Chapter News

February 2019 Letter from the President

Hello all and congratulations on surviving the Polar Vortex! I hope you are all managing the winter months. I’m already looking forward to Spring but unfortunately, I think we still have a ways to go. Moving forward, 2019 promises to be an eventful year for GMC PCMA, starting this evening at the 15th Annual Awards Ceremony.

Tonight, February 7, we will meet at the Bridgeport Art Center to recognize the achievements of the 2018 GMC Award Winners. We hope to see you there! If you have yet to register, you may do so at the door. The event starts at 5:30pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the awards ceremony at 6:30pm and a reception starting at 8:00pm. It is quite apropos for you to support the Chapter and most certainly these hard-working and dedicated award winners. My sincerest congratulations to all recipients.

Next on our agenda is the March Educational Program! Join us at the Blackstone Hotel Chicago on March 11 to hear Lesley Picchietti, PCC, CPC, ELI-MP, Life and Leadership Development Coach from Inspire Bliss Coaching & Consulting, share her insights on communication and how to better engage and inspire others through communication. This exciting day of education begins with registration at 1:00pm and is followed by a networking reception from 4:00-6:00pm. This event is brought to you by Visit Salt Lake and registration is NOW open!


SUPPLIERS: If you have not taken advantage of Sponsorship packages by now, please do so! The prospectus and links to get started are here. The available packages vary in size from small to large to better accommodate your advertising needs and to help sell your product. If you have any questions, feel free to review our sponsorship prospectus or reach out to me personally. We are always available to help and appreciate your support! Furthermore, if you are not finding a package to your liking, feel free to get creative and we will put something valuable together for you. In-kind sponsors are also welcome.

ALL GMC MEMBERS: We are always in need of volunteers. If you would like to get involved in GMC PCMA, please contact Mariam Gunja at I am certain folks are very busy, however, it is not only supporting the organization, but it’s also fulfilling to give back. Contributing time and effort is flexible so please take a look and help!

Thank you again to all members and especially to the Board and all hard-working Committee Members. The changes and accomplishments we’ve completed in just one month have us off to an incredible, organized, and exciting 2019! More great things are on the horizon, so stay tuned. Your dedication to this Chapter will never go unnoticed. THANK YOU!

Doug Dvorak
2019 GMCPCMA Chapter President

Erin BerggrenFebruary 2019 Letter from the President