Chapter News

PCMA Scholarships – Deadlines Approaching Soon!

The PCMA Foundation offers many scholarships to attend Convening Leaders, and financial scholarships to support students, faculty, and members. Deadlines are approaching soon! Click here to learn more.

NYPCMA Mentorship Program

The New York Chapter of PCMA has now launched its 2022 mentorship program! This program has proven to be incredibly beneficial for students as well as recent graduates who are still looking

NYPCMA Summer Newsletter

Click here to read the summer newsletter! Articles and backstage spotlights are now being accepted for the next newsletter. Contact nypcma@pcma.org for more information.

Volunteer on a NYPCMA Committee!

Members are welcomed and encouraged to join a NYPCMA committee. We have several committees to choose from, with small tasks and larger commitments. There are ways to help whether you

Backstage Spotlight

The mission of the NYCMA Backstage Spotlight: The NYPCMA Backstage Spotlight was created to provide a sneak peek into the life of an event professional. We’re taking a look behind the

President’s Corner

Hi friends, I trust you are doing well, and that you had a very Happy Thanksgiving. I also want to wish a Happy Hanukkah to those of you who celebrate.

NYPCMA 2021 ACE Awards

Every year, NYPCMA recognizes the achievements of our members at our ACE Awards (Achievement, Collaboration, Excellence). Have a say in who wins – submit your nominations today. Below are this year’s award categories.

President’s Corner

Hi friends, I trust all of you are enjoying these last few weeks of the summer which has gone by way too fast. Maybe that’s a good thing considering how

President’s Corner

Hi friends, As always, I trust you are all doing well. In my last article, I talked about how great it was to attend a baseball game, to see all

President’s Corner

Hi friends, As always, I trust you are all doing well. Here we are in July which is my favorite month. School is out, summer is in full swing, the

President’s Corner

Hi friends, It’s been a short while since I last wrote to you. My apology for that as May turned out to be much busier than I had expected. Please

President’s Corner

Hi friends, Hope you are all doing well and continuing to stay safe and healthy. In my last article, I mentioned that I had just gotten my first shot of

Join Us in Support of Restore NYC!

We are thrilled this month to be supporting Restore, NYC as our spotlight CSR initiative. We thank you for your continued support of the CSR Committee and hope that you

Student Apprentice Program Opportunity

A New Collective Impact Approach Offers Inclusive Entry-Level Opportunities for the Meetings and Events Industry  Our industry is committed to providing more job opportunities for all individuals. For those interested

Every Day is Earth Day!

Every Day is Earth Day! This statement cannot ring truer in today’s climate. As we embark on the 52nd year celebration of earth day, the NYPCMA CSR April initiative will

President’s Corner

Hi friends, Hope you are all doing well and continuing to stay safe and healthy. I recently got my first shot of the vaccine, and oh man I can’t tell

President’s Corner

Hi Friends, Hope you are all doing well and continuing to stay safe and healthy. I recently noticed that little flower buds are starting to bloom on this tree in

#nypcmasharethelove!

NYPCMA greatly appreciates the NY Association Community and continues to look for ways to give back. The February CSR initiative is a virtual blood drive to support the American Red

President’s Corner

Hi Friends, Hope you are all doing well and continuing to stay safe and healthy. Can you believe it’s already February 2021? Wasn’t it just yesterday when we bid good

New Member Spotlight

Kimberly Greiner Events & Marketing Associate, GORE-TEX Brands We’ve got a new member in our midst! Get to know her in this interview. And, connect with Kim on LinkedIn (don’t

Join the NYPCMA 2021 Challenge

CSR monthlies have been designed by the CSR committee to connect us to our communities.  With 2021 here, we also would love to have a connection to your well-being and health.

ACE Award Winner Spotlight

Dawn Eagleton Regional Manager, US Office, Meeting & Convention Sales Business Events Montreal  To kick off our year, we’d like to spotlight NYPCMA Member Dawn Eagleton. Dawn was recognized last

Job Search Tips for 2021

PCMA is here to help you focus your job search efforts for landing your dream job. Top industry employers are looking for leading talent, just like you, for their open

President’s Corner

Happy December! Congratulations on making it through 2020. As challenging as this year has been, it has also inspired innovation, introspection, and community across all levels of business and society.

2020 ACE AWARD WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ACE AWARD WINNERS RISE Award A new member or emerging professional that has less than 5 years experience in the industry, and who has made the most impact

December Tuesdays

WHEN: Each Tuesday in 2020. WHO: December Tuesdays are extended to all members and non-members, colleagues, family, friends, and acquaintances. The more the merrier.   WHAT: NYPCMA will be offering

NYPCMA Hardship Fund

In these trying times, NYPCMA is trying to support our members who have been laid off or furloughed. The chapter has created a Hardship Fund to cover the costs of

Kalahari – Introducing Flexible Space Just For You

Introducing Flexible Space Just For You In 2019, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions expanded the venue that consistently delivers expectation-exceeding, personalized meetings of all sizes. That means even more space, more

President’s Corner

Hello Friends! November is here, bringing new beginnings and change.  I hope you surround yourself with people and things that make you happy, nourish your soul, and help you successfully

Convening Leaders 2021 Scholarships

Chapter Scholarships Convening Leaders 2021 will be an innovative and unique meeting, showcasing the newest ideas and technology. Don’t let financial constraints keep you from attending. The PCMA Foundation is awarding each

September Spotlight

Welcome to NYPCMA, Edmundo. Let’s get to know you! (And, Happy Birthday on Wednesday September 9th!) Tell us a little about how you got into the business events industry. It

Call for Nominations

Become A Chapter Leader Volunteerism is the key component to the continued success of our chapter and PCMA. Consider the benefits of becoming a chapter leader: Personal and professional growth

Member Spotlight

  This month’s spotlight goes to Leah Zender, winner of our 2019 New York PCMA Committee Volunteer of the Year. Leah is a National Sales Manager for Experience Columbus. Tell

President’s Corner

Dear Friends, Here we are in August, a month for celebrating campfires and S’mores, friendships and romance, long hot days and lazy nights, and early sunrises followed by glorious sunsets.

Member Spotlight

First up, a new member – Jenifer Stanek, Expo Director for the Buffalo Marathon! 1. Tell us a little about how you got into the business events industry. I started

President’s Corner

Dear Friends, Summer is finally here. The sun is warm, the rain showers are intense, and home-schooling is finally finished. I hope you are able to take time away from

Are you ready for the CMP Exam?

Gauge your CMP exam readiness with THIS 10 question quiz Prep Materials Events Industry Council Manual, 9th Edition Events Industry Council Glossary Professional Meeting Management, 6th Edition CLICK HERE to

President’s Corner

Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe it’s already June. I hope you’ve been able to enjoy the warm weather. We are here for you, providing support (see our #PCMANYstrong T-shirt

Mentorship Program Launching: Mentees Wanted

Looking for more ways to stay connected? PCMA New York Chapter launched its first-ever Mentorship Program! This will give industry professionals the opportunity to pair up with a mentee and

Upcoming PCMA Webinars

June 9, 1:00 pm CDT CL20 REBROADCAST: Inspire Social Change Through Brand Storytelling June 10 @ 11:00 am– 11:45 am CDT PCMA Community Conversations: Diversity & Equity in the Business Events Industry

Going Virtual to Support Sponsors and Attendees

With a pharmaceutical conference scheduled for March 22nd, the week many states’ stay at home orders went into effect (including New York), Fun Lee and her team at MJH Life Sciences had to act quickly to change their in-person event to virtual. The decision to go virtual was driven by two factors: wanting to use grants received from pharmaceutical companies for educational content and to provide continuing education to their attendees.

President’s Corner

Hello Friends, It’s hard to believe it’s already May. What things are you doing to keep yourself engaged? I’ve started drawing dates with a friend and NYPCMA hosts a weekly