Chapter News

February 2022 Message from the President


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. The Greater Midwest Chapter is eager to start the year and just coming off of an awesome PCMA Convening Leaders, we are more ready and excited than ever!

There are a couple of ways that our Chapter needs it’s members and plenty of ways that you…yes, YOU, can help.


You will get back what you put in and there has never been a time in my career that I have felt more fulfilled than when I have contributed on committees and the board for this chapter. If you’re worried because you don’t know anyone, well guess what?! This is the best way to make connections and friends! WE NEED YOU because the work that our chapter does would not happen without its volunteers so please sign up to participate today:


More than anything, WE NEED YOU to attend our Chapter events. As planners, this provides value to the sponsors and suppliers when clients are in the room. As suppliers, it delivers necessary connections with clients that are needed to conduct business. The revenue we generate with this attendance helps us continue to remain financially stable and can hopefully pull us through what has been a tough few years for the chapter.

If you are not yet comfortable with the in-person events, we understand but please sign up to volunteer because we can use your help from the comfort of your own home! Committee work is important and there is an opportunity for everyone!

Register for the February Education Event:

Save the Date for the Awards Celebration: March 16, 2022

Check out the calendar for the year:


I am so pleased and proud to announce the newly redesigned GMC PCMA Sponsorship Prospectus. Wow! The Sponsorship and Industry Relationships Committee came together and broke the mold that our Chapter has been using for years to create sponsorship opportunities at so many new price points and levels. Please take a moment to see what this committee has accomplished!

Now, here is where WE NEED YOU and where you can help in this area. Our chapter needs support from our industry partners to make these in-person engagements happen throughout the year. We need both financial support as well as venue support to bring our membership together at an affordable price. Lucky for us, we have planners and suppliers that we can deliver to their doorstep to showcase their brands and beautiful Chicagoland venues. Check out the new opportunities here and also our GMC PCMA Event Host RFP. If you’re not a supplier, we could use your help by spreading the word to your own partners and sharing the prospectus and event host RFP with those that can help make these events happen affordably.

Thank you so much for those of you who are stepping up to volunteer your time and energy to this chapter, to those of you that are registering and attending our events and for those that are our generous sponsors. Let’s move forward together but to do that, WE NEED YOU!

Jacky ListonFebruary 2022 Message from the President