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October 16, 2013
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- Spotlight On: From Surfer to Senior Management: A Life Well Lived
- Feature Focus: Inside Advice for Site Selection & Contract Negotiation
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members
- Solar e-Clip:'s RFP Organization
- Winner's Circle: Win a Trip to Reno

  Spotlight On
 From Surfer to Senior Management: A Life Well Lived

paintingIt’s always smart to supplement one’s professional skills with a well-rounded background full of unique life experience. But where exactly do you place a nationally ranked surfer, train robber, pirate, accomplished artist and writer, on a senior sales and marketing executive’s resume?

Johnny Johnston, would say, no problem and quote Zig Ziglar: “Your Attitude not your Aptitude determine your Altitude.

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  Feature Focus
 Inside Advice for Site Selection & Contract Negotiation

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Gary J. Rosenberg, CMP has been in the meetings industry for more than 25 years. Gary works extensively on site selection and contract negotiation as well as full service meeting planning.

He shares some of his knowledge and best practices with us - read on for some great tips!

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

stellar buzzThe Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has launched its 20 in their twenties campaign, aiming to find the best and brightest young professionals in the meetings industry. Continue 20 in their Twenties article...

Congratulations to Pacific World, the global DMC, Event Management and PCO organization, for being awarded ‘Best Incentive Programme’ at the Malaysia Business Events Awards for Excellence (rAWr Awards). Continue Pacific World article... 

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  Solar e-Clip's RFP Organization

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receive a $50.00 American Express Rewards Card!

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  Winner's Circle
Win a Trip to Reno
refer a meeting professionalEnter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a four day/three night stay for two plus travel accommodations to the AAA Four Diamond Peppermill Resort Spa Casino!
Enter to Win a Trip to the Peppermill Reno...
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