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President's Corner
WEC San Francisco
Upcoming Events
Thank You, Sponsors
Missed the Meeting
Industry Corner
Member Spotlight
In-Kind Sponsorships
April showers bring May flowers…
Much like spring, MPI New England is amidst some transitions and we’re tending to and nourishing our foundational work, excited to see the future blooming.
First, we’d like to thank Julee Cooke and Paragon Events for their service to MPI New England for 6 years as Chapter Administrator and Association Management Company, respectively. We are taking the chapter in a new direction and are now partnering with DPS AMC. Please continue to use as you have in the past, but you will see some new names in response to any inquiries.

Spring is also the time when our wonderful, hardworking 2021-2022 Board of Directors begins training and transitioning to the new slate of volunteers for the 2022-2023 term, who will be inducted at our Annual Awards event on June 16 (save the date!). As you receive this email, the incoming Board of Directors is building a business plan, budget, and calendar for the upcoming year at the Annual Retreat. We are grateful to Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT for being our gracious hosts and providing a beautiful backdrop as we come together for the first time as a group to plant the seeds for a flourishing year, July 2022 through June 2023, and beyond.

Please join us in building this metaphorical garden. There are so many ways to plant your seed, both in support of MPI and also showcasing yourself, your venue or product, or your organization. Below is by no means an exhaustive list, but we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in partnering with us on any of the following:

Ok maybe not the last one but at least we’re full circle on the metaphor!

Happy Spring everyone!

Kate Page, CMP
MPINE President

President Kate Page, CMP with GMID keynote, Johnny Cupcakes, and 2021-2022 Board Members at Fenway Park
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Wondering why you should attend WEC San Francisco June 21-23?

This is not just any WEC but a special milestone as we celebrate our MPI’s Golden Anniversary!  And there is no better place to commemorate this important milestone than in the the iconic City by the Bay.  Get ready to make meaningful connections, find new business partnerships and be inspired at memorable events.

The redesigned hosted buyer program is your chance to engage, create and connect with others through qualified 1:1 appointments. Planners accepted into the program are able to have some of their expenses related to the conference off-set.  Spaces are limited so you will want to apply as soon as possible.

Always known to throw a good party, this year’s WEC will be no different, get ready to celebrate beneath the stars at the opening reception at Oracle Park, home of the World Famous San Francisco Giants and end your visit at the closing reception at San Francisco’s historic City Hall.
There are so many ways to experience the City by the Bay. Explore al fresco dining on the Embarcadero overlooking the famous bridges. Spend time in different neighborhoods from the Mission and North Beach to Chinatown – each boasts their own unique charm and culture. And any visit to the Bay is not complete without some time ‘beyond the bridges’ enjoying Wine Country, Sausalito, Monterey and more.
This meeting is the ‘expert event for event experts’ and your gateway to a new era of events.  Step on through for new ideas, new connections and new business partnerships that will make your events not only memorable, but meaningful. To find out more and register, go to
Global Meetings Industry Day, Apr 7
th - Fenway
GMID - Apr 7, 2022
MPI New England Chapter and PCMA New England joined forces for a very successful Global Meeting Industry Day on April 7, 2022. We were honored to be the first group to use the beautiful new space at Fenway Park: The 521 Overlook.
Over 150 Meeting Industry Partners came together to reconnect with friends, colleagues, and to be entertained by the masterful, down to earth storyteller: Johnny Earle, aka Johnny Cupcakes. Johnny weaved his journey of successful branding through relatable, motivating tales that kept the crowd laughing, engaged, and wanting to know more. His secret ingredients: The H2H Human to Human connection, creative packaging, surprising customers, every changing product, and selling experiences. If you have been to his store on Newbury Street or one of his pop-up shops, you will quickly learn he does not sell cupcakes but T-shirts. Johnny surprised and delighted the audience with some great ideas, a gift under the chairs, and a complimentary T-shirt with a business card in return. 
After the presentation ended, networking began with fantastic beverage, featuring Espresso Martini’s on tap and outstanding food compliments of The 521 Overlook at Fenway Park.
My career began because of a networking event....
MANY years ago - when I was 22, my second interview was at a tri-county chamber event. Rob Levine gave me a challenge - get more business cards then he did and I would have the job...
My first time in a suit in public, first step out in the professional world, with little to no understanding of real estate law at all, I entered into the wonderful world of networking and connected enough to earn my spot as his Account Executive.
Fast forward to 2018, at my first MPI New England Chapter event, I met Heather Munnell from VDA Experiential Design Agency.  We hit it off as industry peers, connected as friends, and now I am lucky enough to work by her side.  Thank you to MPI!
May 17
MPI New England Night Out
Fenway Park
June 16
Annual Awards & Board Induction
Location TBA
Education Event

Location TBA
Summer Outing
Date & Location TBA
Donald N. Dunham
34 years
Lori L. Chase VEMM, PCA
16 years
Kathleen O'Reilly
10 years
Holly Roderick, CMP
7 years
Leslie Kosky, CHE
7 years
Kara Bishop, CMP
5 years
Carrie Campbell
4 years
Jim Tomasso
3 years
Katie Calvert
3 years
Katherine Hobbs
2 years
Tubtim Tangney
2 years
Vanessa Michael
2 years
Christine Ray
2 years
Jackey Baiza
1 year
Scott Arrington
1 year
Madison Odryna
1 year
Dina Mitchell
1 year
Melissa O'Connor
1 year
Megan Hotaling
1 year
Would you like a chance to showcase your venue for
one of our in-person events?
Are you looking to demonstrate your products and/or services
instead of hosting an event?
There are many different options
for in-kind sponsorships with the MPINE Team!
Reach out to Amy Hubbard, Director of In-Kind Sponsorships, for more details on upcoming opportunities.
Taylor Grinnell
VP, MarComm
Susanna Flores
Chair, Social Media
 Jodi Pavia
Chair, Newsletter
Ellen Ouellette
Director, MarComm
 Kelly Houten
Social Committee

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