November 2017 Print

Board Member Exposé

Kristina Kauffman, CTA

Director of Communications


Kristina Kauffman, CTA is an 11-year veteran of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) and has held numerous key roles within the organization. Starting as Receptionist, Kauffman has worked her way through several service-focused positions to become the current Visitor Services and CTA Coordinator. In her role as visitor services coordinator, Kauffman provides assistance to the department and works to ensure all visiting groups have a great experience in Michigan’s Capital City. As CTA Coordinator, Kauffman facilitates the well-received Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassador Program, now in its seventh year. She is focused on promoting the program and its events and opportunities to regional members and potential members alike. One of the most successful CTA programs in the country, the Lansing CTA program now boasts over 500 members and one of the highest renewal rates in the country. When not busy directly with the GLCVB, Kauffman is a loyal volunteer with the Old Town Commercial Association and serves as Director of Communications with the Michigan Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. In her free time Kristina enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors – yes both in the winter and summer. She loves cooking, photography and staying in shape by swimming and cross country skiing.

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Save The Date

April Signature Series

April 23, 2018 
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
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Great Wolf Lodge
3575 N US Highway 31 S
Traverse City, MI 49684

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 *Anyone who is not a preferred or premier level member is required to pay the non-chapter member rates for events and is limited to no more than 2 events in one fiscal year at the non-chapter member rate.


$0.00 Member Planner

$0.00 Non-Member Planner

$42.00 Member
$62.00 after 12:15 am April 9

$80.00 Non-Member
$100.00 after 11:45 pm April 9

$25.00 Student

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Vote 2018 Best of Michigan Awards!



The annual Best of Awards are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. The awards are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service of suppliers who help planners be at the top of their game.


Voting closes January 12 so make sure to vote today!

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New Sponsorship and Advertisting Opportunities!

Now is the time to BUY MPI Michigan Chapter! To find out more about strategic partnerships and advertising opportunities, visit

Why buy? With 50 percent planner members in its membership, you are directly hitting your market. MPI Michigan Chapter is a prominent association for professional meeting planners and suppliers.

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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for December 2017

Renewal Drawings:

Are you up for renewal this month? Renew your MPI membership before the end of June 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

Benefits of Membership:


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