Entries by Rebecca Ignowski

A Minute with Taylor Bott

SMPS: When did you join SMPS? Taylor: I joined about two months ago when I started working at WDM Architects. SMPS: Are you a Wichita native? If not, where did you grow up? Taylor: I am not a Wichita Native. I grew up in Denver, Colorado. SMPS: Where did you go to college? Degree? Taylor: […]

Our Connectivity

Happy Holidays to each of you and your loved ones. This is a wonderful, but emotional time of year. A time of gatherings and good wishes. A time of year when people need people. I hope many of you were able to join us for the Tacky Sweater Crawl. It was a great night to […]

A Minute with Jeff Lackey

SMPS Wichita: When did you join SMPS? Jeff: I’ve been a member for about 4 years. SMPS Wichita: Are you a Wichita native? If not, where did you grow up? Jeff: I was born and raised in Wichita and decided to stay close to home after college. SMPS Wichita: Where did you go to college? […]

Furthering Excellence in Our Community

In June, SMPS Wichita partnered with the local chapters of Women in Commercial Real Estate (WICRE) and National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to host a hard hat tour of the new Airbus building at the Wichita State University Innovation Campus. Almost 70 attendees heard from design and construction team members about this exciting […]

Only Change is Constant

If there is anything I can take from the past year, it is that change is the only constant. I began the year with a consolidation and rebranding in my firm.  As the year went on, we added a satellite office and bought out another small company.  We’ve reorganized some of internal structure and recomposed […]

A Minute with Sarah Volkman

Bet you don’t know Sarah like we do — yet! SMPS: When did you join SMPS Wichita? Sarah: Just last year, so I still consider myself a relative newbie. SMPS: Are you a Wichita native? If not, where did you grow up? Sarah: I am indeed! Though, if we’re being technical, I’m actually from Augusta […]

A Minute with Morgan Cabral

Meet Morgan Cabral. When she’s not working hard managing employee relations at Manhaney Roofing, she’s covering their social media and marketing. SMPS: Are you a Wichita native? If not, where did you grow up? Morgan: I grew up in Sedgwick, Kansas — so pretty close to Wichita! SMPS: Where did you go to college? Degree? Morgan: […]

An Opportunity Too Good to Miss

I hope many of you were able to attend last week’s Marketing Plan Workshop.  It was a marvelous session.  Mindy and Carrie Ann not only gave us new ideas and tactics to approach next year’s planning, but they also gave us much needed time: to think, to analyze and to discuss.  In many ways, their […]

A Minute with Michael Frimel

Self-proclaimed conservative extrovert, Michael Frimel is extremely passionate about what he does. The new Director of Business Developmen for WDM Architects is obsessed with current politics and enjoys a wide variety of friends. SMPS: Are you a Wichita native? If not, where did you grow up? Michael: I grew up in a VERY small town in […]

A Year On Fire

Let me begin my term by telling you a little story… For those of you who don’t know SMPS holds an annual training session for their president elects, and I was lucky enough to attend in April.  Our session started off with the lighting of a fire beneath us all.  Yes, literally an hour before […]