Sep 21

    Homegrown Developer Panel

    We are kicking off our programming season with Cincinnati developers and their unique perspective.




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    From the President


    Be ready for a #REMARKABLE year

    Merriam Webster defines remarkable as worthy of being or likely to be noticed, especially as being uncommon or extraordinary. How can we help members and their firms be remarkable? That’s the question I posed during the summer board planning session.

    This year, the GCSMPS Board has committed to benefit each and every one of you. Our programming is forward-thinking and thought-provoking; we are prepared to offer you unique sessions with credible speakers, important topics, and ample time for networking. The GCSMPS Board and respective committees have worked hard to plan content that will help you and your firm become remarkable.

    Here’s what’s coming up this year:

    • Our year kicks off on September 13 with Bringing Back the Best of Build Business 2017. Don’t miss the opportunity to get a recap of the top sessions from the national conference.
    • Join us on September 21 for a panel discussion from some Homegrown Developers.  
    • With all the great project tour suggestions in our membership survey we’re planning two tours – one in October and one in May.
    • Implement micro-volunteering and help members engage with the chapter without asking for a huge time commitment.
    • Continue growing our Student Education Program (STEP) to better prepare the next generation of A/E/C professionals.
    • A commitment to invest in a local nonprofit that encourages young women to pursue STEM-related careers (Rosie’s Girls).
    • Finally, we’ll cap off our year with a 35th anniversary celebration. Thirty-five years as a chapter – that’s a remarkable achievement.

    As we go through this programming year, I want to know - what do you need to be remarkable?

    Jennifer Danforth, CPSM
    GCSMPS Chapter President

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    Can't Miss Events

    Bringing Back the Best of Build Business


    Join your fellow SMPS members for a casual conversation about what they learned at this year's annual conference in Indianapolis.

    September 13, 2017
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Myrtle's Punch House
    Register now

    Homegrown Developer Panel


    We are kicking off our programming season with Cincinnati developers and their unique perspective. Please join us for a panel discussion with Cincinnati Developers. 

    Moderator: Tom Demeropolis - Senior Staff Reporter at Cincinnati Business Courier 

    Bobby Maly | Chief Operating Officer, Model Group
    Chris Dobrozsi | Vice President, Real Estate Development, Neyer Properties
    Sean Balnes | Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Red Tiger Investments

    September 21, 2017
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    JACK Casino
    Register now

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    • After training for 9 months, Jason Weier recently climbed Mt. Rainier with his brother.  
    • Samantha Brockfield also recently completed her MBA with Miami University.
    • June’s edition of Marketer featured GCSMPS President-Elect, Megan Miller, discussing the results of Deltek’s  38th Annual Clarity A&E Industry Report.
    • On September 1 Melissa Lutz, FSMPS, CPSM began her term as SMPS Foundation President.
    • Bethany Smith, FSMPS, CPSM began her term as President’s Leadership Symposium (PLS) Committee President.
    • Congratulations to Mike Glen, PE, CPSM for being elected to the board of Cincinnati’s NAIOP chapter

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    New and Renewed Members

    We want to extend a warm welcome to our newest Greater Cincinnati SMPS members and a special thank you to our members who have recently renewed their membership.

    New Members

    • Emily Ludington - Danis
    • Ryan Wade - Cintech Construction
    • Michael Batdorf - Messer Construction
    • Monica Foxx Hitchcock – d.e. Foxx & Associates
    • Alexa McDonald – FX Facility Group
    • Ashley Husain – VSWC Architects
    • Meredith Byrd – HGC Group of Companies
    • Molly Dorsey – Browne E&C Services


    Renewed Members       

    • Diana Bauknecht - Burgess and Niple
    • Jennifer Danforth - Woolpert, Inc.
    • James Pandzik - CinTech Construction, Inc.
    • Page Helmick - Architects Plus
    • Melissa Lutz - Champlin Architecture
    • Pamela Roebel - Frost Brown Todd, LLC
    • Paridhi Vaid - MSA Architects
    • Jason Weier - Engineered Building Systems, Inc.
    • Megan Miller - Deltek
    • Abby Jacobs - Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc.
    • Nancy Niemeyer Goins
    • Ryan Hoogland - Lithko Restoration

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    Lunchtime Learning Lab

    There’s more than one way to feed your brain. Grab your lunch—or breakfast—and join SMPS for Lunchtime Learning Labs right from your office. This FREE educational series available for SMPS members only featuring great topics and respected speakers who can help you build skills to work smarter, advance your career, and build your firm’s business.

    Graphic Design Basics For A/E/C Professionals 
    September 20, 2017
    Carrie L. Slack, Marketing Manager, K. Norman Berry 
    Register now

    Graphic design is not one of the first things you think about if you work in the A/E/C industry, nor is it likely something that you have been trained to do. However, as a marketing professional, we all want the best materials to sell our services, communicate with our clients and win more work. It is often true that graphic design is overlooked in this industry and greatly underutilized. That is not to say it doesn’t have a significant degree of importance though, especially as it applies to client communication. There are many elements of design proven to be beneficial in the A/E/C industry.

    In this program, we will discuss typography, basic page layouts that direct the reader, electronic file types, color theory and profile uses. We will take a quick look at the Adobe CC program updates, and you will be provided resources for video training and keyboard shortcuts.

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    #SMPSgivesback - Get Involved!

    Once again GCSMPS will partner with Dress for Success and the Brighton Center. Through donations our business attire donations, we can help individuals as they begin their journey toward economic independence. This year we are inviting representatives from these organizations to the chapter Holiday Party and the Annual Meeting to accept donations from members. Please bring donations to these two events only. For more information, contact Jen Davis at outreach@greatercincinnatismps.org


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