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sponsor sp ot lig ht August 27, 2009 Professional Education Program Westin St. Francis MPINCC members and guests continue to demonstrate the value of education and networking as they turned out in record numbers for the first meeting of the 2009-2010 program year at the elegant Westin St. Francis on Aug. 27. No doubt the program itself was a huge draw as Bruce Kimbrell of Disney Institute delivered two important presentations — Disney’s Approach to Brand Loyalty and Leading through Turbulent Times. SWANK, in-house A/V provider at the Westin St. Francis, provided all of the A/V equipment for the day, Orange Photography was on hand to capture the best moments of the meeting and the Meeting Professional of the Quarter awards, Mosaic Global Transportation made sure that Bruce Kimbrell was delivered safely to the meeting and then returned to SFO and Freedom Bakery & Confections contributed the speaker gift and a luncheon favor to each guest. MPINCC sends a huge thank you to these sponsors who ensured a healthy start to the new year. Sponsors Disney Institute and Disney Resort Destinations Freedom Bakery & Confections Mosaic Global Transportation Orange Photography SWANK Westin St. Francis September 15, 2009 Professional Breakfast Program Sheraton Sonoma County Petaluma There is no more beautiful drive than that to Petaluma at sunrise. Situated on the Petaluma Marina, the Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma was a beautiful setting for the chapter’s annual North Bay Professional Breakfast Program on Sept. 15. The MPI Platinum Program sent Joan Eisenstodt our way for a thought-provoking interactive presentation on ethics that lasted way beyond its allotted time as attendees crowded around Joan to continue the conversation. In addition, the Sheraton’s breakfast buffet was one of the finest we’ve seen — and even more delicious than it looked. American Audio Visual provided state-of-the-art equipment supported by excellent technical assistance. Mosaic Global Transportation chauffeured Joan to and from the Sheraton. Freedom Bakery & Confections sent the speaker gift and tasty favors for guests. Thanks to all for a successful first Professional Breakfast Program for 2009-2010. Sponsors American Audio Visual Freedom Bakery & Confections Mosaic Global Transportation MPI Platinum Program Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma Sonoma County Tourism Bureau September 23, 2009 Professional Education Program Claremont Hotel Club & Spa The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa was the scene of the Sept. 23 Professional Education Program. The always beautiful and classic Claremont is in terrific shape thanks to a recent renovation of the public spaces and an almost completed renovation of the sleeping rooms. SWANK prov ided exper t A/ V assistance and equipment for each segment of the program. Always popular, attorney Jonathan Howe, Esq. of Howe & Hutton, Ltd., came courtesy of the MPI Platinum Program, Mosaic Global Transportation provided ground transportation for Mr. Howe and Freedom Bakery & Confections sent the speaker gift and yummy chocolate favors for the guests. Many thanks to all our sponsors and especially those who support the chapter program after program. Sponsors Claremont Hotel Club & Spa Freedom Bakery & Confections Mosaic Global Transportation MPI Platinum Program SWANK October 28, 2009 Professional Education Program Sponsors Freedom Bakery & Confections Parc 55 San Francisco November 2, 2009 Golf Tournament Sponsors Cordevalle Custom Video Connection Freedom Bakery & Confections Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau Orange Photography The Presidio Rosewood Sand Hill Sonoma County Tourism Bureau Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter presents THE HUSTLE The MPINCC 22nd Annual Trade Show & Conference January 20-21, 2010 Moscone West For information contact MPINCC at (925) 355-1912 or November 17, 2009 Professional Breakfast Program Sponsors Hotel Valencia Santana Row Maggiano’s Little Italy – Santana Row 16 | MPINCCperspective | VOL. 28, NO. 3 MPIH0609_Hustle.indd 1 11/2/09 7:55:00 PM

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

MPI Perspective - December 2009
President’s Message
A Brand Apart
Tradeshow Marketing: How to Reach Corporate and Association Planners
Getting to know … Sheryl Sookman Schelter, CMP
Being Green Is Not a Destination
Member Pearls
Chapter Chatter
Sponsor Spotlight
Student Affairs Committee Spreading the Good Word of MPI
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - December 2009