• Experient Honored by MPI-Chicago Area Chapter

    POSTED May 30, 2014

Experient, an integrated meeting and event solutions organization, recently received accolades at the Meeting Professional International-Chicago Area Chapter (MPI-CAC) Annual Awards Recognition Gala at Venue One in Chicago’s West Loop. The organization was inducted into the MPI-CAC 2014 Hall of Fame, and its own Char Shada, CMP, director and strategic account manager received the Planner Member of the Year award.

"It’s truly an honor to accept this prestigious Hall of Fame award," said Michael Guerriero, Experient division president, event management. "Experient has served in leadership roles with MPI for over 30 years, and we are committed to continuing to volunteer. In addition, we’re extremely proud to have Char as part of our team and for her pivotal role in and contributions to this industry."

The group was inducted into the Hall of Fame for its significate contributions to the awareness, professionalism and growth of the meetings industry, as well as the time and resources it has given to MPI both locally and internationally. Shada, an MPI member since 2001, earned the Planner Member of the Year award for exemplary service to the meetings industry and for her involvement in MPI and civic activities.

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) earned two awards from the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism. The RACVB was awarded for the BYG2RKFD sports marketing campaign in the Best Branding Initiative category and for the Rockford Peaches 75th Anniversary events and promotions partnership in the Best Cooperative Partnership category.


The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa at Destination Kohler have been awarded five stars for the eighth time by Forbes Travel Guide—the highest award given by the global authority in luxury leisure and travel. Located at a premier property in Kohler, Wisconsin, the historic hotel and rejuvenating spa is a model for exemplary hospitality service.