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c h ap t e r cha t t e r NEW VENTURES Jody Brandes, CMP, was appointed Meeting Partner, Lucentis, Meetings & Convention Services for South San Francisco-based Genentech. She was previously with Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. Jody may be reached at (650) 225-7205 or Rhonda Salisbury was appointed Sales and Marketing Manager for Oakhurst-based Paradise Springs. She was previously with The Pines Resort in Bass Lake. Rhonda may be reached at (559) 683-7162 or Gloria Paladini was appointed Account Executive, Northwestern Regional Sales Office for Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau. She may be reached at (650) 393-5818 or zine and former executive director of MPINCC has been awarded the prestigious Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from ASAE and the Center for Association Leadership. The CAE program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. Founded in 1960, the CAE program stands as a mark of excellence and has evolved to reflect what it takes to manage an association in today’s challenging climate. GONE GREEN GES Exposition Services, a leader in exhibition and event services, was recently certified as a Bay Area Green Business and continues the expansion of environmental initiatives across its worldwide network. Inn Marin, known for its charming Mission-style accommodations suited for both business and leisure travelers, was recently awarded state certification at the leadership level for California’s Green Hotel Certification program. This is the highest honor bestowed upon hotels after a rigorous inspection and Inn Marin is the first property in California to receive this certification under the newly introduced and enhanced Green Lodging program, which is administered by the State of California General Services Administration. Have news to share? Send your chatter to Kehaulani McGregor, CMP, The Meeting Strategy Group and MPINCC Past President at ● CONGRATULATIONS San Francisco-based Acteva recently announced a strategic partnership with Johnstown, PA-based Kinetic Software. According to Acteva executive vice president Ed Lemire, “We’re thrilled about the opportunity of partnering with Kinetic Software and presenting at their annual User’s Conference. Acteva works with software organizations of all sizes and Kinetic certainly has a well-respected name and track record of success.” Ed may be reached at (415) 962-9039 or Heidi Miersemann, CMP, Director of Sales & Marketing with Hilton Sonoma Wine Country is engaged to be married. Sabrina Ritchie, CMP, Managing Editor of Perspective maga- Annual Gala & June 2, 2009 California Academy of Sciences AUCTION terri woodin, cmp west coast national sales office hinton+grusich, hotel+resort collection direct 303/379-9774 MPINCCperspective | VOL. 27, NO. 5 | 25

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - April 2009

MPI Perspective - April 2009
President's Message
Positive Charge
Facebook: Mixing Business with Pleasure
The Socialbees Guide to Saving Face on Facebook The Dos and Don'ts That Can Make or Break Your Image Online
The 21st Annual MPINCC Trade Show
Connecting with - Ms. Lindsey Roberts
Student Affairs Committee Sets Up Scholarship Fund
Member Pearls
Chapter Chatter
Sponsor Spotlight
Planners and Suppliers Unite!
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - April 2009