Note - North Venue Meeting Location Change

    Note - North Venue Meeting Location Change

    By Edwin Jabbour, Venue Director, North Venue

    Welcome to the PMI® Houston North Venue monthly meeting update!

    For the last 15 months we have been meeting at Vintage Park Peli Peli banquet room.  It has been a great facility experience.  The food, in addition to having a unique and very appealing flavor, was always served at appropriate temperature in sufficient quantities with a nice presentation.  The servers and staff were always very attentive and accommodating.

    In 2016, we had presentations from many great speakers covering all the PMI® Talent Triangle knowledge:  Technical *5; Leadership *9; Strategic *3.  While we had to cancel the November 14th meeting due to the Presidential election night, we topped it off with a great year-end meeting in a very nicely decorated festive sit-down dinner accompanied with attendees’ spouses, and significant others.

    The presentation subjects were of great interest; from taking us to the moon with an Apollo 13 mission review to understanding the City of Houston’s projects, including the processes used and the value of project management in building and maintaining the streets and roadways in the city.   We also learned how to find FLOW in the projects, the right balance between anxiety and boredom, and getting a run-down on the latest cell phone applications to put into good use for daily operation.  All presentations were good examples of how project management techniques & tools are used in critical situations to accomplish goals in very dynamic environments. 

    In the meantime, 2017 came roaring around with changes due to the continued energy sector’s economic dip and employment crunch.  It influenced the number of our monthly attendees to the PMI® Houston North Venue meetings, and we realized we needed to adjust our venue accordingly to maintain the economy of scale.  After extensive research by the team to find a location that fit our needs and budget, provided easy access to the members, and gained the PMI® Houston board approval, we got our mission accomplished. Starting May 9th, the PMI® Houston North Venue is to meet at our new location: Campioni Italian Restaurant,13850 Cutten Road, Houston, Texas 77069.

    This location offers great flexibility to the PMI® Houston North Venue meeting.  Campioni offers multiple rooms matching our current needs and future expansion while maintaining an economical structure and easy access to drive to (especially at our scheduled meeting hour with the rush hour traffic). At the same time, we are receiving an expanded buffet style of two courses of great Italian cuisine which includes rotation of two different menu sets, offering a great choice selection to our attendees at each meeting.  As usual, should you have a special dietary need, please include those details during your registration on the portal.

    I and the PMI® Houston North Venue Meeting team volunteers thank you for your continued support.  We all look forward to a great year, and bringing a set of presentations that will increase your knowledge for your business and personal life!

    Best regards,

    Edwin Jabbour, Venue Director, North Venue

    Alexi King, Director Backup

    Phil Robertson & Anit Johnson, Ambassadors