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NATIONAL UPDATES A Wrap-Up of News from SGMP The past quarter has seen many important actions and announcements by the National Board, Gilmer trustees and headquarters staff: * The Gilmer Institute of Learning (GIL) held its semi-annual meeting in February in Alexandria, Virginia. * A new monthly chapter leader newsletter called "A Note from 908" premiered with a February edition. * All SGMP headquarters staff members signed an Employee Conflict of Interest Agreement. * The CGMP Certification Course & Exam was held in March and 18 more members earned their "CGMP." * Twelve SGMP chapters successfully completed chapter board elections. * The National Board of Directors held its quarterly board meeting in March in Alexandria, Virginia. * The second installment in the 2014 SGMP Webinar Series - What You Don't Know About SAM (System Award Management) - was presented on April 3. * SGMP membership elected the 2014-2016 trustees of the Gilmer Institute of Learning: Carolyn Barrett, CGMP, CHSC; * * * * * * Kimberly Forte, CGMP; Ann Koralewski, CMP, CGMP; Melinda Mintz; Andrew Silver; and, Deidre Young, CMP, CGMP. SGMP worked with the recently disbanded Heart of Illinois chapter to utilize the remainder of its funds to provide five of its members with scholarships to the 2014 NEC & Expo. A new national media strategy to reach the society's target audiences with key messages resulted in three favorable placements for SGMP in industry publications. The Rocket City Alabama chapter celebrated its five-year anniversary in April. SGMP appointed GIL trustee Carolyn Barrett, CGMP, CHSC, to serve on the HSMAI Government Insider Council Board. The third installment in the 2014 SGMP Webinar Series - Smart Meetings Management: How Today's Government Event Planners Succeed - was announced for June 12. SGMP held its 32nd annual National Education Conference & Expo in Portland, Oregon, on May 6-8, 2014. MARY CONNECTED WITH HER TEAM, HER CATERER AND HER TASTE BUDS. CONNECT WITH MARY. Mary's meeting was a major coup. Right down to the shrimp cocktail. Connect with Mary's partners at visitplano.com. facebook.com/visitplano 648553_Plano.indd 1 PEOPLE CONNECT HERE. 1-800-81-plano visitplano.com www.sgmp.org AM 06/07/13 4:46 27 http://www.visitplano.com http://www.visitplano.com http://www.visitplano.com http://www.facebook.com/visitplano http://www.sgmp.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Summer 2014

President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Get Your Green On
2014 SGMP NEC & Expo Highlights
Conference Connection
Plan Green
Technology for the Meeting Traveler on the Go
Supplier Strategy
Technology Trends
CGMP Corner
National Updates
SGMP Nation
Advertisers’ Index

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