“We’ve dedicated this program year to the theme of Elevate. In the spirit of goal setting and self-improvement, we challenge you to participate in SMPS in new and different ways this year. If you didn’t attend many events last year, perhaps you can attend more this year. Consider volunteering on a committee, or sponsoring an event. Perhaps you would like to present to your peers and share some of your new research. Maybe you’re interested in volunteering on a national level. Opportunities within SMPS are as abundant as you would like them to be and all will help you to elevate your career.”
– Pia Cardinali, CPSM | SMPS Boston President, 2017-18
From educational workshops to client programs, networking lunches to awards dinners, we provide a variety of ways for you to gain new contacts and relationships and further your professional development.
Access to a Network of Industry Professionals
Whether you are just starting out, or you’ve been around the industry for awhile, your fellow SMPS Boston members are a great resource for sharing ideas, advice, and business opportunities. Through local chapter events, conferences, and the SMPS National Membership Directory, you will get to know an impressive network of clients, peers, and allied firms to help you build, or add to, your professional support network.
Professional Development Opportunities
SMPS Boston is committed to informing you about changing trends affecting the building industry and helping you further develop your marketing skills. We invite leaders in marketing, as well as in the public and private sectors, to brief us on emerging market trends, business and economic forecasts, and analysis.
We’ll welcome you to SMPS Boston by matching you up with a long-standing member. They’ll give you the inside scoop on SMPS events and resources and introduce you to other chapter members.
Lunchtime Learning Labs
Get access to free Lunchtime Learning Labs, bi-monthly webinars that feature skill-building topics to help you work smarter, advance your career, and build your firm’s business. Led by topic experts, these 30- to 45-minute programs fit conveniently into a busy work schedule.
A Subscription to Marketer
Marketer is SMPS’s award-winning bimonthly journal, Marketer reports on current business development and marketing practices, issues, and trends in the design and building industry. The original, knowledge-based content is written by industry experts who face the challenges of marketing professional services every day.
A Subscription to SMPS Connections
SMPS Connections is SMPS’s weekly e-newsbrief. It brings you news about SMPS, member updates, chapter activities, professional development programs, leadership and volunteer opportunities, marketing and business development tips, and tools you can use.
Marketing Resource Center
Take networking to another level with MySMPS, the award-winning online community designed exclusively for SMPS members. The mission of MySMPS is simple: to connect you online 24/7/365 with people, information, and opportunities to make building business easier.
Look for a New Job, or Find Experienced Candidates
Our Job Bank helps connect you with firms in need of your marketing and business development skill set. Trying to fill a marketing position? A SMPS Boston member might be the perfect fit.
Earn Peer Recognition
Submit your firm’s most successful marketing materials and campaigns, or nominate a peer for their achievements, for the annual SMPS Boston awards. Then celebrate and be inspired by the “best of the best” in our industry at the annual SMPS Boston awards gala. SMPS National also hosts an awards program each year.
Joining SMPS Boston is easy. Just fill out a membership application and choose Boston as your chapter preference. You can complete your application on-line or download an application at SMPS.org/membership.