Potomac Memo - September/October 2013 - (Page cover3)

Takisha Siler Hogan Lovells Conference & Events Coordinator 555 13th St., NW 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20004 202-637-6596 takisha.siler@hoganlovells.com Kristin Spencer Doubletree Hotel Crystal City Senior Sales Manager 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 703-416-3819 kristin.spencer@hilton.com Melissa Stires The George Washington University, Development Events Senior Director, Development Events 6032 Katelyn Court, Alexandria, VA 22310 mtony@gwu.edu Nora Thomas, MIHTM Capitol Host Event Designer Rayburn House Office Building B339-B Washington, D.C. 20515 nthomas@capitolhost.com Steven Thompson, MD Universities at Shady Grove, Conference Center Director of Conference and Events 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-738-6349 sthomp16@umd.edu Jordan Waddell National 4-H Youth Conference Center National Sales Manager 7100 Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815 jwaddell@4hcenter.org Deanna Zaucha 13697 Sam Hill Drive Mount Airy, MD 21771 deanna.zaucha@gmail.com The Strategist index of advertisers & advertisers.com CONFERENCE & CONVENTION CENTERS Calgary Telus Convention Centre ......... Outside Back Cover www.calgary-convention.com CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAUS Alexandria CVA ..............................................4 www.meetalexandriava.com Conference & Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County, MD, Inc. ..................10 www.visitmontgomery.com VISIT Milwaukee ............................................4 www.visitmilwaukee.org HOTELS & RESORTS Hershey Resorts .................. Inside Back Cover www.hersheymeetings.com Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore ........................................18 www.sonesta.com W Washington D.C. ........................................6 www.wwashingtondc.com MEETING FACILITIES City of Rockville........................................... 11 www.rockvillemd.gov/glenview Colonial Williamsburg Co. Hospitality Group ..............Inside Front Cover www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/meetings Jack D. Chigliak Seeking a more centralized location for clients, Chigliak made the move to Hershey Meetings. He mobilized more than 1,200 attendees by rail, air, and car to the perfect location between New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. Capitalizing on Hershey’s central location, Chigliak changed the mid-Atlantic meetings landscape forever. ® Make your move at HersheyMeetings.com. MEETING PLANNING SERVICES Fusion Meetings & Events, LLC ................... 11 www.fusionmeetings.com 1-866-726-3387 ©2013 Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. All words, designs, and phrases appearing with the symbol ®, SM, or TM are trademarks used under license or with permission. 13MT11502 PMPI POT 1 647520_Hershey.indd O M A C MEMO S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 3 V O L . 3 5 , N O . 1 14:42 PM 29/06/13 9 http://HersheyMeetings.com http://www.calgary-convention.com http://www.meetalexandriava.com http://www.visitmontgomery.com http://www.visitmilwaukee.org http://www.hersheymeetings.com http://www.sonesta.com http://www.wwashingtondc.com http://www.rockvillemd.gov/glenview http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/meetings http://www.HersheyMeetings.com http://www.fusionmeetings.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Potomac Memo - September/October 2013

Calendar of Events
President’s Message
Legendary Service on the Horizon in 2014
What’s Wrong with Your Event Badge Design? More Than You Think By Dharmesh Dayabhai
Member Profiles
Old School Demands Meet New School Suppliers By Tom Michalisko, CMP
PMPI’s Mentor Me Program Kicks Off By Angelica Bravo
PMPI on Facebook
Full Circle Certification By Shannon Nelligan, CMP
Alexandria: A Capital Location for Meetings and Events
Meetings at the Summit By Amy Drew Thompson
Members on the Move
PMPI Dashboard
New Members
Index of Advertisers

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