The Early Bird Gets the Worm!

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MSBO drew a name from those in attendance at the Financial Strategies Conference in January for a free MSBO Conference registration. MSBO Executive Director David Martell and Associate Executive Director Bob Dwan present Kris McLavy, Payroll Benefits Accountant, Beaverton Rural Schools.

If you register and pay for the 2011 MSBO Annual Conference & Exhibit Show by Tuesday, February 1, 2011 you will receive an Early Bird discount. Regular registration will be $275, but early bird registration is $240. You can cancel your registration at any time up to two weeks prior to the Conference and pay only a $25 processing fee. If you take advantage of the Early Bird registration, you’ll need to select specific clinic sessions at a later date once the program has been finalized. You’ll receive an e-mail notice when that’s ready. Please note that you may register now for the Pre-Conferences; however, certification class registration will come later.

Register now and you could win one of these three prizes: one night's lodging, a suite upgrade or an iPod Nano. The earlier you register - the more chances you have to win. Drawings will be held in January, February, March and April.

Conference Registration Scholarships Available

The MSBO Board has authorized scholarships for members to attend the 2011 MSBO conference and SET SEG has agreed to continue making a generous contribution for partial support of these scholarships. The scholarship covers the cost of registration for the full conference or a one-day registration. Scholarships do not include the Pre-Conferences or certification classes offered before the Conference. Recipients are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. MSBO will notify you regarding the status of your scholarship application approximately one to two weeks after it is received.

For the Early Bird registrants:
Fill out the registration form or register online.

For Scholarship registrants:
If you are applying for a scholarship you cannot register online. You must fax the scholarship application and registration together to 517.327.0768.

When the clinic topics and speakers are confirmed, we will contact Early Bird registrants to select their sessions. Certification classes and specific topics for Pre-Conferences will be sent to you at a future date.

If you have questions about registration procedures, e-mail Marte Cadwell or call her at 517.327.5920.

Headquarters Hotel Available for Reservations–Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI
–The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel has conference rates of $129 for a single/double room. For reservations call 800.253.3590 using the “MSBO” reservation code 1098U1. Daily parking costs are $16 for self-park/$25 for valet per night (parking prices are subject to change). The Amway charges a $50 penalty for checking out before your planned departure date; be sure to inquire about the policy at check in if you have any concerns.