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Society for Marketing Professional Services Alaska Chapter Receives National Striving for Excellence Award for Medium-Sized Chapter


In its second year, the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Alaska Chapter receives high honors for excellence in management and service to members.

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (September 24, 2013) – The SMPS Alaska Chapter was recognized as the winner of the 2013 Striving for Excellence (SFE) Award for Outstanding, Medium Chapter during the SMPS Awards Gala in Orlando on August 1, held in conjunction with the annual SMPS Build Business Conference.

The SMPS Alaska Chapter has 53 members and represents various A/E/C companies across the state. The purpose of the chapter is to “promote the professional and educational advancement of persons engaged in marketing professional services to the built and national environment.”

The Striving for Excellence (SFE) Awards recognize chapters for excellence in their management and service to members. The SFE objectives emphasize a chapter’s:

  • program/education goals
  • chapter leadership/management
  • membership growth and retention
  • communications
  • financial health

Juror’s comments included: “SFE [submission] was done very well. Clear, visually pleasing and easy to read/understand. Alaska is doing a great job with the Chapter and is one other chapters should go to for fresh advice.”

The August 2013 SMPS journal, Marketer, includes complete coverage of the Striving for Excellence Awards.

Founded in 2011, SMPS Alaska’s mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the Alaska building industry. SMPS’s vision is for premiere professional service firms to recognize SMPS as their most trusted resource for building business and achieving success. The member-based organization works to secure profitable business relationships for architecture/engineering/construction (A/E/C) companies through networking, business intelligence, and research. They offer monthly luncheons, webinars, and various events that benefit their members and the Alaska business community. For more information, please visit their website at www.smpsalaska.org.

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