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Honorable Mention Chapter Award



MPI Upstate New York Committees

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is charged with chapter marketing and member and/or industry news for the Upstate New York chapter. This team generates public awareness of MPI Global and Chapter activities through several channels including web, social media and print.

Interested in joining the Communications Committee? Contact Alicia Perez Osur, Vice President of Communications at alicia@osur.net.

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Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for the design and execution of education programs including signature events. We partner with speakers to deliver strong educational content that is appealing to both planners and suppliers. Team tasks include, but are not limited to, preparing an annual request for proposal to solicit program host venues, recommending and securing speakers and applying for Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) continuing education hours. This team works closely with our chapter administrator on event logistics for registration and web listing, and the communications team for overall event marketing. 

Interested in joining the Education Committee? Contact Susan Baker, Vice President of Education at susanb@saratogacitycenter.org.

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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is charged with providing financial oversight for the chapter members’ monetary resources through a variety of activities. Traditional tasks include budgeting, financial reporting and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies.

Interested in joining the Finance Committee? Contact Richard Nikodem, Vice President of Finance at rich@rkentertainmentagency.com.

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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is charged with total member care to include recruitment, retention and recognition. The committee works to encourage Northeastern New York meeting industry professionals to become members of our chapter. Upon joining, the team welcomes and orients new members, and ensures a ROI through member engagement at both the local and global level. Finally, this team is responsible to design and execute the annual membership event that recognizes members for outstanding service to the chapter and/or industry.

Interested in becoming a member of MPI’s Upstate New York Chapter or joining the Membership Committee? Contact Wendy Ford, Vice President of Membership at wendyf@visitrochester.com.

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Special Events Committee

The Special Events Committee, a crucial component of the Chapter, is charged with design and execution of social and networking events to increase member value and generate chapter revenue. This includes Cocktails and Connection events throughout the year, including the Chapter’s premiere social event – our annual Gala, which is typically held in the spring each year. 

Interested in joining the Special Events Committee? Contact Tillie Youngs, Vice President of Special Events at Tillie Youngs at tillie@visit1000islands.com.

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Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee is charged with maintaining current partner relationships as well as securing and fulfilling new chapter partnerships.

Interested in joining the Sponsorship Committee? Contact Kelli Gormley, Vice President of Sponsorship at gormley@nysedc.org

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