Chapter News

Award Nominations Are Open

It’s that time of year again! Nominations for the GMC 2019 Awards are OPEN! You can nominate someone (or yourself) for four awards: the Richard A. Daignault Award, the Robert J. Donovan Award, the Pillar Award and the brand new Spirit Award! Once again, Shepard is generously sponsoring award nominations by making a $25.00 donation

Indiana Student Day Recap

The GMC Student Committee recently had the pleasure of meeting with students of IUPUI’s Department of Tourism, Event & Sport Management for 2019 Indiana Student Day. The program brought hospitality students and industry professionals together to discuss career paths, resume building and interview tips. A panel of bright, young professionals talked about their experience in

Vendor Spotlight: Meet in Vancouver

Vancouver is globally recognized as a health and wellness hub. Book your next meeting in Vancouver and see for yourself how memorable and unique the attendee experience can be when you add a little creativity and a lot of natural inspiration. How to Host a Mindful Meeting in Vancouver

October 2019 Letter From the President

Greetings GMC! I am so proud of all we have done thus far in 2019!  It’s truly a new day for us and things keep getting better and better.  I’m so happy with the Board, the volunteers, chairs…all of us.  Being under PCMA Management was unquestionably the right move and there is still so much

Community Services Update: It’s Wine Pull Time!

It is that time again and we need your help!  The Greater Midwest Chapter of PCMA is sponsoring our charity fundraiser as part of the 2019 Annual Signature Event! The event will be held on Thursday, November 7th at WhirlyBall in downtown Chicago.  It’s going to be a great event, and we ask for your

Detroit. It’s GO time.™

Detroit. It’s GO time.™ It’s time to take a closer look at Detroit for your next meeting. You’ll be amazed by the city’s energy and vitality. The D continues to transform with unique boutique hotels, dynamic residential developments, innovative restaurants, an ever-changing art scene and thriving local businesses. Detroit offers so much to see and

Member Spotlight: Morgan Prewitt

NAME:  Morgan Prewitt EMPLOYER: McCormick Place SMG   WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT OR MEMORY WITH THE GREATER MIDWEST CHAPTER OF PCMA? I went to Convening Leaders a few years ago in Austin, TX and received the PCMA 20 in their Twenties award. Having the full support of everyone in the GMC chapter to people

September 2019 Letter From the President

Hello GMC! Many exciting things are on the horizon for our chapter in the coming months. Two things that I am very much looking forward to are the upcoming Student Days in Indianapolis and Chicago. Our committee has done a fabulous job coordinating these programs for our university level members which will give them an

Signature Event Sponsorship Opportunities

The Greater Midwest Chapter is bringing you a new and fresh Signature Event! On November 7, GMC PCMA will be hosting the Annual Business Meeting and Signature Event at WhirlyBall Chicago in Bucktown! See below for exciting sponsorship opportunities and contact Sarah McKinney ( for more information. And don’t forget to register here! TITLE SPONSOR

Help Us Select The 2020-21 Chapter Charity

2020 will be here before we know it.  We select a new charity to support every two years.  The Community Services Committee needs your help in selecting our charity for 2020 and 2021.  Do you work with a charity that could benefit?  Or have you heard of one that is doing some great stuff?  We

August 2019 Letter From the President

Hello GMC! I am so proud, honored, excited and thankful we are now officially managed by PCMA.  Partnering with our parent organization is already bringing a new level of positive energy to the Chapter and a brighter future is on the horizon.  Streamlining our systems is only the beginning.  GMC will have access to all

GMC Member Spotlight

GMC PCMA member Racheal McDonald answers questions about the Chapter, her career, and more!

GMC Member Spotlight

GMC PCMA recognizes member Greg Bogue for being named the 2019 Supplier of the Year from PCMA's International Visionary Awards.


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GMC Member Spotlight

GMC PCMA member Racheal McDonald answers questions about the Chapter, her career, and more!

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT – The Uncommon Meeting Place: Salt Lake

Stereotypes be damned! That’s right, we said it because we live it every day in Utah’s capital city. We get it. We understand and appreciate the long-standing, though outdated, stereotypes that linger about Salt Lake. Locals and those who have visited in the last 5-10 years know Salt Lake is now a thriving urban destination teeming with activity and countless options for all to experience, most of which typically surprises many first-time visitors and changes their preconceived notions of our community.

Submit a Video for a Chance to Win!

The GMC PCMA Chapter Relations Committee is looking for two lucky planner chapter members from outside of Illinois to receive a scholarship to attend the GMC PCMA Holiday Mixer

Save the Date for Leader’s Day 2018

Leader’s Day – November 29, 2018 Are you looking for a way to connect with other industry professionals and get more involved? Have you filled out the Call for Volunteers or do you currently serve on a Chapter committee? Looking to sharpen your leadership skills and move up? It’s time to VOLUNTEER! SAVE THE DATE

September Educational Program Recap

A recap from the September 5, GMC PCMA September Educational Program at Miller Park followed by an exciting Baseball Outing watching the Cubs take on the Brewers.