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CFMA Chicago Newsletter
September 2020  
Message from the President 
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Join CFMA Chicago the week of September 21-25 for a walk to benefit the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP). September is Suicide Awareness Month, and CFMA is committed to raising awareness for construction suicide prevention and providing financial support to CIASP to achieve its mission.  
Chicago is hosting the walk as part of CFMA National's month-long virtual race where participants are invited to run, walk or bike in support of suicide awareness. 
How to participate: 
Team: Team leaders will coordinate a team of up to 10 members to meet at a location TBD for a one hour walk. Teams may choose to host a social gathering following the walk, but that is completely up to the team leader and participants. Register for this option if you would like to be a team leader or join an existing team. 

Pick the day and time that works for you. Take a walk, bike or run on your own or with family members. 

The Chicago Chapter will cover the $35 participant registration fee. Registrations must be received by 2:00pm today, September 11 to guarantee t-shirt size. 


New Member Meet + Greet 
Are you new to CFMA? Considering membership, but would like to learn more? Join the membership committee on Wednesday, September 23 at 10:00am for a Virtual Meet + Greet.

Learn about the benefits associated with CFMA membership and get an update from the Chicago Chapter.  We encourage you to set your Zoom background to showcase your employer or with a fun conversation starter.  Grab your cup of coffee and enjoy a virtual get together.

Email Deb Hypke with questions and to register for the event. 

Project Management Fundamentals for CFM's
Thursday, October 1 at 8:00am | Gibson's Oak Brook

This four hour education course teaches the language of construction project management, takes attendees on a journey through a sample job, through every project phase including making adjustments and alignment of financials/data, and how to best collaborate with the project manager to deliver the most profitable results.  

The course will be taught by Rob Martinelli, Vice President of Pepper Construction, and Tammy Kilty, CFO, All-Bry Construction. Attendees may attend in-person or virtually. 
Member: $125
Non-Member $175

Annual Golf Outing at Klein Creek Golf Club
Thank you to our participants and sponsors!
Beverage Cart Sponsors:  
Bigane Paving and Enterprise Fleet Management
Lunch Sponsor:
J.C. Anderson
Women's Long Drive: EHMS Mechanical 
Men's Long Drive: Liberty Mutual 
Closest to the Pin: Travelers Insurance 
Premium Hole Sponsor: Arias Information Solutions 
Hole Sponsors: C.J. Erickson Plumbing, McHugh Construction &  Ruth Stockdale
Thank you to these sponsors and the chapter's annual Platinum and Gold sponsors for supporting the Annual Intern & Education Program. 
CFMA has compiled a variety of tools to help CFMs navigate and access resources available to them and their companies. Click here to access updates, resources, webinars, and guidance.
The construction industry becomes more complex each year and the role of the construction financial manager follows that trend. The Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP) is dedicated to the highest standard and best practices within the construction financial profession. That's a standard we help to promote and recognize through construction accounting certification - the CCIFP credential.

Who Is a CCIFP?
The Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) is someone who has voluntarily met the required certification criteria with regard to education, experience, and a demonstrated understanding of the industry's body of knowledge. A CCIFP values and maintains the highest possible standards of knowledge, competence, and ethical behavior - as high as any other profession on which businesses and the public rely. CCIFPs are recognized as leaders within their organizations and the industry as a whole and have met rigorous standards endorsed by national professional organizations. They stand out from the crowd as professionals with a knowledge level over and above that of financial generalists.  
  Annual Platinum Sponsors   
Annual Gold Sponsors