Q4 2017 Newsletter - Published 12/20/2017


Puget Sound Business Travel Association

December 2017

President's Report


Season’s Greetings - I can’t believe it is DECEMBER already. But ready or not, the Big Guy is headed our way. I will keep this merry AND SHORT.

May your gifts be many, and your returns be few. Wishing you good times, good cheer, and a happy new year.



Ryan Schlemmer
Puget Sound Business Travel Association
[email protected]




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PSBTA Update


Our December luncheon was a great success....not just for the inspirational presentation by Marty Hartmann of Mary's Place, but also the generous gifts and donations made my our membership.  Over 100 gifts were collected from the gift tags distributed at the November meeting...enough to fill Santa's sleigh.  But the highlight was the overwhelming response we received from our membership when we challenged them to match the generous donation of $1000 from BCD Travel.  Not only did we match it, but we exceeded our goal!  Our collection of cash and our Bingo funds came to $2,635.00!  We also had members go on line during the collection, and donate directly to the No Child Sleeps Outside Campaign.  

For those that missed the lunch, please go on line and donate to .  Bring our kids inside during these cold months!  

On behalf of Mary's Place, I personally want to thank all of you for your generous donations!  You have no idea what it does for our families.  We are so grateful.  


Suzanne Juneau


MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS: Thanks for everyone who has renewed their 2018 Membershp.  To those who haven't, please press link here



President: Robert Wade



Vice-President: Michelle Amos



Treasurer: Karen Beauchamp 


Secretary: Lauren Moser




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Industry Updates


Egencia has an open position for Consulting Service Manager role based in Bellevue or Chicago. This person will be primarily responsible for delivering a variety of Consulting Engagements in the Global and Strategic account space. 

I have included the link to the job posting here. 

Here is what Egencia is looking for in the perfect candidate:

  • Travel industry experience (2 years min)
  • Confident when speaking internally and externally
  • Team player
  • Agile
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently
  • High degree of endurance – they will be managing multiple engagements during the same period
  • Consultative approach when speaking to clients
  • Expert analytical skills – ability to interpret opportunities from large data
  • Most importantly, enjoyable to work with!

If you know anyone or (know someone that knows someone) that might be a good fit please let email [email protected] 

Thank you! 

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Feature Volunteer

 Thank you for our Feature volunteers! Your dedication is truly appreciated! 


Gail Stewart - 




Sheela Hodges 


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 December 2017



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