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SMPS Pittsburgh - COVID-19 Official Notice



SMPS Pittsburgh


SMPS Pittsburgh Members, Registered Guests, and Friends,

SMPS Pittsburgh continues to prioritize the health and safety of all of our members, volunteers, and guests. Due to the unprecedented and fluid situation surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, effective immediately, SMPS Pittsburgh is postponing all events through the end of March. Members and guests who have already paid for these events will be contacted shortly and offered either the choice of a refund, or the opportunity to transfer their ticket to another event in the future. 

Our organization will continue to monitor this situation closely and will keep in touch as this ongoing situation continues to evolve. If this state of affairs continues beyond March, we have started strategizing ways that we can still provide value to our membership, including live streaming or recording events, providing more webinars, and more. 

Please keep in mind that although all events for SMPS Pittsburgh have been cancelled through the end of this month, our decision does not affect other national SMPS activities but is reflective of what our local region's leaders are advocating. If you are currently registered for other SMPS programs or conferences, we recommend that you reach out to The Society directly if you have any questions. 

We appreciate your continuing support of our Chapter and your patience as we continue to weather this ongoing situation. Do not hesitate to reach out to me directly if you have additional questions or concerns. Remember, elbow bumps are in and wash those hands! 

Very Best, 


Matt Kaufman, CPSM

President, SMPS Pittsburgh

[email protected]

New SMPS Member Spotlight

Christian Na

Christian Na

Bright Tree Studios

[email protected]

"It's enough to say that I'm the Marketing Coordinator at BrightTree Studios. Additionally, I organize all our corporate philanthropy programs (and was honored with a Corporate Citizenship Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times last fall!). I'm proud to be a young professional in this crazy, important, crazy important industry. I love my company and colleagues, and have been with BrightTree Studios since June 2018. In my spare time I enjoy reading poetry, volunteering, and spending time with my family and friends."

Welcome Christian! 


Did You Miss Our SMPS January Luncheon? Photos & Recap From Growth & Construction Forecast : 2020 Vision

SMPS Pittsburgh wants to extend a huge thank you to our wonderful sponsor!

Thank you to the attendees that came out to listen to our speakers, as well!

The event was on Wednesday, January 15th, and we discussed the Regional Growth & Construction Forecast for 2020 with our panelists and audience. The event was held at the Rivers Club.


Lance Chimka, Director / Economic Development, Allegheny County

Todd Reidbord, President and Founding Partner, Walnut Capital Management

Brandon Mendoza, Executive Director of NAIOP Pittsburgh


Marita Garrett, Mayor, Wilkinsburg, PA

Future SMPS Events:

  • Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020: SMPS Webinar - Making Sure Your Entire Proposal Screams "Pick Me"
  • Wednesday, February 19th, 2020: #AECsofMarketing - Topic To Be Determined
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2020: February Luncheon - Healthcare Construction: Hearty & Healthy


Make sure you register early for our February Healthcare Luncheon before it sells out by visiting our "Meetings/Events" page today.


Did You Miss Our SMPS December #AECsofMarketing Presentation? Photos & Recap From Information is King: And It's Good to be King

SMPS Pittsburgh wants to thank the attendees that came out to listen to our speaker!

The event was held on Wednesday, December 18th, at the Master Builders Association. Our attendees were able to learn tips on how to utilize marketing research within their marketing plans for the 2020 year and will continue the research throughout the year to expand and promote their companies to the correct audiences.


Jill A. Kurp (Maher), Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, Robert Morris University

Here are some photos from the event:


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