Showing posts from October, 2013

The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind........


Construction Employment Resumes Growth in October

By Anirban Basu
“After a five-month losing streak, nonresidential employment bounced back in September,” says ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. “Every major segment of nonresidential construction exhibited job growth, including nonresidential specialty trade contractors, which accounted for roughly one-third of jobs added by the sector.”Read Full Article



Wink Ames Inducted into National Academy of Construction

William “Wink” Ames, a founder of Minard-Ames Insurance Services, a member agency of INSURICA Insurance Management Network, was inducted into the National Academy of Construction (NAC) on Sunday, October 20th, during a black tie gala held at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix.
The NAC recognizes individuals for their professional excellence and outstanding achievements in leadership within the construction industry. The road to membership begins with a peer-nomination and clearance procedure that is administered by a Membership Committee. The entire Academy must then approve all nominees before membership is conferred. “Becoming an NAC member is, by far, the most outstanding honor I could ever have imagined,” said Mr. Ames. “NAC members are the titans of the construction industry. To be recognized at a national level by peers so accomplished is truly humbling.”
Throughout his career, Ames’ focus has been squarely fixed upon education. Having served as an instructor and on the Ex…

Introducing the most Outstanding CFOs in Phoenix for 2013

The Phoenix Business Journal will honor the top number-crunchers in Phoenix next week with their Most Outstanding CFOs event, but you get a sneak-peak at one of the honorees today:

We at VoS CFMA have known for years what an Outstanding CFO Kevin is, but is very exciting to all of us that he has been officially recognized for his hard word, dedication, and commitment.

Congratulations Kevin!! We are all so proud of you!!

Happy National Mole Day!

When : Always October 23rd, from 6:02 a.m., to 6:02 p.m.

Chemistry majors, teachers and Chemistry buffs, this special day is for you.
National Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23)
To thoroughly enjoy National Mole Day, one must first understand what a "Mole" in Chemistry is.

A "mole" is a basic measuring unit. It equals the atomic mass of a single molecule. It is measured in grams. This measure was discovered by Italian Amadeo Avogadro.
Chemistry teachers celebrate this day, by getting kids more interested in chemistry. They create special lesson and lab experiments around the theme of chemical measurements.

Why celebrate from 6:02 a.m., to 6:02 p.m? Look at the chemical formula for a mole. It starts with the number 6.02.

Origin of National Mole Day:
National Mole Day was first conceived in an article in The Science Teacher in the early 1980s.

the 23rd Annual VoS CFMA Golf Classic

You have just a small amount of time to sign up for the VOS’ 23rd Annual Golf Tournament presented by CBIZ & MHM.

It will be a great time . . . temperatures of 85 degrees or lower, some of the funnest people you with ever golf with, and an all-round super day.

For all the details - go to:

Happy Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day!

When : October 11th Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day is a great opportunity to show off your beloved Teddy Bear to work associates. Take your beloved Teddy Bear with you to work. We think you know how to celebrate this day. Dress him up for the big event. Plan for a big day. Take your Teddy Bear on a tour of the workplace. Bring Teddy to lunch in the work cafeteria. If your boss allows it, let Teddy do a work-related project. Here's wishing you and your Teddy Bear a very Happy Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day.  

2013 VoS Mini-Education Seminar

What a great success! Thank you to Michael Holden of Holden Willits PLC for an informative, educational, and entertaining presentation! We need to do this again soon!

More Pictures!



CFMA was the 3rd highest group for fundraising - THANK YOU to everyone that participated, contributed, or walked! It was a beautiful day and there was a great turn out for a great organization! Here is some of the fun....