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Featured News

EIC has approved our Annual Conference for 8 continuing education credits!

Get Along with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere… Arnold Sanow
CMP-IS Domain F: Stakeholder Management, 1.50 CE

Healthier Appetite for Meetings, Tracy Stuckrath
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design, 1.00 CE

Leveraging Generaltional Differences: Negotiating Across the Generations, Tim Moore
CMP-IS Domain B:  Project Management, 1.00 CE

Crisis Preparedness: Five Things You can Do Right Now, Tyra Hilliard
CMP-IS Domain C: Risk Management, 1.50 CE

Food, Risk & Liability: More Than Menu Planning, Tyra Hilliard and Tracy Stuckrath
CMP-IS Domain C: Risk Management, 1.50 CE

SMM: Adding Value to the Participant Experience, Ann Buhl
CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning, 1.25 CE

Learn More About The Sessions!

Register For Annual Conference Today!

**Book Your Room by July 17th After You Register! 

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Community Service

Join us on Day 1 of Annual Conference, August 17th, at 4:30pm for an interactive community service project! More information to come!

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Upcoming Events

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 (*Book your room by July 17th*)
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront - Virginia Beach, VA

MPI Virginia September Education
September 21, 2017
Quirk Hotel - Richmond, 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 Moment

Cast Your Votes Today!

Check your email for your unique voting link and make your selections among the nominees for the following awards:

  • Most Creative Host Facility of the Year
  • Education Program of the Year
  • The Cecil H. Bailey, CMP Mentor Award
  • J. B. Bostic Torchlight Award
  • Young Professional Award
  • Member of the Year Award
  • Meeting Industry Leadership Award

Voting will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Winners will be announced at the MPI Virginia Chapter Annual Awards Dinner on August 17, 2017 at Sheraton Virginia Beach Ocean Front Hotel.
To learn more about the Annual Conference, click here!

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Name: Bree Brostko
Title:  Managing Director
Organization: Kindred Resorts & Hotel

Best thing about job: Working with amazing independent boutique resorts all over the country.

Volunteer positions: Board Member, Southern Innkeepers Association

Event horror story: I began my career as a convention planner and my first convention was in New Orleans. Our contacts all told us that evening meal functions in New Orleans had high attrition because attendees tend to go off site for dinner. So, we guaranteed low numbers on a dinner, only to have torrential rains that night and all the attendees decided to join the dinner. We had about 100 dinner attendees, in black tie, with event tickets, and no tables, chairs, or plates for them. It was terrible. I haven’t been back to New Orleans since!

Hobbies: Paddle boarding, tennis, traveling & rooftop bars.

Pet Peeve: I’m a Virgo, so I’m not sure that I can pick just one. 

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