Community Announcements

  • Board Volunteers Needed!

    Due to a recent promotion, we have openings on our board for next year that we need to fill ASAP!

    If you're interested in volunteering your time and talents to help put together and distribute our newsletter and annual program book, please contact us at winnwire@gmail.com More
  • 2021-2022 Chapter Board Elections

    Voting for next year's Board of Directors will occur after our March 17th meeting. We will hold voting electronically, so keep an eye out for an email on how to vote.

    The proposed board listing can be found on the first page of our March newsletter, link below. More
  • 2020-2021 Program Year Update

    This month the board officially made the decision to hold the remaining meetings on our 2020-21 program year schedule virtually. The details of each meeting are available on our website and registration links will be updated as they’re available. We’re grateful that technology allows us to provide these local CPE opportunities, but look forward to a time when we can meet face-to-face again!

    To that end, the planning process for next year will be upon us before you know it. This has been a year full of change and we can’t expect things to go back to how they were, even as our environment heads back to “normal”. The Global IMA organization has also begun a pivot to offering more “non-educational” opportunities to foster personal development, build relationships, and encourage engagement at the local level. What provides value for you as an IMA member and how can the chapter support you? We’d love to hear about the topics or speakers you’re interested in and any thoughts you may have on future event
    formats.

    We’d also love to welcome new ideas and viewpoints to our chapter board. Your current board is a friendly group of fellow IMA members who invest their time and energy into planning and executing the events you attend. “Many hands make light work” and there are plenty of opportunities to be involved with chapter
    operations that carry a small time commitment. One of the objectives of our board restructuring efforts last year was to clearly define what is needed for our chapter and how best to share the load. If you have questions about the chapter board, our operations, or anything else, please send us an email at
    winnwire@gmail.com. More
  • Salvation Army Money Sorting

    If you’re interested in volunteering to help sort Red Kettle holiday collection money, please email us at winnwire@gmail.com for more information. More
  • New Program Year!

    The Program Book for the 2020-2021 has arrived!

    Browse the details of the events planned along with some other information about the chapter and our council here.

    Registration for September's meeting is open now. Meeting information and the link to register can be found here. More
  • Gleim Discount Increased!

    The Winnebagoland IMA Chapter has partnered with Gleim to ensure your success on the CMA exam!

    Nearly 40 years ago, Gleim set the standard for CMA exam review. Today, as an industry leader and IMA Strategic Partner, we continue to dedicate ourselves to preparing candidates to pass quickly and confidently. The 2020 Gleim CMA Review includes our ground-breaking adaptive platform that identifies where candidates need to focus (and where they don’t) and tells them when they are ready to sit for the exam. The system also includes thousands of the most realistic CMA exam questions, the most comprehensive coverage, dedicated and reliable support, and more. More CMAs have passed with Gleim—we have the experience to guide you to exam success! IMA chapter members, order now and save at least 30% on our Premium CMA Review System.

    Place your order directly online by going to gleim.com/IMAWinnebagoland or contact Alexandra Graham at 800.874.5346 ext 428 or imachapters@gleim.com to learn about the other significant discounts you are eligible for as an IMA Chapter member.

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  • Now Available: Recordings of our April & May meetings!

    If you weren't able to attend the webinars in April or May, you're in luck! The PowerPoint slides and playback recording of both sessions are now posted in our meeting documents library! (Note: playback recordings are not eligible for CPE.) More
  • Annual Survey Time!

    Hello everyone!

    It’s annual survey time again! Please complete the short survey at the link below and let us know how the chapter can best serve your needs.

    All respondents who include their name and email will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gas card. Please submit your feedback by end of day on May 29th.

    2020 has certainly been a wild ride! One benefit of the COVID19 pandemic is that it has highlighted a lot of areas that were ripe for improvement and further study in every part of our lives. Even before this unprecedented global crisis arrived, our chapter board had been giving a lot of thought to what our purpose was and how we could best deliver value to our members and community.

    The IMA aims to be the leading resource for developing, certifying, connecting, and supporting the world’s best accountants and financial professionals in business. Chapters and Councils exist to promote networking and educational events in the local area.

    What does that mean in the current environment? The world is constantly changing, at an accelerating rate. Our workforce is evolving as the generational make up shifts and priorities and preferences are reevaluated. Technology is connecting us and providing an enormous amount of opportunity and choice in how we learn and interact. Time is a precious commodity and so many activities compete for the same limited number of hours in each day. Where does that leave the role of local chapters?
     
    Over the past few years we’ve observed a striking decline in meeting attendance, member engagement, and overall chapter participation. This trend indicates that our current chapter event offerings may not be serving the needs of our membership. This is why we solicit feedback from our membership each year in the form of an annual survey: What type of networking and CPE offerings are you interested in? What fits best into the host of other commitments you have? How can the chapter support your active participation in the organization?

    Please complete the short survey at the link below and let us know what matters to you. The chapter exists solely to support local membership development and we’d love to put together a 2020-2021 program that inspires renewed interest and engagement in our community of finance professionals, students, and educators. More