August 2017 Print

Board Member Exposé

Julie Oatman, CMP

VP of Membership

  

Thank you for the opportunity to be your Vice President of Membership for 2017-2018.  I love being a part of the Michigan Chapter of MPI.  There are so many opportunities throughout the year to network, to learn about new or trending topics of education and to be able to see firsthand, so many of the great properties and venues throughout Michigan.  We have so much to offer. 

We have an exciting year ahead.  If I can assist you with any questions about Membership in this coming year please don’t hesitate to contact me.

On a personal note, I am the Director of Sales and Catering & Convention Services for the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.  I love my job and all of the excitement that takes place at our property.  There is never a dull moment at the resort.  We’re beginning a 26 million dollar renovation on our casino floor and entertainment hall.  If you haven’t been to the resort lately, come and see what’s new! 

I am married to Tim, a Realtor in Clare.  We have one child, an almost 13 year old yellow lab by the name of Buster.  I enjoy golfing, snow and water skiing, snowmobiling, playing in my gardens and generally just being outside.   If we haven’t met yet, I look forward to meeting you during the year.  Again, reach out to me if I can help you with any Membership questions.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! See you at a chapter event!

 

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Just Around the Corner!

September Signature Series

September 14, 2017 
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Cobo Center
One Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
https://www.cobocenter.com/

 

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Save The Date

Michigan Event Industry Day (MEID)

October 19, 2017

10:00 AM to 3:15 PM

East Lansing Marriott at University Place
300 M.A.C. Avenue
East Lasning, MI 48823
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lanea-east-lansing-marriott-at-university-place/?scid=45f93f1b-bd77-45c9-8dab-83b6a417f6fe

More details coming soon!

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Ask a CMP!

What would you say to those in the event industry who are thinking about earning their CMP certification? In what ways has it benefited your everyday work life?

 

I would highly encourage those in the event industry to earn their CMP certification as it is our industry’s standard of professionalism.  This designation is not gained by just passing a class or memorization.  The credentialing requires that you have a minimum amount of experience, that you have an advanced knowledge in the field and that you have contributed your time and talents to moving the industry forward.  When others see that you have the certification, they immediate know they are dealing with a professional and this gives you a leg up over those that have not earned it.  Being on the supplier side, a planner recognizes that they have a partner in you and that you fully understand where they are coming from.  I am very proud to be a part of this elite group of Certified Meeting Professionals.

 

Bethany Burnette, CMP

 

Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center

 

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Register Now for GLES!

Save the Date and REGISTER NOW for the 4th Annual Annual Great Lakes Education Summit! 

November 12 - 14, 2017

Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre
Indianapolis, IN

The 4th Annual Great Lakes Education Summit, to be hosted by MPI Chapters of Indiana, Michigan & Wisconsin, boasts outstanding educational programs along with networking opportunities for its attendees. This one of a kind regional event is coordinated and organized by our three dedicated chapters. With the involvement and influence of the chapters' leaders, this annual conference will grow not only into a successful event that offers great educational programs, but one that also offers a fantastic network of industry professionals. This network will be a tremendous value to members of the host chapters along with other attendees throughout the region.

Please join us to
CONNECT with new and current colleagues, ENGAGE new ideas, and to INSPIRE fellow MPI Members

 

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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for August 2017

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

Benefits of Membership:

 

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