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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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Editing Proposals: Shortcuts for Short Schedules

April 17, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

With deadlines all around us, marketers are often put in the not-so-enviable position of choosing between doing things fast and doing things well. But clear, correct prose helps facilitate proposal review—good grammar and well-composed writing help reviewers focus on your firm’s separators instead of typos. Jen McGovern, CPSM, a former copyeditor turned A/E/C marketer, will share tips to strengthen your editing skills, tools to streamline your editing processes, and tactics for reclaiming time in your proposal schedule to allow for a quality review.

Jen McGovern, CPSM, is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Marketing Manager for VHB in Tysons, VA. With extensive editing, writing, and marketing experience, she fell into the A/E/C industry in 2012 and found a passion for proposals and infrastructure projects. A member of SMPS Washington, DC, Jen is the Director of the Career Advancement Committee, which leads the chapter’s CPSM Boot Camp study group, Guru Guidance mentorship program, and Leadership Development Series program. She achieved her CPSM certification in 2015. When she's not dreaming of RFPs, she crochets (only blankets) and paints her nails ... occasionally to match her PowerPoints.

Lunch will be provided.

Parking: Enter JE Dunn parking deck and pull a ticket. Bring your ticket with you up to JE Dunn's office and they will validate all SMPS event attendee parking.


If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Turner at 704.840.1358 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.


$35.00 Member Ticket - Charlotte Chapter
$45.00 after 11:30 am April 16

$35.00 Member Ticket - Other Chapter
$45.00 after 11:30 am April 16

$65.00 Non-Member Ticket
$75.00 after 11:30 am April 16

Future Meetings

Craft of Marketing Annual Membership Event

April 24, 2019
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Blue Blaze Brewing
528 S. Turner Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28208

Join your SMPS colleagues for an afternoon of networking at Blue Blaze Brewing

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