Mar 27

The Power of Story: A Guide to Better Business Stories

The power of storytelling and how it can solve almost any business problem.

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March 2019 Print

From the President

As we spring forward for Daylight Savings Time and enjoy longer and brighter days, SMPS Greater Cincinnati continues to spring forward with great programming and opportunities for you and your firms. We are excited to celebrate Women’s History Month with a WBE panel of female leaders taking charge. If you haven’t registered yet for this month’s program, make sure you do it today and encourage your colleagues to join you.

We’re also delivering an incredible opportunity for your firms to spring forward in your storytelling. Telling your story is vital in professional services, and SMPS is proud to partner with Shane Meeker, Procter & Gamble Corporate Storyteller and Company Historian for this month’s education event – The Power of STORY – A Guide to Better Business Stories. This event is for every person in your company who needs to tell stories about your projects, your people or your company. You won’t want to miss this event so register today!

It’s also time to spring forward in your career. If you haven’t joined SMPS, but have been thinking about it, now is the time. At the end of this month, we’ll kick off a membership drive where you can take advantage of the numerous benefits of SMPS and receive a gift card from us just for joining.

We hope you’ll spend your longer and brighter days with SMPS this month! Read on for details on these events and much more happening with SMPS.

Megan Miller, CPSM
President, SMPS Greater Cincinnati
Deltek Inc.

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Calendar of Events

March Program: WBE Panel

March 21, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Jack Casino
1000 Broadway Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Women are making waves in the A/E/C industry. Join us for our Women's History Month panel to meet female leaders taking charge.


The Power Of Story: A Guide To Better Business Stories

March 27, 2019
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Union Hall
1313 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

The power of storytelling and how it can solve almost any business problem.


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Congratulations to the following GCSMPS members for their recent accomplishments:

  • Pam Roebel, for her new role as Marketing Manager at THP Limited 
  • Jen Sturges, for her promotion to Marketing Specialist at Woolpert
  • Jennifer Danforth, CPSM, for her promotion to Director of Proposals at Woolpert
  • Amanda Roehl and Megan Miller, CPSM for being selected as speakers at the upcoming SMPS Heartland Regional Conference

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New and Renewed Members

We are thankful for our members who continue to support our chapter and SMPS as a whole, and for new members ready to bring their careers to the next level. 

New Members:

  • Madison Dunlap - MSA Design
  • Brian Miller - Constructive Insight
  • Mitchell Sellars - HGC Group

Renewed Members:

  • Jen Barnett (Hub+Weber Architects)
  • Elizabeth Baron (CT Consultants)
  • Dylan DeZeeuw (PSARA Technologies)
  • Jessica Kentrup (Champlin Architecture)
  • Lisa Koressel, CPSM (SKANSKA)
  • Suzanne Parkey (Parkey Design)
  • Adrienne Ruebusch (Miller Valentine Group)
  • Jeni Schmidt (Elevar Design Group)
  • Bethany Smith, FSMPS, CPSM (Messer Construction)
  • Jennifer Sturges (Woolpert)
  • Gretchen Theissen
  • John Wellinger (THP Limited)
  • Margaret Yocum (HDR)

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Grow Your Firm Using Video Marketing

March 26

Learn what types of videos are most effective and how to use them successfully. Our presenter will showcase how video marketing can help you win new business and stay ahead of the game.
1.0 CEU



Build marketing and BD skills with a library of resources. Choose from online labs or our six-book series that includes case studies and tips to support your career and firm growth. 
2.5 CEUs (Markendium labs)


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Help others Dress for Success

Don't forget to bring your gently used professional attire to the March and April monthly programs for donation. All donations will go to The Brighton Center or Dress for Success - two non-profit organizations that provide career clothing for men and women in the Greater Cincinnati area. 

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Board Announcements

Awards season is around the corner! Start thinking about who should be this year's Rising Star, Marketer of the Year, and Business Developer of the Year. What projects will you submit for this year's Greater Cincinnati Marketing Communication Awards?

Spoiler alert: we are allowing video to be submitted as part of the MCA's this year!

Awards will be due in late April and more details will be available soon.

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