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Happy New Year!

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Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come.

Deadline Extended-Respond by December 22nd to the Salary Survey!

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Participation extended through December 22, 2017.

Click here to take the survey You can also "cut and paste" the following link:  https://novisurvey.net/ns/n/zzqk4.aspx Please visit the home page of the Valley of the Sun Chapter website for further details and another link to the survey.

CFMA Super CPE Days - Wednesday, December 13

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Work In Progress: Making WIP Work for You (1.5 CPE credits)
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Eastern (8:00-9:15 a.m. Pacific)
Presented by: Linda Clifford & Rod Barbour
Field of study: Accounting

Effective Contract Negotiation for Financial Managers (1.5 CPE credits)
1:00-2:15 p.m. Eastern (10:00-11:15 a.m. Pacific)
Presented by: Ryan Hiss & Kristin Kapp
Field of study: Business Law

Lean Accounting for Construction (1.5 CPE credits)
3:00-4:15 p.m. Eastern (Noon-1:15 p.m. Pacific)
Presented by: Phil Zak, CCIFP; Travis Hendrick; & Jim Mourich
Field of study: Accounting

Emerging Issues: An Update on FASB Activities (1.5 CPE credits)
4:30-5:45 p.m. Eastern (1:30-2:45 p.m. Pacific)
Presented by Tim Wilson, CCIFP
Field of study: Accounting $42 each session/CFMA members $62 each session/Non-members

CFMA Super CPE Days!

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Tuesday, December 12 Creating a Pain-Free Injury Claim Management Process (1.5 CPE credits)
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Eastern (8:00-9:15 a.m. Pacific)
Presented by Michelle Walker, CCIFP & Eric Pach
Field of study: Personnel/Human Resources  The Numbers That Matter to the People Who Matter (1.5 CPE credits)
1:00-2:15 p.m. Eastern (10:00-11:15 a.m. Pacific)
Presented by Marj Weber, CCIFP; Warren Hennagin, CCIFP; Kristine Newman, CCIFP; Scott Baxter, CCIFP; & Jim Bracy, CCIFP
Field of study: Specialized Knowledge  The Contractor Pay Bubble: Can It Keep Expanding or Will It Burst in 2018? (1.5 CPE credits)
2:30-3:45 p.m. Eastern (11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Pacific)
Presented by Jeff Robinson
Field of study: Personnel/Human Resources Hiring Process Strategies to Improve Results & Manage Risk (1.5 CPE credits)
4:00-5:15 p.m. Eastern (1:00-2:15 p.m. Pacific)
Presented by Kathy Col…

1st Construction Financial Management Student Competition

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CFMA recently sponsored the firstConstruction Financial Management Competitionheld in Las Vegas prior to the AGC/CFMA Annual Conference. Teams of undergraduate construction management students from Colorado State University and Auburn University attempted to solve a real-life construction financial problem, complete with an in-depth report and in-person presentation of the mock project.

Teams were required to provide a two-part technical report. Section One of the report included a financial evaluation of their firm, establishing their character, capacity, and capital strength. Section Two included the cash-flow analysis of a mock project. JE Dunn sponsored the problem statement for this competition.

A judging panel representing a wealth of industry experience and perspective was organized to score the participants’ reports in two phases. The first phase included a 90-page PDF of the two-section written report. The second phase was an in-person presentation by the team and an interview…

2017 CFMA VoS Golf Tourney Recap

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Update by Dave Miller:
November 8, 2017, VOS chapter of CFMA hosted its 27th annual golf extravaganza at the Orange Tree Golf Resort.  I joined 144 of my closest friends for a beautiful day of golf and fun. Yes, we had a full sell out, 36 foursomes.  Back by popular demand was the golf ball launcher and beat the pro holes. The pace of play was really good for a fully booked tournament. Lessons I learned while chairing the CFMA 2017 Golf Tournament : Golfers do not like "dry" bagels .... "Gimme dat cream cheese!!!"The golf ball launcher is a blast ... the engineer I was playing with spent the rest of the round sketching a drawing to build one himself.The beverage cart was "out of vodka" at 9:15 am ... whaaaaaat ???Sue Hammontree can gather some swag, man she has lots of connections.The generosity of our member companies and people is overwhelming!:   We had record participation in the golf ball lau…