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Awards & Recognition

 

2021-2022 Award Nominations Now Open

 

MPI Oregon’s success relies on the work of its volunteers. We seek your nominations in helping to honor members who spend extra time and energy on behalf of our organization. There are five categories in which you can nominate MPI Oregon members:

Planner of the Year
Supplier of the Year

Torch Light Award

Rising Star Award

Mentor Award

The Planner and Supplier of the Year nominees are based on criteria regarding overall activities and commitment within the organization, industry and community. The three other awards focus on activities and participation in MPI Oregon itself during the current membership year (2020-2021). All members who have been nominated for an award(s) will be notified of their nominations by May 5, 2021 along with information their nominator(s) wrote about them and a document seeking additional information that they themselves submit.    

The 2020-2021 MPI Oregon Awards Committee consists of a panel of committee members, past board members and other active members who evaluate submissions based on a point system of criteria. Award recipients will be honored at the MPI Oregon Awards Celebration, scheduled to be a hybrid event at the Salem Convention Center on June 25, 2021 and also available to be viewed virtually (more information to come as state event guidelines are known).   

Please review the definition and basic qualifications for each award and submit your nominees through the online nomination form no later than 5:00 pm on May 3, 2021.   

You will receive a confirmation email once your nomination(s) have been submitted online. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Carole Astley at carolegibbsastley@gmail.com or (503) 705-8694.

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2019-2020 Award Winners

Enjoy this short video of the MPI Oregon Awards Celebration!

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Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:  Carolyn Wence, CMP, CGMP, Plans & Action

Dian J. Lindsay Presidential Award Winner:  Anne Hallinan, CMP, MH Event Management, LLC

Given at the discretion of the current president to an outstanding individual in the chapter who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the organization.

Torchlight Award Winner: Jenny Moore, CGMP, Spirit Mountain Casino

Bestowed to a chapter member who has been a part of the organization more than 3 years and has shown a very high level of engagement, volunteering, and commitment to moving the chapter goals forward.

Rising Star Award Winner: Amy Hildahl, SCP Hospitality

Presented to a chapter member or members who have been a part of the organization less than 3 years and shown a very high level of engagement, volunteering, and commitment fulfilling chapter goals.

Mentor of the Year Award Winner:  Amanda Eriksen, CMP

Awarded to a chapter member who has displayed the unique ability to lead, guide, and teach others with enthusiasm, and is frequently a person that fellow chapter members can turn to for advice and support.

Planner of the Year Award Winner:  Anne Hallinan, CMP,MH Event Management, LLC

Given to a meeting planner in recognition for their outstanding association contributions, leadership and professionalism, and is a peer-recognized award.

Supplier of the Year Award Winner:  Greg Heinze, Radisson RED Portland

Awarded to a meetings industry supplier (hotel, transportation, audio/visual, etc.) in recognition for their outstanding association contributions, leadership and professionalism, and is a peer-recognized award.

 


Each year, MPI honors its best and brightest chapters and volunteers through the Recognizing Industry Success & Excellence (RISE) Awards.

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