MPI Perspective - April 2010 - (Page 3)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2009-2010 President Chad Ammon Director, Meetings and Events Results Delivered, LLC President-Elect Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP Director, Corporate Meetings & Events AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah VP Finance Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM Principal Meetings Defined VP Communications Lucy Giovando Watts, CMP, CMM Principal Giovando Watts & Company VP Education Tiffany Arnold, CMP Senior Sales Manager, Group The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco VP Membership Danielle Restaino, CMP Meeting Partner Genentech Immediate Past President Molly Walsh, CMP VP Business Development USA Hosts|Key Events DIRECTORS Director Fundraising/Sponsorship John Richards VP of Business Development DSA Creative Director Special Events Liz Watson, CMP, DMCP Principal PRA Destination Management, San Francisco Director Marketing Stephanie Law, CMP Director Education James Gregg Senior Sales Manager InterContinental San Francisco Director Member Care Heather Shatz Director of Sales, Technology Accounts Hilton Sales Worldwide Director Member Administration Barry McCarthy Senior Convention Sales Manager Western Mountain Pacific Region Marriott, JW Marriott and Renaissance Hotels and Resorts Perspective Magazine Chair Rachel Olsen, CMP Rise to the Occasion Perspective Managing Editor Sabrina Ritchie, CMP, CAE Published for: Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter 2440 Camino Ramon, Suite 273 San Ramon, CA 94583 Tel: (925) 355-1912 Fax: (925) 355-1296 Published by: perspective MPI NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER VOL. 28, NO. 5 FEATURES Are You Building Your Reputation Capital? | 6 Bored Room? | 13 Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter 22nd Annual Conference and Expo Wrap-Up | 16 DEPARTMENTS President’s Message | 5 Unique Venues Spotlight | 8 Getting to know … Joey Nevin | 18 Member Pearls | 19 Chapter Chatter | 20 Index to Advertisers | 21 | 21 POV | 22 Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 Tel: (352) 332-1252 / (800) 369-6220 Fax: (352) 331-3525 Publisher: Mark Migliore Project Manager: Heather Ciocca Editor: Jeanie J. Clapp Marketing: Rebecca Wentworth Advertising Representatives: Pam Blasetti, Peri Brauth, Amanda Goodwin, Kathy Getz, Debbie Phillips, Gretchen von Mering, Jamie Williams Layout and Pagination: Naylor, LLC Advertising Art: Christina O’Connor PUBLISHED APRIL 2010/MPI-H0210/4018 © 2010 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. Editor’s Note Relationship Economics – it’s a term coined by David Nour, one of the featured speakers at our recent Conference and Expo, that refers to the art and science of engaging and influencing By Sabrina Ritchie, CMP, CAE others. This feature article explores the strategic value of your business relationships and encourages you to evaluate how effectively you are building your reputation. In this issue, we also: • discover how using unique venues can create memorable meeting and event experiences; • see a photo spread of the recent MPINCC trade show; • get the latest chapter buzz via our Chapter Chatter column; • gain insight into how to stay fit and healthy in an industry that is not exactly working with us in this area; • get a chance to meet Joey Nevin, sales coordinator at AT&T Park; • and learn a few new cost-savings tips in our Member Pearls column. Chapter President Chad Ammon gives special thanks to the leadership team and volunteers who help shape our organization. In addition, he announces upcoming programs, events and opportunities. Mark your calendars! Contributing an article to Perspective is a great way to earn points towards your CMP or recertification. If you are interested in writing an article for an upcoming issue or have news to share, please contact me at MPINCCperspective | VOL. 28, NO. 5 | 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - April 2010

MPI Perspective - April 2010
President’s Message
Are You Building Your Reputation Capital?
Unique Venues Spotlight
Bored Room?
Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter 22nd Annual Conference and Expo Wrap-Up
Getting to know... Joey Nevin
Member Pearls
Chapter Chatter
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - April 2010