Chapter News

E3 Conference Emphasized Education and Networking

Nearly 40 Chapter members attended the June 12-14 E3 Conference at the Margaritaville Lake Resort in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. The two-day conference featured educational panel discussions and networking

New Chapter President Shares her History, Advice and Theme For 2022

Our Chapter’s Annual Awards, Installation Banquet & Auction on Thursday, February 10, 2022 featured among many things the following speech from incoming Chapter president, Vicki Baker, Senior Account Executive, Association Account Sales Organization, Marriott International. Please read on to learn more about Vicki, her vision and theme for the Chapter for 2022, and the advice past Chapter presidents shared with Vicki as she embarks on her new role for the Chapter.

Smiling Faces At Chapter Reception

Smiling faces (even behind masks) was the key takeaway from the Chapter Reception at PCMA Convening Leaders in Las Vegas earlier this month. How great it was to be in-person,

Stockings for Seniors

The Heartland Chapter is honored to be teaming up with Kansas City Hospice for their Stockings for Seniors Program this holiday season. We will be filling stockings and gift bags

Heartland Chapter 2022 Slate of Officers

PCMA Heartland Chapter is pleased to present our proposed 2022 Slate of Officers and Board Members. The 2021 Board of Directors wish to thank these dedicated members for their continued

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 extra fun.

Meet Our Two New Membership Committee Members

We have two new Membership committee members that we wanted to introduce you to.  Please welcome Bel Hanson, CMP, DES, Senior Manager of Operations and Programs for International Society for

Advice From Chapter Members

Thank you to our fellow Chapter members who responded to the survey Sandy recently sent. Here is some of the feedback received so far regarding food and beverage, hotel negotiations

Sponsor Spotlight: Visit Wichita

Today we spotlight Visit Wichita Kansas – one of the Heartland Chapter’s valued sponsors. What is recently new in Wichita, KS?  Our Flexibility Promise offers no attrition, no food and

Focus On A Member Series: Taylor Abbate

This week in our Focus On A Member Series, we hear from Taylor Abbate, CMP What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? New Girl! I have probably watched the

Focus On A Member Series: Kristin Malek

This week for our Focus On A Member series, we hear from Kristin Malek, PhD, CMP, CED, DES, CHE. What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Focus On A Member Series: Melissa Whitaker

This week for our Focus On A Member series, we hear from Melissa Whitaker  CMP, DES Meetings Consultant What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? So many to choose from: Virgin

Sponsor Spotlight: Branson, Missouri

Today we spotlight Branson, Missouri – one of the Heartland Chapter’s valued sponsors. What is recently new in Branson? One thing you can count on in 2021 is Branson finding

Focus On A Member Series: Geralyn Krist

This week for our Focus On A Member series, we hear from Geralyn Krist, CMP, Global Account Executive, Conference Direct What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? Top of

Focus On A Member Series: Peggy Ford

This week for our Focus On A Member series, we hear from Peggy Ford Senior Sales Executive at Marriott Marquis Chicago. What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? Like

Focus On A Member Series: Meredith Carr

This week for our Focus On A Member Series, we hear from Meredith Carr, M. P. Collective, Inc. What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? Only one?! I think

Focus on a Member – Sarah Morrissey

This week for our Focus On A Member series, we hear from Sarah Morrissey,  Director of Meetings and Events, Distinctive Meetings Inc. What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? Ozark

Sponsor Spotlight: Visit Manhattan

Today we spotlight Visit Manhattan Kansas – one of the Heartland Chapter’s valued sponsors. What is recently new in Manhattan, KS? The Manhattan Conference Center was expanded in 2020 by

Focus On A Member: Vicki Baker

  This week for our Focus On A Member series, we hear from Vicki Baker, Senior Account Executive, US Account Sales, Marriott International What was your favorite Netflix binge during

Focus On A Member: Ashley Taber

This week, we focus on Heartland Chapter member, Ashley Taber PCMA Heartland Chapter Administrator. What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? Schitt’s Creek for sure! Where is the first

Focus on a Member: Cheri Jones

This week we focus on Heartland Chapter member, Cheri Jones, CMP Cheri Jones Meetings.     What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? The Crown, Heartland. What is the

Focus on a Member: Caitlin Condie

This week, we focus on Heartland Chapter member, Caitlin Condie, Manager, Meetings and Expositions Kellen Company.   What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? Oh gosh – I watched

Sponsor Spotlight: Encore (formerly PSAV)

Today we spotlight Encore (formerly PSAV) – one of the Heartland Chapter’s valued sponsors.   What is recently new at PSAV (Encore)?     Our rebrand! After the initial announcement of

Focus on a Member: Hayley Neverve

This week, we focus on Heartland Chapter member, Hayley Neverve, Regional Sales Manager, Caesars Entertainment Corporation   What was your favorite Netflix binge during 2020? Oh man, so many! Schitt’s

Focus on a Member: Eric Jacobson

  This week, we focus on Heartland Chapter member, Eric Jacobson, Vice President, Business Development at Ascend Media in the Kansas City metro.   Did you create a new tradition

Sponsorship Spotlight: Little Rock

Today we spotlight Little Rock AR- one of the Heartland Chapter’s valued sponsors. What is recently new in Little Rock? In 2020, Little Rock embraced the outdoors with the opening

Heartland Chapter By-Laws Changes Final Revision

HEARTLAND CHAPTER of the PROFESSIONAL CONVENTION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION BYLAWS (Revised October 22, 2020) ARTICLE I NAME The name of this organization is the Heartland Chapter of the Professional Convention Management

Sponsor Spotlight: Louisville Tourism

Today we spotlight Louisville Tourism: one of the Heartland Chapter’s valued sponsors.   What is recently new in Louisville?  “We are excited about the following new attractions and venues that