Event & Meeting Professional’s Mixer – NorCal

By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Creative Magazine


The Northern California Chapter of PCMA will be hosting a mixer and all Bay Area Event, Meeting and Hospitality Professionals are encouraged to attend. This event is being held at the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco. Besides some of the wonderful people you will meet, Wine and Delicious Food will be present as well. The Julia Morgan Ballroom, is located on the 15th Floor of the Merchants Exchange Building in the Financial district of San Francisco.

It has become one of San Francisco’s premiere event facilities and is a popular event destination for hundreds of important businesses and notable individuals over the years. Some of their clients include Industrial Light & Magic, Cisco, Siemens, Wells Fargo, Bain & Company, AES, Oracle, Deutsche Bank, Novartis, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Ketchum Advertising, Actuate, The Bar Association of San Francisco, Sedgwick, Moran & Arnold, Guinness, Los Angeles Times, the NAACP, John Kerry, Robert Redford, and Steve Jobs.

The Ballroom is centrally located in San Francisco’s vibrant Financial District, at the century-old Merchants Exchange building. It is easily accessible by public transportation, and steps away from the City’s finest hotels, dining, and shopping. Ballroom staff can provide full and discreet service throughout the day and evening of your event, allowing you to focus with confidence on your party, event, conference, or meeting, whatever the business at hand may be.

First serving as San Francisco’s “Commercial Club” in the early 1900s, the stylish, neoclassically designed Julia Morgan Ballroom hosts exclusive corporate events, weddings, charitable functions, meetings and special occasions in a truly one-of-a kind San Francisco experience. The Ballroom is simply a historic gem, a classic San Francisco “structure” with great historic value.

The Julia Morgan Ballroom is generously supporting the event. Event City understands and supports all organizations within the Events & Creative Industries who are making it easier for planners to work within these industries as well. Bringing Event Professionals together to help them expand their professional possibilities is an important goal at the Event City Network, as well as with the PCMA.

Invited to this event will be the members of the local chapters of MPI, HSMAI, IAEE, SITE and ASAE, and if you do not belong to one of the associations please come as well. One of these organizations may interest you. So come on out for a great evening of food, wine and unlimited networking possibilities!

The event’s attire will be business casual and don’t forget them business cards. This is a FEE based event, which we know is different than most Event industry mixers covered by one of our magazines or bloggers, but there should be a good selection of Event Planners attending this function and of course some fine food. Speaking or food….

Catering the event is La Bonne Cuisine, they will be providing scrumptious treats for you. They were established in 1995 by Award-winning Executive Chef, Christophe Kubiak, primarily as a corporate catering company specializing in cocktail parties, executive luncheons, buffet and sit-down dinners, La Bonne Cuisine Catering quickly became known as one of Greater Bay Area’s best, most reliable and refined catering companies. They are renowned for their creativity, originality and more importantly, taste in special food concepts, along with sublime presentation and attention to detail. As far as this reporter is concerned, this alone is a great reason to not miss this GREAT event!


When: Thursday, October 29, 2009 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Julia Morgan Ballroom Merchants Exchange 465 California Street 15th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

Students fee $30.00

PCMA Member Fee $30.00

Non-Member Fee $35.00