LANSING, Mich. - The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to
announce sales manager Mary Chris Hotchkiss was recently named Supplier of the Year by Michigan
Meeting Professionals International (MMPI) at their annual awards ceremony held at the Soaring Eagle
Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Nominated for the award by a fellow chapter member,
Hotchkiss was ultimately chosen for the honor by the MMPI Award Selection Committee.

Hotchkiss began her career in the meetings profession in 1995, working at such hotel properties as the
McCamly Plaza in Battle Creek, Lansing's Holiday Inn South and the East Lansing Marriott at University
Place. Hotchkiss joined the staff of the GLCVB in 2007 and is focused on the state association market.
An active member of MMPI since 1997, Hotchkiss is also a past winner of the MMPI OVAL Award for
her volunteer support of several chapter activities and committees.

"We at the GLCVB are very happy to see Mary Chris receive this well-deserved honor," said Lee Hladki,
President/CEO of the GLCVB. "She has built upon a career full of strong relationships and solid contacts
to become a leader in the industry and a key part of the GLCVB sales team."

Michigan Meeting Professionals International seeks to build a rich global meeting industry community
making its members successful in building human connections to: Knowledge/Ideas, Relationships and
Marketplaces. The Michigan Chapter, established in 1979, empowers its members to increase their
strategic value with education, professional development and business growth opportunities.
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The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau seeks to positively impact the economic well
being of the Greater Lansing area by marketing the entire region as a
desirable convention and tourism destination.