October 2021
Chapter Happenings and Updates
Dear Members & Friends, 

I hope you have all enjoyed the beautiful fall weather and colors! As always, we have many events, activities and ways to get involved at FEI Twin Cities. I hope you'll take a moment to review this newsletter and take action today to become involved.

Membership recruitment continues to be a top priority for us. If you know anyone that would benefit from membership in FEI Twin Cities, let us know and we can reach out and provide information on the value of membership and provide ways for them to try us out, including details on the free trial membership. It's a great way to join without the upfront financial commitment.

We know that many of our members are interested in giving back to the finance community. Now you can! FEI is offering the chance to become a mentor to the next generation of finance professionals. See below for more information to sign up to become a member. Also, please encourage younger finance professionals to check out FEI Engage.
We have an excellent fall line-up of programming and events, so please sign up for these today. 
Please reach out at any time with your ideas and how you would like to participate further. I would like to hear from you!
FEI Twin Cities Board President
(651) 312-9260
Register Today - Friday, November 12

FEI Twin Cities is proud to be a sponsor of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards.

Congratulations to FEI Member Nominees:

Medium Private Company CFO
Becky Stumpf, AbeTech

Health Care CFO
Tamera Robinson, Delta Delta of Minnesota

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal will be presenting the CFO of the Year Awards, which recognize the achievements of financial officers who play a vital role in making businesses, institutions, and nonprofits successful.

Mark your calendar now to attend the awards ceremony on Friday, November 12 at The Renaissance Depot.
Membership Updates
Why FEI? Visit our Member Benefits Page to learn more
Now is time to benefit from your FEI membership by…
  • Connecting with your peers and industry leaders
  • Learning through cutting edge content and meetings to stay ahead of industry trends
  • Developing leadership skills to advance your career through our professional development and career management sessions.
We encourage you to engage with FEI and explore your member benefits during a trial membership so that you can understand the value the Association has to offer long–term, both at a National and Chapter level.

Previous members are not eligible for the free trial, but we’ve lowered our dues for existing members while expanding our programs, so our value proposition has never been better! And, if you’re in transition, we may be able to get your dues fully paid for by a third party.

If you have any questions about your trial membership or FEI’s benefits and services, please reach out to Rosanne at rbump@feitwincities.com or membership@financialexecutives.org or 877.359.1070.

FEI is thrilled to announce the launch of a new platform that will strengthen FEI and the finance and accounting profession. FEI Engage is a community and content hub designed to engage the next generation of finance leaders, and the only platform of its kind focused strictly on the finance and accounting community.

Key Features of FEI Engage

Mentor Match connects an early career professional with an industry veteran for one-on-one networking.
How I Got Here enables experienced finance professionals to share their career journeys so others can learn from them.
FEIconnect is a social network for peer-to-peer interaction and information-sharing.
Data Dashboards provide specific information that can give users a competitive edge, like Financial Education & Research Foundation’s Audit Fee Data.
Conversation topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; career development and transitions; networking skills; leadership development; and more.
Why FEI Engage? Why Now?
As you are probably aware, there is a critical shortage of talent in the finance and accounting profession—with no end in sight. FEI Engage was created to connect students and early career professionals with business veterans for mentorship, learning, and development.

When these young people get the advice and insights they need to further their careers, we all benefit. The finance talent pool grows, the profession gets stronger, and companies fill their talent pipelines. And perhaps these young people will one day become engaged FEI members.

Give Back, Become a Mentor

We invite you to participate in FEI Engage by serving as a Mentor Match mentor to share your unique perspectives, wisdom, and experience with up-and-coming finance and accounting professionals. If you are interested, please log in (using your FEI credentials) and enroll as a Mentor. It only takes about 5 minutes to complete the process. Click here to enroll as a Mentor.

Thank you for all you do to support FEI and the finance profession. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and experience with the next generation of finance and accounting professionals or learning more about FEI Engage, please contact Olivia Berkman at feiengage@financialexecutives.org.

Click here to view a brief video demonstration and to learn more about the program!
Consider volunteering with us

Meet FEI Members and Strategic Partners and build lasting relationships. Current FEI Twin Cities volunteer openings include:
  • Corporate Membership Chair
  • Trusted Peer Group Chair
  • Membership Retention Volunteer

Become a part of FEI's Technical Committee, Roundtables or Special Interest Groups!

FEI's Technical Committees, Roundtables and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are the perfect avenue for working with your peers to advance and protect the public policy interests of businesses around the globe.

Committees include:
Thank You to Our New and Renewing Members!
Please take a moment to reach out to our members on LinkedIn.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Juhl Energy, Inc.


Goldner Hawn  

UnitedHealth Group


Leland LeBlanc


Japs-Olson Company


Starkey Hearing Supply Company

Upcoming Events - Register Today!
FEI Twin Cities Events

Three Things You MUST Do on LinkedIn
Tuesday, November 2 | 5 - 6 pm | Eden Prairie | Register Today!

In-Transition Monthly Networking Meeting
Tuesday, November 9 | 7:15-9 am | Register

Challenges of the CFO, Professional Development Session
Wednesday, December 1 | 8 am - Noon | eCapital, Bloomington, MN | Register

Vikings vs Bears Virtual Tailgating Social
Monday, December 20 | 6 - 7 pm CST | Registration Opens Soon

More programs will be announced soon! Visit here to see the full lineup.
Other Events of Interest
Corporate Financial Reporting Insights Conference
November 2-18, 2021
At FEI’s Corporate Financial Reporting Insights (CFRI) Conference, held virtually on November 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, and 18, join top regulators from the U.S. SEC, FASB, PCAOB and meet finance leaders from prominent companies as they discuss the latest developments in rule-making and standard-setting. Finance executives will also share their unique experiences, highlight best practices, and respond to questions about the changing landscape of corporate responsibility and the role they play in it. Stay ahead of a rapidly changing environment by engaging on topics such as ESG, DE&I, technology, the shifting workforce, and corporate responsibility that will shape the finance function for years to come. More info at financialexecutives.org.

2022 Financial Leadership Summit - Mark Your Calendar
May 15-17, 2022
Join FEI as we "get the band back together" for the 2022 Financial Leadership Summit in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, Cleveland, Ohio. Experience a power-packed program, full of high-impact keynote sessions and interactive discussions designed for financial leaders. Discover the latest best practices to drive your business strategy, empower your workforce and foster a culture to shape your organization's success. Don't miss this opportunity to network with more than 500 of your peers where you'll learn, collaborate, and build ideas for a better future in finance. More info at financialexecutives.org.

Other FEI Chapter Meetings
Visit Financial Executives International and look for the "Open To All Members" badge for additional events. Many are CPE eligible!
Join our Strategic Partner BDO for A FREE Seminar.

During this webinar, BDO will explore the new Minnesota pass-through entity (PTE) tax election and who can benefit from this election. Starting with a brief overview of how state PTE tax elections can provide a federal tax benefit, this webinar will discuss the specifics of the new Minnesota PTE tax election, and how to determine if this election is right for you or your clients.

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the benefits of PTE tax elections and how these elections are made
  • Explain the details of the MN PTE tax election and how it works
  • Identify whether this election is a good opportunity for potential candidates.

1 CPE Available.

CLICK HERE to register or more more information.
prouty i•will (igniting women in leadership + life)
Informational Seminar: Thursday, September 23rd
Seats available - Starts February 2022
Imagine a place where women seeking to develop their best selves at work and at home are supported by other inspiring professionals ready to name and embrace their “inner why”. That’s prouty i•will.
If you, or others on your team, would like to participate, please contact Jayna.wallace@proutyproject.com

Prouty Project Jammin' Session #265
Tuesday, November 2 | Samantha Baker Harris | Improvisational Coach and Performer
“Improv: The Little Scenes of Life”

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