Government Connections - Spring 2015 - (Page 31)
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* Did you see that Executive Director
and ceo Rob Bergeron, CAE,
CGMP, wrote a letter to the editor of
The Washington Post in support of
government meeting professionals after
a front page story on our industry? The
Post added a positive follow-up story.
* The 2015-2017 National Board of
Directors were announced with
Maggie McGowan, CGMP, CMP,
being elected as President. Michelle
Milligan, MSW, LMSW, CGMP, will
serve as 1st vice President, and
james Lynton, CGMP, will return as
2nd vice President. Thank you to our
record number of voters!
* A CGMP course held in Michigan
resulted in 10 more members earning
the cgMP designation. contact hQ to
bring a course to your area!
* Eighteen national planner
scholarships were awarded by SgMP
for registration, travel and lodging to
the 2015 nec & expo in Minneapolis.
Did you apply for a national or chapter
Friend "SGMPNation" on Facebook. Connect with
"Society of Government Meetings Professionals
(SGMP)" on LinkedIn. Follow "@SGMPHQ" on Twitter.
Subscribe to "SGMPHQ" on YouTube.
* George Washington - america's first
famous government meeting planner -
was honored with the new title of
official spokesperson of SgMP's 2015
nec & expo. have you met george!
at www.sgmp.org or #sgmpgeorge?
* SGMP announced that San Diego
will host the 2016 nec & expo on
May 17-19, and that Fort Lauderdale
will be the location for the 2017 nec on
June 6-8. See you there!
* Our second planner education day
sponsored by Hyatt Hotels was held
at the hyatt regency crystal city
with complimentary registration for
36 planner members. Thank you, hyatt!
* The Greater Oregon Chapter has
celebrated its 25th anniversary. congrats!
* Government meetings training is
available to all members at SgMP.org
via a catalog of more than a dozen
recorded education sessions. The
cgMP training manual is also available
to all members at SgMP.org. order
* The national board agreed with the
recommendation of the Greater
Pittsburgh Chapter board and
disbanded the chapter due to a
lack of increased involvement that
was needed to sustain chapter
operations. The balance of chapter
funds are being used for 2015 nec
scholarships and chapter members
were re-affiliated with another
Democrats are in a "Philly state of mind"...the city to host
their 2016 convention -New York Times
Exciting new development projects. An affordable, walkable,
vibrant city. Streamlined work rules and new efficiencies at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center. All the makings of a world-class
destination for your next great meeting.
There's still time to book for 2016. 1-855-MEET-PHL | meetPHL.com
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Spring 2015
Successful Leadership: SGMP Members Talk Leading in the Government Meetings Industry
Need to Know: 2015 SGMP National Education Conference
The Importance of Traditional Follow-Up in a Non-Traditional Business World
Meet a Member
Government Connections - Spring 2015