Who is looking forward to springtime in Tennessee?!? I know I am – the weather, the sites, getting outdoors – I’m excited for all of it. I just got a touch of the season by traveling to Europe with my kiddos over Spring Break. Most people think we’re crazy, but I think of it as raising little travelers. The more of the world they’re exposed to, the more they’ll want to visit on their own (hopefully).
I’d like to recommend that you all do the same when it comes to your MPI membership. Last month we held our “Get to Know You” campaign where members drop their cards in a hat and then are randomly paired up to meet for coffee or happy hour. Over the years that we’ve done this as a chapter, we’ve seen great new relationships form by way of friendships, business opportunities, and more. If you didn’t get a chance to participate, feel free to reach out to a member you don’t know and ask to learn more about them. Or if there’s a venue that’s a member, make a point to fit a visit in this Spring. The more you learn about our members, the more beneficial your membership will become!
April kicks off “busy” season for our chapter. We have a great GMID program coming up tomorrow where we’ll get a chance to network with other professional associations in the state. We’re transitioning our new board members, soliciting items for the auction, and counting down the days until our Gala on May 1 st . We have a fantastic group of nominees, and I am so excited that we’ll get to celebrate them and the great year the chapter has had together. Until then, enjoy the sunshine!