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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.

    Want to sponsor an event? Click here for sponsorship information.

    Past Meetings

    2016 Holiday Party

    December 01, 2016
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Ru Ru's Taco & Tequila
    715 Providence Road
    Charlotte, NC 28207
    http://rurustacosclt.com/

    Join SMPS Charlotte in celebrating this festive time of year at our annual holiday party!

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    SMPS Marketing Communications Award (MCA) Submittals: How to prepare for, submit, and win an award!

    November 16, 2016
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    JE Dunn
    1616 Camden Road
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    http://www.jedunn.com

    Come learn what it takes to submit and win an SMPS MCA award!

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    Queen’s City’s NEW Metropolis: “Aerotropolis”: Panel Discussion and Site Tour

    November 03, 2016
    2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

    Charlotte Douglas International Airport: CLT Center/CLT Admin Building; Eagle Conference Room
    5613 Wilkinson Boulevard
    Charlotte, NC 28208

    Our panel of experts will discuss Charlotte’s “Aerotropolis” known as River District

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    PR for the Marketing Professional

    October 19, 2016
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    JE Dunn
    1616 Camden Road
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    http://www.jedunn.com

    PR for the Marketing Professional

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    CPSM Study Group Info. Session

    October 18, 2016
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    JE Dunn
    1616 Camden Road
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    http://www.jedunn.com

    Join us for a FREE CPSM Info. Session!

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    Student Life Trends for the 21st Century

    October 06, 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

    Student Life Trends for the 21st Century

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    Right Person, Right Message, Right Time: Bringing Context to Content for Big Impact

    September 21, 2016
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    JE Dunn Construction Co
    1616 Camden Road, Suite 400
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    http://www.jedunn.com

    Content Marketing 201

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    The MIX: Lunch Break

    September 14, 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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    Economic Boom North of Exit 18 I-77

    September 01, 2016
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    Galway Hooker
    17044 Kenton Drive
    Cornelius, NC 28031
    http://www.galwayhookerpub.com

    Lake Norman Region's ECONOMIC BOOM!

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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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    2016-2017 SMPS Kick-Off Social

    August 04, 2016
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Cantina 1511
    4271 Park Road
    Charlotte, NC 28209
    http://cantina15eleven.com/

    2016-2017 SMPS Kick-Off Social

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    Webinar: Supercharge Your Email Marketing

    July 20, 2016
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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

    Webinar: Supercharge Your Email Marketing

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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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    Elevate your photography skills

    June 15, 2016
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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

    Intermediate Photography Seminar to help you bridge the gap between uncertain skills to confident knowledge

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    SMPS Charlotte End of Year Celebration

    June 07, 2016
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Bakersfield East Blvd
    1301 East Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    http://www.bakersfieldtacos.com

    Join us at Bakersfield for the End of Year Celebration!

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    SMPS Membership Campaign: Run for the Roses!

    May 24, 2016
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    The Metropolitan Plaza (next to Dressler’s)
    1111 Metropolitan Avenue
    Charlotte, NC 28204

    SMPS Membership Campaign: Run for the Roses!

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    The Ins and Outs of Business Development in the AEC World

    May 18, 2016
    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    FreemanWhite
    8845 Red Oak Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    http://www.freemanwhite.com

    Come hear from SMPS National's President

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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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    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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    Annual Member Focus Group

    May 06, 2016
    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    FreemanWhite
    8845 Red Oak Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    http://www.freemanwhite.com

    What can we do to make SMPS Charlotte even better?

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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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Workplace Trends in 2016

    February 04, 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

    Uptown to Ballantyne, Rock Hill to University City, new and expanding businesses are driving big demand in Charlotte’s office market, but what are the new Workplace Trends we can expect in 2016 and what impact will they have?

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    The MIX: Members Only Lunch

    January 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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    Manufactured in NC

    January 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

    Manufacturing is making a significant comeback and major impact in North Carolina and especially Charlotte region. But Why and How long will it continue?

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