Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards. The recipients have been selected for exceptional achievements in the meeting and event industry, and will be honored at the annual MPI RISE Awards Presentation and Luncheon on August 3, 2015, during MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC) in San Francisco.
Special Events Magazine has selected metroConnections for its eleventh annual list of 25 Top DMCs, a list that recognizes the biggest destination management companies throughout the world that excel at providing entertainment, dining and cultural opportunities for visitors in their community.
The MPI Chicago Area Chapter would like to thank those of you who attended the Annual Awards Recognition Gala at Venue SIX10. Your support of the organization is greatly appreciated!
MPI-CAC would like to extend our congratulations to the following 2015 award recipients:
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Recognized With "Supplier of the Year" and "Silver Spoon" Awards at MPI's Annual Awards Banquet
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel was honored with two prominent industry awards: "2015 Supplier of the Year Award" and the "2015 Silver Spoon Award" from the St. Louis Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. Renaissance St. Louis Airport was recognized with the 2015 award winners, voted on by the entire MPI St. Louis Membership, at MPI's Annual Awards Banquet in June 2015.
The International Special Events Society (ISES) is proud to announce the 2015 ISES Esprit Awards® nominees. The ISES Esprit Awards are prestigious special events industry honors that feature competition within designated categories. To view a full list of this year’s nominees, visit www.ises.com/ises-esprit-awards-home.
The Nebraska Tourism Commission is now accepting nominations for 2015 Nebraska Tourism Industry Awards. Nominate a tourism publication, website, organization or individual for a 2015 Nebraska Tourism Industry Award.
For the second year in a row, Richardson Adventure Farm's corn maze has been awarded "best design" by the North American Farm Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA).
For the tenth year in a row, Eaglewood Resort & Spa has received the coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award. Given by the American Automobile Association (AAA), the prestigious award acknowledges hotels and resorts that consistently provide stellar service and world-class accommodations. Eaglewood Resort & Spa, which was the only Chicago-area property to receive the Four-Diamond rating, is a Benchmark Resort located in Itasca, Illinois, 30 minutes from the Chicago Loop.
The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced that they recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 46 meeting and travel professionals. This inaugural class marks the first group to successfully complete the updated CMM program developed jointly by GBTA and MPI and delivered by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and thus they have earned the premier CMM designation – the business standard of excellence for meeting and travel professionals.
Mike Feigenbaum, board chairman for the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau, received the Ambassador of Hospitality Award at the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association’s 20th Annual Hospitality Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 19, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The luncheon was held in conjunction with the 96th Annual National Restaurant Show.