SOCMA's 88th Annual Dinner

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December 7, 2009
New York Marriott Marquis Times Square
New York, NY

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For nearly 90 years, SOCMA has provided this festive setting for members and their customers, colleagues and business partners to gather and reflect on a year of successes. Held every December in New York, it is an evening when 400-500 VIPs can thank those who have made the year prosperous and discover new customers and contacts for the year to come. The event also features recognizing the winners of SOCMA’s Performance Improvement Awards Program sponsored SOCMA’s ChemStewards®, the presentation of SOCMA’s donation to the ACS Scholars Program, and entertainment by a well-known personality.

Tim Lee, the PowerPoint ComedianENTERTAINMENT:

Tim Lee, known as the PowerPoint Comedian, has performed for clubs, colleges and companies across the USA. He draws heavily on his science background to twist abstract theory into thought provoking comedy. Tim wasn't supposed to be a comedian. A biologist by training, he graduated from UC San Diego with honors in biology. He went on to complete his PhD at UC Davis. He spent years developing simulation and analytical models of population dynamics before he discovered that this bored him to tears. When he tried comedy for the first time the tears stopped.

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Tim Lee, the PowerPoint Comedian

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SOCMA's Annual Dinner SponsorsSCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 2:00 - 4:00pm -  Performance Improvement Awards Photo Session
  • 4:00 - 5:00pm -  SOCMA Annual Meeting and Elections (members only)
  • 5:00 - 6:00pm -  SOCMA Speed Networking Event
  • 5:00 - 6:00pm -  Performance Improvement Awards VIP Reception (by invitation only)
  • 6:00-  7:00pm -  Annual Dinner Reception (sponsored by Dixie Chemical Company)
  • 7:05 - 7:30pm -  Performance Improvement Awards Program
  • 7:30 - 9:00pm -  Dinner (with wine compliments of Invest in Murcia Spain)
  • 9:00 - 9:40pm -  Entertainment by Tim Lee (sponsored by Syrgis)


  • Individual Registration: $315
  • Table Purchase: $3,150


  • Adhesive and Sealant Council
  • AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • AMRI
  • Bachem Americas
  • Baker Petrolite Corporation -
    Manufacturing & Blending Operations
  • BASF Corporation
  • Borregaard Synthesis
  • Century Global LLC
  • Charkit Chemical Corporation
  • Chemical & Engineering News 
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemspec Events
  • Cherokee Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Chiral Technologies Inc.
  • Clariant Corporation
  • CRI - Chemicals, Colorants & Contract
  • Deepwater Chemicals Inc.
  • Dixie Chemical Co., Inc.
  • Eastar Chemical
  • Ethox Chemicals LLC
  • Evonik Degussa Corporation
  • Fanwood Chemical Inc.
  • FutureFuel Chemical Company
  • Gabriel Performance Products LLC
  • Grove & Mercer Chemical Investments
  • ICL Performance Producs LP
  • IRIX Pharmaceutical
  • Kaneka America LLC
  • Kline & Company Inc.
  • KMCO, LP
  • LANXESS Corporation
  • Lonza Inc.
  • MFG Chemical, Inc.
  • Nation Ford Chemical Company
  • Neil A. Burns LLC
  • RAA Associates
  • Rhodia Inc.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • The Wackenhut Corporation
  • Vertellus Health & Specialty Products LLC
  • WeylChem US Inc


New York Marriott Marquis Times Square
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Call Reservations: 1-800-843-4898 / (212) 704-8700

Room Rate: $389 per night (Must mention SOCMA to receive the negotiated rate)
Negotiated Dates: Arrival Date: Sunday, December 6 / Departure Date: Tuesday, December 8
Reservations Cut-off Date: Friday, November 6
Note: Limited rooms have been blocked for Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 – they are available on a first come/first serve basis

Questions? Contact Alicia Massey at (202) 721-4165.

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