April 2017 Print

Board Member Exposé

Alanna Klomp, CMP

Director of Education


Alanna Klomp, CMP, has been with the West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, for 17 years. She has held numerous positions with the baseball club and is currently the Corporate Event Sales Manager. Her primary responsibilities include selling the more than 100 non-baseball events, such as company picnics, meetings, trade shows, training seminars, holiday parties and weddings, that occur at the ballpark.  When she is not selling events at the ballpark she is planning events off-site for both the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Whitecaps Community Foundation.  Events include the Foundation’s annual Fundraising Banquet and Golf Outing as well as the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Game Reception and various private parties.

Alanna is a member of Meeting Professionals International and currently serves as the Director of Education for the Michigan Chapter. She loves spending time with her husband Rich and two children, Izzy and Nathan. Together they enjoy traveling and outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.  In her spare time she volunteers at her kid’s school, for Kids Food Basket, Habitat for Humanity and is the secretary for her church council. Her hobbies include photography, baking, knitting and exercising.

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Save The Date


*Please click logo above to see full details including dinner menu

June 6, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cocktail Hour
Awards Ceremony
Plated Dinner

Sheraton Detroit Novi
21111 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48875


Register before Thursday, May 25, 2017 to avoid late fees

*Please see attached document for available Sponsorship opportunities



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2017/2018 Diamond Sponsorhips

Thank you to our Diamond Partners for the 2017/2018 year! MPI Michigan Chapter appreciates your support and the membership team looks forward to hosting our events with you:

Cobo Center

September Signature Series

September 2017


East Lansing Marriott

Michigan Event Industry Day (MEID)

October 2017


Birch Run Expo Center

December Signature Series

December 2017


Ford Conference & Event Center

Mid-Winter Symposium

February 2018


Great Wolf Lodge

April Signature Series

April 2018


Diamond Center at Suburban Collection Showplace


June 2018


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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for April 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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Register for the 12th Annual Best of Michigan Meetings + Events Awards

Thursday, May 18
6-8:30 p.m.

City Opera House
106 E Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Map and Directions

Schedule of Events
6-7:15 p.m. Cocktail reception with light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments
7:15-8:30 p.m. Winners & Hall of Fame inductees revealed

9-11 p.m. Afterglow Party - Hotel Indigo
Keep the celebration going! Join us on the rooftop at Hotel Indigo.

 $10 per peson
After May 16, price increases to $20

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Upcoming MSAE Events!

Meeting Planning Conference*

Tuesday April 18 thru Wednesday April 19 - Comfort Inn and Suites Mt. Pleasant; Mt. Pleasant, MI

6.75 CEs (pre-approved by CIC)

Topics include: CVB Solutions for Your Upcoming Meeting; Negotiating Your Contracts – Like a Pro; Evaluations That Matter; Lights, Sound, Action! Affordable AV & Production Trends and Tips; and Valuing Content for Meeting and Events. We will also have a night on the town in Mt. Pleasant sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau!  For more information please visit http://www.msae.org/meetingplanning.

Marketing & Communication Seminar*

Tuesday, April 25 - Cooley Law School Stadium; Lansing, MI

5.5 CEs (pre-approved by CIC)

Topics include: Social Media – What to Use and When; 10 Ways to Market and Boost Your Attendance; Shop Talk: Strengthening the Relationship between Marketing and Finance; Digital Writing and Editing. For more information please visit http://www.msae.org/communicationsseminar

*Attend both of these events and save $49 and earn up to 12.25 CEs!!!

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