august

And the Nominees Are!

AND THE NOMINEES ARE! 

The Northwest is well represented among the 2017 ILEA Esprit Award Nominees. The winners will be announced at the Esprit Awards Gala during ILEA Live, Aug. 10-12 in Calgary, but in the meantime, join me in congratulating your regional peers for their nominations in the following categories: 

Best Catered Event 
Zones

Shelby Sewell
Foodz Catering
ILEA Chapter: Seattle 

Happy Anniversary FivePine Lodge

FivePine Lodge and Conference Center in Sisters, Ore., is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year—and its customers are the ones getting the gifts!

If you and your group are looking to get away for a quick break, the lodge is offering a $99 room rate from March 12 through March 16 and many specialty add-ons for just $20.07 (in honor of the year it was founded). Log on to FivePineLodge.com/10year for details and information about this special.

Florida Chapters Select MPI to Manage Conference

For the next two years, Meeting Professionals International will provide meeting management services for the Southeast Education Conference. MPI is responsible for managing and developing the overall program for the 2017 and 2018 conference, which is hosted by SEC's four Florida chapters – Tampa Bay Area, Greater Orlando, North Florida and South Florida – known as TONS.

Local Industry Professional Lands on Top List

Connect Magazine recently published its 40 Under 40 list, and Daniel Gallagher, national sales manager, Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission, made the list.

National Auction Rolls in Unprecedented Economic Impact


A 1968 Shelby convertible, a 1931 Bugatti Royale and a number of classic Corvettes paraded through the Hershey Harrisburg Region July 30–Aug. 2 and resulted in an estimated economic impact of $10.5 million.

Register for WEC

Exciting times are ahead with Meeting Professionals International’s annual World Education Congress in August.

The event is slated for Aug. 1–Aug. 4., and while that seems ages away, the time is sure to come quickly; summer—as it always does—will fly by.

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