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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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April 2019

SMPS Midwest Valley Regional Conference

April 3 - April 5
The Fontaine Hotel, 901 W. 48th Place
Kansas City, MO 64112
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The SMPS Missouri Valley Regional Conference is set for April 3-5, 2019 in Kansas City Missouri.

MVRC is a bi-annual regional conference focused on providing professional development opportunities for business development and marketing professionals in the AEC industries. The conference targets marketing and business development professionals at all levels of their careers. Through dynamic networking and professional programs, 125+ attendees will learn successful practices and be inspired to deliver superior results for their firms.

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Meet and Eat: CPSM Certification

April 9
Bartolino’s Osteria, 2103 Sulphur Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139 United States
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$25 – $35

Come learn what the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) certification is all about! Whether you are a marketer, business developer or the employer of one, learning the skills necessary for CPSM certification will help you take your organization to the next level. A SMPS CPSM is recognized as an individual who has met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services and who agrees to adhere to the ethics and responsibilities of the profession as outlined in…

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SAME & SMPS Industry Day

April 17 - April 18
Regency Conference Center, 400 Regency Park Drive
O'Fallon, IL 62269 United States
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Free – $80

You are invited to the 7th annual SAME & SMPS Industry Day 2019 April 17-18, 2019 Regency Conference Center | O’Fallon, Illinois   Interested in doing business with the federal government? Join the SAME Scott Field and St. Louis Posts and the SMPS St. Louis Chapter for the 7th Annual Industry Day. Representatives from a variety of federal agencies have been invited to present on their agency's missions and upcoming contracting opportunities.   Agenda Wednesday, April 17 4:00 pm -…

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SMPS STL Coordinator’s Club 2019

April 19 @ 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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May 2019

8 on 8: Lunch with a Prospective Client

May 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Westborough Country Club, 631 S Berry Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122 United States
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$20 – $80

This is one of the most popular, well-attended networking event of the year!  Don’t miss out on SMPS St. Louis’ May luncheon program – 8 on 8: Lunch with a Prospective Client where you can meet and have lunch with the bi-state region’s key decision-makers. These prospective clients represent dynamic organizations, in both public and private sectors. Prospective clients include: BJC Healthcare Don Robert Director of Construction Kirkwood School District Tricia Horton Special Projects Manager Mercy Charis Bengston Trost Director of…

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June 2019

Interactive Webinar – Managing Up: Working Successfully With Any Type of Boss

June 19 @ 7:45 am - 9:15 am
G&W Engineering, 138 Weldon Parkway
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
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$15 – $30

Join SMPS St. Louis for breakfast and an interactive webinar as we learn about  “Managing Up: Working Successfully With Any Type of Boss” from Mary Abbajay. Our bosses have enormous influence over our ability to succeed, thrive, and advance in our organizations, careers, and leadership journey. Establishing strong, productive working relationships with those above us is the single most effective way to accelerate success in any organization. Whether you’re reporting to a supervisor, VP, top executive, or a board of…

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