Philippa R. Burgess, Marketing & Community Relations
Shaker Painting

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SMPS Colorado One2One 2014-2015 Mentor Program Launching Soon!

Visit the One2One Mentoring Program Page for more information.




   SMPS Colorado
   7 South Galapago Street
   Denver, Colorado 80223


Are you new to the game of golf? Would you like to feel more comfortable building relationships and cutting deals on the course? “It’s not easy being green on the green” is a multi-week education series for anyone who may be reluctant to accept or extend an invitation to network on the course.  This program aims to empower you with knowledge of the rules and etiquette of the game and improve your mechanics, swing, chipping, and putting. This event offers 3 distinct clinics to hone and practice your skills, culminating in a 9 hole mini scramble to put your play into action alongside some of our industry’s most seasoned business development professionals. This program is designed for a range of experience—from those who have never swung a club to the novice golfer looking to improve their skills both on the green and with their clients.  Staying true to this year's SMPS storytelling theme, we will be inviting a seasoned BD professional / golfer to speak to the group at the beginning of each clinic session.

Driving – Friday, April 17th at 2pm
Chipping – Friday, April 24th at 2pm
Putting – Friday, May 1st at 2pm

9 Hole Mini Scramble
– Friday,
May 8th at 8:00 AM (shotgun start)

To learn more and register:
Clinics and Scramble - It's Not Easy Being Green on the Green
Scramble only - 9 Hole Mini Scramble

Receive a $100 rebate on the cost of your membership
if you join between 3/15/2015 and 5/15/2015.
(Rebates will be paid to the order of your firm.)
10 Reasons to Join SMPS

Refer a member who joins between 3/15/2015 and 5/15/2015
and receive a 3 month extension on your membership and be
entered into a drawing to win one of two $150 Visa Gift Cards.
(Referrals must be submitted to prior
to new member joining.)
Referral Form

To join, please visit the SMPS website.
For more information contact

*Prospective Member offer only valid for new members or reinstated members whose membership has lapsed for a period of one year or more. Discount not valid for transferred or renewing memberships. New membership must take effect between 3/15/2015-5/15/2015 to be eligible for prospective member rebate and referral drawings.

Marketing Excellence Awards 2015
Let your story come alive...

The following members were recipients of individual awards:

Leonardo Award: Dennis Richard, Golden Triangle Construction
President’s Award Recipient: Philippa Burgess, Shaker Painting
Member of the Year:  Michelle Ott, JE Dunn Construction
Marketer of the Year:  Teena Morath, Saunders Construction
Business Developer of the Year:  Julie Witecki, Swinerton Builders

The following firms were winners in their respective award categories:

Advertising – MWH Global
Annual Report – Saunders Construction
Books/Monograph – DHM Design
Corporate Identity – Ricca Design Studios
Holiday Piece – KTGY Group
Internal Communications – ICON Venue Group
Promotional Campaign – JE Dunn Construction
Recruitment & Retention – RK Mechanical, Inc.
Social Media – Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Specific Project Marketing - Ricca Design Studios
Trade Show Marketing - Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Video – MWH Global
Website - Ricca Design Studios
In addition, the People’s Choice Award, which was voted on by the attendees of the event,
went to gkkworks for their Feature Writing.

 Check out what our Members have to say about the benefits of serving on a Committee:

My membership with SMPS and participation on various committees has had immeasurable impact on my career and growth as a professional. Through my participation within the organization, I have garnered numerous professional skills, many of my professional relationships, and a bolstered professional confidence.  If you’re looking for an organization to support that gives back tri-fold what you put in – SMPS is the right pick.”
Emily Murphy Siem, Calibre Engineering

“I began volunteering with SMPS shortly after joining the organization and soon found myself as Co-Chair and then Chair of a committee. Being thrust into a leadership position was a great way to accelerate my personal impact and overall comfort with the association and people within. Being a volunteer means you can directly shape the content and direction of the organization. It’s all about coming up with and implementing new ideas and new ways to help members and ultimately our unique sub-sector of this industry as a whole.”
Jennifer Mathers, Turner Construction CO.

"Serving as a member of SMPS for the last 11 years has given me career opportunities, training and an invaluable network. Using my SMPS network has allowed me to increase revenue for my firm, hash out successful marketing strategies with peers and build lasting friendships. SMPS gives A/E/C marketers and business developers a community that is unsurpassed. Volunteering and serving on committees and now the Executive Board, has been well worth the time."
W. Celeste Davis Stragand, CPSM, Kiewit

“Being part of the Education committee with SMPS has had a profound impact on career.  I am a more valuable employee and more confident person because of the tools that the committee has taught me,from public speaking to writing skills to reaching out to industry leaders.  I have happily dedicated time to this committee because of the lifelong relationships I have gained and the positive direction my career has taken.  I encourage any SMPS member to join a committee to get the most value out of their membership.”  
Krista Sanderson, S.A. Miro

What a great way to learn leadership skills before ever taking on such a position at my firm. SMPS gave me the opportunity to manage my own team and the confidence to apply this to my job!”
Dana Humphreys, Hyder Construction

“Joining SMPS has impacted my career in many ways: exceptional professional growth training, business development opportunities, visibility for my company. When I joined a committee and started invested my time to contribute back to the organization, my network exploded. It’s been a great value to me and my firm and I’ve made great friends on top of it!
Karen Current, DHM Design

For more information on becoming a member of SMPS, please contact Michelle Ott at For more information on volunteering on any of our committees, visit our Committees page.



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