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January 2014

Volume 4, Number 7

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President's Message 

Message from MPI St. Louis President Corri Roberts corri

Happy New Year!  It is hard to believe we are already half-way through the MPI calendar year.  

Now is the perfect time to set professional goals to include getting more involved with the chapter’s events and to volunteer.   Let’s take a look to see how we are doing, as a chapter, in achieving our yearly goals and review our successes:

 Click here to read more.

Education & Events

Last Call for The Lawyers: Register for the January Meeting!

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This is the last chance to pre-register and take advantage of this opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to hotel contracts.

Are you informed about the latest issues and trends affecting hotel contracts? Do your contracts include the best language to avoid problems? Register now!

Networking in the New Year

Hard RockKick off the New Year with the MPI St. Louis Area Chapter Winter Wonderland Happy Hour at the Hard Rock Cafe, Thursday, January 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

This MPI St. Louis After Five event will feature a signature drink, appetizers that will warm you up, and a scavenger hunt. Don't miss this opportunity to catch up with your MPI friends!

The event is $10 for all current MPI St. Louis members and $20 for non-members.  Click here to register.

Volunteers Needed for Trivia Night 
Attention MPI St. Louis Members!
The Special Events Committee is looking for members to help plan this year’s Trivia on March 14th.  Anyone who likes to have a good time should get involved!  The next committee meeting is in February.

To join, please contact Jaime Britt at

SAVE THE DATE:  February Meeting
Come enjoy a family-style lunch with your MPI St. Louis family on Friday, February 21 at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Brentwood. We are planning something unique and different for this monthly program, so consider it your opportunity to come together with your peers and share knowledge on the art of meeting planning. More details to follow in the coming weeks, and we hope to see you there!

 Member News
Member Spotlight

Christine Topp, Meeting & Event Specialist-

Scottrade, Inc.


This month, we shine the member spotlight on Christine Topp, a shining star on the Monthly Programs Committee. Christine has been serving on this committee for the last year, specifically on the philanthropy sub-committee. She is a Meetings & Event Specialist at Scottrade, Inc., starting in 2010. She wears a variety of hats for the company and shared, “I am always working on something new and that keeps the job fun!” That job fun includes: planning corporate meetings, internal employee incentive activities and facilitating 100% of Scottrade’s charitable giving program, making her a natural fit to help our MPI chapter in the area of philanthropy. She has a heart of gold, a huge smile and loves to make a difference by helping to change the lives of others.

Click here to read more.

Three Meeting Professional International Membership Scholarships To Be Awarded Monthly 

Disney Destinations, in support of the MPI Foundation, has made it possible for MPI to sponsor memberships for a select number of meeting professionals.  Through its generous donation to the Foundation, Disney Destinations is committed to elevating the stature and successful future of the meetings industry.   Click here to read more.

M2M: Win Big Doing Business With Fellow MPIers
M2M is a new MPI St Louis Area Chapter program that promotes member to member business connections.Our vision as a member-centric organization is focused on building those personal and business connections, connecting you to knowledge and ideas, and learning new marketplaces with other MPI members. Click here to read more. 

Update Your Profile for New E-Renewal
MPI will soon be changing the way you receive renewal invoices. Starting in January, the organization is converting to an e-mail invoicing system. This new system efficiently delivers members' renewal reminders, and if they need a paper copy, they simply download and print an attached PDF. Click here to read more.

Welcome New Members!

On behalf of the MPI St. Louis Area Chapter, we welcome the following new members. Click here to view the new members list.

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