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Upcoming events

    • 15 Aug 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    • Webinar


    Take Your First Step Toward CCIFP Designation

    Join CFMA's Membership Department and Executive Director of the Certification Division, Veronica Whitehead, for a Zoom call about earning your certification. 

    Hear why the CCIFP designation is an important step in your construction financial management career, what is involved with obtaining your CCIFP, and what resources are available to help you along the way.

     August is CCIFP Month and is a great time to take your first step on your journey to becoming certified.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER You will be redirected to CFMA National's website.




    • 17 Aug 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Gibson's Oak Brook
    Register


    Cyber insurance premiums continue to go up and more security improvements are being required by insurance carriers in order to obtain coverage. What can you do to avoid a cyber loss and protect your balance sheet at the same time?

    Join CFMA Chicago for breakfast and a panel discussion with industry leaders and cyber experts to discuss the latest trends in cyber threats, what to expect when it the time comes to renew your cyber insurance, and what changes your company may need to make in order to get coverage.

    Guest Panelists:

    Ryan Castle, Conduit Security - Read Ryan's BIO
    Trey Stokes, Alliant Group - Read Trey's BIO
    Brad Dalbec - Manhard Consulting - Read Brad's BIO
    Cynthia Zimmerman, Socius Insurance - Read Cynthia's BIO

    This is an in-person event, however a live stream option is available. Select your participation choice during registration. Note: CPE is not offered to live stream attendees.

    CFMA Members: $50
    Chicago Chapter Young Professionals: $50 (with promo code)
    Guest Attendees: $75

    • 1 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Maple Meadows Golf Club
    Register

    CFMA Chicago's Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Thursday, September 1 at Maple Meadows Golf Club in Wood Dale. Enjoy a fun day of golf, games and social networking. All proceeds fund the chapter's Annual Intern Program, Development & Education.

    Register today to golf, sponsor, host a game/activity on the course, or to attend the dinner and networking reception. Many sponsorships are exclusive and all are available on a first-come basis. Don't delay!

    10:00am - Check-in
    11:00am - Shotgun Start
    Dinner and awards immediately following golf.

    Thank You 2022 Golf Sponsors!

    Golf Carts - Wipfli
    Beverage Cart 1 - Rock Fusco & Connelly

    Beverage Cart 2 - Skender
    Dinner & Cocktails - Shamrock Electric
    Bloody Mary Bar - Corpay
    Lunch at the Turn - Accel Construction
    Men's Long Drive - Procore Risk Advisors
    Women's Long Drive - C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co.
    Closest to the Pin - Liberty Mutual
    Closet to the Pin - Enterprise Fleet Management
    Hole in One Contest
    - Operix
    Putting Contest - ETHOSystems

    • 22 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Sep 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Doubletree, Oak Brook, Illinois
    Register

     

    September 22 - 23, 2022

    The Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, NE Wisconsin, Quad Cities, SW Michigan and Western Michigan CFMA chapters have come together with a commitment to deliver a comprehensive networking, education, and training experience in the field of construction accounting and finance.



    Register today for 1.5 information-packed days, including expert speakers who will provide insight and understanding on topics covering leadership, operations & legal, technology, accounting/finance, and overall industry changes and updates. 

    VIEW THE AGENDA

    Who should attend?
    The Conference is uniquely designed for CFOs, controllers, and financial managers in the construction industry; construction CPAs; banking and financial service professionals; insurance professionals; surety underwriters; attorneys; and other construction industry specialists.

    Cost: $350 for CFMA Members | $450 for Guest Attendees
    Guest attendees qualify for a complimentary CFMA membership

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    Chicago Chapter Member Incentive
    Take the Exam at the Conference

    The Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) premier designation recognizes only those professionals with all-encompassing bodies of knowledge, competency, and ethical behavior. 

    The Chicago Chapter leadership team has made a commitment to educating and supporting chapter members interested in obtaining CCIFP designation. On-demand and in-person exam review options will be available in August and early September.

    50% Off the Exam Fee + FREE Review Course
    To support Chicago Chapter members who want to pursue CCIFP designation, the chapter will reimburse the cost of the review course AND 50 percent of the exam fee for the first ten members who pass the exam by December 31. Link to CFMA review course.

    Take the Exam at the Midwest Regional Conference
    The CCIFP exam will be offered in person on Friday, September 23, from Noon - 5:00pm. Attendance at the conference is not required to register for the exam. Registration is required.

    • 23 Sep 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Doubletree Oak Brook Riverview Ballroom
    Register

    Take the CCIFP Exam in-person at the 2022 Midwest Regional Conference.

    On Friday, September 23, at the conclusion of the Midwest Regional Conference, the Chicago Chapter is hosting a live testing opportunity. 

    Click here to learn more about the certification eligibility and exam preparation. Candidate Information Bulletin

    Link to CFMA review course.

    The cost for the exam is $850 and the review course is $320

    Sign-up today to hold your seat for the exam on Friday, September 23. No payment due at this time.



    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elements at Water Street (Naperville)

    SAVE THE DATE for the 2022 "Build Chicago" Awards Celebration. More information coming soon!

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