• Call for PAMPI Award Nominations

     
    POSTED April 7, 2015
     

It’s that time of the year. The Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meetings Professionals International is asking for nominations for their five separate Chapter Awards. They include:

  • Planner of the Year—This is given annually to a planner member of the PAMPI chapter for his or hers outstanding association/ /industry contributions, leadership and professionalism. The award is based on international and chapter participation, presentations relating to the industry, articles written for the hospitality industry press and any industry recognition.
  • Supplier of the Year—Presented annually, this award is handed out to a supplier member for their outstanding association/industry contributions, leadership and professionalism. The award is based on international and chapter participation, presentations relating to the industry, articles written for the hospitality industry press and any industry recognition.
  • Tomorrow’s Leader—This is presented annually to a chapter member who made contributions to MPI at the both international and/or chapter level(s). The person also reflects the definition of professionalism as stated in the association’s strategic plan. Nominees must have joined MPI no earlier than Jan. 1, 2011. 
  • Chapter Leader—Also handed out annually, the award goes to a chapter members who has motivated others, impacts volunteer functions and acts as an impetus to cause outstanding results that positively impact PAMPI.
  • Volunteer of the Year—In order to receive this award, a chapter member must have received the Shining Star Award—an award that recognizes members who have made significant team contributions—during the current fiscal year.

Awards are given based off continued involvement, commitment and achievement, with a heavy focus on the 2014–2015 fiscal year. Any member in good standing (those with current membership dues) can nominate candidates. 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.

 

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended that all gatherings of more than 50 people be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The recommendation covers events like parades, concerts, festivals, conferences, sporting events, weddings and more.