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Happy Halloween!

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Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to Submit Spring Scholarship Applications!

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Due October 31st The Fall semester is soon to start and it is never too early to think about Spring-2018's tuition bill.  Please reach out to those you may know and friends of friends who are studying business and/or construction and let them know about the college scholarship opportunity provided by the CFMA.  The application receipt deadline is 10/31/2017 and can be found on the VOS website .

November Luncheon Presentation

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PLEASE NOTE: DIFFERENT BAT TIME DIFFERENT BAT LOCATION Friday, November 17, 2017 11:45am Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel:1600 S 52nd Street Tempe AZ  85281 "Valley Metro Lite Rail Expansion Plans" Scott Smith, CEO Valley Metro You can Register here!

Last Week to Submit Spring Scholarship Applications!

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Due October 31st 
The Fall semester is soon to start and it is never too early to think about Spring-2018's tuition bill.  Please reach out to those you may know and friends of friends who are studying business and/or construction and let them know about the college scholarship opportunity provided by the CFMA.  The application receipt deadline is 10/31/2017 and can be found on the VOS website .

Sign up for CCIFP Overview before Noon today, Friday!

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Earning your CCIFP certification is the best way to sharpen your construction financial skills, and to demonstrate your understanding of, and expertise in, the construction financial field. 

Sign up for the overview which will give you an understanding of what the CCIFP exam covers, a review of the key topics, and guides and resources for studying. 
The overview will be held in 2 parts:  Monday, October 23rd and Monday, October 30th. 
Get more information and sign up here.
The chapter will support your efforts by reimbursing the $150 overview class cost if you sit for the exam by January 31, 2018, and if (when) you pass the exam you will be reimbursed $350 of the exam fee.  Non-members are also welcome!
http://vos.cfma.org

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.