March 2017 Print

Board Member Exposé

Kara Zimmer

Director of Communications


Kara Zimmer is a Corporate Group Sales Manager at MotorCity Casino Hotel. Kara graduated in 2009 from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Business.

She started her career in New Jersey at a resort on the Jersey Shore after graduating and eventually moved home to be closer to family. Kara started at MotorCity in the Catering department and later moved to Group Sales. MotorCity is a AAA Four Diamond property with 400 hotel rooms and 67,000 square feet of versatile meeting space including Sound Board, an incredible theater that seats nearly 2000 guests.

Kara is an active member of Meeting Professionals International Michigan Chapter (MMPI) and currently serves on the board as the Director of Communications. She plans to be a chair for the Communications team for the 2017/2018 year as well.

In her free time, Kara enjoys spending time with her family. She has a wonderful husband and a young daughter, Tessa (1). She also has a love for animals and has 2 dogs, Bruce and Willow.


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Save The Date


Cirlces of Celebration

June 6, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cocktail Hour
Awards Ceremony
Plated Dinner

Sheraton Detroit Novi
21111 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48875

*See attached documents for the Save the Date and Sponsorship Opportunities!



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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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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for March 2017

Renewal Drawings:

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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Know Someone Interested in Becoming a Member?

With more than 17,000 members in 90 chapters and clubs, Meeting Professionals International is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. Join MPI at and use code MPISMMAR17 to save 10% when you join as a new member before March 31st.

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