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Bid and Putt REGISTRATION IS OPEN – Please join us for an evening networking and fun at our 2018 Bid Event from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, November 7th at Flatstick Pub. You do not have to be a PCMA member to attend – everyone is welcome!

Please join us for an evening networking and fun at our 2018 Bid Event from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, November 7th at Flatstick Pub. There will be putting and a silent auction (sponsored in part by Gesture), the ever-popular Wine Tree Raffle and a few select live auction items that will only be available onsite! The proceeds will help fund our PNW Chapter charitable efforts and our 2019 scholarships and education programs. And remember: you do not have to be a PCMA member to attend – everyone is welcome!

Mid Year Message From Our Chapter President Emily Rademacher

As we enter the 2nd half of 2018, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the success we have had so far this year. Our chapter has produced 3 great events including our 1st annual Hospitality Symposium which was a huge success. Additionally, our chapter membership has held steady this year, but we have seen a slight increase in our Business Event Professional membership, which is so important to the health of our chapter overall. And finally, our communications team has produced a wonderful new blog which I encourage you all to check out on a regular basis.

Call for Donations – PNW Chapter of PCMA for our Bid and Putt Invitational – November 7th

Call for Donations the PNW Chapter of PCMA for our Bid and Putt Invitational, which will be on November 7th from 4:30pm-7:30pm at FlatStick Pub South Lake Union in Seattle is our chapter’s largest fundraiser of the year. Every contribution to and participation in the auction is what makes the event a success. All featured auction donors will be supporting the cause as well as gaining exposure for your business. Your company name will be on program signage at the event and leading up to the event and your company will be highlighted in an email to all attendees following the event that will thank our sponsors/donors.

Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity – Application Due August 24th Scholarships from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of PCMA is available for the following: • 2019 PCMA Annual Meeting, Convening Leaders: January 6-9, 2019 (Pittsburgh, PA) o PNW Planner Full Ride Scholarship to Convening Leaders o Partial Funding - Annual Meeting Convening Leaders • Membership Dues For More Information & To Apply

Encourage an Outstanding Colleague to Apply for PCMA’s 20 in their Twenties Award

Encourage an Outstanding Colleague to Apply for PCMA's 20 in their Twenties Award 20 in their Twenties is designed to engage the best and brightest in the Business Events industry in the world. These individuals will have a PCMA platform to showcase their talents and how they will shape the meetings industry of the future. Deadline to submit applications: Friday, August 10, 2018

PCMA PNW Chapter Program July 19th at Hotel Interurban – REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Are you registered yet for the PCMA chapter program? Learner Outcomes: Identify three key differences between staged experiences and movements; Explain why the era of "blind" attendance is ending and how personal values will impact decisions to attend you events in the future; Describe how a concise Organizing Principle drives better design decisions and investments.

Thank you to our sponsor Hyatt Regency Lake Washington!

If you are looking for an event space with incredible water views and state of the art conference facilities, you’ve found the perfect spot! Located on the shores of Lake Washington, the 12-story, 347-room Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport is the first waterfront hotel less than 10 miles from Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport.

PCMA PNW Chapter New Member Highlight – Lisa Fraser, Sr. Manager, Corporate Events Nintendo of America Inc.

PCMA PNW Chapter New Member Highlight - Lisa Fraser, Sr. Manager, Corporate Events Nintendo of America Inc. Why join PCMA: Being new to the client side of this industry, Lisa wanted an opportunity to meet others in similar positions with whom she can learn, collaborate and share ideas. She appreciates the lunch-n-learn presentations and looks forward to making new connections.

Everything You Need to Do on Your Phone Before Taking a Trip

Taking a trip away from home can be good for the body and soul, but it also means you’re going to be without the safety net of your home and office Wi-Fi, and might even involve piggybacking on a different data network and living through a different time zone. Your smartphone can adapt, if you know the right tricks.

PCMA supports YouthCare 33rd Annual Luncheon at Westin Seattle on March 20, 2018

YouthCare 33rd Annual Luncheon raised more than $765,000 (the most ever!) for homeless youth in Seattle. Thank you to Maven, Natalie, & David, who shared their stories with over 1,300 people in Attendance. Their valiant testimony shed light on addressing racism which is essential in preventing and ending youth homelessness.

When Calling an Uber Can Pay Off for Cities and States

In Chicago, a 15-cent fee on Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services is helping to pay for track, signal and electrical upgrades to make the city’s trains run faster and smoother. When will this tax hit our region?

Welcome baby Dylan Marie Blaney

The Pacific Northwest PCMA Chapter would like to welcome baby Dylan Marie Blaney, our chapter president’s daughter Emily Rademacher of the Washington State Dental Association.