Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

December 31 2014

Q4 Committee Updates

Cheri Jones, CMP, Meeting Manager, Vista Productions, Inc.


Contact: Kerry Kerr at kkerr@helmsbrisco.com


The main duties of this committee are to help recruit new sponsors, assist with developing a sponsorship budget and help target possible venues for our meetings.


We want to thank our 2014 sponsors:



Omaha CVB - July 2014

Anaheim/Orange County CVB - November 2014

Oklahoma City CVB - November 2014



KC CVA - Chapter Reception, PCMA Convening Leaders

St Louis CVA - Chapter Reception, PCMA Convening Leaders

Visit Louisville - February 2014

Catch Des Moines - February 2014

Visit Alberta- February 2015

Production Resource Group - September 2014

Visit Spokane – November 2014 



Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts - July 2014



Hotel Sorella - February 2014 venue sponsor

Crowne Plaza Lenexa - March 2014 venue sponsor

Pinstripes Bocce & Bowling - June and November meeting venue sponsor

The View @ Briarcliff - May 2014 venue sponsor

Brancato's Catering - May 2014 lunch sponsor

Sheraton Overland Park – September 2014 venue sponsor

Amigoni Urban Winery - July 2014 venue sponsor

Bob Compton Photography

Five Star A/V

Agenda USA

Midwest Meetings & Events

2015 Heartland Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities


Contact:  Judy Kirchmann at judy.kirchmann@conferencedirect.com


Don’t forget about the “Member get a Member” incentive!

And, the newest member of the membership committee is Devin Carver.




Contact:  Vanessa Kane at vkane@vfw.org


Congratulations to 2014 Heartland Chapter Student Scholarship Recipients:

  • Molly McDaniel – University of Arkansas
  • Stephanie Dorsch – Northestern State University
  • Grace Callison – KSTATE
  • Charla Norquest – KSTATE
  • Sarah Christensen – KSTATE


The following Chapter awards will be presented at the February 5, 2015 Annual Dinner Meeting:

  • Distinguished Meeting Professional of the Year
  • Distinguished Supplier Partner of the Year
  • Emerging Leader of the Year
  • Distinguished Member of the Year




Contact:  Courtney Greene at cgreene@cpkansascity.com


Be sure to save the date for our first meeting of 2015:  February 5, Kickoff Meeting & Silent Auction at the Marriott Downtown.


Exciting news: We are doing a couple of different things in terms of scheduling and timelines for next year, so we are definitely open to new ideas the help of creative people to help bring those ideas to fruition. One thing I know we are focusing on is getting more involved with our student members, to try to grow that base.


Finally, please be sure to mark your calendars for our 2nd annual golf tournament on Thursday, October 1, 2015.  Location to be announced soon.



Contact:  Priscilla Noland at pnoland@STFM.org

Please see the wonderful thank you note from Operation Breakthrough in our eNewsletter.