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    The Halfway Point

    by Amanda Erickson, Sellen Construction, SMPS Seattle President

    If you think about, February is somewhat of an odd month in that it can mean so many different things to so many different people. You’ve got Black History Month, Groundhog Day, President’s Day (a random holiday for a lucky few), Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, National Pizza Day (Feb. 9 – write that down), National Drink Wine Day (Feb. 18 – write that down, too) – and don’t even get me started on the countless superstitions surrounding the scarcest of holidays out there, Leap Day.

    But for those of us in SMPS (and especially for those of us who volunteer in SMPS), February means something totally different. February is the halfway point in our SMPS calendar year, which turns over in September. It means we have six months left under the current board of directors to accomplish our goals and set up the next year for success. And this means we are about to kick off the busiest, action-packed time for SMPS Seattle.

    Between February and June, we will be hosting multiple SMPS educational and networking events, we’ll be putting out the call for nominations for next year’s board, and we’ll begin gathering input for next year through surveys and focus groups. The success of all of this hinges on the success of our communications with you. We’ve tried to streamline those communications throughout the past few years, so bear with us if you feel like there’s a sudden increase – we’re just trying to keep you in the know and it won’t last forever!

    In preparation for all this, here are some key events and dates to mark your calendars for now so you can plan along with us. Stay with us as we strive to finish this year stronger than when we started!


    ·  2.22.17 | SMPS Seattle Educational Workshop | The Art of Successful Proposal Writing

    ·  2.24.17 | Call for Reign Awards Judges Closes

    ·  2.28.17 |  SMPS Seattle Breakfast | Marketing at Low Tide – Preparing for Market Downturns & Recession


    ·  3.09.17 |  SMPS Seattle Fellows Forum | Marketing vs. Business Development

    ·  3.13.17 | Annual Reign Awards Call for Entries Opens

    ·  3.14.17 |  SMPS HQ Educational Workshop in Seattle | Business Development for the A/E/C Industries

    ·  3.14.17 |  SMPS Seattle Networking | March Madness Tip-Off Happy Hour

    ·  3.28.17 |  SMPS Seattle Breakfast | Keeping Pace with Today's Public Relations Best Practices

    ·  3.27-28.17 | Industry Partner Conference | Digital Summit Seattle (Keep an eye out for a registration discount code in our
       newsletter this month!)

    ·  End of March | Call for Members to Join the 2017 Nominations & Elections Committee


    ·  4.6.17 |  SMPS Seattle Networking | Trivia Night at Pyramid Ale House

    ·  Early April | Call for Nominations for SMPS Seattle Board of Directors

    ·  Mid-April | New Member Leverage Your Beverage Event

    ·  4.21.17 | Fellows Build Business Scholarship Application Deadline

    ·  4.25.17 |  SMPS Seattle Breakfast

    ·  4.28.17 | Reign Awards Entry Submittals Deadline


    ·  Every Wednesday in May  |  SMPS Education Workshop | A/E/C Marketing 101 Series

    ·  5.04.17 |  SMPS Seattle Fellows Forum 

    ·  Mid-May |  Nominations for SMPS Seattle Board of Directors Deadline

    ·  5.23.17 |  SMPS Seattle Breakfast


    ·  06.08.16 | SMPS Seattle Annual Reign Awards Gala

    ·  06.27.17 | SMPS Seattle Breakfast

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