Chapter News

May 2022 Message from the President

Do fewer things better. That is the motto of our year and I think this Chapter is CRUSHING this goal. We set out to have one meaningful engagement per month

National Mental Health Month

Every May, we celebrate National Mental Health Month, a time set aside to recognize individuals with behavioral and mental health conditions as well as acknowledge the people who support them.

Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month is observed in May 2022. Jewish American Heritage Month is an annual recognition and celebration of Jewish American achievements in and contributions to the United States

Q2 Star of the Quarter – Colleen Bingle

Colleen Bingle, CMP, is the Senior Meetings, Exhibits, and Sponsorship Manager for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a GMC Membership Committee Member. Membership Committee Chair Kara Patten said

Award Winner Spotlight – Roz Stuttley

View this conversation between Loretta Yingling, GMC Awards Committee Member and National Sales Manager for Visit Raleigh and Roz Stuttley, Director, Equity Diversity & Inclusion at Choose Chicago Foundation/Choose Chicago

April 2022 Message from the President

March was a huge month to celebrate! April in Chicago…the month where you either thaw out and start to feel alive again or stay frozen and start to question your

Sponsorship Update

For organizations in the meetings industry, there is no better audience than PCMA Members and no better place to capture the highest quality meetings-related business than from within the Greater

Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month

The United Nations  designated April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day that is commemorated internationally. The Autism Society of America, the United States’ oldest leading grassroots autism organization, is celebrating Autism Acceptance Month

Student Day at NIU

The GMC Emerging Leaders is excited to host a Virtual Student Day of 2022 at Northern Illinois April 11, 2022. We have a great group of five industry professionals (Michael

Be Featured on our Social Media

The Marketing Committee wants to show off our members!  Fill out our Member Monday form to be featured on our social media channels this year! Please follow, like, and share

March 2022 Message From the President

We are almost through the first quarter of 2022 and let me tell you, we have been one busy chapter. These committees have taken their charges are crushing some goals!

Award Winner Spotlight

PCMA GMC Robert Donovan Award Winner Spotlight: Cherai M. Lewis, CMP, CTS By Lora J. Di Padova-Tannehill, CMP-HC, GMC Awards Committee Member Join us in celebrating all of our award

Sponsorship Update

For organizations in the meetings industry, there is no better audience than PCMA Members and no better place to capture the highest quality meetings-related business than from within the Greater

March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month which honors the vital role of women in American history. “Here’s to strong women. May we be them. May we know them. May we raise

Year of the Tiger

The PCMA GMC Chapter hopes that you will continue to celebrate the Year of the Tiger throughout the year.  The Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations

Black History Month Continues All Year

The GMC-IDE committee hopes that everyone will continue to learn about and celebrate Black History Month this year. The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which

Membership Engagement Update

The GMC Emerging Leaders is excited to host their first in-person Student Day of 2022 at Northern Illinois April 11, 2022. We have a great group of five industry professionals

February 2022 Message from the President

WE NEED YOU…YES YOU! It goes without saying that the last two years have been ROUGH on all of us but it’s time to come together and change that narrative.

2022 Mentor Program

Although it still might be cold and snowy, spring semester is underway for many schools. We are now accepting applications for mentees and mentors for the spring 2022 GMC Mentorship

Celebrating Black History Month

Provided by Ronnette Phillips, Director of Sales, Association Group Sales, Hilton Worldwide Sales – on behalf of the GMC Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee. February is not simply a month

January 2022 Message from the President

Happy New Year to my fellow GMC PCMA Chapter Members! I hope this reaches you all healthy, happy and well-rested after the holidays! I want to start by thanking Molly

Q4 Star of the Quarter: Patti Beese

Patti Beese is the Director of Event Services for the National Restaurant Association and a GMC Membership Committee Member.  Membership Committee Chair Lindsay Williams said “Patti has been incredibly involved

Sponsor Spotlight – Visit Reno Tahoe

Situated among the Sierra Nevada mountain range and sprawling desert landscapes, Reno Tahoe is a dynamic, four-season resort destination where America’s largest alpine lake meets “The Biggest Little City in

December 2021 Message from the President

Happy Holidays! For my last video of the year, I’m going to just speak to you all versus doing a full recap, so please watch if you are so inclined.

Community Services Winter Gear Drive

The Community Services Committee is hosting a drive for gently used winter coats, gloves, and scarves for women and children, from infants to teenagers boys and girls, that participate in

Chapter Challenge

The PCMA Chapter Challenge is here! PCMA Foundation is hosting the annual PCMA Foundation Raffle. To get everyone excited for Convening Leaders 2022, PCMA Foundation has added some extra fun.

September 2021 Message from the President

Some of my key areas of focus for our chapter during my presidency were around industry collaboration, engagement, and operational efficiency with a simple strategic focus. Some of these areas

Mentorship Program

We are excited to share that the Mentorship program is back for the 2021 fall semester! Applications are open for both mentors and mentees and you can sign up using

Meet our 2020 Donovan Award Winner – Angie Silberhorn

Angie is an accomplished association events professional and meticulous leader with advanced experience in overseeing meetings and education. She currently serves as Director of Meeting Services with the Water Quality

August 2021 Message from the President

The opening of the 2022 board and chair application process got me thinking about all the things I’ve learned so far serving in leadership in our GMC chapter. What a

GMC Members Support Lakeview Pantry

Our GMC PCMA members and friends wrapped up our 6th 2021 summer volunteer date at The Lakeview Pantry with all Type A personalities finishing all of our projects in record

July 2021 Message from the President

I am happy to report that our chapter logged the most miles in the PCMA run/walk challenge along with signing up the most participants! Competition aside thanks for showing up

Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

There’s still time to volunteer! On behalf of the GMC-PCMA Community Services Committee we are providing a time sensitive opportunity for you to make a commitment to volunteer to help