Not surprisingly, it’s gonna be HOT on Sunday, so we are changing the start time of Sunday’s 5K Walk Run to 7:00 a.m. (rather than 8:00 a.m.).
Let’s make sure everyone stays cool and safe!


Time is running out! If you have not signed up for the 2017 CFMA Conference - you need to do it today! It is in our own backyard this year - and you don't want to miss all the benefits - see the website for the entire list:

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2017 CEoY

The Valley of the Sun Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has recognized Casey Cartier, president and CEO of Jokake Construction, as Construction Executive of the Year. The award ceremony, attended by more than 200 construction, engineering, architecture, and finance professionals, took place during CFMA’s Annual Awards Gala. Each year CFMA honors four executives for their corporate leadership and contribution to the local construction industry. Cartier was selected from a group of four finalists. “I certainly thank CFMA for leading the charge in elevating the construction industry from traditional tradesmen to a very professional group, and I sincerely appreciate the award” said Cartier.

Explore the 2017 Conference!

While You Are in Phoenix Things to do in the midst of building your foundation for success.

The Clock is Ticking......

It’s hard to believe that the CFMA National Conference will be starting in less than 4 weeks! 

The great news is, it’s not too late to sign up at the fantastic, reduced rate of $745!  Register here and enter the code EBVOS0745 at check out to get this great price for Valley of the Sun members only – but hurry, this promo price expires soon! 
Still on the fence about attending?  Check out Samantha Hutchinson’s video on Building Your Foundation for Success!

BRIEF: AZ Legislature Adjourns

Last night, the Arizona Legislature wrapped up its legislative session, and it was a big success. We passed bipartisan, common-sense legislation to improve public education, protect our most vulnerable citizens and expand the boundless opportunities our state offers. The vast majority of bills passed with bipartisan support. Check out the links and videos below to recap a few of our achievements during this year’s legislative session: PUTTING OUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FIRST A few highlights from the bipartisan budget we passed last week: $68 million for a permanent 2% teacher pay raise over two years$27 million in ongoing capital investments for universities that will enable over $1 billion in bonding$37.6 million for results-based funding at public schools, half of which is earmarked for teacher raises$80 million for the construction and maintenance of school facilities$3 million in matching funds for …