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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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August 2018

Build Business 2018 Meet & Eat

August 29, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pastaria, 7734 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105 United States
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Did you miss out on Build Business 2018, the Society’s premier conference? Join SMPS St. Louis for lunch to get all the details for a fraction of the cost. Topics covered at the conference include marketing trends, leadership skills, building thought leaders and more. Hear from members who attended the conference, see pictures of the events, and learn more about the benefits and details of attending this national, yearly conference. Seating will be limited so register now!

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September 2018

Sweeten Your SMPS Membership: Networking & Committee Drive

September 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Jilly’s, 8509 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63124
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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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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Tour & Happy Hour

September 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ladue Horton Watkins High School, 1201 Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63124 United States
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Join SMPS for a tour of Ladue High School's recently completed $82 million renovation. Funding for the project came from an $85.1 million bond referendum passed by the district’s voters in April 2016.

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October 2018

The Secrets of Dynamic (and Dynamite) A/E/C Research

October 10, 2018

Better understand what Market Research encompasses and how it improves firm success – both internally and with current and potential clients and learn ways your firm can begin or improve research efforts that will provide a competitive edge in the marketplace

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November 2018

“Table Talk” – Idea Exchange Roundtables

November 7, 2018
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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December 2018

Holiday Breakfast

December 5, 2018

Come celebrate the holidays with SMPS-St. Louis on Wednesday, December 5. Enjoy a casual breakfast and network with your fellow A/E/C industry colleagues. This event will benefit the Little Bit Foundation. Please feel free to bring a donation to help a child/family in need. Everyone who donates an item or makes a monetary donation to the Little Bit Foundation will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

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February 2019

Get Your Mind on Your People: Becoming The Organization Everyone Wants to Work For

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2 The Blvd
Richmond Heights, MO 63117 United States
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In the A/E/C industry, people are the backbone to organizations. Join us as Lori Stohs, Human Capital Consultant, Speaker and Author of Get Your Mind on Your People, will walk through ways firm leaders can better navigate through the business with their most valued assets, their people.  Lori will cover how to make sure you have the right talent in the right roles, increase the productivity of your people, how to maneuver through change to achieve clarity, and how to…

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March 2019

Panel of Experts – Private Development

March 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Westborough Country Club, 631 S Berry Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122 United States
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$30 – $60

Developers are the catalyst for many of the private projects that have helped build our community, both commercial and residential. Join us for a lively panel discussion with seasoned professionals from the Real Estate development community. They’ll answer questions and share their insights into the latest trends and predictions for the future, as well as development currently underway and on the horizon.  Whether your firm is trying to enter the marketplace or grow in an already large market share, our…

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SMPS Membership Drive & Happy Hour

March 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Seed Sprout Spoon, 3137 Mogan Ford Rd.
St. Louis, 63116 United States
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Get to know the best in A/E/C marketing and business development at the Annual SMPS Membership Drive. Join your fellow A/E/C marketers and business development professionals for a night of networking at Seed Sprout Spoon on March 20. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks as you network with other local professionals in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Remember to bring a friend.  The member who brings the most prospective members will win guaranteed first choice seating as well as a private lunch…

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SMPS STL Coordinator’s Club 2019

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., 1341 N. Rock Hill Road
St. Louis, MO 63124
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Do you sometimes wonder how to navigate this deadline driven, proposal heavy, acronym filled world?  Good news – SMPS St. Louis can help!  If you’re new(er) to marketing the architecture, engineering and construction industry, join the SMPS Coordinator’s Club.  Sessions are designed to help you succeed in your career and cover a variety of topics including: Marketing Research (March 8) Public Relations & Social Media (March 22) Proposal Tips (April 12) Technical Writing (April 19) Each hour-long forum will include…

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