Faces and Places

September 1, 2008

1.) Joe Clote, MM&E Publisher; Julia Johnson, MM&E Assistant Editor; and Johnny Danrich III, CMP, Director of Sales for the Omni Majestic Hotel, meet at the meeting planner event hosted by the St. Louis Cardinals at the Busch Stadium in the Conference Center and Champions Club on April 29, 2008.


Midwest Concerts & Events’ Gary Bartlett and MM&E’s Vikki Matthews with entertainer Bob Anderson on June 11, 2008. Anderson performs a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra and friends in the Club ‘57 at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.


3.) The MM&E staff enjoyed a lunch outing at the Tenderloin Room in the Chase Park Plaza Hotel on May 9, 2008. From Left to Right are MM&E’s Joe Clote; Owner of the Tenderloin Room, Dino Karagiannis; and MM&E’s Vikki Matthews, Keith Wheeler and Mike Drury. For more information on the Tenderloin Room, visit www.TenderloinRoom.com.


Missouri Meetings & Events hosted the St. Louis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event May 29, 2008. The assembled group heard from a number of speakers, including Maria Maldonado, owner of Puckett Flooring. The event was held at MM&E’s south St. Louis city office.

5. ) MM&E was a proud sponsor of the Hacemos Scholarship Golf Tournament held April 26, 2008 in Forest Park. HACEMOS, the St. Louis Chapter of the Hispanic/Latino Employee Association of AT&T, began a scholarship program in 2000.


The Hacemos Scholarship Golf Tournament is now the main fundraising project to generate the revenue needed for these scholarships. Pictured are Luis Martinez, board member for the St. Louis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and agent for LGM Professional Consulting Firm (left), with fellow golfers.


Dozens of exhibitors turned out for the Taste of Fenton on June 25, 2008 at the UAW Local 136 in Fenton Missouri. From left to right are Bob Berry, Rockwood Bank; Lisa Rackley and Jeannie Braun, Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce; and Julie Krapf, Midwest BankCentre.


Missouri Meetings & Events was proud to be an exhibitor at the Taste of Fenton. Pictured are Ronald McDonald and MM&E’s Vikki Matthews.


The new Lamborghini dealership in Chesterfield, MO was opened on June 19, 2008 by a wide range of VIP’s including Pietro Frigerio – COO of Automobili Lamborghini America LLC in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Daniele Fancello Regional Sales Manager USA – South East of  Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., in Sant’Agata, Bolognese. Pictured above left to right are Kyle Dinell (ARCO Construction Co.),  Jim Mills and Graham Hill (co-owners of Bentley of St Louis / Lamborghini) and Hank Bellina (ARCO Construction Co.).  Contact Mr. Hill at 636-449-0000 for information on holding special events at the Bentley of St Louis / Lamborghini facility.


MM&E Publisher Joe Clote poses with St. Louis Cardinals’ slugger, Albert Pujols, at the grand opening of the new Lamborghini dealership in Chesterfield, MO.


The 5th Annual HSMAI Missouri/MPI St. Louis Golf tournament was held on May 19 at Far Oaks Golf Club. The 1st Place winners of the A-Flight were (from left to right):  Kelly Wylie (Nike Inc.), Nancy Acord (Monsanto Company), Bill Van Loon (Rocky Mountain Connections) and Doug Beckerle (Legacy Artists).


The funds raised from this tournament support student scholarships program, monthly educational chapter meetings and the financial contribution to Hospitality’s Helping Hands. Winners of the B-Flight were John Bettag (St. Louis CVC) Corey Nappier, (independent planner), Brad Bronenkamp (Bronenkamp & Associates) and Andy Croak (ConferenceDirect)

13. The 5th Annual President’s Dinner & Board Installation for ISES took place on June 17, 2008 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel St. Louis 2008 – 2009  ISES Board.  In order from left to right is: Kelly Whitman, Director; Eric Habert, VP of Communications; Debbie Beckman, Director; Marianne Moore, Director; Pam Bredenkamp, Director; LaTonja Thomas, Director; David Emmons, VP of Membership; Kim Rhein, President Elect; Erin Schulte, Director.  Missing from photo is:  Vicki Morris, Past President; Josie Littlepage, President; Leslie Ramsey, VP of Education/Programs; Rita Frazer, Director


Cameo Gerdes, Joplin CVB Director of Sales; Jim Murphy, Director of Interactive Media for Hoffman Lewis; and  Martha Getz, Joplin CVB’s Convention and Tourism Assistant at the Sunday reception for the 2008 Annual MACVB Conference on June 1, 2008. The conference was held at the Sheraton Westport.


15.) CoCo the Parrott with Jim Jirik, Sales Manager for the Sheraton Kansas City Sports Complex Hotel at the grand opening of CoCo Keys Water Resort, located in the Sheraton Kansas City Sports Complex Hotel, on May 20, 2008

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