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Young Construction Financial Professionals* (YCFP)

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Remaining 2017 Events
November 10th- YCFP Quarterly meeting & Strategic Planning (3-5PM)-       Location TBDDecember 2nd- YCFP holiday event (11AM-1PM)- Location TBD
Email Danielle Puente for details and to sign up.
danielle.puente@dpelectric.com
*Our Young Construction Financial Professionals are a group of CFMA members under the age of 40 who coordinate meetings and events for their younger age group.

East Valley, We're Headed Your Way!

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The Hub Grill and Bar in Mesa ~ Thursday, October 19th, 2017 4-6pm
The third regional happy hour is coming to the East Valley on October 19th!  
Register here to join your CFMA friends at The Hub Grill and Bar in Mesa- $15 gets you two drinks and appetizers to share!  
Check out the event flyer for other dates and valley locations for upcoming happy hours in your neck of the woods and register for any of them today on the CFMA VoS calendar of events.

Jim Bracy  CPA, CCIFP Senior Surety Associate

October Luncheon Presentation

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:45am
"What's Ahead:  Tax Simplification or The CPA Continued Employment Act of 2018?"
Cord Armstrong, CPA, CCIFP Shareholder, Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.
Managing Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC

Stephan King, CPA/PFS Sole Practitioner, Stephan King PC

Register here

Where:  DoubleTree Suites - 320 N 44th Street Phoenix AZ  85008

The Arizona Society of CPAs' 2017 Annual Construction Industry Conference

The Arizona Society of CPA's are offering some great topics and will be utilizing the expertise of several CFMA members at their 2017 Annual Construction Industry Conference.  Scheduled for October 26th at Black Canyon Conference Center, this conference offers 8 hours of CPE and topics that will assist you with your career and business goals! This year, the CIC is excited to have Michael J. Holden, Holden Willits PLC, presenting: Lien-a-Palooza: The Amazing Power of Arizona's Lien and Stop Notice Statutes. Mike will discuss how Arizona's lien and stop notice statutes protect payment rights on construction projects! The conference will also include the following topics and speakers: "Cash Management: What Got You Here Won't Get You There"
Steve Lords, Arizona Pipeline Co."Company Growth & Associated HR Risks" - Panel
Jennifer Ward, Mountain States Employers Council (MSEC), Michelle Walker, Specializ…

New Member Gathering!

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October Monthly Lunch Meeting

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North Valley, We're Headed Your Way!

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017 4-6pm



The second regional happy hour is coming to the North Valley on October 12th!  
Register here to join your CFMA friends at Bambino's Sports Grill - $15 gets you two drinks and appetizers to share!  
Check out the event flyer for other dates and valley locations for upcoming happy hours in your neck of the woods and register for any of them today on the CFMA VoS calendar of events.
Jim Bracy  CPA, CCIFP

Senior Surety Associate

Prayers for those impacted by last nights shooting in Las Vegas

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While the reasons for last night's shooting in Las Vegas may never be understood, there are some facts we do know:
scores of innocent lives have been losteven more innocents were injureduntold numbers of families, friends, partners, associates and neighbors have been impacted by this act of senseless violence.

At this time, our hearts and prayers go out to everyone that needs a hug, an understanding ear or a shoulder to cry on.

CCIFP Overview Part I and II

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October 23rd and 30th 

Registrations now being accepted here - register for "Part 1" and you will automatically be registered for both.  This is a two half-day class to help you prepare to study and sit for the CCIFP exam.  If you sit for the exam by 1/31/18, VOS will reimburse your $150 Overview class fee.  If you successfully pass the exam, VOS will reimburse $350 of your exam fee (if exam is taken by 1/31/18).
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West Valley, We're Coming for You This Thursday! Sign Up Today!

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 4-6pm The first regional happy hour is coming to the West Valley on September 28th!   Register here to join your CFMA friends at Cabin Whiskey & Grill - $15 gets you two drinks and appetizers to share!   Check out the event flyer for other dates and valley locations for upcoming happy hours in your neck of the woods and register for any of them today on the CFMA VoS calendar of events.
Jim Bracy  CPA, CCIFP Senior Surety Associate

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims at this Week's Lunch!

In wake of the destruction that Hurricane Harvey has caused I'm sure you've all asked yourselves "how can I help?".       The Valley of the Sun chapter has adopted a family in Humble, TX, which happens to be the cousin of long time VoS member and past president, Lisa Autino.  Their house was severely damaged and they lost the majority of their belongings.  We are asking for your support to help this family rebuild their lives.   We will be taking donations through the month of September.  We are looking for cash, check or gift card donations.  (Gift cards for Lowes, Kohl's, or Visa/MasterCard.)   There are three ways you can donate: Bring your donation to the next Luncheon on Thursday September 21stOnline: Click on the following link:  paypal.me/cfmavosMail gift cards and/or checks payable to CFMA VoS:Premium Organization              PO Box 4130              Scottsdale, AZ 85261              Attention:  Stephanie Weadock (If mailing ch…

New CFMA Benchmarker Data Now Available!

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CFMA’s Construction Financial Benchmarker provides the data that details the industry, including the key financial measurements needed to analyze and evaluate a company’s financial performance. With a record number of respondents this year, see how your company compares to data from more than 1,400 construction financial professionals. Don’t miss the October 25 webinar detailing the results.

BeThe1To

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HOW ASKING THIS QUESTION HELPS An important aspect of this step is to make sure you follow through with the ways in which you say you’ll be able to support the person. This could mean being physically present for someone, speaking on the phone when you can, or any other way that shows support for the person at risk. Do not commit to anything you are not willing or able to accomplish. If you are unable to be physically present with someone with thoughts of suicide, talk with that person to develop some ideas for others who might be able to help as well (again, only others

Chapter Support for Hurricane Harvey Victims

In wake of the destruction that Hurricane Harvey has caused I'm sure you've all asked yourselves "how can I help?".     The Valley of the Sun chapter has adopted a family in Humble, TX, which happens to be the cousin of long time VoS member and past president, Lisa Autino.  Their house was severely damaged and they lost the majority of their belongings.  We are asking for your support to help this family rebuild their lives.   We will be taking donations through the month of September.  We are looking for cash, check or gift card donations.  (Gift cards for Lowes, Kohl's, or Visa/MasterCard.)   There are three ways you can donate: Bring your donation to the next Luncheon on Thursday September 21stOnline: Click on the following link:  paypal.me/cfmavosMail gift cards and/or checks payable to CFMA VoS:Premium Organization PO Box 4130 Scottsdale, AZ 85261 Attention:  Stephanie Weadock (If mailing checks or gift cards please email Lisa Su…

Register This Week for Baseball!

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Get a "VOS Goes to Miami" preview of next year's conference when you join your CFMA friends on Friday, September 22nd to watch the Arizona Diamonbacks vs. the Miami Marlins baseball game!  Tickets may be available after this week but it depends on availability, so purchase by Friday at noon to be sure you get in with the group!

Tickets are $36 each for All You Can Eat seats.

Bring family & friends - all are welcome! Register here....

Speaking of Scholarships...

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The time is now to apply!
School may have just started, but it's never too early to start thinking about how to pay for next semester!  The application window is now open for our Spring Scholarship season. Check out the requirements and application and share with a student who may benefit! Application deadline is October 31.  Please direct any questions to Ryan Spriggs.

September Luncheon Presentation

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:45am "Park & Recreate - Work-Leisure Life Balance"
Todd Davis, Director
Be Scottsdale Fit 
Todd Davis will share his years of experience in the field of leisure, recreation and community service and how that impacts people's quality of life. He will confront the increasing busyness of "life" and share tips on how to make and take time for fun as well as how sports, hobbies & community service help our emotional and physical "well-being".

See more details and register here. Where:  DoubleTree Suites - 320 N 44th Street Phoenix AZ  85008

Young Construction Financial Professionals* (YCFP)

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Remaining 2017 Events:
September 13th- YCFP Happy Hour at Culinary Dropout in Tempe (4-6PM)November 10th- YCFP Quarterly meeting & Strategic Planning (3-5PM)-       Location TBDDecember 2nd- YCFP holiday event (11AM-1PM)- Location TBDEmail Danielle Puente for details and to sign up. *Our Young Construction Financial Professionals are a group of CFMA members under the age of 40 who coordinate meetings and events for their younger age group.

CFMA Valley of the Sun Golf Classic

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Only 10 Days Left of Early Bird Sponsor Pricing! 2017 Tournament:  Wednesday, November 8, 2017  View the sponsorship opportunities here. Visit the CFMA VoS Golf page for additional information.

2017 CFMA Southwest Regional Conference

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The San Diego, Orange County, Valley of the Sun, Las Vegas, Inland Empire and Albuquerque CFMA chapters have joined together to provide our 3rd Annual CFMA Southwest Regional Conference.  Together, we are committed to delivering the best networking, education, and training experience of any kind in the field of construction accounting and finance.
Conference Location: Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Important Dates: 9.1.17- Room Block Deadline 9.10.17- Registration Deadline
Pricing:
Member Non-Member
 Regular:  $345.00 $420.00
More information and registration: www.southwest.cfmaregional.org