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November 2011

Volume 31, Number 3



We want to know! Let everyone know what's up with you by sending your news item to the ChatterBoxFill out the form and we'll make sure your news gets to all the places it needs to.

Tune in Now! Check out the priceless membership videos posted on the MPI St. Louis Area Chapter website. Learn a little more about other members as we put them on the spot with our personal questions!

Message From the President

Greetings MPI St. Louis!
I hope this issue of @MPISTL finds you well, warm and snuggled up with some warm apple cider. It’s November and time to accept that it is getting colder outside. It is hard for me to admit, since I like the summer weather so much, but I have my sweaters and boots out and ready! Soon enough the holidays will be upon us and we want to hear from you...

  • What did you do to celebrate the St. Louis Cardinals World Championship Victory over the Texas Rangers?
  • Did you dress up for Halloween?
  • What are your holiday plans?
  • Like us on Facebookand start the conversations
  • Post photos and tag your MPISTL friends through the Fall festivities.

Couple of Reminders!
We have some exciting events coming up this month. FUNDbowling on Friday the 4th will be a crazy good time and I hope to see all of you there! Click here to register.

Are you going to EduCon on November 17th? It is packed full of quality education and CEU credits! The Agenda 
is posted and it will be a day of fantastic professional and personal development with your friends and colleagues. Don’t miss out - Register today!

The Membership Committee needs help with Recognition and Retention - Contact Laura Teasdale at

The Finance & Fundraising Committee needs help with the Trivia Night - Contact Corri Roberts at

The MPI St. Louis Area Chapter Board of Directors Meetings are the first Thursday of every month. If you have an interest in being a Board Member or just want to attend our meetings, contact me at 314-232-0494.

Sarah Nungesser, CMP
MPI St. Louis Area Chapter

Education & Events

Don't Miss the MPI St. Louis Area Chapter dBowl - Friday, November 4, 2011! Join your fellow MPI members and guests for a night of fun, strikes and chances to win fabulous silent auction items. Bring your famil, friends and co-workers as bowlers or spectators. Don't hang out in the gutter, instead have night out on the town! HVNCCJZD59R

EduCon 2011 is closer than you think! November 17th will be here before you know it and you need to
Register NOW!
Need to Earn Credits? You have the opportunity to earn up to three clock hours towards your CMP certification or recertification. The conference is comprised of two General Sessions and three breakout sessions, each with three different presentations from which to choose. Click here to read more.

Save the Date for the January 20, 2012 Meeting! Kick off the New Year with Boring Meetings Suck! at the Marriott St. Louis West. If you're tired of conducting or sitting through boring meetings, you need to attend this program. Boring Meetings Suck author, Jon Petz, is a former corporate executive who was sick and tired of that helpless feeling of hours turned into days, days into months, of lost productivity and anguish due to back-to-back meetings that resulted in meaningless impact. Click here to read more.

October 14th Meeting Recap Thanks to all who attended the October 14th monthly program on Trends & Strategies: New & Renewed Collaborations at the Lumiere Theater in HoteLumiere. Barb Taylor Carpender shared her knowledge and experiences about industry trends and strategies that are facing us today and how they will affect us in the future. Click here to read more.

Did You Attend the Networking Mixer at the Bluffs on Broadway? Walking up the path to the doors of the Bluffs on Broadway, there is so much beautiful scenery to take in. You do not quite know what to expect when walking into the home. Click here to read more.

Member News

New Member Spotlight
Alix-Ann O'Brien
Sales Manager
French Lick Resorts
Click here to read more.

Salute to the Stars
Jaci Burgess
Director of Sales
Coronado Ballroom & Meeting Facility
Click here to read more.

Board Corner

Welcome to the Board Corner on Finance where you will find everything you wanted to know about finance and fundraising for the chapter. Click here to read more.
Welcome New Members!
MPI St. Louis Area Chapter would officially like to welcome our newest chapter members!

Emily Lemons, CMP
Program Manager
MAC Meetings & Events

Bob Nelson
Meeting & Events Manager
Scottrade, Inc.

Lynne Prywitch
Goodies For Guests

Heather Trammel
Director of Catering
Bandana's BBQ Corporate Office

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