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Madison, WI -  September 25, 2017

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International recently celebrated members, volunteers, and chapter accomplishments at their annual Gala held at the Madison Marriott West Hotel, in Middleton, Wisconsin. Among the many honorees of the evening, Carmen Smalley, CMP, joined the MPI-Wisconsin Hall of Fame. The chapter honored Carmen’s years of dedication as a board member, President, supplier and faculty in our industry. Carmen is an instructor at the Milwaukee Area Technical College. 
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Madison, WI -  October 13, 2016

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International recently celebrated members, volunteers, and chapter accomplishments at their annual Gala held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Among the many honorees of the evening, Alison Huber, CMP, joined the MPI-Wisconsin Hall of Fame.  Other award categories include Planner of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Meetings Indusctry Advocate, Industry Partner, Team of the Year, Rising Star
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Green Bay, WI - September 6, 2016

It’s time to celebrate our members, volunteers and chapter accomplishments! Wednesday, September 14th we will do just that at Lambeau Field for the MPI‐WI Awards Gala.  We will be honoring Alison Huber, CMP, as she joins MPI‐Wisconsin’s Hall of Fame. Hall of Famers are those who have shown years of dedication to the MPI‐Wisconsin Chapter and President's Award.
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Delavan, WI - June 7, 2016

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will hold its Summer Spectacular and Golf Outing at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, WI, on June
22‐23, 2016. This event features education, a scavenger hunt, and of course, golf!
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Sheboygan, WI - May 3, 2016

It is a nightmare that we hear about all too often. An active shooter at an event or gathering. How to survive, or better yet, prevent this from happening? 

Meeting professionals from across the state will get life‐saving training at the Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International’s annual Spring Education
Day at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI, on May 18‐19, 2016.
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Madison, WI - April 4, 2016

The State of Wisconsin has proclaimed April 14, 2016, as Meetings Industry Day per the proclamation, “the meetings industry contributes more to the US economy than the air transportation, motion picture, sound recording, performing arts, and spectator sport industries.” Meetings, conferences and conventions generate billions of dollars in revenue, educate attendees, close business deals, foster new and seasoned relationships, offer opportunities for travel, and showcase local amenities. The business of meetings is one of the quickest sectors to see growth after economic downturns. Meetings are big business in Wisconsin.
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Madison, WI - April 4, 2016
 
The State of Wisconsin has proclaimed April 14, 2016, as Meetings Industry Day per the proclamation, “the meetings industry contributes more to the US economy than the air transportation, motion picture, sound recording, performing arts, and spectator sport industries.” Meetings, conferences and conventions generate billions of dollars in revenue, educate attendees, close business deals, foster new and seasoned relationships, offer opportunities for travel, and showcase local amenities. The business of meetings is one of the quickest sectors to see growth after economic downturns. Meetings are big business in Wisconsin.
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Milwaukee, WI - February 25, 2016
 
Join us on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Milwaukee Area Technical College as we learn how to get the most of any interaction with presenter Michael Hoffman with Standard Ovation. In this highly interactive presentation Michael takes any leadership office no matter the tenure and ignites those skills that have true impact on the success of any organization: coaching.
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Waukesha, WI - January 14, 2016

MPI-Wisconsin is ready to kick off 2016 in style. The group’s first meeting of the new year will be Thursday, January 21st, hosted by the Milwaukee Marriott West. Rick Weaver will walk us through the differences between a great manager and a great leader and help us leverage our strengths to be successful.
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Wisconsin Dells, WI - May 18, 2015

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International is hitting the links for two days of education, networking, and fun for its annual Summer Getaway and Golf
Outing, this year hosted by Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
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Milwaukee, WI - April 27, 2015

Join us on Wednesday, May 5th and Thursday, May 6th, 2015 at The Pfister Hotel.  This year’s MPI-WI Spring Education Day is packed with opportunity to renew relationships, grow your knowledge and get in on the Community Outreach action.
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Madison, WI - April 1, 2015

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the new board members for the 2015-2016 season. 
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Green Bay, WI - March 30, 2015

Join us on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Tundra Lodge as industry leader, Jim Spellos, will help identify 60 of the most useful meeting industry and business apps for the meeting professional. We will learn how to take control of the Social Tsunami by learning about curating content and how social sharing tools enhance the curation process.. 
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Washington, DC - March 26, 2015

MPI Wisconsin Chapter is proud to support the first-ever North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) that is being spearheaded by the Convention Industry Council and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition. MPI is a member of both organizations. Our Wisconsin Chapter will be holding the April meeting in Green Bay in conjunction with the NAMID. The greater meeting and event community across the United States, Canada and Mexico will spotlight the substantial value derived from business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions, and will engage with policymakers, industry elites and business leaders.
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Elkhart Lake, WI – March 10, 2015

Join us on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at The Osthoff Resort as we learn a 5 Step Approach to Creating the WOW Customer Experience that identifies the benefits of making memorable emotional connections. 
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Madison, WI – September 26, 2014

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards gala was held on September 11th at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI.
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Appleton, WI - March 6, 2014
Appleton, WI – Join us on Thursday, March 20th at Lawrence University as Michael Dominguez takes a look at the Hotel Business Models in today’s economic environment. This session is geared towards planners and suppliers alike. Michael will provide insight into understanding the cost pressures affecting the hotel industry’s bottom line, as well as how hotels develop their pricing.  Attendees will also learn the driving issues in the hotel industry and how that impacts meetings.  Find out what economic conditions to expect for 2014 and beyond!
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Madison, WI - January 3, 2014
Green Lake, WI – Bring your challenge to MPI-Wisconsin in January at the Heidel House Resort & Spa and you will walk away knowing your challenge is on its way to be solved through allowing your peers to focus solely on providing you with solutions.
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Madison, WI – November 6, 2013
Milwaukee, WI – Join us for MPI-Wisconsin’s annual Fall Education Day at the Wisconsin Center District! This full-day event features a Flashpoint session with all speakers, a keynote from Sam Richter about building strong relationships in our industry, morning and afternoon breakout educational sessions, a tradeshow with Wisconsin’s premier suppliers and an opportunity to get your professional photo professional taken!
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Madison, WI – October 8, 2013
Stevens Point, WI – With so much emphasis placed on economic items such as room rates and attrition fees, do you focus on legal issues such as force majeure on contracts and do you and your organization know the legal risks that you are exposing yourself to while using social media? Join MPI Wisconsin as Naomi Angel, Esq. addresses all of this and so much more in her two lively sessions about contracts and the laws affecting emerging technology.
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Madison, WI – September 13, 2013
Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards was held on September 5th at the Marriott Madison West.
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Madison, WI – August 22, 2013
Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International is having a afternoon of education and a Evening of Vintage Las Vegas, this year hosted by Marriott Madison West.
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Madison, WI – July 6, 2013
MPI-Wisconsin offers FREE networking events for Chapter Members and Guests at three Summer Socials! Join MPI-WI chapter members at these free events and enjoy great music and beautiful weather in the Fox Cities, Madison, and Milwaukee. All members and guests are welcome!
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Madison, WI – June 11, 2013
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International is hitting the links for two days of education, networking, and fun for its annual golf outing, this year hosted by Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, WI.
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Milwaukee, WI – April 29, 2013
Print your ticket to success when MPI Wisconsin presents an engaging education program at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport hotel.
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Madison, WI – April 2, 2013
The next meeting revolution may be at hand... in your hand! Learn how web-enabled phones are increasingly being used for meetings and tradeshows at MPI-Wisconsin’s April education event. This revolutionary event will take place on April 11, 2013, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells.
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Madison, WI – January 26, 2013
Learn the insight, skills, and tools you need to break through to top decision makers at MPI-Wisconsin’s innovative learning session February 7, 2013, at the Sheraton Madison Hotel.
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Madison, WI – December 27, 2012
Want to get more out of your teams? Do more with less, and solve “challenges” between team members? Join Digital Team Building Expert John Chen for OpTEAMize – Getting More From Your Team at MPI-Wisconsin’s January Education Meeting at the Madison Concourse Hotel on January 10, 2013.
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Madison, WI – November 7, 2012
Build your meeting survival kit with the best education on negotiations, social networking, communication, A/V, and more at MPI-Wisconsin’s November Education Day at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells on November 14-15, 2012.
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Madison, WI – October 9, 2012
A Double Dose of Learning and Humor at MPI-Wisconsin Event in October. Business humorist Todd Hunt will answer such timeless questions as “What time is the Noon lunch?” at The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) education event on October 18, 2012, at the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI.
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Madison, WI – September 26, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) honored outstanding volunteers at its Annual Awards Gala themed “Come Fly with MPI-WI” at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI, on Thursday September 20, 2012. Winners honored at the event included...
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Madison, WI – September 17, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) will host their Annual Awards Gala themed “Come Fly with MPI-WI” at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI, on Thursday September 20, 2012. The gala celebrates the past year’s successes and thanks all volunteers with the Wisconsin Chapter. The gala will also feature an introduction of the 2012-2013 Board of Directors.
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Milwaukee, WI – August 20, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is hosting a summer social at Milwaukee’s Jazz in the Park on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012.
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Milwaukee, WI – August 10, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to congratulate Jill Schroeder on winning the 2012 Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence (RISE) award for Young Professional Achievement from Meeting Professionals International.
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Madison, WI – June 4, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the new board members for the 2012-2013 season.
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Wisconsin Dells, WI – May 28, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) and the Wisconsin Society for Association Executives (WSAE) will host a unique learning opportunity called Down and Dirty Tips for Innovation in Your Organization as part of the organizations’ Golf Outing and Education Event on June 13th and 14th at the Wilderness Territory Resort.
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Milwaukee, WI – May 10, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) will host a unique learning opportunity called Building Better Meetings: Meeting Architecture as part of the organization’s Education Day on May 10th at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, WI.
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Appleton, WI – April 3, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) will host a unique learning opportunity called Risky Business: Planners and Suppliers Plan Together for Contingencies© on April 12th at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI.
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Milwaukee, WI – February 22, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) will host a unique learning opportunity called Meet Like a Mouse: Applying Theme Park Methodology on March 15th at the Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI.
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Keshena, WI – January 28, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) will host a unique learning opportunity on Strategic Meeting Management on February 9th at the Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, WI.
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Madison, WI – January 5, 2012
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) will host a unique learning opportunity during an interactive session on January 5th at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites West in Madison, WI.
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Madison, WI – November 8, 2011
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) Education will be hosting its Fall Education Day, held on November 16th and 17th at The Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI.
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Wausau, WI – October 11, 2011
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) Education will be hosting a discussion on the future of meetings and the meeting industry that will be held on October 20th at The Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau, WI.
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Green Lake, WI – June 21, 2011
On June 22 and 23, the Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-Wisconsin) and the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE) will hold their 6th annual golf outing at Heidel House Resort and the Tuscumbia Golf Club in Green Lake, WI.
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Milwaukee, WI – May 9, 2011
On May 12, 2011, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) will meet at the Sheraton Brookfield for a full day of education sessions to elevate their professional images, including a keynote session on competition and how to be a winner at home and at work.
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Elkhart Lake, WI – April 11, 2011
On April 14, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) will meet at The Osthoff Resort for a panel discussion on the basics and value of hybrid meetings.
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Milwaukee, WI – March 15, 2011
On March 17, 2011, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) will meet at the Potawatomi Bingo and Casino for a charming presentation on creating a sustainable menu for your meeting or event.
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Madison, WI – February 3, 2011
On February 10, 2011, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) will meet on the University of Wisconsin campus at the Pyle Center or via live web cast to discuss today’s trends and escaping adulthood.
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Milwaukee, WI – January 6, 2011
On January 6, 2011, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) will meet at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee for the January Education Day.
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Wisconsin Dells, WI – December 9, 2010
On December 9, 2010, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) will meet at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells for the annual December Holiday Event.
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St. Paul, MN – November 10-11, 2010
On November 10 and 11, 2010, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) and Meeting Professionals International – Minnesota Chapter (MPI-MN) will meet at the Saint Paul RiverCentre for their 2nd Annual Midwest Regional Conference. The conference includes educational seminars, networking opportunities and an exhibit tradeshow.
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Green Bay, WI – October 8, 2010
On October 14, 2010, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) will meet at the Hotel Sierra and KI Convention Center for an educational seminar on negotiating non-hotel contracts and best practices for other meeting contracts.
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Neenah, WI – September 16, 2010
On September 9, 2010, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) gathered at The Bridgewood Resort in Neenah to celebrate the year’s achievers at their Annual Awards Gala. The 2010 winners include...
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Neenah, WI – September 9, 2010
On September 9, 2010, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) will gather at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Neenah to celebrate their 33rd Annual Awards Gala.
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Stevens Point, WI – June 11, 2010
On June 16 & 17, the Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE) will hold their annual golf outing at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, WI.
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Delavan, WI – April 13, 2010
The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will hold their monthly chapter meeting at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. The event will feature keynote speaker, James Spellos, CMP, a 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry and president of Meeting U, a company specializing and training in technology topics and meeting planning.
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Wauwatosa, WI – March 11, 2010
March 18, the Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will hold their monthly meeting at Radisson Milwaukee - West. The event will feature keynote speaker, M. Theresa Breining, CMP, CMM, and a principal of Breining Group LLC. Breining will present on the trend of Open Space.
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Delafield, WI – February 12, 2010
On February 18, 2010 members of the Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will meet at the Delafield Hotel for the monthly education and fundraiser. The education topic will be on Strategic Meetings Management.
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Madison, WI – December 4, 2009
On December 10, 2009 members of the Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will meet at the Abbey Resort for the annual education, holiday party and fundraiser. This event will feature the educational topic on the Carrot Principle.
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Madison, WI – November 4, 2009
Wisconsin and Minnesota Chapters of Meeting Professionals International Combine to Hold the 2009 Midwest Regional Conference
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Madison, WI – September 28, 2009
On September 17, 2009, members of Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) gathered at The Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells to celebrate the year’s achievers at their Annual Awards Gala.
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Madison, WI – September 10, 2009
The premier professional meeting planning organization in the United States announces its’ Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Chapter.
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Milwaukee, WI – November 13, 2008
Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) Announces its 2008 Fall Education Day: "Meet and Play in Wisconsin." MPI-Wisconsin will host a variety of speakers & topics including our keynote speaker John Foster on “What’s Hot in Hotel Contracts”
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Madison, WI – September 29, 2008
Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) Announces its 2008 Award Winners for Outstanding Professional Achievement in the Meeting and Event Industry.
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Madison, WI – September 4, 2008
Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) comes to the rescue for statewide flood victims.
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Madison, WI – September 4, 2008
Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) donates to Second Harvest.
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Madison, WI – July 1, 2008
Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) elects meetings industry leaders to the 2008 – 2009 Officers and Board of Directors.
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Wisconsin Dells, WI – June 18, 2008
Meeting Professionals International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin) will host the 3rd Annual Golf Event at Trappers Turn Golf Course and the Kalahari Resort.
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Brookfield, WI – May 15, 2008
MPI-Wisconsin — Spring Education Day
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Oshkosh, WI – April 17, 2008
MPI-Wisconsin — April Education Program
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Rockford, IL – March 20, 2008
MPI-Wisconsin — February Education Program
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Delafield, WI – February 21, 2008
MPI-Wisconsin — February Education and Chapter Fundraiser Program
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Fitchburg, WI – January 10, 2008
MPI-Wisconsin — January Education Program
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Milwaukee, WI – December 6, 2007
MPI-Wisconsin — December Education Program & Holiday Party
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Wisconsin Dells, WI – November 8, 2007
MPI-Wisconsin — Fall Education Day and Meeting Industry Expo
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Delavan, WI – October 11, 2007
MPI-Wisconsin Hosts Platinum Series Speaker Terri Breining, CMP, CMM on the topic of Leadership in the Changing World of Meeting Professionals
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Madison, WI – May 31, 2007
MPI-Wisconsin: Announces 2007-2008 Board of Directors
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Madison, WI – May 31, 2007
MPI-Wisconsin: Honors Industry Leaders at the Annual Awards Gala
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Madison, WI – March 12, 2007
MPI-Wisconsin: Education Day – “A Celebration of Knowledge”
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Madison, WI – January 15, 2007
MPI-Wisconsin: Collects Donations to Benefit the Ronald McDonald Charity in Madison
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Madison, WI – November 9, 2006
MPI-Wisconsin: Industry Leading Chapter Initiates Professional Exchange Program
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Madison, WI – November 9, 2006
MPI-Wisconsin Fall Symposium & Meeting Industry Expo: “Technology for Tomorrow”
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Mishicot, WI – October 12, 2006
The Seasons of Networking - Meeting Planners International – Wisconsin Chapter (MPI-Wisconsin)
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Wausau, WI – September 14, 2006
Holiday Inn – Rothschild, Wisconsin will host the Meeting Professionals International - Wisconsin Chapter Platinum Series on contract negotiations. Kelly Bagnall, Attorney at Law, will present legal concepts and issues associated with negotiating contracts.
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Green Bay, WI – February 16, 2006
Meeting Planners International - Wisconsin Chapter Hosts Industry Speaker
Tyra W. Hilliard, J.D., CMP
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Milwaukee, WI – December 1, 2005
Meeting Planners International – Wisconsin Chapter Recognizes True Spirit of Giving
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Neenah, WI – October 17, 2005
Nationally Renowned Speaker Brings the Art of Negotiation to Meeting Professionals
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Green Bay, WI - September 22, 2005
Meeting Professionals' Monthly Meeting To Raise Funds For Katrina Victims
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Appleton, WI – June 15, 2005
Wisconsin’s Meeting and Tourism Industry Bolstered by International Support
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