|IMA Grand Rapids Chapter|
The Michigan Council
15th Annual Fall Conference
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Michigan State University
8 Hours of CPE
Welcome to the Grand Rapids Chapter!
Thanksgiving approaches, and I want to thank everyone of our members for their continued support of the Grand Rapids IMA Chpater. Thank your for the excellent attendance at the two monthly meetings so far. Thank you to Thousand Oaks Golf course which has provided an excellent venue. Thanks to the two excellent speakers so far to start off this year -(Doug Wilterdink & Randy Emmons). Thank you to the IMA Grand Rapids Chapter Board for your continued efforts and time in making our chapter excellent.
If you haven't had a chance to attend a meeting at the The Thousand Oaks venue I would invite you to come to a meeting and enjoy the beautiful setting and an excellent meal.
At the beginning of this year we had 352 members. as of October 23 we now have 355 members!
224 Members are regular Memberships
38 Young Professional Memberships (members 33 and younger)
35 Student Memberships
35 ELA Memberships
15 Academic Memberships
8 Retired Members
of those members 136 have the CMA Certification.
Membership growth and activity is critical for the continued success of the IMA and the Local Chapters accross the world. As chapter president, I would encourage you to attend a minimum of 1 of the 7 chapter meetings planned this year. We have a great line up of quality speakers for the year which I look forward to hosting/attending. Please invite fellow staff members to attend these presentations to get them interested in the IMA and learn something new.
I am also encouraging members to get involved with the local chapter by volunteering (promotional activity, Counseling, Civic educational activity, Junior Acheivement, Community Service Projects, or other projects). Let me know how you are currently or would like to volunteer. If you are limited on time, but would still like to help, the IMA is launching a new program called Campus Influencers. This program is to get the information about the IMA into local campuses around the area to students and professors about the IMA. I am excited to get the chapter participating in this program and need your help to get the program going strong.
As chapter President, I am responsible for board succession planning and am always looking for IMA members interested in joining the board to bring new ideas to the chapter. If you have an interest in joining the chapter board to help in planning and coordinating the chapter activities, please contact me. If you are looking for a leadership development opportunity, join the IMA Board with the intent of ascending to Chapter President.
If you are waiting to obtain you CMA, I encourage you to make this the year you obtain your CMA certification. The benefits of the CMA are very beneficial to your career, company, and knowledge.
Finally, I want to thank the Sponsors of the Grand Rapids IMA Chapter and encourage you to check out their products & services, and see how they can fill your needs.
I hope to meet you at a Grand Rapids Chapter Event.
Zack Scofield, CMA
CMA Review Courses at Davenport University
Davenport University is offering CMA Review Courses for the two part CMA Exam.
Part 2 CMA Review- Starts January 10, 2016
For more information, please visit their website or call the Institute for Professional Excellence at (616) 233-2581.
Student Leadership Conference Sponsors
As members of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the IMA, please consider sponsoring a student from one of our local universities. This conference will be held November 10-12, 2016 at the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Students will have the opportunity to tour select Detroit business operations, hear speakers on accounting and career planning, network with professionals and other students, and develop leadership skills.
Please help to support our future IMA members; you can “make it happen.” A donation of $150 will sponsor one student conference registration which includes two days of sessions and meals.* For additional information please check out our Flyer.
Please support the Strategic partners of the Grand Rapids IMA Chapter who provide services and solve problems for finance and accounting professionals. Please checkout the new dedicated Web Page for all 8 of our Sponsors.
For questions, suggestions or corrections about this website or newsletter, please contact Zack Scofield at GrandRapidsIMA@gmail.com.
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