Updated March 20, 2020

Hello Arizona Sunbelt Chapter,

These are unprecedented times, and during these times it's best not to act out of fear. As we all know, a good leader gathers all the facts before making an informed decision. MPI AZ remains diligent in ensuring that the safety and security of our members and attendees remains the top priority. As stated in last week’s email, MPI AZ has continually been monitoring the latest COVID-19 developments locally. When we made our decision, it was based on Governor Ducey’s approach that Arizonan's should not panic and that our approach would be calm and steady since we had not had a spike in cases, after he declared a state of emergency.

On Sunday afternoon, the state of Arizona received an order from Governor Ducey that Arizona would now be following the updated COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC. What does this mean for us? It means that mass gatherings and events over 50 be canceled for the next eight weeks. This includes: conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, and other types of large assemblies. All MPI AZ events that follow under these guidelines & timeframe will postponed until further notice. Effective immediately, we will be postponing our networking mixer that would have taken place Thursday, March 19th at Dave & Buster’s, and our Global Meetings Industry Day event on Tuesday, April 14th at the Arizona State Capitol. Please stay tuned for further updates as we work to figure out alternative plans for our chapter.

Again, I will reiterate that during times like these, it is vital that we remain focused on facts and share information from credible resources, such as the CDC or WHO. MPI AZ is still committed to providing you up to date resources to keep yourself informed at a global and local level as you navigate this uncharted situation that we are currently facing. Please continue to refer to MPI Global’s devoted page that provides resources for our meeting and event professionals community. In addition to that page and the resources listed below, our social media and chapter newsletter will continue to provide updated, relevant and credible content to ensure our community is well-informed.

Let’s not lose hope! We have weathered tough times in the past, and we will overcome this setback. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at any time. All lines of communication to me are open and waiting to hear from you.

Please stay healthy and safe!

Tiffany Higgins
MPI AZ President
thiggins@mpi-az.org


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Additional Resources

Resources for Hotel and Travel Industry Professionals
Provided by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
https://global.hsmai.org/insights/coronavirus-resources/

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html

Local Resources

Resources for Arizona Tourism Professionals
Provided by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association
https://azlta.com/covid-19/

Provided by Maricopa County
https://www.maricopa.gov/5460/Coronavirus-Disease-2019

Provided by the Arizona Department of Health for members outside of Maricopa County
https://www.azdhs.gov/

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Online Investment Opportunities

MPI AZ offers your company or organization targeted and cost-efficient investment opportunities. As an industry professional looking to showcase your brand to fellow industry professionals, we invite you to consider our variety of cash and in-kind sponsorships. We are happy to customize an investment package designed to best suit your company's goals and objectives.

For a one-on-one meeting or web consultation regarding your investment in our chapter's future, please contact Director of Strategic Alliances, Sukki Jahnke at 480-490-8239 or email sukki@tempechamber.org.



Title Education Investor:
$8,000 Member/$9,000 Non-Member

Primary sponsor for all educational programs. Primary sponsor for Annual EduCon program

Benefits ($12,000+ Value):

Full year of top visibility on MPI-AZ website and chapter newsletter

  • Top visual recognition at all education programs including EduCon
  • Verbal recognition at all education programs including EduCon
  • (4) complimentary registrations for each monthly program
  • (1) tabletop display at (3) monthly programs
  • (2) minutes of podium time or video at (2) educational programs (your choice)
  • (1) Dedicated lead article in chapter newsletter
  • (1) E-blast to MPI-AZ membership
  • (1) Social Media post per month
  • (2) Complimentary Annual Gala Tickets
  • (1) Full EduCon Registration, includes 2 nights hotel stay

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Premier Education Investor:
$3,000 Member/$4,000 Non-Member

Secondary sponsor for all educational programs. Secondary sponsor for Annual EduCon program

Benefits ($5,000+ Value):

Full year of top visibility on MPI-AZ website and chapter newsletter

  • Secondary visual recognition at all education programs including EduCon
  • Verbal recognition at all education programs including EduCon
  • (2) complimentary registrations for each monthly program
  • (1) tabletop display at (2) monthly programs
  • (2) minutes of podium time or video at (1) educational programs (your choice)
  • (1) Dedicated lead article in chapter newsletter
  • (1) E-blast to MPI-AZ membership
  • (3) Social Media post per year
  • (2) Complimentary Annual Gala Tickets

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Chapter Advocate Investor:
$1,500 Member/$2,500 Non-Member

Sponsor of all membership recruitment and retention efforts

Benefits ($2,500+ Value):

Full year of top visibility on MPI-AZ website and chapter newsletter

  • Verbal recognition at all education programs including EduCon
  • (2) complimentary registrations for chapter “Mixers”
  • (1) tabletop display at (2) monthly programs
  • (2) minutes of podium time or video at (1) educational programs (your choice)
  • (1) Dedicated lead article in chapter newsletter
  • (1) E-blast to MPI-AZ membership
  • (3) Social Media post per year

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Sponsor a Chapter Program
$500 Member/$750 Non-Member

These Items can be individual or add-on to other sponsorships. Top Sponsorship Recognition of the Special Programming of your choice:

Business Owners Forum - Student Relations - CMP University - Career Connections - Chapter Social Media - Community Outreach - EduCon Attendee Scholarships (named after your organization)

BENEFITS: (VALUE VARIES)

  • Full year of tier visibility on MPI-AZ website and newsletter
  • (1) Dedicated article in chapter newsletter
  • (1) tabletop display at (1) monthly program
  • (4) Social Media promotions per year
  • Speaking opportunity at committee level
Select the program you wish to sponsor:







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Sponsor a Monthly Meeting Tradeshow Table
$150 Member/$250 Non-Member

You may exhibit or display your products/services during the registration and networking period prior to our meeting. Plan to be there one-half hour prior to the meeting to insure you have adequate time to set up your display. Please bring one prize donation which will be included in our raffle drawing.

Includes:

  • (1) registration/meal for the monthly program.
  • (1) 4x5 draped table
  • 30 minutes of exhibit time before the program

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Sponsor a Signature Event –
Annual Holiday Party or Annual Awards Gala

$2,500 Member - $3,000 Non-Member

  • Complimentary registration for two (2) attendees to Signature Event
  • Display tabletop at Signature Event.
  • Podium time, three (3) minutes
  • Article/Ad in chapter newsletter
  • Logo on all email notifications regarding the Signature Event
  • Logo on social media posts for Signature Event
  • Logo on website under sponsors

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Sponsor a Speaker
$1,000 Member - $1,500 Non-Member

  • Introduce your company and keynote speaker
  • Display tabletop at meeting with speaker
  • Article/Ad in chapter newsletter
  • Logo on monthly email notifications of meeting with speaker
  • Logo on social media posts for meeting with speaker
  • Logo on website under sponsors

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Educon Sponsor Opportunities:

Sponsor a Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch - $1,000
Conference Breaks - $750 (Three available)
Turn Down Gifts - $500 (One available)
Transportation - $2500 (One available)
Speaker Sponsor - $500 (no cap)
Saturday Hospitality Suite - $350 (One available)

Select the event/item you wish to sponsor:






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Audio Visual Sponsor:

Monthly Program $500.00
Special Event $1000.00

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Marketing:

 

Social Media Buyout
$150 Member/$250 Non-Member

  • 1 Post, 3-4 platforms (Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Must provide text, link and properly sized image for each platform
  • Date specific posts must be submitted 15 days prior

Dedicated Email Blast
$750 Member/$1,000 Non-Member

  • Must provide (1) 600 word text, hyperlinks link and properly sized image
  • Date specific posts must be submitted 15 days prior
  • Email to be sent to MPI AZ membership through chapter's platform

Newsletter Article
$500 Member/$750 Non-Member

  • Must provide (1) 150 word intro paragraph text, hyperlinks link and properly sized image
  • Date specific posts must be submitted 15 days prior (before 24th of the month)

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In-Kind Audio Visual Sponsorships are also available. Contact us for more information.

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