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s I write my second President's Message, we are still in the throes of a long, cold
winter - however, I'm already looking forward to a warm spring full of outdoor events
While the polar vortex wreaked havoc on our fair city, the MPI Greater New York chapter
was hard at work behind the scenes - here's a snippet of what's been happening:
* Robert Sanders, CMP, chairman and founder of Hospitality Resource Group Inc. and former
vice president of membership, was nominated and accepted the role of president-elect of
MPIGNY. He will serve in this role through June 2015 when he takes over as president of
the chapter. Robert has been an MPIGNY board member for a few years and is excited to be
taking over this role.
* Lannise Galbraith, CMP, former director of membership, stepped up to take the role of VP
- Lannise has been instrumental in creating our membership outreach and is poised to do
great things over the next year. Lannise is owner of LRG Events.
* The MPI Global Survey was sent to the entire MPI community - thank you for participating in
making your chapter even better. We are listening and are ready to implement your ideas!
* We've announced our 2014-2015 Board of Directors, and I couldn't be more proud to serve
with such engaged leaders - remember, there's still time to get involved in a committee as a
volunteer or chair, the best way to get the most out of your membership is to give back!
* Thanks to the Marketing & Communications Committee our website got a makeover - be
sure to check it out for all things Greater New York!
What's next? Be sure to check out our eblasts for information on the Mixology & Auction,
Golf Outing, Education Events, our May Social on Long Island and, of course, the Genie awards
I am very appreciative of you as a member and a colleague. If you ever have feedback or
concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org - I am here to listen and make
MPIGNY even greater!
Enjoy the warm weather!
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Greater New York Chapter
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Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
5950 NW 1st Place
Gainesville, FL 32607
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2014
Ask the Board
Speaking the Language of Sustainability
11 Delivering the ‘green’ at AIBTM 2014
IMEX America’s Sustainability Efforts: Greenhouses, Gardens and Growing Commitments
A CSR Preview of MPI’S WEC 2014
Greening Trends: Meeting Planners ‘go Local’ to Drive Down Costs
Sustainability at Caneel Bay Resort
Let’s Get Physical: Team Building for the Active Attendee
Mpigny’s Engaging Evening
Notes From the Field
Asheville CVB Injects Unique Destination Flare Into Meetings
History Comes Alive in Boston
@MPIGNY - Spring 2014