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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE #message Carvie Gillikin MPIGNY President H appy New Year! I sincerely hope 2015 is off to a terrific start and that your New Year's resolutions are still intact. 2014 proved to be a great year for MPIGNY, and I can tell you our goals for 2015 are once again upping the ante across the board. Robert and I could not be happier than to be working with Meghan on nominations for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The nominations process will open on February 2, and we are looking for the best of the best to work into our succession planning. Our preliminary slate looks great and has a tremendous amount of experience as several are planning their way to be a future president. Where will you be? When I decided to pursue the presidency role, I did so with eyes wide open. I knew what I was getting into, and I made a promise to every member in the chapter. That promise was to ask one simple question before each decision was made. That question was and continues to be, "Does this benefit the members of our chapter?" Simple question but sometimes hard to answer. Are you ready to ask yourself that question? Are you ready to give back some of your time to the chapter? It is a great feeling to help others learn and grow in the industry while building one of the largest and strongest chapters within MPI. Robert will take over as President on July 1, 2015, and we will be in terrific hands. Robert, Meghan or myself are all here to speak with you and answer any questions you might have about being active on a committee or even a board position. Just let us know how we can help! I can comfortably say that our New Year's resolutions are all intact and on track for 2015. Sincerely, Carvie Gillikin MPIGNY President Vice President/Partner Fourth Wall Events carvie@fourthwallevents.com 2014 PROVED TO BE A GREAT YEAR FOR MPIGNY, AND I CAN TELL YOU OUR GOALS FOR 2015 ARE ONCE AGAIN UPPING THE ANTE ACROSS THE BOARD. info@mpigny.org 5

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Winter 2015

President's Message
Ask the Board
Thinking Outside the Hotel
Exploring Alternative Venues in Las Vegas
Social Media Events
The Top Meeting and Destination Events of 2015
Travel Tips from the Doctor's Desk
29th Annual Auction and Mixology Madness 2.0!
Save the Date!
Day in the Life
Notes from the Field
15 in 2015 in Chicago
New Members
Advertiser's Index

@MPIGNY - Winter 2015