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We hold four general membership meetings — open to APMP members and non-members — and they are scheduled typically in March, June, September, and December. These meetings offer informative programs about various proposal development topics, provide APMP news, and allow for on-line networking. For the near future, the meetings will be held virtually through webinar/conference call resources. However, we may occasionally hold virtual/physical (hybrid) or physical meetings as our chapter membership grows. We hope you will join our chapter and actively support our activities. See you at our next general membership meeting (virtually speaking).

Our First Meeting of 2020!

Telling Your Story: Compliant and Compelling Proposal Themes that Win

March 5, 2020, 12-1PM ET

Webinar ID: 782-493-763

Winning is all about standing out from the competition and capturing the attention and imagination of proposal evaluators. Strong targeted proposal themes can make the difference between winning and losing your next bid. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, proposal teams need a simple structured approach to writing proposal themes more efficiently and effectively. Based on his APMP award-winning article, "How to Create Winning Proposal Themes", Chris Simmons shares some proven methods, processes, and lessons learned to tell a more compliant and compelling proposal story using theme statements and focus boxes. These proposal elements significantly improve proposal efficiency and increase proposal effectiveness. In the end, you win more and work less. Participants can significantly benefit from reading Chris's article, "How to Create Winning Proposal Themes", in advance of the webinar, which can be found here.

Chris is Founder & Principal at Rainmakerz Consulting LLC. He is an APMP Certified Practitioner and APMP Fellow. He has a reputation for passionate, entertaining, practical, and content rich presentations. Chris is the former APMP National Capital Area Chapter (NCA) Vice President and Membership Chair. He has presented at numerous APMP International, NCA, and six other APMP chapters including "Making Rain on a Small Business Budget" (Florida Sunshine Chapter, 2014). He was the NCA Mentor of the Year (2016) and the first John Elder APMP Journal Award Winner (How to Create Winning Proposal Themes).

At Our Last Chapter Meeting...

Our Last Meeting of 2019! — December 12, 2019 - 12-1PM EST.

We will be announcing the 2019 award winners for our chapter, 2020 board members, and 2020 events and activities!

Webinar: Building Your Competitive Intelligence Goldmine with Bethany Burton.

Six years ago Bethany Burton began to identify the need for (and has been developing since), methods for Competitive Intelligence that encompass gathering, analyzing, and distributing a wide range of actionable information to the capture, proposal, pricing, and management teams — increasing Evergreen Fire and Security's bid/no bid decision effectiveness and subsequent win rate.

Bethany Burton, CF APMP, is a Proposal Manager and Competitive Intelligence Analyst with eleven years' experience in commercial and Government Procurements up to $250M in value. In 2018, she was a recipient of the APMP "40 Under 40" award and was a panel presenter at the APMP Bid and Proposal Conference in San Diego on Competitive Intelligence and Intelligent Pricing. Bethany sits on the board of the APMP Florida Sunshine Chapter.

Also, please see our Program Recaps Page for information from previous meetings.

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