Events & Resources

Events & Resources


SMPS Alaska Chapter offers many different educational and networking opportunities. We hold monthly luncheons, educational workshops, and ShopTalk roundtables. We have leadership workshops and a CPSM study group. We even host occasional building tours and a book club Check back often as new events are always in the works. We welcome everyone to come and learn with us!

2014 EVENTS

January 2014

  • Board Meeting – January 15: 12-1:00 PM, Kittelson & Associates
  • Luncheon – January 14, 11:30-1:00 PM: Education Panel with University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Mat-Su Borough School District, BP Energy Center – New Luncheon Location!
  • ShopTalk – January 21, 4-5:00 PM: How Dry Are You? Let’s Talk About Rainmaking. Kaladi Brothers Coffee in the JL Tower
  • ShopTalk – January 28, 4-5:00 PM: SMPS Marketing Communications Awards (MCA): You Could Be A Winner! Kaladi Brothers Coffee in the JL Tower

February 2014

  • Boot Camp – February 5, 8:30-10:30 AM: Corporate Communications – Developing a Press Kit, BP Energy Center
  • Board Meeting – February 5, 12-1:00 PM, PDC Engineers
  • Pacific Regional Conference – February 12-14
  • UAA Job Fair – February 13
  • Special Event – February 19, 4-6:30 PM: Pacific Regional Conference (PRC) Recap, Skip Bourgeois, Cheryl Jemar, BP Energy Center

March 2014

  • Boot Camp – March 5, 8:30-10:30 AM: Measuring Marketing ROI – Current Trends in the A/E/C Industry, BP Energy Center
  • Board Meeting – March 12, 12-1:00 PM, Coffman Engineers
  • Luncheon – March 18, 11:30-1:00 PM: P3 – Public/Private Partnerships, Scott Bell, PE, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services, UAF, Dena’ina Convention Center
  • ShopTalk – March 20, 7-8:00 AM: Building Client Relationships: You Can’t Love My Firm If You Don’t Know Me, Kaladi Brothers Coffee Downtown at the PAC
  • Building Tour – March 26, 4:30-5:30 PM: Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory,
    4805 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

April 2014

  • Board Meeting – April 9, 12-1:00 PM, USKH
  • Boot Camp – April 10, 8:30-10:30 AM: Photo Editing Tips & Tricks with Mark Meyer, BP Energy Center
  • SPECIAL EVENT – Fairbanks – Fat Free Gracewriting Luncheon – April 15, Westmark
  • SPECIAL EVENT – Anchorage – Gracewriting Seminar – April 16, Dena’ina Convention Center

May 2014

  • Boot Camp – May 7, 8:30-10:30 AM: Measuring Marketing ROI, BP Energy Center
  • Board Meeting – May 13, 12-1:00 PM, Bettisworth North
  • Luncheon – May 22, 11:30-1:00 PM: Federal Panel with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District, General Services Administration Northern Services Center, BP Energy Center

June 2014

  • ShopTalk – June 5, 7-8:00 AM: And Now, Presenting: Prepping Your People to Get Up in Front of Others, Kaladi Brothers Coffee Downtown at the PAC
  • Board Meeting – June 11, 12-1:00 PM, R&M Consultants
  • Member Orientation Breakfast – June 24, 8-9:00 AM, Chariot Group
  • SMPS Alaska Chapter/AIA Building Tour – June 26, 4:30-5:30 PM, Fairbanks International Airport

July 2014

  • Board Meeting – July 8, 12-1:00 PM, Enterprise Engineers
  • Build Business Conference: power:play – July 30-August 1, San Antonio, Texas

August 2014

  • CommEx Alaska Communicators Exchange – August 6
  • Member/Sponsor Thank You Mixer – August 21, 5-8:00 PM, Hard Rock Cafe
  • 2014-2015 Strategic Planning Session – August 22, 8-1:00 PM

September 2014

  • Boot Camp – September 3, 8:30-10:30AM: Competing Intelligently: Strategically Reinvent Your Firm and Marketing, BP Energy Center
  • Board Meeting – September 10, 12-1:00 PM
  • Luncheon – September 17, 11:30-1:00 PM: Transportation Panel, BP Energy Center
  • Lunchtime Learning Lab – September 24, 8:00-8:45 AM: An Introduction to InDesign Interactive Elements, Webinar

October 2014

  • Boot Camp – October 1, 8:30-10:30 AM: Go/No Go Process with Andrea Story, BP Energy Center
  • Board Meeting – October 8, 12-1:00 PM
  • Luncheon – October 15, 11:30-1:00 PM: Strategic Giving For Corporations, BP Energy Center
  • Mentorship – October 22, 8:30-9:30 AM: SMPS Alaska Chapter 2014-15 Mentorship Program Information Meeting and Kick-Off, The Chariot Group
  • Building Tour – October 22, 12-1:00 PM: Northern Lights Media Center (New KTUU Building), 501 E 40th Avenue
  • CPSM Certification Study Group – October 26, 2014 – February 11, 2015

November 2014

  • Luncheon – November 4, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Fairbanks: Transportation Panel, Westmark Hotel
  • Board Meeting – November 12, 12-1:00 PM
  • Luncheon – November 20, 11:30-1:30 PM: Meet the Press, BP Energy Center

December 2014

  • Boot Camp – December 3, 8:30-10:30 AM: Topic TBD, BP Energy Center
  • Board Meeting – December 10, 12-1:00 PM
  • SMPS Alaska Chapter Annual Holiday Party – December 11, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Killjoy Tasting Room

2015 EVENTS

January 2015

  • Luncheon: Fairbanks – January 15, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM: The Basics of Business Development, Ron Worth, SMPS National, Westmark Hotel
  • Luncheon: Anchorage – January 16, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM: The Basics of Business Development, Ron Worth, SMPS National, BP Energy Center
  • Boot Camp – January 7, 8:30-10:30 AM: Topic TBD, BP Energy Center

February 2015

  • Boot Camp – February 4, 8:30-10:30 AM: Topic TBD, BP Energy Center
  • Pacific Regional Conference – February 11-13, Seattle, WA, Grand Hyatt
  • Luncheon: Anchorage – February 20, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Utilities Panel, BP Energy Center

March 2015

  • Boot Camp – March 4, 8:30-10:30 AM: Topic TBD, BP Energy Center
  • Luncheon: Anchorage – March 25, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Finance for Marketers, BP Energy Center

April 2015

  • Boot Camp – April 1, 8:30-10:30 AM: Topic TBD, BP Energy Center
  • SPECIAL EVENT – Anchorage – Business Development Seminar – April 15, BP Energy Center

May 2015

  • Boot Camp – May 6, 8:30-10:30 AM: Topic TBD, BP Energy Center
  • Luncheon – May 14, 11:30-1:00 PM: Government Facilities Panel, BP Energy Center

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PAST EVENTS – 2013

January 2013

  • Luncheon – January 15: Developer Panel, Dena’ina Center
  • Webinar – January 22: Marketing Research: Strategies to Win Work, 1:30-3:00 BP Energy Center

February 2013

  • ShopTalk – February 5: Feel the Love: Building Good Client Relationships, 4-5:30 at Coffman Engineers
  • Luncheon – February 27: Special Presentation: Pulling Out All the Stops – Real Tools to Win! Guest Speaker, Past SMPS National President Frank Lippert, FSMPS, CPSM, Dena’ina Center

March 2013

  • Luncheon – March 19: DOT&PF Commissioner Pat Kemp, 11:30-1:00 PM Dena’ina Center

April 2013

May 2013

  • Special Program – Thursday, May 30: Financial Management for Marketing & Business Development Professionals, 7:30-8:00 (Networking Breakfast), 8-9:30 (Program)

June 2013

  • Luncheon – June 18: Mat Su Borough: What’s on the Horizon & How to Win, 11:30-1:00 PM Dena’ina Center
  • ShopTalk – June 25: Stop the Presses: How to Work with the Fourth Estate, 4-5:30 ECI/Hyer Architecture & Interiors

July 2013

  • NO LUNCHEON
  • SMPS Build Business Conference, July 31-August 2

August 2013

  • ShopTalk – August 20: Wrap-up & Review of the 2012-13 Mentoring Program, 4-5:30
  • Webinar – August 27: 10 Steps to Launching an Award-Winning Communications Program, Kathy Day, 2-3:30 BP Energy Center
  • Board Retreat – August 30: 2013-2014 Strategic Planning, BP Energy Center

September 2013

  • Board Meeting – September 11: 12-1:00 PM at Enterprise Engineering
  • Building Tour – September 12: Anchorage Sport Fish Hatchery & Social Hour at SubZero
  • Luncheon – September 17: A Roof Over Our Heads – An AHFC Perspective, Mark Romick, 11:30-1:00 PM Dena’ina Center
  • Shop Talk – September 24: Mentoring – It’ll Change Your Life, 4-5:30 at ECI/Hyer Architecture & Interiors

October 2013

November 2013

  • Board Meeting – November 12: 12-1:00 PM CH2MHill
  • ShopTalk – November 12: Proposals – It’s a Dirty Job But Someone Has To Do It! 7-8:00 AM, Kaladi Bros. Performing Arts Center Coffee Shop Meeting Center
  • Luncheon – November 19: Marketing/CRM Databases, Stacey Ho, 11:30-1:00 PM Dena’ina Center

December 2013

  • Board Meeting – December 11: 12-1:00 PM McCool Carlson Green
  • Marketing Boot Camp – December 12: InDesign – Beyond the Basics, Shannon Kinsey, 8-10:00 AM BP Energy Center
  • Holiday Party – December 19: President Andrea Story’s Holiday House

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PAST EVENTS – 2012

January 2012

  • Luncheon – Business Writing 101 for A/E/C Marketers, Jennifer Campbell
  • Special Event – In the Zone, Panel Discussion
  • Special Event – SMPS Alaska Book Club: Collapse of Distinction

February 2012

  • Luncheon – Higher Education, John Faunce

March 2012

  • Luncheon – Protecting Your Brand During a Crisis, Pat Walsh & Jack Sheppard
  • Webinar – Winning Strategies: Powerful Project Interviews, Hilari Weinstein & Lori Stanley

April 2012

  • Seminar – Leveraging Multi-Generational Leadership, Christine Brack
  • ShopTalk – The Art of Public Speaking, Keith Baldwin

May 2012

  • Special Event – SMPS Alaska Book Club: Water the Bamboo by Greg Bell
  • Luncheon – Changing of the Guard, Hough Hochberg
  • Webinar – Create & Implement a Strategic Marketing Plan

June 2012

  • NO LUNCHEON
  • Special Event – Member & Sponsor Appreciation, June 19, 4-7:00 PM at SubZero
  • ShopTalk – Make the Most of your Printing Dollar, June 28, 1:30-3:00 PM

July 2012

  • Build Business National Conference, July 11-13
  • Webinar – Defining Competitive Differentiators, July 19, 1:30–3:00 PM
  • Luncheon – Marc Luiken, DOT&PF Commissioner, July 26, 11:30-1:00 PM

August 2012

  • NO LUNCHEON
  • ShopTalk – Event Planning with Art Services North, Darl Schaff

November 2012

  • Special Event – November 14: Breakfast with the Foraker Group – Pre-Development Program
  • NO LUNCHEON
  • Webinar – November 27: Beyond Strategic Planning: Developing Competitive Strategies to Build Business, 1:30-3:00, BP Energy Center

December 2012

  • ShopTalk – December 4: Hello, 2013! Developing a Marketing Plan, 4-5:30 at McCool Carlson Green
  • Special Event – Holiday Party: Thursday, December 13, 6:30-10:30 pm at Leah Boltz’ House

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PAST EVENTS – 2011

September 2011

  • Webinar – BIM: Separating Reality from Myth, David Fouche
  • Luncheon – Corps Values, Chris Tew

October 2011

  • Special Event – ShopTalk with UAF Construction Management Program, Keith Whitaker
  • Luncheon – A/E/C 2012 Economic Forecast, Bill Popp
  • Special Event – Principals Only Roundtable, Bill Popp

November 2011

  • Luncheon – Chasing the 8(a) Dollar, Ron Perry
  • Webinar – How to Use the SF 330 Webinar, Shilow Spriggs & Andrea Story

December 2011

  • Luncheon – Title 21 Rewrite Project, Tom Davis
  • Special Event – Title 21 Principals Roundtable, Tom Davis

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