Community Announcements

  • Golf Outing

    While it seems like winter is holding on for a bit, that won't stop us from golfing - indoors!

    Register today for our upcoming networking event: mini golf and happy hour on April 17th.

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  • Q1-2024 Newsletter

    Check out our Q1-24 Newsletter.Q1-2024 Newsletter

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  • Midwest Management Accounting Conference 2024

    Early Bird Registration has been extended!  You can register for M2AC 2024 at the early registration price of $199 until 4/7/2024 - which is next Sunday!  Hurry and take advantage of this great price for some excellent CPE and a great networking oppoturtunity!

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  • Volunteer Opportunities for IMA - San Diego Chapter

    "IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is seeking passionate volunteer members to join your IMA local community leadership team.  We have openings for many different volunteer opportunities that are short and/or long-term.  

     
    Local chapter engagement with IMA offers professional networking opportunities with finance professionals and companies in your community; professional development opportunities to improve your finance and leadership competencies to advance in your career; opportunities to build your project planning and presentation skills in a safe environment.  Come out and join your local leadership team to be part of empowering the profession and helping others achieve their professional goals while building your network.

    Requirement to serve: Be an IMA member in good standing, have high ethical standards, and able to work collaboratively with others.

    We are currently accepting applications for IMA Chapter and Council Officer Positions in your local area. To submit an application, please click here.

    The deadline to submit your application is May 3, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time."

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  • IMA Redwood Empire Elected Officers for 2024-25

    Joshua Zender, Ph.D., CPA - President
    Jason Caria, CPA - Treasurer
    Hannah Shapiro, CPA - Secretary
    Michelle Doty, MBA CMA - VP of Communications
    Cshefla Lopez, MBA - VP of Administration
    Monica Myers - VP of Engagement

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  • Call for Board Members

    Pursuant to the Bylaws of the Columbia Chapter of the IMA we are asking if anyone is interested in serving on the Board of Directors.  We have available positions for VP Communications, VP Professional Education, Secretary, Regional Council Delegate and Webmaster. 

    If you are interested, please respond to this notice. We would love to have new voices on our board!

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  • 2024-04-10 Chapter Meeting: Your path to profitability

    Abstract:

    In today's fast-paced business world, the role of the CFO has evolved beyond traditional financial management to become a key strategic leader within organizations. This presentation explores how CFOs utilize the integration of financial and operational data. By combining information from various sources such as financial statements, operational and customer data, CFOs can uncover valuable insights into what drives performance, and foster collaboration across different departments.  By embracing this convergence of data, CFOs are empowered to guide their organizations towards sustainable growth in today's competitive marketplace.

    BIO:                        
    With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Talavera is a seasoned consultant specializing in transportation companies' financial and operational optimization. He founded Freight Network IQ, an emerging company in enhancing efficiency and growth for transportation enterprises. As an Arrowhead Enterprise Advisor at New Mexico State University, he mentors future business leaders. Previously, he served as CFO for Stagecoach and Sky Transportation Services, overseeing finance, revenue, and growth strategies. 

    Location:                 Phoenix Palace, 1501 E. Yandell Dr. El Paso, TX79902 (corner of Yandell & Langtry)

    Cost:                        $10 non-member; free for El Paso Chapter members

    Reservations:  https://forms.gle/4JNLx9x19QhWxzzq6  by April 8
                                    
    Payment method:  C
    heck payable to IMA El Paso Chapter or Cash.  Questions: contact IMA Treasurer                                  (
    spchyi@gmail.com).                                 

    For more information regarding refund, concern, and program cancellation policies, please contact our chapter treasurer.

    Field of study of this presentation is Special Knowledge & Applications with group live presentation.  No prerequisite is required.

    Stay Tune for Upcoming Meeting Presentations: 

    2024-05-18: Chapter Planning

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  • Dinner Meeting April 17, 2024

    Gary Bischoff, Columbia University graduate will help members understand ChaptGT,  AI and how to use ChaptGT.

    6PM, April 17, Giovann's Darien. $60 at the door.

    RSVP to hold your spot  by texting 914 673 3593 or email to ldunkelman1@gmail.com.  Include your name and number of attendees.

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  • Sharing Kansas City Chapter Upcoming Events

    Check out the upcoming events on the Kansas City Chapter website: 

    Kansas City Chapter Website link

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  • Visit our LinkedIn Page for Updates

    Upcoming local events here.

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  • CMA Certification Ceremony

    CMA Ceremony at University of Jordan

    Representing IMA in Jordan, IMA Amman Jordan chapter was thrilled to be part of the ceremony held at the university of Jordan on February 27, 2024, to celebrate the scholarships granted by IMA.

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  • Thinking about that CMA exam?

    Hartford Chapter Professional members, we may be able to assist with a CMA scholarship.   

    Read on and reach out!

    https://hartford.imanet.org/certification/cma

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  • Registration Open for our March Ethics Webinar

    Please see Chapter Events section of our website to register for People and Profitability in a Sustainable World

    There is no charge to attend this webinar. 

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  • Toledo Chapter Virtual Meeting Feb 21

    The IMA Toledo Chapter is holding a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 21 at 12 PM EST.

    The speaker is Kurt Rankin from PNC Bank talking about the 2024 Economic forecast

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  • 2024-3-13 Chapter Meeting: Budgeting Challenges in Higher Education

    Presenter: Daniel R. Domínguez, Ed.D.

    Abstract:

    Preparing budgets in any industry is always a challenging task. Budgeting for Higher education institutions is no exception. Most Public, Private, and Not-for-profit institutions have in common quantifying the challenges posed by changing demographics, society’s perception of the value of a college degree, declining student enrollment, state budget cuts, and even national and state politics. For a budget to be useful, its assumptions must be strategically aligned with the institutions’ vision and mission. A strategic budget is not just a budget; it is management’s strategic plan in action.

    The field of study of this presentation is Accounting (Govmnt) with group live presentation. No prerequisite is required.

    Stay Tune for Upcoming Meeting Presentations: 

    2024-04-10: Your route to profitability

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  • Topgolf & Networking by Tampa Bay Chapter of IMA

    We are excited to announce a fantastic networking opportunity for Tampa Bay professionals
    hosted by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Join us
    for an evening of building valuable connections and having a great time at Topgolf on February
    22, starting at 5:45 pm.


    Event Details:
    ● Date: February 22
    ● Time: 5:45 pm
    ● Location: Topgolf 220 Carillon Pkwy, St. Petersburg, FL 33716


    Event Highlights:
    - Networking opportunities with Tampa Bay professionals
    - Fun and engaging atmosphere at Topgolf
    - Clearview Group will cover the cost of the game; participants are responsible for drinks and
    food.
    - Limited space available, so secure your spot now!


    Don't miss this chance to combine professional networking with a fun and enjoyable evening.
    Take the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals while enjoying the unique setting of
    Topgolf.


    RSVP: To secure your spot, please RSVP
    https://www.linkedin.com/events/topgolf-networkingbytampabaycha7162203158079877121/


    Sponsored by Clearview Group:
    Clearview Group is a full-service management consulting and CPA firm, helping
    clients with all aspects of audit, compliance, risk management, accounting, finance,
    tax, IT risk, technology implementation, and more. Founded with the intention of
    changing the way people feel about the accounting and consulting industry, today,
    Clearview serves clients of all sizes and industries across the United States and
    abroad.


    To learn more about Clearview Group, visit Clearview Group's Website.


    We look forward to seeing you on February 22 for an evening of building relationships and
    having a great time at Topgolf!


    Best Regards,
    Board of Directors
    Tampa Bay Chapter of IMA

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  • WWC Winter Meeting - Feb. 16 & 17 - Register Now!

    Please visit our events page to see details for the upcoming meeting, CPE, and networking events on Feb. 16 and 17, 2024 in Irvine, CA.  Registration is available for both in person and online attendance.

    IMA Wild West Council Feb 2024 Meeting and Events

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  • Ethics Training

    We will be hosting a virtual Ethics Training on March 20, 2024 at 7pm on Zoom. 

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  • SAVE THE DATE - January 19, 2024

    Data Analytics in Accounting

    Friday, January 19, 2024

    Please join us at this hybrid event, where Dr. Ken Harmon will discuss data analytics in accounting.

    In-person: KSU Center, Room No 300, 3333 Busbee Dr. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

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  • Synergy Splash 2023: IMA Chennai's Premier Year-End Bash

    Dear IMA Members, 🎉 Join us for a spectacular New Year meet n greet at *Hyatt Regency, Mount Road on 30-Dec-23, 6 PM onwards!* Let's celebrate the year-end with dance, music, games, and unforgettable networking. Block your calendars for a memorable evening with fellow members. See you there! 🥳

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  • Q4 /2023 Newsletter

    Here is our Q4 /2023 Newsletter. Enjoy the read!

    Yours,

    IMA Switzerland BoD

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  • Congratulations to Olga Griffin!

    Congratulations to Olga Griffin who recently passed the CMA exam.   Olga is a Financial Controller at Revenue Group. She is looking forward to networking with our members and excited to learn more about IMA.

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  • Conference on the Ocean - Yay!

    Mark your Calendars for ~19 CPEs:  Date & Location set for the 2024 IMA NorthEast Regional Council's 16th Annual Educational Conference.

    Sept 15-17, 2024  (Sun to Tues)

    Ashworth by the Sea, Hampton Beach, NH

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  • Another Successful Webinar

    Thanks to all who joined us, from up and down the East Coast, for the webinar Mission Impossible: When Benchmarks Undermine Ethics on November 30, 2023. Please keep a look out for announcements of 2024 webinar(s) from the Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

    Michael Schor
    Chapter President
    Greater Philadelphia Chapter IMA
    schor@ohio.edu

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  • IMA’s Count Me In Podcast

    The Count Me In® podcast features the latest perspectives on accounting and finance from industry experts with topics including emerging technologies, business innovation, and the future of the profession. Count Me In has more than 270 episodes and listeners in 150 countries. You can read more about the podcast and listen to all the episodes here. 

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  • IMA Launches New Foundational Certification

    IMA is proud to introduce the FMAA™ (Financial and Managerial Accounting Associate), a new foundational certification aimed at providing early-career professionals in accounting and finance with fundamental knowledge and competencies. In response to a shortage of professionals in the field, the FMAA aims to break down traditional barriers of entry into the profession. The FMAA covers five content domains, including general accounting, financial management, and professional ethics. Registration opens in January 2024, with exams scheduled globally at Prometric testing centers in March 2024 (English) and May 2024 (Chinese). Learn more. 

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  • Chapter meeting

    Please be on the lookout for information about our next meeting. 

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  • Q3 Newsletter

    Check-out our Q3 newsletter

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  • THANK YOU for a Successful Winter Toy Drive!

    A warm thank you to everyone who contributed to our Winter Toy Drive over the last week!

    We were able to donate well over 20 toys to the Raleigh Chapter of Toys for Tots in support of the children of the Triangle and we couldn't be more thankful for your continued support.

    On Thursday, we came together to enjoy good company, pizza and live music with the Board, family & friends to celebrate the end of our campaign and we are so grateful for moments like these that bring us all together. If you weren't able to join us this time around, we hope to see you next time.

    From our IMA family to yours,
    Thank you again & happy holidays!

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  • Calling all Potential Board Members

    If you are interested in serving on the Board for our Mt. Rainier Chapter, we do have a few vacancies and would love to have you join us.

    For more information, please contact Suzanne Chaille at schaille@comcast.net

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  • Volunteer Opportunity

    We would like to do something for our community of South Puget Sound.  The Board has been discussing volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

    We would like to know if there are any of our Mt Rainier Chapter members who are interested in pursuing this.

    If you are please contact: Suzanne Chaille at schaille@comcast.net for more information.

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  • El Paso Chapter 2024-2-14 meeting

    Presentation Subject: Crime Victim Services

    Date:                           Wed.  Feb. 14, 2024

    Time:                          noon to 1 pm

    Speakers:                   Dr. Christine Kruhalski, DM, MCJ

     

    Abstract:

    Discussion will cover the Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Program. Victims of crime may qualify for relocation, funeral, medical, or lost wages.

    BIO:                        
    Dr. Kruhalski is a graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso. She earned a BA in Communication / Electronic Media. She graduated from Boston University MCJ in criminal justice. She worked on a PhD in Homeland Security at Northcentral University before transferring to Colorado Technical University where she graduated as a Doctor of Management with the concentration in Homeland Security. Dr. Kruhalski has served the Texas Attorney General for just over fourteen years. She was a contractor for the United States Army at Fort Bliss. She also enjoyed a successful career of twenty-five years in broadcasting as an on-air personality and news anchor in El Paso, Houston, Boston, and Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

    Location:                 Phoenix Palace, 1501 E. Yandell Dr. El Paso, TX79902 (corner of Yandell & Langtry)

    Cost:                        $10 non-member; free for El Paso Chapter members

    Reservations:          https://forms.gle/gtxANdcQHsTbabqKA  by Feb. 12
                                    
    Payment method:  C
    heck payable to IMA El Paso Chapter or Purchase orders, contact IMA Treasurer                                  (
    spchyi@gmail.com).                                 

    For more information regarding refund, concern and program cancellation policies, please contact our chapter treasurer.

    Field of study of this presentation is Special Knowledge & Applications with group live presentation.  No prerequisite is required.

    Stay Tune for Upcoming Meeting Presentations: 

    2024-03-13: Budgeting Challenges in Higher Education

    2024-04-10; 2024-05-08

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  • Women's Leadership Summit Coming To San Diego

    Update - Registration is now open. For more information or to register click on the link at the bottom.

    IMA has announced that they will be sponsoring a Women's Leadership Summit at the University of San Diego on April 25, 2024.  More details should be forthcoming soon.  Expect dynamic speakers in a variety of roles to share their experiences and insights on career paths, leadership challenges, and emerging challenges for financial organizations.

    Mark your calendars!

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  • 2023 Winter Toy Drive to Support Raleigh Toys for Tots

    In the spirit of giving we are excited to invite members, and friends of the Triangle Chapter of the IMA to participate in a week long Winter Toy Drive hosted by your NC Triangle Chapter in support of the Raleigh Chapter of the Toys for Tots. 

    Toys for Tots is a wonderful organization that collects and distributes toys to children in need during the holiday season.  It brings happiness to countless children and their families, and we believe that our Chapter can make an impact through our collective efforts.

    To make giving a breeze this holiday season, we are offering two simple ways to give during our Winter Toy Drive. Visit here for more information.

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  • WWC Student Leadership Conference Scholarship Recipient, Kevin Crown

    Congratulations to Kevin Crown, the Wild West Council's Scholarship Recipient for the 2023 Student Leadership Conference.  Kevin is a third-year accounting student at the University of New Mexico, and he will be attending the conference in Detroit this November.  HIs complete bio can be found on the Student Resources Page.

    Congratulations to Kevin!

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  • Student conference at King's College

    IMA MAC along with the PA Northeast chapter sponsored a student conference at King's Collect on October 28, 2023

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  • November 16th virtual CPE - Tax Ethics with Tony Curatola

    Join IMA MAC for its November 16th virtual CPE session with a special presentation on Tax Ethics by Tony Curatola.  

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  • “Ohio Covered Bridges Bus Tour”

    Members and friends connected for our chapter’s “Ohio Covered Bridges Bus Tour” event on Saturday, October 28th.  It was a wonderful way to celebrate together for the fall season. A special thank you to our volunteer chapter board member, Vincent Pona, for organizing this event!

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  • CT State Comptroller will speak to the IMA

    Hartford Chapter is lucky to have Sean Scanlon speaking on Fiscal Controls.  Take advantage w/ this late Lunch & Learn.   Click on the Event & register.

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  • Student Leadership Conference Scholarship!

    I want to congratulate Mikayla Shawver of King's College on winning the Chapter Scholarship for the Student Leadership Conference. Congratulations, Mikayla!

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  • Missed our Chapter Event? No Problem!

    Didn't make it to our Chapter Event last month? No problem!

    Learn more about our amazing panelists here and don't forget to check our September newsletter for a recap. 

    Be sure to follow us on social media (Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn) at "IMA NC Triangle Chapter" to stay tuned for our next chapter event! 

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  • Chapter Mixer at Yards Brewing Company

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    We had fun!

    Thanks to all who came to the September 20, 2023
    chapter mixer at Yards Brewing Company. We are
    already talking about when to gather again.

    Michael Schor
    Chapter President
    schor@ohio.edu

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  • Call for Board Members

    If you interested in joining the Columbia Chapter Board, please contact our President, Mara Ballard.

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  • Board Elections!

    Venerdì 13 Ottobre 2023, dalle 7:00 alle 18:30 si sono tenute le elezioni del Board del nostro Chapter. 

    https://italy.imanet.org/aboutchapter/chapterboard

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  • Q3 / 2023 Newsletter

    Here is our Q3 / 2023 Newsletter . Enjoy the read!

    Yours,

    IMA Switzerland BoD

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  • Funny Bus Comedy City Tour

    Our IMA members and guests enjoyed all the laughs we received from Funny Bus Comedy City Tour Comedian Julia Mary on our September 30th event!

    Thank you, Sandra Brenner, for organizing this wonderful event!

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  • Building Your Competitive Edge & Mastering Career Advancement

    Dear Members, 

    The IMA Bangalore chapter is delighted to announce our upcoming in-person event involving the discussion on interesting subjects such as: 

    1. Building your competitive Edge: Utilizing VRIO Analysis for Career Development by Mr. Brian Hock - Founder of HOCK International
    2. Mastering Career Advancement: Leveraging Leadership Tools for Success by Mr. Jim Piechowski – Senior Director, Global Business Development, HOCK International.                                                                 

    Do not miss the opportunity of meeting our esteemed guests from one of the leading educators of CMA, CPA, CIA, and many other globally recognized exams.                   

    Date: 08 October 2023, Sunday

    Time: 6.00PM – 8.30PM IST, followed by networking dinner 

    CPE: 2 credits

    Venue: The Chancery Pavilion, 135, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru - 560025

    Registration link : https://forms.gle/mFejXtTzfTXm87gQA

    Registration is mandatory to participate. To ensure accurate CPE reporting, please provide your correct IMA member number as listed in your IMA membership profile. Your first and last name should also be as per your IMA profile. Any incorrect details could delay your CPE credits being reported to your transcript and error with your certificate of attendance.

    Non-IMA members, put "N/A" in the Member number field.

    For event registration support please get in touch with IMA Board members:
    Secretary - Ms Kavya Ramesh                vkavyaramesh@gmail.com
    Director Programs - Ms Shravya V shravyavasanthsuvarna@gmail.com 


     

    Best Regards,
    IMA Bangalore Chapter Team

    Follow us on LinkedIn     Instagram     Facebook     Twitter     WhatsApp Broadcast

     

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  • Student Leadership Conference Scholarships

    The Chapter is now taking applications for two scholarships of $250 each to be used toward expenses for attending the 2023 IMA Student Leadership Conference! 

    Who is eligible? All current students enrolled in colleges and universities within the PA Northeast Chapter region. 

    How to apply? Submit your resume, a statement of support from a faculty member, and your answer to the question below to felo@susqu.edu with the subject line “IMA Student Scholarship” by October 6th

    Question to be answered: How will attending the Student Leadership Conference benefit you?

    To learn more about the Conference, please go to this website: https://www.imastudentconference.org/ 

    If you have any questions, please contact Professor Andy Felo (Chapter President) at felo@susqu.edu

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  • Grand Re-Opening of Tampa Bay Chapter IMA

    📢 Exciting Announcement for All Tampa Bay Professionals! 🎉 Join Us for the Grand Re-Opening of Tampa Bay Chapter IMA 🌟

    📅 Date: Thursday, September 28th
    ⏰ Time: 6:00 PM
    📍 Location: Doc B's Restaurant at International Plaza (2223 N Westshore Blvd Tampa, FL)

    Are you ready to connect, collaborate, and celebrate with like-minded professionals in the Tampa Bay area? The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is thrilled to invite you to our Grand Re-Opening event, where we aim to build a vibrant and inclusive professional community!

    🌐 Whether you are an IMA member or not, this event is open to all professionals looking to network, share ideas, and foster meaningful relationships. The Tampa Bay Chapter of IMA is committed to bringing together professionals from various backgrounds to create a supportive and dynamic community.

    🤝 At Doc B's Restaurant, we'll gather for an evening of networking, knowledge exchange, and fun-filled conversations. You'll have the opportunity to meet fellow professionals, exchange insights, and forge connections that could last a lifetime!

    🎉 Let's raise a toast to new beginnings, shared success, and the spirit of collaboration! Join us on September 28th at 6:00 PM, and together, let's chart a path to a stronger and more vibrant professional community in Tampa Bay.

    📢 RSVP (include +how many people will come with you in comments), mark your calendars and spread the word! Bring your colleagues, friends, and associates along for an unforgettable evening of growth and camaraderie.

    📱 Don't forget to share your excitement with #TampaIMAReopening and tag @IMA_TampaBay in your posts!

    We can't wait to see you there! 🎊

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