This section is designed to provide a general overview of the MBP Annual Business Meeting. The Annual Business Meeting is the most important MBP event of the year in terms of solidifying the team around our vision, values and mission. It brings the MBP values and culture face to face with the entire team — both work and home team members.
If you anticipate project-related or other reasons which will prevent you from attending, please discuss the situation with your supervisor and immediately notify the ABM Chair, Krista Manwaren.
Air Transportation is to be coordinated and confirmed through Pam Soyka. Please also reach out to Pam should you have any transportation-related questions.
The majority of ABM activities will take place on the main level of the hotel in the Grand Ballroom. For your convience, here is a map of the hotel and surrounding shops and restaurants.
When you arrive on Friday evening, we will have a meet and greet area set up in the Grand Ballroom from 6:30 – 10:30 pm so you can socialize, grab some dinner, and catch up with team members. We are also excited to be hosting some inforrmal gatherings on Friday evening for Women of MBP, Veterans, Emerging Leaders, and Toastmasters – feel free to stop by!
The business meeting begins on Saturday morning following breakfast. The purpose of the business meeting is to communicate to the entire team the results of the past year, and to discuss plans for the coming year. Following the business meeting, breakout sessions will provide an opportunity for education and discussion among smaller groups. Details of the breakout sessions are provided to assist you in selecting which sessions you want to attend. The business meeting will resume with the serving of lunch. Dress for the business meeting is business casual (no jeans).
All team members are expected to attend the business meeting and all breakout sessions; spouses and significant others are invited to participate throughout at their preference.
There is an MBP Field Day planned for team members and guests to enjoy some friendly competition through various events like a relay race, eating contest, cornhole, golf (closest to the hole), and a mind challenge. The events will take place on the front lawn outside of the main hotel entrance. Participants will have the opportunity to win $2K in prizes! Or, just come by to network and cheer others on. Also, feel free to spend some time on your own and relax.
Saturday night is a time of celebration! The evening starts with a cocktail reception. Following the reception, everyone will move to the main ballroom for dinner. Dinner is a great way to connect with team members you’ve never met or don’t get to see often.
Saturday night’s reception and awards dinner is semi-formal attire. Gentlemen: suit or sports coat, long-sleeve oxford or dress shirt, tie optional, no jeans, decent shoes (no work boots or sneakers). Ladies: a dress, pant suit, or slacks and a dressy top, heels, strappy sandals, flats, or dress shoes.
Dinner will include an awards presentation honoring winners in the Top Performer, Woohoo Wellness, Community Outreach, and Safety categories. After the awards celebration there will be entertainment – this year we are bringing back casino night hosted by Astro Casino Company!