May 2017 Print

Board Member Exposé

David A. Hellenberg

Director of Membership


David graduated from Northwood Institute (University) with a degree in hotel/restaurant management and has been in the hospitality industry since 1987 and in the sales end of it since 1989 working at various locations in mid and northern Michigan. In fact, he spent 10 years (1992-2002) at Treetops in the sales office planning and executing successful events year after year. He returned to Treetops in March 2011 again as a Sales Manager booking golf groups, corporate groups and more. In the fall of 2014 he took the position as National Sales Manager to concentrate on the corporate market from all geographic locations. In 2016 he stepped back into the golf market but continues working with the corporate market. David is a member of Meeting Planners International, Michigan Chapter (MMPI) and Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE).  

In his spare time he enjoys cooking, listening to music, spending time with family, camping and looking for his next vehicle (number 34 is out there he just knows it!).


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Michigan Meetings Expo - May 11th!

Destination Michigan invites you to attend the Michigan Meetings Expo on May 11 at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth.  Planners are able to learn, share ideas, and attend a destination showcase featuring CVBs and hotels from throughout Michigan.  Suppliers may attend as exhibitors, please contact [email protected] .  Come see the best of Michigan under one roof in one day!  Register at

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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for May 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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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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Fun photos from our April Signature Series!

Everyone having fun and taking part in our volunteer draft!


Thomas R. Mynsberge giving a wonderful presentation about Critical Incident Management



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