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A Note From The President

PMPI is offering a variety of ways for you to get involved with the chapter: through our committees which will enrich both your personal and professional development; learning experiences that will help you build your body of knowledge and strategic networking experiences which will enable you to engage and connect with your peers. We’ve got something for everyone including a flexible pricing structure from limited complimentary registrations, power passes and special promotional discounts. Find out more and make the most of your membership; stay engaged and connected by following us on Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn.

Michelle Allgauer, CMP, CMM, CAE
Director of Education, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
2010-2011 President, MPI Potomac Chapter

Naylor, LLC
Upcoming Events

The big game for you may be great new sales contacts, spotting old friends, or relaxing by the bar. Whatever it is, you’re sure to have a memorable evening!

You can also roam our wonderful venue, the Hilton Embassy Row in Washington, D.C. We’re gathering on the rooftop, so soak up some rays and hang out by the pool (weather permitting!). The hotel is centrally located, and just a block from the Dupont Circle metro station.

Part of the setting will be our COMMITTEE FAIR! Learn about the various committees that are responsible for chapter events and education. Representatives from each committee will be available to discuss their role within the chapter. There is sure to be at least one committee that is a perfect fit for you!
So come armed with your business cards for a fabulous evening of fun and networking.
Don’t be part of the stampede; register early!

When: Thursday, August 26, 2010 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: Hilton Washington Embassy Row

Click Here To Register Online


Social Media tools can help you increase your attendance, save time and pose minimal impact on your marketing budget. But how? If you think this is just your average social media session – think again!

Join us on September 23, 2010, as we hear from Patrick O’Malley who will discuss just how social media can be one of your strongest tools. Patrick will teach us how to effectively use the social media outlets. He will not only teach us how to use them professionally, but he’ll also throw in a few fun personal approaches as well. Don’t miss this great speaker discuss this overwhelmingly popular topic as it relates directly to the meetings industry.

Want to learn more about being involved in PMPI? A special member orientation will take place at 3:00 p.m. prior to the Learning Experience Program to help acclimate you to the organization. Please join us for orientation and learn how to maximize your involvement with the association.

When: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where:Embassy Suites Washington D.C. – Convention Center
900 10th Street NW
Washington DC 20001
Metro: Metro Center

Click Here To Register Online


We will be discussing the ins and outs of Volunteer Management. For more information, please log on to PMPI’s website Grab your lunch on the way, join the discussion and go back to your office with new ideas. You never know what you’ll learn at lunch!

Also, be on the lookout for more information regarding the September & November PMPI Learning Experiences! Details coming soon....


To prepare for the exam, mark your calendar to sign-up for the fall CMP exam prep study group. The 10-week study session will begin on Tuesday, October 12, and continue every Monday thereafter from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Information about location and fees will be sent out via Cvent once confirmed.

Do you ever marvel at how one manages to ascend the ladder from planner to executive director? How one is promoted from sales coordinator to sales manager? How to develop into a flawless presenter and public speaker? How to decipher the inner workings of negotiations and secure that next sale? Or how to navigate through the meeting & event industry labyrinth to advance your career? What’s the BIG secret?

If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, then we invite you to the world of MACE! 2011, where all the "secrets" are out.

When: February 14 & 15, 2011
Where: Gaylord National, National Harbor, MD

News and Announcements


We are looking for facilitators who have expertise in the topics contained in the CMP exam and who are interest in assisting your colleagues in their study and preparation for the January 8th exam. All facilitators will receive support and resources from CIC and PMPI to prepare to teach their session in addition to CMP credit. If you are interested in being on the instructor roster, please contact Veronica Allen, CMP, at or Sekeno Aldred, CMP, at




The MPI Foundation’s generous support has helped students all over the world achieve their dreams of higher education. For more information on the scholarships or to apply visit


This organization has many needs and offers many opportunities for us to partner with them in the coming year.
To find out more about The Children’s Inn at NIH, please visit their website,

The Children's Inn at NIH is a private, nonprofit, family-centered residence established to keep children together with their families while the children participate in ground-breaking medical research for serious illnesses at the NIH. There is no charge for a family to stay at The Inn.

Since opening in June of 1990, The Inn has hosted more than 10,000 families from all 50 states and 74 countries. The Inn has the capacity to house up to 59 families per night. In fiscal year 2008, 1,400 children and their families called The Inn home.

These young patients range in age from birth to young adulthood. They face medical challenges such as cancer, heart, lung, growth and blood diseases and mental disorders that lack successful treatment and are only researched and treated at NIH.

Stayed tuned for more details on how PMPI will support this charity throughout the year!!



If you can identify the place in the photograph, simply submit your answer and your name will be entered to win in a random drawing!

Please click on the links below for details on advertising via our website,, and or our print materials like the Potomac Memo.

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as well as information about the resources we have to offer you.