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Professional Convention Management Association

April 09 2014

Around GMC: Chapter Updates

The GMC Board of Directors and Committees have been busy.  Here is a summary of
activities as reported during the March 26 Quarterly Education Meeting.

Board of Directors
Catherine Mills, CMP, GMC President-Elect

Current activities include:
•    Reviewing our strategic plan
•    Looking at additional revenue streams
•    Reviewing ROI expectations for sponsors
•    Increasing our marketing
•    Looking to expand our programming to member states besides Illinois

Catherine also announced that PCMA will need a great number of local volunteers to help with Convening Leaders in Chicago in 2015.  If you would like to volunteer, contact JoAnna Leon at jleon@pcma.com.

Community Services Committee
Sarah Opple

Sarah shared her committee’s goals for 2014:
•    Shake up Bowl-a-Thon
•    Increase contributions to our charity.  Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, is the selected charity for 2014.
•    Increase communication for raffles and events
•    Increase participation in events

The first 2014 event will be held in May.  Stay tuned to future issues of the newsletter for details.

Sponsorship Committee
Tonya Almond, CMP

•    32 organizations are GMC sponsors.
•    Platinum level sponsorships are sold out.
•    Gold, silver, and bronze sponsorships are still available.

Program Committee
Allison Greene

•    The next Quarterly Education Program will be on the afternoon of Monday, June 16 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.  This will be a hybrid event, with a virtual component.
•    The November Quarterly Education Program is scheduled for Wednesday, November 5 at the Murphy Auditorium in downtown Chicago.  The Bowl-a-Thon will follow at Lucky Strike.
•    The September date is not confirmed yet.

Chapter Relations
Phillip C. Ridley, CMP

•    Chapter Relations plans a bigger push regarding educational needs and support for other states with the chapter.
•    On May 14, the Wisconsin MPI/GMC-PCMA May Mixer will be held at Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.
•    May 15 is Wisconsin Chapter MPI Education Day, also scheduled at Monona Terrace.
•    On Wednesday, July 9 the third annual Industry Exchange Event will be held at Navy Pier.  The event helps build relationships with other related associations and includes educational programming.

Greater Midwest Chapter