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Thank You For An Amazing Year!

by Amy Matsumoto, 2015-2016 SMPS Seattle President What a year it has been!  Whether you read my rambling blogs, sat next to me at a breakfast, got a nametag from me or served on the board with me: thank you all for joining me in my Seattle BeSMPS Presidential journey.  When I was fi...

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Celebrating New Members and Anniversaries for August 2016

SMPS Seattle Members drive our Chapter and the Society! Through your membership, we continue to grow and thrive. Starting this month, we will be introducing our newest members who have joined in the past month. We welcome you to introduce yourselves when you meet them at an upcoming event. Not ...

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Meet a Board Member: Tara Brothers, 2016-2017 Director of Special Events

In June, members of SMPS Seattle voted to approve the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Stay tuned to learn more about our board members, and don’t miss the Kick-Off Party on September 15th where you’ll get the chance to meet them in person and learn more about plans for the year a...

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Beware the Storytelling Trap – 4 Things You Need To Know

SMPS Seattle is proud to welcome Erica Olson, President & Founder of Speak Simple as a guest blogger. As you will learn below, Erica is a professional speaking coach. She provides excellent guidance and insight on learning and coaching public speaking skills. We will be featuring posts by E...

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Meet a Board Member: Heidi Maki, 2016-2017 Treasurer

In June, members of SMPS Seattle voted to approve the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Stay tuned to learn more about our board members, and don’t miss the Kick-Off Party on September 15th where you’ll get the chance to meet them in person and learn more about plans for the year ahead....

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Meet a Board Member: Susan Kemp, 2016-2017 Director of Education

In June, members of SMPS Seattle voted to approve the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Stay tuned to learn more about our board members, and don’t miss the Kick-Off Party on September 15th where you’ll get the chance to meet them in person and learn more about plans for the year ahead....

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SMPS Introduces MARKENDIUM

 by Kenda Salisbury, CPSM, Business Development Manager, Degenkolb Engineers Every year at Build Business, SMPS introduces a new concept. Whether it’s a new program, like SMPSU, or a new members-only website, mySMPS.org, the introduction is always a step forward for our industry. La...

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Reflection on 10 Years of Attending Build Business

by Kenda Salisbury, CPSM, Business Development Manager, Degenkolb Engineers Saturday, the day after Build Business. I admit it, I’m struggling. How do I describe the last 5 days? How can I sum up the energy? How can I explain all the I learned? Not only the marketing knowledge gained, b...

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The Fellows Forums: A History

By Bill Strong FSMPS, CPSM, Bill Strong Consulting, Sr. Advisor, SMPS Seattle Board How time flies—the Fellows Forums just completed its 6th Season! This quarterly program started here in Seattle in 2010 while Carla Thompson FSMPS was the Senior Advisor on the Seattle Board of Directors. She ...

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August's Theme is Be Remarkable

by Amy Matsumoto, KPFF Consulting Engineers, SMPS Seattle President What a fabulous SMPS year it has been!  Being a part of SMPS has always inspired me in many ways both professionally and personally.  It has been a privilege to serve as President and has been a highlight of my marketing ...

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