I'm Interested in the CPSM Certification. Now What?

Does CPSM Week have you inspired and wanting to get your CPSM certification? SMPS Oregon has you covered! Here's how to start your journey toward getting those coveted four initials after your name: Make sure you are eligible to sit for the CPSM exam (check out the SMPS National website or contac...

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What's It Like to Be in the CPSM Boot Camp?

In honor of CPSM Week (February 11-15), we're giving a shout out to all of our recent graduates of the CPSM Boot Camp program. Offered by SMPS Oregon as a free resource for members, the boot camp was led by Stacey Ho, CPSM, and helped participants study for the CPSM exam alongside a group of their p...

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Member Spotlight: Erin Reed

As a member of SMPS for five years, what has been your favorite part about being involved? The people. SMPS offers such a unique network of marketers both locally and nationwide. I typically meet someone new at every event I attend and being the sole marketer in Deacon’s Portland office, havi...

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Member Spotlight: Kate Kearney

What do you do at your current firm, and what do you like most about your role? I am an associate at Peter Meijer Architect, and part of the firm leadership group responsible for managing: marketing research, marketing planning, client and business development, proposals, and promotional activities...

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Announcing the 2018 Winner of SMPS Oregon's Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Nicole Haman, CPSM, LEED AP for being chosen as the first recipient of SMPS Oregon’s Lynn Parsons Educational Scholarship. Nicole started her career in A/E/C marketing over 11 years ago as a marketing assistant for a local contractor. She currently works on the marketing an...

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Introducing the new SMPS Oregon!

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Oregon has a new look! You may have started to see our new branding through our Scoop newsletter, social media, and recent events. Today we launch the new SMPS Oregon website. SMPS Headquarters spearheaded the rebranding efforts to give ou...

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Member Spotlight: Allison Tivnon

How long have you been a member of SMPS, and how do you stay involved in the chapter? I began attending SMPS events back in 2008 and officially became a member in 2011. I stay involved in a number of ways: attending events (both here in Portland and when I’m visiting our Seattle office); read...

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Member Spotlight: Emily DeChambeau

How did you get into a career in A/E/C marketing? And what do you do at your current firm? I started my career in A/E/C marketing a little over a year a half ago as an intern for my current firm. I got started through the MECOP Program at Oregon State University. I started out in my role doing most...

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GROW Event Recap and Photos

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to the GROW event this year! It was a great kick-off to all the great events coming up through SMPS Oregon. Christina Blaser, President of SMPS Oregon, kicked the event off by introducing Board members and dove into what SMPS is all about. Attendees learned...

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In Memoriam: Lynn Parsons

On August 16th, Lynn Parsons, a beloved ambassador of our marketing community, passed away. Her contributions to the A/E/C industry were invaluable. Lynn began her involvement with SMPS in the 1980’s as a member of the San Diego Chapter, serving as the Executive Director. In the early 90&rsqu...

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