April SMPS-KC Update Print

President's Report

A letter from our President

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel that we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel? It’s now April, if you can believe that, and I have one vaccine in my arm and one more to go. So many of you have expressed hope that we are closer to getting ‘back to normal.’ More and more organizations are making plans to host in-person events. Many AEC companies are beginning to welcome more of their employees back into the offices. And business across the Kansas City Metro seems to be buzzing.

As a chapter, we are also putting a lot of great programming on the schedule and we hope you can attend, both in-person and virtually.

  1. We’re getting together in person for coffee! For those of you who have an interest in seeing other AEC marketing folks from across the city, in person, now is your chance. We are planning an coffee meet-up for later this month. Keep an eye on our Events calendar for additional details.
  2. Many of you have expressed an interest in studying for the CPSM exam. (I shared in a previous newsletter that I, too, need to study for and retake the exam this year.) Our first study group meetup will be on Wednesday, April 14 at Noon. Reach out to me directly so I can add you to the meeting invitation.
  3. A number of you have asked about the Kansas City chapter’s Marketing Communications Awards. As a board, we’d really like to host an in-person celebration for our MCA’s this year, so as a result, we’ve postponed our awards cycle until the fall. It is our hope that we can plan an event and celebrate the great work all of you have accomplished, together. So, stay tuned.

SMPS continues to show up for its members as we navigate this ever-changing dynamic. As a local chapter, I’m proud of those who have continued to ‘hang in there’ with us and stay engaged. We’re almost at the end of this tunnel, friends. Looking forward to seeing all of you on the other side of it.

Until then, stay well!
Jen Lerner
SMPS-Kansas City President
[email protected]

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Calendar of Events

Cocktails & Scattergories - Virtual Happy Hour

Join us for drinks and games with this members' only event over happy hour. RSVP here. April 15 4-5p.


Marketing Mavericks: Lessons From Distinguished Leaders

Join us as we listen to and learn from distinguished marketing mavericks from all areas of the industry. RSVP here. April 22 12-1p.


April Coffee Connections


Join us virtually or in person for coffee and networking. RSVP here. April 29 8-9a. 


The Art of Influence & Negotiation


In this session, we'll explore the dynamics of influence, dispel the myths and fears assocaited with negotiating, and present ideas to help attendees utilize their personal power with confidnece. RSVP here. May 20 12-1p.

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