SMPS NorthEast OHio

    The Northeast Ohio chapter of SMPS is open to marketers within the A/E/C industry seeking to explore educational/continuing education opportunities, cultivate and build relationships, and advance personally and professionally within the A/E/C industry. Formed in 2001, SMPS Northeast Ohio serves the needs of marketers in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and surrounding areas through luncheons, educational sessions, mentoring, and networking events. Our diversified programs provide an array of opportunities to learn new business trends, network, and make connections with potential clients, customers, owners, and employers.

    The Value of Opportunity:

    • Professional Development

    • Events (For All Skill Levels)

    • Membership Directory (National and Local)

    • Committee Involvement

    • Mentorship Program

    • Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) Study Program and Certification

    • Awards Programs

    • Career Assistance / Job Bank

    • Heartland Regional Conference

    • Build Business National Conference


    Benefits of a National Membership

    Not only does a membership offer access to local industry opportunities, SMPS is a national organization with more than 7,000 members with endless opportunities for advancement. Members can gain access to national job listings, further educational resources, certifications, and volunteer opportunities on a national level.

    • Access to the SMPS Career Center

    • Access to student scholarships and original research funded by the SMPS Foundation

    • Networking with SMPS groups on, Facebook and LinkedIn

    • Membership in the local chapter to make contacts, develop leadership skills, and build a resume

    • Access to the Marketing Resource Center ( containing information on and resources for professional services marketing

    • A subscription to SMPS Connections, the Society's e-newsletter, to stay abreast of what's happening nationally in SMPS

    • A subscription to Marketer, the Society's bimonthly journal, which delivers original, knowledge-based content on innovative marketing, management, and leadership strategies; case studies; and lessons learned

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    Membership Inquiries

    Our chapter will receive your information from SMPS National as soon as they have processed your paperwork. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us


    About The Society

    The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a diverse community of marketing and business development professionals working together to move the A/E/C industries forward.

    Through networking, educational opportunities, and industry leading research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. On top of that, SMPS offers its members ongoing professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers.

    SMPS is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. Companies large and small are able to tap into our powerful national and regional network to form partnerships, secure business referrals, and benchmark performance.

    In 1973, a small group of ambitious professional services firm leaders recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to build their businesses. And SMPS was born.

    Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of more than 7,000 marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. As the business world and built environment continue to evolve, SMPS and its members will be steadfast in staying ahead of the curve. And continuing to transform the way A/E/C firms do business.


    To advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry.


    Business transformed through marketing leadership.