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c h a p t e r chat ter NEW VENTURES Patricia Beagen, CMP, was appointed Events Marketing Manager for Santa Clara-based Affymetrix. She previously served as Meeting Planner at Bio Rad Laboratories. Patricia may be reached at (408) 731-5462 or patricia_beagen@ Lisa Demarest, formerly of Demarest Event Marketing, along with her new partner Kristjan Gavin, recently launched San Ramon-based In Good Company Meetings & Events. Kristjan serves as President and Lisa serves as Executive Vice President, Meeting Management. Lisa may be reached at (925) 8553255 or at For further info, visit their Web site at Sharon Marsh, CMP, CMM, MPINCC Immediate Past President, was ap- pointed Meetings Group Manager for Santa Rosa-based Medtronic, Inc. She previously served as Program Sourcing Manager for Verisign, Inc. She may be reached at (707) 591-2705 or sharon. ENHANCEMENTS Angie Toussaint-Billingsly, owner of Alameda-based KMT Management Services, announced the expansion of corporate capabilities to include Presentation Support and Corporate Travel. For detailed info, visit its Web site at year on the MPI Foundation Board of Trustees. His three-year term will expire in 2010. Three MPINCC members were appointed to serve on MPI committees for 2008-2009. Sharon Marsh, CMP, CMM, Meetings Group Manager, Medtronic Inc., and MPINCC Immediate Past President, will serve on the Int’l Chapter Leadership Committee. Roger Rickard, Senior VP Sales, Don Anderson and Kehaulani McGregor, CMP, The Meeting Strategy Group and MPINCC Past President, will serve a second year on the Awards and Recognition Task Force. ● Have news to share? Send your chatter to Kehaulani McGregor, CMP, The Meeting Strategy Group and MPINCC Past President at MPI INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENTS Stephen Revetria, VP Sales & Marketing at AT&T Park, will serve a second Exceptional Views Inside and Out MORE MEETING BUDGET. MILEAGE FROM YOUR Just minutes from Lake Tahoe, Granlibakken’s 74 acres are the ideal productive environment for groups of 4 to 400. Take your meetings to the next level at the Sheraton SFO. Our recent $20 million renovation features sleek contemporary interiors. Experience our luxurious guestrooms with 42” HD TVs and views of the San Francisco Bay and hillsides. All-inclusive from $153* Book your fall meeting today. 877-552-0187 600 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame CA 650.340.8500 24 | MPINCCperspective | VOL. 27, NO. 2 *Per person, per night, based on double occupancy, subject to availability. Rates valid Fall/Winter 2008/2009. Restrictions apply. 378380_Sheraton.indd 1 5/20/08 1:36:52 PM 393240_Granlibakken.indd 1 7/27/08 1:53:08 PM

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

MPI Perspective - Ocotber 2008
President's Message
Spotlight on Audio-Visual
Connecting with - Mitchell Bakst, CMP
12 Technology Trends in the Meetings and Events Market
Corporate Social Responsibility - Good for Whom?
Member Pearls
Chapter Chatter
Destination Spotlight - Sonoma Country
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - October 2008