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Nov/ Dec 2021 The Bridge Newsletter

Recovery, Relaunch and a Start to the Holiday Season! The Holidays are upon us and hopefully you’re staying busy with events to close out the year! Our Industry continues to

Chapter Challenge

Chapter Challenge The PCMA Chapter Challenge is here! PCMA Foundation is hosting the annual PCMA Foundation Raffle. To get everyone excited for Convening Leaders 2022, PCMA Foundation has added some

Sept 2021 The Bridge Newsletter

Orange October and BAMIES 2021 PCMA NCC September 2021 The Bridge Newsletter is now available. Click here to read the latest chapter newsletter with stories from our president, #TahoeStrong, Virtual Events,

July 2021 The Bridge Newsletter

Dog Days of Summer and Life After Lockdown! PCMA NCC July 2021 The Bridge Newsletter is now available. Click here for a message from our President, recaps from L.E.A.P. and

Our Hybrid L.E.A.P. Event Made the News!

On May 20th, our L.E.A.P. event, titled “360 Wellness for Optimal Success” had the distinction of being the first hybrid program produced by a Bay Area events industry association. Barbara

Special Next Gen Rate

Next Gen Rate: PCMA now has a member rate for the Next Generation of the Meetings & Events industry! If you’re under the age of 30, join or renew your

May 2021 The Bridge Newsletter

Catch up on Chapter News! PCMA NCC May 2021 The Bridge Newsletter is now available. Click here for a message from our President, recaps, sponsor news and what is coming

March 2021 The Bridge Newsletter

The Hybrid World – Your Chapter is Paying Attention PCMA NCC March 2021 The Bridge Newsletter is now available. Click here for a message from our President, recaps, sponsor news

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 in

Caesars Entertainment Gold Sponsor Highlight

Caesars Entertainment, a Gold level Sponsor in 2018 is the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in

Unmasked – PCMA’s BAMIES

The veil was lifted on the newly renovated Palace Hotel, which hosted the 9th Annual 2018 PCMANCC Bay Area Meeting Industry Excellence (BAMIES) Awards, our Chapter’s 25th Anniversary and our

IMEX America 2018: Recap

The eighth annual and largest ever IMEX meetings convention took place again in Las Vegas, October 16-18, 2018 at the Sands Expo.  With an estimated 13,000 attendees including 3500 exhibitors

Why PCMA?

We love to check in with our members to find out what draws them to PCMA and the value that keeps them coming back.  In this edition, we caught up

PCMA Northern California Movers & Shakers

Showcasing the achievements and success of our chapter members and community ~ join PCMA NCC in congratulating our Movers & Shakers! Carolynn Santos, Strategic and Intentional Experience Creator Congratulations to

Confessions of a First-time LEAP Planner

I recently chatted with Samantha Brown, Outside Sales Manager for Off the Grid, to get her impressions on planning this year’s L.E.A.P. (Learning.Engage.Act.Particpate) day on May 17 at the Walnut

Visit Oakland!

I recently had a chance to connect with Rhanee Palma of Visit Oakland, and here’s a recap of a few things she had to share about the latest and greatest

Why PCMA?

We asked chapter members Carolyn Yim and Gary Murakami why they joined PCMA: “PCMA is a leading organization in the meetings & events industry that connects business event strategists through

Schmoozing in a Yacht on the Bay

When President-Elect Elisa Sandoval Wong took the microphone, she said, “When we met at our Board retreat earlier this year, we wondered what we were doing for our members.  We decided

L.E.A.P. focuses in on INCLUSION

This year’s L.E.A.P. (Learning. Engage. Act. Participate) program is being hosted by the Walnut Creek Visitors Bureau at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel on May 17. The annual day-long educational

Why PCMA?

We asked chapter members Roberta Kravitz & Elaine Rothenhaus why they joined PCMA: “As a long-time member of PCMA, I recognize that there are several things that set our community

GMID at AT&T Was A-OK

From Edmonton to Nairobi, from Cleveland to Austin, in Europe and in Asia, April 12, 2018 was Global Meetings Industry Day.  In our little corner of the world, which is Northern California,

PCMA Northern California Movers & Shakers

Showcasing the achievements and success of our chapter members and community ~ join PCMA NCC in congratulating our Movers & Shakers! Ken Edhammer, Associate Director of Sales, Hotel Kabuki |

Visit Walnut Creek; LEAP is!

Scott Slocum, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing at the Walnut Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau (www.visitwalnutcreek.org) recently provided an update on new developments in Walnut Creek. Scott says that

PCMANCC Rallying Cry

To elevate is to lift up, rise, ascend. We intend to lift up our membership, rise as a committed group of volunteers and help ascend to a new level of

Convening Leaders 2018 Nashville Recap

For those who have contemplated attending PCMA’s Convening Leaders Conference but have yet to do so, we wanted to share just a few highlights from our trip this past January.

PCMA Northern California Movers & Shakers

Showcasing the achievements and success of our chapter members and community ~ join PCMA NCC in congratulating our Movers & Shakers! Sammy Ramos, General Manager, The Lexington Ridge Inn  

PIPO Shares Some Words to Plan By…

Pipo was a very busy mascot at this year’s Convening Leaders in Nashville.  Floating from one event to another, check out a few of the great tidbits that Pipo took

Why PCMA?

We asked chapter member Sammy Ramos why he joined PCMA: “PCMA has stayed cutting edge and relevant to the trends on what drives changes to our industry.  PCMA does a

What’s Happening in Monterey?

I recently had the opportunity to interview Mark McMinn, VP of Sales at the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Monterey County is one of the top destinations for meetings and events, and

BAMIES 2017- Oh what a night…

It’s no easy feat pulling off an event as amazing as the BAMIE’s, but this year’s event exceeded expectations thanks to a great team and the great leadership of Alex

Wine Country Is Open For Business

In a year that has seen multiple disasters, due to an act of nature or domestic terrorism, the effect on which these events have had on their respective communities has

The State of the Industry in the Bay Area

Anthony Mancuso, SF Travel Association The Bay Area has seen its share of growth over the past year and its share of challenges like any other area across the country. 

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