Milestones

2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

2013

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February 21

5th NETWORK HOUR: Held at Fujimar in Washington D.C.

2012

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November 13

5th ANNUAL LATINO MARKETPLACE Held at the District Architecture Center (DAC). (Learn more about our Latino Marketplace.)

August 30

4th NETWORK HOUR: Held at La Tasca in Chinatown, Washington D.C.

June 28

3rd NETWORK HOUR: Held at PingPong Dim Sum at DuPont Circle

May 23

32nd SESSION: Handles & Handlebars. Held at Embassy Suites Convention Center, Washington, DC. Sponsored by: Travel Portland

April 24

2nd NETWORK HOUR: Held at LIMA Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

February 23

1st NETWORK HOUR. Held at Barcöde.

January 24

6th ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY: "Three Kings" Celebration. Held at The Liaison Capitol Hill. Sponsored by NYC & Company

2011

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November 2

4th ANNUAL LATINO MARKETPLACE (Learn more about our Latino Marketplace.)

September 28

7th NETWORKING RECEPTION: Sponsored by 305 Communications & Events and Oro Pomodoro Restaurant in Rockville, MD.

May 18

31st SESSION: Got BEO Boredome? Sponsored by Travel Portland.

February 16

6th NETWORKING RECEPTION: NEW Member Networking Reception. Sponsored by Visit Baltimore.

2010

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December 15

5th ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY: Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary.

October 26

3rd ANNUAL LATINO MARKETPLACE (Learn more about our Latino Marketplace.)

September 22

30th SESSION: Going Green Educational Luncheon. (Sustainable Meetings Presentation)

June 16

29th SESSION: Educational Luncheon. Sponsored by Visit Baton Rouge and The Tides Inn.

April 28

28th SESSION: RevMax: Mock Meeting Educational Luncheon. Sponsored by Travel Portland.

March 11

5th NETWORKING RECEPTION: Winter Blues.

2009

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December

New board members Jenny Abreu, Roberto Quiñones, and Maria Fischer Millet were announced for the 2009-2010 term. Jennifer Lisette Lucio was named Chairman of the board for 2010.

December 16

4th ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY. Sponsored by The Alliance: Hartford, Madison, Spokane.

October 20

2nd ANNUAL LATINO MARKETPLACE (Learn more about our Latino Marketplace.)

September 23

27th SESSION: Create: The Life You Want. Sponsored by San Diego CVB.

September 12

CMP Introduction/Information Session

July 24

3rd HOST PROGRAM. Sponsored by Hilton Corporation. This special program gives meeting planners the opportunity to learn about the hotel world from every department's perspective. It is a full day, hands-on session at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC.

June 24

4th NETWORKING RECEPTION: Summer Sizzle. Sponsored by Phoenix CVB at Tabaq Bistro.

April 22

26th SESSION: The Benefits of Social Networking for Your Organization. Sponsored by Tulsa CVB.

February 18

25th SESSION: Recession Proofing Your Meeting in This Challenging Economy. Sponsored by San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB.

February 10

Mexico Tourism Board joined The Network as a Strategic Partner.

February 4

Hilton Hotels Corporation continues it support to The Network as a Strategic Partner.

January 1

ASCENT Management LLC named as the association management company for The Network.

2008

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December

New board members Karen Gonzales, CMP and Jennifer Lisette Lucio were announced for the 2009-2010 term. Anita Nunez will continue as Chairman of the board for 2009.

December 17

3rd ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY. Held at Bar Louie and sponsored by NYC & Company.

November 18

24th SESSION: Tips to Spice up Your Next Event. Sponsored by Puerto Rico CVB. Planners were exposed to the latest industry trends with regards to managing a unique and elegant affair.

October 22

1st ANNUAL LATINO MARKETPLACE & Networking event held at the Washington Marriott hotel. The Network's annual member survey was conducted for the 2009 calendar year. (Learn more about our Latino Marketplace.)

September 24

23rd SESSION: Leadership Development. Sponsored by Tampa Bay. This Leadership Development program, facilitated by Marisa Rivera-Albert, gave meeting planners useful tools for taking their leadership skills to the "Next Level."

August 2

Want to take the CMP Winter exam session? Prepared planners with filing out the CMP application and answered questions about the exam.

July 23

The Network's first ever Zumba Class. With movements from various dance styles from the Latino Diaspora, planners danced the night away while enjoying a fun and unique style of fitness.

June 25

3rd NETWORKING RECEPTION: Summer Sizzle. Sponsored by Virginia Beach CVB at DC's hot spot Café Citron. Planners networked in a vibrant atmosphere with great food, sultry cocktails and sounds from the hottest Latino DJ.

May 9

2nd HOST PROGRAM. Sponsored by Hilton Corporation. This special program gives meeting planners the opportunity to learn about the hotel world from every department's perspective. It is a full day, hands-on session at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC.

April 24

22nd SESSION: Going Green: Is it Time for Your Organzation to Take the Next Step? Sponsored and Presented by Travel Portland.

March 26

21st SESSION: Propsal & Grant Writing. Sponsored by VISIT Milwaukee.

February 27

20th SESSION: Stories from the Road: Valuable Lessons Learned from Senior Meeting Planners. Sponsored by Las Vegas CVA.

January 23

19th SESSION: The Benefits of Multiyear Contracts. Sponsored by San Diego CVB.

January 12-13

CMP Boot Camp

January 1

Mance & Associates named as the association management company for The Network.

2007

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December

New board members Karen Gonzales and Josefa Martinez were announced for the 2008-2009 term. Anita Nunez was named Chairman of the board for 2008.

Las Vegas CVA continues its support to The Network as a Strategic Partner.

December 18

2nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY. Sponsored by Phoenix CVB. Donations were collected for the New Community for Children.

November 16

18th SESSION: Play B.I.G.! Reach Your Potential. Sponsored by Puerto Rico CVB.

October 19

17th SESSION: Redefining Your RFP. Sponsored by Tampa Bay and the Beaches CVB.

September 21

16th SESSION: Ethics in a Competitive Marketplace. Sponsored by Visit Detroit CVB.

August 23

2nd CMP BROWN BAG LUNCHEON: Kick-off of CMP Mentorship Program.

July 25

Created Focus Group to assess The Network's progress to date and chart our future course.

July 19

2nd NETWORKING RECEPTION: Summer Sizzle. Sponsored by San Jose CVB at DC's hot spot Café Citron. Planners networked in a vibrant atmosphere with great food, sultry cocktails and sounds from the hottest Latino DJ.

June 18

Denver CVB joined The Network as a Strategic Partner.

June 15

15th SESSION: Leadership, Disney Style. Sponsored by Disney Destinations and Orlando CVB. The Disney Institute presented this special program on Leadership.

June 8

Disney Destinations joined The Network as a Strategic Partner.

June 1

Hired part-time support to help in The Network office and to continue membership recruitment efforts.

May 18

14th SESSION: Is it Legal to Negotiate THAT in Your Contract? Sponsored by Visit Milwaukee.

April 30

Doubled mailing list to 250 qualified Hispanic meeting planners in the DC/Virginia/Maryland area.

April 20

13th SESSION: CPR for Meeting Planners. Sponsored by Tulsa CVB.

April 5

1st HOST PROGRAM. Sponsored by Hilton Corporation. This special program gave meeting planners the opportunity to learn about the hotel world from every department's perspective. It was a full day, hands-on session at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC.

March 15

12th SESSION: Meeting Entertainment. Sponsored by NYC & Company.

February 16

11th SESSION: Web Technologies & Your Meetings. Sponsored by Richmond CVB.

February 1

Sponsors for monthly events have been secured through the end of 2007.

January 19

10th SESSION: How to Develop Your Presentation Skills. Sponsored by San Diego CVB.

January

The Fort Worth CVB and Las Vegas CVA joined The Network as Strategic Partners.

The Network received support from Strategic Partners: Agora Occasions, Hilton Corporation, Marriott International, and RegOnline.

2006

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December 6

1st ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY. Sponsored by Phoenix CVB.

November 17

9th SESSION: Food & Wine Pairing. Sponsored by Montreal CVB.

October 20

8th SESSION: Ethics and the Meeting Professional. Sponsored by San Antonio CVB.

September 15

7th SESSION: 5 Years Later...Are You Better Prepared. Sponsored by Greater Hartford CVB.

Launch of re-designed website and marketing campaign.

August 10

1st CMP BROWN BAG LUNCHEON.

August 9

1st Official meeting of The Network Liaisons, an advisory group consisting of industry leaders.

July 25

1st NETWORKING RECEPTION: Noche de Ritmo, with Salsa lessons. Sponsored by Human Rights Campaign.

July

RegOnline became a Strategic Partner allowing The Network to do online registration, database management and email broadcasting using their system.

June 16

6th SESSION: Yield Management. Sponsored by Greater Minneapolis CVA.

June

The Network received support from Strategic Partners: Agora Occasions, Hilton Corporations, Marriott International, Visit Milwaukee, NYC & Co., and the Phoenix CVB.

May 19

5th SESSION: Negotiation Strategies in the 21st Cenury. Sponsored by Tulsa CVB.

April 21

4th SESSION: Quick & Painless Site Inspections. Sponsored by NYC & Company.

April

Sponsorship is secured through July 2007.

Established requirements to submit 501(c)(6) paperwork.

March 28

The Network was incorporated.

March 17

3rd SESSION: Maximize the Benefits of Partnering with CVB's and NSO's. Sponsored by Visit Milwaukee.

1st Board of Directors meeting, bylaws and articles of incorporation were discussed and approved.

March

The Network received press coverage in Meetings and Conventions & The Meeting Professional magazines.

February 17

2nd SESSION: How to Re-design Your RFP to Comply with Industry Standards. Sponsored by Virginia Beach CVB.

February

The Network founders invited three new members to become part of the Board of Directors (Christopher Pulido, National Council of La Raza; Barbara G. Zamora, Association Management Group; and Haydee Grijalva, Association for Enterprise Opportunity).

The Network received press coverage in USAE News, The Meeting Professional and Potomac Memo magazines.

January 20

1st SESSION: How to Perform a Critical Analysis of Your Meeting. Sponsored by The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel.

More than 25 meeting professionals attended the session making it a success from Day One.

January

InterContinental Hotels, NYC & Company, Visit Milwaukee, Hartford, San Diego and Virginia Beach CVBs agreed to each sponsor one monthly session.

2005

December

First website was developed.

Databases from founding CVBs were compiled to create main database.

Anita Nunez, Hilton Corporation joined Board of Directors.

November 10

The Network founders, Jeannette Gonzalez, Agora Occasions; Laurie Nelson-Choice, Visit Milwaukee and Trudy Singh, NYC & Company, met with Latino meeting planners in a Focus Group to get ideas on how to create and organization that would benefit the industry.

October

The Network of Latino Meeting Professionals (The Network) was discussed as an idea to support Latino professionals in the hospitality industry.

The logo and Vision were created.

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