SMPS NNE JUNE SOCIAL

June SocialREGISTER HERE: https://smps-nne-june-social.eventbrite.com

Event Details:
When: 5-8PM
Where: The Press Hotel
119 Exchange Street
Portland, ME 04101
Hotel Website: http://www.thepresshotel.com/
Hotel Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Press-Hotel/485142134906434
Hotel Instagram: https://instagram.com/thepresshotel/

Block of Rooms:
A block of 15 rooms (all either Deluxe King rooms, or Superior King Rooms) has been reserved for the evening of Wednesday, June 10, at the rate of $199. Act fast – the cut-off date for reservations is May 27, 2015. To reserve, guests can simply go online and enter the code “WRRWRRC” in the Group Code field. All charges are scheduled to be paid individually.

Event Sponsor:

Wright-Ryan Logo

Sponsor Info:
Wright-Ryan Construction recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014. For more than thirty years Wright-Ryan has delivered construction services of the highest professional standard to clients throughout northern New England. The firm’s team of highly skilled and motivated professionals recognizes that their work goes far beyond the building project alone. Wright-Ryan is in the business of helping its clients achieve their goals by providing thoughtful advice, innovative strategies, and consistent support beginning at the earliest stages and continuing as long as they are in their facility.

Wright-Ryan Construction (http://www.wright-ryan.com/)

Empowering Success: Learn How Visionary Leaders Transform A/E/C Firms

May13

The SMPS Northern New England Chapter is bringing together three leaders from the A/E/C industry who will share their stories of success and lessons learned.  We’ll hear how their vision has empowered their employees and clients and transformed their firms.  This is a rare opportunity to meet with some of the area’s far-reaching and influential business leaders, network with dozens of A/E/C marketers and firm principals.

 

REGISTER ONLINE HERE:

https://aec-visionary-leaders.eventbrite.com

 

The leaders on the panel are:

1.      EMPOWERING THROUGH COLLABORATION:  Ellen Belknap, SMRT.  As President of SMRT and Leader of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Sector, Ellen has taken the concept of collaboration to new levels.  Ellen is recognized for her skills in facilitating large group efforts to achieve the best result for all concerned.  Her collaborative approach has been effective in demonstrating how openness and a willingness to collaborate with multiple stakeholders can work to everyone’s advantage.  She empowers project teams through integrated project delivery so that all parties are aligned to achieve a project’s success.

2.       EMPOWERING THROUGH INNOVATION:  Pete Vigue, Cianbro.  As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Cianbro Companies, Pete has empowered his leadership team to think outside of the box in pursuing new strategic markets and geographies.   His leadership transformed Cianbro into one of the United States’ largest, most diverse, successful, open shop, 100% employee-owned, construction companies, presently operating in over forty states and employing 4,000 team members in diversified markets including module manufacturing, fabrication & coating, maintenance and construction for the marine, petrochemical, and refining industries, as well as electrical transmission and distribution construction, building, industrial maintenance, power generation and transportation markets.

3.        EMPOWERING THROUGH STRATEGY:  Doug McKeown, Woodard & Curran.  In his 20+-year career at Woodard & Curran (currently CEO and Chairman), Doug has demonstrated a commitment to driving business success through effective strategic direction.  As an engineer with an MBA, he understands both the technical components of the AEC industry as well as the business drivers that firms must respond to in order to be successful. He was Woodard & Curran’s first Director of Marketing before taking the helm as Manager of the Operations & Management Business Center until 2007, when he was appointed as CEO. Since then, the firm has nearly doubled in annual sales volume and headcount, and has grown into an integrated engineering, science, and operations firm that is nationally recognized for solving clients’ complex infrastructure challenges.  Doug was selected as the 2015 Mainebiz Business Leader of the Year in the large firm category.

The panel will be moderated by Mike Reilly, FSMPS, of Reilly Communications.  Mike works with professional service clients on strategy, message, media relations and content marketing.  He is an adjunct professor teaching public relations at the College of Communication at Boston University; he also teaches Leadership Presence for mid-career students at BU’s Center for Professional Education.  A past national president and Boston Chapter president of SMPS, Mike is a contributing editor to the journal Marketer and a past president of the Massachusetts Building Congress.

 

As a participant attending this session you will learn:

  • management and motivational techniques;
  • individual and group dynamics;
  • leadership and team-building principles;
  • sustainability and industry trends; and
  • building high-performance teams linked to key client groups.

 

When:

Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

4:30-5:00 Registration/Networking

5:00-6:30 Presentation

6:30-7:3
Food, Drinks, and Networking

 

Where:

Portland, Maine

Proceed to the garage attached to the Abromson Center at 88 Bedford Street and then walk to the Wishcamper Center at 34 Bedford Street.

Here’s the website for directions:

https://usm.maine.edu/conferences/contact-us

Food/Drink:

Hors d’oeuvres and 2 Drink Tickets included

Need Hotel Accommodations?  
 
Call and ask for the special rate under the room block “SMPS”, only a limited number of rooms are available.  Deadline to book is May 8th.
          The Portland Harbor Hotel , $139 +tax. Reservations (207) 775-9090. Located in the heart of Old Port, this is the choice hotel for luxury standards. Take advantage of this discount! 
          Clarion Hotel, $98 +tax. Reservations (207) 774-5611. 1230 Congress St, Portland. The Clarion also offers a shuttle service for guests.
 
If you need additional assistance on lodging please contact Jessica Kandel at jkandel@cianbro.com or 207-416-9408
 
 

 

PC Construction to Sponsor SMPS NNE Event – Event The Secrets to Inbound Marketing for AEC Firms

PC

PC CONSTRUCTION IS PROUD TO BE RECOGNIZED AS AN INDUSTRY LEADER, SETTING TRENDS IN CONSTRUCTION METHODS, SAFETY, QUALITY, AND CLIENT SATISFACTION. THE RELIABILITY AND PROFESSIONALISM OF OUR ENTIRE TEAM MEANS THAT WE DELIVER THE HIGHEST QUALITY CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND THAT OUR CLIENTS ARE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND CONSIDERATION EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

Services They Provide:

GENERAL CONTRACTING, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, DESIGN-BUILD, PRECONSTRUCTION & PLANNING, SPECIAL PROJECTS, and SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

The Event:

The Secrets to Inbound Marketing for AEC Firms

April29

Event Description:

The buying cycle for your clients has shifted, and they have control. Traditional marketing methods simply don’t work anymore. If you’re still relying on trade publications, PPC, direct mail, SPAM-y emails or the newspaper to get the word out about your A/E/C company, you’re not reaching the qualified prospects who really matter.

Learn how to attract your ideal buyer to your website using inbound marketing. In this seminar, you’ll get an overview of the Inbound Methodology—a way of attracting, converting, closing and delighting prospects and walk away with an understanding of how to use Buyer Personas to create targeted, focused marketing that speaks directly to the clients you want most.

Presenter & Event Sponsor:

David Houston

When:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

5-5:30 Registration/Networking
5:30-6:30 Presentation
6:30-7:30 Networking

Where: 

Burlington, VT | Hotel Vermont  (41 Cherry Street | Burlington, VT 05401 | 855.650.0080)

Rooms
* Block of 10 Rooms reserved until 3/29/15 Cut-off Date (Mention SMPS NNE)
Discounted Rate for Standard King/Queen/Double $149/night + taxes

Cost:

$45 SMPS/ACEC Members
$55 Non-Members

Parking (not included in ticket price)

Hotel Valet Parking $15/day
Hotel Self Parking $10/day
City of Burlington Public Parking – Rates vary depending on duration.

Food/Drink

Heavy Appetizers & 1 Drink Ticket (included in ticket price)
Cash Bar available (not included in ticket price)

Register Online:

https://inbound-marketing-secrets.eventbrite.com