Thursday, October 20, 2005

SMPS South Florida Supports Making Strides

Dear Friends:
The month of October is upon us and the “Making Strides Walk” is just 10 days away. There is still time to join Team SMPS and help raise funds towards finding the cure. We look forward to seeing you all, Saturday October 29, at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach.
Registration: 7:30 am
Walk Start Time: 9:00 am

Let’s All Make a Difference!

Those of you that raise $50 on-line (through credit card donations) within the next 50 hours will have your names put into a chance drawing for a $50 gift certificate.

Click Here to log into your Headquarters TODAY and send emails to your entire address book asking them to make a donation or join your team. It's fun, easy and takes only minutes to instantly reap the benefits of fundraising online.
Stay safe!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

2005 Build Business National Conference


The South Florida Chapter was represented this year by seven members at the National Conference in New Orleans. Like the most gracious Southern hostess, New Orleans greated attendees with a genuine hospitality and singular flair. The city’s intricate mélange of cultures created a chameleon destination; with so many aspects to its character, the city truly offers something for every type of visitor, appeal to every interest, and fulfill every agenda with equal enthusiasm.

The opening Keynote speaker Richard Florida motivated members with his slant on how business and life in general has evolved over the years. Richard Florida researches, writes, and consults with government leaders on fundamental societal and economic shifts driving future design and construction development and is the author of the best-selling book The Rise of the Creative Class: How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life.

Florida's theory centers on companies establishing operations in an area to tap into its "creative class," those individuals in business who create and develop ideas. It also addresses the creative class's desire for a holistic quality of life, versus a life focused solely on economic gains. Successful communities will develop an appealing environment that draws and retains this creative class, with less emphasis on direct development of companies.
Thursday evening was highlighted as members enjoyed themselves at the famous House of Blues. Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and The Zydeco Twisters, "The Royal Family of Zydeco," rocked the legendary House of Blues in an exclusive concert for Build Business attendees. Our not-so-shy Jeff Zalkin and Juli Edwards took to the stage like pros and joined in the fun.

Friday's Keynote speaker Reed Kroloff, Dean of the School of Architecture, Tulane University delighted the audience with his witty comments concerning the value of design as a community asset. Current dean of the Tulane University School of Architecture, former editor-in-chief of Architecture Magazine, Rome Prize fellow, and principal of Reed Kroloff Design Services, Reed Kroloff is one of the leading voices in the world of professional design. In addition to his own design work, Kroloff serves as a consultant for design competitions throughout the world, awarding some of the country's most coveted architectural projects.

Monday, August 15, 2005

So what is a blog?

Blog

A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links.

A blog is often a mixture of what is happening in a person's life and what is happening on the Web, a kind of hybrid diary/guide site, although there are as many unique types of blogs as there are people.

People maintained blogs long before the term was coined, but the trend gained momentum with the introduction of automated published systems, most notably Blogger at blogger.com. Thousands of people use services such as Blogger to simplify and accelerate the publishing process.
Blogs are alternatively called web logs or weblogs. However, "blog" seems less likely to cause confusion, as "web log" can also mean a server's log files.

Why are we blogging?

It gives our membership an opportunity to interact and share information. Think
of it as an online networking vehicle for your business!