• MPISCC Celebrates 40 Years at Its Annual Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    1. Bryan Quinan.

    1. Bryan Quinan.
  • MPISCC Celebrates 40 Years at Its Annual Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    2. Mariles Krok.

    2. Mariles Krok.
  • MPISCC Celebrates 40 Years at Its Annual Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    3. Natalie Fulton and Margorie Riesinger.

    3. Natalie Fulton and Margorie Riesinger.
  • MPISCC Celebrates 40 Years at Its Annual Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    4. John Ehlenfeldt and Jorge Flores.

    4. John Ehlenfeldt and Jorge Flores.
  • MPISCC Celebrates 40 Years at Its Annual Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    5. The new board is installed.

    5. The new board is installed.
  • MPISCC Celebrates 40 Years at Its Annual Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    6. Tara Gadsby, Amy Zelinsky, Mariles Krok.

    6. Tara Gadsby, Amy Zelinsky, Mariles Krok.
  • MPISCC Celebrates 40 Years at Its Annual Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    7. Joe Marcy and friends.

    7. Joe Marcy and friends.
  • MPISCC Celebrates 40 Years at Its Annual Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    8. Jennifer Minzey and Veronica Puelo.

    8. Jennifer Minzey and Veronica Puelo.
  • MPISCC Celebrates 40 Years at Its Annual Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    9. Clint Upchurch, Anastasia Palmer, Libby Zarrahy.

    9. Clint Upchurch, Anastasia Palmer, Libby Zarrahy.

On June 21, the MPI Southern California Chapter marked its 40th anniversary as members gathered for their annual installation gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. After a welcome reception in the Wetherly Garden, where cocktails were hosted by Mulholland Distilling and sparkling wine by South Coast Winery, guests moved into the ballroom for the awards program and dinner and the swearing in of the 2018-19 Board of Directors. The evening concluded with a lavish dessert reception in the Orchid Room.

Perhaps your attendees have hopped on those electric bikes and e-scooters that are scattered all over metropolitan areas throughout California. That’s old news, no question. Yet it’s a sure bet they’ve never been on a Vintage Electric Cruz Bike, because only 250 of them ever have been made. Mad Dogs & Englishmen Bike Shop in Carmel has a fleet of these smile generators, as well as a fleet of knowledgeable guides to lead scenic group tours. 

 

 

The annual education luncheon and trade show of the Sacramento Sierra Nevada chapter of Meeting Professionals International brought out many fancy hats and the smaller accessories known as “fascinators,” a nod to the “Derby Days” theme. Held in the Clubhouse at the Cal Expo racetrack, the event’s bar served up mint juleps, another merry bow to the theme.

 

California is one of the most abundant agricultural regions in the world, but a startling number of residents aren’t always sure where their next meal will come from. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, one in eight Californians struggles with hunger. The situation is especially startling for children; one in five is food insecure.

Hunger is not a supply problem, it’s a logistics challenge. And the meetings and events industry is full of logistics-minded people who are in a position to chip away at it.