President's Message

Hi Everyone,

The month of February sure went by fast!  I hope that you all are doing well and navigating the current situation with ease.  It is my hope that we can get back to being able to host normal in-person events sometime in the near future.  However, I think We have adjusted to a virtual platform very well.  The chapter had another successful technical meeting in February.  I want to thank Joe Haubrich from the Cleveland Federal Reverse Bank for presenting to the chapter.  He presents to us pretty much every year and always gives a great update on the economy.  Also,  Amy Renner from IMA Global is due a thanks for all of her support in assisting with the host responsibilities associated with hosting virtual meetings.  

Our next technical meeting will March 16th at 5pm.  Steve McNally from IMA Board of Directors will be presenting to the chapter.  The content of the presentation will be Business Transformations.  The event will be hosted on On24 Webcast.  A link for registration will be posted in the events section of the chapter's website.  Right after the technical meeting we will host a social event on Zoom.  This will themed along St. Patrick's date.  We will have some form of a game and prizes. 

Finally, if any members of the chapter would like to hold a position on the chapter's board there are positions available.  For our younger members, this could provide an opportunity to gain some leadership experience to boost their resume.   Feel free to contact myself or any of the chapter's board members.

Jimmy Renz

Cleveland East President

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Hi Everyone,

I hope that everyone in the Cleveland East Community is healthy and safe.  The current conditions of the nation have impacted the chapter's ability to hold events.  All of us on the board were disappointed to cancel the technical meetings the last few months of last year.  The board met last week and we are going to be hosting all events via web base applications for the remainder of 2020.  We are all hoping that that science and other resources will bring the pandemic to a manageable state by the end of the year.  If that is the case, the chapter will consider moving back to in-person events.  I ask that all members keep an open mind regarding the virtual meetings.  The chapter is planning on a virtual technical meeting in September.  The exact details will be released on a later date.  We will also be hosting a virtual Happy Hour in August via Zoom.  This will give all of us an opportunity to catch up!  I look forward to seeing you all at this event!

Finally, if any members of the chapter would like to hold a position on the chapter's board there are positions available.  For our younger members, this could provide an opportunity to gain some leadership experience to boost their resume.   Feel free to contact myself or any of the Chapter's board members.

Jimmy Renz

Cleveland East President

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Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone in the chapter is doing well and staying safe!  We are quickly approaching the remaining holidays of the year!  Hopefully, you all had a great Thanksgiving.  The chapter just completed a successful Controller's Workshop.  I want thank everyone that helped make this a success.  This goes the board, presenters, and those who attended.  I was worried that a virtual workshop would not work.  However, I think that everything worked well and this platform will work for the coming months.  A big shout out to Sandy Brenner for coordinating this event!

On December 11th the chapter will be hosting an Ugly Christmas Party at 5pm.  This event will be hosted via Zoom.  We will try to have some kind of music and trivia.  Some prizes will be available.  I hope to see you all there! 

The Cleveland East Chapter will also be awarding a scholarship this year.  This will be the Ernest Brass III Memorial Scholarship and will be for $500.  Ernie had been an integral member of the chapter and an IMA for nearly 40 years.  Any Accounting students in the area should contact a board member for information of the application process.    To our chapter members, please pass this along to any students you may think would be interested.  

Finally, if any members of the chapter would like to hold a position on the chapter's board there are positions available.  For our younger members, this could provide an opportunity to gain some leadership experience to boost their resume.   Feel free to contact myself or any of the chapter's board members.

Jimmy Renz

Cleveland East President

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