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Showing posts from July, 2010

MPI Orange County

On June 2, 2010, the MPIOC board of directors was installed at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace.  Robb Thornsberry was installed as the 2010-2011 Director of Monthly programs.

The board has been hard at work to reinvent MPIOC and make this the best year possible for it's members.  Continue to log onto to see our progress and the amazing education that we have in store.  In addition to our commitment to advanced education, Robb is on target to take the MPIOC monthly meetings to an entirely different level unlike anything this chapter has experienced!

The remainder of the board members are as follows:

PositionPresidentRobyn Mietkiewicz President-ElectCheryl RivasImmediate Past PresidentMark LorimerVP FinanceJo Timmering VP MembershipPeggy Lamberton VP EducationCharlie Reeves VP CommunicationsAnanda YbarraVP Leadership DevelopmentRebecca AguilarDirector, RecruitmentJenna Beck Director, Advisory CouncilChris Riccardi Director, Professional DevelopmentRachel Bishop

Recap from LA BizBash Expo and Awards

The 2010 Los Angeles BizBash Expo took place on June 9 at the LA Mart downtown.  Robb was moderator for the early AM session:

Demystifying RFIs, RFPs, and the Proposal to Win Business

Included in the session was an expert panel that consisted of Charles Massey, Founder and CEO, SYNAXIS Meetings & Events, Inc. , Janine Miccuci, Executive Producer, Along Came Mary Events , Lenny Talarico, CSEP, Director of Events, MGM MIRAGE Events.

Below are a few points that were shared during the presentation:
- Definition of RFI's, RFP's and the Proposal process
- Are RFI's relevant anymore?
- What is expected with an RFI
- How to compare "apples to apples" with multiple RFP's
- How often are you asked to submit an RFP when there is no chance of winning the business
- As a planner, are you required to request a 3 bid minimum
- Which is more important when submitting a proposal; creativity or the bottom line

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"The RFP"