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March 2023 news & updates

"Problem Solving for Meeting Planners"

Thursday, April 27, 2023

8:00 am—12 Noon

Continental Breakfast Program,

MSU Management Education Center, Troy

Presenter: Ann K. Bruttell, Founder & President, Meeting Coordinators, Inc.



  • Program Do’s and Don’ts
  • How to Identify Potential Meeting Problems
  • How to Reduce Travel Costs and How to Avoid Potential Travel Problems
  • How to Work with a Facility to Solve Meeting Problems
  • Creative Events on a Limited Budget
  • Open Discussion Group Problem Solving

Why attend: We all want our meetings and events to run smoothly, without glitches. But reality steps in and problems arise. Come learn best practices and the way to spot potential red flags before they become issues. Learn how to solve problems quickly. Disaster scenarios will be presented with their resolutions. This program is for seasoned meeting planners and novice planners.

For more information and to register,

please click HERE. 

Upcoming Webinars & Events

"March Madness Meet & Greet"

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 5:30- 7:30PM

At Shield's Pizza, Troy

$15/MSE Detroit members, $30/guests

Please click HERE for more information and to register.

"HR Learn: Creating an Outstanding Coaching Culture in an Ever Evolving Workplace"

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 6:30-8PM

At Red Run Golf Club, Royal Oak

Please click HERE for more information and to register.

Executive Luncheon Series with Frank Venegas, Jr."

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 11AM-1PM

At The Ideal Group, Detroit

$55/MSE Detroit members, $65/guests

Please click HERE for more information and to register. SOLD OUT!

“Belief & Integrity are Your Sales Superpowers”

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 8-10:30AM

At IPS Technology Services' Office, Troy

Presenter: Jeff Bajorek, B2B Sales Leaders

$55/MSE Detroit members, $65/guests

Please click HERE for more information and to register.

Meeting Coordinators, Inc.

is Hiring!

Are you detailed-oriented? Do you love planning an event and seeing it through? Are you proficient in MS Office and social media?

Meeting Coordinators, Inc., is now hiring for part-time positions. To see what we do, click HERE.

For more information, please click HERE or contact us at 


Meeting Coordinators, Inc. has developed a resource page for meeting planners on our website. Please visit the page at: https://meeting-coordinators.com/resources.

Together Again!

Last week, finally after the COVID years, approximately 80 meeting planners and 80 industry hoteliers and AV suppliers got together, in person and mask free. It was a very joyous reunion to see those hardy planners who have been able to ride the meeting industry decline. Of course, there were many who were not in attendance due to layoffs. Proudly I and two of MCI’s account mangers attended. The connection to our industry is so important to our success. During this four hour program, we learned new techniques that planners used to keep alive. Zoom was still talked about in great length and although we were tired of all virtual meetings, we know that Zoom is here to stay and an excellent format for many interactions. Meeting Planners are problem solvers. Like “Ghostbusters,” when a problem or situation arises, meeting planners are supposed to know who to call and how to fix the issue. Our network is the key. Glad to know we are working together again!

Speaking of learning from our peers. Meeting Coordinators, Inc. is resuming our training programs. Our first for 2023 is:

Meeting Coordinators, Inc.

is planning a

“Problem Solving for Meeting Planners”

Registration is now open for April 27th at Michigan State Management Education Center in Troy. This breakfast program (8AM-12Noon) is great for seasoned planners but also excellent for novice planners….what you don’t know, CAN hurt you (or your meeting in this case!) Click HERE to register.

Here is a link that I found in my inbox that I would like to share: "40 Wonderfully Happy Quotes That Will Put a Smile on Your Face." We all want to be happy…enjoy!

Happy Spring!

Hope to have you join us on April 27th!


Ann K. Bruttell

President, Meeting Coordinators, Inc.


Meeting Coordinators, Inc.


In every great association or company there comes a time when a conference, seminar, sales meeting or special event must be arranged. Utilizing the services of Meeting Coordinators, Inc. will not burden your employees or volunteers with countless overwhelming logistical tasks. Meeting Coordinators, Inc. has a staff of experts to manage the day-to-day operations of your organization and also create professional events to exceed your every expectation.

A huge "Thank You!"
to our Sponsors!

For sponsorship opportunities, please click HERE for our advertising rates or contact us at meetings@meeting-coordinators.com.
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