Announcing the 2019 MEA Award Finalists!

Thank you to everyone who submitted for the 2019 SMPS Marketing Excellence Awards. We have received a lot of wonderful submissions and wanted to send out a list of all of the finalists. Headliner Awards Chapter Member of the Year Alexandra Orozco Emily DeChambeau Alina Houston Chance Williams ...

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SMPS Oregon Raises $1000 for Rose Haven!

SMPS Oregon Raised $1,000 for Rose Haven! On December 5, 2018, The Society for Marketing Professional Services hosted an event for over 80 attendees, where media professionals covering the built industry answered questions regarding the 2019 media outlook. Proceeds from the event went to Rose Haven...

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Event Recap: 2019 Market Mixer

This year’s Market Mixer, hosted at the Sentinel Hotel, proved once again that the AEC community in Portland is full of engaged, passionate, and insightful people. With 14 different market sectors represented, the Mixer format allowed for intimate conversations and a casual Q&A format wit...

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Breakfast & Learn Recap: What to Know about the Marketing Excellence Awards

In preparation for the 2019 Marketing Excellence Awards, the Special Events Committee hosted a Breakfast & Learn to share tips and tricks on how to get the judge’s attention this year. A panel of past judges and winners were invited to share their experiences and answer questions: What is...

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Event Recap: Marketing At Low Tide

Last week, attendees joined for SMPS TALKS: Marketing at Low Tide, presented by Allison Tivnon, Marketing Director and Partner at ECONorthwest. Allison presented on how AEC firms can prepare for market downturns and recessions before they arrive. She began with an overview of our current economic ou...

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SMPS PRC 2019: More Than Surf and Sand!

I have attended the SMPS Pacific Regional Conference seven times, all hosted by different chapter cities. As the location changes from year to year on a rotating cycle, so does the theme of the conference and the topics they choose to focus on. This was my first PRC on a tropical island, and the set...

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Recapping David Lecours' Storytelling Workshop

David Lecours, Principal at LecoursDesign, presented to SMPS Oregon members about the power of storytelling in the A/E/C industry in our first event of 2019. Kicking off the three-hour workshop with a story about how his firm found its focus, David continually demonstrated how story can be used as a...

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Event Recap: Meet the Press

On December 5, 2018, The Society for Marketing Professional Services hosted an event for over 80 attendees, where media professionals covering the built industry answered questions regarding the 2019 media outlook. Proceeds from the event went to Rose Haven – a day shelter and community center...

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Event Recap: Speed Networking

Our Speed Networking event was a huge success! Our members had a blast networking with other members, so much so that some stuck around after the event ended. A huge thank you to Hyphn for allowing us to use their unique office space. Thank you to Cheryl McIntosh Photography for capturing some ...

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Event Recap: The Path to 2035

As Portland continues to grow, it seems that not a week goes by without some sort of development news or controversy. From questions of density and height to the redevelopment of former industrial neighborhoods on both sides of the river, Portlanders have a lot to say about what they want and even m...

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