ACTIVITIES AND NETWORKING

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Friday, February 8
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Certified Memorialist® Workshop & Lunch (for CMs) only)
All Certified Memorialists are encouraged to attend this workshop! This event will allow you to explore, collectively, a myriad of industry topics with your fellow CMs! Enjoy each other’s company, compare notes on how you’re accruing CEUs for recertification, and enjoy a great presentation.

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception on Exhibit Floor
Begin your MBNA experience by attending the Welcome Reception from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the Exhibit Floor. This networking event brings you together with manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and your peers to discuss business needs and opportunities in a casual atmosphere. This is a great opportunity to expand your universe of contacts and collect ideas to apply in your business. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, two drink tickets and a cash bar will be provided.

Saturday, February 9
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open with Continental Breakfast

Be sure to join us as the Exhibit Hall opens for a complimentary continental breakfast!

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
New Memorialist/CM® Mixer
Are you new to the monument industry? Don’t miss out on this chance to meet and greet industry veterans and association officers so you can start hit the ground running in your new career.

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Installation and Recognition/Awards Dinner
The Installation and Recognition/Awards Dinner provides you with one last chance to finish building business relationships started on the show floor. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the event features an hour-long happy hour followed by dinner and a talent show hosted by Paul DiMatteo, CM. Attendees representing all aspects of the memorialization industry attend this event, creating an excellent venue for discussing business opportunities and partnerships. This is your chance to meet with members of the industry you may have missed during show hours.

Do you like the spotlight? Can you make folks laugh? Can you bring down the house with your voice?

We want you to help us make the 2013 Industry Show in Cincinnati, OH our best ever! Past President Paul DiMatteo, CM of Maine Memorial Co. has agreed to MC our "MBNA's Got Talent" show on Saturday, February 9!

To be in the event requires that you have talent or at least you think you do! You can sing, dance, do a comedy routine, or anything you think your colleagues would enjoy!

We're looking to show 10 acts at 10 minutes or less. PG-13 material only! There might just be a gong and a public flogging if you don't follow that one simple rule! So put away your fears and let your talents shine! Your mother loved you! Just maybe so will we!

Contact MBNA staff if you're interested at (800) 233-4472 or info@monumentbuilders.org.


2012 MBNAspire to Success Awards

MBNA’s Aspire Awards were created to recognize monument builder companies that have drawn favorable attention to their companies, and in turn, to the industry through their specialized marketing and/or public relations campaigns.

Up to three (3) winners will be awarded the handsome granite MBNAspire Award, a tall, polished trophy that adds elegance and interest to any member’s lobby or bookshelf. Honorable mention entries will receive a certificate of merit suitable for framing. All winning entries will be featured in MBNews. Click here an official entry form.

Sunday, February 10
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Worship Service

All are welcome to this non-denominational worship service.