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May 2013



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.

Operation Breakthrough – Register Now!

The New


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

In April, the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled their new destination brand strategy after a year’s worth of research and work. “Creating a successful brand comes down to one thing—making a promise. Managing a brand to success is about delivering on that promise. Every organization, including destinations, needs to embrace and fulfill their brand promise every day. Thankfully, the LRCVB selected a promise that speaks to the best of who we are and what we have to offer. It is a brand promise that touches on our city’s best quality—that we exceed expectations. Consistently, our visitors tell us that they were pleasantly surprised with Little Rock’s hospitality, the passionate nature and progressive attitudes of our people, the richness of our history and culture, and an authenticity and excitement that is uniquely ours. I believe the brand promise is spot on, and something we can all embrace as a community.” Lena Moore, Deputy Executive Director, William J Clinton Foundation.

TERM through 12/31/14

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Join the Community Service Committee as we host the children of Operation Breakthrough on a tour of the Deanna Rose Farmstead. We will be chaperoning thirty 3 and 4-year-olds as they experience a fabulous tour of the area’s largest petting zoo, go on a hayride, feed baby goats, and take a ride on a pony. After the children depart at 1pm, PCMA members and guests will gather for lunch at Mimi’s Cafe (lunch will be on own and is not included in the registration fee).


NPB Companies Inc.

PCMA 2013 Education Conference – Chapter Challenge!!

Elizabeth Huston Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Bureau TERM through 12/31/14

Jennifer Bergsieker Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

You’ve experienced reinvention at Convening Leaders, now you can learn to lead your own reinvention revolution. For everything from content delivery to using technology to inspire attendees, you’ll gain knowledge and roadmaps to transform your own events.

TERM through 12/31/14

Aesha Beattle, CMP Applied Measurement Professionals

The Chapter that registers 4 or 5 attendees for this year’s Chapter Leader’s Workshop by May 15 will be entered into a drawing to win a Delta Airline Ticket to use for chapter business!!



The PCMA Education Conference featured speakers will lead you through the pillars of reinvention - Technology, Marketing & Branding, Perspective, Leadership and how to implement new initiatives.


(816) 678-8876 WEB

Bring ingenuity and imagination to your meetings, planning process, creative ideation and leadership skills. We hope to see you in Denver!

Did you join us for a little Cocktail Chatter?

About 30 members of PCMA’s Heartland Chapter met April 17 at Renee Kelly’s Harvest, a farm to table restaurant in Shawnee, KS, for a cocktail and membership reception. Besides enjoying a signature martini created by the restaurant, attendees also enjoyed appetizers and great conversation. Thank you to our sponsors:

PCMA Heartland - May 2013 Newsletter  
PCMA Heartland - May 2013 Newsletter  

PCMA Heartland - April 2013 Newsletter