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First ever Mappie Award-Winner Announced!

For those of you who’ve been anxiously awaiting the announcement of July’s Maps For That Mappie Award, the wait is over. Today we are pleased to announce the inaugural winner for Maps For That Mappie. This month’s Mappie award goes to… MacKenzie Bickel!


Her award-winning map highlights both MindManager’s functionality, and its practicality. Because this weekend all of us state-siders are either attending someone’s Independence Day BBQ, or hosting one ourselves, MacKenzie’s map holds the key to ensure future summer BBQ success. If you think MidManager is only useful at the office, be ready to be proven wrong! Her map showcases Mindmanager’s ability to help you plan out the best summer BBQ. Ever. For MacKenzie, mapping helps her plans many of her business processes and projects and from time to time a great party as well. Take a look:


 Want to be the person known for the best parties? Next time you’re faced with planning that awesome summer BBQ don’t stress, download her map and you’ll be on your way to having summer party success!

We caught up with MacKenzie briefly this week to ask her what it feels like being the recipient of this month’s award.

Q: Where are you from?
A: Traverse City, Michigan (aka: the Cherry Capital of the World). Located in northern lower Michigan. I can’t imagine living anywhere else!

Q: What do you do?
A: I am the Projects and Planning Coordinator for Hagerty Insurance (much like a typical Project Manager).  I project manage a variety of projects as well as conduct internal project management training, conduct forums, mentor department level project managers, and assist in the facilitation of strategy planning. Outside of my “day job”, I also serve on a few community service boards, ski coach for a local Jr. ski club, and participate in a number of hobbies.

Q: How do you use MindManager?
A:  I utilize MindManager on a daily basis for group brainstorming sessions, project work plans, and to organize and manage my own personal and professional priorities.

Q: Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
A: Everything happens for a reason

Q: What is your favorite occupation?
A: Part-time event planner/Part-time “stay at home” Mom and…. maybe a little ski coaching on the side.

Q: What is your life motto?
A: Live the life you love!

Q: What’s winning the Mappies feel like?
A: It feels great! I really enjoyed creating the map and am honored to me chosen for the inaugural selection for such a reputable company.

In case you’ve missed out this month and are unsure what the Mappies are or how they are judged, check out Maps For The Maps for That Mappies are held every month so get out there and show us your best map! Who knows, maybe next month you’ll be the recipient of our next Mappie.

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