Become a member

The Society for Marketing Professional Services is the only national association that brings together business developers, marketers, owners, clients, and principals in the A|E|C industry. By becoming a member of our community, you are not only joining a dynamic network of over 140 local contacts in the industry, you are gaining access to a powerful national network of more than 7,000 marketing and business development professionals from the architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout North America.




The foundation of our professional resources is MARKENDIUM, the SMPS Body of Knowledge.  Explore trends, best practices, and relevant issues impacting professional services marketing and business development.  Membership also includes subscriptions to the award-winning journal Marketer and to Marketer QuickLook, a weekly e-newsletter; access to research and white papers funded by the SMPS Foundation; and discounts on industry publications from the SMPS.

As a member of the Columbus chapter you will have free access to our local library of MARKENDIUM materials.

Marketing Resource Center

MySMPS, the award-winning online community designed exclusively for SMPS members, will connect you online 24/7/365 with people, information, and opportunities to make building business easier.  Visit the Marketing Resource Center through the web link above any time for access to industry and job-related information.

Career and Recruitment Resources

Plan your career, gain access to advancement tools, and search for job opportunities through the SMPS Career Center.  Also, if your firm is seeking candidates to fill an open position, you can post that position in the Career Center and review the resume bank to identify marketers and business developers with experience in the A/E/C industry.
 (BONUS:  As a SMPS member you and your firm enjoy a discount on employment ads posted in the Career Center.)

As a member of the Columbus chapter you and your firm can post job ads free of charge.


Certified Professional Services Marketer Program

In an industry that values certification, the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) Program will help build your personal brand as an expert in marketing and business development, increasing your credibility with employers, coworkers, and peers.

The Columbus chapter offers local study groups to assist members in preparing for the CPSM certification exam.

Programs and Conferences

Attend local, regional and national programs and conferences to explore how other professional services firms are tackling the business challenges you and your colleagues face every day.  You will be exposed to innovative solutions and fresh ideas your company can put to work immediately.  Your membership includes our complimentary webinars and access to the webinar library.

The Columbus chapter maintains a local library of select webinars that members can access for free.

Professional Development Opportunities

Opportunities to present programs, write articles and white papers, and conduct funded research are available at the local, regional, and Society levels.  Through involvement in SMPS, you can demonstrate the thought leadership and expertise your firm has to offer clients and teaming partners.


Networking Opportunities

Make local, regional, and international business contacts through SMPS to build your business.  Attend chapter meetings and programs or participate in Build Business or a Society workshop.  Learn more about fellow members through the Directory on MySMPS.  Participate in the MySMPS community, where you can share files, ask questions, and create a blog using your own experience and knowledge.  Download the MySMPS app so you can access the member directory when you are on the go!

Each Columbus chapter meeting and educational program offers a designated opportunity for member networking.

International and Regional Contacts

SMPS also supports the growth of A/E/C companies by providing members with contacts made through the powerful SMPS network to facilitate teaming opportunities, business referrals, and knowledge of A/E/C business practices, trends, and successes.

A Community for Emerging Leaders

SMPS offers access to the greater A/E/C community, introducing members to industry leaders, exposing them to big-picture perspectives, and fueling their passion for the industry and their professions.


Develop and practice your leadership skills by getting involved in SMPS: Volunteer to serve on a Columbus chapter committee, the chapter’s board of directors, regional conference planning committees, and Society task forces and committees.


Jump to our national headquarters page to find both online and paper applications on the right side of the Membership page.