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CPSM Week: October 31st - November 4, 2016

Hello SMPS Seattle! We're excited to kick off CPSM week. This year's theme is Raising the Bar. To kick us off in high fashion, check out this video from SMPS Washington D.C., the winners of last year's CPSM promotional video contest.  Make sure to check back all week for more CPSM Week pos...

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Let’s Start a Movement

by Amanda Erickson, Sellen Construction, SMPS Seattle President I’ve recently come to the conclusion that how one treats an empty dance floor at a party could be an excellent personality test. I decided this after watching Derek Sivers’ TED Talk, “How to Start a Movement,&rd...

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Celebrating New Members and Anniversaries for October 2016

SMPS Seattle Members drive our Chapter and the Society! Through your membership, we continue to grow and thrive. We happy to introduce 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 to be left unnoticed, ...

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Frontline Reporting: MARKENDIUM and CPSM

As certification manager, I get questions about how MARKENDIUM and theCPSM program are connected. The launch of MARKENDIUM marks a huge milestone for the CPSM program and the Society as a whole. MARKENDIUM: Essentials, the six-book series, is the culmination of more than two...

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What does the client need to know about you?

by Bernie Siben, CPSM, The Siben Consult, LLC The April 2016 issue of Civil + Structural Engineer, one of my favorite A/E/C industry publications, includes an article entitled, "Cutting through the noise." In the article, author Brent Robertson makes the following point about engineering ...

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CPSM: Not Just Four Letters

Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM). Four letters that could change your career.  Since 1999 when SMPS initiated the CPSM program, over 900 members have obtained the CPSM designation. Being a CPSM not only means you have the knowledge to elevate your firm, but you know how to a...

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Meet a Board Member: Amy Pugh, 2016-2017 President-Elect

In June, members of SMPS Seattle voted to approve the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Stay tuned to learn more about our board members. Meet Amy Pugh, who will be serving as SMPS Seattle’s Chapter President-Elect. Name: Amy Pugh Company: DCI Engineers SMPS Position: President-...

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Meet a Board Member: Marcie Lohr, 2016-2017 Senior Advisor

In June, members of SMPS Seattle voted to approve the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Stay tuned to learn more about our board members. Meet Marcie Lohr, who will be serving as SMPS Seattle’s Chapter Senior Advisor. Name: Marcie Lohr, CPSM Company: Coughlin Porter Lundeen SMPS Posi...

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Growing Our Chapter Together

by Amanda Erickson, Sellen Construction, SMPS Seattle President What a difference a year makes! Last year at this time, I was hesitant but excited to step into the presidential track for our Chapter. I had probably just attended my first board meeting as President-Elect and knew I needed to figure ...

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