April 2018 Print

News to Know

MPI Gulf States has won the Chapter Excellence Award! The winners for the 2016-2017 term were selected for consistent delivery of quality services to members and superior performance based on objectively measured results. 

At our January meeting Jessie States, CMM presented us with our award.


The MPI Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing them professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The MPI Foundation propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding research initiatives that support the strategic plan of MPI.


As a member of MPI you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants offered by MPI global.  Applications for most scholarships (CMM, CMP, memberhsip, MPI Academy, etc.) are accepted on an on-going basis and reviewed each month.  

To learn more about Grant and Scholarship opportunites as well as applications please visit http:www.mpiweb.org/foundation/scholarship-application.

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Member News & Recognition


6 Years | Karen Primeaux
7 Years |  Christine Paxton, Hilton St. Charles




As a member of MPI you will have the opportunity to connect with all 18,500 members around the world through the exclusive member benefit "MyMPI", our online member community.

Join at www.mpiweb.org/join and use FacebookMPIin2016 before 10/31 to save $50.


Volunteer with us!

There are many outstanding and rewarding opportunities to become involved with your MPI Chapter.  Many committees require only a small amount of your time each year!  Let us know if you are interested in joining a committee and we will help get you started today.





If you have any member shout-outs you’d like to add to our next newsletter, email communications@mpigulfstates.org

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MPI Gulf States Past Events

Swing into 2018 | February networking


What's hot, what's new meetings & events trends | MARCH 2018 lunch and learn



For more pictures from past MPI Gulf States events, visit our photo gallery.


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Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities


Do you want to showcase your venue, product and/or service 
to each of our guests at our next meeting? 
Check out our newly updated 2018 rates that now includes registration! 

sponsership & advertising 

Do Business with MPI


Click HERE to review the sponsorship and advertising opportunities, and feel free to contact us at any time for more information.

Our Chapter Sponsorship & Advertising Packet includes information about how you can partner with us in 2018 to promote your brand and showcase your business to more than 180 MPI Gulf States members. As you may know, our chapter has been recognized globally out of more than 70 chapters worldwide for winning a Chapter Excellence Award! There’s no better time for you to get involved and extend your reach to planners and suppliers in the entire Gulf States region. 

 Our 2017-2018 partners



We are pleased to call Pat Garin the Gulf States Chapter’s official photographer, Event Rental our official Rental Sponsor, NOMTN our offical Lanyard Sponsor, and PSAV our official Audio/Visual Sponsor! Many thanks to these companies for your contribution to our success!

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Upcoming Events


Save the Dates for our Upcoming Meetings!




This is an open group of wine lovers coming together once a week in Downtown, Baton Rouge. We’ll meet every Wednesday at 5:30 pm

We are always going to different venues. Always check our Facebook Fanpage for the schedule of the week. The Facebook Events will always be updated…..https://www.facebook.com/winewalkwednesday

We’ll go to 4-5 places, 2 tastings in each venue, spending one hour at each place. You can pay also in cash when you get there. We start at 5:30 pm. You may jump on the Wine Walk at any time. If you arrive at the venue and you don’t know where the Wine Walk group is, ask the bartender. We always make sure everyone is having a good time and gets integrated into the group.

*Must be 21 years of age.

If you like the wine, they will be at a special price for Wine Walkers for a glass or bottle.


For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-walk-wednesday-tickets-34221172448?aff=es2

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Our Partners



The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s mission is to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community.

They do this by:

  • Supporting workforce development programs directly related to our industry.

  • Providing access to culinary and hospitality education.

  • Working to ensure a positive perception of LA’s hospitality industry.

  • Providing financial assistance and/or guidance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis.

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