Gray's Journal

Friday, September 14, 2012

Graylyn Goes to Durham for MPI Meeting

The Carolina's chapter of Meeting Professionals International held a meeting and tradeshow yesterday for meeting planners and suppliers to attend and connect with others in the industry at the Marriott Durham City Center in Durham. MPI is a global association that believes that meeting and event planners are critical in the success of a business.

The theme for this year's trade show was "Tricks of the Trade," so we put on our thinking caps and tried to figure out the best way to make our trade show booth stand out above all others.

We wanted to incorporate a little Graylyn history in our booth to remind everyone that Graylyn is a historical estate, and finally it hit us - the Grays had two beloved Scottish Terriers, named ever so cleverly Butter and Scotch, and what do dogs do (especially those that love treats)? TRICKS!

Upon spending hours and hours on the Internet searching for battery-powered flipping dogs, we were able to locate two look-alike Scotties to be the main attraction to the Graylyn booth.

Also at our booth were stuffed Scottie dogs and butterscotch candies to play up the Butter and Scotch theme even more!

After a very productive meeting and trade show, Graylyn was chosen by the MPI committee as the best booth at show because of the flipping trick dogs.

Overall, Graylyn had a very successful time at the meeting and trade show, and we look forward to hosting the MPI meeting in January!







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