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SMPS Kick Off Social

Tuesday, August 20 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Cameron Grill
  • 2018 Clark Avenue
  • Raleigh, NC 27605

Come get to know your fellow SMPS members over a dutch treat lunch before the program year kicks off!

Economic Development in North Carolina – What you really need to know!

Wednesday, September 11 2013 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Jonathan Q. Morgan, Associate Professor, School of Government, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, will give an overview of economic development, explaining exactly what it is, how it works and how it impacts North Carolina. Jonathan will also compare and contrast the current structure of the NC Department of Commerce versus a privatized model.
Speaker/Bio:
Jonathan Q. Morgan, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Jonathan Morgan joined the School of Government in 2003. Prior …Read More »

Coordinator’s Club: CRM Roundtable

Wednesday, September 18 2013 8:00am - 9:00am

  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd # 400
  • Durham, NC 27703

What tools, platforms, and processes do A/E/C firms utilize to manage their client relationships, project data, and team resume information? Join your peers for a discussion on what works and what doesn’t! This roundtable will be an open forum to exchange ideas to better manage your firm’s CRM capabilities. The goal is for participants to leave with a better understanding of their options, as well as the best practices and processes that the industry uses in CRM deployment, migration, and …Read More »

Transportation in the Triangle Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 8 2013 8:00am - 10:00am

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Join SMPS for an exciting panel discussion about Transportation in the Triangle. Hear directly from key decision makers to learn about: upcoming opportunities, funding mechanisms available for transportation projects, and the most effective way to market to these agencies.Attendees will also be provided an overview of NCDOT’s new Strategic Transportation Investments initiative and the implications for the A/E/C Industry.
This is a can’t miss event!
Moderator:
Joe Milazzo II, P.E. – Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Alliance
Joe Milazzo II has served as …Read More »

Coordinator’s Club: Teaming Best Practices Roundtable

Wednesday, October 23 2013 8:00am - 9:00am

  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd # 400
  • Durham, NC 27703

After the go/no go decision has been made, what are the next steps for teaming to win the project? Join your peers for a discussion on what works and what doesn’t from both a prime and sub-consultant perspective. This roundtable will be an open forum to exchange ideas to establish A/E/C industry best practices for teaming. The goal is for participants to share experiences in coordinating project pursuit teams, gaining perspective on how effective different methods can be.
Discussion Leaders:

Justine D’Andrea, …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Hosted Webinar: Help Them Hire You!

Tuesday, November 12 2013 12:00am - 1:30pm

  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd # 400
  • Durham, NC 27703

Please join us for a BROWN BAG LUNCH WEBINAR hosted by SMPS Triangle.
Help Them Hire You! How to Make Client Interviews Stand out, Set You Apart and Win More Business – Webinar – presented by Terri Langhans, CSP, Chief of Everything, Blah Blah Blah Etc., Inc.
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the short list. Let the fun begin! In this program, you’ll learn how you and the teams you work with (including principals!) can be clear, confident, and convincing when presenting …Read More »

DECEMBER BONUS PROGRAM: Syngenta Greenhouse / Advanced Crop Lab Site Tour

Thursday, December 5 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm

  • Syngenta Advanced Crop Lab
  • 9 Davis Drive
  • Durham, NC 27703

The Advanced Crop Lab project consisted of 126,000 SF of research greenhouse and a 10,000 SF detached central utility plant feeding the 63,000 SF mechanical area, which supports the current campus site.   The first of its kind, $72 million Advanced Crop Lab allows company researchers to simulate any agricultural climate and precisely measure plant inputs – the key to helping farmers grow more food from fewer resources. With 30 individually conditioned, climate-controlled, all-glass growth environments with a focus on light …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Holiday Social 2013

Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm

  • The Pit: Authentic Barbecue
  • 328 West Davie Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

The Pit will provide the perfect venue for the annual SMPS holiday social. Great food and beverages await you at this festive celebration. This is a can’t miss SMPS event!
COMPLIMENTARY Valet Parking (tips for good service are always appreciated.)
Cost includes heavy Hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets.
Thank you to our Sponsor:

*No refund is due if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event

Conference Networking and Tradeshows…There is a Method to this Madness

Tuesday, January 14 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Every year many professionals in the AE industry spend time attending conferences and tradeshows. Not many look forward to it – they may feel it is necessary, but just not worth the effort, time and money. Sure, an engineer can sit in on a session and pick up some PDH’s, but what can be done to truly benefit the company? Join Lori Brogden for a discussion about how to work a tradeshow or conference for maximum benefit. Hear the do’s …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Mentorship Program Informational (Dutch Treat) Lunch

Monday, January 27 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Coquette Brasserie
  • 4351 The Circle at NORTH HILLS
  • Raleigh, NC 27609

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT!
Our Chapter is initiating our first-ever Mentorship Program in 2014. We need both Mentors and Mentees who are interested in meeting one-on-one over the course of 6 months. Mentor-mentee pairs will choose how frequently they meet and where, and also determine what topics are most important for their professional development.  Topics may include proposal development, results-oriented marketing, taking the next step in your career, work-life balance, and a variety of other things.  For those who are interested, there …Read More »

Community College Clients Talk Back!

Tuesday, February 11 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

The NC Community Colleges have a critical and expanding role for the future growth of North Carolina. Join us for a panel discussion with Community College Representatives who will help the audience understand how to develop or strengthen a relationship with the NCCCS as a whole and specifics to their institutional processes in hiring Architectural/Engineering/Contractor service partners.
11:30 – Noon – Registration/Networking
Noon – 12:30 – Lunch
12:30 – 1:20 PM – Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
Panelists/Moderator
Panelists

Todd H. Manning, PE, CCM, PMP, PEM, …Read More »

Adobe InDesign Boot Camp

Wednesday, February 19 2014 8:30am - 4:00pm

  • University of Mount Olive
  • 5001 S Miami Blvd
  • Durham, NC 27703

SMPS Triangle is offering a full-day, hands-on Adobe InDesign workshop with Adobe expert, Claudia McCue. This is a great workshop whether you are starting from scratch, brushing up on your skills, or significantly expanding your knowledge base. The agenda will focus on the beginner level in the morning, and will move onto the Intermediate/Advanced level after the agenda for the beginner level is covered.
Agenda items include:
Basics:

Setting up InDesign defaults (never see picas again!)
Basic document setup, including bleed
Understanding frames
Importing and transforming …Read More »

SMPS/AIA/CMAA/ACEC Speed Networking Event

Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Whether you are new to the industry or a proven veteran in the field, you will find value in this special SMPS, AIA, CMAA, & ACEC joint event! Facilitated by Linda Vaughn, CPSM, PMP, the group will move through structured speed networking, practicing networking tips and tricks for each round. There will also be plenty of social networking time before and after the structured segment. Don’t miss this hallmark A/E/C industry networking event!
Agenda:
4:00 PM – Registration & networking
4: 30 PM …Read More »

The Diamond Experience – A Primer to Presenting Your Way to More Projects

Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:00am - 9:30am

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Have you ever wondered why some organizations seem to be successful at procuring project after project? Do you find it difficult connecting the dots when it comes to presenting and or creating effective, memorable presentations? Look no further! In this world the only proven, time-tested, business building strategy that NEVER FAILS is having the ability to produce one great opportunity after another. In this program our speaker, Garion Bunn, will outline the 4 Cs for creating a “Diamond Experience” for …Read More »

SMPS Coordinator’s Club: Prezi – The Science and The Art

Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:00am - 9:30am

  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd # 400
  • Durham, NC 27703

Join us as Valerie Zefiretto, Senior Marketing Coordinator with Lend Lease Construction, and Lauren Hall, Graphic Designer with Moffatt & Nichol, provide an overview and how to on Prezi. Geared toward beginners, they will also offer tips for the more advanced user.
Prezi – what is it? What is the proven science of its power of persuasion? How does it differ from Powerpoint? Why use it instead of Powerpoint? A Prezi introduction and overview will be provided – showing steps to …Read More »

SMPS CPSM Study Group Informational (Dutch Treat) Lunch

Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Coquette Brasserie
  • 4351 The Circle at NORTH HILLS
  • Raleigh, NC 27609

Your marketing skills are vital to the lifeline of your firm. Every day you further your company’s growth by identifying new project opportunities, developing business relationships, and getting your company’s name in front of prospective clients. That’s your job as a professional services marketer. SMPS offers a credential that recognizes the marketing expertise you have achieved: Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).
Interested in obtaining your CPSM but don’t know how to make it happen? Join us for this informational dutch treat …Read More »

SMPS CPSM Study Group Informational (Dutch Treat) Lunch

Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Coquette Brasserie
  • 4351 The Circle at NORTH HILLS
  • Raleigh, NC 27609

Your marketing skills are vital to the lifeline of your firm. Every day you further your company’s growth by identifying new project opportunities, developing business relationships, and getting your company’s name in front of prospective clients. That’s your job as a professional services marketer. SMPS offers a credential that recognizes the marketing expertise you have achieved: Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).
Interested in obtaining your CPSM but don’t know how to make it happen? Join us for this informational dutch treat …Read More »

Get Involved with SMPS RT Informational Session (Dutch Treat Lunch)

Thursday, May 8 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Mia Francesca
  • 4100 Main at North Hills Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27609

Want to take your SMPS membership to the next level? Join one of our committees! These committees specialize in everything from e-blasts and social media to planning programs and performing outreach with other organizations. The Research Triangle Chapter’s committees include:

Programs Committee
Outreach Committee
Communications Committee
Membership Committee

If you’re interested in helping out with one of these committees, please join us for this informational dutch treat lunch where you will hear from current and past committee chairs and members. They will tell you about their …Read More »

Business Development LIVE!

Tuesday, May 13 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Join us for an exciting chance to observe business development unfold before your eyes. Beth Stout, CPSM, Business Development Director with Lend Lease, will facilitate this session where our client, Neville Devlaliwalla, Strategy and Planning Manager for Corporate Real Estate, Workplace Resources, and Facilities Department with Cisco, will meet three different A/E/C industry business developers, LIVE. The business developers will get equal time on stage with the client. Afterwards, we’ll hear perspectives from the client: what worked, what didn’t, what …Read More »

Members Talk Back

Thursday, May 29 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Relish Cafe
  • 5625 Creedmoor Rd
  • Raleigh, NC 27612

Join us as we celebrate the success of another great year for the SMPS Research Triangle Chapter! We will be recognizing the accomplishments of our members and chapter, including the following:
– Board members (incoming and outgoing)
– Chapter accomplishments
– Milestone member awards
We will also be holding an informal brainstorming session as we prepare for the upcoming year, so be sure to bring your thinking caps!
This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow members of the SMPS …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Bonus Program: Live National Webinar: How to Respond to an RFQ/RFP

Tuesday, June 17 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd # 400
  • Durham, NC 27703

Kicking off the summer with a bonus – join us as SMPS Triangle hosts the live broadcast of a national SMPS Webinar on How to Respond to an RFQ/RFP presented by Bernie Siben, CPSM, Owner/Principal Consultant, The Siben Consult, LLC.
When it comes to responding to proposals, there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle— and, if you choose the wrong ones, you could lessen your chances of winning the business. It’s time to take a closer look at what you put into …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Hosts a live National SMPS Webinar: Dena Wyatt – “What Clients Want: Elements of a Winning Presentation”

Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd # 400
  • Durham, NC 27703

Join us as SMPS Triangle hosts the live broadcast of a national SMPS Webinar on “What Clients Want: Elements of a Winning Presentation” presented by Dena Wyatt, principal and founder of Marketing Evolutions, Inc.
Congratulations, you’ve been shortlisted after delivering a successful proposal. Now, it’s time for the interview. How do you stand out during the presentation? And, how do you persuade the client you’re the best firm for the job? During SMPS’ Webinar, presenter Dena Wyatt will show you how.
Wyatt will help …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Hosts a Live National Webinar – Tim Asimos, CPSM, presents “Crush the Competition: the New Rules of Modern Marketing for A/E/C Firms”

Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd # 400
  • Durham, NC 27703

Join us as SMPS Triangle continues its summer series of hosting live national SMPS webinars with “Crush the Competition: the New Rules of Modern Marketing for A/E/C Firms,” presented by Tim Asimos, CPSM, Vice President, Director of Digital Innovation, Circle S Studio.
The marketing ecosystem has greatly changed, but many A/E/C firms are still using the same marketing strategies of the past. To compete for clients’ attention, innovative firms are expanding their marketing strategies to deliver more client-focused, compelling and remarkable marketing that can …Read More »

The New NC Design-Build and Public Private Partnership Methodology

Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) legislation in North Carolina is changing. In 2013, the North Carolina House passed House Bill 857 authorizing three new delivery methods for construction of public non-transportation projects: 1) Design-Build, 2) Design-Build-Bridging, and 3) Public-Private Partnerships. HB 857 also strengthened Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) by eliminating the exemption. The bill was tweaked in 2014 through HB 1043, which clarified the requirements for pre-qualification of bidders on construction projects. Public entities now have the option to use Public-Private Partnerships as …Read More »

Target Driven Marketing to Deliver Tangible Results

Tuesday, October 14 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Join us as Bruce Lea takes us beyond Marketing Plan 101 to think more strategically about where resources can best be directed to deliver a portfolio of marketing efforts that link to one anotherand to the strategic interests of your firm – especially in the eyes of those who pay the bills. How do you justify and measure the ROI of marketing activities like professional memberships, conferences, website, advertising, tradeshows and the like? Bruce asserts that the answer lies in clearly …Read More »

SMPS Coordinator’s Club: Designer Selection – Understanding the Wake County A/E Submittal through Selection Process

Wednesday, October 22 2014 8:00am - 9:30am

  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd # 400
  • Durham, NC 27703

Join us as Mark Forestieri, AIA, Wake County Director of Facilities Design and Construction, speaks to Wake County’s A/E selection process from public notification to selection. He will highlight typical information to be provided as a response to a Request for Qualifications, address protocol for presubmittal briefings, who is involved in the review/shortlisting process and what they typically are looking for, what constitutes an automatic “out,” what happens after shortlisting, and what are effective and non-effective interview strategies. Mark will …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Site Tour: Ipreo Offices – Downtown Raleigh

Wednesday, November 5 2014 3:45pm - 5:00pm

  • Ipreo
  • 421 Fayetteville Street SUITE 900
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

Completed in the summer of 2013, Ipreo’s office space mirrors its position as a global leader providing market-leading intelligence and robust technology. From the moment a visitor enters the suite, they are introduced to technology with a custom-designed coffee table where they can sit and check the stock market on the giant interactive media table.  The space was designed intentionally to be bright and neutral. This brings focus to Ipreo’s high energy pops of color strategically placed on columns with …Read More »

Communication is Your Key to Success

Tuesday, November 11 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Effective communication is the cornerstone of success, but how many times does the message seem to get lost in translation? How often is getting the response, feedback, and information you need to complete your work a challenge? In this program, Debra Kennedy, Human Resources Manager at Moffatt & Nichol, will lead participants in identifying the four primary communication styles/preferences, comparing your preferences to the preferences of those you work with, and demonstrating how to use this knowledge to increase responsiveness …Read More »

SMPS Coordinator’s Club: A Love Story: The InCopy and InDesign Workflow

Wednesday, November 19 2014 8:00am - 9:30am

  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd # 400
  • Durham, NC 27703

Join us as Toni Williams, Lead Graphic Designer, CDM Smith, explains the benefits and how-to’s of using InCopy along with InDesign for a more productive, collaborative workflow for document development and design. InCopy is the word processing portion of InDesign, pulled out and packaged as its own program. Using these two powerful tools together, writers and designers can work more efficiently and effectively to create a more cohesive message. By using InCopy and InDesign together in the proposal process, you …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Holiday Social 2014

Tuesday, December 9 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing Company
  • 505 W Jones Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27603

Natty Greene’s will provide the perfect venue for the annual SMPS holiday social. Great food, beverages, and door prizes await you at this festive celebration. This is a can’t miss SMPS event! Cost includes heavy Hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. Parking is located in the parking garage behind Natty Greene’s.
*No refund is due if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event
**Additional $10 fee for walk-ins
 

 
Our SMPS Chapter is accepting accessory donations on behalf of Dress for Success Triangle NC. …Read More »

How to Leverage Existing Clients to Win New Clients

Tuesday, January 13 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Selling intangible services, just as AE firms must, creates challenges – especially for the seller/doers who are not formally trained in effective sales and presentation techniques. Critical to their success is the ability to TELL STORIES about past successes. Story telling is a natural means of communication in everyday life, but an art lost in the corporate world today. In this presentation, Ryan Suydam will lead attendees through the process of finding and telling great stories in order to win …Read More »

WakeMed New Women’s Hospital Site Tour

Tuesday, January 27 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • WakeMed New Women’s Hospital
  • 10000 Falls of Neuse Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27614

Agenda:
3:30 – 4:00 PM – Check in and networking
4:00 – 4:10 PM – Brief Welcome Remarks
4:10 – 4:15 PM – Divide into groups
4:15 – 5:00 PM – Tour the Hospital
Description
Scheduled to open Mother’s Day 2015, Wake County’s fifth, full-service hospital, WakeMed North, is currently being transformed into a 248,800 sf, 61-bed, full-service women’s hospital which will offer women of every age access to a wide variety of health services. Childbirth facilities, a special care nursery, dedicated triage unit and support spaces …Read More »

Creating Harmony Through Diversity – A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 10 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Diversity is a consideration, a descriptor, often a requirement of the companies and professional associations in which we work and volunteer. What does diversity mean in the A/E/C industry? Why should we value diversity? What is the effect of diversity in our firms and our work lives? Industry leaders, owners/clients will share perspectives and best practices.
Moderator
Karl Davis, President, Right Build International, Inc.
Panelists:

Thiané Carter Edwards, Small Business Program Officer, RDU Airport Authority
Grover C. Burthey, Jr., HUB Construction Coordinator, NC Office for …Read More »

Network Like An Introvert – A Networking and Presentation Event

Tuesday, March 10 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • AIA NC Headquarters
  • 14 E. Peace Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27604

Introverts are innately great networkers. “Network like an Introvert” is a fresh perspective on networking for introverts and extroverts alike based on the Amazon best-selling book written by Tim Klabunde. Leave the sales pitch at home and learn to network by being yourself.
Networking Like an Introvert will discuss the keys to real networking by looking at the stories of several introverts that have learned to succeed at networking. We will see how these individuals have succeeded by embracing their personal …Read More »

Coordinators Club: Full Day Photoshop and Illustrator Boot Camp with Claudia McCue

Wednesday, April 8 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm

  • Mount Olive University (OBA Building)
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd - 1st Floor
  • Durham, NC 27703

This full-day session will cover both the basics and some advanced techniques for both Photoshop and Illustrator. Whether you are new to the Adobe world or are a daily user, you’ll learn some techniques to help you be more productive and in less time.
Program registration includes unlimited follow-up tech support by phone and email.
Continental Breakfast and lunch will be included.
Parking is free.
It is not imperative that attendees bring their own laptops as the instructor will be projecting his screen for …Read More »

Lacking Horsepower in Your Firm’s Marketing and Business Development? Achieve High Performance Results with an AEC Marketing Tune Up!

Wednesday, April 15 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

The marketing ecosystem has greatly changed, requiring new strategies, tactics, skills and tools. But many A/E/C firms are on auto-pilot—still using the same marketing strategies and tactics from the past that are no longer effective. To compete for clients’ attention, innovative firms are expanding their marketing strategies to deliver more client-focused, compelling and remarkable marketing that can be tracked, measured and tied back to the firm’s strategic objectives. And best of all­—help generate new business for their firms.
This intensive half-day …Read More »

SMPS Coordinator’s Club: Website Redesign – Getting the Most Value From Your Design Firm Partner

Wednesday, April 22 2015 8:00am - 9:30am

  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd # 400
  • Durham, NC 27703

Agenda
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM – Networking with continental breakfast provided
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM – Presentation
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM – Discussion
The redesign of your firm’s website can be daunting. How do you select a design agency? How much to budget? How much time to allow from start to launch? Who from your firm should be involved? What questions should you ask when interviewing potential design partners?
Join us as representatives of Clean Design, a website, advertising …Read More »

Navigating the Many Levels of Project “X” – A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, May 12 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

One of the largest growth markets in our region right now is corporate/developer work.  Many of us are very comfortable working in an environment of traditional public procurement, but how do we best learn how to navigate the many layers of corporate work?  Economic developers, site selection consultants, confidentiality agreements, program managers, corporate real estate professionals, energy providers and others make positioning and landing this type of work a difficult and unique experience! Our panel will help you understand the …Read More »

SMPS Members Talk Back

Wednesday, May 27 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Carolina Ale House
  • 500 Glenwood Avenue
  • Raleigh, NC 27603

Join your fellow SMPS Research Triangle Members at the Caroline Ale House to celebrate a successful year and provide feedback for next year! Look forward to drinks, appetizers and fun activities.
 
Event highlights to include:

Incoming and outgoing Board Members
Mentorship Program, P.U.M.P., Graduation – NEW!
Member of the Year Award – NEW!
Milestone Awards

 
Bring your ideas, feedback and enthusiasm! See you soon at the Carolina Ale House.

Annual Chapter Kick-Off and Happy Hour

Tuesday, August 18 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom
  • 18 Seaboard Avenue#150
  • Raleigh, NC 27604

We’re kicking off the 2015-2016 Program Year at Tyler’s Taproom in Downtown Raleigh! Come mingle and network with your fellow SMPS members and industry peers as we hear what’s in store for the upcoming year. Shuffleboard, two drink tickets, and appetizers are included in your registration!
Note: Look for us in the back room at Tyler’s this year! We’ll see you there.

Activate: Your Energy Leadership!

Tuesday, September 15 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill RoadArena Club West
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Executive Coach Nicoa Dunne will explore what drives an office culture and how we can all use our energy to create long-term career sustainability.
You will learn how to be far more effective, efficient and productive in everything that you do, including your business and personal projects.  Why?  You’ll learn to use energy that serves you, not drains you!  Nicoa Dunne will share tools and techniques to get things done in less time so you can see the world through a …Read More »

ACTIVATE: The Changing Landscape

Tuesday, October 13 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Join us for this panel discussion by regional economic development and planning leadership as they explore the future of the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area in development, technology, and new businesses. Panelists will focus on three major points: what drives the changes, how is our landscape changing and how do we manage that change?
MODERATOR
Terrence Holt, President, Holt Brothers Construction
PANELISTS
Jesica Averhart, Head of Community Partnerships, American Underground
Adrienne Cole, Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development
Bob Geolas, President & CEO, The Research Triangle Park
Joseph Hopkins, PE, Division Engineer, NCDOT
Agenda:
11:30 – …Read More »

Coordinator’s Club – ACTIVATE Your Perspective: Marketers Talk Back!

Wednesday, October 21 2015 8:00am - 9:30am

  • WK Dickson
  • 720 Corporate Center Drive
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

October’s Coordinator’s Club will include a panel of marketing professionals from all walks of life. The purpose is to share the different perspectives of our industry and profession based on years of experience and life circumstances. Marketing coordinators and others in the profession often find themselves overwhelmed with the fast pace, deadlines, pressure to sell, and the wearing of multiple hats. This panel will expose some fresh perspectives that seasoned coordinators may have forgotten, as well as words of wisdom from experienced …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Social

Tuesday, November 3 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm

  • McDaids Irish Pub
  • 2412 Hillsborough Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Come join SMPS Triangle as we get together for a pre-madness-of-the-holidays social! Members and non-members alike are welcome to network and enjoy light appetizers.
Appetizers are included in the price of admission! Cash bar.  Hope to see you there.

SMPS Triangle Holiday Social 2015

Tuesday, December 8 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Raleigh Times
  • 14 E Hargett Street
  • Raleigh, NC 276031

Join us for the most fun and festive SMPS event of the year! Come mingle with your friends and colleagues at The Raleigh Times on December 8 at our can’t miss Annual Holiday Social. Your registration includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, and entry to win a variety of great door prizes. Convenient public parking is located just around the corner. Don’t miss out – Register Today!

Thanks to our holiday social sponsor:

*No refund is due if cancellation occurs within …Read More »

ACTIVATE: Your Resources

Tuesday, January 12 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

As we start 2016, now is the time to make our new year’s resolutions…those promises we make to ourselves that we hope will guide us in becoming better people at home and at work for the coming year. But taking life one year at a time is limiting. Where will we be in 5, 10, 25 or even 50 years? What will our industry be like in the future? What resolutions can I make today that will position me for …Read More »

SMPS Triangle January Social

Wednesday, January 20 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Cantina 18
  • 433 Daniels Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27605

Come one, come all, to celebrate the new year together at the first SMPS Social of 2016! Newly re-opened Cantina 18 offers the perfect location for easy networking and great food. Appetizers are included in the cost of registration, drinks are on you, and networking is free! Come check out Cantina 18’s new renovations and mingle with your friends and colleagues in this updated space. Don’t miss out – see you soon!

Coordinators Club – Send Me in Coach! ACTIVATE: Your Firm’s Interview and Presentation Skills

Wednesday, January 27 2016 8:00am - 11:00am

  • University of Mount Olive: Rooms 107+108
  • 5001 South Miami Blvd
  • Durham, NC 27703

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 3-HOUR PROGAM. Continental Breakfast included.
Send Me in Coach! ACTIVATE: Your Firm’s Interview and Presentation Skills
Interviewing Your Technical Staff, Marianna Boucher
You have proposals to write, websites to update, tweets to tweet, blogs to publish, news to release. Your job centers on getting the right content and sharing your company’s story in the marketplace. But how do you craft a compelling story around “two miles of 42-inch diameter raw sewage force main?” In this presentation, we …Read More »

ACTIVATE: Your Doer Seller Mentality! A panel discussion

Tuesday, February 9 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

All members of an organization can have a part in creating new business. This panel discussion will look at strategies for getting staff members thinking about being both a Doer and a Seller, and using their strengths to create opportunities.
In 2013, The SMPS Foundation produced a document highlighting a year-long research effort that analyzed the current state of buying and selling within the A/E/C industry. Their findings included the importance of the doer-seller model within firms as leading to …Read More »

Industry Networking Event – ACTIVATE: A Business Development Culture!

Tuesday, March 15 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • AIA NC Headquarters
  • 14 E. Peace Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27604

Through the fusion of entertainment and enlightenment, Patrick Pettit with RRMM Architects will deliver a high energy, engaging and passionate presentation on “Small Talk is Big”- The Art of Business Development. Whether you are just starting out or have been practicing Business Development for years, you will learn new and proven methods for Business Development.
 
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Marketing and Business Development? Have you ever asked –“What does a Business Development individual do all day”? …Read More »

Committee Interest Meeting

Tuesday, March 22 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm

  • Brio Tuscan Grille
  • 4325 Glenwood Avenue
  • Raleigh, NC 27612

Interested in becoming more involved with SMPS but not sure where to get started? Considering joining a committee but not sure where you would be a great fit? Join us at the Brio (Crabtree location) to learn more about the committees that keep our chapter going. Chapter representatives will share the roles and responsibilities of each committee and the valuable experiences they’ve gained through committee participation.
Admission is free to all members and light appetizers will be served.
Get involved with SMPS-RT! …Read More »

Coordinators Club – ACTIVATE! Tailoring Proposal Responses – Tips from the Trenches

Wednesday, March 23 2016 8:00am - 9:00am

  • WK Dickson
  • 720 Corporate Center Drive
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Clients are easily receiving twice as many proposals for every RFP than they used to – the A/E/C market remains very competitive. How do you make your proposal stand out from the pack? Tailoring your content to speak directly to your reader should be a baseline expectation for proposal development – but it’s not always easy. How do you tailor proposal content when you aren’t familiar with the client? Or when you know nothing about the project other than what …Read More »

ACTIVATE: Your Content Marketing Savvy!

Tuesday, April 12 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

ACTIVATE: Your Content Marketing Savvy with this intensive half-day seminar for marketers, business development professionals and firm leaders. You’ll walk away with an understanding of the methodology to design, build and operate an effective content marketing program. Tim Asimos, CPSM, Vice President and Director of Digital Innovation at circle S studio, will explain the anatomy of effective content marketing and provide attendees with step-by-step best practices and the strategic approach for building a powerful content marketing program.
Content marketing is …Read More »

Coordinators Club – ACTIVATE! Your Strategic Social Media Skills

Wednesday, April 20 2016 8:00am - 9:00am

  • WK Dickson
  • 720 Corporate Center Drive
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

April’s Coordinator’s Club will be all about social media strategy. Social media engagement is the top online activity in the United States, with average Americans spending 37 minutes on social media sites per day. Marketers are taking notice, and 83% of B2B marketers are using social media to increase brand exposure, 69% are using it to increase website traffic, and 65% are using it to gain market insights. So what are you doing to make social media work for you …Read More »

Triangle Shooting Academy Site Tour

Thursday, April 21 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm

  • Triangle Shooting Academy
  • 6501 Mt. Herman Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27617

More than just a firing range, Triangle Shooting Academy is an event space, cafe, and training center. Not only will we learn about the design and construction elements of this unique local project, but there will be plenty of time for networking at a post-tour social in the private event room. Come check out this new addition to the Triangle community!
 
You can look forward to hearing about the interesting design and construction considerations that went into the development of this …Read More »

ACTIVATE: Clients Talk Back! A panel discussion

Tuesday, May 10 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill RoadArena Club West
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

It’s been 15 years since the last general obligation bond was approved by the voters to upgrade our state’s infrastructure and since then North Carolina’s population has grown by 2 million people. The $2 billion bond will connect North Carolina to the 21st century through statewide investments in education, parks, safety, recreation, and water and sewer infrastructure.
So what does that mean to the A/E/C industry?  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are roughly 60,000 fewer construction jobs in …Read More »

SMPS Spring Social – May 2016

Wednesday, May 18 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Cantina 18
  • Cameron Village 433 Daniels Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27605

Join your friends and peers for the last after-hours social of our SMPS year! Back by popular demand, the newly renovated Cantina 18 in Cameron Village will be hosting us again for a relaxed and social evening. Appetizers are included in the cost of registration, drinks are on you, and the networking is free!

Don’t miss out – register TODAY!

SMPS Triangle End of Year Social

Thursday, June 9 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm

  • Bar Louie
  • 8401 Brier Creek Parkway
  • Raleigh, NC 27617

Join your fellow SMPS Research Triangle Members at Bar Louie to celebrate a successful year and provide feedback for next year!  Your registration comes with TWO drink tickets, appetizers, and all the networking fun you can handle.
 Event highlights to include:

      Incoming and Outgoing Board Members Recognition and Introductions
      Partner Up Mentorship Program (PUMP) Graduation
      Member of the Year Reveal & Award
      Milestone Awards

 Bring your ideas, feedback and enthusiasm! See you soon at Bar Louie.

2016-2017 Annual Chapter Kick-Off and Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 24 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Cantina 18 – Cameron Village
  • 433 Daniels Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27605

Let’s kick off the 2016-2017 SMPS Program Year at Cantina 18 in Cameron Village. Mingle and network with your SMPS friends and hear what we have in store for the year. We are approaching our 25th Anniversary in April and we are so excited to share with you our celebration ideas. Two drink tickets and appetizers are included with your registration. And, we will raffle off a registration to SERC (March 2017) in Amelia Island, FL.

The Ripple Effect: Thinking Different to Achieve Success and Grow the Triangle – Sept 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 13 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Have you ever wondered how and why some people and organizations achieve amazing success? How do they navigate through the maze of adversity and yet still accomplish extraordinary results?
You don’t want to miss this special event led by professional speaker Dr. Kevin Snyder who will share the stories, leadership secrets and strategies of breakthrough performance! You will not only leave with concrete ideas, but also a personalized action plan that can be used immediately to apply those same concepts in …Read More »

Members Connect Kick-Off Event – September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Ted’s Montana Grill
  • 6911 Fayetteville Road
  • Durham, NC

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Each session will include a round-table type discussions on a topic relevant to the A/E/C industry, trade tips from fellow marketers, and networking.
Join us to kick off Members Connect program!
Hosted by: Madelene Finch
When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:30AM
Where: Ted’s Montana Grill located at 6911 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC; T 919.572.1210.
The discussion topic will be open this month.
All members are welcome to attend.
*The …Read More »

Growing the Triangle Economy – October Program (10.11.16)

Tuesday, October 11 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Come join the SMPS Research Triangle Chapter for an economic panel on October 11th at the PNC Arena. Jane Brasier, Director of Business Development, Branch Highways will moderate a panel consisting of four esteemed economic specialists in the Triangle area and their perspectives on the economy from a local, regional, and state level.

James Sauls, Economic Development Manager, Raleigh Economic Development Office
Dr. Michael Walden, Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist, NCSU
Ted Conner, Senior Vice President, Durham 2.0
Jeff DeBellis, Director of Economic & …Read More »

Coordinators Club – Graphic Design for the In-house Marketer (10.19.16)

Wednesday, October 19 2016 8:00am - 9:00am

  • Perkins+Will
  • 5310 South Alston Avenue
  • Durham, NC 27713

Come join the SMPS Research Triangle Chapter on October 19 for a session on Graphic Design for the In-house Marketer. Elizabeth Griswold and Kelley Simons will reveal the secrets to finding graphic design success for your marketing collateral. They will introduce the principles of graphic design and will provide insight on how to use these to your advantage. The session will also reveal how to be an ideal teammate to a partner firm’s marketing group. Join these creatives with niche …Read More »

October Members Connect – Lunch (10.25.16)

Tuesday, October 25 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Panera Bread
  • 4421 Six Forks Road#119
  • Raleigh, NC 27609

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Then join us at the next Member Connect Event.  Each session will include a round-table type discussions on a topic relevant to the A/E/C industry, trade tips from fellow marketers, and networking. 
Facilitated by: Rachel Tabbi
Discussion topic this month: Proposals/SOQs
All members are welcome to attend for a Dutch treat lunch.
The free small group networking program is exclusively for members.
If you have any questions about …Read More »

SMPS After Hours Social (10.27.16)

Thursday, October 27 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Cantina 18 – Cameron Village
  • 433 Daniels Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27605

Join your friends and peers for the first after-hours social of our SMPS year! Back by popular demand, Cantina 18 in Cameron Village will be hosting a relaxed, social evening. Appetizers are included in the cost of registration, drinks are on you, and the networking is free!
Fall means football and a great time to join SMPS!  In honor of our fall membership drive,join in on some friendly competition and come dressed in your favorite team’s colors!
We will also be raffling …Read More »

Marketing the Generational Gap – November Program (11.8.16)

Tuesday, November 8 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

There is much rhetoric about differences between the Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial generations. Is there really something to this, or is the generational “issue” keeping the A/E/C industry from having to face a much more important conversation? Let’s turn the generational conversation on its head and see it for what it really is, an opportunity.
Topics covered:
· Generational distinctions essential to understand and why they exist.
· The destructive use of generational labels.
· The opportunity that having an inter-generational workforce represents.
 Learning …Read More »

November Members Connect – Lunch (11.22.16)

Tuesday, November 22 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits
  • 1101 Market Center Drive
  • Morrisville, NC 27560

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Each session will include a round-table type discussions on a topic relevant to the A/E/C industry, trade tips from fellow marketers, and networking.
Hosted by: Brian Darracott
Discussion topic this month: Proposals- Format, Styles, and Designs
All members are welcome to attend.
The free small group networking program is exclusively for members.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Brian Darracott at Brian.darracott@siemens.com
Registration Note: After …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Holiday Social 2016

Tuesday, December 6 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Clouds Brewing
  • 126 North West Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27603

The Holiday Social of the Season!
Come mingle with us at Clouds Brewing on Tuesday, December 6th at the Holiday Social of the Season! Convenient public parking is located in the adjacent parking deck.
Featuring:
Two free drinks + heavy hors d’oeuvres
Champagne cocktails
Fun with friends + colleagues
Awesome door prizes!

Thanks to our holiday social sponsors:

No refund is due if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event
If you have any questions about this event, please contact:
Jessica Urso, JessicaU@clinedesignassoc.com
Toni Martin, Toni.Martin@perkinswill.com
Justine D’Andrea, jdandrea@rameykemp.com

Coordinator’s Club – Webinar: Prepping Your People to Get Up in Front of Others

Wednesday, December 7 2016 8:00am - 9:30am

  • Perkins + Will
  • 5310 S Alston Ave, Building 300
  • Durham, NC 27713

The SMPS Research Triangle Chapter would like to give you a holiday gift, a free webinar at a bonus Coordinator’s Club in December: “Prepping Your People to Get Up in Front of Others – How to Help Your Professional Staff to Overcome Fears of Public Speaking.”
Long considered one of the worst phobias, speaking in front of others is an essential skill in acquiring new business for A/E/C firms and building your firm’s brand. This webinar will give you helpful tools …Read More »

December Members Connect – Breakfast Event (12.13.16)

Tuesday, December 13 2016 7:30am - 8:30am

  • Parker and Otis
  • 112 South Duke Street
  • Durham, NC 27701

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Each session will include a round-table type discussions on a topic relevant to the A/E/C industry, trade tips from fellow marketers, and networking.

 
Join us at the next Members Connect Event!
Hosted by: Lynette Sandlin
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:30 AM
Where: Parker & Otis
Discussion topic this month: Proposals and SOQs
 

 
All members are welcome to attend.
The free small group networking program is exclusively …Read More »

When Will Virtual Reality Be a Reality in the A/E/C Industry?- January Program (1.10.17)

Tuesday, January 10 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

It’s only a matter of time before Virtual Reality (VR) will become the norm in the A/E/C industry.
Jason McGuigan and Jason Cooper from Horizon Productions will walk us through the recent advancements in VR, as well as discuss the real world applications in the A/E/C industry.  Whether you want to utilize this technology for presentations or project delivery, the possibilities are endless.  By utilizing gaming technology, Revit/3D models can be transformed into a heavily customized VR experience, creating stunning, interactive …Read More »

Coordinator’s Club: Marketing “TechnoSpeak” – Working with Technical Mindset Professionals (1.18.17)

Wednesday, January 18 2017 8:00am - 9:00am

  • Perkins+Will
  • 5310 S Alston AveBuilding 300
  • Durham, NC 27713

Do you ever feel like you need a translator to transform “technical speak” into layman’s terms? Learning how to partner with technical-minded professionals can be quite challenging when it comes to creating project approaches, key personnel resumes, report deliverables, or project descriptions. We’ve all been there, so we’ve decided to try something new and exciting for January’s Coordinator’s Club! Come and participate in rotating, “hands-on” scenario tables where our seasoned professionals will guide conversations to promote the sharing of helpful …Read More »

January Members Connect – Lunch (1.24.17)

Tuesday, January 24 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Panera Bread – North Hills
  • 4421 Six Forks Road #119
  • Raleigh, NC 27609

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Each session will include a round-table type discussions on a topic relevant to the A/E/C industry, trade tips from fellow marketers, and networking.
Join us at the next Members Connect Event!
Hosted by: Rachel Tabbi
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Where: Panera Bread – North Hills
Discussion topic this month: Marketing Research
 

 
All members are welcome to attend.
The free small group networking program is …Read More »

Strategic Marketing Plans You’ll Love – February Program (2.14.17)

Tuesday, February 14 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

What is the purpose of a marketing plan, why should it be strategic, and what is the best way to develop one? Attend this program to find out! Our February program is tailored for any marketer, business developer, or firm leader interested in building their first, or building upon their existing, strategic marketing plan. Led by respected industry marketing and business development experts, Jennifer Allen and Nancy Padgett, attendees can look forward to a discussion of marketing plan basics, tips …Read More »

February Members Connect – Lunch (2.28.17)

Tuesday, February 28 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits
  • 1101 Market Center Drive
  • Morrisville, NC 27560

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Each session will include round-table type discussions on a topic relevant to the A/E/C industry, trade tips from fellow marketers, and networking.

Join us at the next Members
Connect Event!
Hosted by: Brian Darracott
When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:30AM
Where:  Ruckus Pizza, Park West Village
Discussion topic this month: Marketing Research 

All members are welcome to attend.
The free small group networking program is exclusively for members.
If you …Read More »

Networking Is(n’t) Awkward – March Program (3.14.17)

Tuesday, March 14 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • AIA Headquarters
  • 14 E Peace St
  • Raleigh, NC 27604

Let’s face it, networking is tricky. From those uncomfortable conversations where you’re not sure how much to share, to those awkward moments when you have to break into a tight-knit group of small-talkers, sometimes we all could use a map to navigate the networking world.
We’ve got you covered. Join the SMPS Research Triangle on Tuesday, March 14th to learn how to make networking a little less awkward for everyone! Tim Klabunde, Director of Marketing/Principal at Timmons Group and Amazon bestselling …Read More »

Coordinator’s Club – Building Firm Relationships through Proposals: A Panel of Perspectives (3.22.17)

Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:00am - 9:00am

  • Perkins+Will
  • 5310 S Alston AveBuilding 300
  • Durham, NC 27713

Making sure prime consultants, partners, and subconsultants will work as a team is essential for our clients – and this collaboration starts with the proposal process. Hear seasoned professionals in the A/E/C industry share their philosophy on working together to produce the best proposals possible. The panel, moderated by Alma Montemayor, Business Development Executive at The EI Group, Inc., will also cover some of the best practices and tips and tricks they’ve picked up along the way. Whether you are …Read More »

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral Site Tour (3.28.17)

Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:00pm - 6:30pm

  • Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral
  • 715 Nazareth Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27606

Join SMPS Triangle as we tour a soon-to-be iconic landmark in the City of Oaks. Thanks to Clancy & Theys, attendees will get a sneak peek at the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, which is set to open later this year.
Parking: ample parking to the right of the cathedral and behind the Clancy & Theys jobsite trailer.
This is a working jobsite, so appropriate PPE is required.

closed toe shoes
pants
long-sleeves
hardhat
safety goggles
safety vest

There will be extra vests and safety glasses available at the …Read More »

The Integrated Project Delivery Methodology: A Panel of Perspectives – April Program (4.11.17)

Tuesday, April 11 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a collaborative, trust-based project delivery arrangement involving the project owner, architect, engineers, general contractor, and trade partners. IPD encourages breaking down the traditional silos built between team members and creating an environment for teams to share risk and reward. SMPS Research Triangle has rounded up an all-star panel representing each interest in the IPD framework to provide their perspectives on the success of IPD, its popularity in the region, challenges in its implementation, and their …Read More »

Coordinator’s Club – Leveraging Imagery for Marketing (4.19.17)

Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:00am - 9:00am

  • Perkins+Will
  • 5310 S Alston AveBuilding 300
  • Durham, NC 27713

Is your project photography helping or hurting your proposals?
This presentation is a visual learning experience about the key components of architectural, engineering or construction photography and how to best leverage imagery for marketing your firm’s projects.
Through step-by-step illustrations, photographer and architect Tzu Chen will show how to make your camera work for your unique needs, tricky photography scenarios and how to beat them, basic photo editing using the tools you already have, and when all else fails, when to hire …Read More »

April Members Connect – Lunch (4.25.17)

Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • 204 Crossroads Boulevard#212
  • Cary, NC 27518

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Each session will include a round-table type discussion on a topic relevant to the A/E/C industry, trade tips from fellow marketers, and networking.
Join us at the next Members Connect Event!
Hosted by: Rachel Tabbi
When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Where: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Crossroads Plaza
Discussion topic this month: Content Marketing

All members are welcome to attend.
The free small group networking program is exclusively for …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Chapter 25th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, April 27 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Garden on Millbrook
  • 2400 E Millbrook Rd
  • Raleigh, NC 27604

We’ve come a long way since 1992 and it took a village to get us where we are today! A huge THANK YOU goes out to our present and past members, Board of Directors, committee members, and non-members. Let’s get together and recognize the milestones we’ve achieved and the memories we’ve shared. Help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:30pm at The Garden on Millbrook in Raleigh.
Heavy hor d’oeuvres, drinks, silent auction bidding and dancing are …Read More »

Clients Talk Back – The Triangle’s Commercial Construction Pipeline – May Program (5.9.17)

Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

The Triangle is booming with construction growth. SMPS has gathered a panel of three prominent private developers to get their insight on what’s coming down the commercial pipeline and how we can market to them.
Panelists:

T.J. Barringer, Managing Director – Development – Kane Realty Corporation
 T.J. oversees Kane’s development team, ushering projects through acquisition, entitlements, design, construction, stabilization, and disposition. He has direct experience with over $900M of completed or under-construction development projects. Some of his development experience includes projects in multifamily/retail, student housing/retail, …Read More »

May Members Connect – Lunch (5.23.17)

Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits
  • 1101 Market Center Drive
  • Morrisville, NC 27560

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Each session will include a round-table type discussion on a topic relevant to the A/E/C industry, trade tips from fellow marketers, and networking.
Join us at the next Members Connect Event!
Hosted by: Brian Darracott
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:30AM
Where: Ruckus Pizza and Pasta
Discussion topic this month: Content Marketing

All members are welcome to attend.
The free small group networking program is exclusively for members.
If you have …Read More »

SMPS Triangle End of Year Social

Thursday, June 8 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm

  • Tazza Kitchen Cameron Village
  • 432 Woodburn Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27605

Join your fellow SMPS Research Triangle Members at Tazza Kitchen in Cameron Village to celebrate a successful year and provide feedback for next year!  Your registration comes with TWO drink tickets, appetizers, and all the networking fun you can handle.
Event highlights to include:

  Incoming and Outgoing Board Members Recognition and Introductions
  Partner Up Mentorship Program (PUMP) Graduation
  Member of the Year Reveal & Award
  Milestone Awards

Bring your ideas, feedback and enthusiasm! See you soon at Tazza Kitchen.

2017-2018 Annual Chapter Kick-Off and Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 23 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Cantina 18 – Cameron Village
  • 433 Daniels Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27605

Let’s kick off the 2017-2018 SMPS Program Year at Cantina 18 in Cameron Village. Mingle and network with your SMPS friends and hear what we have in store for the year. Two drink tickets and appetizers are included with your registration. And, we will raffle off a registration to SERC (March 2018) in Atlanta, GA.

*No refund is due if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event.
**All member and non-member walk-ins are $25.
If you have any questions about this event, please …Read More »

Women in the A/E/C Industry – Leading the Way – September Program (9.12.17)

Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

 
Join us for an exciting panel of female leaders in the A/E/C industry. What paths led them to this industry and their successful careers? What tips do they have for honing your leadership skills? No matter who you are or where you are in your career, bring your questions and soak up the wisdom of these industry leaders.
 Moderator:
Theresa Leahey, Director of Business Development – Affiliated Engineers
Theresa Leahey is the Director of Business Development for the Chapel Hill office of Affiliated …Read More »

September Members Connect – Lunch (9.27.17)

Wednesday, September 27 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Ted’s Montana Grill
  • 6911 Fayetteville Road#102
  • Durham, NC 27713

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Connect with fellow marketers and enjoy networking and discussions on the A/E/C industry in a small group setting.
Join us at the next Members Connect Event!
Hosted by: Madelene Finch, CPSM
When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:30AM
Where: Ted’s Montana Grill
 

All members are welcome to attend.
The free small group networking program is exclusively for members.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Madelene Finch at mfinch@mcadamsco.com.

Why Won’t They Listen to Me? – October Program (10.10.17)

Tuesday, October 10 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Description
Want more influence, but you’re not the boss?  In this presentation, Tom will help us see how we can think differently about building influence by answering the ESSENTIAL three questions others need you to answer.  Answer these three correctly, and people will follow you anywhere.
Speaker Bio

Tom Cooper – BrightHill Group
Once upon a time, many years ago there was a young geek who worked on software and IT projects. Every day he watched too many good people and good projects fail to meet business …Read More »

The Why, What, and How of Digital Marketing in the A/E/C Industry – October Coordinators’ Club (10.25.17)

Wednesday, October 25 2017 8:00am - 9:00am

  • O’Brien Atkins
  • 5001 S. Miami Boulevard #400
  • Durham, NC 27703

Digital marketing is a very broad concept that encompasses a wide range of multi-channel marketing solutions. What is the value of digital marketing in a relationship-based, professional services industry? Why is it important to have a digital strategy and a well-managed campaign to support both brand and business development efforts? And, how do you sort through and organize all of the tools available in order to structure and execute the best approach for your firm? We will discuss these topics and …Read More »

Wake Technical Community College, General Administration Classroom Building Site Tour

Wednesday, November 1 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm

  • Wake Technical Community College
  • 10920 Chapel Hill Road
  • Morrisville, NC 27560

Join us as SMPS Research Triangle tours the first building on Wake Tech Community College’s new 95-acre RTP campus! Thanks to Perkins+Will, attendees will get a sneak peek of the new General Administration Classroom Building.
When complete, this 3-story, 112,400 square foot building will be a campus-in-one with all programs necessary for their new campus. The building structure and general organization are designed for maximum flexibility to support a variety of different functions and an evolving program over time. As new …Read More »

Online Public Involvement – A Differentiator, Not a Check Box – November Program (11.14.17)

Tuesday, November 14 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

In marketing, we all know how important it is to keep up with trends. Staying on the cutting edge positions firms to provide added value and resources to clients. In this program, Publicinput.com’s Brad Johnson will discuss how changes in technology have given teams the opportunity to differentiate themselves in the market, while implementing more efficient processes. This program will cover methods of public involvement that align with specific communities of interest, and provide opportunities to efficiently acquire more accurate, …Read More »

SMPS Triangle Holiday Social 2017

Wednesday, December 6 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm

  • 18 Seaboard
  • 18 Seaboard Avenue
  • Raleigh, NC 27604

Join us at 18 Seaboard on Wednesday, December 6th for the
Holiday Social of the Season!
Featuring:

Two free drinks + heavy hors d’oeuvres
Fun with friends + colleagues
Fabulous A/E/C industry networking
Awesome door prizes
We are very appreciative of the contributions made each year to the Holiday Social Door Prize Drawing.
If you or your firm is interested in donating a gift, please contact:

Toni Martin at toni.martin@perkinswill.com

Glenda Bastress at gbastress@brasfieldgorrie.com

We will verbally acknowledge all donors during the event.
Attendees are encouraged to bring gently …Read More »

December Members Connect – Lunch (12.11.17)

Monday, December 11 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, and Spirits – Park West Village
  • 1101 Market Center Drive
  • Morrisville, NC 27560

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Connect with fellow marketers and enjoy networking and discussions on the A/E/C industry in a small group setting.
Join us at the next Members Connect Event!
Hosted by: Brian Darracott
When: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:30AM
Where: Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, and Spirits-Park West Village
 

All members are welcome to attend.
The free small group networking program is exclusively for members.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Brian Darracott at bdarracott@longent.com.
SMPS …Read More »

Coffee, Cocoa and Conversation – A Holiday Bonus

Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:00am - 9:00am

  • O’Brien Atkins
  • 5001 S. Miami Boulevard #400
  • Durham, NC 27703

This bonus program is an open discussion on marketing issues that keep you awake at night! Hosted at O’Brien Atkins’ office, Nikki Ricketson and Pat Perkins will introduce topics for general discussion and share tips.  We will also ask YOU what’s on your mind, within a roundtable format that gives everyone the opportunity to join the discussion in a safe space. We will discuss what’s working, what isn’t and gain from valuable lessons learned. We all juggle priorities and deadlines, so …Read More »

January SMPS Program – Emerging Industry Trends in the Research Triangle (1.9.18)

Tuesday, January 9 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Emerging economic trends and markets are important factors in determining the future of the Triangle’s economy. Join three of the Triangle’s innovative leaders to discuss key factors driving regional economic growth and how developing industry sectors are creating opportunities now and in the future. During this session, you will learn more about clean technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), Fintech, Megasites and more. What technologies are being developed in the Triangle and will they be transformational?  Why are these technologies …Read More »

CPSM Interest Meeting – CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Thursday, January 18 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm

  • DPR Construction
  • 2000 Aerial Center Parkway, Suite 118
  • Morrisville, NC 27560

Do you want to learn more about becoming a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM)?
Are you ready to earn your CPSM?
One of the most important steps you can take in your career as a marketing or business development professional in the AEC industry is to pursue your accreditation as a CPSM, and the Research Triangle Chapter wants to help you achieve it!
Join us for a FREE CPSM study group interest and information session on January 18 from 12 PM – 1:30 PM …Read More »

January Coordinators’ Club – Social Media – Beyond the Basics (1.24.18)

Wednesday, January 24 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

  • O’Brien Atkins
  • 5001 S. Miami Boulevard #400
  • Durham, NC 27703

You already know a thing or two about social media. We’re all familiar with using at least one social media platform for business use and chances are you use three or four. This coordinators’ club will move you beyond the basics and explore best practices for implementing targeted social media campaigns. Social marketing campaigns use multiple channels to reach and saturate a target audience to bring about a desired result. We’ll look at developing a plan for implementing a social …Read More »

February SMPS Program – Navigating a Rebrand: Before and After (2.13.18)

Tuesday, February 13 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

So your company wants to rebrand? Are you up for it? And what does that entail?
Your brand, if properly understood and carefully managed, is perhaps your professional services firm’s most valuable asset. Your brand is how your clients perceive you. The purpose of a rebrand is to influence that client perception through refreshed visuals and messaging.
In this program Kelley, Kellie, and Kathleen will take you through some of the lessons learned from S&ME’s Rebrand. Learn how we moved from ENGINEERING …Read More »

CPSM Interest Meeting – RESCHEDULED

Tuesday, February 27 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm

  • DPR Construction
  • 2000 Aerial Center Parkway Suite 118
  • Morrisville, NC 27560

Do you want to learn more about becoming a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM)?
Are you ready to earn your CPSM?
One of the most important steps you can take in your career as a marketing or business development professional in the AEC industry is to pursue your accreditation as a CPSM, and the Research Triangle Chapter wants to help you achieve it!
Join us for a FREE CPSM study group interest and information session on February 27 from 12 PM – 1:30 PM at DPR Construction …Read More »

March Members Connect – Lunch (3.7.18)

Wednesday, March 7 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • P.F. Chang’s
  • 6801 Fayetteville Road
  • Durham, NC 27713

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Connect with fellow marketers and enjoy networking and discussions on the A/E/C industry in a small group setting.
Join us at the next Members Connect Event!
Hosted by: Madelene Finch
When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Where: P.F. Chang’s, Durham
 

All members are welcome to attend.
The free small group networking program is exclusively for members.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Madelene Finch at mfinch@mcadamsco.com.
SMPS Research Triangle reserves the right …Read More »

March SMPS Program – Building a Highly Effective Team (3.13.18)

Tuesday, March 13 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • AIA NC Headquarters
  • 14 E. Peace Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27604

Frustrated that your “team” isn’t working together?
Having trouble getting people engaged?
Teamwork takes focus — it is critical to have a common purpose, understand different styles, and establish communication and behavior commitments to create a great team. In her presentation, Mary Tomlinson will provide insights into HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEAMS, sharing research and keys in communicating with the team. The presentation will include opportunities for the group to engage and participate as well as a question and answer segment.
Join SMPS Research Triangle …Read More »

March Coordinators’ Club – Branding Proposals – Be Bold (3.28.18)

Wednesday, March 28 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

  • O’Brien Atkins
  • 5001 S. Miami Boulevard #400
  • Durham, NC 27703

Time to think outside the box. WAY outside the box. In the very crowded space of submitting proposals, it is essential to address the key elements that can turn a good proposal into a great proposal.
A good proposal shows a potential client that your firm is qualified for the work and can address the specific needs of a given project. A great proposal, however, goes above and beyond. It shows the client that your firm brings something to the table …Read More »

April SMPS Program – C-Suite Perspective on Marketing (4.10.18)

Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Join SMPS as we welcome three A/E/C leaders to give us their perception on Marketing and Business Development from behind the curtain of the C-suite.
Have you ever wanted to know what the boss thinks of your marketing efforts? What advantages have leaders in the A/E/C industry gained from their marketing departments? How have they seen marketing grow within the A/E/C industry?
Join Willy Stewart, CEO of Stewart; Pat O’Keefe, Principal at Clark Nexsen; and Scott Duckworth, Regional Vice President of Brasfield …Read More »

SMPS After Hours Social (4.19.18)

Thursday, April 19 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Cantina 18 – Cameron Village
  • 433 Daniels Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27605

Mingle and network with your SMPS friends at this after-hours social! Back by popular demand, Cantina 18 in Cameron Village will be hosting a relaxed, social evening. Two drink tickets and appetizers are included with your registration, and networking is free!

No refund is due if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event.
All member and non-member walk-ins are $25.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Stephanie Roten at sroten@clarknexsen.com.
SMPS Research Triangle reserves the right to use any …Read More »

April Coordinators’ Club – Marketing with Drones! (4.25.18)

Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

  • O’Brien Atkins
  • 5001 S. Miami Boulevard #400
  • Durham, NC 27703

What is required and who can do it? Justin Bryan, from Raleigh/UAV, will discuss the state of technology, licensing, insurance, as well as showing videos and other novel ways that having eyes in the sky can benefit your marketing campaigns.
Justin Bryan
With over 15 years of experience in the Aerospace industry, Justin began his career in the US Air Force as a Crew Chief on the F-15E before getting his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from NC State University and a Masters in Engineering Management …Read More »

May SMPS Program – Clients Talk Back – Intel on Healthcare in the Triangle (5.8.18)

Tuesday, May 8 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

A major reason people of all ages flock to the Triangle is our access to four major medical centers offering residents a wide range of outstanding medical care. Industry and independent rankings consistently show our health services to be among the very best in the world.
What does that mean for the A/E/C industry? How can companies get a foot in the door with these medical centers? What are they looking for when it comes to the teams they work with …Read More »

May Members Connect – Lunch (5.17.18)

Thursday, May 17 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits-Park West Village
  • 1101 Market Center Drive
  • Morrisville, NC 27560

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Each session will include a round-table type discussion on a topic relevant to the A/E/C industry, trade tips from fellow marketers, and networking.
Join us at the next Members Connect Event!
Hosted by: Brian Darracott
When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:30AM
Where: Ruckus Pizza and Pasta-Park West Village
Discussion topic this month: Marketing Design and Advertisement Tools

All members are welcome to attend.
The free small group networking program is …Read More »

SMPS Triangle End of Year Social 2018

Thursday, June 7 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm

  • The StateView Hotel
  • 2451 Alumni Drive
  • Raleigh, NC 27606

Join your fellow SMPS Research Triangle Members at the new StateView Hotel on NC State’s Centennial Campus to celebrate a successful year and provide feedback for next year!  Your registration comes with TWO drink tickets, appetizers, and all the networking fun you can handle!
Event highlights to include:

  Incoming and Outgoing Board Members Recognition and Introductions
  Partner Up Mentorship Program (PUMP) Graduation
  Member of the Year Reveal & Award
  Milestone Awards

Bring your ideas, feedback and enthusiasm! See you soon at The StateView!

SMPS Triangle Bonus Summer Programs: 3-Part Webinar Series

Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:00am - 9:30am

  • O’Brien Atkins Associates
  • 5001 S. Miami Boulevard #400
  • Durham, NC 27703

You are invited to join us for the SMPS Triangle-hosted 3-part webinar series! Please note, we are selling this as a package. When you register for July 11 this includes the other two sessions.
Prepare to Win: Master Content Marketing (While Juggling 97 Other Tasks.)
**No refunds for cancellations received after course start date. No shows are non-refundable.
When
8:00 am – 9:30 am

Part 1 – Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Part 2 – Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Part 3 – Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Where
5001 S Miami …Read More »

2018-2019 Annual Chapter Kick-Off and Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 22 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Mia Francesca
  • 4100 Main at North Hills Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27609

Want to find out what’s in store for the upcoming year? Join us in kicking off the 2018-2019 SMPS Program Year at Mia Francesca in North Hills. Mingle and network with your fellow SMPS members and industry peers and enter to win a registration to SERC 2019 in Asheville, NC! Two drink tickets and appetizers are included with your registration. We’ll be located on the mezzanine level, just up the stairs as you enter the dining room.
*No refund is due …Read More »

August Members Connect – Lunch (8.30.18)

Thursday, August 30 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Cantina 18
  • 433 Daniels Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27605

Are you an SMPS member? Are you interested in getting to know other SMPS members in a casual environment? Connect with fellow marketers and enjoy networking and discussions on the A/E/C industry in a small group setting. This free small group networking program is exclusively for members.
Join us at the next Members Connect Event! Hosted by: Brian Darracott When: Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 11:30AM Where: Cantina 18, 433 Daniels Street, Raleigh, NC 27605
All members are welcome to attend.
If you have any questions …Read More »

September SMPS Program – Confessions of a Content Whisperer: Cracking the Code to Extracting Data from Your Technical Team (9.20.18)

Thursday, September 20 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Did you catch our 3-Part Webinar Bonus Summer Series? After receiving such positive feedback, the Research Triangle Chapter is excited to host webinar speaker Danielle Gray in-person. In this program, Danielle will highlight tips and tricks for extracting data from technical professionals.
Marketers constantly juggle proposals, presentation development, external marketing campaigns and whatever else their team throws at them. However, in the AEC industry, marketers must rely on our technical experts for input in order to get these tasks done. There …Read More »

October SMPS Program – Is the Triangle Ready for Our Growing Future? A Discussion with Area Leaders (10.9.18)*

Tuesday, October 9 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • PNC Arena
  • 1400 Edwards Mill Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

The Triangle’s economy has been growing at a rapid pace, and more and more companies are seeking out our area every day to call their home. Why is our area such a hotbed for business? Are we ready for all this growth? How will we stay competitive with other areas? Is the A/E/C industry prepared for future development, and if not, what can we be doing? Join us for an exciting and enlightening panel of area leaders who will discuss …Read More »