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Steph Pfeilsticker, CMP, CMM, Hybrid Events Authority, LLC
Association news

President’s Message: Steph's Message for March

Happy almost-Spring MPI Minnesota! As hardy Minnesotans we have nearly made it through another winter season. I hope iConnect filled you with inspiration and innovative ideas for you to drive your meetings to make a difference. We have a lot more education to look forward... Read more »
Feature article

Upcoming Events: March Monthly Meeting - CVB, DMC, NSO: What's the Difference?

Please join us for a dynamic panelist discussion including two representative from each organization to discuss collaboration among all three channels and answer any questions about site selections and negotiations tools available to both suppliers and planners.   Bring... Read more »
Heidi Riese, Event Specialist, Land O’Lakes, Inc., hriese@landolakes.com
Feature article

February Monthly Meeting Highlights

“I am grateful”- this saying from Roger Haskett stayed with me throughout the day. I am grateful to be employed in this industry, to meet such inspiring people, and to be able to spend all day learning how to engage your audience through this conference. Being my first... Read more »
Shannon Corrigan, Sales Account Executive, US Bank Stadium, scorrigan@usbankstadium.com
Feature article

Mentorship Isn’t an Island: How MPI MN Created a Network for Mentors and Mentees

THE POWER OF TWO Before the January MPI MN Monthly Meeting, a group of 10 members gathered in a breakout room at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront with one purpose, to talk about mentorship and how it plays a role in leadership development within MPI as well as... Read more »
Steph Pfeilsticker, CMP, CMM, Hybrid Events Authority, LLC
Association news

President’s Message: Steph's Message for March

Hello MPI Minnesota! Love and innovation are all around! The Minnesota chapter loves its members so much that we want to spend an entire day (February 16!) learning together at iConnect. Our annual innovation-infused day of education will kick off with one of my favorite... Read more »
Missy Machkhashvili, Program Development Director, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, missy@mafp.org
Special spotlight

Up-Close Profile – Planner: Missy Machkhashvili

Why did you join MPI? I’m a joiner, and ever striving to nurture my professional development. MPI offers me innovation time out of the office where I can be inspired and meet like-minded professionals. On another level, the ‘International’ drew me in like a moth to a flame... Read more »
Dianne Haag, Co-Owner, dk events, dedehama@gmail.com
Feature article

The Power of a Scholarship

PLANNING IS EVERYTHING “Plans are nothing. Planning is everything” – Albert Einstein As a small independently owned Special Events business, people often ask me why I am a member of a professional association for Meeting Planners, since my business concentrates on the... Read more »
Denise Woods, CMP, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
CMP questions

Quiz Yourself: March CMP Questions

CMP Questions: Domain D – Financial Management Creating an event budget by analyzing final budgets from previous events isincremental budgeting historical budgeting zero-based budgeting analysis budgeting Your association is planning a regional meeting.  Fifty attendees... Read more »
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Membership news

Member Anniversaries

Congratulations to the following members, who have been recognized for their continued commitment to the MPI Minnesota Chapter and recently celebrated a monumental anniversary. Thank you for your continued involvement and commitment within our chapter. 1 Year Jessica... Read more »
Membership news

New and Renewing Members

Please welcome and thank these MPI Minnesota Chapter members for joining or renewing recently. Check the MPI Minnesota Chapter member directory for full contact information. New Members Maya Gardiner Thrivent Financial Allison KindsetMinnesota HomeCare Association Anne... Read more »