Upcoming Events

Sep 10

Welcome Back Happy Hour

Come celebrate the upcoming 2015-2016 year with SMPS Columbus

Sep 15

2015-2016 Yearly Programs Pass

Pay Once for the Entire Program Year!

Sep 16

SMPS Program: 2015 State of the Industry

Upcoming Trends for the A/E/C Community

Oct 6

2015-2016 MIX Master Registration

Sign up for the entire MIX Year!

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Welcome to SMPS Columbus! 

The SMPS Columbus Chapter is gearing up for the 2015-16 program year with some exciting member events! Check out our events calendar and register today!

  • Welcome Back Happy Hour (first event of 2015-16 calendar year) September 10, 2015
  • SMPS Program: 2015 State of the Industry (first program of 2015-16 calendar year) September 16, 2015



Congrats to the 2014-2015 SMPS Columbus Marketing Award Members!


SMPS Columbus 2014-2015 Arch City Marketer Award:

Larisa Forester, CPSM - Director of Columbus Operations, MSA Architects

We are proud to announce that the 2014-2015 Arch City Marketer Award goes to Larisa Forester with MSA Architects. The Arch City Marketer Award honors a current SMPS member who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the field of marketing professional services and has stretched above the duties of the chapter volunteer contributing to excellence in our chapter’s goals to Advocate, Educate, and Connect. Larisa was judged on contributions to her firm’s marketing efforts, involvement with the chapter initiatives, and support of other members in marketing professional services in the A/E/C industry.


SMPS Columbus 2014-2015 Rising Star Award:

Kelly Rauch - Marketing Coordinator, Corna Kokosing

We are proud to announce that the 2014-2015 Rising Star Award goes to Kelly Rauch with Corna Kokosing. The Rising Star Award honors a current SMPS member with less than five years of experience in the A/E/C marketing profession who has demonstrated a commitment to the field of marketing professional services and an aptitude of leadership through involvement in and contributions to the Columbus Chapter. Kelly was judged on attendance at chapter meetings and events, participation on committees and/or the Board of Directors, and outstanding contributions to a committee program or other chapter initiative.


Make the most of your membership!

The greatest opportunity you have to make the most of your membership is to volunteer. SMPS Columbus is gearing up for the 2015-2016 program year and we want you to get in on the action! We are looking for engaged, motivated people to serve on committees and assist with special events. Undertakings and time commitments vary and are flexible, so there is something for everyone’s work and life schedules. This is an excellent way to get to know fellow SMPS members better and really find out all that SMPS has to offer. Please contact Amy Karnes, Chapter President (akarnes@wsastudio.com) to discuss the right fit and how you can get involved.

Seeking 2015-2016 Sponsors! Would your company benefit from having its logo and information featured in SMPS Columbus events and communications? Would you be interested in a private lunch with the high level decision makers and knowledgeable industry presenters that participate in our monthly luncheon programs? SMPS Columbus creates our programs around relevant and timely topics that directly enhance A/E/C business prospects. We believe your company would benefit from the opportunities above, please consider becoming an annual sponsor of SMPS Columbus. Contact Ted Orr (ted.orr@schaefer-inc.com) for more information!

Want to get more involved? Join the Communications Committee! Get creative with the Communications Committee, where there are a lot of fun volunteer opportunities that relate directly to your job - from social media, website updates, newsletter articles and graphic design, there are many opportunities and we'd love to have you! Please contact Lisa Connelly, Communications Director (lconnelly@smbhinc.com) for more information.  

Have a great idea for the Chapter? Please do not hesitate to reach out to the president or any of the board members and share your experiences, suggestions, and ideas for the future of the chapter. We are only successful if you are successful. Contact us!