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Showing posts from July, 2014

IEI's Robb Thornsberry installed as President of 2014-15 MPI Orange County Board of Directors

On June 4, 2014, the Orange County chapter of Meeting Professionals International held their annual awards and installation gala at The City National Grove of Anaheim.

MPI Orange County Looks to Inspire Its Members in 2014-15

The new 2014-15 MPIOC chapter President, Robb Thornsberry shared with the members his vision and thoughts on how he and the rest of the board hope to inspire each member over the next 12 months.

To inspire members to take risks, to step outside of their comfort zone and open their minds to new ideas, new innovations and new progressive, forward thinking industry trends that will begin to define our industry and where it is headed.
To inspire members to become more engaged and invest their time so that they may see a return on their financial investment.
To inspire members to take a step back and experience MPI not only at a local level, but on global level and to make them aware of the thousands of resources and tools that are available to them as members that they ma…

The OC's Cool New Space

One of the few remaining packing houses from the agricultural era for which Orange County is named, the Anaheim Citrus Packing House is a landmark in both County and City history. Built in 1919 at the edge of downtown Anaheim and along the Southern Pacific rail line, the Packing House was a hub of commerce for the area. Local farmers arrived to unload trucks of freshly picked citrus to begin the process of washing, grading and eventual packing into wooden crates. Once completed, the crated and labeled citrus would be loaded onto rail cars parked on the side of the building to be shipped nationwide.

The restored Packing House is a food hall reminiscent of the great public markets of South America and Europe. These markets serve as a resource for the neighborhood (daily food production) and a community gathering space (restaurants and entertainment). The two level Packing House features a large central atrium with communal dining surrounded by cafes and kiosks of var…