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showcased via Twitter on an ongoing
basis. The collection of ideas would keep
growing month-to-month and would
culminate with a highlight of insights, so
to speak, at our annual recognition event,
the Genies, in June 2014.
By design, the responses received
also allow for current leadership to
implement ideas we receive in real time.
In fact, two stickers from the October
event contained ideas that were so
simple that we implemented them within
30 days for the November program. To
increase networking, one person asked
that planners and suppliers be easily
identified on the name badges, and
another member suggested posting the
speakers' Twitter handle on the screen to
To build a GREATER NY, it's not always
some earth shattering idea that makes an
impact. Sometimes genius can come out
of nowhere, from anyone and be in the
form of a sticker.
Join the conversation. Shape your
To learn more about the inspiration for
this campaign, visit candychang.com. @
WITH JULIE GREEN
EVENT TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT
Tell us a little about yourself, your career
and current position.
I was born and raised in Arizona. I
currently live in Colorado, but I am
moving to the East Coast in December. I
am one of five children with a twin sister.
I am recently engaged to an outstanding
guy! I love volleyball, working, family,
friends, traveling and cooking. I have
been in sales almost my entire life and
absolutely love it! I love finding new
customers/friends and building longlasting relationships for life! In sales,
you are a part of a team that helps you be
creative, innovative and motivated to be
Why did you decided to join MPIGNY?
I decided to join MPIGNY mainly because
of the people. When I was in Las Vegas
for MPI WEC, I felt a warm welcome
from so many members of the MPI
Greater New York Chapter, and I knew it
was the right place for me. Meghan has
great energy and shows passion for her
chapter. I had no doubt it would be the
best chapter to join.
How long have you been a member?
I joined in July of 2013.
What committees are you on and what
is your role?
I currently help with Strategic Events
and my role is co-chair for the Auction/
Mixology with Carly (Roncaglio). My
main role is to make this year's event
the greatest event yet!
What is your favorite part about
belonging to MPIGNY?
My favorite part about belonging
to MPIGNY would be the people.
Everyone loves to be involved and help
each other out wherever they can.
Going to networking events or chapter
events are fun and very entertaining.
What keeps you coming to the
I keep coming to the MPIGNY
programs because I enjoy being
around all the members. I am new to
the industry, and it is really nice to
meet new people and learn about our
What's your favorite MPIGNY program
My favorite MPIGNY program would
be the After 6 Mix! Networking is one
of my favorite things to do!
How would you value the relationships
you build with MPIGNY?
The value of the relationships I build from
MPIGNY are truly priceless. It is hard to
meet outstanding people today, and so far
everyone I have come in contact with at
MPI has made an impact on me.
What is your greatest source
of job satisfaction?
I love working at ACTIVE Network, and
my greatest source of job satisfaction
would be meeting new people and finding
what solutions work best for their needs
while building a long-lasting relationship
Anything else you want to share
(personal, hobbies, etc.)?
My favorite television networks are
The Food Network, HGTV and AMC.
I have nine nieces and nephews (and
counting). I enjoy working out and Pilates.
I secretly enjoy Starbucks peppermint
mocha frappuccino. I enjoying making
What is your New Year's resolution?
My New Year's resolution would be to live
life, have no regrets, smile everyday, help
others and make everyday count! @
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Winter 2014
ASK THE BOARD
14 MEETINGS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2014
10 EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IN 2014
SPORTS INCENTIVES AND MEETING PLANNING A WINNING TEAM
HOSTED-BUYER PROGRAMS: A PLANNER AND SUPPLIER Q&A
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT A CONVERSATION WITH JULIE GREEN
TECHNOLOGY CORNER BY WALTER J. RECHER
LEGAL REVIEW BY BARBARA F. DUNN, ESQ.
FITNESS FOCUS BY KELLY FILIPPONE
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
@MPIGNY - Winter 2014