SMPS Central Pennsylvania Chapter Hosting Reef Ball Build and Networking Event


    Rick Elyar
    (208) 465-0200
    [email protected]

    Shawn Barron
    SMPS Central PA President
    [email protected]

    For immediate release:
    Harrisburg, PA – May 16, 2018

    The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Central Pennsylvania Chapter is hosting a reef ball build and networking event to construct concrete reef balls for deployment into the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Heritage Columbia Crossing River Trails Center in Columbia, PA.

    This impactful oyster restoration project is designed to help transform the Chesapeake Bay into a clean water, oyster-friendly habitat. With water filtering capabilities of 50 gallons per day per oyster, restoring oyster populations improve water quality and transform bay floors into thriving marine ecosystems. Following the reef ball build portion of the event, SMPS Central PA is hosting a crab/oyster networking social. Participation has already exceeded expectations. While the build teams are sold out, a few sponsorship opportunities remain that include four build team members each. Dinner-only registrations are also available for individuals.

    Members of the media are invited to attend.

    About SMPS Founded in 1973, SMPS is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their A/E/C companies. Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of 6,000+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. The Society and its chapters benefit from the support of 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News–Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors. Visit



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