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Restaurant event planner Maureen Laird shares joys of the job

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1 comment:

  • Todd Mallory posted at 6:50 am on Wed, Sep 26, 2012.

    Todd Mallory Posts: 7

    The headlines for this features article is highly misleading. I know most people in the restaurant industry would agree with me that Maureen Laird's duties more resemble those of a "Banquet Manager" or maybe a "Catering Manager."

    Having worked over 13 years in the Corporate Meeting & Events industry I know that for the LNS's Pam Bauserman to use the job title "Event Manager" is really a stretch.

    If anyone is interested in a career in Event Planning I suggest they visit Meeting Professionals International ( www.mpiweb.org) to lean more. Sacramento State also offers a 10 course Certificate Program that is taught by MPI Members in their field of specialty. These instructors are all experienced professionals who hold the professional designation of a CMP, a Certified Meeting Professional. To earn this CMP designation one must meet the experience requirements and pass a difficult exam.

     

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