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c h ap t e r cha t t e r NEW VENTURES Jessica Anderson was appointed Global Sales Manager for San Jose-based Dolce Hayes Mansion. In her new role, she will be responsible for soliciting and planning conferences for the Clean Technology Industry. Jessica may be reached at (408) 362-2342 or Carolyn Muller Brown was appointed Director of National Accounts for Reno Tahoe Convention and Visitors Authority. She was previously with Long Beach CVB. Carolyn may be reached at (916) 488-1411 or Esther Soh was appointed Sales Manager for The Westin St. Francis on Union Square. She was previously with City Club of San Francisco. Esther may be reached at (415) 774-0186 or Scott Slocum was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for Hotel Shattuck Plaza. The historic, landmark hotel will re-open during the spring/summer of 2009 as a luxury boutique property after a near total renovation. Scott may be reached at (510) 2256005 or Agency, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver level certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). “We’re fully embracing sensitivity to the environment and sustainable practices at all levels of our operation,” said Dan Concepcion, Conference Center General Manager. The LEED certification is an independent, nationally adopted benchmark that will validate Monterey Conference Center’s compliance with the highest levels of green building performance. For more info, contact MCC at (831) 646-3388 or CONGRATULATIONS MPINCC past president Joel Costa, CMP, was recently promoted to Area Catering Sales Leader for Northern California Marriott Intl. He previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing for JW Marriott San Francisco Hotel. Joel may be reached at (415) 627-8206 or Sheryl Sookman Schelter, CMP, President of The Meeting Connection, recently published a book titled Who’s In Charge of Your Career? Creating a Strategy for Success available on Sheryl may be reached at (415) 892-1394 or Have news to share? Send your chatter to Kehaulani McGregor, CMP, The Meeting Strategy Group and MPINCC Past President at ● ACCREDITATION Monterey Conference Center will attain Green Business Certification (GBC) through the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control A city for visionaries The venue for vision The Mission Bay Conference Center, located in San Francisco, offers dynamic and technologically advanced meeting space to welcome great minds from across the world and across the city. The conference center consists of 12,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, state-of-the-art presentation equipment, and experienced event staff. Combined, Mission Bay Conference Center is the catalyst for communication, the inspiration for innovation the venue for vision. The Venue for Vision 866.431.UCSF San Francisco, CA 20 | MPINCCperspective | VOL. 27, NO. 6

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

MPI Perspective - June 2009
President’s Message
Meetings Mean Business
Survival Guide for Planners
Survival Guide for Suppliers
Connecting with — Sean Kirklen, CMP
Member Pearls
Chapter Chatter
Sponsor Spotlight
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - June 2009