Chapter News

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 Capitolo, our BAMIE’s Chair.  Our newest contributor, Karen Grayson, had the pleasure of interviewing Alex to learn more about her experience. Q: Alex, Great Job

Behind the Lens – A Conversation with Katelyn Tucker

You’ve seen her at our PCMA NCC events and many other industry events around the bay area, Katelyn Tucker, Staff Photographer at Orange Photography captures the essence of our events. A Southern California native, she has traveled the world and lived also in Chile and Peru.  When her stepfather presented Katelyn with her first camera

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 been devastating. The healing process is underway in each region, and for those of us in Northern California, it means helping out our friends and

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.  How is our area managing the ups and down?  I had the privilege today, of chatting with Anthony Mancuso, Manager, Convention Sales at SF Travel

Vote for your 2018 Board

Vote today to approve your 2018 Board. We want to hear what you think.  Please take this time to vote and provide feed back on how we can better serve you in 2018. Executive Committee: Immediate Past President: Alexandra Carvalho-Luchova President: Zorianna Smith President Elect: Elisa Sandoval Wong Secretary: Yael Rosenwald Treasurer: James Threkheld Board

Experience Design at Education Conference June 2017 in NYC

Ken Edhammer, CMP, Senior Sales Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch, took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions we had about EduCon.  What did you like most about the PCMA EduCon this year? The high quality education, the amazing networks/bonds that are built over the course of 4 days, but mostly

A Moment With Noelle Boesenberg From Caesar’s Entertainment

Resident writer, Neil Adams,  spent some time with Noelle Boesenberg from Caesar’s Entertainment recently, she shared a little about Caesar properties and the customer and event professional experience.  Here’s what she had to say. Hey Noelle, I’ve read that Caesars Entertainment Group has been investing a lot in renovations at their properties.  Can you tell


On Thursday, May 18th, over 100 industry professionals from our PCMA Northern California Chapter, gathered at the Oakland Marriott City Center for the 3rd Annual LEAP Conference entitled “Design in Action”.

Face to Face:  Catherine Simmons, Salesforce

Catherine Simmons, Vice President, Strategic Events at Salesforce was Keynote Speaker at the third annual LEAP Conference on May 18 where she shared her take on the strategic, practical and creative processes required to build Dreamforce, the world’s largest software conference. Learn more...

JW’s Hot Seat

Have a seat at JW’s corner table – each month I will be visiting with one of our illustrious members for a one on one chat. You never know who will join me and what they might share while on the Hot Seat! Click here to read more.

Did someone say “Networking”?

If you ever wondered what the vibe is like at a PCMA networking breakfast, first-hand experience is the way to go.  Learn a little more about what these events can provide for you!