Chapter News

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 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

Sponsorship Committee Update

Sign up today to take advantage of our affordable Digital Activation Opportunities: *Option 1 Banner Ad– Value $1,000 Banner Ad on GMC website home page ( Ad will run on

Q1 Stars of the Quarter

Each quarter, our chapter recognizes one committee volunteer who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. For Q1 2021, we have two fabulous recipients as they were just

Emerging Leaders Update

From Colleen Bingle – Chair Emerging Leaders The Emerging Leaders Committee is excited to host its first Virtual Student Day of 2021. The event will be with Michigan State on

February 2021 Message from the President

February is here, and this week officially contains Groundhog Day! Nope, it’s not just that feeling that you get every day during quarantine! I’m recording this video after an amazing

Member Engagement Committee Update

Under the bylaw change Membership Engagement has seen a re-vamp! We’ve taken the three committees previously focused on membership initiatives: Membership, Student Membership, and Membership Engagement outside of Chicago, and

Community Services Committee Update

The Community Services Committee’s mission is to coordinate or create activities and programs to benefit members, local charities as well as overseeing chapter fundraising for our chosen causes. We will

January 2021 Message from the President

Hi PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter and Happy New Year! We will be trying out some new communication channels in the new year, maybe even a podcast. In that vein, I

December 2020 Letter from the President

Hello GMC Happy Holidays! This is my last GMC President’s letter, and I am finding it to be bittersweet.  It is most definitely sweet, because I am so excited to

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Task Force Update

The Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Task Force continued their conversation series with a two-part event focusing on the millennial perspective on racial justice. The first part, a TED-style event, was

PCMA Convening Leaders

PCMA’s Convening Leaders will look a little different this year, but will be filled with the same networking, education, and innovation that we have come to know and love!  Register

Virtual Student Day

Our industry is ever-changing, so the GMC PCMA Student Committee is hosting a Virtual Student Day on December 9th focusing on virtual platforms and the reality of hybrid events moving

Q4 Star of the Quarter: Alli Shebek

Communications Committee Chairs say: “Alli has been the only committee member all year to constantly step up and volunteer for just about anything, she has always been on top of

November 2020 Letter from the President

Hello GMC!  It is November, a month anticipated for many reasons but for us, it was to be the month we met in person again at the November 10th Quarterly

Education Committee Spotlight: Bonnie Stetz

Bonnie is the Director of Conference Content Design at The National Association of REALTORS®  and she has had to combine her old skills with new creativity in response to the

October 2020 Letter from the President

Welcome fall 2020 GMC Members! I am excited to share two upcoming events with you. Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Taskforce – we will host our 3rd community conversation on October

Nominate a Deserving Colleague Today

It’s that time of year again when PCMA-GMC is asking members to nominate their peers for awards. During the pandemic, we have seen our colleagues stretch and grow to help

September 2020 Letter from the President

Welcome to September GMC! This fall will be very different than what our typical fall event season, but 2020 is not a typical year. My head spins daily with all