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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

    Webinar: Strategic Planning 101 – Demystify the Process

    October 18, 2017
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    JE Dunn
    1616 Camden Road
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    The steady rise in the economy has caused a stir within the A/E/C industry landscape for marketing professionals.

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    CPSM Study Group - Initial Interest Meeting

    October 19, 2017
    8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

    800 West Hill Street, Suite 400
    Charlotte, NC 28208

    Interested in learning more about the SMPS CPSM?

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    Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel - The Next Chapter in Charlotte's Cultural Renaissance

    November 02, 2017
    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

    Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel
    303 S. Church Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    Join us for an exclusive tour of the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, followed by a happy hour at Merchant & Trade. You don't want to miss it!

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    CPSM Study Group Info. Session

    November 13, 2017
    12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

    800 West Hill Street, Suite 400
    Charlotte, NC 28208

    Join us for a FREE CPSM Info. Session!

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    SMPS Charlotte Coordinator Club - Inaugural Event

    November 15, 2017
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    JE Dunn
    1616 Camden Road
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Help us craft the future of Coordinator's Club meetings in this kickoff event!

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    The MIX: Wine Wednesday

    November 29, 2017
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Foxcroft Wine Co. in Dilworth
    1235 East Boulevard
    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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