Jan 30

    Zip It Up: Maintaining Multiple Touchpoints Within a Client Organization

    Growing Multiple Relationships To Support Business Development and Repeat Business

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    December 2017 - Happy Holidays Print

    Calendar of Events

    Tweak It or Trash It: Digging into the Task of a Refresh vs. a Rebrand

    December 05, 2017
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Scripps Center 312 Walnut St., Suite 1800
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Join us as industry experts discuss how and when your firm should consider updating its image through branding.

    Click here for more information and registration.


    GCSMPS 2017 Holiday Party

    December 12, 2017
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Messer Construction Co.
    643 W. Court St.
    Cincinnati, OH 45203

    Celebrate the Holidays with GCSMPS

    Click here for more information and registration.

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    Rosie's Girls

    This year, we have committed to donating to the Rosie’s Girls® Program. Rosie’s Girls is a unique summer program for girls ages 11-13 and is designed to introduce girls to STEM related careers in the world of construction. The program also focuses on building self-esteem, physical confidence, interpersonal cooperation and leadership skills through learning and applying basic skills in technical trades.

    The programming for Rosie’s Girls® often includes involvement from local professionals (mock interviews, office tours, Q&A sessions over lunch breaks, etc). During our holiday party, we will introduce a representative from Rosie’s Girls® who will outline potential opportunities for involvement on a corporate and/or personal level.

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    We would like to congratulate our members on their great achievements:

    • Congratulations to Eric Anderson on being named an Owner at KZF Design
    • Congratulations to Amanda Roehl on starting her new firm, Pixels and Ink Studio LLC
    • Congratulations to Jennifer Sebranek on being named Associate Principal at GBBN Architects


    If you know of any kudos you’d like to share, please send them to communications@greatercincinnatismps.org


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    New and Renewed Members

    Thank you to our members that have recently renewed their membership for continuing to support Greater Cincinnati SMPS.


    • Jan Barnhorst, triVersity Construction
    • LeAnn Briggs, THP Limited, Inc.
    • Laura Gerald, Conger Construction Group
    • Diane Hansbury, Heapy Engineering
    • Chuck Lohre, Lohre & Associates Inc
    • Patrick Raverty, Turnbull-Wahlert Construction

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    SMPS HQ Link

    December 1, 2017

    Call for Entries Opens for the Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) Program

    Beginning on Dec. 1, log on at www.smps.org/mcaentry, and begin the entry process. This year’s competition is completely online.
    Learn more

    December 12, 2017

    A Plan That Drives Results

    Join us for our next webinar, Creating a Marketing Plan That Drives Results, and learn tips to improve and refine your strategy.
    Learn More  

    December 15, 2017

    Cyber Monday Sale Ends

    Take advantage of the lowest rates for Build Business, the premier experience for A/E/C marketers and business developers.
    Learn More

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    CPSM Study Group

    It's that time of the year again - we are going to kick-start our CPSM study group for next year shortly. If you're interested in joining it as a participant or as a session leader, please reach out to our Education Chair, Katy Crossen, at @ education@greatercincinnatismps.org

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    #SMPSgivesback - Get Involved!

    Once again GCSMPS will partner with Dress for Success and the Brighton Center. Your 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 Sturges at outreach@greatercincinnatismps.org

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    Peer 2 Peer Connect

    Peer 2 Peer Connect is a forum for marketing and business development professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area to connect with peers to tackle challenges in their businesses and their careers. We need your help to build a program that meets the needs of AEC professionals like you.  

    Please take a few minutes to complete a survey to help us build the right program for you before December 8. Thanks in advance for your input.


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    Micro Volunteering Opportunities

    If you want to get involved with GCSMPS but don't have much time, micro-volunteering is the perfect option for you. Without spending hours, you can still help out with running the show. Some currently available opportunities are:

    • Photography for events (Contact Communications Chair, Paridhi Vaid, at communications@greatercincinnati.org)
    • Holiday planning help (Contact Outreach Chair, Jen Sturges, at outreach@greatercincinnati.org)
    • 35th Anniversary Gala planning help (Contact Outreach Chair, Jen Sturges, at outreach@greatercincinnati.org)

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    Save the Date Today

    SMPS Build Business 2018

    August 15 to August 17, 2018
    San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, San Diego, California

    Build Business 2018 brings together A/E/C clients, content experts, principals, business developers, and marketers to beautiful San Diego, California, from August 15–17, 2018, to learn from and challenge one another to think differently about business. As a participant, you will experience your choice of never-before-seen breakout sessions, provocative keynote speakers, and plenty of networking to make priceless business contacts.  Attendees of Build Business can earn up 18.25 CEUs! The San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, is the site of the 2018 Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Build Business conference.

    Register for Build Business today for a discounted price of $899 for members, using the Cyber Monday deal code BB2018. Offer valid till December 15, 2017.


    SMPS Heartland Regional Conference 2019

    Wed, May 29 - Fri, May 31, 2019
    Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

    SMPS Michigan is thrilled, honored and, like most Detroiters, humbled to host the 2019 SMPS Heartland Regional Conference in the city that we love! Hailed by The New York Times as "A comeback city set to make good on its promise," the rest of the world is figuring out what we've known all along — Detroit is the place to be.

    Join us in America's renaissance city where we hope we'll become a part of yours. Take your professional practice to the next level — Think Forward. Move Forward. FOCUS FORWARD.

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