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Upcoming events

    • 1 Dec 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Gibsons Oak Brook

    Did you join CFMA Chicago in the past year?  Are you interested in learning how to maximize your membership benefits, expand your network and get more involved? 

    Join representatives of the Membership Committee and chapter Board at Gibsons Oak Brook on Thursday, December 1 for a complimentary New Member Breakfast. Register today!

    7:30am: Check-in & Networking
    8:00am: Breakfast

    Free of Charge!

    • 7 Dec 2022
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Marriott Oak Brook

    Join us as we close out our 2022 program year with a Tax Update and Networking Event. We will kick-off the afternoon with thirty-minutes of speed networking, followed by a panel of construction industry finance and tax professionals who will review the current tax environment and changes, and provide insight on how to plan for 2023.

    Topics will include:

    • Federal Tax Updates
    • Illinois and Local Taxes
    • Strategies to Access Federal Incentives

    Jessica Macklin, Partner, Wipfli
    Alex Warner, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen
    Ryan Peterson, Managing Director, FORVIS

    Speed Networking:
    Networking events are excellent opportunities to grow your connections and expand your network. But have you ever felt it difficult to connect with more than a handful of people at an event? Do you find it difficult to walk up to one you don't know and start a conversation?

    This Speed Networking process will give you the opportunity to do just that, in a fast-paced and casual environment. It is an opportunity to remove the awkwardness of meeting new people by providing a platform for you in which you don't have to search new connections out. So grab a drink and get your elevator speech ready!

    Location: Marriott Oak Brook

    Event Timeline:
    3:00pm - Check-in, Open Bar and Snacks
    3:30pm - Speed Networking Rounds
    4:15 - 5:30pm - Program

    Members: $50 (includes employees of companies with member representation)
    Guests: $75

    • 5 Jan 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Morton Arboretum Cudahy Room (Adminitrative Building)

    Celebrate the New Year with CFMA Chicago at the Morton Arboretum. Attendees will enjoy a private reception with food, drink and good friends. Tickets include entry to the Illumination Tree Lights walk.

    • 26 Jan 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • TBD

    Recession Proofing Your Business and Playing the Long Game for the Future

    Guest Speaker: Gregg Schoppman, Partner, FMI 

    It seems like we just can’t catch a break.  Pandemics, supply chain woes, worldwide conflict, labor shortages and now sky high inflation.  Throw in a recession for good measure and the industry resembles the old “spinning plates” variety act.  The only saving grace is that during all of this, most contractors have had a fairly good run with strong financial performance.  Now there are concerns that this is prosperity is threatened with various economic forces at play that seemingly mean to stifle construction growth.  No one has a crystal ball but will the good run, well, run its course?

    That being said, just because the economy may be seeing signs of weaknesses does not mean you need to follow suit.  In fact, there are many examples where contractors outperform the economy and defy conventional wisdom.  To do this, leaders must maintain a balance of strategic focus and a level of nimbleness to adjust to market conditions.  Additionally, there is a need to remain vigilant about the long game.  Too many businesses will “hunker down in the bunker” and forget about the next 2-3 years.  It is imperative that businesses avoid myopia and think about the future to be able to play the field when the market shifts yet again.

    In this program, the attendees will learn the following:

    • Examine the right strategy that businesses should consider in the short term to be successful in a recessionary market
    • Determine the right decisions to make as backlogs shift and more importantly the placement of triggers to help keep the business nimble
    • Understand the long-game on strategy to ensure the business is positioned successfully before, during and after any economic event

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