December 2017  

President's Message

Happy December!
Is it just me or is this year FLYING by?!? We are almost halfway through the 2017-2018 term.  Hopefully you attended both our incredible September Education event hosted by the Hard Rock Stadium with speaker Eric Rozenberg or our October Mix N Mingle hosted by the Jungle Queen.  This has been just a taste of the events to come in the next few months.
Next Up – the Industry Holiday Party
There are so many different ways to stay up to date with MPISFL – our website, Facebook page, Instagram, twitter and Snapchat!
MPISFL recently concluded our mid-year board retreat at the Waterstone Resort and Marina in Boca Raton.  If you are not familiar with this property, please reach out to them.
Our midyear retreat is a chance to evaluate where we are and how we can continue to grow as a board and as a chapter.  There has been successful brainstorming to evaluate future opportunities we can bring to enhance your membership.
In a few short weeks we will be calling for nominations for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors.  Do you or someone you know have interest? Are you already volunteering or would you like to be a volunteer? We want to hear from you! What are you interested in – what is your passion?  Please reach out we will be glad to direct you and help you find your place in this chapter.
Happy Holidays!

Fallon Gechter
2017-2018 MPISFL Chapter President
Educate - Innovate - Connect - Grow

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Industry Holiday Party December 13, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM at Junior Achievement World


MPISFL Education Event Recap: September 26, 2017 at the Hard Rock Stadium

We had an amazing event at Hard Rock Stadium, we enjoyed fabulous food & drinks, an informative session about creating goal oriented events, and stadium tours. Want to see the pics? They’re located HERE.

MPI Global Education Opportunities:
Take full advantage of all your MPI Membership has to offer by attending  MPI Global educational events and seminars. The full list of upcoming MPI Global events can be found HERE

MPI WEC 2018

MPI SES 2018
Save the date now! August 22-24, 2018

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On my desk right now.....Aside from my laptop and work items, I have my favorite lamp, a vase of fresh flowers, a beautiful picture of my mom and dad in the dining room of our family home, and a couple very special keepsakes from that home.
The best advice I ever got.... Value people as they are – everyone has something special to offer.
If I weren't doing this, I would be.....If I weren’t doing this job, I would either be working or volunteering with children, probably in Romania or in that part of the world.
My three goals for the upcoming year are first and foremost to take good care of myself and my loved ones; second – as a new resident of Florida, finish decorating my home, do more exploring in the area and make new friends; 3rd -  Keep on learning all I can.

MPI SFL welcomes a new resort on Hutchinson Island to the Meeting & Events Community.

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa in Jensen Beach is the Treasure Coast of Florida's new premier resort for family vacations, meetings, corporate retreats, oceanfront weddings, and spa getaways. Enjoy 184-rooms of oceanfront accommodations with coastal-inspired decor and luxury amenities steps from the sand on Florida's East Coast. The first new resort to be built on Hutchinson Island in almost two decades, the new resort will feature an oceanfront restaurant, two pools, a jacuzzi, a signature spa, 8,000 square feet of oceanfront meeting space, and a spectacular beachfront location perfect for soaking up the sun, cooling off in the surf, and sinking your toes in the sand.

Opening in Spring 2017, The Hutchinson Shores Resort is a welcome addition to the area. With more than 8,000 square feet of meeting space and a prime oceanfront setting, the resort is an exciting new addition for meeting planners here in South Florida.

Learn more about Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa at

Sponsored by Hutchinson Shores.

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Did you know that MPI SFL & MPI Global have a host of information available to you? Take a look at all of our publications, and launch your Fall Season with the most up to date research and information!


The Meeting Professional ®
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Meetings Outlook
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MPI Blog
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