SMPS Oregon COVID-19 Update

Dear SMPS Oregon Community, To keep our volunteers, members and community safe, SMPS Oregon is postponing all events scheduled for March and April 2020. The board of directors is meeting regularly to discuss our events and service to our members during this unprecedented time and will continue to c...

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Reasons to Register Today for the 2020 Market Mixer!

“The Market Mixer is unlike any networking event I have ever been to. People are serious about making deals happen and they come to the table prepared to talk business.” -Cheryl McIntosh, Architectural photographer Portland’s A/E/C industry is booming with events that promote...

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Event Recap: Cultivating a Client Appreciation Culture

Contributed by Katrina Tran, Marketing Coordinator at Holst Architecture SMPS Oregon started off the new year with “Cultivating a Client Appreciation Culture,” an event focused on reframing business development by focusing on client relationships. Lisa Keohokalole Schauer, CPSM (Preside...

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2020 Market Mixer Call for Sponsors

Sponsorships are now available for the annual SMPS Market Mixer!  Highlighting current trends in industries across the Portland region, this popular event brings clients and industry partners face to face for an evening of conversation and networking.  As a sponsor, your firm gets e...

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SMPS Oregon Gives Back At The Anti-Social Social

On December 10, 2019, SMPS Oregon hosted the inaugural “Anti-Social Social” winter fundraiser and happy hour event. Sponsored by JE Dunn, over 65 professionals from the A/E/C industry attended with the common goal of raising money for Rose Haven. This day shelter and community center ser...

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Event Recap: Building Tour at The Rodney

On November 14th, SMPS Oregon hosted a tour of The Rodney, the newest arrival to Pearl District living. The Rodney is a luxury high-rise building that boasts views of the Portland skyline and the West Hills and features sophisticated Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, and Penthouse units. Twent...

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Event Recap: Responding to RFPs

Whether we like it or not, the world of proposals is constantly changing as graphics capabilities evolve and reviewers hone in on what is most important to them. Since responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) is a huge part of our job as marketing professionals in the A/E/C industry, this constan...

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Event Recap: GROW with SMPS 2019

SMPS Oregon kicked off their first event of the year on September 26 at Chown’s Eleanor event space. We hosted 75 marketing and business development professionals from the A/E/C industry, welcoming chapter members and future members to the 2019/20 season. McKenzie Richardson, SMPS Oregon Presi...

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Event Recap: Negotiating Your Next Salary

Contributed by Adrienne Lindsey, Marketing and Business Development at Geo Engineers. To negotiate or not to negotiate? Should that even be a question? Our panel discussion on June 25 about salary negotiation and researching the topic leads me to think that the answer should be yes. It was sur...

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Key Takeaways from our BD Live Event

SMPS Oregon recently hosted BD Live – a business development learning experience with live conversations between three business development professionals and Mark Fujii with Portland State University. Participants saw each professional demonstrate how they would converse with Mark to learn mor...

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