President’s Message — January 2012

By Antoinette Sanchez, South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Soil & Test­ing, Inc.

I would like to thank every­one who attend­ed our Decem­ber Hol­i­day event and fundrais­er at Fifty Sev­en Degrees.Your atten­dance and sup­port is great­ly appre­ci­at­ed.

PRC is Com­ing to Town

With the hol­i­day sea­son behind us we can now switch our focus from Star­bucks eggnog lattes, white ele­phant gifts, and ugly Christ­mas sweater par­ties to work­ing on our res­o­lu­tions for 2012 and mak­ing this year even bet­ter than the last, both per­son­al­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly.

If career growth is on your list of res­o­lu­tions, allow SMPS to help. This year’s Pacif­ic Region­al Con­fer­ence is com­ing to town on Feb­ru­ary 16–17, 2012. San Diego will host the third annu­al 2-day con­fer­ence, which is being held at the Man­ches­ter Grand Hyatt down­town. Board Mem­ber and PRC Co-chair, Cari­na Theis­sen of Brown and Cald­well, has been busy (along with com­mit­tee mem­bers) plan­ning and prepar­ing for the con­fer­ence which will be attend­ed by more than 200 mar­ket­ing and busi­ness devel­op­ment pro­fes­sion­als from Chap­ters across the Pacif­ic Region. This year’s con­fer­ence will offer three dif­fer­ent tracks with over a dozen pro­gram ses­sions. If you are look­ing to attend a worth­while indus­try event that encom­pass­es two days of net­work­ing, learn­ing, and devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties, I encour­age you to reg­is­ter. Please go to www​.smps​-prc​.org for con­fer­ence details, spon­sor­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties, and reg­is­tra­tion infor­ma­tion.

Con­junc­tion Junction…What’s Your Func­tion?

Hook­ing up mem­bers with edu­ca­tion­al, moti­va­tion­al, and occu­pa­tion­al knowl­edge is what we are all about! SMPS has some­thing to offer every mar­ket­ing and busi­ness devel­op­ment pro­fes­sion­al at every lev­el. SMPS offers pro­grams tai­lored to assist mar­ket­ing coor­di­na­tors, man­agers, and direc­tors. From our Mar­ket­ing Coor­di­na­tor Work­shop to our Men­tor Pro­tégé Pro­gram, you will fi nd devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties to suit a vari­ety of inter­ests.

If you are more of a social but­ter­fly, SMPS has net­work­ing groups, month­ly mix­ers, our annu­al hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tion, and a golf tour­na­ment that is high­ly regard­ed among indus­try pro­fes­sion­als. If you are not already a mem­ber, allow SMPS to be the orga­ni­za­tion­al junc­tion to your occu­pa­tion­al func­tion. This March, SMPS will hold a Mem­ber­ship Dri­ve where new mem­bers, exist­ing mem­bers, and com­pa­nies will have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to win free reg­is­tra­tion to our month­ly lun­cheons, webi­na­rs, net­work­ing events, or our SMPS Golf Clas­sic. Vis­it our Mem­ber­ship page on the web­site for more details. Infor­ma­tion will also be pro­vid­ed at our month­ly lun­cheons and via social media in the com­ing weeks.

We know there are many indus­try orga­ni­za­tions in which you can get involved, and appre­ci­ate the mem­bers, spon­sors, and pre­sen­ters who have sup­port­ed the SMPS San Diego Chap­ter over the past sev­er­al years. With­out your com­mit­ment and involve­ment we would not exist. I can assure you that our Board of Direc­tors is work­ing dili­gent­ly to uphold the organization’s com­mit­ment to engage, empow­er, and edu­cate mem­bers of the A/E/C com­mu­ni­ty, and I hope we can con­tin­ue to count on your sup­port and involve­ment as we kick off the New Year.

Cheers!!

Antoinette

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