April 17, 2017, Fort Wayne, Indiana – Vince Slack, meeting and market planning manager for Do it Best Corp., earned one of the top honors at a recent gathering of professional meeting planners from throughout the state of Indiana.
Slack was named Meeting Planner of the Year by the Indiana chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) in recognition for his consistent contributions to Indiana’s meeting industry, as well as his commitment to the profession through ongoing volunteer efforts. The award was part of MPI Indiana Chapter’s annual Indiana Meeting Professionals Recognizing Excellence & Statewide Success (IMPRESS) Awards held April 6 in Indianapolis.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by my industry peers and people I so greatly respect,” said Slack. “MPI has been an invaluable resource to me over the past several years, helping me become a better planner on behalf of our employees, our vendors and, most importantly, our Do it Best member-owners. This award is definitely a reflection of the amazingly talented and dedicated team we have at Do it Best Corp. who all work together to plan and execute numerous exceptional meetings and events throughout the year.”
Slack is an 11-year veteran of Do it Best Corp. and has served as meeting and market planning manager since 2012. Slack oversees the planning, logistics, and execution of numerous Do it Best Corp. events throughout the year, including the co-op’s spring and fall markets, which have been held in Indianapolis for more than 40 consecutive years and draw thousands of independent home improvement business owners and vendors from across the globe. Slack has implemented numerous key enhancements to enrich the market experience for everyone.
“Vince has played an instrumental role in working to make our markets even more efficient, useful, and rewarding for our members,” said Dan Starr, president and CEO of Do it Best Corp. “His impact has been immense, and we are excited for him to receive this well-deserved recognition.”
More information on the Indiana chapter of Meeting Professionals International can be found at indianampi.org
About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only US-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales surpassing $3 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving thousands of member-owned locations in the United States and in 52 other countries. For more information, visit doitbestcorp.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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