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SMPS Wisconsin October Programs

Join SMPS Wisconsin for a comprehensive look at design & construction BD, focusing on the who and painting an interesting picture of the present and future of business development. Roles are changing and will continue to change as firms evolve and become more sophisticated. So what’s the ideal make-up of BD in your firm? Attend this session, where the secret sauce will be revealed!

Madison - October 19

Milwaukee - October 20

Holly Bolton, FSMPS, CPSM

A self-proclaimed word nerd, Holly Bolton is both director of marketing at CE Solutions, an Indianapolis-area structural engineering firm, and president of 3chord Marketing, a marketing communications firm. Her 17 years of experience also include fulfilling several roles at a newspaper, marketing for an engineering firm in Kansas City and directing communications for an architecture and engineering firm in Indianapolis. Holly has served in a variety of local, regional and national roles for the Society for Marketing Professional Services, including president of the Indiana chapter, chapter delegate on the national SMPS board of directors, and president of the SMPS Foundation board of trustees. A Certified Professional Services Marketer and an SMPS Fellow, Holly co-authored the SMPS Foundation research white paper, The Client’s Use of Social Media and Social Networking and the SMPS book, A/E/C Marketing Fundamentals. ENR recently named her one of the Midwest’s Top 20 under 40. Holly has presented around the country on marketing, business development and leadership topics and has a bachelor of science in public relations with a creative writing minor from the University of Central Missouri.

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Moving Past Awkward Program Photos

SMPS Chicago-ACEC Illinois September 14, 2016 program held at Wildfire: PHOTOS

Thank you Bob Elmore for the photos.

Do you attend the program? Check your email for the survey.

A THANK YOU once again to the sponsors:

ACEC Illinois
Benish Consulting & Facilitation

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Open House Chicago 2016

Get free access to more than 200 buildings across Chicago.

Find out what sites are in this year's Open House, get volunteering information, and more.

Open House Chicago

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Annual Meeting Photos

SMPS Chicago Annual Meeting held at Allseating on August 25, 2016: PHOTOS

Thank you Bob Elmore for the photos.

A THANK YOU once again to the sponsor:



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SMPS Wisconsin Event September 15

Using Data and Analytics to Kick Start Your Marketing Strategy

Struggling to develop a cohesive content marketing strategy as part of your overall digital marketing efforts? Amanda Koehler from Northwoods Web Solutions will show attendees how to use data driven insights, such as Google Analytics metrics and social media data, to develop content that boosts traffic, drives engagement and generates leads.

Find out more and register


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Attending our Sold Out Luncheon Wednesday at Wildfire?

There is a time change to our program this month at Wildfire. Lunch will be served promptly at 11:30. Please see the below schedule.

11:30-12: Lunch and networking
12-1: Introductions, announcements & program

Please also note, this program is sold out. If you are unable to attend, please contact us. There is a waiting list to attend this program.

Thank you.

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Welcoming the New Board of Directors

Please join us in welcoming the new board of directors for the 2016-2017 program year.

Thank you to all outgoing directors and volunteers.

Check out the new Leadership page. 


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Chicago CoreNet REAL Awards - Due 9/16/16

The REAL Awards give us an opportunity to celebrate our peers and industry professionals with awards based upon leadership, career success, professional achievements and innovation.

Please see the list of awards that are being honored this year (along with the review criteria).  

You must see quite a few strong candidates for these categories pass through your offices and it would be wonderful for you to submit a nomination and honor their hard work and expertise.

Or maybe there is a project that is of special interest that fits the criteria of Project of the Year or Sustainable Leadership Award – we would love to celebrate it!

The following are the five (5) categories:

  1. Young Leader of the Year
  2. Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year
  3. Service Provider of the Year
  4. Sustainable Leadership Award
  5. Project of the Year

Submissions are due Friday, September 16th.

Below is the link to the REAL Awards website.


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