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Knowledge Is the Groundwork for the Future

November 18, 2020

What I love most about my job is when someone reaches out and tells me how much they’ve gained through a program they’ve attended, virtually, of course. Knowing that our members turn to SMPS for Read More

The Privilege of Being Yourself

November 9, 2020

I was raised in a family that always spoke their mind. We were never afraid to say what we wanted or needed to say. Until the age of 20, my environment inside and outside my Read More

Stepping Up in the Golden Mountain

October 26, 2020

When I was asked to write this blog, I was honored and then thought: Do I have anything to share? Aren’t there others who have more powerful stories like Kim, Damion, and Rhonda who have Read More

SMPS Member Erin Bettison Rapp

October 8, 2020

In our member spotlight, Erin Bettison Rapp, CPSM, takes time out of her busy day to chat with SMPS. Erin, who’s the owner of EBR Marketing, shares the rewards of her job and the benefits Read More

We Won’t Overcome Until We Come Together

September 26, 2020

“Mommy, why are they shouting, ‘Black Lives Matter’? What about white people? Won’t that hurt their feelings?” That question, from my 7-year-old daughter, was one that I have never had to answer before. It was Read More

Never Stop Reflecting

September 16, 2020

  The summer is (almost) officially over and, for some of us, it seems like a blur. Where’d the time go and what did we do? Spending time with family and friends (even through Zoom) Read More

SMPS Member Donald Butchko

August 17, 2020

  In our member spotlight, Donald Butchko takes time out of his busy day to chat with SMPS. Donald, who works for Bowen as their marketing manager, shares the rewards of his job and the Read More

The SMPS Annual Membership Meeting

July 22, 2020

  The SMPS Annual Membership Meeting will be held virtually on Monday, August 31, at 2 p.m. ET. SMPS President Melissa Lutz, FSMPS, CPSM, and our HQ team will present a review of the current Read More

July 2020: Make the Most of Your Membership

July 16, 2020

There’s always room for growth. And there’s always room for a different mindset. Often, we’re taught to believe that leadership comes to those who wait. And to those at certain levels or with particular job Read More

From Struggle to Superpower

June 29, 2020

  What Living Life in the In Betweens Has Taught Me About Adversity, Acceptance, and the Power of Authenticity. The last couple of months have been challenging for most of us. They certainly have been Read More