August 2016
MPI New England Newsletter
This month we are visiting the Farmer's Market, giving you a chance to win a FREE registration to our next event and offering a sneak peak of our Fall Institute.  We want to hear from you with story ideas and member photos - please let us know what you think!
Here’s what you missed at the August event!
Drama, humor, uncertainty and fear
our three storytellers relived their experiences with great emotion to an audience that was captivated and engaged throughout the evening. In tightly focused ten minute stories, our senior planners shared the lessons they learned from navigating challenging event environments. Read More
Happy Attendees
August Speaker Panel
Happy Attendees

The first reader with the correct answer will win a  FREE registration to attend the September event! Please email your answer to ...good luck!

As of the end of July, Meeting Professionals International had how many student members?
As summer begins to wind down and the kids are getting ready to go back to school, sail into your fall schedule by putting the 2016 MPI New England Educational Institute & After Dark on your calendar now!  This year's event will take place on November 21st and 22nd at the beautiful and newly renovated Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island.

Educational offerings are plentiful this year with 12 different professional development sessions, peer-to-peer roundtable discussions, and 3 highly regarded keynote speakers ready to share their industry expertise!
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MPI has recently rolled out a new approach to your annual membership!
As a Planner or Supplier, MPI’s tiered membership approach gives you the ability to choose your membership experience. From ambitious beginners to seasoned pros, MPI has what you need to help you grow and advance your career. 
Click HERE to learn about the benefits to tiered membership. 

A Trip To The Farmer's Market
Farmers Produce
Farm Stands
Farmer's Market Bounty
How Local, Seasonal Food Can Make Your Event Memorable

In the spirit of family barbecues, farm stands and slices of juicy watermelon, we thought it would be a great time to talk about how to incorporate local and seasonal foods into your meetings and events.   It’s a great way to support the local economy while serving delectable, healthy food to clients and offering a unique take on traditional banquet and catering menus. And it has the added benefit of a CSR component, an attractive option for companies who are interested in knowing that they can promote environmental sustainability and local economic viability to their stakeholders as part of their mission and vision.

According to Dan Ruben, Founder and Executive Director of Boston Green Tourism, “Serving local food is green because less energy is required to transport it and utilizing local and otherwise sustainably-grown food is a great way to show that a venue cares about the environment, serves fresh food, contributes to open space and food growers and harvesters in the region and provides visitors with the sense that they are visiting a unique region of the country. How would one feel going to a meeting in Italy and being served hamburgers? Serving local food is a way of making a meeting special, especially when the guests are from out of the region.” READ MORE

Scholarships & Grants for Members

The MPI Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing them professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships.

Click HERE to take a look at what's available to you! 
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Kudos, Moves and Changes

Bea Flammia, CMP
Senior Sales Manager

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Ashley Cakounes, CMP
Senior Meeting Planned
Meeting Management & Event Strategy
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Susie and Matthew Prue welcomed their new addition, 
Carter Frederick Prue, on July 5th!  


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