SMPSNEO is the premier community for individuals and organizations looking to expand their business acumen, relationships and sales leads in the Northeast Ohio design and construction industry. We provide a variety of programs for membership each month, ranging from networking and education to interaction with targeted clients. Included in our ranks are architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and any number of specialty consultants. With approximately 70 members and nearly 60 companies represented, SMPSNEO provides our membership with the resources and relationships to substantially benefit their business.
The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals for the A/E/C industry. Our mission is to Advocate, Educate and Connect our members, with one another and with strategic business opportunities. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. SMPS offers its members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers.
SMPS was founded in 1973 by marketers as The Society of Bird-doggers, a name that refers to the task of seeking out new business opportunities. At that time, increased competition and changes in professional regulations made marketing professional services both acceptable and necessary. SMPS grew out of the need for marketers to have a place to meet and exchange ideas. Since then, the Society has grown to over 6,000 members in 58 chapters throughout the US.