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Featured News

MPI Virginia is proud to announce our sponsorship of the Howard Feiertag Lifetime Contribution Gala! Please join us in representing MPI Virginia at this momentous event! 

The Pamplin College of Business Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management requests the honor of your presence for a Gala Honoring Howard Feiertag’s Lifetime Contribution to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.

Join nearly 400 hospitality industry leaders, as well as Virginia Tech Hospitality and Tourism Management alumni, students, and faculty for a gala honoring the lifetime contributions of Howard Feiertag to the hospitality industry.













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President's Report

Thank you to those who attended the 2017 MPI Virginia AnnualConference & Awards Ceremony! We hope you had a great time at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Our Education and Annual Conference committees work very hard to provide speakers and educational content that is relevant and engaging for our members.  If you have already completed the conference survey in the mobile app or via the link emailed to you, THANK YOU!

If not, please take a moment (like right now) to complete this brief survey: AC 2017 Survey and provide us your feedback about the conference. Your input is crucial and extremely helpful for future planning!

As a reminder,  MPI Virginia is a CMP Preferred Provider.  All of the sessions you attended that were pre-approved for credits will automatically be uploaded to your EIC profile. In order for this to work, however, you need to have a current profile established with the EIC AND the email address you use for your EIC profile must be the same email address you used to register for the conference.  Learn More Here

Your credits will be added to your EIC profile this week and you will receive a confirmation email when this is complete.  If you attended a session and do not see the credit in your account by August 31, please contact Ariel Cole at  

See you all at the next MPI Virginia  event on September 21st at Quirk Hotel Richmond! Register Today: MPI Virginia September Education Event

One final note, you won't want to miss our 2018 Annual Conference at The Virginian Hotel in Lynchburg on August 8-10, 2018! Save the date. 

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Upcoming Events

MPI Virginia September Education - How to improve the Planner and Supplier Relationship in Today's Tech Driven World
September 21, 2017
Quirk Hotel - Richmond, VA

MPI Virginia Networking Fundraising Event
October 19, 2017
Uptown Alley - Midlotian, 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

MPI Virginia Annual Holiday Luncheon and Basket Raffle
December 7, 2017
Renaissance Portsmouth Waterfront Hotel - Portsmouth, VA

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MPI Virginia Member Profile - Lori Leib, CMP

Name: Lori Leib, CMP
Group Sales Manager
Organization: Hampton CVB

Best thing about job: Every day is different with opportunities to meet new people and assist them in their destination search.

Volunteer positions: MPI Virginia – Director of Member Care & VSAE  - Silent Auction Committee

Event horror story: I try to remember the “good stuff”  :)

Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Bike riding, Spending time with husband & kids

Family: Rick (husband) Lynsey & Tyler (2 grown kids) Dufresne & Poly (Cats)

Pet Peeve: I hate when people don’t follow thru with commitments that they make.

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