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The POWER Chapter of PCMA is dedicated to serving meetings and event professionals with continuing education and community service. Our chapter meets 7 times each year with powerful education and networking opportunities.

PCMA’s POWER Chapter serves 170 members from Pittsburgh, Ohio, West Virginia, Erie Region.

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April 2021

Student Insight Series: Taking on a Pandemic Career Search

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Job hunting is difficult no matter what skill level or trade. Throw in COVID-19 and how it’s affected the events industry and we now must rethink how we market ourselves, and possibly even reevaluate what segment of the ever-changing meeting and events industry we should explore for career options. PCMA’s Student Insight Series continues discussing these challenges with this exciting panel including a recent graduate who has successfully navigated the job hunt, a student ready to graduate, and an event…

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POWER Chapter Roundtable

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

PCMA POWER Chapter is excited to introduce its new monthly Chapter Roundtables! Each month, the moderated discussions will cover relevant topics, while giving attendees the chance to learn from, support, and encourage one another!

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May 2021

Expand Your Online Presence – A Virtual Program

May 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

Date: May 13, 2021 Time: 2:30pm - 3:45pm Register Now! Everyone has an online presence (whether you know it or not). What’s important is what that presence is saying about you, your business, and your career! In a digitally driven world, Marketing and Social Media Expert and Speaker Jennifer Darling shares her tips for building a phenomenal professional image, making the most of your digital footprint, and standing out online using LinkedIn, the "Google for business professionals." Attendees will learn…

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June 2021

PCMA Chapters Run/Walk Challenge

June 7 - July 7

All PCMA Chapters are coming together for the month leading up to PCMA EduCon 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 who were impacted by the pandemic. All proceeds from this run will go to the PCMA Foundation Accelerating Reskilling to support our many industry friends who were hard hit by COVID-19. If you do not want…

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PCMA Chapter Presidents’ Town Hall Webinar

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Join HQ and local leaders on June 7 from 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm CDT as we discuss the future of events, membership engagement, and volunteerism. You will hear from all 17 of PCMA’s North American Regional Chapters through a series of panel discussions.   Moderated By: Sherrif Karamat, CAE – President & CEO, PCMA

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August 2021

Get High-Quality Sales Leads on LinkedIn – A Virtual Program

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Date: August 26, 2021 Time: Noon - 1:00pm EDT Platform: Zoom Cost: Free! Register Now! LinkedIn is the single best source of Business-to-Business leads on the planet. And it’s FREE. What if you could position yourself on LinkedIn to attract prospects, and referral partners - without being pushy, sales-y, or aggressive? In this program you’ll discover 3 of the best strategies to get more high-paying prospects in your business using LinkedIn, “the Google for Business Professionals.” Your Main Takeaways #1…

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September 2021

Student Insight Series: Sippin’ with Students

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

You never know when a casual coffee chat could change the course of your career. Networking is one of the best ways to find a new job, but it’s also an effective and exciting way to keep expanding your connections, even when you’re not job hunting.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 21, at 4pm PST, for Sippin with Students, hosted by Southwest & Pacific Chapter of PCMA. Register now to gain tips and valuable advice in an informal setting from a group of successful event professionals while collaborating with other PCMA student members.

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New Membership Orientation – 3rd Quarter 2021

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Your membership with PCMA can put you on the right track to take your career to the next level. The information in this orientation program will help you to get started on your journey. PCMA is your gateway to the industry’s most relevant, cutting-edge information and knowledgeable leaders. So let’s get you prepped and ready to take full advantage of all we offer! This will be an interactive session led by the membership chairs of our 17 North American Regional…

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October 2021

Resilience: The Power of the Bounce Back – A POWER Chapter Virtual Program

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Date: October 14 Time: Noon -1:30pm Platform: Zoom (link will be sent to your email on October 13) Cost: Free for members and nonmembers 2020 and 2021 have been full of challenges, from the COVID-19 global pandemic, to racial unrest, to parents forced to be at-home teachers. The hospitality industry has been hit especially hard by these challenges. Our keynote speaker Kenston Henderson, Sr. will ignite, inspire, and empower you to keep moving forward in spite of hard times, knowing…

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November 2021

IGNITE – Sparking Conversation 2021 Industry Education Conference

November 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Columbus State Community College Mitchell Hall Event Center, 250 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215 United States

Presented by MPI Ohio in partnership with PCMA POWER Chapter and the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association. Agenda: 8:30 am - Registration/Continental Breakfast 9:30 am - Morning Keynote Speaker 10:30 am - Morning Break 10:45 am - Morning Breakout Sessions 11:30 am - Lunch Buffet 12:30 pm - Panel Q&A of Nonprofit Associations 1:00 pm - Afternoon Keynote Speaker 2:00 pm - Afternoon Break 2:15 pm - Afternoon Breakout Sessions 3:00 pm - Closing Comments Details and registration available here.

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