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SMPS is committed to providing quality programs to professional services firms. If you have relevant expertise to share as a speaker, we invite you to send us your qualifications to be considered for a future program. Please send an email to our Programs Co-Directors at with your name, company, qualifications and description of program topic.
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July 2017

Build Business Happy Hour – Members Only

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TOKY, 3001 Locust Street, Second Floor
St. Louis, MO 63103 Macau
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SMPS St. Louis would like to invite our members to a free networking happy hour, where we will be showcasing the recent Build Business, SMPS’s national annual conference. Join us to hear from our members who attended the conference, see pictures of the events, and learn more about the benefits and details of attending this national conference.

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Get Your Hands Dirty with SMPS St. Louis

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Demonstration Garden, 3841 Bell Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Enjoy a morning of gardening, getting to know your fellow SMPS St. Louis members and giving back to the community at the Demonstration Garden in St. Louis. This is a free members only event.

This is a free members only event.

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August 2017

SMPS St. Louis Chapter Annual Meeting

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Join us on Tuesday, August 8th for SMPS St. Louis’ annual meeting. Network with your fellow SMPS members and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Come hear about what the chapter has accomplished this year, learn about the progress and goals of the chapter and meet next year's new Board of Directors. We will also recognize our Volunteers of the Year, scholarship recipients and longtime members and vote on the new bylaws. There will be drawings for great prizes, including a chance to win a free SMPS membership.  

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September 2017

Sweeten Your SMPS Membership: Networking & Committee Drive

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join SMPS St. Louis for cupcakes, ice cream, drinks and networking. Get more involved in SMPS and gain greater value from your membership. This is a free members only event.

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SMPS Lunchtime Learning Lab: Graphic Design Basics for the A/E/C Professional

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In September's Lunchtime Learning Lab, we’ll discuss typography, basic page layouts that direct the reader, electronic file types, color theory and profile uses. We’ll take a quick look at the Adobe Creative Cloud program, and even provide resources for video training and keyboard shortcuts.

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Five Bases of Power

September 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Echo Country Club, 3401 Lucas and Hunt Rd
St. Louis, MO 63121 United States
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Leaders often rise or fall based on their ability to influence others towards effective action. A notable study conducted by social psychologists John R. P. French and Bertram Raven divided power and influence into five separate and distinct forms - coercive, reward, legitimate, referent, and expert. Marketing Director Maisha Christian Hagan wants to help you advance within your personal and professional life by teaching you when and how to utilize the Five Bases of Power.

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October 2017

“Table Talk” – Idea Exchange Roundtables

October 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
SqWires Annex, 1415 S 18th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104 United States
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Every organization has its "pain points" - issues or items that cause stress of annoyance. Wouldn't it be great to discuss these issues with like-minded colleagues at other firms and organizations in the AEC industry? Join us for a lively discussion to generate ideas, best practices, and to hear what others are doing to make things easier at their workplace.

"Table Talk" will consist of attendee roundtables led by one moderator to discuss three industry related topics. Attendees will exchange ideas and generate strategies to address these "pain points." Attendees will be able to specify whether they'd prefer to sit at a table geared for Marketing or BD.

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SMPS National Seminar: The Pinnacle Experience

October 16 - October 18
Four Seasons Hotel, 999 N 2nd St
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States
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SMPS announces a new learning and networking event for our members and colleagues specifically designed for senior marketing leaders. The Pinnacle Experience Connecting marketing and business development leaders with the right content and conversations. October 16–18, 2017 Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, Missouri During the two-day symposium-style event, attendees will engage with content aligned with the current and emerging needs of marketing and business development decision-makers. Experienced professionals will gather to share perspectives and connect with other thought leaders, and…

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November 2017

BD Live!

November 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Westborough Country Club, 631 S Berry Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122 United States
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SMPS St. Louis is bringing back the popular “BD Live!” program! Join us for an entertaining, insightful and interactive discussion on Business Development best practices. The event offers the opportunity to watch several different approaches to Client interaction, live, with commentary after each exchange.

“BD Live!” will feature live interview sessions with an Owner who will interact one on one with three Business Development professionals, each representing a different branch of the A/E/C industry. Each interaction will be presented for 5-7 minutes, with time after for the Moderator, Client and BD Professional to provide feedback and impressions of the interaction and discuss what worked, what didn’t and why. The audience will be given the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the program.

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December 2017

Jurassic Party Happy Hour

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
T-REX, 911 Washington Ave, 5th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63101 United States
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Join St. Louis' Marketing, Advertising, and PR community for a Holiday Happy Hour at T-Rex St. Louis. We are once again returning to T-Rex's fifth floor, the hub of their community space for work and play, and the perfect location to bring together new companies with the metro area's best promoters.

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