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MPI Moment

MPI'S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AND CHAPTER SATISFACTION SURVEY ENDS TOMORROW! 

We are NOT at our goal of 100% participation yet! MPI Virginia has been TOP 5 IN THE WORLD for survey response rate for 3 years in a row. If you did not recieve your unique survey link (on Feb 20th or 21st), please send an email to membersurvey@mpiweb.org ASAP so that MPI can have another link sent to you TODAY.

If you have yet to fill out the survey, please take the 6 minutes to complete it right now! We used our incentive points from MPI for our reponse rate last year to bring in Mike Dominguez as our January speaker. 

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President's Report

Hospitality and tourism management department to be named for Howard Feiertag

Howard Feiertag at a table with other guests at a gala in his honor last November.

The internationally ranked Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech will be renamed the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Please join MPI Virginia in extending an enourmous congratulations to our founding member, Howard, on this momentous achievement and a lifetime dedicated to our industry! 

Read the release from Virginia Tech here: Virginia Tech News Release

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Featured News

Are you preparing to take the CMP Exam in May?

If you are interested in joining a CMP study group for the upcoming exam, please contact Ariel Cole at acole@reynolds.edu as soon as possible. If you are preparing to test later in the year, registration is now open for our July CMP Prep Course! CMP Prep Course 

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Upcoming Events

Global Meetings Industry Day Luncheon
April 12, 2018 - 11:00am-1:30pm
Great Wolf Lodge - Williamsburg, VA

MPI Virginia Incoming Chair Retreat
June 7, 2018
Independence Golf Club - Midlothian, VA

MPI Virgina Board Induction & MPI After 5PM
June 7, 2018
Independence Golf Club - Midlotian, VA

MPI Virginia Annual Education Conference
August 8-10, 2018 - EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The Virginian, A Curio Collection Hotel - Lynchburg, VA

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Annual Conference

MPI Virginia's Annual Conference is August 8-10, 2018 and our sponsorship opportunities are now open! Our sponsors receive networking opportunities, video and web promotions, exhibit opportunities, 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!

Annual Conference Sponsorship Opportunities 

Registration is Open!

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Welcome New Members

WELCOME TO ALL OF OUR NEW MEMBERS FROM THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY!

On behalf of the entire membership of MPI Virginia, it is our pleasure to welcome you as a new member of MPI. Membership in MPI is an active commitment to the meeting planning community.

For all things MPI Virginia, visit our website: MPIVirginia.org

 

Getting the Most Out of Your Membership

The biggest benefit in store for you is leadership development.  MPI Virginia is nearly 100% volunteer driven and the chapter’s progress is limited only by the commitment of its members. 

Get involved with a committee to:

  • Hone your leadership skills
  • Gain vital professional development
  • Broaden your network and industry knowledge
  • Pick from a variety of positions where you see your strengths shining through. 

 

Contact our Director of Leadership Development, Lauran Dangler, at ldangler@omnihotels.com to find out how you can volunteer 1 hour per month to help our chapter!

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