May 13

Repurpose. Redevelop. Reimagine. New Possibilities For Former Retail Spaces

Once a marker of local economic success, the traditional enclosed shopping mall and other declining retail centers are being reimagined.

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May 2021 Print

From the President

It’s too early to say we’ve made it through the pandemic, but I think back to this time last year: We were hunkered down, hosting our first virtual SMPS events.

Fast forward, and life—as we once knew it—is slowly starting to return. Happy hours are popping up on schedules, the GCSMPS Cincinnati Ballet tour will be held both in person and virtually, and... I am excited to announce that this year's Cocktails & Commendations will be in person! The details are being finalized so be on the lookout for more information soon, but we will be able to gather and celebrate together.

With that exciting news, wouldn’t you want to be recognized for how awesome you or someone you know has been this year? You can nominate yourself, a colleague, or someone you admire in the industry. You can also put your marketing communications projects in the spotlight through the GCSMPS Marketing Communications Awards.

Yes, it’s been a tough year, but knowing our members, you helped keep your companies’ moving during this hard time and deserve to be recognized. See more details about this year’s awards in the subsequent section of the newsletter. The deadline has been extended to May 14th, so submit your entries soon!  

Melanie Pliskin, CPSM
Greater Cincinnati SMPS

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Call for Nominations

Nominations are now open for our Annual Awards! Take the time to celebrate a colleague or project that merits recognition this year. Categories are:

Nominations are due by May 7, to Jessica Kentrup, Outreach Chair at [email protected]

Winners will be celebrated at our annual Cocktails and Commendations, which will be held on June 17 from 4:00 - 6:00. Mark your calendars! Details to be announced as they come together. 

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Calendar of Events

Repurpose. Redevelop. Reimagine. New Possibilities For Former Retail Spaces

May 13, 2021
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Once a marker of local economic success, the traditional enclosed shopping mall and other declining retail centers are being reimagined.


Project Tour - Cincinnati Ballet

May 27, 2021
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Cincinnati Ballet
1801 Gilbert Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Join us virtually or in-person to get sneak peek at this exciting project!


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New and Renewed Members

A warm welcome to our newest members:

  • Elizabeth Knoop, Proposal Manager at Woolpert

And deepest thanks to the following member for renewing their membership:

  • Lindsey Montgomery, Proposal / Marketing Specialist at The Kliengers Group

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Cocktails & Commendations: GCSMPS Annual Meeting and Awards

After networking and a quick state-of-the-chapter meeting, member and firm achievements large and small will be celebrated and recognized. This happy hour style event is our gift to our members and a perfect way to celebrate the 2020-2021 program year!

For any questions on this program or registration, please contact Jessica Kentrup @[email protected]

Additional Program Sponsorships are available. Contact: Chris Bills @ [email protected] 

Online registration closes for the event at 7PM on Tuesday, June 10. Anyone (including members) wishing to register after this cut-off date will be charged the walk-in rate. Thank you for understanding.


$0.00 GCSMPS Member Ticket

$20.00 GCSMPS Non-Member Ticket

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Job Postings on GCSMPS

Business Development Manager

APG Office Furnishings

Job Posting
Apr. 5, 2021



ULI Cincinnati

Job Posting
May. 4, 2021

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May 12: Be the Positive Disruptor With Change Management

Change can be a good thing—and it requires a strategic approach whether your firm is big, small, or in between. During our first webinar, discover how to help employees overcome fear and find ways to effectively carry out change.


May 19: Managing Marketing Workflow

Figuring out how to set, manage, and communicate priorities can make or break your next project success. Discover a variety of tools to juggle and manage tasks the right way—and make sure nothing gets lost in the shuffle.

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