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Honorary Achievment Chapter Award

 

 

President's Message

 

N. Bibbero Headshot 2022 V2aDear MPI Rocky Mountain Chapter,  

 

Thank you all for granting me this privilege of Presidency as MPI celebrates 50 years of being the world leader in the meetings and events industry! It is an honor to be a part of such a fantastic organization during a milestone time in our history.

 

A few weeks ago, at our annual Gala and Auction, an attendee from outside of our industry commented to me that the event didn’t feel like your typical corporate, networking event where everyone is making small talk and casually glancing at their watch to see when they could leave. They felt that our event was the ‘friends and family special’ where people genuinely know and care about others on a personal level. I can’t express how much it warmed my heart that that is how our organization is perceived, because I know so many of us truly think of this group as our MPI family. I hope that over these next 12 months you will have the chance to make it to at least one of our fantastic events and will come say hello, because I can’t wait to personally welcome each of you to the family.

 

To kick the year off, I want to share a bit about myself and my vision for our chapter this year. When people ask if I like what I do, I can genuinely say that I think I have the best job in the entire world and don’t know how others could possibly enjoy what they do more than I do. I didn’t anticipate this path though. Like many of us, I did not start out intending to work in hospitality, although if you ask my family, they’d tell you I was always destined to be on this path. Growing up, when everyone else was playing with their dolls or riding their bikes in the neighborhood, I was playing waitress, serving people out of my make-believe restaurant The Scented Candle. Since closing the doors of that kitchen, I’ve been fortunate enough to spend my entire career here in the Denver market, starting out as an undergraduate at MSU Denver, then working my way through hotel and event management roles, getting to know so many of you along the way. I’m very thankful to everyone that inspired me and been a part of this journey alongside me, because it has been the best experience I could ask for.

 

This next year, I look forward to the changes that my Board and I can bring to this chapter. Two years ago, each of us was personally and professionally in a place of survival, just trying to keep our heads above water as the world came crashing down around us. Last year we were resilient, bouncing back after hardship, assimilating to ongoing change. This year we are going to be the leaders of change, journeying to a place none of us have been before. We have all learned that none of us have crystal balls, even though clients often think we do! So, without being able to see to next June, or event to tomorrow, I can confidently say that this year will be about bringing new things to you. This spring we sent a survey to our membership and spent quite a bit of time reviewing your feedback during our Board Retreat in June. You spoke and we listened! Some of the changes that you will see this year are when events are held, where they are held, and overall what they look like. Our mission as your Board is to provide you with what will make you successful in your career, so we are changing how we function and what we offer to give you exactly what you want. Let us know what you like and what you don’t so that we can better serve you to become the best chapter of Meeting Professionals International.

 

Thank you to all of you for this amazing and humbling honor of Presidency. I look forward to serving, growing with, and getting to know each of you this next year. Have an amazing summer, we can’t wait to see you at our first event of the MPI year, MPI After 5 on August 25th at 5:00 PM!

 

Best,

Nikki

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