Ken Merwin | President/Polaris Systems – Proposal Management
Almost two years ago, 18 of us met and decided we would form the Mid-South Chapter of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). On June 20, 2013 our charter was approved and we have been running hard ever since. Please help us celebrate the two year anniversary of the Mid-South Chapter by recognizing our past accomplishments and preparing for future growth.
- Membership Growth – Our membership has more than quadrupled in the last two year. From a base of 18 charter member in Huntsville, Alabama, we have grown to 78 members in the greater Mid-South region with two-thirds of our membership in Alabama and Tennessee. We need your help to help us grow the chapter to 144 members by the end of the year. Spread the word.
- Monthly Meetings – We’ve held 21 monthly meetings in Huntsville, Birmingham, and Nashville. All meetings are presented live through Go-To-Meeting for those of you that cannot attend a meeting in person. In August Sedgwick hosts our first meeting in Memphis. We are looking forward to some great Memphis barbeque and making new friends.
- New Sponsors – Our corporate sponsorship has also grown. We currently have eleven sponsors and we need four more to meet this year’s goal of fifteen. For a nominal annual fee, sponsors get their logo on our website and monthly meeting presentations. They also get to give a short pitch about their company at one of our monthly meetings. Sponsorships are critical to conducting meetings in cities outside the Huntsville area. Please thank our sponsors.
To all the members and sponsors, thank you for making this this a great two years. I look forward to seeing you at our next monthly meeting on Jun 9, 2015. Register athttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/apmp-mid-south-june-2015-chapter-meeting-registration-17029278029