The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program was launched in 1985 to enhance the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals, promote the status and credibility of the meeting profession, and advance uniform standards of practice. The Event Industry Council proudly reports on their website that the CMP credential is recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition, and event industry. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education, and a rigorous exam.
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The Michigan State versus Michigan rivalry goes back a long way. Back in 1898 when the schools played football for the first time there was a seed planted. Who was the dominant program in the state?
Social media has had an incredibly huge impact in its relatively limited time as a communication tool. People that used to keep in touch every now and then on email can now chat and share photos instantly, anywhere, anytime. How has this phenomenon effected the meetings and events industry? In just about every way imaginable.
Burgers, the true American meal. Times have changed since the simple ground beef cheeseburger. From
Whether you are looking for a fun faux-cocktail, into non-alcoholic drinks, or got stuck being the
The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is excited to join the rest of the community in welcoming the latest Gillespie Group development to downtown Lansing. The massive 150 thousand square foot development will occupy a 4.15-acre portion of land on the 600 block of Michigan avenue, kitty corner from Cooley Law School Stadium.
Back to school season is here and whether you're a student or parent, you're both feeling the
It's a Friday night and you're ready to unwind with your significant other after a long work week.
August 8, 2018 by Brenda Haight, CMP, CTA
In 2017 FORBES Magazine named Event Professionals and Event Planning in the top 10 most stressful jobs. I think it’s important to support each other and be able to laugh or relate to each others experiences so we don’t all go crazy from stress. If you're a meeting planner and reading these makes you want to tell your story, share it with me and I'll send you a special gift to help relieve your event planning stress! Here are a few event "uh-oh moments" from Greater Lansing event planners - who asked to remain nameless - you may either relate to, or think, “wow, I really hope I never experience that…” Enjoy!
Pizza. A food loved by all and what some would consider a universal food group. From deep dish to
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