• Schmooze and Network with MPI New Jersey

     
    POSTED December 18, 2015
     

There’s no better way to start off your new year than mingling with fellow industry professionals.

The MPI New Jersey Chapter is offering the perfect opportunity to network at their January New Year Meet-Up. You’ll gain face-to-face time with others and nibble on tasty bites and beverages.

The event is on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at the Liberty House  Restaurant in Jersey City. Bonus—the event is complimentary for all attendees. Description: http://files.ctctcdn.com/3358a426201/546798dc-d3f5-4242-90b9-1e5398e553bd.png

Invite meeting, event and hospitality industry colleagues to introduce around—the networking event is a casual way for guests to jump into conversation and understand what’s going on around the state.

For more information and to register, visit the chapter’s website.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

WeConnect, MPI Minnesota Chapter’s one-day annual education conference, was held at Graduate Minneapolis on Feb. 13. Attendees experienced innova- tion across all aspects of the meeting industry, including food and beverage, space and technology. Stephanie Hansen, Kat Perkins, Lee Papa and Justin Cox were a few of the speakers.

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession: