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Your NEW Summer 2013 Newsletter Check us out at 2013 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Vicki Comegys Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau PRESIDENT ELECT Marilyn Koehler Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau TREASURER Sherie Howell, CMP, CMM, CGMP A-S-K Associates, Inc. SECRETARY Amy Harper, CMP National Association of Insurance Commissioners IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Mary Ryan Kansas City Convention & Visitors Assn. DIRECTORS TERM through 12/31/13 Dr. Elizabeth Barrett Kansas State University TERM through 12/31/13 Jennifer George Lion, CMP, PMP Experient, Inc. TERM through 12/31/13 Kristen Kimbrel, CMP American Academy of Family Physicians  TERM through 12/31/14 Elizabeth Huston Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Bureau TERM through 12/31/14 Message from the President What a great summer for the Heartland Chapter. We have had some incredible programs and membership has stayed strong. This provides everyone with great education and an opportunity to network with some of the finest professionals in the meeting and event industry. We have made an impact on Operation Breakthrough with a great event at Deanna Rose and will continue to support this incredible organization. The PCMA Leadership meeting held in Denver in June was all about relevance and re-inventing your meeting, organization and yourself. There were so many great ideas and we look forward to incorporating them into the State of the Industry meeting and our chapter operations as we move forward. As always, it was a great event. PCMA Headquarters is working hard to provide the chapters with more technology and support each month. Now everyone is trying to figure out how to use it the best way possible. We have learned that we will be able to video stream the State of the Industry Meeting in November for those that can’t make it to Kansas City. It is time to start thinking about the 2014 Board of Directors so if you’d like to get involved, contact Mary Ryan at The new Board will be voted on at the November meeting. We are so fortunate to have so many people passionate about our chapter and the members professional development that they continue to volunteer and move us all forward! Thanks to all of you investing your time, expertise and resources into the chapter. New Professional Development Opportunity for Meeting Professionals The ASAE Certificate in Association Management Program is coming to Kansas City! The program offers insight into all aspects of association management and offers up to 18 CMP or 27.5 CAE continuing education credits to qualified attendees.   What is the ASAE Certificate Program in Association Management? ASAE University has developed the Certificate Program in Association Management to help association and nonprofit professionals build the competencies they need to manage their organizations more effectively. The Program includes five one-day courses which can be taken individually or as a group. It’s easy to take advantage of the ASAE Certificate Program in Association Management. AMP Management Services, a Kansas City-based association management company (AMC), is a licensed provider of the ASAE University’s program in Kansas and Missouri and four other states. All five collaborative courses will be held in Olathe, KS beginning in late August at a reduced price and aim to assist local professionals further explore the complexities of association and nonprofit management. Additional course opportunities will be announced over time. More information is available at www.goamp. com/pages/asae-cam.aspx. Jennifer Bergsieker Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis TERM through 12/31/14 Aesha Beattle, CMP Applied Measurement Professionals CONTACT US! EMAIL heartland.chapter@ PHONE (816) 678-8876 WEB Little Rock President and Mrs. Bill Clinton were in Little Rock recently to formally dedicate the newly renovated and renamed Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.  The event marked the completion of Phase 1 of the airport’s Vision 2020 Initiative including a modernized ticketing lobby, expansion of security checkpoint, and new state-of-the-art baggage screening area.  The new lobby features natural light, photography of Arkansas’ beauty and use of finishes found in The Natural State. Phase 2 will include a new terminal commons, new 16-gate concourse, new baggage claim area, international arrival facility, inbound roadway and parkway improvements and updates to the airport physical plant. Little Rock’s headquarter hotel is now officially the Little Rock Marriott.  The Marriott offers 419 total sleeping rooms including 18 suites and 50,000 sq ft  meeting space.  The hotel sits atop and is physically connected to the Statehouse Convention Center offering 250,000 sq ft contiguous space with 85,000 sq ft exhibit halls, an 18,000 and a 10,700 sq ft ballroom. A new Residence Inn has just opened in Little Rock’s River Market entertainment district, completing a hotel trifecta including a Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn and Suites owned and operated by the McKibbon Group in the River Market.  13th Annual Bowl-A-Thon was a HUGE success! The 13th Annual Heartland Chapter Bowl-a-thon was a hit! Over thirty people participated in this year’s event. A great evening was had by all! We collected much needed school supplies for the children of Operation Breakthrough as part of our community service project. Thank you to our sponsors. Their support allowed all of our meeting planners to attend the event on a complimentary basis! The evening wouldn’t be the same without awarding the coveted Bowling Pin Trophies – prizes were awarded to Visit Tampa Bay St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa New Orleans Marriott Tampa Marriott Overland Park Marriott #1 SCORE #2 SCORE #3 SCORE BEST CHEERLEADER BEST ATTIRE AS LENNY & SQUIGGY OLD TIMERS AWARD MOST GUTTERBALLS LOW SCORE TURKEY Craig Deel - Epro-Direct Robert Olson – St. Louis CVB Tye Wofford – NAIC Farhonda Cullum – Kansas City Marriott Downtown Jason Jordan & Robert Olson – St Louis CVB Brian Arscott – NAIC Sandy Wachter – AASPA Cristalle Bozarth – IAAO Teresa Hellman – Experient PCMA Service N Sync J O IN U S T H U R S D A Y , N O V E M B E R 7 T H A T T H E P C M A S T A T E O F T H E SAVE THE DATE! IN D U S T R Y M E E T IN G A N D E X P E R IE N C E J IM M Y W A Y N E O U R F E A T U R E D Heartland Chapter: Incorporating Mobile Devices and Social Media into Your Emergency Planning E N T E R T A IN E R . O F O U R N A T IO N ’S F O S T E R S Y S T E M . Jimmy Wayne is all of the things the public sees. He is all of the things those closest to him see. He is a songwriter and advocate; a first-tier vocalist and an activist. His debut novella, "Paper Angels" and inspired by his own childhood. He is a much sought-after speaker. His live concert performances are filled with energy and passion. He is the youngest-ever recipient of the Salvation Army's William Booth Award. He is a neglected child and a concerned adult. Presented By Heartland Marriott Country Club Plaza 4445 Main Street Kansas City, Missouri September 19, 2013 11:30 AM— September 19, 2013 2:00 PM Refer to the Heartland Chapters website for more details! A S P A R T O F P C M A ’S S E R V IC E ‘N S Y N C , O U R C H A P T E R W IL L R A IS E A W A R E N E S S F O R T H E A R E A Y O U T H , W H O A R E ‘A G IN G O U T ’ Jimmy Wayne is the sum of his experiences — the good and the bad. And he will tell you he is grateful for every one of those experiences because they made him the complex man he is today. "He was the surprise talent ‘find’ of the year for me and someone I plan to hire and recommend to others as much as I can.” Becky Burgess, CMP, CMM Senior Director of Meetings & Conferences National Association of Equipment Distributors - St Louis . SPONSORED BY    

PCMA Heartland - Summer 2013 Newsletter

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