Upcoming Events

    Jan 9

    The Power of Participation

    The SMPS HQ President will be visiting our chapter to discuss the impact of volunteering to be active in an association and how it can shape your future and open doors that you never knew existed.

    May 29

    Heartland Regional Conference

    Join fellow SMPS members from regional chapters at the Heartland Regional Conference in Detroit this May!

    Upcoming events


    City of Indianapolis Update

    November 17, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

    For the November SMPS program, the City's Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Angela Smith Jones joins us to share a City Update and address A/E/C industry related topics

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    Tracking Your Relationships

    November 02, 2016
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    LIGHTsource LIGHTstudio

    Most business development and marketing professionals have a list of contacts that are either current or potential customers. However, managing that list can be a challenge. What information should you track? How do you know when to contact people? And wh

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    Marketing Strategy for the 21st Century

    October 19, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Skyline Club

    The focus of Mark’s presentation will be on how service providers can understand and effectively utilize three core marketing processes: the segmenting-targeted-positioning (STP) process, brand equity, and integrated marketing communications.

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    New Member Appreciation Event - All Members Welcome!

    October 12, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Tappers Arcade Bar

    Join us for free arcade games, drinks & food as we celebrate our new members!

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    ICR Annual Conference

    October 05, 2016
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Ivy Tech Culinary Academy

    Join the ICR for their annual conference themed "Culture of Success"

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    Industrial Manufacturing Panel

    September 21, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Skyline Club

    The Industrial Manufacturing Industry globally includes a broad array of segments and has a combined value of over $600B. To retain their competitive edge, industrial manufacturers are being challenged to move faster, sell more and do it all at a lower co

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    Build Business 2016 Recap

    September 14, 2016
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    LIGHTsource LIGHTstudio

    Couldn’t make SMPS Build Business conference this year? Let some of your fellow Indiana chapter attendees share what they learned.

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    Cummins Hard Hat Tour

    August 17, 2016
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Wilhelm Construction Trailer

    Join us on a guided tour, provided by the project managers, of the new Cummins DBU headquarters.

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    Annual Meeting

    August 03, 2016
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Rick's Cafe Boatyard

    Vote on slated Board of Directors, Welcome incoming Board, Say “thanks!” to the outgoing Board & Sign up for a committee, or two!

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    The Proposal Process - What We Can Learn from Each Other

    July 06, 2016
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    LIGHTsource LIGHTstudio

    Teamwork! Proposals are not just for the Marketing Department – Business Developers and Owners play a major role in the proposal process. Join us as our panel of marketers, business developers and owners discuss how each person’s role is vital to the d

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    The 3 Cs : Content, Conversation and Conversion

    June 15, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Skyline Club

    The three Cs : Content, Conversation and Conversion These three are intertwined when it comes to reaching the right person at the right time with the right message.

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    Prospective Member Party & Cornhole Classic

    May 11, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    The Rathskeller

    Join us at The Rathskeller on May 11th and bring a prospective member for an afternoon of networking, fun, food, drinks and a Cornhole Tournament! We will gather in the popular beer garden where we will celebrate our chapter.

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    Education Series: Client and Business Development

    May 04, 2016
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Skyline Club

    Join us on May 4 as we discuss Domain 3 of our Education series on Client and Business Development practices. Listen to our group of panelists as they discuss the appropriate interactions between clients, business development and marketing professionals.

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    Higher Education Panel Projects and Process

    April 27, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer 010 (free parking on-site)

    Indiana’s higher education institutions are complex and diverse. Together, the universities represented on this panel manage over 400 facilities and 4,000 acres on their campuses! You won’t want to miss this event as we discuss how each institution manage

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    Education Series: 8 Ways Neuroscience Can Drive Your Top Line

    April 13, 2016
    1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    LIGHTsource LIGHTstudio

    Marketing is getting harder. It’s no longer enough to generate interest or measure amorphous feelings generated by unmeasurable things like “brand impressions.” Today’s marketer is expected to be the starting point for lead generation, setting up a huge p

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    An update from the Indianapolis Airport Authority

    March 24, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Indianapolis International Airport

    SMPS and NAWIC join together for an update from the IAA guest speakers who will share information on: IND’s terminal optimization project: from planning through marketing. As the terminal approaches its tenth anniversary in 2018, work is underway to refre

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    Education Series: Out-Plan and Out-Smart to Drive Big Revenue Growth

    March 02, 2016
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    LIGHTsource LIGHTstudio

    Have you ever felt that your prospects just weren’t getting it? Do you ever wonder why inaction seems to be one of your biggest competitors? Understanding how your prospects are hard-wired to receive messages and make decisions could be the key to unlocki

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    3rd Annual SMPS-IN Bowling Tournament

    February 18, 2016
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Woodland Bowling Center

    Join us for networking, food, drinks, bowling, and fun at our 3rd annual bowling tournament to raise money for our Student Scholarship Fund!

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    What's on TAP?

    January 28, 2016
    1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Indiana Landmarks - Cook Theater

    This year's TAP program includes a series of presentations from dynamic speakers addressing topics related to recruiting, retaining and developing employees to win the talent war, and win more work.

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    The Business Development Breakdown: Seller/Doers and Rainmakers

    January 20, 2016
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Skyline Club

    SMPS National President Paula Ryan, FSMPS, CPSM, shares insights on business development trends, including new data from the SMPS Foundation business development research.

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    Measure What Matters - KPIs for Marketing & BD

    January 13, 2016
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    LIGHTsource LIGHTstudio

    However you define your key performance indicators, the metrics you choose to track and analyze are critical to the credibility of your marketing and business development efforts.

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