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Business Development: Thrive or Die?

By: Allison Raduziner, Pilchuck Business Consulting  One of the worst moments of my career happened while I was relatively young. A Superintendent walked into my office and said, “Where is my next job going to come from?” The problem was, I didn’t know where the next job w...

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Trivia Brings Us Together

For the first time, SMPS Seattle hosted Leverage Your Beverage with a Dash of Trivia to bring current chapter members and new members together in an entertaining, collaborative networking event on February 21, 2019. By including a quick round of trivia hosted by our regular trivia emcee and SMPS mem...

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The Story of Strong Communication

By: James Stuart, AHBL, Inc. I come from a long line of storytellers. My grandfather – a bonafide Colorado cowboy straight out of a Gene Autry song – had the uncanny ability to make a pot of coffee among friends last three hours without letting a sliver of silence work its way in...

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Sharing the Aloha Spirit

YOU GUYS. Next week, myself and a few dozen other Seattleites will travel to HAWAII for the Pacific Regional Conference in Honolulu and I am SO FREAKING EXCITED. I’ve never been to Hawaii and if you ask me, it’s about time I get to go. The really cool thing about it is that SMPS is send...

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Career Success through the MULTIPLY Mentor Program

By Marcie Lohr, Coughlin Porter Lundeen  “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby There’s nothing quite so intimidating as immersion in the A/E/C world. To this day, after more than 25 years in this crazy busi...

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It’s time to reflect: Where can SMPS take you?

Can you believe it??! It’s already mid-December. I don’t know about you, but my year has flown by! There’s much to be thankful for during this time of reflection and planning, and I for one, am grateful to be a part of SMPS Seattle and all that our chapter has to offe...

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