Building Connections
CFMA Chicago Bimonthly Newsletter
July 2019  
Letter from the President 
You know the old adage, 'a picture is worth a thousand words'?  It generally means a picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words.  This month's newsletter will put that theory to the test; looking back over our programs and events of the first half of 2019 through a series of photos.   I hope you enjoy looking through the photos included below, and appreciate, as I did, everything we have accomplished over the past seven months. 
Many describe a day on the golf course as a 'picture perfect day'.  Whether you are an avid golfer or looking for a fun day with your CFMA colleagues, we hope to see you on August 29 at Maple Meadows Golf Club for our annual outing.  Foursomes and a few sponsorships are still available.  More information can be found below.   
Soon summer will be over, kids will return to school, and that means the Midwest Regional Conference is right around the corner.  Picture yourself earning up to 7.5 hours of CPE and networking with more than 150 industry representatives. We are thrilled to once again partner with six other Midwest chapters to offer a day packed full of education, CPE and networking.  Information on registration and a link to the agenda are included in below.    
Did you know we post photos on our chapter facebook page?  Take a moment to Like Us to stay up to date on upcoming events and be among the first to see event photos; many often posted the same day.   
In closing I would like to leave you with one more image that speaks volumes about our chapter and members ...
Congratulations to our chapter leadership, volunteers and of course, our members, who make it possible for our chapter to achieve this level of excellence.
Tamara Kilty 
Chapter President
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Join CFMA for one of our member's favorite events.  Enjoy golf, food, drinks, games and networking, all benefiting the Annual Intern Program and Education. 
Register to Golf:
Click the Register Now button to view pricing and reserve your foursome. Don't forget to purchase your wristbands. The wristbands prepay for all games and activities on the course.
Sponsorships Available:  
Sponsors benefit from exposure on the course and throughout the day. Options range from hole sponsorship to event and game sponsors.  
Thursday, August 29, 2019
10:00 am Check-in
11:00 am Shot-gun
Dinner immediately following golf 
September 23, 2019 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marriott Hotel, Oak Brook, IL 
Learn, Network & Exhibit!
The 2019 Midwest Regional Conference Committee is thrilled to present a full-day of educational and networking opportunities.   You do not want to miss this outstanding schedule that offers something for all levels of Construction Financial Professionals and their companies, including the luncheon keynote presentation,  Leadership & Heroic Team Building, with guest speaker, Daniel Alarnik, CEO/Founder of Grunt Style. 
Click here to view the Agenda 

Registration Fee:
CFMA Members: $275
Non-Members: $300
Exhibitors: $500
Why exhibit at the conference?  
  • Opportunity to introduce one breakout session includes brief introduction to your company/services (sessions will be assigned)
  • Exhibitor Bingo Game - Encourages attendees to visit your booth
  • Breakfast and Lunch for two representatives (additional reps are $50)
Interested in being an Exhibitor?  Contact: Steve Escobar 
for more information.  Limited spaces available.
To learn more about the conference, venue, or to register, Click Here 
Marla Byrne - Premier Mechanical
Renee Collins - RKC Tax & Accounting, Inc.
Edward Grogan - Comdata
Devvon Clay - D2K Traffic Safety, Inc.
Emily Glanz - Cottingham & Butler
Michael Timothy Rice - The Thinkers
Henry Ma - Hylant  

Mark Your Calendar for these 2019 Dates

Some dates are tentative and subject to change. 

August 29:
Golf Outing at Maple Meadows
September 22-23: Midwest Regional Conference
October 16: Technology/Construction Apps + Networking
November 13: Economic Update - Breakfast Program
December 4: Document Retention - Breakfast Program
December 18: Holiday Social at Empire Rooftop Venue in Naperville

July 18, 2019 Summer Social at Lagunitas Brewery 
May 9, 2019 "Build Chicago" Awards Luncheon
April 27, 2019 National Rebuild Together Volunteer Day

2019 Programs and Networking

2019 Platinum Sponsors