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March 2018

March program: DBIA Standard Forms for RFQ/RFPs

March 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 10100 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66212 United States
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The new DBIA Standard Form of Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals and RFQ/RFP Guide are now available, so DBIA and SMPS are joining forces to share tips and tricks on how to put together a winning proposal using these new templates. Presenters:  Bill Quatman Vice President and General Counsel Burns & McDonnell       John Brown Vice President Hollis + Miller     Krista Kutter Marketing Manager McCownGordon Construction     To Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kc-march-program-dbia-standard-forms-for-rfqrfps-tickets-42986048428 Location:  DoubleTree by Hilton…

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February 2018

Marketing Inside: The Importance of Internal Communications

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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REGISTER TODAY When you think of marketing, you more than likely think of marketing to your customers. In the AEC industry, marketing tends to be very focused on pursuing and winning work, RFP madness, pitches and presentations, and how to “sell” your company to potential clients. However, another “market” is just as important: your employees, the very people who can make the brand come alive for your customers by creating the beautiful designs, engineering the structures, and constructing the buildings.…

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CPSM Bootcamp: Client and Business Development

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Terracon, 18001 W 106th Street, STE 300
Olathe, KS 66061 United States
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Domain 3: Client and Business Development Host: Tamara Grimm, CPSM Location: Terracon (Olathe Office) 18001 W 106th Street, Suite 300 Olathe, KS 66061 For more information or to reserve a spot at the session, contact: Ciara Reid, creid@louisberger.com or Tiffany Cartwright, tcartwright@walterpmoore.com.

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CPSM Bootcamp: Marketing Planning

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Henderson Engineers, Inc., 8345 Lenexa Drive
Lenexa, 66214
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Domain 2: Marketing Planning These Domains of Practice form the foundation of SMPS’s certification program. When you earn the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation from SMPS, you position yourself among your peers as an expert committed to the highest standards of professional excellence. Further, the designation differentiates you from other professionals, benefitting your employer and your career. Host: Robin Broder, CPSM Location: Henderson Engineers 8345 Lenexa Drive, Suite 300 Lenexa, KS 66214 For more information or to reserve a…

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January 2018

CPSM Bootcamp: Marketing Research

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Crossland Construction, 3252 Roanoke Road
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Domain 01 – Marketing Research At the Domain 1 Study Session we will cover a brief introduction into the CPSM registration and eligibility process, review study tricks and lessons learned, review required reading, and points of contact for the Kansas City Chapter and for National SMPS for the CPSM Exam. We will discuss what motivates you to become a CPSM and your expectations of the process. We will have a brief power point on the sections covered in Domain 1…

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Behind the “A Better KCI” Campaign – A Panel Discussion

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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REGISTER NOW Join SMPS-Kansas City on January 18th as we hear from a panel of experts which will share their insights and lessons learned regarding the comprehensive “A Better KCI” marketing campaign.   Confirmed panelists: Tim Cowden – President & CEO, KCADC  Sheila Tracy – President, Northland Chamber of Commerce  Steve Vockrodt -- Reporter, The Kansas City Star Moderator: Laura Wagner – Owner of Wagner PR    Tim Cowden leads the strategic direction and vision for the Kansas City Area…

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December 2017

SMPS-KC Wine Down

December 13, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tannin, 1526 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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REGISTER TODAY! Mark your calendar and plan to celebrate the end of the year with SMPS-Kansas City!                 Please join us for a night of networking and fun during our Holiday Happy Hour. Tannin Wine Bar 1526 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO 64108 Tannin sommeliers have hand-selected a variety of seasonal wines, artisan cheeses and charcuterie boards for us to enjoy! Many thanks to our event sponsors!

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November 2017

Half-day Workshop: Marketing Plans that Begin with the End in Mind

November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Getting from “Here” to “There”: Marketing Plans that Begin with the End in Mind REGISTER HERE Not having a direction, not having a goal, not knowing where you are going, it’s all the same. You go nowhere. You can never get “there,” can never arrive anywhere, because you don’t really have a destination. Without direction, without a destination, without a goal, how do you pick a direction, choose a road, or plot a course to get “there”? As leaders and…

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CPSM Bootcamp Introductory Session

November 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SMPS Kansas City will be offering a bootcamp series for members who are interested in learning about the six SMPS Domains of Practice and taking the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) exam. Current CPSM-accredited instructors will provide an in-depth look at Domains 1-6, which cover marketing research, marketing planning, client and business development, proposals, promotional activity, and management. The 8 week CPSM Bootcamp will begin in January 2018 and is free to SMPSKC members. Attend the Introductory Session to learn…

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October 2017

Why KC?

October 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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REGISTER HERE What’s ahead for KC? Join us October 19th to hear from Chris Gutierrez, President of Kansas City Smartport, who will give us a “behind the deals” look at why Kansas City has become a hot spot for big freight development and what we can expect next. Chris will share his insights on why our KC region is enjoying an unprecedented wave of innovation, growth and opportunity; the impact this growth is having on KC; and how we, as AEC…

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