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May 2018 Print

From the President

This time of year is exciting for the Greater Cincinnati chapter. We have great programs and education events on the horizon and are planning for our 35th Anniversary Gala, which is right around the corner. Three great opportunities for you to learn and network with other leaders in the A/E/C industry.

Next week, we have our last education session for the programming year. “What the Hell?” will focus on managing up the corporate ladder and having difficult conversations with management. The May 8 event is at City Hall and is an event you won’t want to miss.

There are still a few spots left for the Cincinnati Museum Center Union Terminal tour on May 17 where you can get a behind the scenes look at the rehabilitation of this iconic city structure. If you haven’t registered already, do so quickly as spaces are filling up fast.

Also, mark your calendars and join us on June 14 as our chapter celebrate 35 years of service to the A/E/C industry. As part of this celebration, we will recognize our peers for all the remarkable things they do every single day to support their firms and our industry.

Nominations are open for Business Developer of the Year, Marketer of the Year, and the Rising Star Award. Our chapter will make a $35 contribution to the SMPS Foundation in the name of each winner to honor our 35th anniversary. We will also recognize outstanding marketing endeavors with our new Greater Cincinnati Marketing Communications Award (MCA). This award will highlight remarkable marketing endeavors, including rebranding, marketing campaigns, and web site improvements and more. Submit your firm’s outstanding marketing work and be one step closer to preparing for future MCA awards at the national level.

And just because our programming year is winding down, doesn’t mean our summer will be any less remarkable. In July, we’ll hold another member breakfast across the region and our annual Footgolf event will take place on August 23 so start getting your teams ready!

Thank you for all you do to make our chapter a success and we look forward to seeing you at an event soon.


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Calendar of Events

Domain 6: How to have Hard Conversations with Management

May 08, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Cincinnati City Hall - Room TBD
801 Plum St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

A Cincinnati Politician and a Talent Advisor Offer Their Advice On Diplomacy And Accomplishing More Together. Know more and register here.

Spring Tour | Cincinnati Museum Center Union Terminal

May 17, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Cincinnati Museum Center Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of Union Terminal renovation! Know more and register here.

GCSMPS 35th Anniversary Gala

June 14, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Sanctuary 
2110 St Michael Street
Cincinnati, OH 45204

Join Us to Celebrate GCSMPS' 35th Anniversary! Know more and register here.


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GCSMPS 35th Annual Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

Increase your firm's exposure at our 35th Annual Gala Celebration by becoming a sponsor!

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35th Anniversary Gala Call for Entries

Call for Entries 2018

Nominate your fellow GCSMPSers and industry leaders to receive recognition for their achievements. There are four awards this year! Please review the criteria for each award by clicking on the links below.


Greater Cincinnati Marketing Communications Award

This year, we are unveiling a new award- the Greater Cincinnati Marketing Communications Award (GCMCA). This award will be for outstanding marketing endeavors, including re-brands, marketing campaigns, and web pages. Submitting your firm for this award will help you prepare your submittals for the MCA’s later in the year. The nominations for GCMCA are due on May 25, 2018. For more information please see the nomination form.

Greater Cincinnati Marketing Communications Award Nomination Form

For any questions on this program or registration, please contact Jen Sturges @outreach@greatercincinnatismps.org or 513-527-2516.

Additional Sponsorships are available. Contact: Karen Holtman @sponsorship@greatercincinnatismps.org or 513-381-2112.

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Micro Volunteering Opportunities

GCSMPS NEEDS YOU! Looking for a way to give back to the chapter? Do you have 1-2 hours over the next month? We need help creating social media posts for our upcoming events. This task could not be easier! During your lunch break (or whenever) write a social media post (or two) for one of our upcoming events, send to the commucinatons committee for review, and we’ll schedule it to post. Easy peezy lemon squeezy.

Reach out to Jennifer Sebranek at pastpresident@greatercincinnati.org to learn more.

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New and Renewed Members

A warm welcome to our new members and a big thank you to our renewing members!


  • Mario Cannon, Lithko Restoration Technologies
  • Cyd Gale, Landrum & Brown, Incorporated



  • Kristin DeBord, Schaefer
  • Lisa Koressel, CPSM, Skanska USA Building Inc
  • Gretchen Theissen

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Check out these free learning labs for members.

Unraveling WMBE & the Proposal Process

May 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

You’re not alone if you’ve found yourself mystified by WMBE requirements in the proposal process. Whether your firm is interesting in certification, is certified, or needs certified firms to team with, our May learning lab will give you the knowledge needed to hurdle WMBE successfully.

Learn more and register here.

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Build Business

Build Business 2018

Build Business 2018 brings together A/E/C clients, content experts, principals, business developers, and marketers to beautiful San Diego, California, August 15–17, 2018, to learn from and challenge one another to think differently about business. 

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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's Annual Gala 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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