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Annual Awards Celebration and Education Event

February 8, 2023 @ 1:30 pm6:00 pm CST

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Join us as we honor our GMC stars being recognized for their achievements throughout 2022!

New this year, an educational component has been added with PCMA Foundation’s Best in Class speaker: Steve Garguilo: The Science of Taking Action. See more on Steve’s session below.

Congratulations to our 2022 GMC Award Winners

Schedule of Events:

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Session: The Science of Taking Action with Steve Garguilo
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Registration Open for Awards Ceremony
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Awards Ceremony
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Reception

Session brought to you by PCMA Foundation:

The Science of Taking Action
Steve Garguilo

How often have you had an idea that you were passionate about — one that you genuinely believed in – and waited for the perfect time, the perfect environment or the perfect set of circumstances? Of those ideas, how many have vanished in to thin air because the “perfect” opportunities never came?

In this high-energy session, Steve will demonstrate how you can transform ideas into action by incorporating a rigorously tested framework formulated on elements of design, social science and adult learning. Experiment with ideologies that have helped thousands of people create a bias toward action to develop new technologies, enhance relationships, start new companies, improve overall health and more.

Learner Outcomes: 

  • Create your personal action plan, setting you on the path to take more action every day
  • Utilize the proven techniques and tools to construct more action-oriented events
  • Generate methods of accountability to remain focused on your actionable goals through a set timeline

Hosted Planner Opportunity:

Planners wishing to be hosted for this event can apply here. Hosted planners will be notified by February 3, 2023.*

*Hosted opportunities will be awarded based on the order in which the form was submitted. The number of hosted opportunities vary by event and the number of planner registrations purchased by suppliers.

Suppliers can purchase additional planner registrations through the registration portal.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

Education SponsorVisit Anchorage

Richard A. “Dick” Daignault Award Sponsor

Robert J. Donovan Award Sponsor

Spirit Award Sponsor


Pillar Award Sponsor

GEM Award Sponsor



Broad Shoulders Award Sponsor

President’s Award Sponsor



GMC’s featured Women and Minority Owned Certified Business Partners Sponsor

30-Second Commercial Sponsors

Venue Sponsor

Photography Sponsor

Reception Music Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring this event? Opportunities are listed below. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions or to reserve your spot.

Ceremony Sponsor – $7000

  • 3 min podium time
  • Logo on signage at event
  • 6 comp registrations
  • Reg list (this event only)
  • Logo on Registration Page
  • Social Media Post
  • Table of collateral at reg desk
  • Logo on signage

Reception Sponsor – $3000

  • 2 min podium time
  • Logo on signage at event
  • 4 comp registrations
  • Reg list (this event only)
  • Logo on Registration Page
  • Logo on signage

VIP Award Winner Reception Sponsor – $1500

  • Exclusive recognition at reception
  • 1 minute podium time at event
  • 1 comp registration
  • Logo on signage

30 Second Commercial (2 available – sold to RenoTahoe and Visit Denver) – $1000

  • Will run between awards
  • 30 second talk or video promo

Individual Award Sponsor (6 Available) – $1500

  • Richard A. “Dick” Daignault Award (Supplier)  

Andrea Schmidt | Visit Anchorage – SOLD Monterey 

  • Robert J. Donovan Award (Professional)

Joyce Paschall | American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine – SOLD Visit Salt Lake

    • Pillar Award (Professional or Supplier)

Patty Coen | Great Chicago Events – SOLD Destination Reps

    • Spirit Award

Jeanne Pluemer | Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies – SOLD Columbus

    • Gem Award “Going the Extra Mile”

Colleen Bingle | American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – SOLD San Antonio

    • Broad Shoulders (President Awarded)

Bonnie Stetz | National Association of REALTORS® – SOLD Hilton

      • President’s Award (President Awarded)

Adrienne Nudo | Meet Hawaii – SOLD Hawaii

Each award sponsor receives:

      • 2 min podium time (30 sec about your company/ 90 sec about award recipient)
      • 1 comp registration
      • Logo on signage

Education Sponsor $1500 – SOLD Visit Anchorage

      • 2-minute welcome remarks
      • (2) complimentary registrations
      • Literature distribution, Tabletop exhibit
      • Reg list (this event only – final)
      • Logo on Email promo
      • Sponsor recognition on-site signage


February 8, 2023
1:30 pm– 6:00 pm CST
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Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
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