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YOUR COMMUNITY CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT Friday Night Fever A host of teenage boys and girls from Children’s Specialized Hospital saddled up and headed off to the Dolce Basking Ridge Hotel and Conference Center for a Rockin’ Rodeo with the MPI New Jersey Chapter. They were greeted with a smile, a cowboy hat, a deputy sheriff’s badge and a colorful bandana. The teens posed and walked away with Western-themed photo keepsakes. They sombrero tossed and pinned the tail on the donkey. They were branded with playful, temporary tattoos and decorated piggy banks. And no one, even the adults, could pass up Noodles the Clown, who twisted, bent and tied balloons in all colors and shapes. “MPI New Jersey has created yet another amazing event for our children,” said Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Children’s Specialized Hospital. “This event allows everyone to experience the excitement of a themed dance. They happen to be kids with disabilities, but they shared this time of laughter and friendship. Children’s Specialized Hospital and the children in Friday Night Fever are indebted to MPI for making dreams come true.” —Danielle Foster, CMP CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT Exchange Rate Two MPI members will swap cities as part of an exchange incentive sponsored by the Chicago Area and Netherlands chapters. Erica Romero, CMP, and Frank Tiebosch will cross the globe following massive recruitment efforts for their chapters. 88 one+ 10.10 > Erica Romero JOB: Operations manager of facilities rental and food services for Elgin (Illinois) Community College SERVICE: Recently served as a co-chairwoman for the chapter’s Student Affairs Committee INCENTIVE: Airfare, four nights at the Grand Hotel in Amsterdam, three nights at the Sofitel Le Louise in Brussels, complimentary daily breakfast and Internet access as well as one lunch and dinner at the Grand Hotel Frank Tiebosch JOB: Director of sales for Hotels van Oranje in Noordwijk SERVICE: Vice president of chapter membership INCENTIVE: Airfare, seven nights at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, complimentary breakfast for two guests and a Chef’s Tasting dinner for two CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT Southern California Meets Up There is strength in numbers, and the So-Cal meeting industry increased those numbers by collaborating and communicating at the 2nd Annual Industry Summit. Its purpose: to connect colleagues and bring regional meeting industry orgs together for true collaboration. More than 10 industry associations came to hear Holly Duckworth, CMP, speak on growing and improving through strong branding and connections, citing the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s success in getting people involved and delivering the message of a powerful positive brand, which she says is key to the perception of an organization.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + October 2010

One + October 2010
Energy of Many
Design Thinking
Signs of the Times
Top Spots
Kill Your Résumé
Exceed Expectations
Live in Person
Snack Attack
Skin Deep
Playing God?
Untangling the Value of Social Media
Local Favor
Personality Order
Datascape Architect
Thriving Exhibits
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

One + October 2010