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The Greater Midwest Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (GMC PCMA) was founded in 1993 and serves the Midwest region of the United States including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. GMC offers a variety of educational meetings as well as networking opportunities.

Our interaction with other hospitality industry professionals through events such as our Membership Connections, Community Service Projects, and our Annual Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser also serve to provide our members and other industry colleagues with excellent events at which to network while serving the community.

PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter is proud to offer our members
Continuing Education credit as a CMP Preferred Provider.

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April 2021

Student Insight Series: Taking on a Pandemic Career Search

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Job hunting is difficult no matter what skill level or trade. Throw in COVID-19 and how it’s affected the events industry and we now must rethink how we market ourselves. This Student Insight Series discusses how to take on these challenges via job hunting strategies and suggestions for the current Meetings & Events Industry job market.

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IDE Lunch & Learn: Hidden Figures: Women of Color in the Hospitality Industry

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

This panel discussion will feature three women of color exploring their professional journey through the hospitality industry, with reflections on past and current experiences, thoughts on the impact of intersectionality of gender and race, and suggested changes that would positively impact women of color in hospitality for the future.

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May 2021

Lunch & Learn – Let’s Talk Hybrid

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

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Lunch & Learn – Grocery Budgeting Workshop

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Do you often find yourself buying the same ingredients week after week, discovering that you are making the same meals and recipes time after time? Are you stuck in a food rut that lacks variety and creativity? This session will give you the top 6 tips to build the foundation for creative budget meals and how to set yourself up for pantry and refrigerator ingredient maximization. A creative and satisfying recipe under $10 will also be demonstrated to kick start…

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June 2021

June Education Program – A Deeper Dive into Hybrid Events

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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Scavenger Hunt at Lincoln Park Zoo

June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

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Annual Awards Ceremony and Celebration

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

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November 2021

Annual Signature Event

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

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December 2021

Holiday Mixer

December 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

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