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President's Message

Welcome to the Grand Rapids IMA Chapter. The chapter board has worked hard over this past spring and summer to finalize a full slate of chapter events beginning with our September 17th chapter lunch meeting. The chapter events this year include 7 chapter lunch meetings where members can earn CPE credit, two volunteer charity events (December and May) in support of the Kids Food Basket, and our annual Student Night Event in February. The meeting topics include Retirement Plan Best Practices, Fraud, Tax & Healthcare Updates, Lean Accounting, and an Economic Forecast.


The eleven members of the chapter board of directors are responsible for planning & coordinating the chapter activities for the 382 chapter members.  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. The time commitment is what you can offer.




Todd Hanson

Chapter President




CMA Review Courses at Davenport University

Davenport University is offering CMA Review Courses.  Below is their schedule.


Part II CMA Review: Winter Semester: Tuesday Evenings: 6:00 - 8:50 (this class meets for 15 weeks)

Winter semester classes begin Monday, January 6, 2014

For more information, please visit their website or contact Tim Bergsma at tbergsma@davenport.edu.


Strategic Partners

Please support the Strategic partners of the Grand Rapids IMA Chapter who provide services and solve problems for finance and accounting professionals.

BASIC - Integrated HR and Payroll Solutions



BASIC’s integrated HR solutions comes full-circle for employers nationwide. Consistently recognized as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company, our expertise allows you to control costs, manage risks, and improve staff focus and effectiveness. BASIC’s suite of solutions offered independently or as a platform of services, paired with our experienced staff, ensures consistency and flexibility. HR solutions should be simple. Keep it BASIC.

Established in 1989 and headquartered in Portage, Michigan, BASIC has grown into one of the largest TPA’s of our type. Leveraging 23 years of experience, over 9,000 employers trust BASIC with a wide range of HR responsibilities including Payroll, FMLA, FSA, COBRA, HRA, HRIS and many others.




Connect Resources sources finance and accounting professionals for direct hire and contract staffing solutions.

Please contact Todd Hanson when you have a hiring or contract staffing need or you are ready to consider a new job opportunity.


Personal Investing & Retirement Plans



An independent consulting firm specializing in 401k, 403b, and other retirement plans since 1979.  Clients utilize our team's 100+ years of combined experience for objective advice on fiduciary responsibilities, plan provisions, vendors, and investments.  Our clients' employees' receive an accessible advisor offering personalized guidance on both the company plan and their other financial needs.


Contact John Missad or Steve Monroe for more information
Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial
A Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC



Certified Public Accountants and Consultants



Established in 1979, Monroe, Sweeris & Tromp provides Financial Reporting, Tax, & Consulting Service to privately held West Michigan Businesses and Individuals.




Van Wyk Risk & Financial Management is an independent firm providing property & casualty insurance, risk management solutions, and related consulting services to successful businesses and families.  Learn why Van Wyk is known as the company where clients come for GOOD.

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