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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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Interested in free ICMA/NASBA self-study CPE credits that you can earn at your own convenience?  There's enough free content available to satisfy the annual CPE requirement (sign in for the IMA member discount): IMA Course Catalog The following courses are currently free of charge to members: Communicating in the 21st Century (1 CPE) COSO Enterprise Risk Management: Essential to Organizational Success (2 CPE) Cybersecurity Alert! (0.5 CPE) Cybersecurity Compliance with Global Regulations (1 CPE) Emotional Intelligence (1 CPE) IMA Excel 365: Tips in Ten (Up to 5 CPE at 0.2 per course) Statement of Cash Flows Tutorial (1 CPE) Time Management ...
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Interested in pursuing the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or the Certified in Strategy & Competitive Analysis (CSCA) credential? Attached below are IMA resources to help you along the way.  Journey_to_Earning_the_CMA_Designation.pdf CSCA_Handbook.pdf
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Gleim is offering 35% off of their Premium Review System through July 10th. Orders can also be placed online at Gleim .com/IMAChapter or by using your chapters custom ordering link ( gleim .com/IMAMinn ). Please note that the 35% discount will be displayed at check out and not on the initial welcome screen.  This is an exclusive offer for IMA Minneapolis Chapter members and isn't available to the general public. The Minneapolis 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 ...
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Below are the results of the IMA Minneapolis Chapter 2020-2021 elections:  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 Communications – Michael James Ruth, CMA Director of Student Membership – Mike Schmitt, CMA, CSCA Director of Social Media – Tara Gantter, RTRP Secretary - Rudy Hershberger Treasurer – Ms Shari L Nepper, CMA VP of Membership - Bhavesh Parekh, CMA, PMP, ACMA (also a Council Delegate) Director of Education –  Andrew Galas, MBA Director of Technology - Ryan Blazei Director of Events - Randy ...
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Gleim has a special offer on CMA exam prep through April 26th Gleim recognizes the value of IMA Chapters and so we are providing IMA chapter members with a special offer.  Save up to $650 when you order the 2020 edition of Gleim CMA Premium Review!  As a Strategic Partner of IMA, we are also providing  30% off of CMA exam entrance fees! Our latest edition covers 2020 CMA exam topics and is equipped with SmartAdapt™ technology which personalizes your review and eliminates the guesswork in studying. In our latest edition, you'll also enjoy:     • Even more videos covering the toughest topics and providing question walkthroughs     • Enhanced books ...
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The IMA is offering members and non-members 90 days of free access to multiple resources.  This includes CPE, the CareerDriver assessment tool and much more.  Non-members can get free access for 90 days. There's a couple great online self-study courses with a combined 30 NASBA CPE.  Aside from doing 2 ethics CPE, these first two offerings satisfy the annual requirement: IMA Data Analytics & Visualization Fundamentals Certificate ™ : New! Now through April 30*, learn how emerging technologies are driving change across businesses and develop new skills in data analytics and visualization. Earn an IMA professional certificate, a digital badge, ...
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Minneapolis Chapter members Scott & Jake Ambourn were recognized by the IMA: https://www.imanet.org/about-ima/news-and-media-relations/newsletters/cma-connection/2020/1/23/cma-profile-scott-ambourn Those who attend our dinner meetings should know Scott.  He routinely attends events along with a handful of CWT colleagues.  He served as President of the St. Paul chapter and has been very supportive of others.  Scott has been a good friend and mentor...my involvement on the board is a direct result of his encouragement over the years.    His son Jake is a senior in high school.  Since our chapter's 1921 inception, he is most-likely our youngest member.  ...
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Gleim is offering 25% off their 2020 CMA review programs through the end of January. This is exclusively for IMA Minneapolis Chapter members and can be purchased for a single part or both exams.  As of February 3rd, the price will be increasing as they have added additional resources for candidates. For the 25% discount, contact alexandra.graham@gleim.com .
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Interested in further developing yourself in 2020?  Linked below is a list of some of the most elite personal development books according to goodreads based upon user reviews. https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/personal-development Perhaps it is no surprise that the books rounding out the top five include: The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
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