In order to follow CDC recommendations for safe meetings, the board of SMP has decided to hold all meetings virtually via Zoom through Dec. 2020. A decision about future meeting dates will be made later. To make sure you do not miss a meeting, sign-up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook. Virtual meetings are open to all current members as well as guests or anyone interested in hearing the speaker, so INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! 

Additionally, due to Covid-19, all members whose account was current as of March 2020 will have membership fees waived for June 2020 - May 2021. Membership options are limited through Dec. 31, 2020. Those interested in joining the organization may ONLY join as an Individual or Student Member (not Corporate). 

Pinnacle Awards details for 2021 TBA.

For questions regarding membership or meetings, contact us via email at


Sales & Marketing Professionals Pine Belt typically gather the second Tuesday of each month for an informative lunch meeting. Networking kicks off at 11:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon, which features an engaging presentation from a speaker selected by the Vice President of Programs.


SMP Membership is made up of professionals from many areas including healthcare, law, hospitality, dining, nonprofits, printing services, and media. Monthly meetings are a great opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to make long-lasting relationships in the Pine Belt that help you grow as a professional in your field.

Meeting cost and lunch is $15.00 for guests and all members (except corporate). Guests can attend twice before being encouraged to join the organization as a member.


Because our monthly meetings are on The University of Southern Mississippi campus, a parking pass is required. It is sent to our members in the newsletter before each meeting. If you do not get the newsletter, please download the parking pass below.

For information about how to become a member, sponsor a meeting, or general questions, please email us.


All membership levels receive the following:

  • Invitation to a monthly meeting with motivational or educational speaker

  • Monthly membership newsletter

  • Opportunity to post jobs in the membership newsletter and on social media

  • Networking with professionals from similar fields.

Individual Member ($40.00*): 

A qualified person who is a member and has paid their own membership dues. Should this member change jobs, their membership goes with them to their new job. 

  • Only pay for the membership lunches meetings attended at $15/meeting

  • 1 Holiday Social Party Invitation

  • Discounted Ticket to Pinnacle Awards ($35.00)

Corporate Member ($175.00*): 


qualified person who is a member and their membership dues have been paid by the business they represent. This membership is transferred to the business if the member should leave their job.

  • 8 prepaid membership lunches

  • 1 prepaid joint meeting with PRAM

  • 1 Spring Membership Drive Luncheon 

  • 1 Holiday Social Party Invitation

  • Discounted Ticket to Pinnacle Awards ($35.00)


Student Member (with ID) ($20.00*): 


College students pursuing a business, marketing, communication, or related degree may attend the monthly meeting at a reduced rate with a valid student ID. 

  • Only pay for the membership lunches or meetings attended at $15/meeting

  • Discounted Ticket to Pinnacle Awards ($35.00)

Honorary Member, an individual who has rendered distinguished service to the sales and marketing profession and has been elected as an SMP Honorary Member by the Board of Directors. 

*New members will be subjected to an additional Application Fee of $25.00.


Payments are due on June 1st of each year. 

I would like more information about membership!

Complete this brief form and we will gladly send you more information about membership. Or you can complete membership application and email to

P.O. Box 15653

Hattiesburg, MS 39404

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