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November 2017 Bluegrass Beat Print

President's Connection

Happy November and beginning of the Holiday Season! 

I am VERY excited to share with you that the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter received a "Top Performing Chapter Award" for 2016-2017.  This award recognizes the involvement of our chapter members as well as the hard work and dedication of our board members.  I want to extend my sincere thanks to all, for your commitment and involvement with KBC, which made this award possible.  Yea! We ARE an "award-winning" MPI Chapter!  To see the MPI article on the Award Winners visit: MPI Chapter Recognition Program Winners.

The 2018 MidAmerica Conference (MAC) planning is underway.  MAC will be held in Columbus, Ohio (February 25-27).  WE NEED YOU!  MAC has been a successful venture since we started this conference, but we cannot do it without you.  Would you be able to volunteer for even 15 minutes a week between now and the conference?  Would you like to help out with the programming, marketing, communications, hospitality?  Volunteering for MAC is very rewarding and can create new industry connections for you.  Interested?  Contact Yolanda Kennison ( or Brian Calvert (

As we approach Thanksgiving, I encourage you to keep your thoughts and prayers with those still recovering from the Hurricanes and more recently to the loss of life in Texas.  I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. 


Joan Minton
2017-2018 President    
MPI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter

Don't forget, our chapter photographer, Chris Joyce, and his business associate, Stan Carton, have captured a lot of great shots from our events this year. Click Here and use access code kbcmpi to see pictures of your friends! 

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Calendar of Events


November 16, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:45 PM
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Hotel Covington
638 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY 41011

Don't miss this Lunch & Learn Event: Infusing a sense of place to create greater meeting value and is presented by Bree Brostko.  REGISTER HERE!



December 07, 2017
Times: TBD

Grand Reserve
Lexington, KY 40508

Plans are underway for the Annual KBC Holiday Party. Bring a non-member planner, pay for their registration and your name will be placed in a drawing for a fantastic prize.  (Stay tuned for what you could win!). Learn more... 



January 18, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:45 PM

4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510




February 25-27, 2018

Hyatt Regency Columbus & Columbus Convention Center
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215


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Chapter News

Donate to the KBC Rockin' Holiday Party Silent Auction!

 Donate to Auction

Starting on November 13, 2017, MPI KBC will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to raise money for our organization - and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help.

Show your support by donating one or several items to the Chapter's BiddingForGood site and market your company to chapter members and the entire BiddingForGood community. You can download the auction donation form here

C & H Audio Visual Services receives certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs


C & H Audio Visual Services is proud to be designated as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certified business. 

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MPI News

Nominations are now open for the 2018 MPI RISE Awards!

Nominate a rising star from our chapter today! Visit to submit a nomination for the #MPIRISE Awards. Winners are recognized at WEC 2018 in Indianapolis.  

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Refer a Friend to MPI

Help a colleague, friend or young professional experience the benefits of MPI Membership. Give the Refer a Friend voucher to a fellow meeting and event professional which allows him/her to receive a $50 discount on new membership. Every time you recruit a new full-paying supplier or planner member to MPI, you’ll receive a $25 USD credit toward your membership renewal.

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Further your Education! Check out the MPI Academy for a listing of available On Demand Education webinars. Where On-Demand content is FREE for MPI Members, you can make the most out of your membership and earn some CEU's!

We suggest checking MPI Three for Free Virtual Summit on December 13, 2017:

Three for Free - Virtual Summit

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