Getting to Know…Our Supplier Member

Getting to Know…Our Supplier Member

Jen McAndrew, MBA Event Director and Co-founder Mastermind Event Rentals Joined MPI in 2012 LinkedIn – Jennifer McAndrew Twitter – Mastermind Events jennifer@mmecanada.com About Jen I was born and raised in Ottawa, but since I swore I would move away, I picked the furthest university I could attend and spent a year in Burnaby at Simon Fraser University on a modern dance scholarship. I ended up back in Toronto the following year, and an...

The MPI FOUNDATION – “Securing tomorrow by strengthening today”

Hi there, it’s me again, your President-Elect, sharing some information about the MPI Foundation for you, our valuable members. I have written previously about the great MPI Foundation scholarships that are available to each of you. I did not know though that there are four different types of Foundation Scholarships. These categories are: Membership Scholarships (share this information with your colleagues who are not yet members) Professional Development (i.e., working towards your CMM, CMP,...

Toronto – It All Happens in Canada’s Downtown

Toronto – It All Happens in Canada’s Downtown

The views are different in Canada’s Downtown. As the nation’s largest city, Toronto boasts both a larger than life look and personality. Exciting on the inside and out, the city offers everything from a vibrant skyline to friendly dwellers. Praised by The Economist as the “Top city to live, work, and play,” you’ll experience a breadth of entertainment and culture. With eclectic neighborhoods at every turn, that house over 140 languages and dialects from...

News Around Town – September 2017

News Around Town – September 2017

The partners behind the highly successful venture Destination Direct Canada wish to announce the departure of two of the four principals. Jennifer (Holly) Beatty of Hollyworks and Doreen Ashton Wagner of Ashton Wagner Enterprises Inc. are leaving for completely unrelated reasons and the split is under amicable terms. Both women say their decision came down to a realignment of priorities in the face of competing time demands. Patricia Pearson, CMP of CanPlan Event & Conference Services and Chantel Beaupre of Say Something Communications will...

September President’s Message

September President’s Message

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas, but rather back to school. Not only does it mean buying stationary products and clothes for those of us with school-aged children, it also signifies a return to routine—getting back into a weekly schedule of work, volunteering, and extracurriculars. It may not be the official New Year, but I find that September is a time of new beginnings and opportunities. For MPI...

Golf Day 2017

Golf Day 2017

The 2017 Annual MPI Ottawa Chapter Golf Tournament took place on Monday August 14th at the beautiful Hautes Plaines Golf Club in Gatineau, Quebec. Close to 70 golfers took part in the new Nine & Dine format which allowed players to either work, rest up or play a practice round of golf in the morning prior to the tournament. The day started with some initial networking while golfers registered and were invited to grab...

Getting to Know…Our Planner Member

Getting to Know…Our Planner Member

Marie-Louise Doyle President & Principal Planner, Doyle & Associates Events Planners AND Director, Business Development, MyEventApps Self-employed and employed by MyEventApps Joined MPI in 1998 Contact me at: mldoyle@doyleandassociates.events and/or marielouise.doyle@favequest.com ) About Marie-Louise I was born in Ottawa in the 1960’s and grew up in Alta Vista.  I went to Cardinal Leger Pierre Laporte; Immaculata High School and Carleton University.  I am married to Paul and have two kids, Shane and Kayla who are...

Insider Events – MPI Jazzy June Event

Insider Events – MPI Jazzy June Event

Article written by Katherine Craig, The War Amps Basic details of the event: Title: MPI Jazzy June Event Date: June 28, 2017 City, Country: Ottawa, Canada Host Venue: The Lord Elgin Hotel & The Ottawa Jazz Festival Organizing Team: Rebecca Narr (lead); Kimberly Hoy (lead); Annie Léveillée; Christina Amos; Katherine Craig; Maureen Prebinski; Nicole Jeffrey, CMP; Rosemary Ly Number of Attendees: 70 Who was the target audience? MPI Ottawa Members, especially Chapter volunteers. What...

3 Ways to Create a Buzzworthy Event Using Social Media

3 Ways to Create a Buzzworthy Event Using Social Media

This is a sponsored post written by Suzanne Fougere, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Communications with the Halifax Convention Centre. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Social media has changed the way delegates experience, engage with and think about events. From the time a delegate registers for an event through every session and workshop, they’re searching for ways to engage online. The good news is that there’s no shortage of opportunities to interact and...