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Annual MPI New England Chapter Awards

 

The New England Chapter of Meeting Professionals International is pleased to announce its 2019 Spring Awards Program
The following categories are eligible for nominations:

The Kathy Keegan-Cummings Professional Development Scholarship Award

This scholarship award is presented annually to an MPI member from the New England Chapter to provide a full-year of complimentary registration to all 6 educational chapter events excluding the November Institute. The candidate must present a rationale for receiving this scholarship, including why he/she would like to participate in Chapter educational events throughout the year, how this participation will benefit the candidate’s future professional goals, and how his/her participation will benefit the New England Chapter of MPI.  

Sam Dame Chapter Leader of the Year

This award is intended to recognize the local commitment of a chapter member in influencing the life of the Chapter.  The award is based upon the ability of the recipient to motivate others, impact chapter functions, provide a sense of purpose in the community and act as a catalyst to cause exceptional results that benefit the local chapter and meetings industry

 

 

Meeting Professional of the Year Planner/Supplier

These awards (one for Planner and one for Supplier) are presented annually to 2 members of MPI in recognition of outstanding industry contributions, leadership and professionalism.  The awards are based on chapter participation, donation of time, talents and services to members of the community, community service outside of the industry, and mentorship of newer members of the chapter.  The awards recognize a career of involvement, commitment and achievement

Dayna Brunelli Tomorrow’s Leader Award

This award is presented annually to an MPI member who has made new contributions to the association at the chapter level. The candidate must be a current member of MPI in good standing. The candidate must be employed as a full time planner or supplier.  This award recognizes a new and growing career in the events industry with demonstration of  involvement, commitment and achievement on a chapter level.This award is named in honor of an incredible young member of MPI New England gone from us too soon but remembered always for her contributions to the chapter

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Nomination Process:

1. Complete the nomination form – this will serve as a letter of recommendation for the nominee. (you may self-nominate or nominate a peer)

2. The MPI New England Awards Committee will contact qualified nominees to confirm their nomination and provide information on next steps of the process.  

3. Completed nomination forms must be received prior to the deadline of 11:59pm, May 17th, 2019.  After this deadline, the timeline below will guide the process.  

Timeline:

1. Nominations will be accepted now through May 17th, 2019 11:59 PM EST – No late entries will be accepted.

2. Qualified nominees will be notified by Monday, May 20th, 2019

3. Recipient selection will take place May 20th-31st, 2019

4. The awards will be presented during the June Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at the Harvard Club of Boston, Back Bay

Judging Process:

Applications are compiled by the Chair of the awards committee and reviewed for completion and compliance. Any nomination that requires further review will be considered by the Chair of the awards committee.

Nominations will undergo a round of judging. The judges are a small group of volunteers representing a range of professions and expertise from within the New England Chapter. Judges will review and score all qualified entries.

The finalist is confirmed for approval by the Chair of the committee and will be announced at the Chapter Annual Meeting in June 2019.

Questions:
Please contact the Immediate Past President & Chair of the awards committee, Molly Hudson, CMP, CMM at molly_hudson@hms.harvard.edu with any questions.


Each year, MPI honors its best and brightest chapters and volunteers through the Recognizing Industry Success & Excellence (RISE) Awards.

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