Announcing the 2019 Winner of SMPS Oregon's Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Kate Kearney for being chosen as the winter 2019 recipient of SMPS Oregon’s Lynn Parsons Educational Scholarship. Kate started her career in A/E/C marketing seven years ago and now is an Associate at Peter Meijer Architect, a local architecture firm specializing in the reus...

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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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November Favorite Five

We have scoured the internet so you don’t have to. Check out our five favorite A/E/C marketing articles from November 2019. Complexity in Compliance: The Challenge of Making Your Website Accessible to All | John Randle, Rattleback “An overview of the Americans with Disabilities Ac...

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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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October Favorite Five

We have scoured the internet so you don’t have to. Check out our five favorite A/E/C marketing articles from October 2019. The talent shortage: Will the training the AEC industry desperately needs arrive in time? | Sasha Reed, Building Design + Construction “As the construction in...

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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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September Favorite Five

We have scoured the internet so you don’t have to. Check out our five favorite A/E/C marketing articles from September 2019.  7 Steps to Successful A/E/C Project Pursuit | Scott Johnston, Assoc. DBIA “Time is the enemy of project pursuits. Client demands, project schedules, a...

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Daily Journal of Commerce Names Two SMPS Members as the 2019 DJC Women of Vision

The Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon (DJC Oregon) recently announced their 2019 Women of Vision honorees. The Women of Vision Awards event will recognize 44 women who are shaping the built environment through outstanding leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement, and promotion of industry...

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Key Takeaways & Review of SMPS HQ's Business Development for the A/E/C Industries Workshop

SMPS HQ recently hosted a full-day Business Development for the A/E/C Industries Workshop in Portland, OR. Led by Karen O. Courtney, AIA, FSMPS and Laurie A. Buckman, CPSM, the workshop focused on five main topics within Business Development: Defining Business Development, Lead Generation, Business ...

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