June 2020 Print

President's Message

I would like to welcome our board of directors and thank everyone for their continued commitment to the SMPS Upstate New York Chapter. This year’s board has several familiar faces who have served our community for many years, as well as some new faces and voices ready to share ideas and improve our organization. We are all extremely excited for what lies ahead this year!

Thanks to each of you for your participation and responses to our 2020-2021 program planning survey. While the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered in-person meetings and conferences, we are committed to incorporating your feedback and providing you with new programming and educational opportunities. Until we are able to resume in-person events, we are pleased to announce we are continuing to host virtual events, providing us with the opportunity to connect with colleagues across the state. Our next event, Infographics 101: Tips and Tricks, will take place Tuesday, September 29th at 3:00 pm. I hope you join us in learning more about how we all can take advantage of this marketing communication tool.

In addition to our local chapter events, SMPS National has a wide variety of virtual educational opportunities, many of which are free to members. Don’t forget to take advantage of these benefits:

Thank you all for being a valuable part of our SMPS community. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any other member of the board with any questions or if you would like to become more involved.

Take care and stay healthy!


We are proud to announce the 2020-2021 Board Members!

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Calendar of Events

Infographics 101: Tips and Tricks | September 29, 2020

Join Fawn Radmanich, CPSM for this crash course in data visualization techniques. Participants will learn how to develop an infographic concept from data gathering to best practices in design, as well as tips, tricks and tools for the non-designer and designers alike.

Register Today (Button) https://smpsupstateny.org/meetinginfo.php?id=143&ts=1600096187

Build Business 2020: Pivot and Focus | October 5-9 | Virtual Experience

Build Business is the only business development, marketing, and leadership conference for the design and building industry. With over 30 sessions and virtual events, we can’t wait for you to experience the SMPS annual conference, Build Business: Pivot & Focus, taking place virtually this year.

Register Today (Button) https://www.smps.org/buildbusiness/register/

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SMPS Upstate NY is looking for members to help us grow, educate, and connect! Would you like to make more connections personally and professionally? Consider volunteering!

We're looking for volunteers who are interested in:

  • Improving marketing education in the A/E/C industry
  • Expanding your network
  • Building our Chapter membership
  • Assisting with communications

We hope you will support your local chapter and help us to continue hosting important events. You will gain so much support, meet new colleagues and make new friends to share ideas.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Teresa York, Chapter President-Elect by Friday June 5th at [email protected] or 518.689.1884.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Earlier this month, Usherwood Office Technology partnered with SMPS Upstate New York. Their sponsorship supports our chapter’s ability to continue offering exciting programming and member networking.

Usherwood’s Exclusive Managed Infrastructure approach allows us the ability to integrate many Core Technologies across several platforms. Usherwood consults, designs, deploys, and supports complex hardware and software solutions which include, but are not limited to Managed PrintDocument ManagementVideo ConferencingSecurity Cameras, Surveillance Equipment, IT Support, Unified Communications, Digital Signage as well as Copiers/Printers and Production Printers.

Usherwood has aligned itself with the leading manufacturers in the information technology industry. Global technology leaders such as Canon, Microsoft, Xerox, Hewlett Packard, Cisco Meraki, Polycom and Milestone Systems to name a few. Our deep and integrated relationships with these manufacturers allow Usherwood to provide solutions that optimize our client’s workflow and maximize their productivity.

To learn more about Usherwood, visit their website usherwood.com

Tuttle Printing also became a sponsor in March of this year. Tuttle generously donated a table throw with the SMPS Upstate New York logo for future SMPS events. We greatly appreciate the support and cannot wait to debut the table throw in person, when the time comes!

To learn more about Tuttle, visit their website: tuttleprinting.com


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out Teresa York at [email protected]


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