07 Aug, 2012

SMPS Washington DC honored with 2012 Striving for Excellence Grand Prize at Build Business

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SMPS National and the city of San Francisco welcomed SMPS DC Build Business: Take Action attendees with welcome arms and cool air. Was it really July? Many of our members explored the city and its inspiring restaurants and unique sites. But the inspiration gained inside the conference will pay dividends at their firms for years to come.


SMPS Presents DC Chapter with Striving for Excellence Award for the fourth year in a row! The Chapter continues to recognize the importance of aligning our programs with the Striving for Excellence (SFE) criteria and SMPS National’s Strategic Plan thus resulting in a year of improved programs and growth. Through the continued support of the local A/E/C community, we have: increased membership, increased charitable contributions, and transitioned from a 9 month program year to a 12 month program year. The DC Chapter is proud of what we have accomplished. We have worked hard and with clear focus to initiate positive change, new growth and improvements we will build on to provide uncompromising value to our members. Special thanks to Kathleen Held of Cini-Little for leading the 2012 SFE committee, and whose hard work and coordination with her committee members resulted in this year’s winning submittal. Additional thanks to Frankie Bailey for the design and layout of the submittal and NRI for their printing services. Photo above: the 2011/2012 SMPS DC Board accepts the Striving for Excellence Award.

SMPS DC shares our winning award submittals on the Chapter website so our members can learn what set us apart this year. View Chapter SFE winning submittals

Local Firms Bring Home MCA Awards
Not only was the Chapter recognized for outstanding achievements at this year's national conference - SMPS DC member firms shined as well.

1st Place - Newsletter-External
EYP Architecture & Engineering, Washington, DC

1st Place - Newsletter-Internal
J. M. Waller Associates, Inc., Fairfax, VA

1st Place - Tradeshow Marketing
EYP Architecture & Engineering, Washington, DC

2nd Place - Promotional Campaign
Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC

2nd Place - Special Event
Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC

Honorable Mention - Direct Mail Campaign
FOX Architects, Washington, DC

Honorable Mention - Promotional Campaign
EYP Architecture & Engineering, Washington, DC

Bringing Back the Best of Build Business
The SMPS DC leadership truly appreciates the enthusiasm of our Chapter members who were able to attend Build Business to take advantage of the excellent educational and networking opportunities provided by SMPS National and to celebrate. We understand, however, that a large portion of our membership could not attend due to cost constraints and busy work schedules, and the Chapter is committed to sharing the benefits of Build Business with everyone. SMPS DC is hosting the “B5: Bringing Back the Best of Build Business” event soon and we’d love to see you there!

View the SMPS DC Build Business 2012 Photo Gallery ›

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