You already know that marketing and business development in the A/E/C industry is a dynamic and distinctive profession. Come join our extensive network of professional peers who can help you in the day-to-day activities of your position.
Joining SMPS Houston is easy! You can complete your application online or download an application at SMPS.org/membership.
BENEFITS – Top 10 Reasons to Join SMPS
You only have to talk to a few members before the reasons to join SMPS become apparent. So just like on Letterman, here is the Top 10 List:
Why professionals join SMPS:
1. There are Networking opportunities galore in SMPS!
- Attend local chapter meetings and programs or participate in a Society workshop
- Attend Build Business or a Regional Conference
- Volunteer for a local committee or Society committee
- Locate potential partners and suppliers in the A/E/C Buyer’s Guide
- With the MySMPS app, you can take networking to another level and connect 24/7 with people, information and opportunities online
2. SMPS publications allow members to stay on top of trends, best practices, and relevant issues impacting our industry. Your membership will include subscriptions to the award-winning journal Marketer and to our e-newsletter Connections; access to our Marketing Resource Center for any-time access to industry and job-related information; and discounts on industry publications from the SMPS Bookstore.
3. Enter one of SMPS’s national or regional Award Programs for a chance to show off your best work!
4. Build your personal brand with the Certified Professional Services Marketer Program (CPSM) and position yourself as an expert in marketing and business development to increase your credibility with employers, coworkers, and peers.
5. Attend programs and conferences to learn innovative solutions and fresh ideas you and your company can put to work immediately.
6. SMPS gives members numerous leadership opportunities. Volunteer to serve on chapter committees, your chapter’s board of directors, regional conference planning committees, and Society task forces and committees.
7. Use our career and recruitment resources to search for job opportunities or fill open positions with the SMPS Career Center and SMPS Houston Career Page. (SMPS members and their firms enjoy a discount on employment ads posted in the Career Center!)
And why your firm wants you to join SMPS:
8. Members get valuable national and regional contacts through the powerful SMPS network to facilitate teaming opportunities, business referrals, and knowledge of A/E/C business practices, trends, and successes.
9. SMPS’s professional development opportunities allow members to demonstrate thought leadership and expertise with presentations, articles, white papers and funded research, positioning your firm as an industry expert!
10. SMPS cultivates a community of emerging leaders. The rising stars in your organization will be exposed to the big-picture perspectives of the A/E/C industry that will fuel passion for their positions – and help to retain the brightest and best talent for your company!
Heard enough? Join SMPS today!