Editor-In-Chief: Al Anderson
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    The Shortlist

    President's Message - November 2020

    “What do you get when you mix COVID anxiety, seasonal depression, good old-fashioned regular depression, and election stress – and then take away one hour of sunlight? We’re about to find out!”

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    Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile for Virtual Networking

    In this new, mostly virtual world, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for connecting with clients, coworkers, and other industry professionals. With everything moving to a virtual space, there has never been a more important time to leverage your profile!

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    SMPS SFBAC Sponsor Spotlight: Cumming

    I recently had a chance to touch base with Kim Thompkins, FSMPS, CPSM, Director of Proposals for Cumming, and ask her a few questions about her firm, which is one of our Silverado Trail sponsors.

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    Motivational Mondays Makes a Big Impact

    2020 wasn’t the year we were hoping for. Sure, living in sweatpants has been nice and the 3-foot commute has been a dream, but this has all come at a tremendous cost. As time inched on, we collectively realized that we had to keep moving forward.

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    President’s Message: Upcoming Events, BLF Registration, Sponsorship, and Two Full Moons!

    It’s hard to believe it’s already October and we are officially in the last quarter of 2020. Here at SMPS we’ve got a month filled with opportunities for you to learn, grow, and connect.

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    Member News

    With several member milestones to celebrate this month and seven new members joining in July and August, SMPS SF Chapter has a lot to cheer about!

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    SMPS SFBAC Member Spotlight: Kim Pipkin, Chapter Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion

    Kim Pipkin isn’t one to mince words on the things she’s passionate about, especially when it comes to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Kim joins the SMPS SFBAC as Chapter Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion.

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    SMPS SFBAC 2020 Student Scholarship Award Winner: Muskaan Agarwal

    Please join us in congratulating rising UC Berkeley sophomore, Muskaan Agarwal, as the recipient of the 2020 SMPS SFBAC Student Scholarship.

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    Laughter, Raffle Winners, and the New Board as We Welcome Another Year

    There have been lots of first in 2020, and the Annual Business Meeting (ABM) was no exception. Held virtually last Thursday, over 70 members and guests gathered around Zoom to celebrate a year that highlighted the creativity and flexibility of SMPS SFBAC.

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    September President's Message: Embracing Change and Finding the Magic!

    When I became president-elect last year, I had no idea that I’d be taking on the president role halfway through a global pandemic and at the beginning of a movement for racial justice and equality. Read on for a preview of September, and why I am excited!

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