Congratulations to Zoey Zemanek, Winner of the Lynn Parsons Educational Scholarship!

Congratulations to Zoey Zemanek for being chosen as the second recipient of SMPS Oregon’s Lynn Parsons Educational Scholarship! Zoey started her career in A/E/C marketing in 2015 as an administrative assistant for Cochran, Inc. Since 2017, Zoey has been a marketing coordinator with Cochran, I...

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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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Podcasts Every Marketer Should Listen to on the Way to Work

Every day it seems like I am discovering a new podcast. At my previous job, I commuted an hour one-way to work, which meant I had two hours a day to listen to podcasts! That’s when my podcast obsession began. I shared back in 2017 my original list of podcasts. In this article I update the...

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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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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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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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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: 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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Call for Volunteers: Join a Committee!

Call for Volunteers: Join a Committee! September 5, 2018 Joining a committee is a great way to strengthen your resume, grow professionally, and connect with others in the industry! We have a number of open positions this year and are looking for volunteers to join our committees. To learn more, pl...

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Build Business 2018 – Flip the Script: Break Preconceptions and Push Forward

Written by Josh Grenzsund, CPSM. To mark its 45th anniversary, the Society for Marketing Professional Services entered a new era in its relevance to A/E/C business. At the SMPS National Conference they proclaimed a new vision: “Business Transformed Through Marketing Leadership.” A...

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