May 2018 Print

Board Member Exposé


Veronica (Roni) Rogers, CMP

Director of Leadership Development

Before working in the meetings profession, Veronica Rogers, CMP, worked as a Paralegal in a private law firm for ten years.   It provided an understanding of vendor contracts that benefited her when joining The Dow Chemical Company where she worked 28 years, 17 years in The Dow Chemical Company’s meetings & events department.   After retiring from The Dow Chemical Company in 2009, Roni established EVENTI, LCC, as a meetings consultant. Roni has experience in coordinating meetings, events and tradeshows in the U.S. and internationally.

Roni holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Certified Meeting Professional designation (2012).  In 2016 Roni was awarded the MPI-Michigan Chapter “Michigan’s Finest Planner.” Roni served on the MPI-Michigan Chapter as Director of Leadership Development for 2017-2018 and continues in this position for 2018-2019. Roni has worked on the Celebration! Awards Gala for 2016, 2017 & 2018.

When Roni isn’t working she enjoys golfing, attending grandchildren’s activities, and travel.

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Rethink meetings with Treetops

Meetings happen every day. Dedicated rooms used to cover the weekly status, review the latest work, and meet with clients are fine, but sometimes you need more than just a meeting place. That’s where Treetops comes in. Come discover business and progress with a side of nature

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MI Meetings + Events Best of Gala


Congratulations to the finalists for The Michigan Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers' choice awards! We look forward to celebrating with you and announcing the winners and 2018 Hall of Fame inductees on Wednesday, May 23 at the Cobo Center, Portside Ballroom.

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Register for WEC

World Education Congress

June 02, 2018 
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Indiana Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225

The conference is scheduled for June 2-5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis is the #1 convention city in the U.S, and it’s the perfect host for WEC’s cutting edge education. Every programming decision MPI is making for #WEC18 is toward the goal of revitalizing you and the events you plan. From the keynotes to concurrent sessions; from the networking functions to the food, #WEC18 will be the place to recharge yourself and the experiences you design.



Planner $899
Supplier $999
Faculty $449
Student $249


Planner $1,099
Supplier $1,199


Planner Membership Bundle $1,199
Supplier Membership Bundle $1,299
Faculty Membership Bundle $599
Student Membership Bundle $259


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Celebration! 2018

Please join us for CELEBRATION! on June 12, 2018 for a festive evening recognizing outstanding MPI – Michigan Chapter members and sponsors 




6:00 PM – 6:30 PM - Reception

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Plated Dinner

Awards Program to Follow Dinner


Most importantly...have you heard about the delicious menu options?

  • Pistachio-Curry Crusted Salmon


  • Lime-Thyme Roasted Chicken


  • Roasted Vegetable Ravioli

 REGISTER NOW if that just made you hungry !


Individual attendees can make reservations for the event directly with the Hyatt Place at 1-800-233-1234.

Reservations may also be made by logging on to:       

Use the Group Code:  G-MPI6 to receive your discounted group rate of $159.00.   Once the arrival and departure date have been entered, click on special rates and then enter the Group Code in the Group Code Box (make sure to include the G when entering the code).

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before May 13, 2018.


$65.00 Member Ticket
$85.00 after 07:00 pm May 29

$65.00 Non-Member/Guest Ticket
$85.00 after 07:00 pm May 29

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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for May 2018

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

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