Annual MRRN Conference

2022 Itinerary

Annual Michigan Recruitment and Retention Network Conference

Sunday, July 31st - Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
St. Joseph, Michigan


The Inn at Harbor Shores
800 Whitwam Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085


Zonya Foco (Keynote Speaker) - "Maximizing Mental Wellness - Surefire Solutions to De-Stress & Balance Life"

Donna Ecclestone - "Organizational Offboarding"
Carey Goryl - "Benchmarking Data - Why Data is Important"

Kip Aitken & Tom Farrington - "How to Leverage Your Organizational Strengths"

Hotel Reservations

The Inn At Harbor Shores

800 Whitwam Drive
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: (269) 983-1111

Room rate is $189 per night plus fees and taxes. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel and referencing the MRRN room block.


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SUNDAY - 07/31/2022

02:30 - 05:30pm
- Exhibitor Setup

03:00 - 05:00pm
- Conference Registration

- Conference Registration

- MRRN Member Meeting

07:30 - 10:00pm
w/Exhibitors (light dinner / appetizers), Location: Riverside Patio under the tent

MONDAY - 08/01/2022

07:45 - 08:45am
(Breakfast with Exhibitors)

9:00 - 11:00am
- BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES FOR OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Zonya Foco, RDN - 'Maximizing Mental Wellness - Surefire Solutions to De-Stress & Balance Life.')

11:00 - 11:30am
- WHAT'S THE SCUTTLEBUTT? (Break and Snacks with Exhibitors)

11:30 - 12:30pm
- DON'T ROCK THE BOAT (You don't want to miss these Able Seaman. Kip Aitkin & Tom Farrington - 'How to Leverage Your Organizational Strengths.')

12:30 - 1:30pm
- HEAD TO THE GALLEY... TIME FOR LUNCH! (Lunch with Exhibitors)

2:00 - 3:00pm
- MAKE NO WAVES, CAREY'S BOARDING THE SHIP (Carey Goyrl, AAPPR - 'Benchmarking Data - Why Data Is Important.')

3:00 - 4:00pm
- LET'S ALL BE SHIPMATES AND MINGLE! (Break with Exhibitors)

4:00 - 4:45pm
- WHO'S READY FOR A DECK PARTY - SPEED DATING (Time to Cruise around the Exhibitor tables)

6:30 - 9:00pm
- ANCHOR'S AWEIGH (Party Tyme Cruise)

TUESDAY - 08/02/2022

08:30 - 9:15am
- IT'S TIME FOR GRUB! (Break fast with Exhibitors)

09:15 - 10:15am
- SHE RUNS A TIGHT SHIP (Donna Ecclestone - 'Organizational Off boarding'.)

10:15 - 11:15am
- DON'T ABANDON SHIP YET (Resident Panel Q&A - Recruiting Experience, Perspective, Process)

11:15 - 11:45am
- ALL HANDS ON DECK (Exhibitor Prize Drawings)

- Exhibitor Teardown

11:45 - 12:15pm
- MRRN Business Meeting, Price Drawing, Boxed Lunches, Conference Closing Remarks



MRRN’s in-person event policy around COVID requires pre-event proof of vaccination or negative COVID rapid or PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the event in the interest of public safety. This will be enforced and those who do not comply will not be allowed to attend. MRRN will enforce any federal, state, or local mandates as they exist at the time of the event and those who don’t comply will be asked to leave the event. MRRN will also support attendees to follow CDC and local guidelines. As it relates to COVID, other than those who test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event, no other refunds will be allowed. MRRN’s standard refund policy will be in effect for other situations.

All attendees, who are not vaccinated, will be required to bring a copy of their negative COVID test with them to registration. If they do not have this, they will not be allowed in the event.