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BL Companies Hearts SMPS!

Happy #FirmTuesday! BL Companies is excited to join SMPS Connecticut in its celebration of SMPS CT Week. As longtime members of SMPS (more than a decade!), BL’s employees have participated in just about everything. We’ve been members and annual sponsors. We’ve been Board Directors, Committee Chairs and volunteers. One of us has even been President! At BL, we know that SMPS has a lot to offer and that our engagement helps shape our firm for the better. With SMPS you truly get back whatever you put in; Here’s just a few of the ways we’ve benefitted from SMPS:

SMPS helps us work better and smarter. SMPS offers a lot of programming focused on topics like business development, proposal best practices, market trends, creativity, presentations and networking as well as unique opportunities to hear directly from clients. These programs help us excel in our day-to-day jobs and often inspire us to try a new approach or step out of our comfort zone. BL has gotten some of its best ideas after attending an SMPS program. For example, just recently we were inspired by a Graceworks Workshop to revamp our approach to presentations as a firm.

SMPS helps us learn. There are so many amazing opportunities to learn new skills through SMPS whether it be an event or conference, a webinar or publication. What’s been especially great for BL, which has both new and experienced marketers alike, is that educational opportunities are designed with different skill levels in mind. BL never misses an SMPS program and we often take advantage of webinar training as a group. There are even opportunities for non-marketers to learn from SMPS – BL’s marketing team is often joined by technical staff for things like client panels and workshops.

SMPS helps us grow. BL encourages its employees to take advantage of development opportunities, and SMPS offers a lot of different ways for us to grow as marketers. We’ve definitely improved professionally through the knowledge and experience SMPS has provided, but it has also given us the opportunity to grow as leaders. As we mentioned before, BL is very involved with SMPS, and several of our team members are currently serving in leadership positions for the Chapter. These roles are a big commitment and take a lot of hard work, but we’ve learned so much from our fellow leaders. SMPS is full of dynamic, creative and inspiring marketers, and there’s so much to gain just by building relationships with its members.

BL is so happy to be a part of SMPS CT and can’t wait to keep celebrating SMPS CT Week. We hope you’ll join us, too!

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