THIS WEEK, RAINBOW ENTERTAINMENT WILL BE PROVIDING THE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE MPI DFW CHAPTER/ TARRANT COUNTY HOTEL ASSOCIATION FT WORTH DINE AROUND. THE SANGRIA JAZZ TRIO TRES LECHES WILL BE PERFORMING DURING DINNER AT STOCKYARD STATION. ACCROSS THE STREET THE JON BEAUMONT C & W BAND WILL BE PERFORMING AT RODEO EXCHANGE, NEXT TO THE FT WORTH STOCKYARD RODEO SHOW AND WE ARE PLANNINGON PROVIDING A STROLLING VIP FAN PHOTOGRAPHER AT THE FT WORTH RODEO. YES, I WENT TO THE FT WORHT RODEO.
ON SATURDAY NIGHT, WE'LL BE FEATURING PETER GAUARDIRI AT SAVOR DALLAS IN THE VIP MOET CHANDON CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION AT THE CHAPPAREL CLUB AT THE DOWNTOWN SHERATON. THEN RUNNING OVER TO THE GRANADA FOR BUGS HENDERSON, MY NEW CLIENT'S HEADLINER SHOW. WE WILL ALSO HAVE CHILDRNE'S ENTERTAINERS AT IKEA AND TWO ROWS BREWERY IN ALLEN TEXAS
I MISSED THE DALLAS STARS GAMETUESDAY NIGHT BECAUSE OF A STOMACH VIRUS AND COULDN'T GO OUT TO EAT DINNER AT ROY'S IN PLANO
THE $39.99 STEAK AND LOBSTER SPECIAL WITH MY $20 GIFT CERTIFCATE WOULD BE ONLY $20
2010 LOOKS TO BE A GREAT YEAR FOR RAINBOW ENTERTAINMENT. AFTER OUR FIRST 2 MONTHS, OUR SALES CONTINUE TO EXCEED THE FIRST 2 MONTHS OF 2009. WE WERE PROVING ALOT OF STITLWALKERS,JUGGLERS, FACE PAINTERS AND DJ'S WITH KARAOKE FOR OUR CHEERLEADER COMPETITON CLIENT FOR 12 STRAIGHT WEEKS IN 12 DIFFERENT CITIES IN 6 STATES. THIS YEAR, I HAVE TAKEN UP THE CHALLENGE OF BOOKING TEXAS ROCKIN BLUES GUITAR LEGEND BUGS HENDERSON, WHO'S GUITAR IS ENSHIRED AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN FINLAND. SOON TO BE RETURNED TO THE NEW HOUSE OF BLUES IN DALLAS, TEXAS. AFTER THREE WEDDING TRADE SHOWS AND THE APPLAUSE PUBLICATION PARTFEST, OUT WEDDING AND FAMILY CELEBRATION BUSINESS IS REALLY MAKING SOME EXCITING CHALLENGES WITH AN INDIAN,HAWAIIAN AND SEVERAL JEWISH THEMED WEDDINGS
BON BINNI ARUBA! WELCOME TO ARUBA! The warm Caribbean breezes of this tropical paradise welcomed over 155 members of the GEORGIA, TENNESSE, POTOMAC, CAROLINAS and GULF STATES MPI CHAPTERS plus ATLANTA ISES, GSAE, HSMAI, PCMA and GO ATLANTA to the 2008 MPI SUMMER EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE .
Without a hint of Hurricane Gustov, there were 4 days of Education, Networking, Site Visits and Activities in Aruba, headquartered at THE ARUBA WESTIN RESORT AND CASINO.
Next year, I promised the 2009 organizing committee to have at least 10 members of the Dallas MPI Chapter participate!
WOW! Would you believe that after 13 years as a member of the Dallas Chapter of MPI, contributing on a monthly basis to JPA (JAN POLLARD AWARD) scholarship fund, I was actually awarded a $250 scholarship to attend SEA. This was the very first such scholarship of President Carol Benavides reign! Imagine with an additional supplemental fee of $100 towards air travel from the ARUBIAN Government, the $400 cost for the entire conference, only cost me $50. I already had the round trip airfare because I had bartered with American Airlines by providing them with a Beatles Tribute Band for their NEW DALLAS TO LONDON FLIGHT. An incredible 4 days and 3 nights of Tropical Wining and Dining for only $50!
Ken Futch opened the Educational sessions with his award winning “TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT” keynote address.
The educational portion of the conference was then divided into 2 days ofbreakout speakers providing the attendees with a choice of topics including Marty Clarke’s “COMMUNICATIONS LAND MINES”, Dahlton A. Bennington’s “ PRICINPLES OF NEGOCIATION- THE ART OF GETTING WHAT YOU WANT”,Scott Hagwood’s “ MASTERING YOUR MEMORY- A BUSINESS ESSENTIAL” and Susanne Gaddis, PHD,” EGO BOOSTERS VS EGO BUSTERS”
Closing Keynote speaker and former Dallas Maverick Basketball Player, Walter Bond, a 2007 Dallas MPI Chapter Outstanding Meeting of the Year recipient gave another dynamic speech on the subject of “NO ONE CAN STOP YOU BUT YOU!” Walt has supplemented the presentation that we in Dallas had already experienced by driving hope a more direct message about personal relationships and growth in addition to his development of the business values he discussed
The conference theme: PEOPLE/PURPOSE/PASSION was underscored throughout the gathering, from the opening night Poolside Reception/ Dinner at the Westin to the final “AFTER HOURS’ party on the KUKOO KUNUKU PARTY BUS’ tour of local watering holes. The committee plans included lavish dining experiences at 5of the premiere Hotels on the island ( WESTIN, MARRIOTT, RADISSON, OCCIDENTAL GRAND and HYATT) plus team building, catamaran snorkeling and the closing nightcastaway dinner at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino private island
DALLAS MPI MEMBER UPDATE FROM ARUBA:
SandyMukitarian is alive and well in Palm Beach, Florida, as the new Sales Manager for the Palm Beach CVB. While Sandy, the former liaison for Tourism to Quebec for the Dallas MPI Chapter made it to the GAMPI Educational Conference in Aruba, her luggage didn’t. Sandy has been assigned the Southwest so she’ll be back at Dallas MPI events!
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SANTA CLAUS AT NEIMAN MARCUS
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING WITH REAL LIVE REINDEER, PHOTOS WITH SANTA , TOY SOLIDER STILTWALKER, A HOLIDAY MARIONETTE PUPPET SHOW, HOLIDAY DANCERS, CHRISTMAS MUSIC CHORUS AND FULL SOUND,IGHTING AND STAGE PRODUCTION
CHRISTMAS CAROLERS, A GREEN SCREEN PHOTO OPT WITH A TROPICAL BACKDROP, CASINO PARTY FEATURING ELVIS IMPERSONATOR, BLACK JACK ,CRAPS, ROULETTE, TEXAS HOLD'EM AND LAS VEAGS STYLE CASINO DANCERS/SHOW GIRLS
A WESTERN BAND WITH COUNTRY WESTERN DANCERS
DALLAS PREMIERE PARTY BAND, THE EMERALD CITY BAND
A HAWAIIAN THEMED LUAU WITH HAWAIIAN DANCERS, FIRE TWIRLERS, HAWAIIAN SINGERS WITH MUSICIANS
A CIGAR CART WITH CUBAN STYLED HAND ROLLERED CIGARS SPONSORED AT A GOLD TOURNAMENT