June 2017 Print

Board Member Exposé

Jennifer Berkemeier

Vice President of Communications

  

Jennifer began her career in the entertainment industry as an Executive Assistant at Cellar Door Productions, which was acquired by Live Nation Entertainment.  She served in the Executive Assistant capacity for thirteen years, at which time she transferred to the Fillmore Theater in Detroit (a Live Nation venue) to create the Special Events program there.  After five years of selling, marketing and producing special events at the Fillmore, she made the move to Cobo Center at the start of their renovations, in anticipation of the new Grand Riverview Ballroom coming online.  Jennifer has worked at Cobo Center for over five years and is currently an event Sales Manager specializing in social events such as galas, fundraisers, black ties and corporate social events.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing piano, cooking and hanging out with her eight-year old daughter Helen. 

 

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Congratulations to our 2017 Finest Award Winners!

The MPI Michigan Chapter Congratulates the 2017 Michigan's Finest Award Winners for 2017!

*Finest Non-Property Vendor Award - Traverse City Tourism

*Finest Meeting Site - The H Hotel, Midland

*Meeting Industry Leader Award - Kim Corcoran, CMP, Meetings Michigan

*Young Professionals Award - Lauren Masud Visuri, Frankenmuth CVB

*Meetings Impact Award - Debbie Denyer, Mission Point Resort

*Member of the Year Award - Debbie Hughes, CMP, Michigan District of the Lutheran Church

*Silver Platter Award - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resorts

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Incase you missed Celebration!

What a wonderful way to finish off a wonderful year!

 

 

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Welcome New Members

The MPI Michigan Chapter is excited to give a big, warm WELCOME! to our newest members;

Gregory Brannan of Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Kimberly Covin, CTA, of Ashworth College

Dan Doyle, CMP, of Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rhonda Drenth of EJ

Ann Houstein of EJ

Brie Kear of Boyne Resorts

Becky LaHaie of Central Michigan University

Paula Lomax of Bluewater Technologies Group, Inc

Amanda Mansour of Comerica Bank

Carli McGuire of Grand Valley State University

Karalee McKinstry of DoubleTree by Hilton - Bay City Riverfront

Ashley O'Gieblyn, CMP, of MotorCity Casino Hotel

Trevor Parnell of University of Michigan 

Mandy Pawczuk, CMP, of Association for Advancing Automation

Regina Peter of The Epicurean Group

Sharon Ricketts of Moxi5

Peggy Rupprecht of Frankenmuth Insurance

Karen Sawyer, CMP, of American Board of Emergency Medicine

Lauren Schaal, CMP, of American Express Meetings & Events

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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for June 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

 

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