SMPS Maryland put a team together to raise money and run (or walk) in the Red Devils annual 5K, Running with the Devils, held on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Goucher College. Thanks to everyone who supported the team, we beat our $2,000 fundraising goal by $120!! With the Chapter’s additional support of $1,000, we will be making a total donation of $3,120 to the The Red Devils, Inc. to support all they do for cancer patients and their families!
As part of a new program to spotlight a different SMPS Maryland sponsor each month, we sat down with Jessica Lavin Reid, Director of Marketing at Mueller Associates, Inc. SMPS Maryland Platinum Sponsor.
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What an amazing turn-out SMPS MD saw at the MD Food Bank on December 15, 2012! Nearly 20 volunteers donated their time Saturday morning helping to cement SMPS MD’s commitment to connecting with our community and giving back. Our group’s enthusiasm continued throughout the morning as we worked on a special project for the Food Bank. Each holiday season, the Food Bank creates food boxes designed specifically to meet the needs of families with children. Starting with the box assembly, to the chain-gang of us loading each box with nutritional foods, to the quality control group, SMPS MD was able to pack 5,984 pounds of food which equates to 4,603 meals!
Amanda Karfakis, President of the branding and PR firm Vitamin, graciously took a few hours out of her morning to sit down with members of varying experience levels to discuss strategies, opportunities, and challenges of developing and implementing an effective public relations plan. As someone who struggles to know what the right move is when it comes to PR, I thought I’d share with you all some of the points that stuck with me.
A spotlight interview with Kim Owens, a Marketing Coordinator at EBA Engineering and a new member to SMPS Maryland.
A recap of the Higher Education Client Panel with Kim McCalla of Morgan State University and Rex Fitch of University of Maryland.
A spotlight interview with Kaitlin Murphy, a Marketing Coordinator at GWWO Architects and an active volunteer on the Special Events committee.
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