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c h a p t e r chat ter NEW VENTURES Emeryville-based The Performance Group (TPG) announced continued growth to staff and has recently hired industry experts in the area of sales and accounting. Bill Bowyer joined TPG as an Account Executive based in Aurora, Colo. and will focus on the Southern California and Phoenix markets. Denise Boisvert joined TPG as Accounting Manager based in Emeryville. For more information, visit Megan may be reached at (925) 377-0309 or San Francisco-based Excel Meetings and Events received the award for ‘Best Published ROI Article’ at ROI Institute’s Global ROI Conference 2007 in Chicago. Jon Wollenhaupt, Vice President, Excel Meetings and Events was recognized for several articles he wrote on ROI and measuring results that prove the value of meetings and events, some of which were recently published here in Perspective. Jon may be reached at (415) 7771231 or ● Have news to share? Send your chatter to Kehaulani McGregor, CMP, President of The Meeting Strategy Group and MPINCC Past President at CONGRATULATIONS Point Richmond-based Streamlinevents, Inc. celebrated their Five Year Anniversary in October 2007. “We are privileged to work with such great clients and industry partners” says Annette Chinn, CEO. “Together, we look forward to long-lasting partnerships and continued success.” For more information, visit Hilton Sonoma Wine Country received the 2007 ‘Best Hotel for a Business Event’ award from North Bay Biz magazine. Heidi Miersemann, CMP, Director of Sales and Marketing and MPINCC board member adds, “In addition to its business appeal, the Hilton is also a popular choice for weekend wine tasters due to its proximity to some of Wine Country’s most popular destinations.” Heidi may be reached at (707) 569-5526 or Tara Schratz, Marketing Events Coordinator for San Ramon-based Thermage, Inc., was recognized in The Meeting Professional’s 30 Under 30 List, which highlights 30 people 30 years of age or younger currently making an impact on the global meetings community. Tara may be reached at (510) 259-5217 or tschratz@ Sheryl Sookman, CMP, Principal of The Meeting Connection, was recently engaged and will be married in Santa Rosa in February 2008. She may be reached at (415) 892-1394 or Megan Warzeniak was promoted to Director of Sales, Northern California and Pacific Northwest for La Quinta, Californiabased KSL Resorts, a unique collection of memorable golf, spa and ski resorts. LET US OBSESS ABOUT EVERY DETAIL WHILE YOU BASK IN THE FEELING OF SUCCESS The Best Time to Earn Rewards Meet in 70,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, including five large ballrooms, nine breakout rooms and the executive Millennium Boardroom. 15 to 1,000 guests will enjoy creative catering served by an experienced convention staff. Earn incentives. Call 1-800-920-WLMP. TO BOOK A MEETING 1.800.678.8380 In the Financial and Cultural Heart of Downtown Los Angeles 363537_Millennium.indd 1 MPINCCperspective | VOL. 26, NO. 4 | 1:50:44 PM 27 1/4/08

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - February 2008

MPI Perspectives - February 2008
President's Message
Bulding Relationships for Work
Principles of a Professional
Love Alliances, Hate Negotiations
The Lost Office Relationships
My MPI - Paula Higgins
Member Pearls
Green Meetings
Chapter Chatter
Join the Ranks - Become a CMP
Destination Spotlight - Ontario, California
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - February 2008