And the Winner is… San Diego!

SMPS San Diego received two Striv­ing for Excel­lence (SFE) Awards at the July 2014 SMPS Build Busi­ness Con­fer­ence. The SFE Awards rec­og­nize chap­ters with excel­lence in man­age­ment and ser­vice to mem­bers, and we are proud to have received awards for our Chap­ter Web­site and 2013 Awards Gala!

First Place – Chapter Communications Awards, Website: SMPS San Diego!

SMPS Awards 2014

Evan Ross, Kel­ly Micha­jlenko, Cari­na Theis­sen and Cather­ine McCul­lough accept­ing the SFE Awards at the SMPS Build­ing Busi­ness Con­fer­ence, July 2014 in San Anto­nio, Texas.

The SMPS San Diego web­site is one of the most impor­tant assets in our chap­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tions port­fo­lio, and chap­ter mem­ber David Lecours is instru­men­tal in help­ing us build and main­tain an attrac­tive and infor­ma­tive site. David proac­tive­ly works with our Media Com­mit­tee to improve our site, and last year launched an updat­ed and ful­ly respon­sive site that is easy to nav­i­gate, fun to explore, and opti­mized for any device you’re using, such as mobile, tablet or desk­top. The SFE com­mit­tee agreed and award­ed our chap­ter with First Place recog­ni­tion for a Chap­ter Web­site!

Thank you to Lecours­De­sign (web­site strat­e­gy and design), StudioActive8 (wes­b­site cod­ing), and Vik­ki Ott and Sharon Smith, who were SMPS San Diego Media Co-Chairs dur­ing the ini­tial phas­es of web­site design improve­ment.

Outstanding Chapter Program Award: SMPS San Diego, 2013 Awards Gala!

Last August, SMPS San Diego host­ed our inau­gur­al Awards Gala. We knew we had a spe­cial event on our hands, espe­cial­ly with our (inter­im) May­or Todd Glo­ria as the emcee, a “Rock Star” themed event com­plete with gold record awards, and hon­orees in 12 unique cat­e­gories. The SFE com­mit­tee rec­og­nized our event with an “Out­stand­ing” Award in the Spe­cial Event cat­e­go­ry.

Thank you to Bree Tsan­iff, our Event Chair, and Past-Pres­i­dent Cari­na Theis­sen for orga­niz­ing such a suc­cess­ful event.


Please extend your thanks to the SFE com­mit­tee mem­bers for their con­tri­bu­tions. They include Cather­ine McCul­lough, Kel­ly Micha­jlenko, Cari­na Theis­sen, Vik­ki Ott, Evan Ross, Jamie Engel­hardt, Bree Tsan­iff and David Lecours. These indi­vid­u­als vol­un­teered many hours to make sure our Chap­ter is rec­og­nized for the out­stand­ing work of our vol­un­teers, mem­bers and sup­port­ing com­pa­nies.


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