2007-08 Event Archives

Event Planners Expo, Cleveland, OH, May 8, 2008


International Wine Show Tour at the I-X Center, Cleveland, OH, May 2, 2008

Behind the scenes tour of Cleveland's International Wine Show setup at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 2nd at the I-X Center. Guided tour will be given by John O'Brien, Director of Sales, I-X Center.

PCMA Webinar, Kent, OH, April 15, 2008

PCMA Webinar on the topic "From Classroom to Class Act: Making the Transition from Student to Meeting Professional ." The webinar will be broadcast in room 205 Nixson Hall from 1:00 -1:45 PM on Tuesday, April 15th. This is the regular weekly meeting time for PCMA.

Walden Golf and Country Club Tour, Aurora, OH, March 25, 2008

Behind the scenes tour of the operations of the Walden Golf and Country Club with CMAA.

Guest Speaker Ginny Sukenik, CMP, GS Special Events, Kent, OH, March 25, 2008

Ginny launched her own event planning business in 1999. The company specializes in both social and corporate events. She also brought cheesecakes, designed as possible wedding favors.

Cleveland Auto Show, Cleveland, OH, February 22, 2008

John O'Brien, Director of Sales at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio gave us a very informative and entertaining behind the scenes tour of the Cleveland Auto Show.

PCMA's 52nd Annual Meeting: Seattle, WA, January 13-16, 2008

Ten students traveled to Washington to network, attend career fairs, and participated in focus groups. While in Seattle, the students attended various educational sessions about the meeting and event planning industry and learned about career opportunities. As a chapter, the attendees visited Seattle's highlights including the Space Needle, Pike Street Market Place, Nordstrom's Flagship store, and the first Starbucks store. Future annual convention venues include New Orleans, LA in 2009, Dallas, TX in 2010, Las Vegas, NV in 2011, and San Diego, CA in 2012.

Friends and Family Dinner, Kent, OH, December 7, 2007

We partnered with CMAA to plan and host a Friends and Family dinner to showcase the Hospitality Management major and raise money to support our student organizations. We hosted a Silent Auction with donations from local businesses, recognized students for academic excellence, and acknowledged PCMA and CMAA officers for their service to the student groups.

Fabulous Bistro at the Fabulous Food Show, Cleveland, OH, November 9-11, 2007

We worked front and back of the house operations at the Fabulous Food Show's Fabulous Bistro at the I-X Center with CMAA student members and other Hospitality Management students.

Guest Speaker Carletta J. Swan, Corporate College, Kent, OH, Fall 2007

Ms. Swan is the Inside Sales and Event Planner at the Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College. She talked to us about various careers available in meeting and event planning, certifications, and characteristics and skills needed to be successful event planners.