MPISCC 2015 Annual Fundraiser

On November 5, Madame Tussauds Hollywood hosted MPISCC’s A Night Out With The Stars. The Annual fundraiser supports the chapter’s educational and outreach programs, specifically the Los Angeles Mission through a canned food drive. Over 100 industry pros navigated Hollywood Boulevard crowds to enjoy delicious fare, conversation, connection great food, top-shelf beverages, music, and glowing decor, while […]

The Role of the Mentor

Sometimes we hear a quote that puts everything in perspective. A favorite one of mine is, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Perhaps, in our industry of meeting, event and hospitality professionals, it takes a village to continually inspire our colleagues. Let’s be honest – nothing is easy these days; particularly, if we try […]

Facilitating Education

Education is a primary component of MPI membership. The SoCal Chapter provides a variety of opportunities for its members to develop knowledge and skill, from CMP certification study groups to monthly educational programs and more. To encourage members in their professional education pursuits, MPISCC established a scholarship to honor long-time member and past president, Gary […]

Take the Lead Your Way

Make the investment in your personal satisfaction and professional development. Every day we have opportunities to be a leader in our family units, our social circles and our professional lives. But what does being a leader look like? I believe it looks different to everyone. This is what the ideal looks like to me: using […]


NOTES FROM THE 2015-2016 BOARD RETREAT Twice each year the MPISCC Board of Directors gets together for an overnight retreat to review the past year, current year and the future of the chapter. The first retreat of the year happens just prior to the new board installation. At times, the focus may be on interacting […]

A Philosophy of Branding

How to Build Influence and Manage Perceptions Branding is a popular discussion topic in my circles, and in the course of those conversations I gain a lot of insight into the perceptions we have about it. One widely-held understanding is that branding means having a logo and using it in your marketing efforts. On the […]