SMPS-CHI Blog

2015-2016 Program Year Survey

Your opinion counts! May 18 an email was sent out to our members and friends to complete the annual program year survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

When completed, your name will be entered into drawing for SMPSBUCKS. ($50 value).

Thank you!

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Architectural Photography Studio Opportunity

Part-time Digital Sales Associate - DEFINED SPACE Architectural Photography Studio

Candidate will be involved in most aspects of running a photography business, including:
Licensing (sales), E-commerce and Web Site Maintenance (including SEO), Asset/Database Management, New Business Development (Marketing) and Client Communications.

Applicant should have experience with web-based sales and marketing.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Sales/Licensing: locate/follow up on potential clients for stock and 3rd party sales
  • Marketing: maintain web site content, research (web/phone/publications), schedule presentations
  • New Business Development: find/follow up on leads (phone/e-mail)
  • Studio/Office Management: implement and maintain digital (and traditional) assets
  • Client database management: keep current/update
  • Computer skills: must have a working knowledge of the Mac OS, as well as web based applications, database applications, MS Office, Photoshop.

 

Personality Profile/Traits Requisites:

  • organized, attentive (active listener), perceptive, resourceful, precise, detailed, efficient
  • technologically knowledgeable, analytical
  • multi-tasker, team player, procedural (able to follow directions)
  • responsible, reliable, dependable, versatile
  • energetic, motivated, driven, curious, hard-working
  • good work chemistry (present/cooperative), confident (honest, poised, no bragging), determined,
  • sense of integrity, dedicated, proud, friendly, personable
  • economically prudent, profit minded
  • must have good communication skills (verbal/written)

Details:

  • Independent contractor to start (first 3 months) then review/assess.
  • Part time work: 16-20 hours/week; 2 days/week - 1 day constant, 1 day float (Tu/Wed or Wed/Thur).
  • Commission based income.
  • Minimum of a 1 year commitment.

 

225 West Huron Street Suite 417 Chicago IL 60654

David@DefinedSpace.com

312.733.8233

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Derby Update

Great news from the Membership Committee – As of May 20, Jewel of the Midwest took the lead!!! Coming around 6th lap, Jewel of the Midwest has the largest percentage of growth since the start of derby at 4.42% keeping the Chicago SMPS chapter in 1st Place. Let’s keep up the momentum. Please return all new membership applications to our jockey, Roshanna Tokh at rtokh@ccsdifference.com to receive $50 off your membership application before May 31st.

Thank you to those brand new members who helped put us in the lead.

 

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Topgolf photos are posted!

SMPS Chicago & ILASLA Topgolf "Swinging into Spring" event held on May 12, 2016 in Naperville:  PHOTOS

A big THANK YOU once again to all the sponsors:

Hole-In-One Sponsor:

Larson Engineering

Aspen Valley Landscape Supply Inc.

Par-tee Sponsor:
Rain Bird

Bay Sponsor:

Gage Engineering Consultants

KJWW Engineering Consultants

Forms + Surfaces

Terracon

Chicago Home Security Judge

Raffle Sponsors:

Rider Levett Bucknall

ECS

Special Thanks to:

Cushing Co.

 

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SMPS Chicago May 2016 Luncheon Photos

Here’s the SMPS Chicago photos from the May 11, 2016 Luncheon click here. Thank you Bob Elmore team for the images and sponsors Primera and Microdesk.

 

 

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The Ballots are In – Announcing the New Board Members

On behalf of your current Board of Directors and the Nominations and Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce the election of the following individuals for corresponding positions on the 2016-2017 Board of Directors:

  • President Elect: Roshanna Tokh, CCS International, Inc. Senior Marketing Coordinator
  • Secretary: Nathaniel Welsh, CPSM, CTLGroup Manager, Corporate Communications
  • Director of Programs: Kari Pandilidis, J.A. Watts, Inc. Senior Marketing Manager
  • Director of Membership: David Copeland, CTS, LEED AP BD+C, Shen Milsom & Wilke Senior Consultant, Business Development
  • Director of Communications: Kelly Thomas, Jensen Hughes Creative Director

SMPS Chicago continues to thrive and renew itself from the leadership and dedication of our membership. I look forward to partnering with the SMPS Chicago Board to continue to serve our members. Please join me in this effort by welcoming these members to the Board in September.

 

Thank you,

Thomas S. Petermann, P.E.

SMPS Chicago President-Elect / Nominations and Elections Committee Chair 

 

 

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New Member Lunch Group Picture

Here's a group picture from the New Member Lunch May 6, 2016 at The Marq. Thanks to all the new members who attended.

 

 

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Congratulations CPSM Scholarship Winners

SMPS Chicago proudly congratulates Jessica Hemauer and Melissa Schmetzer on receiving the 2016 CPSM Scholarship. The CPSM Scholarship is awarded to SMPS Chicago members pursuing their Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) Certification.

Jessica is the Business Development and Marketing leader for Rider Levett Bucknall. She has been a member of SMPS Chicago for nearly two years and currently serves on the Board as Special Events Chair.

Melissa is a Senior Marketing Coordinator with HDR. As a member of SMPS Chicago for the past two years she has been actively involved and is a member of the Professional Development Committee.

Congratulations again Jessica and Melissa!

 

 

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SMPS Chicago is proud of you, Jacki Wilson!

High fives for SMPS Chicago member, Jacki Wilson, on publishing a children's book "It's ME Mommy Misses"! In addition to her role as Vice President of Business Development for SMPS Chicago Gold Sponsor, Echo Design Group, Jacki is active on the Communications Committee; managing the social media messaging for the Chapter's Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. Outside of work, she somehow found the time to publish this adorable children's book to help ease young minds, as well as, Mommy's heart, when faced with the struggle of being a working mom and parent who may have to travel from time to time. We are proud of you, Jacki!

Interested in learning more about the book? It's available on amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Its-ME-Mommy-Misses/dp/1533023239/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462759721&sr=8-1&keywords=it%27s+me+mommy+misses

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Still Leading - Jewel of the Midwest

Great news from the Membership Committee – As of May 6, Jewel of the Midwest took the lead!!!  Coming around 5th lap, Jewel of the Midwest has the largest percentage of growth since the start of derby at 4.42% keeping the Chicago SMPS chapter in 1st Place.  Let’s keep up the momentum.  Please return all new membership applications to our jockey, Roshanna Tokh at rtokh@ccsdifference.com to receive $50 off your membership application before May 31st.  

Thank you to those brand new members who helped put us in the lead.

Have you see the recruitment video?

Need more information on member benefits?

 

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