos.com/
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The conference is scheduled for June 2-5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis is the #1 convention city in the U.S, and it’s the perfect host for WEC’s cutting edge education. Every programming decision MPI is making for #WEC18 is toward the goal of revitalizing you and the events you plan. From the keynotes to concurrent sessions; from the networking functions to the food, #WEC18 will be the place to recharge yourself and the experiences you design.

 

MEMBER PRICING

Planner $899
Supplier $999
Faculty $449
Student $249

NON-MEMBER PRICING

Planner $1,099
Supplier $1,199

BUNDLE PRICING

Planner Membership Bundle $1,199
Supplier Membership Bundle $1,299
Faculty Membership Bundle $599
Student Membership Bundle $259

REGISTER HERE!

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Celebration! 2018

Please join us for CELEBRATION! on June 12, 2018 for a festive evening recognizing outstanding MPI – Michigan Chapter members and sponsors 

http://mpimichapter.org/meetinginfo.php?id=51&ts=1524760958

 

AGENDA

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM - Reception

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Plated Dinner

Awards Program to Follow Dinner

 

Most importantly...have you heard about the delicious menu options?

  • Pistachio-Curry Crusted Salmon

OR

  • Lime-Thyme Roasted Chicken

OR

  • Roasted Vegetable Ravioli

 REGISTER NOW if that just made you hungry !

LODGING

Individual attendees can make reservations for the event directly with the Hyatt Place at 1-800-233-1234.

Reservations may also be made by logging on to:

https://novi.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-MPI6       

Use the Group Code:  G-MPI6 to receive your discounted group rate of $159.00.   Once the arrival and departure date have been entered, click on special rates and then enter the Group Code in the Group Code Box (make sure to include the G when entering the code).

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before May 13, 2018.

Tickets

$65.00 Member Ticket
$85.00 after 07:00 pm May 29

$65.00 Non-Member/Guest Ticket
$85.00 after 07:00 pm May 29

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Ask a CMP!

“Would you say that a lot of your job requires ‘thinking outside the box? And if so, what is the most creative thing you have done for an event?”

“Yes!  My job requires me to think outside the box every single day.  I’d call myself a CEO – Creative Events Organizer!  What I do is help hotels, resorts and CVBs market their destinations, and coming up with the most creative ways to do so is my hallmark.  I plan events such as the Michigan Meetings Expo and one way we are being creative is to have a trivia question at each booth.  Attendees will learn a little tidbit of information about each destination as they cruise the tradeshow floor.  This makes it more fun and interactive than a regular tradeshow.  Coming up with a new theme every year sometimes gets tough, but I’m up for the challenge!”

Kim Corcoran, CMP, Destination Michigan

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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for May 2018

Renewal Drawings:  www.mpiweb.org/renew

Are you up for renewal this month? Renew your MPI membership before the end of June and you will be entered into a drawing for one of THREE great prizes. The winner will pick one! Renew today!

  • 6 month extended membership
  • Complimentary CMP Study Kit  (valued at $312)
  • Receive $200 off any MPI Professional Development Certificate Program

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