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New England Chapter of PCMA

Fall 2011

In This Issue
Register for the PCMA New England Annual Meeting!
Social Media Marketing Fall Education Program Recap
Welcome UNH Chapter of PCMA!

Register Today for the PCMA New England Annual Meeting, Education Program and Auction!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Boston Marriott Long Wharf 

The PCMA New England Chapter invites you to join us for our Annual Meeting, Education Program and Auction!

ANNUAL MEETING: Featuring Susan Katz

Susan Katz serves on the Board of Directors of PCMA and is the Director of Corporate Events & Travel for True Value Company.  She will update us on PCMA's exciting plans for 2012.   


In addition, our chapter will install the 2012 Board of Directors and present the student winner of the 2011 Don Lawrence Scholarship.  




SMMP - Integrating Procurement & Meetings


Explore the data analytics critical to integrating procurement tactics with meeting strategy.  Hear how companies are successful in getting buy-in throughout their organizations to meet the needs of finance, procurement, legal, risk management and event marketing. 

Learn to recognize the importance of building partnerships for a successful SMMP (Strategic Meetings Management Program), and learn from the best! 

Co-presenters are Kimberly Meyer and Carolyn Pund, CMP, CMM.  Headquartered in the Chicago area, Kimberly is the Founder of Meetings Analytics and also works on Strategic Initiatives for IMEX America.  Carolyn is the Senior Global Meetings & Events Manager of Cisco Systems and is located in San Jose, California.  



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Stay after the program for drinks, nibbles and our annual auction to benefit the chapter and local charities.  This is always a lively and fun evening!   




Tuesday, November 29, 2011 3:30 PM  - 8:00 PM
Registration starts at 3:30 and the program begins promptly at 4pm. 
The Reception is scheduled to begin at 6:15.    



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296 State Street

Boston, MA 02109






Thank you to the Boston Marriott Long Wharf for hosting the Annual Meeting program!

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PCMA NE Fall Educational Program Recap - Social Media Marketing: The Beginning and Beyond

September 27, 2011

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center


PCMA New England's Fall Educational Program on social media marketing was a tremendous success! Our expert panel covered a broad range of questions and issues surrounding social media in the meetings industry, including trends, tips and tools for getting in on the social media conversation.  


Panelists included Tiffany Chu of the InterContinental Hotel Boston, Lauren Backstrom of the National Fire Protection Association, Tomeeka Farrington of Spotlight Communications and Katie Hauser of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA). The engaging discussion was moderated by Mark Michaud, Senior IT Director at the MCCA.


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Donations were collected at the event for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help support New Englanders impacted by Hurricane Irene. A total of $325 was contributed.


Our thanks to Advantage BOSTON and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority for hosting our Fall Educational Program at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and to Projection for providing audio-visual support! 


Thank you to David Fox Photography for taking pictures of the event. Click here to view more event photos!





Watch The Social Media Revolution 2011 video that was presented during the panel introduction.  


Are you just getting started with social media? When asked who they follow on Twitter, our panelists recommended the following:


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Welcome to the University of New Hampshire PCMA Student Chapter!
2011 University of New Hampshire's new chapter of PCMA kicked off on September 2. Twenty-seven enthusiastic members were in attendance, anticipating participating not only in the educational and community-service opportunities afforded by membership in PCMA, but the fun and excitement of traveling on a focused track with one's colleagues and friends. Whittemore School of Business' Professor, Carl Lindblade, specializing in Hospitality Management, advisor to this group, brought wisdom and humor to the meeting. Donna Wolfe, Industry Business Consultant, and Membership Chair of PCMA New England, the sister chapter, spoke of her journey in the industry, and reaping the benefits of PCMA membership.
Ms. Emily Hobson, and Catherine McNamara, co-chairmen, presented an impressive roster of up-coming events supported by this student chapter, encouraging vigorous participation. Ms. Hobson co-founded this chapter in Spring 2011, with Ms. Jackie McCarrick, who is studying abroad this semester.
We at PCMA NE congratulate and welcome our UNH chapter! 
To share your news with PCMA NE's members, e-mail Caryn Izhar at

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