A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: 
Alyssa Lippincott, CHSP
National Sales Manager, Sands Bethlehem

MEETINGS MEAN BUSINESS
Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) shines a light on the real impact meetings have on people, businesses and the economy. Led by the Meeting Mean Business Coalition, it brings together meetings industry advocates across six continents and more than forty countries. MPI New Jersey in conjunction with ILEA NJ hosted the Ultimate Networking event on the evening of Thursday, April 4 to celebrate the industry's enduring business value and its $2.53 trillion in global economic impact.  

Whether you spent time that day with your our MPI Chapter, another industry event, or traveling for business as we often are, I hope you took the time to reflect on just how important this industry is and how vital your individual role is.  It is the goal of MPI New Jersey to make each of us better in our professional lives and strengthen this industry as a whole.   
CHAPTER EVENT RECAP:
What Did You Miss Last Month?

MARCH EDUCATION PROGRAM: 
On March 13th MPI New Jersey hosted an Education Session in conjunction with NY IAEE at the AFR Warehouse in Secaucus with speaker, Joan Eisenstodt.  Joan delivered an incredibly informative and fun session helping us look at meetings differently.  As meeting professionals, we need to be cognizant of how our attendee need and want to learn and implement these tactics into our meetings.  Details such as room set up and creating interactive moments during the meeting can help take your next meeting beyond the usual!   

Thank you to our sponsors:
Venue host, AFR
Sponsors, Caribe DMC
As always we thank Kalahari Resorts & Conventions for being our year-round Education Partner.



GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY
On April 4th, MPI New Jersey with ILEA Northern New Jersey Chapter hosted the Ultimate Networking Event.  Simple Creations Teambuilding brought us a fun painting activity and in the end when our painted canvases came together a beautiful collaborative image came together.  On this special GMID Event this activity reinforced when working together great things can happen. 

Thank you to our sponsors:
Venue host, The Heldrich




MASTERING YOUR MEMBERSHIP:
Make the Most Out of YOUR Membership

MEMBERSHIP SURVEY: COMPLETE & WIN $100
As an MPI member, you should have already received the Annual Membership Survey sent via email with a unique URL link.  Take just a few minutes to submit your survey and you'll be entered to win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card.  It's that easy!! 
Missed the email?  If you did not receive the survey email, have issues with the link, or experiences
difficulties while taking the survey, please send an email to membersurvey@mpiweb.org

DISCOUNTS:
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REFER A FRIEND & BE REWARDED:
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DID YOU SEE THIS?  
WEC 2018 is a Winner

MPI Best Association Meeting Award by Eventex
MPI Best Association Meeting Award by Eventex

Congratulations to MPI for winning this amazing award from Eventex for Best Association Meeting for WEC 2019.  We can't wait to see what you do for us this year at WEC'19 in Toronto!
MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT:
Find Out More About Your Peers!

MEET FRANK FRICANO
Frank Fricano
Occupation: Director of Hotel Operations
Current Employer: Bridgewater Marriott

How did you get your start in the industry?
In the late 70's, started to work for Marriott and loved the customer interaction and satisfaction of accomplishments at work. After many years, moved to the sales and event planning discipline.

Where did you grow up?
Born and raised in Bagheria (Sicily), near Palermo.

What do you love about MPI New Jersey?
MPI and specifically MPI NJ offer the opportunity to make people connections, establish long lasting business and personal relationships (people do business with friends), grow and learn new skill sets, become the best in your field. But you need to work hard in it, be involved and know that each of us make a difference. I became the President of the NJ Chapter in 2007-2008 and worked with so many great people, always striving to take the Chapter to new levels for the benefit of the members. Now, each year I ask and serve on International Committees, continuing the learn and make a difference.

Jennifer Sena
CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER: 
Congrats to Jennifer Sena on earning your Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC). 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS:
Amira Amaisse, Legacy Castle
Cheryl Cole, Student at Ashworth College
Kathleen DeLuca, CMP, CSEP, Events Plus, Inc
Marie Hoddy, Novartis

AND THE WINNER IS:
* Congratulations to Patty Stern, Patty Stern Creative for winning the raffle prize of a $20.00 Gift Card for completing the March Education Survey.  


We want to hear from you!
Let us know what professional accomplishments you have recently achieved so we can share the great news with your peers.  
Contact Chapter Administrator,  Heather Kresge
 
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TELL US HOW YOU BUY MPI
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