SMPS Awards SMPS Boston as the 2020 Striving for Excellence Grand-Prize Winning Chapter

SMPS Boston has been recognized for its strength and stability by shaking things up

SMPS Awards SMPS Boston as the 2020 Striving for Excellence Grand-Prize Winning Chapter

Alexandria, VA (October 9, 2020) – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is pleased to announce that SMPS Boston has been recognized as the 2020 Striving for Excellence Grand-Prize Winning Chapter. The chapter was honored at Build Business 2020, the SMPS annual conference, during the “Evening of Excellence Virtual Show” on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

The chapter most notably launched a membership campaign, “Shake Things Up,” which became their battle cry. Together, the chapter accomplished a milestone when SMPS Boston grew its membership significantly. This achievement was met by focusing on investing in the SMPS Boston members, giving back to the community, ensuring chapter management success and stability, and reinvigorating the chapter’s programming. SMPS Boston emphasized learning opportunities, mentorship, and network growth for our entry-level members; scholarships, top notch programming, and leadership development for our mid-level members; and kept our senior-level members engaged in the chapter with opportunities to share their knowledge through mentoring younger members, and speaking at events.

Suzanne King, CPSM, past-president of SMPS Boston, said, “The ‘Shake Things Up’ theme gave the board and our members the incentive and courage to take chances – in our personal lives, at work, and within the chapter. It was inspiring to see everyone embrace the theme. Our programming is always excellent, but it became even more original and engaging thanks to our volunteers and members.”

“Congratulations to SMPS Boston and its leadership in demonstrating chapter excellence and success throughout its membership, management, and service. The board, leadership, and volunteers should be proud of this noteworthy and highest SMPS recognition,” noted Molly Dall’Erta, awards program director for SMPS.

The Striving for Excellence (SFE) Awards recognize chapters for excellence in management and service to members. The SFE objectives emphasize a chapter’s programming and education, chapter leadership and management, membership growth and retention, communications, and financial health. Stay tuned for 2021 submission information.

You can watch the awards tribute video here.


Business Transformed Through Marketing Leadership: The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industries. With almost 7,000 members, SMPS provides leadership and professional development programs, industry research, business-building events, and vital marketing resources. Through SMPS, A/E/C professionals in North America tap into powerful networks to form project teams, secure business referrals and intelligence, and benchmark performance. The Society is committed to validating the practice of marketing and business development as essential to the success of all professional services firms. Learn more about SMPS at


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