January 2017 Print

Board Member Exposé

Julie Crowgey, CMP

Vice President of Finance


Julie Crowgey, CMP, is the event coordinator for the Office of University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University. Julie graduated in 2004 from Michigan State University with a degree in Hospitality Business and she earned her designation as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2011.

Julie plans and implements events that range in size from five to over 600 attendees. She coordinates and assists efforts to plan and implement University Outreach and Engagement events, such as the Campus-Community Advisory Board Annual Meeting, and helps organize the MSU Science Festival, the Michigan Science Olympiad Annual State Tournament Awards Ceremony, and the annual World Usability Day (with Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting).

Julie is an active member of Meeting Professionals International Michigan Chapter (MMPI) and has served as the director of monthly meetings, the chair of the Annual Education Conference, and joined the board of directors as the director of Education, July 1st, 2014 — June 30th, 2015. She is currently the Vice President of Finance for MMPI. She also serves as the chapter administrator and treasurer for the MSU Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and became a Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau Certified Tourism Ambassador in 2011.

Julie was recently named the Michigan Meetings and Events Magazine Up-and-Coming Meeting Professional and was inducted into their 2015 Hall of Fame. She also received the MMPI "Michigan's Finest Planner" and "President's Award of Excellence" in June 2015.


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Just Around The Corner

 Mid Winter Symposium/ Silent Auction

February 08, 2017

FREE to Meeting Planners!

The Big C's: Communication, Contracts and Certifications

A full day of education and shopping and a reception to top it off!

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374

Click for Registration and Details

Sponsorships available! Please contact Kristina Kauffman if you're intersted in sponsoring: e:  [email protected]  t:  517.377.1400 

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Silent Auction Items for Mid Winter Symposium

WOOHOO!!!  It’s Silent Auction time!!!  Sheet stalking will take place, elbows will be thrown, money will be donated…okay, maybe not all of that, but the Silent Auction Committee is really excited about this year’s event!  In order to make it a HUGE success, we would truly appreciate a donation from your business or organization, or even from you personally!  CLICK HERE for the donation form.  Auction tables will be open during the Mid Winter Symposium on February 8th at the Suburban Collection Showplace.  Please come and show your support for our chapter…BID HIGH AND BID OFTEN!

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Save The Date

April Signature Series

April 27, 2017

Crisis Management - Practical Solutions

FREE to Meeting Planners!

10:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Double Tree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
 4747 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512


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Diamond Partnerships Available!

RFP's for the 2017/2018 are now available!  If you are interested in being a Diamond Partner by hosting a MPI Michigan Chapter monthly program, please fill out the attached form and contact Debbie Denyer at [email protected] or Alanna Klomp, CMP at [email protected]

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Interested in a Board of Directors Position?

Each year, the MPI Michigan Chapter Board Nominating Committee recommends a slate of candidates to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors. On behalf of this year’s Nominating Committee, please consider submitting your name for a position on the board.

Serving on the board is not only demanding and challenging, but it is also extremely rewarding. Consider becoming a leader in a high achieving chapter of the largest organization of meeting professionals. This is your chance to contribute to the growth and professionalism of our chapter. The Board of Directors is made up of 13 chapter members: 5 Directors and 5 Vice Presidents and 3 members of the Office of the President. The Nominating Committee is made up of planners and suppliers who are in good standing and are familiar and active in chapter functions/events.

MMPI Board of Directors Qualifications:

• Be a member in good standing
• Be willing to fulfill the obligations of office, in the capacity indicated
• Have a history of involvement, accomplishment and dependable service to MPI or MMPI
• Be willing to contribute time, energy and creativity to the chapter with the consent of your employer Before committing to a board position, please review the job descriptions available on the MMPI website (www.mpimichapter.org). In addition, consider the following responsibilities of all board members:
• Must attend and participate in a monthly board meeting • Must submit a written board report each month
• Attendance at all chapter events is strongly encouraged
• Contribute information/articles for the e-newsletter as requested
• Attend the Annual Board Planning Session in May (usually 2 days)
• Attend the Mid-Year Board Planning Session in December or January (usually 1 day) If you are willing to make a serious commitment to our membership, please watch your emails for more information on the nomination process, review and complete this LINK, or visit www.mpimichapter.org

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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for January 2017

Renewal Drawings:  www.mpiweb.org/renew

Are you up for renewal this month? Renew your MPI membership before the end of December and you will be entered into a drawing for one of THREE great prizes. The winner will pick one! Renew today!

  • 6 month extended membership
  • Complimentary CMP Study Kit  (valued at $312)
  • Receive $200 off any MPI Professional Development Certificate Program


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MSAE's CMP Course and CMP Renewal Quick Links

Below is information about MSAE's Virtual CMP Prep Course!

The next session will be an online five month interactive course beginning February 17 with a candidate assessment followed by Orientation on March 6, 2017. It prepares candidates for the August 2017 CMP Examination.

The early rates expire on February 17!

Here are a few highlights about the CMP Prep Course to help you with your discussions:

  • Simulated full-length practice exam
  • Constant group communication, including an online group discussion board 
  • Supportive staff and faculty available to answer any questions along the way
  • Comprehensive curriculum outline and reading assignments that guide participants through the course materials
  • Curriculum aligned with the Convention Industry Council's (CIC) most current CMP International Standards (CMP-IS) knowledge base domains, which identify major content areas that compose the exam
  • Knowledgeable core facilitators and content specialists that have expert tips on exam preparation
  • Simulated full-length practice exam
  • CEUs to count towards your CMP Application



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CMP Boot Camp

The Indiana Chapter of MPI has a 1.5 day CMP Boot Camp coming up!

You'll review content, take practice exams with ACTUAL exam sample questions, and collaborate with other professionals preparing for the exam. This boot camp counts toward Continuing Ed hours! 

 For more information please see the links below:

Info/Registration Link: http://www.indianampi.org/index.php?src=events&category=IMPI%20Events&srctype=detail&category=IMPI%20Events&refno=280

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/349739288733229/

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