Chapter News

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

Sponsorship Prospectus

Got an idea outside of the box? Limited Budget? Custom Sponsorship Opportunities available. Contact PCMA Headquarters @ 312.423.7253 or click here to learn more!   Sponsorship Opportunities CONTACT: Jacky Meracle

Sponsorship Update

Looking to elevate your brand and support our chapter at an upcoming event? Click below to see Roz Stuttley discuss all of the available opportunities to partner with PCMA GMC!

June 2021 Message from the President

We are halfway through 2021, so it’s a good time to reflect on where we’ve been and look ahead to the continued recovery of our chapter and the industry. Summer

Q2 Star of the Quarter, Jennifer Nelson

Congratulations to our Q2 Star of the Quarter, Jennifer Nelson! Jennifer is a  Project Manager with Association Analytics and an engaged member of the Community Services Committee! Jennifer has been

Celebrating Juneteenth

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law on January 1, 1863, but many of the enslaved people were not immediately free because Texas was still under Confederate control. Juneteenth –

Kara Patten, PMP – 2020 GMC GEM Award Winner

The Awards committee has been busy interviewing each winner and we will share these interviews throughout the weeks leading up to the Awards Celebration. Watch the 2020 GEM Award winner,

May 2021 Message from the President

This month I’d like to highlight some things that I’m excited about! Our digital community powered by Social 27 launches this week for all our active members! Keep an eye

2021 Sponsorship Prospectus Update

Sponsorship Opportunities (June 2021 – January 2022) CONTACT: Jacky Meracle [email protected] 312.423.7251   PCMA is one of the world’s largest, most respected and most recognized networks of business events

Awards Committee Update

Congratulations to the GMC PCMA 2020 Award Winners! Stay tuned for special emails starting this month, highlighting each of this year’s award recipients. You can find a listing of the

April 2021 Message from the President

Spring is springing and new things are growing for PCMA GMC! Our events calendar for the year is out and we are exploring adding even more activities! Attend, sponsor &

Announcing the 2020 GMC PCMA Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the GMC PCMA 2020 Award Winners! Stay tuned for special emails this spring, sharing more about each of this year’s award recipients.   Richard A. “Dick” Daignault Award

Sponsorship Update

Hot off the press! Sponsor the 1st  GMC-PCMA Hybrid event of the year. Sign up today to take advantage of opportunities and celebrate the wonderful achievements of our colleagues. The June Awards

Community Services Update

Sarah’s Circle On March 25, the Customer Service Committee delivered 60 sack lunches to Sarah’s Circle Sarah’s Circle – Helping Women Rebuild Their Lives in Chicago, Illinois ( in honor

Student Apprentice Program Opportunity

A New Collective Impact Approach Offers Inclusive Entry-Level Opportunities for the Meetings and Events Industry Our industry is committed to providing more job opportunities for all individuals. For those interested

March 2021 Message from the President

I can feel the thaw out coming so I’m recording my video outside! It is true what they say about people in the Midwest, we can make 45 degrees feel