Friday, June 17, 2011

Hudsonhubtimes.com - Hudson Farmers Market opens (with VIDEO and PICTURES)

I am a Board Member of Hudson Farmers Market. Here is a little taste of what the market has to offer each week through October 1st!

Hudsonhubtimes.com - Hudson Farmers Market opens (with VIDEO and PICTURES)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Convene Salary Survey Highlights the Value of the CMP


Convene Salary Survey Highlights the Value of the CMP

Alexandria, VA - June 8, 2011 - According to data in the newly released Convene Salary Survey 2011, respondents who were Certified Meeting Professionals earned on average 10% more than those without the designation.
"These results are in keeping with the most recent CMP Census conducted by CIC," stated Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, Chief Executive Officer of the Convention Industry Council.  "TheConvene survey underscores the fact that obtaining the CMP enhances a meeting professional's earning potential." 
According to the report, 45% of respondents had earned their CMP.  The average salary for those with a CMP was $76,255 compared to $68,605 for those without.
"The CMP is recognized as the mark of professionalism, commitment and attainment of a high level of knowledge and competency," agreed Martie Sparks, CMP, Chair of the CMP Board of Directors and Vice President of Catering & Convention Services for Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. "Obtaining the CMP can help set the stage for career advancement and improved compensation."
"The results of our survey demonstrate that there's monetary benefit to earning the CMP," saidConvene Editor in Chief Michelle Russell. "We believe so strongly that the designation helps advance the meeting profession that we make our CMP series--which enables readers to earn education hours to certify or recertify for the CMP--a fixture in every issue of Convene."
The Convene Salary Survey is produced annually by PCMA.  The 2011 survey was produced in partnership with American Express and was conducted by the research firm Lewis&Clark.  The results appear in the June 2011 edition of the publication.