Articles

Message from SMPS Atlanta : Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 situation in our city, region, and state continues to unfold. While the Atlanta board of directors has been contingency planning for the past few weeks around new developments, specific responses to recommended measures to slow the infection rate evolve on a daily basis. As of March 12, 2020 we are further adjusting our planned meetings, events, and gatherings. Please return to this post regularly, as any additional changes will be noted here as well as in individual event/meeting details.

At this time, we have the following updates to share:

  • 3.24.20 SMPS|AIA Security Luncheon Program | CANCELED
  • 4.15.20 Professional Development Series - Maximizing Your Firm's Business Development Efforts | RESCHEDULED to4.29.19 as a webinar
  • 4.16.20 Seller Reader Doer Book Club | RESCHEDULED to 6.11.20
  • 4.21.20 Federal Luncheon Program | RESCHEDULED to 7.09.20
  • March & April CPSM Study Groups | RESCHEDULED more information to follow

 

Tickets to RESCHEDULED events will automatically transfer to the new date – there is no action required on your part, unless you prefer a refund. Tickets to CANCELED events have been refunded. Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the situation. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] 

If you have ideas or resources to share that might benefit others as they expand their telecommuting strategies and alternatives to meeting in person, please connect with us on social media. We are in this together! Responding ethically and balancing safety and health concerns while continuing to educate and connect leaders in the building industry is SMPS Atlanta’s highest priority.

Other Recommended Measures for Volunteers & Programs

We strongly urge our amazing chapter volunteers and participants in the following programs to adjust the format of your gatherings to a virtual meeting or conference call:

  • Chapter Committee/Sub-Committee Meetings
  • New Member Ambassadors Program
  • Neighborhood Rock the Blocks

 

Additional Educational Opportunities

SMPS has a wide variety of educational opportunities that do not require social distancing, many of which are FREE to members. Don’t forget to take advantage of these benefits:

 

SMPS Atlanta continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak daily, looking to  information and guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Please keep an eye on this web page for future updates.

THANK YOU TO OUR ANNUAL SPONSORS

Committee Spotlight - Membership

 

This month we shine a light on our fun and dynamic Membership Committee who identifies the needs of members and develops opportunities to meet those needs in various ways. Our membership committee is a unique group that creatively plans member-focused events. Whether it be recruiting potential new members, engaging with current members, education on resources, or providing support, the committee eagerly seeks ways to build the community and share all what SMPS has to offer members and their firms.

Other Committee responsibilities include the planning and execution of well-attended New Member Orientations, Leverage Your Beverage networking events, and the championing of the many Rock the Block casual networking meetups we have reaching as far west as Kennesaw and as east as Lawrenceville. In addition, Membership manages the Ambassador Program which is designed to help guide new members of the benefits of SMPS early on. Each committee member comes with their strengths that have played a major role in the successes of our chapter. We are so thankful to have a group of creative thinkers who enjoy what they do when reaching the heart of our membership.

Activities are executed with a personal touch which we find engages our members and communicates an organization that is committed to people, purpose, and places.

The membership committee meets on a monthly basis. If you’re interested in joining a committee, email [email protected] to get connected!

Get to know your community! Visit our website to register for upcoming events.