SMPS Chicago Blog

November 9, 2016 Program Photos

SMPS Chicago November 9, 2016 program held at Petterino's: PHOTOS

Thank you Bob Elmore for the photos.

A THANK YOU once again to the sponsors:


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November 16, 2016 BEE Photos

Here's a few pictures from the Business Executives Exchange with Cotter Consulting.



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SMPS Wisconsin Holiday Networking Event

Join SMPS Wisconsin for a Milwaukee holiday party to make your own wood-fired pizza along with the head chefs at Palermo’s Pizza. You will learn how to stretch dough, toss it up in the air and create a yummy masterpiece that you get to eat! With your registration you will also receive one complimentary beverage, appetizers and a surprise parting gift.

Space is limited! Register ASAP to reserve your spot. We hope to see you there for a great time with old and new SMPS Wisconsin friends!

Date/Time: Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Palermo's Pizza, 3301 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 
Cost: $40 for SMPS Wisconsin members / $60 for non-members

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A message from SMPS HQ:

You will not have access to the SMPS website or the MySMPS community starting on November 14, 5:30 p.m. ET. We'll be back the morning of November 16.

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2017 Annual Sponsorship Opportunities are Here

2017 SMPS Chicago Sponsorship Drive Kicks Off

Join an elite group of SMPS Chicago partners by becoming a 2017 SMPS Chicago sponsor. Sponsorship is a way to increase brand awareness, develop deeper relationships with potential clients and partners, and cement your firm as a leader in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities include annual sponsorships for all of 2017 to specific program or event sponsorships throughout the year. 

Take a look at all our sponsor opportunities (click here).

Do you have a sponsorship question? Ask Matt! Email Matt Rebro at [email protected] or phone him at 312-262-9757 today.

Thank you!

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IL Environmental Council’s Young Professionals Board Holiday Event

On December 6th the Illinois Environmental Council Young Professionals Board will be hosting their annual Holiday Party at Revolution Brewery in Logan Square. This is their biggest fundraising event of the year and will be a really fun night full of great beer, food and awesome raffle prizes from the Blackhawks, Patagonia, REI, Lettuce Entertain You and lots more! This is also a great opportunity to network with professionals from the public and private sectors – many in the energy industry.

For those of you who don’t know what the Illinois Environmental Council’s Young Professionals Board is, they are an organization of young professionals from the public, private and non-profit sectors whose main mission is to support the Illinois Environmental Council’s important work promoting sound environmental laws and policies. All proceeds from the event will go to support the IL Environmental Council.

Tickets are $40 until November 23rd, $45 until December 5th and $50 at the door. The ticket includes 2 hours of open bar (beer and wine) and appetizers. Here’s the link to purchase a ticket:



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SMPS WI November 17 Industry Panel

Panelists from ICON Venue Group (the Milwaukee Bucks Owner’s Rep), WisDOT, the City of Milwaukee, and Aurora Health Care will share their insights on development initiatives in Wisconsin and where their organizations are focusing resources and energy in 2017. Learn first-hand information about:

  • Future State, City and private construction projects in Wisconsin
  • State agency consultant selection processes
  • Status updates on current construction projects in Wisconsin

Possible topics include public-private development, urban planning, sustainability, federal and state grants, and public transportation systems. SMPS members and guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

7:45 a.m. Check-in and networking
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and program

Thunder Bay Grille - Fishing Room
N14 W24130 Tower Place
Pewaukee, WI 53072


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Online from October 31–November 4, SMPQ HQ is celebrating all things certification during CPSM Week. This year, the theme is Raising the Bar. Mark your calendar to take part in the fun and informative activities we have planned. Each day, they will focus on the benefits of being a CPSM and how CPSMs are raising the bar in their firms. And just like last year, there is a video contest and announce the winner at the end of CPSM Week.

CPSM Week Preview:

Monday: Kick off CPSM Week the right way, with a welcome from SMPS Washington DC, winners of last year’s promotional contest.
Tuesday: Follow along on Twitter for a virtual tour of Roadmap to Certification, a program that helps candidates prepare for the CPSM exam.
Wednesday: Hear how the Society and A/E/C marketing professionals are raising the bar.
Thursday: Visit Facebook at 1 p.m. for a live Q&A session, “Ask Kevin.” Like the SMPS HQ page so you can view our live stream. 
Friday: Join us on Facebook Live at 1 p.m. ET for a surprise guest. (Hint: Like the SMPS Boston FB page to be ready!) And the wait is over! We’ll announce the winner of the Best Promotion Video and People’s Choice.

Find out more!


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