• Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

Garden Oasis Fête was the theme for Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter’s annual awards gala held June 22 at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster. Congratulations to the award recipients!

The Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) hosted its first inperson event since the pandemic began at The Medalist Golf Club in Marshall. MSAE’s goal was to host a fun networking opportunity that followed COVID guidelines, and helped members gain confidence attending in-person events again.

 

Whether a team is still working from home, or has made a phased return to the office, the past few months have seemed monotonous with not as many in-person meetings and events to break up work weeks. Meeting with a group boosts motivation, and Zoom meetings can’t compare when it comes to rallying morale. After months at home, planning small meetings and corporate getaways away from home is a great way to motivate and revitalize a team’s performance–especially when the destination provides all of the benefits that Colorado offers.

 

As working from home has become the norm since March, so has connecting with coworkers using webcams and Skype. Button downs and sweatpants have become a work-friendly outfit, and Zoom happy hours were the only way to grab a drink with friends. Especially for teams that used to meet in the office every day, a chance to shake up the (new) same old and safely reconnect in person is much needed after months apart. An out-of-state trip could be a memorable way to sync up with coworkers again, as well as do wonders for motivation and productivity upon return.