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Student Affairs Committee Spreading the Good Word of MPI The f irst full year of the Student Affairs Committee is off to a great start! Our first student-geared program was August 28 and featured Syndi Seid of Advanced Etiquette. Our second educational event on October 28 was a success with “Bridging the Gap between Students and Professionals” presented by Eli Gorin, CMP. We’re looking forward to offering even more student-focused programs with our second annual session at the 22nd Annual Trade Show and Conference on Jan. 21 as well as at a spring program. In addition to offering educational programs, our committee has been speaking in a number of university classes and spreading the good word of MPI. Are you interested in helping the next generation get their foot in the door? There are so many ways you can help! At all MPINCC events, we match students with member professionals with friendly faces to show them around and sit with at events. If you are interested in becoming a buddy for a day, please contact Alison Nishiiwa, Westin San Francisco Airport, at alison.nishiiwa@westin.com. One of the most exciting advances this year is our partnership with San Francisco State University. We now have the ability to match hospitality students eager for some real-world experience with internship positions open within our chapter. If you would like more information or have an internship available, please contact Joey Nevin, AT&T Park, at jnevin@attpark.com. Once again we are of fering scholarships for student MPI memberships as well as MPINCC educational events for student members. Did you know that if you are enrolled in a certificate program you are eligible for student membership for one year at the very low cost of $40? It ’s true! Recently graduated university student members are able to move into the Student-inTransition plan, which is a three-year process in which membership star t s at $75 for the first year and increases incrementally each year. We are very excited about the progress of the Student Affairs Committee, but we need your help! The program’s success depends upon the support of the entire membership. We look forward to helping you become a mentor for a day or fill an open entry-level position within your organization. ● inde x to ad ver t is ers CONFERENCE & CONVENTION CENTERS Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF 14 CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAUS Sacramento CVB outside back cover HOTELS & RESORTS Four Points by Sheraton 10 Gaia Napa Valley Hotel & Spa 8 InterContinental The Clement Monterey 15 Loews Coronado Bay Resort inside front cover Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort inside front cover Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel inside front cover Loews Ventana Canyon Resort inside front cover Portola Hotel & Spa inside back cover Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek 17 PRINTING Naylor, LLC 4 PROMOTIONAL ITEMS Marcom Experts Inc 7 TRADESHOW & EVENT SERVICES Absolutely Events 12 ad ver t is er s .com Absolutely Events www.absolutelyevents.com 12 Four Points by Sheraton www.fourpoints.com/sanrafael 10 Gaia Napa Valley Hotel & Spa www.gaianapavalleyhotel.com 8 InterContinental The Clement Monterey www.intercontinental.com/montereyic 15 Loews Coronado Bay Resort www.loewshotels.com/meetings inside front cover Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort www.loewshotels.com/meetings inside front cover Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel www.loewshotels.com/meetings inside front cover Loews Ventana Canyon Resort www.loewshotels.com/meetings inside front cover Marcom Experts Inc www.marcomexperts.com/ 7 Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF www.ahl-missionbay.com 14 Naylor, LLC www.naylor.com 4 Portola Hotel & Spa www.portolahotel.com inside back cover Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek www.renaissanceclubsport.com 17 Sacramento CVB www.discovergold.org outside back cover HOTELS & RESORTS Please support our advertisers. They made this publication possible. Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek 2805 Jones Road Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Phone: (925) 942-6342 Fax: (925) 942-6348 E-mail: fran.pecho@clubsports.com Web: www.renaissanceclubsport.com Renaissance ClubSport is a contemporary hotel conveniently located in the East Bay community of Walnut Creek, CA. This 175 room hotel offers a world-class fitness resort making it ideal for team building retreats and unique meetings. Other amenities include a day spa, fine dining, comfortable rooms and complimentary internet service. MPINCCperspective | VOL. 28, NO. 3 | 17 http://www.absolutelyevents.com http://www.fourpoints.com/sanrafael http://www.gaianapavalleyhotel.com http://www.intercontinental.com/montereyic http://www.loewshotels.com/meetings http://www.loewshotels.com/meetings http://www.loewshotels.com/meetings http://www.loewshotels.com/meetings http://www.marcomexperts.com/ http://www.ahl-missionbay.com http://www.naylor.com http://www.portolahotel.com http://www.renaissanceclubsport.com http://www.discovergold.org http://www.renaissanceclubsport.com

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

MPI Perspective - December 2009
Contents
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
Advertisers.com
Student Affairs Committee Spreading the Good Word of MPI
Index to Advertisers
POV

MPI Perspective - December 2009

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