Event Recap

Presidential Networker: Gaining Insight

The Fort Worth Chapter of SMPS is enthusiastic about the turnout for our networking event Tuesday at the Petroleum Club. SMPS Society President Craig Galati, AIA, FSMPS, CPSM was our special guest and was introduced by SMPS Foundation President Carolyn Ferguson, FSMPS, CPSM. Also in attendance was the Society President-Elect, Nancy Usrey, FSMPS, CPSM. Craig shared great insight with us about what's going on with SMPS, the importance of differentiating our firms, challenged each of us to take look to the future and ask 'so what'. His presentation included many relatable points presented in a “Top 5” format, including reasons why SMPS is a resource not only to marketers but all A/E/C business people. He also talked about giving back to the profession and encouraged marketers to strive to be leaders and decision-makers at the highest levels of our firms. He discussed involvement of technical staff and principals (in addition to marketers) and encouraged all members to reach out and make the most of networking opportunities. He also encouraged members to speak up and get involved.

 

Before the event, Craig and Nancy spent a few minutes talking with the current Fort Worth Board of Directors and shared some of their insights and years of experience Craig talked to the board about the resurgence of the seller/doer model in the A/E/C industry and emphasized that project managers need to spend time learning to network and market their services. Nancy and Craig also encouraged members to find more ways to directly link marketing to business and operations within our companies and endeavor to partner with a variety of organizations for shared programs such as ULI, AIA, ACEC, accounting firms, HR associations, real estate groups, etc. This kind of partnership engages a broader audience, including higher-level business people.

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Call for Nominations | Forms due March 30

The SMPS Fort Worth Chapter Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates to fill multiple positions on the 2018-19 Board of Directors.

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Event Recap: Sponsor Appreciation

SMPS Fort Worth spent Valentine’s Day Eve with our treasured chapter sponsors at our first-ever “We Love Our Sponsors” sponsor appreciation event.

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Event Recap: The Internet of Things

Zone topology, vampire power loss, the technological future of the built environment and more!

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Event Recap: Steer Style Bingo 2017

Thursday, October 19, professionals and community leaders from across the area attended SMPS Fort Worth’s second Steer Style Bingo event, benefiting the Fort Worth Herd and the SMPS Fort Worth Scholarship Program.

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Event Recap: TxDOT Proposals 101

Did you know: NLCs are pass/fail and will be elminated within six months; good formatting is critical; use of headings is encouraged; there are new exciting details on electronic submissions? Read more to find out!

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Event Recap: How to Brand People

"Your brand is what Google says it is.” - Cathy Hutchinson, CPSM

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TXDoT Precertification Updates

2017-18 Slate for Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce by acclamation the Approved Officers Slate for the 2017–18 year. The following officers have been reviewed and confirmed by our Nominating Committee and will assume the following positions...

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Education Recap

Monday August, 7 2017 we hosted Janell Broyles, Sr. Marketing Coordinator for Freese and Nichols, as she gave us tools to help manage both internal and external writing tasks, from simple cover letters to complex and detailed technical documents.

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Member Spotlight

Please give Eleanor Gach, Marketing Manager at Empire Roofing, a big Fort Worth welcome. Read on to learn more about Eleanor and her top marketing tip - it's a good one!

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