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Our next board meeting is September 12, 2016. Contact us to get involved.

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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!

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Editor: Peter Smith, CA, CCP
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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!


August 2016

Uber, Netflix, Air B&B - these and many more like it have been seriously disruptive forces in our economy these days.They reflect almost perfectly the "creative destruction" that many refer to when they talk about capitalism. While many jobs are impacted, these new services and others like it also represent significant innovation. 

As professionals and as a professional association, we face the challenge of innovating to maintain the relevance of the profession. How will we leverage technology to improve what we have to offer to our employers? What growth and change is needed personally to meet these challenges?

Our Spotlight  today talks about whether or not budgeting, that annual trial we all face, is past its prime. In News from the Profession  we look at the intriguing possibility of the end of cash. What innovations would this drive in our profession?

Our Institute and Chapter exist to grow and promote Credit education in Manitoba and we have a lot of tools that can help you do just that.


PS - National is holding a webinar on September 21 - register today, HERE!
A Social Media Moment

A new active mobile user is added every 12 seconds.

Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp handle 60 billion messages every day!

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Beyond Budgeting: Revolution or Revulsion?

How would you feel if your company abolished budgeting? Many would jump for joy at not having to submit to this annual pain any more. Abandoning the annual budget is exactly what the Beyond Budgeting Roundtable (BBR) has recommended companies to do.

If you have any suggestions for other seminar speakers or topics, please let us know!
National offers webinars from time to time, and you can always check their  webinar schedule  for current and archived webinars.

Check out National's latest seminar on cost cutting in your organization, HERE.

Your Seminar Chair is Debbie Baines, CCP

We are in process of reviewing our membership lists and talking to members to remind them to renew their membership. 

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

It is early days in the fiscal year of the Chapter so there is not a lot of financial news to report. We are performing as expected for this time of year!

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

Your Treasurer is Jean Grenier, BAA, CCP

The End of Cash?

So much is changing in the world, is it really that hard to believe that we will stop printing bank notes and minting coins? We are so used to changing for the sake of convenience, can we stop the disappearance of money?

What do you think it means for credit? 

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!

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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