Memory of the Heart: MPINCC Gala 2017 Super Stars.

“La reconnaissance est la mémoire du coeur / Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” (Jean Massieu)

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) Annual Gala & Silent Auction at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco on 06.06.17, was a night to Celebrate. Together. the achievements of the 2016-2017 program year, a year of firsts and […]

Thanks & ever thanks: MPINCC ACE 2017 All Stars.

“I can no answer make, but thanks, and thanks, and evermore thanks.” (William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night)

Heralding heartfelt gratitude for many months and countless hours dedicated and devoted to design and deliver the Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) 29th Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) on 03.09.17, MPINCC President Marilee Sonneman, CMP, DMCP, is […]

Peace, love, joy.

“We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels. We shall see the sky sparking with diamonds.” (Anton Chekhov, Uncle Vanya)

Reflecting on the journey of 2016 — literal, of course, but also emotional, spiritual, personal, professional. And the “transformative experience” of one long good-bye, a final farewell. Grateful and thankful for: Blessings and bruises. […]

Lead the way: MPINCC Leadership Team.

The full 2016-2017 Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) leadership team gathered for Chair/Co-Chair 101 training at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco on 06.23.16. President Marilee Sonneman, CMP, DMCP, President-Elect Lucy Giovando Watts, CMP, CMM, Director of Leadership Development Elisa Sandoval, CMP, HMCC, and Executive Director Lori Kinsey, CMP, delivered education and insight […]

Your practice field.

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) President 2015-2016 Joey Nevin of AT&T Park (go, Giants!) fielded an all-star team on MPINCC: Your Practice Field. Inspiration highlighted the 2015-2016 program year, with the powerful message of keynote speakers at three Professional Education Programs continuing to resonate long after the applause:

* Dave Dravecky – Major […]

Embrace the journey.

“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. Only the one I create for myself.” (Madam C.J. Walker)

The journey continues as Spotlight Sojourns completes the transformation to strategic consulting from Spotlight Events full-service event and destination management company (DMC). To quote our founder Marilee Sonneman, CMP, DMCP, “Find your purpose. Follow your passion. Forge […]

Dream, believe, achieve.

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” (William Arthur Ward)

With wholehearted gratitude to clients, colleagues, family, and friends for the achievements and experiences of 2012, we at Spotlight Events anticipate the opportunities and challenges ahead. Happy New Year 2013 from our team to […]

Annus mirabilis.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” (Henry David Thoreau, Walden)

Our founder Marilee’s motto is: “Find your purpose. Follow your passion. Forge your path.” We find our purpose, follow our passion, […]

Moments…memories…magic.

Welcome to Spotlight Events’ blog, “In the Spotlight!”

Check back regularly for Spotlight Events’ headlines and happenings, experiences and explorations, tears and triumphs as we embark on an exciting entrepreneurial adventure to inspire clients, colleagues, and guests through bespoke event and destination management in San Francisco, California, across the nation and around the world.

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