Potomac Management Resources (PMR) is an association management and event planning firm based in Alexandria, VA. We currently serve 16 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.
After a very busy two weeks in September (which included eight client Board meetings and 17 program events!) we opened up the Washington Business Journal to find out that PMR is listed as #2 on the Meeting and Event Planners list. From 2009 through 2013 we placed either #3 or #4 on the list, so we are very proud of the step up to #2. The rankings are based on the number of DC metro-area events held in 2013; PMR planned a total of 485 events last year, 480 of which were in this area.
We're pleased to announce that Lara Ippolito has been promoted to Communications Manager. Since joining PMR two years ago, Lara has honed and developed her communications, organizational, and time management skills. Lara is especially adept at delivering high quality, accurate, and on-schedule products, whether it's a rush project, routine assignment, or a long, complex production.
PMR hosted its annual summer staff outing at Sur La Table in Old Town Alexandria. We broke into three group to prepare a French bistro dinner of dijon-coriander crusted salmon and chicken with white wine sauce, thyme and gruyere gougeres, roasted green beans with lemon, herbs and capers, and bittersweet chocolate tarts (is your mouth watering yet?). The activity was both team-building and social, and we found out who likes to sample their ingredients as they prepare a meal. Sur La Table's Chef Anna was a great teacher, demonstrating some amazing knife skills and providing kitchen tips throughout the process. The evening concluded with the meal we prepared and it's hard to say which item was the favorite—we made everything taste fantastic!