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Our chapter recently was in the process of procuring a local CPA to present business ethics to us.  His engagement agreement was remarkably simple and easy to follow.   That is quite a distinction from our counterparts at the bar.  John C. Maxwell has a great excerpt in his book The Winning Attitude: While Accounting & Finance is heavily rules-based (GAAP being ~10k pages), perhaps we have taken a more enlightened path than at least some other professions....
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The IMA's biggest event of the year is coming to Minneapolis in 2023! Attendees can earn 30+ CPE over the course of four days in June. Experts and industry leaders with advanced knowledge pertinent to the Accounting & Finance profession will share their valuable insights with us. Our chapter will host a hospitality suite for entertainment & socializing in the evenings. Join us for appetizers, drinks & friendly colleagues. It has been too long staring at a computer screen--now we all get the chance to get back together at this grand-scale event. #IMA23 is sure to be a memorable experience. Our peers from all over the world will be in attendance. ...
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B Certified Pro is hosting two free CMA problem-solving sessions in collaboration with the IMA for parts one and two.  These will occur on Saturday, December 3rd and then the following Saturday, December 10th from 8am-12pm CST.  B Certified Pro ensures that all CMA members are granted the opportunity to learn how to answer MCQs and Essay questions on the CMA exam to pass from their first attempt.   B Certified Pro link to register: https://bcertifiedpro.com/enroll/ For any additional information: support@bcertifiedpro.com
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Our friends at Gleim have an October offer to share... Special IMA Chapter savings are HERE! In the run-up to the holiday season, Gleim CMA is donating a portion of proceeds to Bread of the Mighty Food Bank and providing meals to families in need. To participate, all you have to do is purchase your course using the link below. Visit Gleim.com/IMAChapter from 10/7 - 10/17 to save big! $600 off Premium Set | $300 off Traditional Set Plus, access to exclusive IMA savings - Gleim is an IMA Strategic Partner. 40% off IMA Membership | 40% off CMA Entrance Fee Complete your purchase of either set during this promotion and you’ll receive a code to activate both ...
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The IMA's annual conference and expo (ACE2023) is returning to Minneapolis in June of 2023.  This will run June 11th through the 14th with plenty of opportunities to network and earn CPE credits.  More information from the IMA will follow as we approach this event.  It was last held in Minneapolis back in 2014.
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While I posted our election results yesterday in a blog, we have a champion to crown for all to see... Hear ye!  Hear ye! Tavia Lundquist is our IMA Minneapolis Chapter 2022 March Madness champion!  She cruised to the top of the ranks correctly selecting Kansas to win the tournament.  Two-thirds of the pool had either Arizona or Gonzaga penciled in to win the championship.  Both the Jayhawks and Tavia’s victories will be celebrated for years to come.  She humbly accepted this honor and will likely return next year to potentially be the first to go back-to-back since Florida did so in 2006 & 2007.  Keep an eye out for an invitation ...
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Below are the election results for the IMA Minneapolis Chapter.  These are effective as of July 1st for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.  President – Trent Kramer, CPA, CMA, CSCA Vice President – Heath L. Hertel, CMA, CPA Past President – Lianne B. Loeks Munson, CMA, CSCA Director of Communications – Ashley Swanson, CMA, CSCA, FPA Secretary - Rudy Hershberger Treasurer – Shari L Nepper, CMA VP of Membership - Bhavesh Parekh, CMA, PMP, ACMA Director of Education – Andrew Galas, MBA Director of CMA & Student Engagement – David Franz, CMA Director ...
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Check out the IMA’s Count Me In podcast.  There are hundreds of episodes to choose from that will contribute to your personal and professional development.  These are generally small, 15-20-minute bites and are downloadable so they can also be consumed on the go (i.e., at the gym, in the car, while on a walk/run, etc.).  Within the IMA education center course catalog, there is also an opportunity to earn 0.20 CPE per episode for free.  Put headphones on, kick off the course and literally earn CPE while cooking or cleaning.  Stacking habits.     Find content that is relevant to you and your organization.  To start on this journey, I highly recommend the ...
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The current board members seeking re-election for 2022-2023: President – Trent Kramer, CPA, CMA, CSCA Vice President – Heath L. Hertel, CMA, CPA Past President – Lianne B. Loeks Munson, CMA, CSCA Director of Communications – Ashley Swanson, CMA, CSCA, FPA Secretary - Rudy Hershberger Treasurer – Shari L Nepper, CMA VP of Membership - Bhavesh Parekh, CMA, PMP, ACMA Director of Education –  Andrew Galas, MBA Director of CMA & Student Engagement – David Franz, CMA If you are interested in learning more a role on the board, please contact  b ...
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New convenience and flexibility for CMA and CSCA exam takers: Candidates can now register to take these exams either in-person at a Prometric Test Center or remotely, from the comfort of home. The exam fee is the same for both in-person and remote testing, but there are some important technology and space considerations that must be met. If you’ve already signed up to take the in-person exam, you can switch to the new remote option (a rescheduling fee may apply). For more information and to review the requirements, check out these  Remote Testing FAQs . Answers to the following questions and more are available within the aforementioned FAQ - What are the ...
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Gleim CMA is runnig a special from 1/12 - 1/24 and chapter members will save more than EVER. We are not offering these discounts to the general public. It is important to let your chapter know they must identify themselves as chapter members to qualify for the special savings. Chapter members save: *40% off Premium *35% off Traditional *30% off Megabank We have exciting news! Our 2022 CMA course is now available. IMA Minneapolis Members save up to 40% for a limited time and study with the #1 CMA Review! New features include: * Digital note-taking * More step-by-step essay walkthroughs * More hours of bite-sized CMA lectures ...
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https://www.imanet.org/about-ima/annual-report IMA Year 2021: A Purpose-Driven Organization Built on Trust “This past year, IMA took on the dual role of short-term risk manager and long-term strategic planner, investing in resources for members to help them through the pandemic (e.g., free online courses comprising a rich array of educational opportunities delivered virtually) while continuing to invest in the long-term success of our members.” – Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA president and CEO “A Purpose-Driven Organization Built on Trust” is the theme of IMA’s Fiscal Year 2021 in Review. The lead stories of the year included: An all-time ...
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As of July, the IMA is now offering their ethics courses as a complementary benefit for being a member.  Previously, there was a free annual token to take one of these courses. These are located within the course catalog on the imanet.org website.  Sign in to claim the free offer.   Navigating Ethical Dilemmas (2 CPE) Blinded by Pressure (2 CPE) Can We Count on You? (2 CPE) House Out of Control (2 CPE) Misplaced Trust / Devastating Fraud (2 CPE) The Slippery Slope of Greed (2 CPE) Web of Deception (2 CPE) As an added benefit that is helpful to CPA holders, almost all of these courses are identified as also qualifying for NASBA CPE.  ...
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Our very own past President Lianne Loeks Munson was honored at this year's annual Meeting of Members with the prestigious IMA Champion Award. She has served on our board for more than a decade including five years as President.  She has also served as our Northern Lights Council President for several years as well as being on the IMA Global Roundtable Committee.  During her time on our board, our chapter grew to become one of the most successful and engaged chapters worldwide.  We have continually ranked in the top ten chapters worldwide earning top honors and it takes a lot of behind the scenes efforts to make this possible.   A couple years ago, she issued ...
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Interested in saving 25% on your annual membership fees?  The IMA has just initiated an auto-renewal program that offers this discount.  Sign Up for Automatic Renewal and Save As part of our commitment to providing IMA members with superior value, we are pleased to announce the launch of our automatic renewal discount program. Just follow the steps below to enroll and save 25% every year: Log into your account on the  IMA website , and go to the IMA Dashboard On the dashboard navigation, click myProfile, then My Membership Under Current Membership, click on the checkbox to opt into automatic renewal* Once a popup is displayed, you will be ...
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Below are the IMA Minneapolis Chapter April election results.  2021-2022 board members: President – Trent Kramer, CPA, CMA   Vice President – Heath L. Hertel, CMA, CPA (also a Council Delegate)   Past President – Ms. Lianne B. Loeks Munson, CMA, CSCA   Director of Student Membership – Mike Schmitt, CMA, CSCA   Director of Communications – Ms. Ashley Swanson, CMA, FPA   Secretary - Rudy Hershberger   Treasurer – Ms Shari L Nepper, CMA   VP of Membership - Bhavesh Parekh, CMA, PMP, ACMA (also a Council Delegate)   ...
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The IMA is offering 50% off the CMA entrance fee and IMA membership with the discount code SPRING50. Offer ends March 30th.  The CMA entrance fee is normally $250.  The 50% off IMA membership in conjunction with this offer is valid for new members.  For more info, please visit the imanet.org promotion below: https://www.imanet.org/cma-certification/getting-started/cma-offers/cma-promotion-spring-2021-march
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For the first time ever, our chapter is planning to put together a March Madness bracket pool exclusively for our members and distinguished guests Selection Sunday is March 14 The first round of games follows on Thursday, March 18 A communication will be distributed shortly after the NCAA brackets are available Looking into a social hour for us to hang out virtually For the top performers, we'll add a section to our website as an homage to your greatness
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The IMA annually offers members two free ethics continuing education credits. This is available by signing into imanet.org and proceeding to “My Tokens” within your profile: https://www.imaonlinestore.com/PersonifyEbusiness/My-Account/My-Tokens There are a handful of courses available that are normally over $100 each.  Earning these will satisfy the IMA’s annual ethics requirements.
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Gleim is providing IMA Minneapolis Chapter members a special offer from 10/05/20-10/25/20.  Save up to $650 when ordering the 2020 edition of Gleim CMA Premium Review System.  As a Strategic Partner of the IMA, Gleim is also providing  30% off of CMA exam entrance fees. The current edition covers 2020 CMA exam topics and is equipped with SmartAdapt™ technology which personalizes your review and eliminates the guesswork in studying. When the new 2021 edition is released later on this year the Premium Review System will give your chapter members free updates to any changes. In both editions, you'll also enjoy:     • Videos covering the toughest topics and providing ...
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