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    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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    Metrolina Greenhouse Site Tour: Growing and Operating GREEN

    April 06, 2017
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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    Metrolina Greenhouses
    16400 Huntersville Concord Road
    Huntersville, NC, NC 28078

    If your work involves, or you are interested, in Green Technology and Sustainability, then this site tour is for YOU! Located on a long winding country road, nestled between North Carolina’s largest tourist attraction - Concord Mills Mall, and the town that is home to Joe Gibbs Racing - Huntersville, is the largest single-site heated greenhouse in the United States - the Metrolina Greenhouse. In size it is  comparable to five Concord Mills Mall and spans over 160 acres under roof. Here they grow over 110,000,000 “Green” seedlings and cutting plugs each year and operate using “Green” principles such as recycled/recaptured water, a solar shading system and a unique open-roof greenhouse design that uses passive “MX” style ventilation.

    **HAPPY HOUR at Crafty Beer Guys after the event! (114 South Old Statesville Road, Huntersville)

    PLEASE NOTE: Closed-toed shoes are required. Onsite parking is available.  We are limited to 20 people for this site tour.


    If you have any questions, please contact Sara Riggenbach at 704.594.8968 or

    Cancellation/Refund Policy
    Cancellations made 72-hours prior to the event will receive a refund. Due to our commitment with the meeting facility for food and beverage quantities, all other cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced for the full cost of the event.



    $30.00 Non-member Ticket

    $25.00 Member Ticket - Other SMPS Chapter

    $20.00 Member Ticket - Charlotte SMPS Chapter

    Future Meetings

    7 Things Every Professional Services Marketer Should Know

    May 22, 2018
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    JE Dunn
    1616 Camden Road, Suite 400
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Everything changed for AEC marketing in the 1970’s when the Brooks Act was passed and the AIA Code of Ethics was changed to allow most forms of marketing.

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    The Marketing Information eXchange (MIX): Wine Wednesday

    May 23, 2018
    4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

    Hoppin' CLT
    1402 Winnifred Street
    Charlotte, NC 28203

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

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    Navigating a Rebrand: Before and After

    June 20, 2018
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    JE Dunn
    1616 Camden Road, Suite 400
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Come hear how a local AEC company implemented a BOLD rebrand after more than 40 years in the business

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