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    Events

    Members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in SMPS events! With educational, networking and social events on the calendar, you are sure to find an event that meets your interests and schedule.

    See the list of upcoming events below, or read about conferences here, or recurring events here. If you have questions about an event or would like more information, contact any of our board members.

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    Charlotte As An Energy Hub

    October 21, 2010
    11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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    Charlotte City Club
    121 West Trade Street, Suite 3100
    Charlotte, NC
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    We've all heard that Charlotte is transitioning from a bank town, but where are we headed?  This panel will evaluate how renewable energy will be a part of the future of Charlotte.  Our panelists represent distinctly different areas of development, and each will offer their insight on how renewable energy technology is reshaping our city. 

    Our panel will be moderated by Scott Mickle from LandDesign.  The panelists will include: 

    • Keith Pehl from Optima Engineering
    • Tom Kepper from Greenfield Power
    • A Member of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

    Our luncheon will be held at the Charlotte City Club from 11:30 to 1:30.  Please allow yourself plenty of time to get from the parking deck to the 31st floor of the building.  Lunch will be a buffet and will begin promptly at 12:00 PM.  Parking and venue information is listed below.

     

    Parking Instructions:
    *Please bring your parking deck ticket up to the Charlotte City Club for validation.*
    If you use google maps, enter 116 West 4th Street as your destination.  The entry to the deck is directly behind the First Citizens Building along 4th Street.  If you are traveling along 4th, after crossing over Tryon Street, continue half a block and directly behind the First Citizens Building, take a right into alleyway under overhead walkway. There is a large black sign indicating 121 West Trade and City Club Parking. Follow the signs into the parking deck and park in a Charlotte City Club parking space. After parking, take the elevator to the main lobby of the building. There will be a sign indicating which set of elevators to take for the CITY CLUB. Press LC indicating LOWER CLUB AREA, which is on the 31st floor.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call David O'Neal at (704) 361-2969.

    Registration Info

    11:30 - 12:00 Registration and Networking
    12:00 - 1:30 Lunch and Program

    SMPS Continuing Education Credits: 1 CEU

     

    Future Meetings

    SMPS Special Event with Susan Murphy: Your Step-By-Step Guide To Authentic and Effective Presentation Skills

    February 17, 2016
    11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Freedom Park - The Mahlon Adams Pavilion
    2435 Cumberland Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Facilities/Reservable/Pages/Indoor.aspx#Pavilion

    SMPS Special Event with Susan Murphy

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    Public Private Partnerships(P3s): Charlotte’s Real Estate and Higher Ed Future?

    March 03, 2016
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    Dressler's Restaurant at The Metropolitan
    1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com

    P3s are on the upswing in Real Estate Development in the US but are they in Charlotte? What factors are contributing to this new movement and what affect will they have on the local AEC communities who are supporting these projects?

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    2016 Southeast Regional Conference

    March 07, 2016
    12:00 AM to 11:00 PM

    Francis Marion Hotel

    Charleston, SC

    Focus Forward

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    The MIX: W(h)ine Wednesdays

    March 09, 2016
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    DRAUGHT
    601 S Cedar Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    Drop in on your way home and catch up with SMPS colleagues and grab a refreshing beverage to wind down.

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    Group Therapy: SERC Debrief

    March 16, 2016
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    A M King
    1610 East Morehead, Suite 200
    Charlotte, NC 28207
    http://www.amkingconstruction.com

    Did you miss the conference or attend and have some great tips to share?

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    Tourism and Hospitality and their impacts on Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

    April 07, 2016
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    Dressler's Restaurant at The Metropolitan
    1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com

    Tourism and Hospitality: two industries that impact Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. But how and who do they impact?

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    The MIX: Members Only Lunch

    April 13, 2016
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    All American Pub
    200 E. Bland Street
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Network with your SMPS colleagues and catch up on the current buzz around the Queen City.

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    Full-Day Illustrator & Photoshop Bootcamp

    April 29, 2016
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    UNCC Uptown Campus
    320 E 9th Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    http://centercity.uncc.edu/

    Full-Day Illustrator & Photoshop Bootcamp

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    The MIX: Breakfast Club

    May 11, 2016
    7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

    Panera Bread
    601 Providence Road
    Charlotte, NC 28207
    https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/home.html

    Drop in on your way to work and catch up with SMPS colleagues and grab a cup of joe!

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    May 2016 | Site Tour- Little Sugar Creek Greenway

    May 12, 2016
    3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    Hickory Tavern
    1100 Metropolitan Avenue
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    http://www.thehickorytavern.com

    May 2016 | Site Tour- Little Sugar Creek Greenway

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    Presentation from Paula Ryan, SMPS National President

    May 18, 2016
    8:30 AM to 10:30 PM

    TBD

    Come hear from SMPS National's President

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    The MIX: W(h)ine Wednesdays

    June 08, 2016
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    DRAUGHT
    601 S Cedar Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    Drop in on your way home and catch up with SMPS colleagues and grab a refreshing beverage to wind down.

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    The MIX: Members Only Lunch

    July 13, 2016
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    All American Pub
    200 E. Bland Street
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Network with your SMPS colleagues and catch up on the current buzz around the Queen City.

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    SMPS Build Business 2016

    August 10, 2016
    12:00 AM to 11:45 PM

    Philadelpia, PA

    IGNITE, INNOVATE and EXECUTE

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    The MIX: Breakfast Club

    August 10, 2016
    7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

    Panera Bread
    601 Providence Road
    Charlotte, NC 28207
    https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/home.html

    Drop in on your way to work and catch up with SMPS colleagues and grab a cup of joe!

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