Past Meetings

SMPS Holiday in the Sky - 99th Floor

December 14, 2016
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Willis Tower - 99th Floor
233 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
http://theskydeck.com/

Let the holidays shine bright with 360° views of the Chicago skyline from Willis Tower’s 99th Floor.

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Business Executives Exchange (BEE) - November 2016

November 16, 2016
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

MICRODESK, INC.
10 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60606
http://www.microdesk.com

Business Executives Exchange: A WBE Success Story.

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SMPS Chicago November Luncheon: Hit the Mark - Implementing a Strategic Business Development Program in your Firm

November 09, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:15 PM

Petterino's
150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
http://www.petterinos.com/

Does your firm employ the shotgun approach to business development, marketing to the masses with no clear focus? Does your firm have issues with organization, communication and follow through?

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Dine and Shine - Marketing your Firm on a Limited Budget

October 27, 2016
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Bulley & Andrews
1755 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.bulley.com

Join this edition of Dine & Shine with a prerecorded webinar addressing Marketing your Firm on a Limited Budget.

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SMPS Chicago October Program - Build Yourself Roundtable Discussion

October 12, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Petterino's
150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
http://www.petterinos.com/

Join us for a roundtable discussion focused on "Build Yourself". Spend time with four speakers on a variety of perspectives.

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Marketing Coordinators Connection: So You Want to be In Pictures-Photos and Film

September 20, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

HNTB
1 South Wacker Drive, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
http://www.hntb.com

Marketing Coordinators Connection: So You Want to be In Pictures-Photos and Film

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SOLD OUT SMPS Chicago and ACEC Illinois September Luncheon: Moving Past Awkward: Connecting with Confidence

September 14, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Wildfire
159 W Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60654
http://wildfirerestaurant.com/chicago/

Want to do a better job making your connecting efforts count? Join us and Relationship-Building Guru, Jackie Loewe.

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SMPS Chicago 2016 Annual Meeting

August 25, 2016
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Allseating
325 N Wells Street, Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60654
http://www.allseating.com

Please join SMPS Chicago as we recap the program year and find out what's ahead for the '16/'17 year and meet the '16/'17 SMPS Chicago Board! * Free for Members *

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SOLD OUT Marketing Coordinators Connection - July 2016

July 19, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Cushing & Company
420 W. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654
http://www.cushingco.com

Marketing Coordinators Connection: Culture Branding for Competitive Advantage

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SMPS Summer Event: Winner's Circle Rooftop Reception

July 13, 2016
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Kensington Rooftop Garden
812 N. Orleans St. Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL 60654
http://www.Kensingtonroof.com

Join us for the 2016 Summer Event celebrating our victory in the SMPS "Run for the Roses" Membership Campaign.

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Business Executives Exchange (BEE) - June 2016

June 03, 2016
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

MICRODESK, INC.
10 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60606
http://www.microdesk.com

Business Executives Exchange: Turn Digital Touchpoints Into Real Business

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SOLD OUT Infographic Skills Seminar 2016

June 02, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Cushing & Company
420 W. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654
https://www.cushingco.com/

It’s not words versus pictures anymore. Infographics can be powerful tools to engage your audience with your story. This session will discuss best practices for when and how to use infographics to communicate data and processes, and share tips and tricks

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ILASLA & SMPS Chicago Present Swinging Into Spring at Topgolf

May 12, 2016
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

TOPGOLF
3211 Odyssey Ct.
Naperville, IL 60563
http://www.topgolf.com/naperville

Please join us at Topgolf-Naperville with your colleagues from SMPS and ASLA. This is a joint event including: networking, food, golf, and live entertainment. Don't miss it - rain or shine the par-tee will go on!

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SMPS Chicago May Luncheon: Hot Trends in Virtual Design and Construction

May 11, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:15 PM

Petterino's
150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
http://www.petterinos.com/

Join us for a certainly timely topic, Hot Trends in Virtual Design and Construction. Find out what's going on now, what's next, and how to help your firm compete.

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Business Executives Exchange (BEE) - April 2016

April 27, 2016
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

KJWW
231 S. LaSalle St., 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
http://www.kjww.com/

Business Development – an Executive Engineer’s Perspective

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Marketing Coordinators Connection April 2016: Marketing in the Digital Age

April 26, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

BuiltWorlds Media
1260 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
http://www.builtworlds.com/

Do you need tips and tools for building your firm's brand awareness and expanding outreach?

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SMPS Chicago April Luncheon - Collar Counties Panel on Economic Growth

April 13, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy – Oakbrook
240 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Join us for insight on economic development news in the collar counties.

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SOLD OUT Half Day Workshop: "Super Charge Your Firm's Story"

April 05, 2016
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

W.E. O’Neil Construction Co.
1245 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
http://www.weoneil.com

If you really want people to listen to you, tell a story. Think of your proposals as short story collections and your firm’s website as a docudrama. You’ll be amazed at how clients and prospects respond and engage.

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SOLD OUT Dine and Shine - Raising the “WOW!” Factor: How to Create Proposals that Truly Set You Apart

March 22, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

KJWW
231 S. LaSalle St., 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
http://www.kjww.com/

SMPS Chicago “Dine and Shine” Webinar: Raising the “WOW!”: How to Create Proposals that Truly Set You Apart

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SMPS Chicago March Luncheon Chicago Athletic Association Hotel: Marketing Foresight & Business Development Insight to Leverage an Award-Winning Project

March 09, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:15 PM

Petterino's
150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
http://www.petterinos.com/

Hailed as a "triumph," "America's best new hotel," and "Chicago's most 'in' inn," the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a true legacy. Come for a dynamic panel discussion exploring the marketing and business development aspects of this project.

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SMPS A New Year Ahead

February 18, 2016
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Mercer
113 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654
http://merceronethirteen.com

Come celebrate the success of 2015 and kick off the new year joining current members and welcoming new member prospects.

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Ask the CPSMs - The Process and the Benefits of Becoming a CPSM

February 16, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cushing & Company
420 W. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654
http://cushingco.com

A panel of CPSMs will answer any questions related to what is involved with preparation for the test as well as the benefit of becoming a CPSM.

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SOLD OUT SMPS Chicago February Luncheon - Talking Trends: Adaptive Reuse and the Chicago Marketplace

February 10, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:15 PM

Petterino's
150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
http://www.petterinos.com/

Please join us for a dynamic panel discussion on trends in adaptive reuse and the future of the Chicago market.

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SMPS Chicago January Luncheon Lean Design and Construction: What Marketers Need to Know

January 13, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:15 PM

Petterino's
150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
http://www.petterinos.com/

Come join a panel of Lean experts from the Lean Construction Institute Chicago Community of Practice as they share their knowledge and answer your questions.

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