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Member Appreciation Event

At the end of the SMPS-OC board year (which runs September – August), we prepare to celebrate you—our members—and recognize how your contributions make this Chapter successful. As marketers, the only way we know how to celebrate is with a party, of course! It’s our Member Appreciation Event, with our members as the guests of honor.

This year, on August 16th, we rocked and bowled in a private room, complete with our own bowling lanes, at the upscale bowling venue: Lucky Strike! It was awesome to see so many of you with your partners, colleagues, and even parents!

The night kicked off with some Networking Bingo, a new crowd favorite. As the drinks flowed and professional photos were snapped, we dined on mouth-watering appetizers followed by a delectable dinner. The energetic buzz in the room soon shifted to a competitive atmosphere as our guests were placed on randomly-selected teams for a spirited round of bowling. Stakes were raised with the promise of Amazon gift cards for the winners, and each team stepped right up to the challenge!

Once the bowling competition concluded, Chapter President Keelin Cox and Membership Director Stephanie Wood, awarded milestone pins to members who’ve maintained membership for 5+ and 10+ years. We also recognized our Chapter’s 19 CPSMs with a special pin of their own. This year’s event marked the debut of our Member Awards for Rising Star, Member of the Year, Keystone Member of the Year, and the President’s Award.

Our 2019 award winners were: Rising Star, Courtney Johnson (Stantec); Member of the Year, Janet Powell (Psomas); Keystone Member, Kurt Yoshii (Ninyo & Moore); and President’s Award winner, Laurie Parris Michael Baker International). Congratulations to all our winners for these well-deserved awards!

We appreciate our members all year round and this Member Appreciation Event is a chance for us to thank both you and your firm. Throughout the year, you’ve provided us with insight and feedback that allows us to consistently raise the bar and provide you with the quality events you look forward to and expect. Our goal for each of our events is simple—we want to build your business through marketing leadership, in whatever shape or form that may be for you. The 2018-2019 year was truly excellent, and we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to represent and celebrate you, our members, this year and every year.

Summed up in two words: THANK YOU.