2nd Quarter 2011
A Ciarlone




I can't believe that we are half way through 2011 and are about to meet for our third chapter program.  It has made me very happy to see so many of our members engage in our chapter and step up to volunteer.  In April, we had a great group gather for roundtable topics. There was a very positive energy about the room as attendees were able to participate in discussions about current industry issues. This format allowed us to uncover subjects that we might want to offer with more detail at Education Day. Plans are starting to fall into place for another great Education Day on Friday, September 16 at the Millennium Broadway.


I am looking forward to  our June Program where PCMA Best in Class Speaker, Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, CSP will share her thoughts on moving from success to significance. This is a topic I hope many of you find appealing. Her high-energy personality and engaging delivery is always thought provoking and inspiring. I hope to see many of you there!


Thank you to all of our members who volunteer their time; and, for those of you who are looking to connect, please consider volunteering. Our chapter's success depends on our members getting involved and telling us what you want and need. It's not too late to sign up for a committee.  We are constantly looking for input from our members regarding program ideas, and with Education Day on the horizon, we welcome input. Please send us any ideas you have on future program topics to new.york.area.chapter@pcma.org


 Looking forward to seeing you on June 14th,

Amanda Sig
Amanda Ciarlone
President, NYPCMA
Director of National Accounts
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dress For Success Drive Next Week    

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On Tuesday, June 14th our chapter will host a suit drive to benefit Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success has provided clothing, confidence and career boosts to more than 600,000 women since 1997.


All donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at the PCMA event registration desk at the Doubletree Times Square 11a-1:30pm.


We will be collecting nearly new women's professional clothing and accessories [includes applicable items such as suits, blouses, closed-toe shoes and attaché bags]. If your donations are appropriate to wear to work and you would be comfortable wearing your donated item to an interview, we'll take it!


Monetary contributions are 100% tax deductible. Checks can be made payable to: Dress for Success Worldwide


If you would like more information on Dress for Success, please visit www.dressforsuccess.org.


If you have any questions, please email Michelle James, CMP at mjames@icsc.org.


Thank you for your support!


Social Media

Know Your Audience:

Chapter Ramps Up Its Social Media Savvy

NYPCMA's Marketing & Communications Committee has formed a Social Media Task Force to help PCMA members understand which kinds of social media will help them achieve their goals. Built into that concept, is helping members evaluate and define their goals.
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Chapter Links:          Find us on Facebook         View our profile on LinkedIn          Follow us on Twitter
Digital Manners: Seven Tips to Good Business Practices
by Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, CSPEduc Day Panel

The point of good etiquette is to show consideration for others. Being digitally 

appropriate is today's etiquette and it also shows consideration for others, especially 

their feelings. Do you use these 7 tips? 


Read More ....


See Speaker Sue at our June 14th Chapter Meeting!   


Mark Your Calendar


    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 




In This Issue
Dress For Success Drive
Social Media: Know Your Audience
Digital Manners
Education Day
Taking Care of Business
Welcome New Members!
Think Sponsorship
2011 Education Conference
Member Spotlight
Roundtable Attendees Share Appetite for Knowledge
What People Want
Volunteer of Quarter
Volunteers Wanted

Don't Miss

JUNE 14, 2011

pcma best in class


NY Chapter Luncheon Event 

 Taking Care of Business: Moving from Success to Significance   


with SpeakerSue  

Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, CSP

Times Square 

Register Today!

Planners attend FREE.  

Contact Amber Levy for information at alevy@lainc.us





Detroit CVB  

Discover What's New in
Detroit 3.0



Welcome to our new members who have joined NYPCMA in Jan-Apr 2011!

They include planners, suppliers and students. Click here to see Who's Who


NYPCMA offers opportunities for you to demonstrate your commitment to the professionalism and development of the meetings and hospitality industry, as well as access to a targeted audience, to showcase your products and/or services.
No sponsorship is considered too small and there are many ways to co-partner to make your contribution go even further.

Opportunities available for
September's Education Day
& October's NJ Program.

For More Information Contact:

NYPCMA Sponsorship Director
Blanca Ferreris
Phone: 212-655-6058
Email: bferreris@rims.org


 NYPCMA On The Web
Visit Denver 2Q

Member Spotlight 
Matt Davis
Director of Sales 

Associated Luxury Hotels International 

By Leslie DiLeo, CMP
There are many good reasons to participate in industry events: connecting with a network of passionate, like-minded people; learning new skills and reaffirming one's talents; dancing like its 1979, or '89 or '99, depending on your career's length.  And then, there's falling in love. 

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Hilton New York
Visit Our Sponsor


April's Breakfast Roundtable Attendees Share Appetite for Knowledge 




Our April 12th 'Bagels & Banter' roundtables program offered a smorgasbord of idea generating topics to choose from in four session twenty-five minute rotations ... and The New Yorker Hotel went beyond bagels providing substantive breakfast buffet selections including frittata, french toast and various morning accoutrements.  Read More ... 

Roundtable Session Leaders (L-R):  Elizabeth George, New Orleans CVB; Melissa Brod, Meridian Global Services; Jessica Levin, Seven Degrees Communications; Event Sponsor Cheryl Ollila, Detroit Metro CVB; Larry Amato Millennium Broadway Hotel & Lesley Kyle, Society of Plastics Engineers 


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Visit Our Sponsor

What People Want ... 
Integrating Surveys In Your Event Management Strategy

Molly A. Martinez, Ph.D.
Executive Director,
Ticket Summit

As meeting planners, it's our job to stay in tune with what  people want. Do folks prefer morning or afternoon sessions? Do most people prefer buffet set-up or a plated meal? What are the preferred dates for the following meeting? There is a wide range of valuable planning information that can be gathered through attendee survey data.

However, it doesn't have to stop there!              Read More ...


Continental Airlines
Visit Our Sponsor
President's Volunteer of the Quarter

A Levy

Amber Levy

North and Southeast Region Hotel Sales

LA INC. - The Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau

This quarter, I'd like to take the opportunity to recognize and applaud Amber Levy for the great job she does in her role as Director of Membership. There is a lot of hard work that goes into keeping our membership data up-to-date and Amber does a fantastic job leading the charge to maintain and grow our membership.


This year, Amber has organized a great committee and raises her hand quite often when there are tasks that need to be completed.  June is a big month for the membership committee because it's the time when most of our members are up for renewal, and Amber and her team spend a lot of time reaching out to remind them to renew.


Thank you Amber for your commitment and dedication to our membership!


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San Diego Orange
Visit Our Sponsor

Marketing & Communications Volunteer Opportunities  



NYPCMA is looking for a volunteer to keep our events and activities in the news.  This is ideal for anyone who is interested in public relations - preparing press releases and photos for release and building relationships with our news network.

Constant Contact



Enjoy graphic layout? ... the marketing and communications committee can use your help with the quarterly compilation of our chapter newsletter. Experience with Constant Contact email marketing platform a plus or, this is a great opportunity if you have a interest in learning.  

                                      Contact: nypcma.news@gmail.com
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PCMA New York Area Chapter's main purpose is to represent PCMA on a local level by offering quality educational seminars, along with the opportunity for members to contribute their time, knowledge, and experience through networking and committee involvement to further the professionalism of the meetings industry.
NYPCMA Communications / Newsletter Committee

Director, Marketing/Communications: Lynne Nordone, CMP, LAN/events
Production Editor:  Position Open 
Copy Editors:  Leslie DiLeo, CMP
                       Molly Martinez, Ph.D. 
Contributing Writers:  Leslie DiLeo, CMP  
     Molly Martinez, Ph.D., Ticket Summit
Social Media Managers:  Matt Davis, ALHI
                                      Lesley Kyle, Society of Plastics Engineers
Public Relations Specialist:  Position Open

Contribute an article and earn CMP application and re-certification points.
Contact Lynne Nordone at