August SMPS-KC Update Print

President's Report

To My Colleagues, Mentors, and Friends,

This has certainly not been the year we all expected. I was supposed to addressing you all from a podium, while we’re dressed to the nines, enjoying a drink at Boulevard, and recognizing the best of our chapter. While our current settings may be much duller, my sentiments remain the same.

Thank you to every board member for your time, energy, and dedication this year. You all made every meeting something to look forward to and email string something to smile or crack up at. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you all better and work beside you.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for your support and recognizing the importance of our organization. And thank you to all of you for attending events, providing input, and at least skimming these emails.

It seems like forever ago, but we started the year strong with a jobsite tour and golf lesson. Then we hosted top-notch speakers, a panel, and we can’t forget the happy hours. We also started hosting community service events this year and provided donations to local organizations.

While we might not have accomplished everything we set out to, this year’s board adapted to the circumstances created by COVID-19 and I could not be prouder of them. We responded quickly with virtual events to provide members with an outlet and sense of normalcy. We joined forces with national and other chapters to cross promote and offer members the best content available at no cost. Our mentorship group adjusted and finished strong, helping to grow the next generation of marketers and business developers.

As I look back on the year, what really comes to mind are the future opportunities for this group. We were short-changed this year but that just means we have even more vigor heading into the new board year. This is not a farewell, just a changing of the guard. We will be back with new positions and fresh ideas to provide the utmost value to our members.

I am honored to have served as your SMPS Kansas City President this year and look forward to continued involvement in the organization.  



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Welcome New Members

EXTENDED! SMSP New Member Offer Extended through August 31!

Any new member that joins in the month of August will automatically recieve a bundle of resources valued at $484! The included Markendium: The Essentials, the six book set (original price: $159), and a promo code for free access to one of our first three AEC courses (original price: $325). 

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Calendar of Events

Virtual Panel - Diversity & Inclusion: Beyond the Buzzwords

August 05, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Beyond the buzzwords and the statements, Diversity and Inclusion are topics that the AEC industry needs to address. Learn from top AEC leaders across the country why diversity matters, what firms can do, and how you can share actionable ideas to help your firm.

This panel is open to all SMPS members and we encourage you to invite your firm leaders.

Virtual Meeting - Zoom link included in registration receipt and registration confirmation screen.

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Membership, Programs, Education, and Community Service: Calendar of Events

Adobe Creative Cloud Mini-Series: Illustrator

August 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Join us for a virtual lunch and learn for some intermediate tips and tricks in Adobe Illustrator from CRB Graphic Designer, Madison Olberding.

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