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Tax Issues Panel
Hello Chicago!

It’s my honor to Chair the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the FEI Chicago Chapter's Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards. 

This prestigious Awards Celebration honors Chicago’s finest CFO’s for their exceptional leadership, especially during a time marked by fiscal challenges, an increasingly competitive corporate environment and changes brought on by the pandemic. All of the CFOs recognized with this Award are the finest in Chicago!

The 2021 Awards Celebration will be held Thursday November 18 and the format has been significantly modified from our traditional event, to adhere to social distancing and CDC guidelines.

The in-person Awards Celebration at the Marriott on Michigan Ave. (5:30pm start time) is by invitation only for Finalists and a limited number of their guests; our Chicago CFO of the Year sponsors and the FEI Chicago CFO of the Year committee and Board of Directors. Safety is our priority for this celebration.

All others are invited and encouraged to celebrate our Finalist’s accomplishments via a free live stream of the awards celebration starting at 7pm. Watch Parties could be a fun and engaging way to cheer on and celebrate our Finalists and Recipients! Details on the live stream will be posted in the coming weeks.

We thank you for your continued support and participation in helping to make this the BEST event ever!!

Patti Caldwell
Chair, 2021 Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards
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From Sikich
Sikich shares their recent article on considering an LIFO inventory method during inflation.
CLICK HERE to read more.

From RSM 
Virtual Tax Conference – 2021 Tax Summit Week
Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 5; 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Central time)
Join RSM for their virtual tax conference. There are 20 plenary sessions covering: 
·      Responses to tax policy developments;
·      Evolving workforces;
·      How businesses and tax professionals can leverage technology;
·      Changes in our world and business models.
Attendees are eligible to receive up to 15 CPE credit hours.
CLICK HERE for more information or to register.

From the TMA Midwest Chapter
Networking Lunch Forum - Panel Discussion at Maggiano's on Clark/Gramd
Thursday, October 14, 2021
11:30am Registration/Networking; 12:00pm Lunch; 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Presentation
Join the TMA for a luncheon with five c-suite executives who will share their perspectives on challenges and opportunities in their particular business. Members: $50 | $75 Non-Members
CLICK HERE for more information or to register. Members: $50 | $75 Non-Members
Share the benefits of a complimentary FEI trial membership with your Senior Finance Staff and Fellow Finance Professionals!

FEI Chicago is currently offering a complimentary 6-month trial membership to new qualifying members. Forward this link to potential members now so they can learn more and apply: Membership - FEI
Thanks for helping us get the word out!
FEI Chicago Virtual Professional Development Session
“Back to the Office…Maybe/Maybe Not”
Thursday, October 21, 2021
4–5 PM CT
Open to all! No charge to attend.
1 CPE credit offered. 
Online Registration Only. Click here to register by Tuesday, October 19.
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  
This program is the second in a series, meant to bring you up-to-date!

As the vaccine came online, many companies began to plan their return to the office. It was looking more and more like a hybrid return was going to be the norm. Some companies opted for flexible office hours, certain days per week in the office or something in-between. Few were going back 9-5, but few were also “not going back at all.” Then the Delta Variant came along and cases have risen. Companies have hit the pause button once again. What does that mean….??  Join us to discuss further!

This smart and timely repeat panel includes:
FEI Chicago Chapter Virtual Panel Discussion
"Tax Issues in an Uncertain Environment"
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:30-6:00 PM CT
Open to all! No charge to attend.
1 CPE credit offered. 
Online Registration Only. Click here to register by Tuesday, October 26.
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  

Join us for a lively panel discussion on the tax updates you need to know to navigate today’s uncertain planning environment. Our expert panel will explore the latest on proposed tax changes in Washington, cover the year-end planning strategies, discuss the impact on mergers and acquisitions and more.

Our expert panel includes:
10th Anniversary
Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Watch this Space
for information on watching the Exciting Awards Celebration
live streamed on YouTube at 7pm.

FEI Chicago Virtual Career Management Group Session "Sincerity & the Impact of Authentic Relationships"
with Aaron Brooks
Held October 7, 2021

Aaron was compelled to write Sincerity because of his experience with the impact of authentic relationships both personally and professionally. The book and this session explore how we can go deeper in our daily relationships and emerge with a quality and quantity of relationships that we never dreamed of - and how we can enjoy the long-term success that often comes with these types of relationships.
FEI Chicago Virtual Professional Development Session
GAAP/Technical Accounting Update with Plante Moran
Held September 30, 2021

Although the FASB and other standard setters have issued relatively few pronouncements since last September, there are a number of disclosures potentially impacted by COVID-19 still in 2021, such as Payroll Protection Program loan forgiveness and lease modifications. 

Plante Moran Speakers: Felicia Donaldson, Kara Fahrenbach and John O’Connor
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