November 2017 Print

Board Member Exposé

Sheryl A. Korn, CMP

Director of Regional Conference


Sheryl Korn was born and raised in Michigan.  She has worked for Amway Corporation for a total of 34 years, working in several different departments prior to joining Special Events in 1994 as an event coordinator after seeing a job posting for the position and thinking “Oh, that looks like fun”.  She went on to earn her CMP in 2005 and soon after that became a Meeting Planner for Amway. Currently, she is responsible for planning a variety of annual employee events, corporate meetings of anywhere from several hundred attendees to just a few, and assisting with visits and tours for Amway Business Owners (ABOs) from around the globe who travel to Amway World Headquarters in Ada to learn more about the company.  She is also a part of the planning team for Amway’s 60th Anniversary celebration that will take place in Las Vegas in 2019,  where they expect to welcome several thousand ABOs to help celebrate. 

Sheryl is currently serving on the board as Director of Regional Conference.  She lives is Wyoming, Michigan with her husband Parris and newly-adopted dog, Logan.  She has two sons, two daughters-in-law  and two grandsons. 

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Just Around the Corner!

December Signature Series

December 05, 2017 
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
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Birch Run Expo Center
11600 N Beyer Rd
Birch Run, MI 48415



10:30 am – 11:00 am – Registration

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Engaged Member Activity

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Move Their Bodies, Move Their Minds:  An Exercise in Creative Brainstorming



This program addresses how companies design workspaces and how replicating that design in meeting spaces adds movement to a program, elevates the attendee’s retention of knowledge and retention of your programs, and offers positive health implications.

We apply these concepts and execute a brainstorming session with Netwalking. This 90-minute program involves physical activity (walking) within a creative room layout and design elements.


With over 15 years of planning experience, Tara Liaschenko is an award-winning professional who has earned an impeccable reputation for creativity and excellence in the event and meeting planning industry.  She is the recent recipient of the 2015 MPI Global RISE Award for Member of the Year.

Ms. Liaschenko is the Founder and Creative Executive Officer of The Link Event Professionals, Inc., a global company based in Tampa, Florida dedicated to planning services covering all aspects of meetings and events including concept development, site selection, contract negotiation, entertainment, catering & accommodations, décor design, promotion, production development, registration, and management.

Her clients include corporations, associations, nonprofits, religious groups, and individuals.   She has successfully executed thousands of events during her career ranging from those modest in size to conventions and tradeshows of 5,000 attendees and budgets of well over a half million dollars.  Whether you are seeking sophisticated, traditional, zany, or surprising, an anniversary party or a board meeting, her organization excels at engaging audiences, increasing participation, building your brand, and accelerating desired outcomes. 

An accomplished speaker, Ms. Liaschenko also facilitates board, staff, and client retreats, and in recent years, her company has expanded to facilitating strategic planning and leading business development planning for corporate and nonprofit clients.

An active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), she has served the Tampa Bay Area Chapter Board as Director of Professional Development, V.P. of Education, V.P. of Membership and President.  Expanding her commitment to MPI, she has served on the International Community Membership Advisory Council, International Chapter Advisory Council, RISE Awards Judging Panel, Chair of the International Chapter Advisory Council, Chair of the International Chapter and Membership Advisory Council, WEC Education Proposal Review Taskforce, MPI Facilitator Program Committee and currently serves on the Chapter and Membership Advisory Council. 

With strong community commitment, long-standing relationships with ethical and reliable vendors, and adept knowledge of production, Ms. Liaschenko is at the forefront of her industry consistently delivering her clients successful meetings and events.



 *Anyone who is not a preferred or premier level member is required to pay the non-chapter member rates for events and is limited to no more than 2 events in one fiscal year at the non-chapter member rate.


$0.00 Member Planner

$0.00 Non-Member Planner

$42.00 Member 
$62.00 after 12:15 am November 21

$80.00 Non-Member
$100.00 after 12:15 am November 21

$25.00 Student

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Save The Date

Mid-Winter Symposium

February 06, 2018

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Road
Dearborn, MI 48124

More details coming soon!

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Ask a CMP!

What are the top reasons to be a CMP?

 "Being a supplier with a CMP, it demonstrates to planners your dedication to understanding the intricacies of meeting and event planning. It shows your commitment to profession. Confirms your drive to wanting to learn and grow your industry"

-Heather Cooper Kim, CMP, CTA Sales Manager Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

 "I chose to become a CMP because it made me more credible in the event industry. I have experience in hotel sales, meeting planning and CVB sales and having the well-rounded experience along with learning best practices in the industry through the CMP exam certainly allows me to interact in a better way with my industry peers. I also feel that by having my CMP designation has made me more marketable for jobs because employers know that I have the experience and dedication to our industry"

- Stephanie Wohlfert, CMP, CTA Sales Manager Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau


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New Sponsorship and Advertisting Opportunities!

Now is the time to BUY MPI Michigan Chapter! To find out more about strategic partnerships and advertising opportunities, visit

Why buy? With 50 percent planner members in its membership, you are directly hitting your market. MPI Michigan Chapter is a prominent association for professional meeting planners and suppliers.

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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for November 2017

Renewal Drawings:

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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