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Grapevine March 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Molly Whobrey
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Jeff Whitney

Event Transportation / Atlanta
Community Outreach Committee
Joined MPI Georgia: 2002


March 2017 Grapevine

Congratulations to Miranda Behner on her new position at the World of Coca-Cola as Event Concierge of the Bottle Cap Suite. The private event space is the perfect choice for your business meeting or special gathering. The Bottle Cap Suite features a private entrance and two adjoining rooms with a total of 1,140 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.

Big shout-out to Tracy StuckrathCSEP, CMM, CHC, CFPMTracy continues to lead our industry’s knowledge and awareness of food allergies, dietary requests, and ensuring every meeting attendee has a delicious and nutritional meal that meets their special dietary needs. Tracy is featured on the cover of this month’s,The Meeting Professional Magazine, as she continues to better understand the importance of food and its impact on the meeting industry.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Steven Hughes. Steven served as the MPI Georgia Executive Director from 2002 to 2005. MPI Georgia experienced tremendous success and growth during his tenure including numerous Chapter of the Year awards, membership growth, and highly successful signature events.

Steven will be fondly remembered for his generous and kind hearted nature, and the many great years he put forth in support of MPI Georgia and Meeting Expectations. Of late, he was working with his father in their family business in Savannah, GA.

We honor Steven’s memory and his many contributions to the meetings industry at large.

The family suggests remembrances be made to the:
Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia – Stevie Hughes Memorial Fund
c/o Sea Island Bank
15 Lake Street, Suite 170
Savannah, GA 31411-2972

2017 Allie Awards Winners

Congratulations to our fellow MPI Georgia members who won awards at this year’s Allie Awards, held on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the Georgia Freight Depot. The name “Allies” was selected to represent all “allied” event companies in Atlanta working together for a common good: to promote excellence in event design, planning, and production.

The inaugural event was held in 1991 to a group of 185 event professionals in the Greater Atlanta area, during a broadcast of the Oscars, with awards presented during commercial breaks. That year there were few categories. But, each year since then, the committee has added new awards to recognize the growth and depth of our industry.

Bookmark this page as we will be linking snippets from the award recipients or click here for the event Facebook page with photos from PWP Studios.

BEST CULINARY INNOVATION Ideas from On High Proof of the Pudding
BEST MENU DESIGN Tastes and Tunes of the South Proof of the Pudding
Proof of the Pudding
BEST ON-PREMISE CATERING The Street’s the Place to Go Proof of the Pudding
BEST EVENT INNOVATION The Butler Wall Bold American Events
BEST EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY Making Spiderman Jealous PWP Studio
BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION (Over $20K) Camp Ignite Destination South Meetings + Events
BEST THEMED/UNIQUE ENTERTAINMENT Camp Ignite Destination South Meetings + Events
BEST EVENT: Corporation/Association (Under $100K) Koningsdad: Kings Day … USA Corporate Events Unlimited
BEST EVENT: Corporation/Association (Over $100K) Camp Ignite Destination South Meetings + Events
BEST TRADESHOW/CONFERENCE IHG Winning With Wellness Corporate Events Unlimited
LOGISTICAL ACHIEVEMENT - Planning Camp Ignite Destination South Meetings + Events
BEST AV DESIGN Rebrand Launch Active Production and Design
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN Lighting Design Takes Flight MAGNUM
LOGISTICAL ACHIEVEMENT - Technical Production Hi-Tech Campout MAGNUM
BEST TEAM EFFORT - Corporate Event Camp Ignite Destination South Meetings + Events, MAGNUM,EastCoast Entertainment,Absolute Entertainment
BEST TEAM EFFORT - Wedding Event Married in the Mountains Active Production and Design,Event Rentals Unlimited

more Calendar

April 2018 Networking Event

Featured Members
Amy HokkanenCongratulations to the January 2018 Shining Star Recipient: Amy Hokkanen

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