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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Sponsor Spotlight: CKearney Consulting

CKearney Consulting offers CRM (client relationship management) services to meet your CRM system and data related needs, whether you need advising, hands-on help or simply need someone to do it all for you!

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Now accepting Emerging Professional and SRC Scholarship Applications

Deadline to submit is August 31.

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Sponsor Spotlight: HALO Branded Solutions & Chad Cooper

No need to go looking online or through catalogs for promotional items. Chad Cooper with HALO Branded Solutions does the homework for you.

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Event Recap: InDesign Workshop

Find out what we learned from Julie Shaffer, CPSM, at her two-day InDesign workshop.

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Event Recap: LinkedIn 2.0

Read the highlights on what our panel of A/E/C experts had to say about using LinkedIn for business pages.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Nominations | President-Elect and Membership Director

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: 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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