Membership DID YOU KNOW…?

Membership DID YOU KNOW…?

There are a lot of really great resources available to MPI Members that are often under-used because we simply don’t know about them. This new quarterly feature: ‘Did You Know…?’ will help shed some light on the numerous resources available to you! Have a specific question about your MPI Membership? Reach out to the membership team at: member-care@mpiottawa.ca. Did you know… MPI Ottawa celebrates and recognizes its active chapter members annually with The Prix...

Getting to Know…our Planner Member

Getting to Know…our Planner Member

Katie Lemenchick, CMP Position: National Program Coordinator Employer: Mental Health Commission of Canada Joined MPI in 2012 Contact information Email: klemenchick@mentalhealthcommission.ca LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-lemenchick-cmp-68b6924b Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieLemenchick About Katie Born and raised in Ottawa, my original plan in high school was to become a journalist. That dream quickly fizzled when I realized the top-notch grades that were needed to get into journalism school. So – I opted for my next best option – Communication Studies. I...

News Around Town – April 2018

News Around Town – April 2018

Will you be attending The Event this week? It will be an amazing opportunity to collaborate with industry peers, cultivate new ideas and elevate the meeting industry as a whole! Hosted in Ottawa from April 12-14, 2018 this innovative education and networking event has one goal: to stand apart from the others. Captivating and engaging expert speakers, wonderful support from many strategic partners located across the nation, and of course, the talented and dedicated...

Insider Events – 150th Anniversary Celebration

Insider Events – 150th Anniversary Celebration

Article written by Darlene Kelly-Stewart, Stonehouse Sales & Marketing Services Title: 150th Anniversary Celebration Date: Fall 2016, a day late in October, 8am–3pm City, Country: Ottawa, Canada Host Venue: Various locations in Ottawa, including Billings’ Estate and Bekta Fine Dining Organizing Lead:  Stonehouse Sales & Marketing Services as contracted by Wolfworks Communications. Stonehouse and Wolfworks collaborated on concept and logistics, working with direction from the client on celebrating the Anniversary of a company one...

April President’s Message

April President’s Message

Now that the Easter Bunny has come and gone hopefully Spring will hop in shortly! The longer days, fresh air and sunshine are a much welcome reprieve from the winter darkness. On April 12, 2018, leaders from across the meetings and events industry will come together to support the annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). GMID events are held across the globe to demonstrate the measurable impact that meetings have on businesses, economies, and communities....

MPI DIY: Do it Yourself Networking Events Continue to Grow in 2018

MPI DIY: Do it Yourself Networking Events Continue to Grow in 2018

We are all familiar with the public personas of some of the greatest creators of our time; Ben Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci. What few people know about them is that they were also famous for forming social circles of cross-disciplinary thinkers to collaborate with as part of their creative process. DaVinci’s notebooks revealed that he enjoyed being surrounded by friends, companions, students, assistants, fellow courtiers and thinkers. Thoughts easily became ideas by facilitating...

Get to know…The Ottawa Food Bank

Get to know…The Ottawa Food Bank

The Ottawa Food Bank was founded in the basement of the former police station on Waller Street in 1984. Originally intended to be temporary in nature, the Ottawa Food Bank has grown to become a staple food relief organization in the Region. Today, the Food Bank supports 112 emergency food programs that feed approximately 41, 500 people per month – 36 per cent of whom are children. One of the amazing things about the...

Getting to Know…Our Sponsors!

Getting to Know…Our Sponsors!

Québec City Business Destination Contact: Lynn Chiasson Assistant Director, Sales lchiasson@convention.qc.ca @LchiassonQc Who is your company? Québec City Business Destination Québec City Business Destination is your official convention bureau and one-stop-shop for everything event-related in Québec City. Our knowledgeable team of experts and partners will assist you every step of your planning process. The city’s perfect mix of history and culture, and effervescent business community, makes it hard to find a better place to...

Independent Planner’s View: Vision and Icebergs

Independent Planner’s View: Vision and Icebergs

It can be hard to explain to someone not in the meeting industry what I do for a living. As an independent planner, what don’t I do? Asking me to describe the “typical event” that I’m involved with is like asking: which is your favourite child; chips or cheezies; red or white; left or right? The question is too broad. How could I pick just one event, when they are all so important, different...

Coaching Corner: Tips to Help You Enhance Your Interviewing Skills

Coaching Corner: Tips to Help You Enhance Your Interviewing Skills

Your resume has been updated, you reviewed your cover letter and you have applied to a number of different event related job postings in the city. After a couple of weeks the time has come and you have been called in for an interview with a reputable organization in the industry. The excitement is soon overcome by a feeling of panic and fear, as you realize you may not be as prepared as you...