January 2017 Print

President's Message

Greetings, SMPS Upstate NY Members!

Did you know Upstate New York is the site of the SMPS Northeast Regional Conference this spring? The 2017 ÜBER Conference will take place April 26-28 in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York.

The ÜBER Conference brings together nine SMPS Chapters spanning from New England to Washington DC.  This business development, marketing, and leadership conference is designed specifically for the A/E/C industry. The conference features top-level speakers, educational programming, and incredible networking events.

If you are new to the industry, this is a great way to learn all of the ins and outs of the A/E/C marketing world and gain valuable knowledge and a competitive advantage for you and your firm. It’s also a great way to network with fellow marketers. Our Chapter’s philosophy has always been that we learn best when we learn from each other, and what better way to implement that philosophy than getting face time with over 200 industry marketers from across the Northeast.

Let’s face it:  if you’ve been at this for a while, it’s easy to fall into a rut or experience proposal burn out. It is very fitting that the theme of this year’s conference is Rejuvenate. The ÜBER Conference is a great way to renew your passion for your career. I cannot say enough about the knowledge and inspiration I gained from attending the past two regional conferences. The caliber of the sessions and speakers were top notch, and each time I came back inspired, with a renewed excitement about my job.

Attending a regional conference is also very economical – you will receive the same great programming and networking opportunities that you would at a national level conference for half the cost, and decreased travel costs because of the location of the conference. 

The conference also has sponsorship opportunities to increase visibility for your firm.  Consider a sponsorship to showcase the very best of what your firm can offer.

I encourage all of the Upstate New York marketing community to take advantage of having the conference in our own backyard!

Becky Cahill

Upstate New York SMPS Chapter President

   Upstate team at UBER Boston reception.


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