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February 2018 Grapevine

Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Jeff Whitney

President
Event Transportation / Atlanta
Director, Senior Member Engagement
Member since 2002

February 2018 Grapevine

Announcements


Congratulations toMiranda Behner, Co-Chair of the 2018 Phoenix Awards. She got hitched to her handsome new husband, Nicholas von Litolff, on January 7. The wedding was held at The Champagne Cellar at Biltmore Estates.

The couple first met at Cafe Intermezzo. They enjoy sharing game nights, outdoor festivals and activities, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

As seen in the photo, Miranda and Nicholas love being “silly goof balls with each other.”

Congrats to the happy couple – may their future be filed with love, laughter, good health, and romance.

 


How does our VP of Membership keep up these days? Congratulations toSteven Schumacher, Director of Sales with the Dunwoody CVB, and his wife, MaryKate. On January 11 they welcomed Quinn Cecilia weighing in at 6lbs, 15oz, and 19 inches. Hopefully, she’ll not be bald like her father – it takes a few weeks for the hair to grow in.

The sad news is that Steven has already recruited her into the New England Patriots fan club. We pray that she will grow into an independent woman, capable of shedding that horrendous ball and chain, and choose to “Rise Up” as a Falcon fan.

We do expect that she will become a future leader in the meetings industry like her dad.

 


Committee Showcase

As a NEW FEATURE monthly article, The Grapevine will highlight one of our chapter committees to share the amazing efforts they make on behalf of our members.

Jill Eisel

Legacy Lodge at Lanier Islands

Jason Bastow

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Amber Dawson

C2Events

Leah Spain

Legacy Ventures/Game-X

Cori Gunter

InTandem Promotions

Congratulations to Jill Eisel of Legacy Lodge at Lanier Islands. She chaired the 2016 and 2017 Fall Classic Tournament. The amazing team of dedicated volunteers once again elevated the event to a new level. Thank you to all volunteers and sponsors.

 


Guess Who?

This MPI Georgia member positively impacts our industry every day. She is a member of a meetings and events industry “family.”Our Mystery Member attended high school in Okinawa, Japan, and Albany, Georgia. For her first “job,” she served as social chair of Chi Omega sorority at NC State. She has also worked two Olympic Games.

When she ran in her first and only marathon, our Mystery Member finished in women’s top 50th percentile. She has one brother, two nieces, and a nephew. This world traveler has visited five of the seven continents. Current goal? To fill her passport with all seven continents.

Who is this outstanding member?Send an email toJeff Whitney. If you are the first person to know our Mystery Member, you just might win a special prize.


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