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Hosted by the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Build Business is the premier business development, marketing, and management conference for design and building industry professionals. As a participant, you will experience your choice of never-before-seen breakout sessions, provocative keynote speakers, and plenty of networking to make priceless business contacts.  Attendees of Build Business can earn up 18.25 CEUs! 

August 15-17, 2018

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Ballots are In

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 2018-2019 Board of Directors:

  • President-Elect (2018 – 2019), Tom Fennell, FitzGerald Architects
  • Secretary (2018 – 2020), Clarice Lyons-Davidson, CPSM, Infrastructure Engineering
  • Director of Programs (2018 – 2020), Ramsi Taylor, Forum Studio
  • Director At-Large Special Events (one chair, 2018 – 2020), Valerie Solver, Cushing
  • Director of Sponsorship (2018 – 2019), Jessica Hemauer, CPSM, Novak Construction
  • Director of Membership (2018 – 2020), Jenna Teitenberg, Gilbane Construction
  • Director of Communications (2018 – 2020), Taylor Preuss, Thornton Tomasetti

SMPS Chicago is fortunate to have these members and leaders prepared to serve. The new Board Members are welcomed into service at the Annual Meeting and the entire Board of Directors begins the new program year in September.

Thank you,

Dawn R. Jones

SMPS Chicago President-Elect / Nominations and Elections Committee Chair

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May 2018 Program Photos

Check out the photos from the May 2018 Program - Skills for Internal Elevation: Obtaining a Seat at the Leadership Table - with Stacey Henrich (Jacobs), Nancy Usrey (HNTB), Mark Karkazis (Crowe Horwath), and Kate Harry Shipham (KHS People).

Petterino's | May 9, 2018

Thank you Bob Elmore for the photos.

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It's Time to Vote, Members


I present to you the 2018-2019 SMPS Chicago Board of Directors Slate – those who are called to serve.

Nominees for open positions on the Chicago 2018-19 SMPS Board are within the electronic poll in your email sent May 7. Please cast your vote by May 16, 2018. On the basis of the results of the vote, the President will declare the slate of candidates elected, and a new Board of Directors will be posted by May 21, 2018. Board members take office September 1, 2018.

Please click "yes" or "no" to approve each non-contested board position.

All other positions on the Board will be filled by members of the current Board.

SMPS Chicago is a special organization – dedication to service and teamwork is a large part of what makes it work. I look forward to partnering with the SMPS Chicago Board to continue to serve our members. Please join me in this effort by voting to approve election of these members.

Thank you,
Dawn R. Jones
SMPS Chicago President-Elect / Nominations and Elections Committee Chair

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