Potomac Management Resources (PMR) is an association management and event planning firm based in Alexandria, VA. We currently serve 18 nonprofit organizations ranging from less than 100 members to over 11,000. PMR is committed to providing the tools, skills, and expertise that volunteer leaders need to bring their strategic vision to life.
For the first time, PMR has been listed in the TOP SPOT on the Washington Business Journal’s Meeting and Event Planners list. Last year, we reached a high point of #2. From 2009 through 2013, we placed either 3 or 4 on the list.
The rankings are based on the number of DC metro-area events held in 2014. PMR planned a total of 547 events last year (up from 485 in 2013).
We are excited and proud of this achievement. It would not be possible without the dedication and great work of our staff. And we thank our clients who made this possible!
The DC Ad Club, a PMR client since 2000, was named Division I Club of the Year by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The honor recognizes the club's overall leadership and achievement in the eight categories of the Club Achievement Awards competition. Sherri Anne Green, 2011-2013 DC Ad Club president, was honored as Club President of the Year.
As I was collecting the text for this issue of PMR Tidings, I realized that we are celebrating our 12th anniversary with our first association management client, the DC Ad Club. To commemorate that milestone, I want to share with you why the DC Ad Club is so much more than our first client; it’s the reason PMR exists today. And it’s the perfect example of why professionals should get involved with their industry associations at the start of their career and should stay involved and take advantage of the opportunities associations offer.
In August, PMIWDC reached a significant milestone in the chapter’s history when its total membership crossed the 10,000 mark. Chapter leaders, members, and guests celebrated at the October monthly dinner with a special Champagne toast.
PMIWDC has been a PMR client since 2006. We are proud to have supported PMIWDC as they doubled their membership and launched dozens of new member service programs over the past 6 years.