Circle of Excellence Awards

The Circle of Excellence Awards are presented annually to the members of MPI Tennessee in recognition of outstanding association/industry contributions, leadership and professionalism at the Circle of Excellence Awards Gala and Silent Auction. Recipients represent models of excellence for chapter involvement, commitment and achievement.  A complete list may be found in the Chapter History section of this website.

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Planner of the Year
Recognizes a planner member who represents leadership and excellence in the meeting planning profession along with a commitment to the local meeting community and an exemplary record of customer service in their industry. Nominations are received from the membership.  All chapter planner members are eligible.

Supplier of the Year
Recognizes a supplier member who represents leadership and excellence in the meeting planning profession along with a commitment to the local meeting community and an exemplary record of customer service in their industry. Nominations are received from the membership.  All chapter supplier members are eligible.  

Rising Star of the Year
Recognizes an MPI Tennessee Chapter member for their enthusiastic contributions to the chapter, involvement in a committee and demonstrated leadership ability during their first three years of membership in MPI and MPI Tennessee Chapter.

Chapter Meeting of the Year - East, Middle & West Regions
Recognizes the meeting that had the greatest impact on our members and provided a return on investment. (This award is based on attendee evaluations and is awarded to all vendors involved in producing the meeting.)

Chapter Leader of the Year
Recognizes the special impact and contributions of a committee member who received the committee Rock Star recognition.  They are long-standing members of the chapter and outstanding leaders and role models in the meeting industry.  

The Pillar Award – East, Middle & West Regions
Recognizes an individual or company that makes continuous contributions to the Tennessee Chapter.  Nominated by the Board of Directors.

President’s Award
Recognizes a Tennessee Chapter member who has gone beyond the call of duty, providing outstanding contributions to the chapter. Selected upon discussion of president, immediate past president and president-elect, and ultimately the president can make the final decision on the recipient yearly.  All chapter members are eligible.

The Beth Calveard Volunteer Spirit Award
Recognizes quiet leaders who continually stand behind the chapter, supporting it and pushing it forward. A leader whose inner strength, character and integrity are seen by everyone around yet not often traits they see in themselves.  Final selection of this award is made by the Past Leaders Council and suggestions are made to the committee by the Board of Directors.  

The Hall of Fame / Lifetime Achievement Award
Appointed by the Executive Committee when applicable