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Jul 27

Speed Networking Happy Hour

Sharpen your networking skills by practicing with dozens from the AEC industry, and have the opportunity to talk about subjects that you maybe wouldn’t otherwise.

Aug 7

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Volunteer with SMPS

SMPS Columbus - Call for Volunteers

There's an old Chinese Proverbs that states, "Many Hands Make Light Work." In other words, no professional organization as successful as ours can possibly flourish without the efforts of many volunteers. An increase in member participation brings new ideas, issues, and thoughts to our various committees, which leads to better programming and improves service to our membership. Our exciting activities are fun and challenging, however they also require time and energy to accomplish. This is why we need you!


Below is a list of our committees and a description of responsibilities. Which committee might you be interested in volunteering with? Contact that committee's director and let them know you'd like to stop by a committee meeting to check it out. Now's the time to get involved and help our Chapter! Contact
Chapter President Katie Chiki for more information or to volunteer in some capacity. Together, we can make the Columbus Chapter as one of the best in the nation! 
 


 

  • COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
    MONTHLY MEETING:
    Where: Locations vary
    When: The last Thursday of every month, 8:000am – 9:00am 
      
    Communication Committee Director - Linda Skelton, Patterson Pope
    Co-Chair - Lori Dahm, Heapy Engineering

    Description
    We have more and more opportunities and channels to communicate events and chapter information to our members. This committee is responsible for handling those communications, and keeping our membership up-to-date. They are also responsible for some materials presented at our events, such as sponsor recognition, and maintaining the SMPS Columbus website. Due to the responsibilities of the committee, some duties can be administered outside of work hours or from home, but required some technical understanding, such as social media skills.


     
  • MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
    MONTHLY MEETING: 
    Where: Locations vary 
    When: TBD
    Membership Committee Director - Megan Smith, M+A Architects
    Co-Chair - Rachel Macedonia, CT Consultants

    Description
    :
    This committee handles the planning and execution of activities related to the recruitment and retention of current Chapter members. They are active throughout the program year in a multitude of activities and initiatives around Chapter membership.


     
  • LOGISTICS/ SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE 
    MONTHLY MEETING: 
    Where: Locations vary
    When: The 1st Wednesday of every month, 9:00am-10:00am
    Logistics/Special Events Committee Director - Tonya Krinks, Hamilton Parker Company
    Co-Chair - Samantha Ullum, Loth Inc.

    Description
    :
    This committee assists with the planning and logistics of chapter events ranging from the monthly luncheon meetings to special events like the Holiday Party, 30 year Anniversary Celebration, Golf Outing and Family/Member Appreciation Event.


     
  • EDUCATION COMMITTEE
    MONTHLY MEETING: 
    Where: TBD
    When: TBD

    Education Committee Chair - Daniel Sernicola, Barge, Waggoner, Summer and Cannon, Inc.
    Co-Chair - Kristin Studabaker, Carpenter Marty Transportation

    Description
    :
    This committee heads-up the planning and execution of MIX (Marketing Ideas Exchange) programs, often meeting monthly to oversee the logistics of these events. In addition to the MIX sub-committee, the Education committee oversees the chapter's library and the CPSM (Certified Professional Services Marketer) study group and certification program. A CPSM is recommended to oversee the chapter's yearly CPSM study group.


     
  • PROGRAMS/ SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE
    MONTHLY MEETING: 
    Where: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company // 250 Old Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite 370 // Worthington, OH 43085
    When: 2nd Thursday of every month

    Programs Committee Chair - Cassy Sleeper, Bruner Corporation
    Co-Chair - Kyle Sellers, Gilbane Building Company

    Description
    :
    This committee is charged with the planning, sponsorship, and execution of the chapter's monthly luncheon programs. The committee meets monthly, but subcommittees assigned to specific months' programs may meet separately to work out details of the program often coordinating with members from the Logisitics committee. Only the content of the monthly luncheon program is the work of this committee - all of the logistics of the space, the meal, and the caterer is handled by the Logistics/ Special Events Committee.