A letter from the new Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) director

The past few months have been marked by a call to action that crosses social, political, and professional divides around the country. The faces and names in our news cycles – Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many other Black people across America – serve as reminders that...

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What it takes to GROW with SMPS Oregon

This post was written by SMPS Oregon past president, Christina Blaser It’s times like these (an economic recession, a global pandemic, the fight for justice, diversity and inclusion, pivotal national elections, etc.) that make your networks all the more valuable as professional marketers. We&...

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SMPS Year End Review

No one could have predicted what this year had in store for us. From the challenges people faced on a global scale, to those faced within the state, we’ve all had to adjust to daily life in unanticipated ways. One of the biggest struggles our membership faced this year was how to conduct our ...

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DJC Meet the Press Event Recording Now Available

Thank you to everyone who attended the DJC Meet the Press event. We explored how to partner with the DJC to secure media access for your firm, and learned about some of the ways that the DJC is supporting business development efforts during these virtual times. View the event recording here. ...

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The votes are in: SMPS Oregon Board election results

The Votes are in: On behalf of the SMPS Oregon Board, I want to thank everyone who submitted a nomination and everyone who participated in the elections.  I would also like to thank our Communication Committee for making this process simple this year and helping us achieve a quorum within the ...

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Member Spotlight: Cassie Crawford

How did you get into a career in A/E/C marketing? And what do you do at your current firm? I began my career in marketing in 2005 as an event coordinator, graphic designer, website editor, and marketer. Since then, I’ve worn many hats mostly in the non-profit sector. A few years ago, I began ...

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June Favorite Five

Marketing your business During a Crisis: Do’s and Don’ts | Jon Simpson“When the fabric of society changes, it’s easy to begin tiptoeing on social media and hesitate before moving forward with a marketing plan. It’s a tricky conundrum — you don’t want to seem...

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Staff Survey Questions To Ask Before Returning To The Office

With many counties in Oregon approaching Phase 2 opening, and Multnomah County hoping to enter Phase 1 shortly, returning to the office is top of mind for many of us. Understanding the challenges, preferences, and concerns of our employees is a prudent first step to inform the planning process. Belo...

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SMPS Virtual Panel Discussion - A Path Forward is now available

On June 18, 2020, SMPS Oregon hosted a follow up to the Response to COVID-19 virtual panel event. We invited the original panel back to discuss where things stand now, and what a path forward may look like. Speakers talked about ideas and answered questions on how to help provide value to your ...

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Resources to Support Justice and Diversity

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen harmful displays of power, communities pulling together to enact change, and discussions that confront systemic racism in professional and personal levels. Many of us are finding ourselves wanting to help, but are not sure where to start. The first step you ...

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