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November 2014  

From the President

Hopefully everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and is now ready to jump in the Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/New Year season!

It has become a tradition for SMPS Charlotte to give back to the community during this time of year. We recently had a group join together to assemble pencil pouches for Classroom Central’s Free Store (we assembled 235 pouches in record time!). Through this Free Store, teachers and school personnel in qualifying schools can “shop” for free school supplies for kids living in poverty. We also hope to use our Holiday Party as a way to give even more to Classroom Central.

This year’s Holiday Party will be hosted at Red Rocks Café off Providence Road and is an event not to be missed. This year we are having a plated meal, as well as some surprises. Cocktails and socializing will be from 5:00 – 5:45pm and then we will sit down to dinner. We will be donating a portion of all registrations to Classroom Central and are also asking that attendees bring school supplies with them as an added donation. If you want to find out more about Classroom Central, please visit and you can find a list of accepted donations here:

As the holiday season gets into full steam, please take a few moments to think about others and of any way that you can help someone that may be in need. Whether it is just a smile or an extra thank you; or even giving to one of the many organizations that help families who need a little extra this time of year.

I hope to see ALL of you at the Holiday Party on December 19th at Red Rocks Café!

Tracy Sagehorn, CPSM
W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc.
SMPS Charlotte President

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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings

December 10, 2014

2014 Holiday Party

December 10, 2014
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

Red Rocks Cafe, Bar & Bistro - Strawberry Hill
4223 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

2014 SMPS Charlotte Holiday Party 

December 15, 2014

CPSM Certification Interest

December 15, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Clark Nexsen 
1523 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28204

Come learn what the CPSM certification program is all about! 

December 16, 2014

December Breakfast Club

December 16, 2014
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM 

Panera Bread
601 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all. 

January 08, 2015

January 2015 - The Retail Agenda for Uptown Charlotte

January 08, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Dressler's Restaurant at The Metropolitan
1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125
Charlotte, NC 28204

The Retail Agenda for Uptown Charlotte 

January 30, 2015

Full-Day InDesign Bootcamp

January 30, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM 

Adolfson & Peterson Construction
1447 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28203

SMPS Charlotte is offering a full-day, hands-on Adobe InDesign workshop with Adobe expert, Claudia McCue. This is a great workshop whether you are starting from scratch, brushing up on your skills, or significantly expanding your knowledge base. 

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Member Spotlight

Christine Burchett
Marketing Coordinator

Length of Time in the Industry:  4 years

City you were born in/where you grew up: Raleigh

Where you live now and how long you’ve lived there
: Charlotte, 3 years

Where you went to college
: N.C. State!!

Favorite restaurant
: I really don’t have one favorite – but The Angus Barn, in Raleigh, is top 5.

Favorite book/or last book read: Last read was The Rosie Project

Favorite TV show:
The West Wing

Favorite movie/or last movie seen
: Last seen was Gone Girl

Interest or hobbies
: aerial silks, scuba diving

First Job: Lifeguard

Favorite Vacation Spot: Any breathtaking, uncrowded, tropical beach

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Job Postings

Web Copywriter

North Arrow Creative

Job Posting
Sep. 8, 2014


Job Posting
Sep. 10, 2014


Marketing Manager

ESP Associates

Job Posting
Oct. 6, 2014


Job Posting
Nov. 3, 2014


Marketing Coordinator

McKim & Creed

Job Posting
Nov. 3, 2014

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*NEW* Society News

BLUEPRINTS: Guides for Marketing and Business Development Departments in the A/E/C Industry

Free for members; $295 for nonmembers

Blueprints: Guides for Marketing and Business Development Departments in the A/E/C Industry is an interactive PDF containing model marketing/BD departments, recommended job descriptions, a self-assessment tool and interview questions for marketing and business development candidates. For the individual marketing and business development professional, the guides are structured to shepherd you through your career path, help advocate for you and your position in your firm, and provide self-assessment tools to help you succeed. For A/E/C firms, the guides will assist in planning an effective marketing structure for your business and in recruiting and retaining talented, productive, satisfied employees.


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