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volunteer spotlight Maurita Williams, CMM President MWilliams Consulting, LLC WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PMPI? I got involved with PMPI to network, learn and share best practices from my peers. HOW DID YOU FIRST GET INVOLVED IN A PMPI COMMITTEE? Alexis LaBroi with Avitecture System, a former PMPI Board member, suggested that I join the Membership Committee and co-chair with Devin Lewis of the Las Vegas CVB. HOW HAS YOUR COMMITTEE WORK HELPED YOU ACHIEVE THESE GOALS? Being on a committee has helped me to tell my story about the power of networking and helping others. It feels good to explain to a potential member that you are not alone when you are a member of PMPI. You can get help from peers, get information about CVBs, exhibit houses, sales managers and hotel, and exchange business referrals with industry colleagues. WHAT GOALS DID YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE BY BEING INVOLVED IN A PMPI COMMITTEE? IF YOU COULD TELL PMPI MEMBERS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE THAT WOULD GET THEM TO JOIN A COMMITTEE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I hoped to mentor new planners, give feedback and advice about designations, including the "CMM," and, most importantly, serve as a resource to others and help out when I can. For me, volunteering is a sense of gratitude to give back and help others. My PMPI membership has been a one-stop shop for coaching, professional development, mentoring, sharing ideas, learning about other industry association and valuing the diversity of others. ■ CHICAGO'S METRO WEST VA R I E T Y, A F F O R D A B I L I T Y & C O N V E N I E N C E : * 38 communities just 20 miles west of downtown Chicago. * Over 2 million square feet of combined meeting space. * 16,000+ guest rooms in over 100 hotels and resorts, all with free parking. * World-class shopping, dining and entertainment. * Easy access to O'Hare and Midway international airports, interstates and regional mass transportation. 829867_DuPage.indd 1 630.575.8070 | meetings@discoverdupage.com DiscoverDuPage.com ENGAGE www.pmpi.org 19 24/08/16 7:46 pm http://www.DiscoverDuPage.com http://www.DiscoverDuPage.com http://www.pmpi.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PMPI Engage - September/October 2016

President’s Message
15 Tips to Make Your Association Meetings Better!
Time Management Techniques for Extremely Busy People
Meetings Thought Leadership
The Road Warrior: Staying Healthy on the Road
Volunteer Spotlight
What’s New in Fort Lauderdale
Welcome, New PMPI Members!
Members on the Move
PMPI Dashboard
Index of Advertisers
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PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - President’s Message
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PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - 9
PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - 15 Tips to Make Your Association Meetings Better!
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PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - Time Management Techniques for Extremely Busy People
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PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - Meetings Thought Leadership
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PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - The Road Warrior: Staying Healthy on the Road
PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - Volunteer Spotlight
PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - What’s New in Fort Lauderdale
PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - Welcome, New PMPI Members!
PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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