Welcome to SMPS Inland Empire!

SMPS’s Inland Empire Chapter was formed in 2017 to service marketing professionals who work in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and throughout Southern California. The chapter offers bi-monthly luncheon programs and educational workshops, where you can network among clients and colleagues while learning the ins and outs of marketing.

After closing out my final webinar and as the days tick down on my presidency, it is surreal to think about how quickly this year has gone (and how differently it was from my expectations). Covid brought a new set of challenges, but also gave our chapter an extended reach. In the last 6 months, we transitioned quickly into offering free, live webinars every other week. In 9 programs, we had 1,344 registrations. Our social media platforms have experienced significant growth, and our mailing list has increased by 497 verified email addresses. That is an increase of 147% in just 6 months!
 
I am incredibly grateful to each of the members and future members for tuning in and hope that we will continue to be the first place that you turn for Marketing and BD education.
Also, I’d like to give a HUGE shoutout to my board! They have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to bring amazing programming and exceeded all expectations in spite of the pandemic. Leilani, you are going to bring this chapter to the next level, and I am so excited to see how you make it your own. You got this!!!
 
As you may have seen if you attended our final webinar, we put together a video in lieu of our annual meeting this year, which clearly could not be held in person. If you missed it, check it out here. Special thanks to David Aguilo for doing the editing and listening to hours of us giggling the entire time we had those suits on.
 
As I sign out for the last time of my presidency, I wanted to thank you all for being a part of it with me. My theme for this year was RISE and now, more than ever, it is important to focus on intentionally seeking opportunities to RISE.
 
Rise above the noise to elevate our profession, our brand, our voice.
 
Rise out of our comfort zone to create something new and powerful.
 
Join SMPS Inland Empire as we think outside the box, find ways to lift each other up and rise together.
 
It was a fantastic ride! ~ Shannon Stewart, 2019-2020 Chapter President

 

ABOUT SMPS

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their A/E/C companies. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. SMPS offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers.

SMPS is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. Companies tap into a powerful national and regional network to form teams, secure business referrals and intelligence, and benchmark performance. SMPS was created in 1973 by a small group of professional services firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to build their businesses.

Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of 7,000+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. The Society and its chapters benefit from the support of 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors.

Upcoming Events

Oct 14

Live Webinar: Marketing & BD Tips for the Seller-Doer

Learn Marketing and BD skills necessary to promote your firm and seek new work from current clients.

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Nov 11

InDesign Education Series Part 2 - The Production

Join us for an instructor-led training, learn some of Heide's hidden gems, new tricks, and time savings shortcuts, essential to your workflow.

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Jan 13

InDesign Education Series Part 3 - The Closeout & Incorporating Photoshop and Illustrator

Join us for an instructor-led training, learn some of Heide's hidden gems, new tricks, and time savings shortcuts, essential to your workflow.

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