MPINCC & you made history in 2016-2017.

Today, June 30, 2017, marks my final day as President of the history-making, record-setting, off-the-charts-amazing MPI Northern California Chapter, and the final day of this 2016-2017 program year, an epic year to Rise and Shine and Educate, Engage, IGNITE!

‘Tis the highest honour to serve as the 37th President of this United State of MPINCC, […]

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 […]

Sparkle and shine.

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) celebrated the record-setting 2015-2016 program year with “Sparkle and Shine: A Formal Affair” Annual Gala and Silent Auction. Over 300 industry leaders attended the sold-out soirée at the landmark Merchants Exchange Club and Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on 06.02.16.

The 2015-2016 Gala team, led by Gala […]

Glitz, glamour and stars.

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) wrapped the 2014-2015 year with “An Evening of Glitz, Glamour and Stars” Annual Gala and Silent Auction in San Francisco on 06.04.15.

Under the direction of Gala Chair Laura Tyson, Co-Chair Thomas Murphy, Director of Special Events Zorianna Smith, CMP, DMCP, the sold-out event at the beautiful Bently […]

Taste the joy.

“Taste the joy that springs from labor.” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Masque of Pandora, 1875)

We at Spotlight Events taste the joy from this remarkable, record-breaking year (more on that coming soon!) by relaxing and recharging over the Labor Day weekend. This beautiful view is from the enchanting village of Tiburon in Marin County, a […]

Let freedom reign.

“We here highly resolve … that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” (President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, 11.19.1863)

Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Spotlight Events. Let freedom reign!

Photo © Paul Enrico Kostadimas

Full text of the Gettysburg Address at […]

Merry & bright.

December at Spotlight Events: Holiday events galore, the SITE Global Conference 2013 in Orlando (where our founder Marilee Sonneman, the incoming President of SITE Northern California Chapter, was named the top “VIT” -Very Important Tweeters), site inspections from San Diego to Lake Tahoe and everywhere in-between, and let’s not forget, a very VIP evening with […]

Explore, play, connect.

Sold out for the third straight year, the Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) Annual Gala & Silent Auction put the “F” in “fabulous!” On 06.03.13, industry professionals came together to “Explore, Play, Connect” at the brand-new Exploratorium. This stunning state-of-the-art science museum links science, arts, and human perception through 650 interactive exhibits in […]

When Irish eyes are smiling.

San Francisco celebrates her rich and vibrant Irish heritage at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a time-honored tradition in the City since 1852 and one of the oldest parades in the nation.

As San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto pronounced in 1973, “It’s not just a great day for the Irish; it’s a great day […]