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Upcoming Events

Oct 7

2014-2015 MIX Master Subscription

Oct 7: The deadline for MIX Master registration

Oct 7

SMPS MIX: Creating a Successful Marketing Strategy

...You don't have to start with a blank sheet of paper

Oct 7

Business & Brews!

Connect with Industry Leaders

Oct 16

Book Club - Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Understand how we make decisions

Nov 4

SMPS MIX: Infographics

Better than an Oxford comma

Nov 11

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Welcome to SMPS Columbus! 

The SMPS Columbus Chapter is gearing up for the 2014-15 program year with some exciting member events! Check out our events calendar and register today!

  • SMPS MIX: Creating a Successful Marketing Strategy - October 7, 2014The ultimate goal of any marketing strategy is to help you grow your business and increase your brand awareness. In order for a marketing strategy to be successful, it must be multi-faceted, realistic and implemented consistently over time. There aren’t a lot of short cuts here – it takes time and patience. Come learn: Why our firm needs a marketing plan; Where to begin; How to put together your foundation; How to benchmark and implement.
  • SMPS Program: Healthcare October 15, 2014 - IPD Project Case Study



Before you know it the holidays will be here and we will be ready for our annual SMPS Holiday Party! What do we need to get the planning process going? Your Space! This is a call for nominations to host our Annual SMPS Holiday Party, whether it be a project space you would like to show off or your office – we want you to have the opportunity to show SMPS what you’re up to! We need a space that can accommodate:  

  • An evening timeframe for three hours (date to be determined based on space chosen)
  • Approximately 60-80 people
  • Parking available
  • Fun atmosphere

To Nominate Your Space: Please send an email to acrumley@tenpennydesign.com, Subject: Nominate a Space. Please include the name of your space, address, why this space would be great for our holiday party and your contact information.



The greatest opportunity you have to make the most of your membership is to volunteer. SMPS Columbus is gearing up for the 2014-2015 program year and we want you to get in on the action! We are looking for engaged, motivated people to serve on committees and assist with special events. Undertakings and time commitments vary and are flexible, so there is something for everyone’s work and life schedules. This is an excellent way to get to know fellow SMPS members better and really find out all that SMPS has to offer. Please contact Ted Orr, Chapter President (ted.orr@schaefer-inc.com) to discuss the right fit and how you can get involved.

Seeking 2014-2015 Sponsors! Would your company benefit from having its logo and information featured in SMPS Columbus events and communications? Would you be interested in a private lunch with the high level decision makers and knowledgeable industry presenters that participate in our monthly luncheon programs? SMPS Columbus creates our programs around relevant and timely topics that directly enhance A/E/C business prospects. We believe your company would benefit from the opportunities above, please consider becoming an annual sponsor of SMPS Columbus. Contact Ted Orr (ted.orr@schaefer-inc.com) for more information!

Have a great idea for the Chapter? Please do not hesitate to reach out to the president or any of the board members and share your experiences, suggestions, and ideas for the future of the chapter. We are only successful if you are successful. Contact us!



During the Membership Appreciation Event, SMPS Columbus honored two of our members. We are pleased to announce Sarah Sole as the winner of The Rising Star Award, and Suzanne Cody as the winner of The Arch City Marketer Award.

Sarah Sole, Marketing CoordinatorThomas & Marker Construction

Suzanne Cody, CPSM, Marketing Managerm+a architects

Visit the SMPS Columbus facebook page to see photos of our winners accepting their awards with 2013-14 SMPS Columbus Chapter President, Courtney van Ostran.