Grice Obtains CMP Status for Big Sky Resort

Big Sky, Mont. (December 30, 2013) - Big Sky Resort's National Sales Manager, Katie Grice, is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) after passing the CMP program and testing, making her one of only four CMPs in Montana. The CMP certification is the highest standard of professionalism for Meeting Planner Professionals worldwide awarded by the Convention Industry Council (CIC).

In order to receive this distinction, Grice had to demonstrate her experience and education in Meeting Planning and pass a rigorous three hour exam testing her knowledge of the meeting industry, standard practices, and ethical guidelines.

Grice's CMP certification provides Big Sky Resort's Yellowstone Conference Center a higher distinction among Meeting Planners knowing the Resort operates at the same high standard of professionalism. Grice is the only Montana CMP representing a venue. "I wanted to pave the way for our Resort to go beyond what others do," said Grice "and with this certification I can serve our clients even better."

Big Sky Resort hosts hundreds of major conferences each year ranging from certified continuing education courses for medical and legal (CME & CLE) to large corporate and association events. The Resort's Yellowstone Conference Center caters a variety of meeting sizes and types from 25 to 750 attendees. The versatile meeting facilities include the Lone Peak Pavilion outdoor reception venue and the new Moonlight Lodge facility for spectacular receptions. Lodging throughout the Resort ranges from basic to luxury accommodations for up to 2,000 guests.

The facilities and services offered at Big Sky ensure productive meetings, scheduling efficiency, festive banquets and, most importantly, satisfied attendees. Big Sky's meeting and convention clientele have been coming back to Big Sky Resort for up to 35 years, speaking volumes to the high level of consistent excellent service. This is one of the reasons Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) chose Big Sky Resort as the host venue for APEC 2011. The professional staff is experienced in planning and executing memorable, productive events, as high-end as hosting the President and Vice President of the United States.

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