Dinner & a Seminar
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GRAD 2015
Nov 15, 2015

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The Fallis Trophy was last awarded in 2005 as part of the Chapter's annual curling bonspiel. 

The Fallis Trophy is a big part of our Chapter's history - we don't want to lose it!

Contact Debbie if you have informaion.

Click HERE to see the trophy and read about the last time it was awarded.


The Manitoba Chapter is looking for new board members. Whether you want to be a Director at Large or hold a specific portfolio, we can use your help!

Please let us know!

Refer a Member
Whenever you refer someone to the CIC and they become a member or a student, you get $50!

Thank You to 
Our Sponsors
Monsanto Inc.
The Manitoba Chapter would like to thank Monsanto Inc. for providing us with space for our monthly meetings. Their support helps our Chapter grow and promotes the CCP in Winnipeg.
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Editor: Peter Smith, CA, CCP
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We want your articles! Email us here!

The opinions and articles in this newsletter are solely those of the author. Readers should obtain professional advice before acting on any comments in this newsletter.

CCIEF Scholarship

If you know a student who could use some financial help, then click on the link below, or forward that student this link.

You may just help a student complete their education!

Knowledge Centre

National Office has a resource for credit professionals, called the Knowledge Centre.

The Knowledge Centre is an accumulation of important information, articles and advice for credit professionals.

You can also renew your membership and update your PD on that page. You just need your CIC log in credentials and you are off to the races!


Thank You to 
Our Gold Sponsors
October 2015

Fall is a pretty busy time for all of us...the kids are back at school, summer vacation is over and we start thinking of the things we need to do in order to prepare for winter.
I know that I am thankful for it all! I am busy, but I am working, I have a home and am surrounded by people who love me and whom I love. Yes, it is crazy busy! Yes, I love every minute of it! And yes, I am thankful for it all!

In a funny way we are all thankful for good leadership in our lives...good leaders make our lives easier by clarifying roles, work and otherwise keeping us, our coworkers and out companies on track. But it ain't always that way!

Our  Spotlight today we look at leadership and how we perceive our workplace and other leaders, and how we can grow as leaders.

I know it is a bit late - but on behalf of the Board I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


PS - "winter is coming"...have you thought about committing to the Chapter and serving on our board? We need you!

Leaderhip: Down to Earth, Please!
Sound the trumpets! Call the honour guard! Get your cameras! The leader is coming!

Leadership sometimes looks like that, but for those in business, especially larger companies where 'sightings' of senior management can be extremely rare, perhaps the festivities are more muted, but that aura around our leaders still exists.

LinkedIn: Be Heard!
Are you someone who writes letters to the editor? Do you want to participate in discussions and have your opinion heard?

The CIC has opened up LinkedIn groups across Canada so members can discuss issues important to them and to the credit profession. You have a voice, and now you have a forum to be heard.

A Social Media Moment

89% of 18-25 year-olds are active on social media, as are 43% of adults 65 and older

( source)

Please join us October 29th for Dinner & a Seminar!
"Looking Beyond the Resume to find those Hidden Gems"
with Jay Myshkowsky (Pinnacle)
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Cost: FREE!
National offers webinars from time to time, and you can always check their  webinar schedule  for current and archived webinars.

Your Seminar Chair is Debbie Baines, CCP

The report for the period ended September 2015 is attached. Overall the Manitoba Chapter has 91 members at the end of September (compared to 99 last year).

The change is really a reduction of students. National has reviewed the database and removed students who were not active. Overall we are up 7 paying members and down 14 unpaid members (13 students and 1 honourary member).

Please click  here to see the report.

Your Membership Chair is Kim Misko, CCP

We are always looking for great ideas for getting together with Chapter members. If you have a thought why not share it? Drop me an email by clicking on my name!

Your Social Chair is Karla Cullen, CCP

The National report will return!

Your National Chair is Barb Harris, CCP

There is still very little activity to report on for the first couple of months. We are on budget, and all is well!

We would like to thank our sponsors, Pinnacle, D&B, National Leasing & TransUnion for their generous sponsorship of our Chapter. 

You can always see our past audited financial statements on our website under Board and Governance.

Your Treasurer is Peter Smith, CA, CCP



"Change is good. You start"


The newsletter is working on a revised format which will contain less original content and more re-published content which is more credit-profession related.


Our "Opinion" section will become "News from the Profession", and contain useful and relevant articles related to the credit profession.


If you have an article you like and think others would like, let us know! Contact us at


Do you have an opinion or observation you want to share? Email us at!

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to give back to your profession and your community? There are volunteer opportunities in the Manitoba Chapter!

Reporting to the board, the Treasurer is responsible for recording all transactions; preparing monthly and quarterly reports, and annual financial statements for the Chapter. 

The Treasurer must be comfortable with bookkeeping, organized and proficient in MS Excel.

The Communications Chair is responsible for drafting routine correspondence for the board and President; responding to member queries; and preparing job opportunity emails and contributing to/preparing the bi-monthly newsletter.

Directors are board members without portfolio, and comprise the majority of the board. They work within the board to help ensure the success of board plans and activities.

See the terms of reference of these and other positions HERE

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