Meetings & Conventions: People December 1997
EDITED BY CHRYSTAL INGRAM WHITE
Fashion statement: Carolyn Miner, CMP, adorns friends and
family with her handmade jewelry.
Some do yoga, others read romance novels, but for Carolyn Miner,
CMP, the antidote to job stress is jewelry-making. "After being so
consumed by a meeting, you have to find a way to relax," says
Miner, president of C.K. Miner & Associates, an independent
meeting planning company in Westborough, Mass
When needlepoint as a pastime had run it's course, Miner
explored other hands-on crafts and was drawn to jewelry-making
about 12 years ago. In addition to original creations, she recycles
costume and antique jewelry into contemporary wearable art. "My
pieces are versatile," notes Miner, who works with a thermal resin
material that is melted and molded. "My pins have loops so they can
be converted into necklaces." And she's quick to draw similarities
to meeting planning: "Planners have to adapt to new clients, not to
mention respond to surprises on meeting day. My jewelry is an
extension of that versatility; I can work with whatever is put in
front of me."
Some of Miner's works are sold, some she gives away, and what's
left would still overflow a treasure chest. Her solution is to
participate twice a year in a juried craft show that benefits local
charities. "I don't work with silver, gold or other precious
metals, so it's an honor to show my work alongside such talented
artists who have mastered these media," says Miner, a past
president of the New England chapter of Meeting Professionals
Behind every piece of art lies an untold story. "My husband
always knows how a meeting went by the kind of jewelry I make,"
says Miner. "If it's soft and flowery, he knows the meeting went
well. One time, I made a piece of jewelry into a Medusa head. He
knew not to ask."
DICKSON JOINS TCI
Joan Dickson is the new manager of meetings and conventions for
Washington, D.C.-based TCI Companies, a full-service meeting and
event company with satellite offices in Charlotte, Atlanta and New
York City. Dickson was formerly a partner with Washington,
D.C.-based Dickson Associates Public Relations and a planner for
the Dunn Loring, Va.-based National Pest Control Association.
JACO JOINS TSEA
Linda Jaco has been named education and conference coordinator of
the Trade Show Exhibitors Association. Jacko formerly worked with
several volunteer organizations, including the United Way, planning
has been appointed director of
food and beverage for the Hilton at Cherry Hill (N.J.);
has been named director of
catering for the hotel.
has been named director of
sales and marketing for the Chicago-based G/M! Productions,
Dennis D. Edwards
is now vice president of
sales and marketing for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention
& Visitors Bureau;
is the new convention sales
has been named vice president of
corporate events for Roberts Event Group, Inc., a full-service
event production and management company based in Elkins Park,
has been named national sales
manager for the Nashville Convention Center.
has joined the staff of Radisson
Cable Beach Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, as sales and convention
has joined the ANA Hotel in
Washington, D.C., as catering manager;
is the new conference services
manager for the hotel.
is now the travel sales manager
for the San Jose (Calif.) Convention & Visitors Bureau,
dedicated to group business.
If you would like notice of a career move considered for
inclusion in this column, contact Chrystal Ingram White, Managing
Editor, M&C, 500 Plaza Dr., Secaucus, N.J. 07096; fax
(201) 319-1796; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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