MPI Gulf States has a long history of recognizing its members and their contributions. 
We ask that you kindly nominate your MPI peers for their contributions and share with us a brief statement as to why they should win this award. 

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* 1. Award of Excellence: Volunteer Leadership

This award honors the spirit of volunteerism by recognizing a member from our chapter that shows true passion for making the local community a better place through their efforts within MPI and the community.

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* 2. Chapter Rising Star

This award was established to encourage and reward exceptional accomplishments with chapter support and involvement. The Chapter Rising Star always finds solutions, inspires those around them and strives for nothing by the best.

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* 3. Trail Blazer Award

The Trail Blazer Award recognizes a member who is seen as a pioneer in our chapter and or our industry. This member shows innovation, dedication and excitement about MPI Gulf States and overall as a meeting professional

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* 4. Award of Excellence: Member of the Year 
The Member of the year is a member who exhibits outstanding qualities as a professional, an MPI member and a hospitality leader and serves as an ambassador to not only our chapter but our industry as a whole.

Community Awards of Excellence

Community awards are open to all within the Gulf States Region.  These awards are the opportunity for MPI Members to reach out and recognize our peers and friends who help to shape, shift and grow our industry regardless of if they are MPI members or not.  We invite you to nominate all who are deserving.

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* 5. Community Award of Excellence: Diversity & Culture

This award is open to any individual or organization from the Gulf States Region who exhibits passion in their work in promoting culture and diversity within the Gulf States Region and beyond.  This nominee would honor these values to help strengthen the tradition, history, and fabric of our region.  Diversity is found in both traditional and non-traditional ways. This honoree is an ambassador that protects and exhibits behavior that honors and highlights our differences within ethnicity, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, and self-identification.

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* 6. Community Award of Excellence: Young Professional

This award is to recognize and honors a young professional who has made a significant impact on advancing efforts within the meetings and events industry. This person is someone who has committed his/her time to advancing the standing of young professionals in our industry.

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* 7. Community Award of Excellence: Mentorship

This award honors one individual from the community who exemplifies a commitment to those around them that are ready to learn and grow. Their goal is always to build a supportive environment for professional growth through peer to peer mentorship and relationship building. This person assists their mentees with goal setting, encouraging growth, and providing valuable constructive feedback to promote growth and inspiration.