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Why should you partner with MPIKC? Here is the testimonial of one of our great sponsors:

“Why I Partner with MPI Kansas City"

As a supplier you have many requests and opportunities to sponsor events with organizations in the hospitality industry.  There is no substitute for face to face interaction with the customer, but with budgets and time you are not always able to attend an event. Being a sponsor, offering a raffle prize or a silent auction item gives you a presence at that event. The question then becomes how do you measure the ROI from the dollars you have invested?

Three or four years ago I sponsored and attended the quarterly educational meeting.  I was able to do a presentation and show our video. I vividly remember walking out of the building that afternoon, thinking, that really wasn’t worth it, the supplier to planner ratio was particularly not balanced that day.  Fast forward to our September 2017 familiarization trip.  One of our guests sitting on the motor coach says to me, “I know you” and I say “I don’t think so”. “Yes, my name is Tony Ballard and you came to our MPI educational program 3 or 4 years ago.  I am here because of you and your presentation.”

I had not invited him, as he was there with his client, the American Society of Mammologists which are headquartered back east and my responsibilities are in the Midwestern states. The joint meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists and the International Mammalogical Congress will be held in Anchorage July of 2021. They anticipate 1500 attendees with an estimated economic impact of $3,663,475. That is why I sponsor MPI Kansas City. It only takes one believer to make my ROI and you just don’t know when that is going to happen, but happen it will.”

– Andrea Schmidt, Convention Sales Manager, Visit Anchorage

Website Sponsorship Opportunities

Why should I sponsor an ad on MPIKC’s site?

MPIKC’s website currently receives, on average, more than 18,000 hits each month. provides an economical and effective sponsorship option for your business. The benefits of sponsoring an ad on include the following:

  • Cost Effective – the cost to sponsor an ad on is considerably less expensive than traditional media.
  • More Space – online ads allow you to communicate a larger amount of information to your target audience through animation, video and interactive ads. Static banner ads can also have a larger reach with click-through capabilities.
  • Speed – online campaigns are quick to create and update. Easy to extend and update.
  • Availability – online ads are available 24/7 for the period of sponsorship for all site visitors to view.
  • Tracking Capabilities – stats are readily available for click through rates to view how many times your ad was seem and utilized.

Still not sure if web sponsorship is right for your business?

Check out MPIKC’s technical requirements and sponsorship pricing for website ads below. Interested in sponsoring an ad? Contact us at, sign up online, or call 816-668-9424.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Without your generous support, MPIKC would not be able to continue to provide local industry education, networking and community-focused events and projects.


Become an MPIKC Sponsor!

The benefits of the chapter’s sponsorship drive are currently the education and scholarship funds.

In addition to cash sponsorship opportunities, MPIKC is seeking in-kind donations for monthly program door prizes and the silent auction in the form of gift certificates for restaurants, hotel stays, tickets to sporting events or other entertainment, spa baskets, etc.

To secure your partnership with MPIKC and start taking advantage of your ROI benefits today, please click on the links at right for updated sponsorship information. Or, you can sign up online today! Please contact with any questions.


Technical Requirements:

Please note – banner ad graphics must be properly formatted for display on; files which require modification may incur processing fees.

Side Banner: 300 x 250 pixels

Bottom Banner: 720 × 90 pixels

File format: .jpg, .png or .gif compressed, adaptive, no transparency

Hyperlinks: each banner ad may have one link to a webpage outside the MPIKC website. This link, when clicked, will open in a new browser window. It is the responsibility of advertisers to provide and maintain an active, functioning link. Links which are broken, invoke multiple pop-up ads, result in error, link to inappropriate material or otherwise reflect poorly on the website may be disabled.

Download the MPIKC Website Advertising Form ad form.

For more information please contact Lily Firnhaber.

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