VA Voice - April 24, 2017 Print


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President's Report

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to make it to our #GMID event this month.

I wanted to take a moment to share a note from our #GMID17 Speaker, Josh Packard:

Thank you so much for the opportunity to speak with your group at MPI-VA.  I really enjoyed getting to know everyone.  I've spent years researching how connections are truly made in the modern era, and I love getting the chance to share that information with people who can truly put it into action.

Whether it's through sharing the principles of social disruption to help organizations see new opportunities or speaking to groups like yours, this work combines my expertise and passion.  If there is anyone else you think I should be working with, please pass this along and
drop me a line

I've put a link to the presentation you saw below, and you can learn more about what I do over at my website:


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Featured News

MPI Virginia,

The highlight of our year, the MPI Virginia Annual Conference, is scheduled for August 17-19, 2017 at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront and we are looking for sponsors to help make 2017 our best Annual Conference yet! This is a great opportunity to promote your business in front of the best planners and suppliers in Virginia.

Our sponsors receive networking opportunities, video and web promotions, exhibit display tables, speaking time at the podium, and follow-up e-letter and e-blast opportunities. With a plan suited for every budget, you won't want to miss this exceptional value! This year we've gone digital with our sponsorship opportunities -
Annual Conference Sponsorship Catalog

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Upcoming Events

MPI Virginia June Event - Board Induction, Educational Program & Social
June 1, 2016 | 3:30pm
Hilton Norfolk at the Main - Norfolk, VA

MPI World Education Congress - WEC 2017
June 19 - 22, 2017
MGM Grand - Las Vegas, NV

MPI Virginia CMP July 2017 Bootcamp
July 17 - 18, 2017
Virginia Tech Richmond Center - Richmond, VA

MPI Virginia Annual Education Conference & Awards Dinner
August 16 - 18, 2017
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront - Virginia Beach, VA

MPI Virginia CMP November 2017 Bootcamp
November 20 - 21, 2017
Virginia Tech Richmond Center - Richmond, VA

CMP Conclave
November 13 - 15, 2017
MGM National Harbor - National Harbor

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MPI – VA Chapter Member Profile - Laurie Campbell 

Name: Laurie Campbell
Director of Sales and Marketing      
Organization: Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel - Shamin Hotels

Best thing about job: It may sound trite but I really do love meeting the clients.  There are so many people that I would have never had the opportunity to meet in my day to day life.  I have met some interesting and amazing people from professional athletes and performers, to the travel secretary to the first Bush administration (she had some stories to tell) to inspiring World War II Veterans, real heroes.

Volunteer positions: Education, Community Service, Membership, Fundraising all with our MPI chapter.  Years and years with the decorating committee with the Poquoson After Prom.  I can make anything out of cardboard!

Event horror story: I'm probably jinxing myself but I haven't had anything horrific happen to an "event".  A few snags and challenges here and there.  I have had the crazy MOD shift - ask me about it one day!       

Hobbies: Grandchildren, Family and The Walking Dead - in that order!  Anytime spent with my family is my favorite thing to do.  My inner geek happily collects TWD figures and autographs.

Husband/Wife/Kids/Pets: Tom, the Hubster. Three girls who are married, moms and wonderful; Ashley, Brittany and Jordan.  Tim, Brad and Zack; son-in-law’s.  Evan, Jackson, Charlotte, Max and Georgia; the GrandLoves.  Boomer the big ole Lab.   

Pet Peeve: When you let someone cut in front of you with their car and they don't wave to say thank you!

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