[insert-author-info] SMPS-NY has a lot to celebrate this year: successful, informative programs and professional development events; spirited networking get-togethers; and a growing number of talented, creative members who dedicate their time and effort to making it all happen. On June 1, our Chapter will enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow marketers and toast to our individual and collective accomplishments at the 2016 Annual Meeting and Awards Gala. This year, the Gala will be held at Lexicon, a stylish Midtown event space that will provide a great setting for attendees to reconnect with old friends and make new connections.
The festivities will begin with cocktail hour, where guests can sample delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages while perusing the posters on display showcasing this year’s winning Marketing and Communications Award (MCA) submissions. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite for the People’s Choice Award, which will be presented later in the evening. The following are this year’s MCA winners (and contenders for the People’s Choice Award):
  • • Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA) – Brand Identity
  • • Array Architects – Event/Holiday Piece (Print)
  • • HLB Lighting Design – Event/Holiday Piece (Digital)
  • • VHB – Marketing Campaign
  • • HLB Lighting Design – Social Media
  • • ARUP – Website
  Following cocktail hour, there will be a three-course sit-down dinner and the awards presentation itself. In addition to presenting this year’s MCA winners, we will recognize our Mary Findlen Professional Development Grant winner, Erika Capek of BuroHappold Engineering, and our Principal of the Year, Meredith Lovejoy from Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC. We will also hear from current Chapter Leaders, and introduce the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.
The Annual Meeting and Awards Gala is an event not to be missed! We hope to see you there on June 1! Click here to learn more and register to attend the Awards Gala.