2008-09 Event Archives

Golf Outing, Mayfield Sand Ridge Club, South Euclid, OH, April 27th, 2009

We partnered with CMAA to host a golf outing at the Mayfield Sand Ridge Club, voted one of "America's 100 Greatest Courses" by Golf Magazine. The day included 18 rounds of world class golf, breakfast, lunch on the course, cocktail reception, door prizes, silent auction, wine tasting, contests on the course, tee gifts, and much more.

Guest speaker, Jennifer Arnold, Special Events Coordinator, March 11, 2009

Jennifer Arnold, Special Events Coordinator for Kent State University spoke during the KSU Chapter of PCMA meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Ms. Arnold shared her expertise on planning and executing special events.

Guest speaker, Mike Burns, Vice President of DMI Hotels, February 25, 2009

Mike Burns, Vice President of DMI Hotels, located in Twinsburg, OH spoke to the KSU Chapter of PCMA on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Mr. Burns shared his experience in the hospitality industry and provide tips for job search and interviews. Mr. Burns in also a member of the PCMA POWER chapter.

PCMA's 53rd Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, January 10-14, 2009

Fourteen students traveled to New Orleans to network, attend a career fair, and participate in educational sessions about career development in the meetings industry. While in New Orleans, the students also had a chance to experience various New Orleans sights including the Garden District, a walking tour of the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and various New Orleans eateries. Future annual convention venues include Dallas, TX in 2010, Las Vegas, NV in 2011, and San Diego, CA in 2012.

Entrepreneurship Extravaganza, Panel of Hospitality Management Entrepreneurs, November 21, 2008

Entrepreneur panel members include:

  • Sheila Fox, Event In Site, LLC, Worthington, OH
  • Kevin Moore, Cuyahoga Dining Services, Maple Heights, OH
  • Jeff Wood, Integrated Marketing Technologies, Inc, Brunswick, OH
  • De-de Mulligan, Mulligan Management Group, Hudson, OH

The panel presentation will take place in Room 204 at the Kent Student Center. 

Fabulous Bistro at the Fabulous Food Show, Cleveland, OH, November 14-16, 2008

We managed 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 for the second year in a row.

Friends and Family Dinner, Kent, OH, November 7, 2008

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 also 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. More than 200 guests that included students, family, alumni, and industry partners attended this event held for 2nd year in a row.

Guest Speaker Amy Shipman, At Last Event Planning, Kent, OH, October 15, 2008

Ms. Shipman is the President of At Last Event Planning located in Chagrin Falls, OH. At Last Event Planning offers full service wedding planning, wedding day management, and social event planning services.

Resident Inn Columbus Downtown, Columbus, OH, October 9, 2008

We will be touring the Residence Inn Columbus Downtown Hotel. The hotel is unique because it was converted from a bank building. We will also be meeting with representatives at the meetings booking center for Concord Hospitality.