June 2020 Print

President's Message

Happy Summer Everyone! What a crazy time to be President.

I hope everyone has been well and is weathering the storm. Most Upstate marketers I’ve interacted with have thankfully retained their jobs in some capacity but if any of you need support because of a change or loss of job during this time, know you can count on SMPS Upstate New York to support you however we can. I have been lucky to have the continued support of my employer, Vertical Access, as first and foremost an SMPS member and ultimately, your President.

I am so grateful for the enthusiasm and contributions of our Board while work lives transitioned to working from home. I want to thank the entire Board of Directors for keeping the Chapter running seamlessly, including Jessica Smith, CPSM while welcoming the newest member of her family.

If we learned one thing during this pandemic it is that we marketers are a flexible, resilient group. We have all kept in touch virtually and moved programming online for the short term, with the hope that when we can all get together again, it will be with a renewed vigor and a stronger chapter.

But we can’t do it alone. We need your support - many current members of the board have been involved for more than one term, enthusiastically helping steer the Chapter, but we can always use some fresh ideas!

We hope you will continue to support your local chapter and that you will communicate what programming you would like to see from us. We are committed to offering educational programs whether virtually or in-person that serves our member needs.

I continue to be impressed by the resiliency of marketers in the A/E/C industry. Change is never easy and we have the privilege to help guide our firms through these challenging times. I wish you all continued success, both personally and professionally. Thank you for a great year!

Be Safe Be Well,

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Calendar of Events

Speakers:  Phillip Quindara and Jami Peters of CSArch

Thursday, June 25th, 10am - 11am
Part II:  Boost Your Content With A DIY Approach to Videography

Thursday, July 30th, 10am - 11am
Part III:  Boost Your Content With A DIY Approach to Drones

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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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