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#feature GeNIe Awards T he 4th Annual Genie Awards was a packed evening of celebration and recognition held at B.B. King Blues Club and Grille. The evening began with a special President's Reception for the nominees, their guests, and past, present and future chapter leadership. The jazz-inspired room with furniture provided by CORT later filled with more than 100 of MPIGNY's finest planners and suppliers who were busy catching up with old friends, networking and meeting new members. The awards portion of the evening kicked off with a special "Year in Review" video showcasing all of this past year's educational and social events. It also included several interviews from members around Manhattan answering why they are part of MPI. The 70-inch widescreen TV provided by Advanced Staging Productions really helped the video and presentation come to life. Our emcee for the evening, Matt Haze, led the crowd through the evening. Chapter President Carvie Gillikin thanked the outgoing board for all their efforts and hard work, including achieving the highest membership survey score of 8.49. Frank Stapleton, a 30-year milestone member and past president, then installed our new and growing board of directors. The chapter then celebrated many of our members who were celebrating milestone anniversaries from five years all the way up to five members who were celebrating 30 years. The evening continued as several of our chapter's finest were awarded for their achievements this past year. We also had a special thank you for Carvie Gillikin and Meghan Schilt, who both served 18-month terms as president to help jumpstart our chapter in a successful direction. After the awards, the evening continued with a delicious food spread, fun photo booth from SureShot, and a very entertaining cover band from Total Entertainment. The evening could not have been a success without the generous support of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions and the planning of the Genies Committee, led by Chair Valerie Hoffman and VP of Membership Tom Andrika. In case you missed out, be sure to keep the 5th Annual Genie Awards in mind for 2016, as this annual event continues to grow and showcase more and more of our chapter's rising and veteran stars! @ 24 @MPIGNY suMMeR 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Summer 2015

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
ASK THE BOARD
MPIGNY’S SUMMER BUCKET LIST
MEET THE 2015-2016 MPIGNY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TRAVELING FOR WEC: WHAT WILL YOU DO FIRST IN SAN FRANCISCO?
DAY IN THE LIFE
REDISCOVER ATLANTIC CITY
ADVANCING MEDICAL MEETINGS AND HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE
A GENERATIONAL SHIFT IN EVENT DESIGN
5 SECRETS OF POWER NETWORKERS
THE GENIE AWARDS
SUMMER KICK-OFF PARTY
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
ATLANTA: THE NEW SOUTH
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISER’S INDEX

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