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calendar of events P.O.W.E.R. Pack Ring in the new year with savings! Purchase the Spring/Summer P.O.W.E.R. Pack now and take advantage of PMPI’s spring line up of webinars, learning experiences and social networking events. For $185 you get access to three learning experiences, two webinars and three networking events. That’s a 30 percent savings! Don’t think you can attend everything? That’s OK! The P.O.W.E.R. Pack is fully transferrable within your office! Purchase one today for your whole team and make PMPI your one-stop-shop for webinars, education and event registration. Spring CMP Study Group Session Begins in April To prepare for the next administration of the CMP exam, mark your calendar to sign-up for the Spring CMP Exam Study Group. The 11-week study session will begin on Monday, April 18 and continue each Monday through June 27 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The course will feature a different topic covered by the CMP exam each week and taught by PMPI members who have received their CMP designation. Past participants have enjoyed the intimate nature of the group and the in-depth coverage of topics, discussion and the ability to ask questions in a small setting. Information about location and fees will be sent out via Cvent once confirmed. If you have questions about the CMP exam or study group, please contact the Industry Designations co-chairs, Sekeno Aldred at sekeno.aldred@goodwill.org or Deanne Davis at dedavis@gwu.edu. Upcoming CMP deadlines: March 1, 2011 – Application Deadline; May 10, 2011 – Registration Deadline; July 23, 2011 – Exam Date. MACE Opening Night Party: "Make a Connection" Monday, February 14, 2011 Pose Night Club – Gaylord National Harbor Resort 5:00 – 8:00 PM MACE! 2011 will show you the secrets to the meetings industry! For the ultimate unveiling experience, be sure to join your friends and colleagues for a night of code breaking and sleuthing at the MACE Opening Night Party. Get ready to share in the secret by hunting down your “industry admirer” using the clues you will be provided. Think you can solve the puzzle? Try your hand at our cryptic quiz for a chance to win our mystery prize. Don’t let time run out…register today for this networking experience that will have you ”searching” out new contacts! Learn more about MACE! on page 15. member scoreboard Planners: Association/Non-profit Meeting Professional.....................244 Corporate Meeting Professional......................................... 150 Government Meeting Professional ....................................... 14 Meeting Management Professional - Planner .....................94 Mark Your Calendars for February’s Drive to Support our Charity of the Year Thoughtful Treasures: A Mailbox Project for The Children’s Inn at NIH The Thoughtful Treasures project brings many moments of happiness to children and their siblings. During their stay at The Children’s Inn at NIH, each child is presented a mailbox treasure every day, each one lifting spirits, bringing smiles, laughter and a wonderful surprise. It is encouraged that groups or individuals make donations of 75 items or more for the children’s mailboxes. Mailbox size: 5" x 5" x 15" Project ideas: Stickers, puzzle books, hand puppets, crayons, craft projects, etc. Would you like to get more involved with the COC? Please contact committee co-chairs Laura Finn Gardner at (202) 789-7063 or Katie Hais at (202) 289-3114. Suppliers: Meeting Management Professional - Supplier .................... 12 Supplier Meeting Professional ............................................ 421 Affiliated Supplier ............................................................... 26 Faculty .................................................................................. 2 Student ................................................................................. 53 Lifetime ................................................................................... 3 Total: .............................................................................. 1019 congratulations g Congratulations to Allison and Matt Dossett on the arrival Congratulat of Emerson Belle Dossett November 22 at 11:42 a.m. Emerson weighed in at 7 lbs. and is 21 inches long. w congratulations to Mary Ann and Jeff Linder, Also, congra who w welcomed son Carter Edward Linder on December 6. Carter weighed in at 7 lbs., 9 oz. Thanks to PMPI’s Strategic Partners Thank you to the following venues that hosted recent PMPI Events: Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation The Arts Club of Washington for hosting Monster’s Bash The Jefferson Hotel for hosting the November Board Meeting The Hard Rock Café for hosting the Member Recruitment Event The Westin Alexandria for hosting the November Learning Experience The Hyatt Regency Baltimore for hosting PMPI North Courtesy Associates for hosting Grab & Go Luncheon Waterview Conference Center and The Hotel Palomar Arlington for hosting the CMP Exam Cram Session The Lorien Hotel and Spa for hosting the December Board Meeting Visit our online Meeting Planners’ Guide. Visit our online Meeting Planners’ Guide. PMPI POTOMAC MEMO JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011 VOL. 32, NO. 3 7 pmpi.officialbuyersguide.net http://pmpi.officialbuyersguide.net

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Potomac Memo - January/February 2011

Potomac Memo - January/February 2011
Contents
Calendar of Events
President’s Message
Partnering With Your AV Company
What’s Bugging You?
A Brighter Outlook for 2011
Increase Your ROI in 2011
Potomac Profiles
MACE! 2011 – The Secret is Out!
New Member Spotlight
PMPI Star
PMPI Out and About
Where in the PMPI World?
Advertisers’ Index

Potomac Memo - January/February 2011

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