Chapter News

Tips to Staying Healthy During Winter Travel

As the Covid-19 pandemic evolved and more information about transmission became available, guidance about staying healthy while traveling has recently centered on the impact of talking, sneezing, and coughing.

Native American Heritage Month

Very few people remember or know that November is also the month for commemorating the sacrifices and important contributions of the first American people; myself included prior to writing this article.

Message from the President

According to National Geographic, “navigation is the art and science of determining the position of a ship, plane or other vehicle, and guiding it to a specific destination.”

PCMA Foundation Stepping Up Chapter Challenge

All PCMA Chapters are coming together this fall, leading up to Convening Leaders 23 in Columbus, OH, to celebrate all that PCMA is doing for our communities; to foster engagement with members, to promote collaboration across chapters, to generate fun competition/rivalry, and to support our industry friends.

Message from the President

Symbolically, the Fall season represents a time of “plenty, ripening, harvest, and abundance.” At the same time the season can symbolize, “decay and decline.”

Coffee + Convo

Coffee & Conversations: Episode 3

Coffee & Conversations is a must see conversational series of industry professionals sharing their stories and offering advice and strategies to those interested in pursuing a career in the meeting

PCMA HQ Convening Leaders 2023 Scholarships

Don't miss out on your opportunity to apply for one of the many PCMA Scholarships available for Convening Leaders 2023. Sponsored by the PCMA Foundation. Deadline to apply is September 15th.

Message from the President

Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” In today’s climate for business events, it is easy to let volunteerism slip down the list of what’s important and what’s not important.

Coffee + Convo

Coffee & Conversations: Episode 2

Coffee & Conversations is a must see conversational series of industry professionals sharing their stories and offering advice and strategies to those interested in pursuing a career in the meeting

Wellness Series: Unique Ways to Keep Attendees Active

Encouraging attendees to stay active during a conference is a well-established best practice in Meetings Management. Providing examples of tips and tactics to stay well on the road gets the information to your audience, but what if you want to take it a step further?

Message from the President

The “dog days” of summer originated from the Greeks and Romans associating the hot summer months to the sun appearing alongside Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major.

Women’s Equality Day

Women's Equality Day is a celebrated US holiday that is on August 26th to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

Message from the President

For every road trip, you must decide who is driving. It is a serious responsibility but one that can be fun if you get to control the radio! On our Capital Chapter Road Trip, we are in the process of selecting drivers for next year.

32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

It’s now been 32 years since this landmark law was passed. It affirms and protects the fundamental rights of people with disabilities — the right to equal opportunity, economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and equitable participation in every aspect of American life.

Message from the President

Half-time rituals at sports events include marching bands, time for spectators to stretch and grab refreshments and for the athletes, time to rest and review what is working and what is not working.

Living Wage and the Hotel Housekeeper

Because of the uncertainty of how COVID-19 was transmitted and consumers wanting limited exposure by people coming into their room, hotels began limiting housekeeping to once every 3-4 days unless requested.

Why Juneteenth?

On June 16, 2021, the House passed legislation for President Joe Biden to sign into law, Juneteenth (June 19) as a Federal Holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans.  It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture.

Girls on the Run – Volunteer Opportunity

The PCMA Capital Chapter Community Service committee has the following volunteer opportunity for all PCMA members. Girls on the Run (GOTR) NOVA is currently seeking volunteers for our season ending

Message from the President

Networking is vitally important in the business events industry particularly through the pandemic when all face-to-face interaction ceased. For many people, the pandemic also changed the value we place on time.

Meet Sustainably Series: The Green Path

Everyone, everywhere has a critical role to play in advancing the next green economy through sustainable living. This resonates deeply in the united social consciousness of the events industry.

Message from the President

Everywhere, face-to-face events are returning, and hotel occupancy is creeping up. However, there are uncertainties we are still facing.

Arab American Heritage Month

The U.S. began celebrating the contributions of Arab Americans in 2017 because of their rich culture and contributions to technology, education, music, and military service. 

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, observed on March 8th, is a day for celebrating the many social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women across the world.

Why Advocate

Advocacy in all forms seeks to ensure that people have their voices heard on issues that are most important to them.

Coffee + Convo

Coffee & Conversations

Coffee & Conversations is a must see conversational series of industry professionals sharing their stories and offering advice and strategies to those interested in pursuing a career in the meeting

Five Pillars of Community

Communities connect humans and sustain communication, growth and overall success. They are particularly vital in this era of digital transformation. The Five Pillars of Community framework can help you achieve organizational growth.

Star of the 2nd Quarter

Congratulations Danielle Foisy, FASAE, CASE, TMS Transportation Management Services – Star of the 2nd Quarter 2021!


Honoring the Past as We Work for the Future

As a part of our expanding initiatives in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the PCMA Capital Chapter has worked hard to provide exposure to global and national awareness months and days.

Star of the 1st Quarter

Congratulations Lynn Whitehead, National Sales Director, Citywide Conventions, San Diego Tourism Authority – Star of the 1st Quarter, 2021!