February 2017 Print

Board Member Exposé

Kim Corcoran, CMP

Vice President of Leadership Development


Kim Corcoran, CMP, is an experienced meeting professional that currently owns and operates Destination Michigan, where the primary focus is connecting destinations, hotels and service providers with meeting planners. She has also created several events, such as the Michigan Meetings Expo, the Taste of Michigan, and the Destination Michigan Showcase.

In 2007, Kim was instrumental in starting a state-wide marketing initiative with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) called Meetings Michigan. This organization bands together CVBs, hotels and service providers throughout the state for the common cause of bringing more out-of-state meetings revenue to Michigan. In 2017, Meetings Michigan is celebrating 10 years strong!

Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing/International Business, a master’s degree in Sports/Recreation Administration, and a Certified Meeting Professional designation (2003). Kim also enjoys speaking on meetings industry topics and working with students. She is a former marketing instructor at Davenport University and is currently an honorary faculty member at Michigan State University (MSU) School of Hospitality Business.

Kim has had a long tenure with MPI, as a board member and past president of the Michigan Chapter (2003-2004), MMPI Mentor of the Year (2005), MMPI Supplier of the Year (2009), and MMPI Meetings Industry Advocate (2011). She is excited to return to the board of directors for her second tour of duty as VP of Leadership Development!

When Kim isn’t working, you can find her enjoying a run outside or chasing after her three children and their many activities!


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Save The Date


June 6, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cocktail Hour
 Awards Ceremony
Plated Dinner

Sheraton Detroit Novi
21111 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48875




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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?

Our Director of Leadership Development position is still open!

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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Hot off the Press!

The Meeting Professionals International Michigan Chapter has retained the services of Treeline Associates of Whitehall, Michigan, USA as its association management company, effective as of January 1st.

“After an extensive bid process, we selected Treeline Associates, who bring proven experience managing non-profit associations, chapters, and conference events,” said Lisa Calhoun, MPI Michigan Chapter President. “We look forward to a successful partnership working together to serve the Michigan Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.”

Treeline will provide administrative, membership management, and event planning support to MPI Michigan Chapter.

The general email address will remain the same at [email protected] The account administrator will be Elizabeth Pike. Elizabeth can be reached directly at [email protected]

Elizabeth is dedicated to supporting MPI Michigan and has been a strong supporter for many years. While Elizabeth was in college, she was the president of the student chapter at Central Michigan University. Elizabeth is excited to be involved with the MPI Michigan Chapter as the Association Administrator. Her dedication and passion for MPI will be a great addition to the Michigan team.

Treeline Associates, Inc. is an association management and business services company founded in 1998. It serves a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations, providing full-service association management as well as selective services such as event planning, accounting, and strategic planning.

For further information, please contact the MPI Michigan Chapter at [email protected]   

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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for February 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 this March!

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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