Chapter Announcements

  • Latest issue of Building Connections Chapter Newsletter

  • A Cyberattack Is Inevitable

    If Trump's website can be hacked, how vulnerable is yours?  Join us as we learn how to prepare, defend, and respond to a data breach.   

  • February 2016 Luncheon

    Join us for our next luncheon on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Lawry's the Prime Rib. Russell Price from UBS Financial Services will present a discussion on "Improving Enterprise Value."

  • Great February 1st 2017 Event

    Thank you everyone who came out for our February seminar on Advanced Financial Statements.  It was a great night, and Tony Stagliano did a fantastic job for us.  All attendees should have received his Power Point Presentation by now, so email me if you still need it!

    See you March 1st!

  • 2017 Intern Program Open for Applications

    The Chicago Chapter of CFMA is currently accepting applications from General Member companies interested in hiring an intern this summer.

  • Linkedin Group

    Don't forget to add us to your Linkedin Connection!

  • Welcome New Members!

    We are pleased to announce that we have another new member! Please welcome Russell Bell of Senn Dunn!

  • Renewing Your Membership May Win You $500!

    Renew your CFMA Membership (local and national) by March 1, 2017 and you qualify to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card!

  • Read CFMA Chicago's Latest Newsletter

    Be in the know with CFMA's Newsletter

  • January 11th, 2017 - Crystal Ball 2017: New York Construction Industry and Economic Outlook

    Don't forget to register for our next meeting scheduled for January 11th, 2017 at 7:30am, Wolfert's Roost Country Club. Check out upcoming events for registration information.

  • LEAN Construction? You Bet!

    The use of “Lean” is having a profound and beneficial impact in construction. As manufacturing and medical entities have become “Leaner”, what’s ahead for the world of construction? Should your firm embrace Lean? If so, WHY and HOW? Join us as two Lean advocates share their experiences.

  • All Industry Meeting & Toy Drive

    Don't miss this fun, All-Industry event on Wednesday, December 14th! CFMA will be giving out scholarships, plus the ACEC Excellence Awards and ASCE Report card. Bring at least one unwrapped toy to donate to WGME's Joy of Sharing Campaign.

  • CFMA Charlotte will be supporting Turning Point this holiday season. Donations accepted Dec. 14

    What is Turning Point?
    Turning Point began serving women and children affected by domestic violence in 1985. Thanks to the support of the United Way and caring citizens within our community, the shelter has evolved into an 11,000 square foot, 42 bed facility, one of the largest in the southeastern United States. Though we are located in Monroe, North Carolina, are often used by residents of Charlotte and other surrounding counties. Services offered:

    What is the Mission of Turning Point?
    Turning Point is committed to “turning our community away from domestic violence” and providing victims of domestic violence and their dependent children with safe shelter while they learn how to break free from their abuser. Professional staff, survivors and volunteers educate the community about the devastation caused by violence in the home and the social injustices women endure as a result of domestic violence. Staff and volunteers teach clients how to live...

  • Welcome to Denise Housman

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Chapter, we would like to welcome Denise Housman, W-2 Accounting Services, to our chapter.

  • Thank you to Dennis Higashiguchi!

    Thank you very much to Dennis from N&K CPAs, Inc. for a very informative Brown Bag session on "Managing Millennials"! This is a workforce group to be reckoned with in the near future and skillfully managing this generation will be key to a company's success going forward.

  • CFMA Emerging Leaders Food Drive a Success!

    The Chapter’s Emerging Leaders hosted a food drive to support the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Donations were accepted before and during the Annual Holiday Social. CFMA Members donated more than $800! THANK YOU for your support!

  • Receive three months of free membership if you join now!

    Join now and your membership is good through March 31, 2018!

  • Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace

    Now that Maine has legalized marijuana, employers need to know how to handle both medical marijuana issues and recreational marijuana issues. Clark Insurance is hosting a breakfast meeting specifically discussing these topics. Register at the link below.

  • Puget Sound CFMA gives charitable donation to Treehouse's Wearhouse Renovation Campaign

    Treehouse's Wearhouse provides youth in foster care with clothes and shoes, school supplies, toys and books. The Wearhouse will be transformed into a space that better meets the needs of their youth and caregivers.

  • Salvation Army Coats for Kids

    On October 18th, 8 members of the Dakota Chapter spent the afternoon volunteering at the Fargo/Moorhead Salvation Army Coats for Kids event. We assisted families in need in finding proper winter coats, hats, gloves, etc. It was a meaningful experience for each of us. This event really highlights the need for more people to donate to our local coat drive. Watch for more info on when and where you can donate your gently used winter clothing next year!

  • New CFMA Members Get Bonus Membership

    Any new member joining CFMA receives 12+ months of membership. Join today and your membership will be good all the way through March 31, 2018!
    Note: Memberships that are terminated at any time in calendar year 2016 are not eligible.

  • New CFMA Members Get Bonus Membership

    Any new member joining CFMA receives 12+ months of membership. Join today and your membership will be good all the way through March 31, 2018!
    Note: Memberships that are terminated at any time in calendar year 2016 are not eligible.

  • CFMA Fall Mixer

    The CFMA Las Vegas Chapter's Fall Mixer is on Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Sierra Gold on South Jones Boulevard just north of the 215. The mixer is FREE for all members and only $10.00 for Non-members. Cheers!

  • Chapter Updates

    Members of the Maryland Chapter of the CFMA, I wanted to write you and let you know about some of the recent activity we’ve had at our Chapter.

    October has been a VERY busy month for us. We had a very successful CPE training day on October 5th; we brought in a number of speakers to discuss various hot topics our industry is facing today. The Board Members and Officers then went to the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore on October 18th and cooked dinner for about 35 people, all of whom are families staying at the House while their young children are being treated in local area hospitals. On October 24th we held our annual charity golf tournament at Rolling Road Country Club where we were able to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

    On October 25th, the Board Members and Officers met for our annual Strategic Retreat. We followed up on action items from last year’s retreat and completed a comprehensive SWOT analysis. Our chapter is in great shape financially and we have grown...

  • 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Drive!

    Share your heart with a child this holiday season. We are collecting again this year, and would love to deliver more toys than ever! Bring to our November and December Meetings, drop off at C. Abbonizio Contractors in Deptford, or contact any board member! We will also take monetary donations for this great cause.

  • CFMA Holiday Social – SAVE THE DATE!

    Plans are underway for our annual Holiday Social and Toys For Tots drive! We are moving to a new venue this year, and very excited that Cinco’s at Akers Mill Square will be hosting our event on December 8th from 5:30 – 7:30.

    As always, this event is free to all members – we only ask for a new and unwrapped toy as your admission price. But because of rising prices, we are also offering sponsorship opportunities. We have a limited number available at the $100, $250, and $500 levels. If you are interested, please contact Leslie Callender -

  • November CFMA Meeting

    Join us on Tuesday, November 15th in Bangor at the Hilton Garden Inn as we discuss Best Practices for Retirement Plan Sponsors. Click the link for more info. See you there!

  • CFMA South Florida October 19th General Meeting

    Topic: Surety Market Update

    Florida’s Recent Supreme Court Changes on how they drive the rate increases.

    Miles Case: Attorneys rates allowed to increase
    Westphal Case: Temporary Benefits are now uncapped
    Castellanos Case: Claims will live longer driving higher legal cost
    Strategies for lessening the effect of the changes

    Heath S. Eskalyo, Esq., Kelly Kronenberg
    Zack Stevens, QBE
    Will Griffin, American Globel
    Frank Pulcini, IOA USA

  • Welcome New Members!

    We are happy to annouce another new member to the Piedmont Chapter of CFMA. Please welcome Greta Gardner of Davie Construction!

  • Communication Gaps

    On 9/22, The Dakota Chapter invited Dave Berry of FMI to speak to the chapter regarding communication gaps. Dave touched on how important effective communication is and what a challenge it can be in business. He discussed how different generations prefer to communicate (phone calls v. texting, etc) and how different personalities can struggle to have effective communication.

  • "Like" Us on Facebook!

    Please like CFMA Delware on Facebook! You'll find helpful articles, information on upcoming events, and so much more.

  • Welcome New Members!

    The CFMA Piedmont Chapter would like to welcome it's newest member, Barrett Plasman with Scott Benefit Services! Welcome Barrett!

  • Mike Rose-FMI Corporation

    A huge thank you to Mike Rose with FMI Corporation and his presentation on the Seven Best Practices for Creating Effective Incentive Compesation Plans! Great information at our last meeting.

  • CFMA Membership Bargain!!

    Starting September 16, 2016 CFMA Maine is offering an exclusive bargain to new members. See the attached link for more information and become a member today!

  • Annual Scholarship Dinner

    Join us on October 13, at 5:45 to celebrate the awarding of our annual scholarships to students going into the construction industry. You will have a chance to meet this year's recipients who represent the next generation of leadership in our industry. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Matt Will, Associate Professor of Finance at University of Indianapolis, School of Business.

  • Welcome New Members!

    The CFMA Piedmont Chapter would like to welcome our newest member, Jeanne Womble of Sharpe Brothers!

  • Puget Sound CFMA donates to board member's bike ride in Obliteride fundraiser to cure cancer

    Puget Sound CFMA donates $500 to our own Clayton Rodgers' ride in Obliteride towards lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. This ride is a journey where everyone is riding for the same thing - better treatments, better outcomes and better lives.

  • August 2016 Luncheon

    Join us for our next luncheon on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM at Lawry's the Prime Rib. Jonas Peterson from the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) will present an update on the Southern Nevada economy.

  • Linkedin

    The CFMA Piedmont Chapter is now on Linkedin. Check it out below:

  • 9/20/16 Networking and Afternoon Seminar

    Mark your calendars for the next Chapter meeting in Freeport, Maine. 3pm Presentation on Construction Cash Flows, 5pm Social Hour. Meeting ends at 7pm.

  • Prevailing Wages

    On July 14th, the Dakota Chapter hosted an event on Davis Bacon/Prevailing Wage Laws. Tom Revnew from Seaton, Peters, Revnew spoke about the in's and out's of prevailing wage rules and challenges. There was a great turnout for this meeting, and the attendees benefited not only from Tom's words of wisdom, but also from each other as they engaged in great conversation on this subject. This was CFMA networking at its best!

  • View the Chapter's 2016 Showcase Video!

  • Chicago Chapter Awarded 2016 Chairman's Excellence Award

    Congratulations to the Chicago Chapter on being awarded the 2016 Chairman's Excellence Award by CFMA National during the Annual Conference in San Antonio. The Chairman's Excellence Award is the highest level award presented to a chapter in the achievement category of CFMA's annual Recognition Program.

  • Southwest Regional Conference

    Remember to register for the SWRC being held September 25 - 27, 2016 in San Diego.

  • CFMA South Florida Co-Sponsors a FREE Economic Summit!

    September 1, 2016 | 11:30 AM
    Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    Hollywood, FL

    The Marcum Construction Summit, presented with ABC FL East Coast Chapter, CFMA of Florida and FTBA, is dedicated to updating construction contractors, finance and accounting professionals on the economic state of the construction industry.

    "The Economist Who Loved Me" - Anirban Basu
    Costly Mistakes Construction Leaders Make That Kill Profitability
    The Pros and Cons of Performance Bonds vs Sub-Contractor Default Insurance
    Tax Saving Strategies for Contractors

  • Revolution Mills Job Site

    A special thank you to CT Wilson Construction Company for taking the Piedmont CFMA Chapter on a great job site visit at the Historic Revolution Mill in Greensboro, NC. Kate with CT Wilson did a great job at explaining the transformation to us. Thank you!

  • New Members!

    The Piedmont Chapter of CFMA would like to welcome our newest members:

    Patrick Love, DH Griffin
    Keith Dawson, Industrial Air
    Jana Szelenyiova, Thalle Construction Co.

  • Save the Date-2017 Golf Tournament

    Please join us on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at
    Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland, MA

    The Massachusetts Chapter of CFMA established a scholarship in 1994 to help further the education of selected candidates in construction financial management and related fields. The proceeds of the Golf Outing will benefit the CFMA of Massachusetts Chapter Scholarship Program.

    Registration to open soon!

  • 7/26/16 CFMA Golf Scramble

    What better way to raise money than to golf? Join us at the 2016 CFMA Scholarship Golf Scramble in Gray, ME. Register by July 17th.

  • Upcoming Meeting Dates:

    July - No Chapter Meeting
    August 4-5 - Louisiana Joint Conference in New Orleans
    September 15 - TBD
    October 20 - Water Campus Jobsite Tour

  • June 2016 Luncheon

    Join us for our next luncheon on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:30 AM at Lawry's the Prime Rib. Mark Easley from the Nevada Department of Taxation and Daniel Chappell will discuss the new Nevada Commerce Tax.

  • Meet the Underwriters

    On May 19th, the Dakota Chapter hosted an event titled "Meet the Underwriters". Bond underwriter Dan Nelson-Zurich and bank underwriter Brooks Royal-Alerus Financial discussed how they view contractors financial statements and what they see as current and future challenges for the construction industry. Jamie Kuntz-Brady Martz served as the moderator. Thank you for all three gentlemen for putting on a great panel discussion!

  • Welcome Amanda Bertram, Senior Project Accountant for Meyer & Najem

    As one of the Midwest’s leading construction firms, the foundation of Meyer Najem is our commitment to client satisfaction, employee satisfaction and the communities we serve. Through those commitments, our management-owned firm consistently delivers on promises and exceeds expectations. As a result, Meyer Najem is repeatedly selected for premiere projects in the healthcare, senior living, commercial, church/religious, government and institutional markets throughout the Midwest.

  • Welcome New Member Andrew Toth from GEMCO Constructors

    GEMCO Constructors, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, is a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractor providing comprehensive design and build solutions for its customers throughout the United States. GEMCO, and its management team, is the culmination of hundreds of years of experience with various design-build construction firms operating in many different roles, locations, and markets.

  • 2016 CFMA Golf Tournament at Willows Run

    Puget Sound CFMA warmly invites you to join us and our “pardners” for a showdown at the 2016 Golf Tournament sponsored by Propel Insurance. This year's theme is "Western" so wear your best cowboy or cowgirl duds and enjoy a fun filled day for golfers and non-golfers alike while supporting our worthy cause - the CFMA Scholarship Program.

  • May 2016 Luncheon

    Join us for our next luncheon on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11:30 AM at Lawry's the Prime Rib. Jared Wagstaff of Las Vegas Paving will discuss the new Interstate 11 between Phoenix and Las Vegas and the challenges of design and construction in difficult terrain. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • CFMA Golf Event Moved to September 12

    Due to course construction, the annual CFMA Scholarship Golf Event will now be held September 12, 2016 at Old Hickory Country Club.

  • 5/17/16 Enterprise Risk Management

    Every contractor is interested in raising their profitability. Join us on May 17th as Beverly Costello, Director of Cross Ins. - Boston, explains how Enterprise Risk Management can be applied to the Construction industry.

  • GF Breakfast Meet & Greet

    Please join us on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Hampton Inn in Grand Forks! Dakota Chapter members will be on hand to tell you more about our organization and why it's a great fit for you. Complimentary breakfast will be served! 7:00-8:30AM

  • Board Meeting

    Board Meeting was held this past Thursday and we welcomed a few new faces to the board. We are excited to see members getting involved and wanting to help grow our Chapter into a local resource for the Tampa Bay areas Construction Industry. Our next Board Meeting is on June 9th, 2016. Please let us know if you would like to attend and we will make sure you are on the list.

  • Committees

    We are actively looking for members to get involved in a our committees, please reach out to a board member if you would be interested in helping us make our Chapter better for our members

  • Looking forward to the CCIFP Class on April 28th!

    Are you planning on taking the CCIFP Exam but don't know what to study or where to begin? Visit our events page to find out more on about the overview class on April 28th!

  • Membership Mixer

    Join us on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 as we introduce the 2016 / 2017 Board of Directors and celebrate the passing of the April tax deadline! This event is FREE for all Members and only $10 for Non-members. Appetizers and 2 drinks are included. The Spring Membership Mixer will be held at Sierra Gold on South Jones Boulevard, just North of the 215.

  • Welcome New Member Stephen Alesia from Force Construction.

    Family owned and operated for six decades, Force Construction Company, Inc. attributes its strength to its rich resource of experienced personnel - people who understand the needs and priorities of quality construction.

  • Welcome New Member Andrew Taylor of Willis Towers Watson

    Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 countries.

  • Welcome New Member Jeffrey Williams of CPM Construction

    Founded in 1980 by Jerry Williams, P.E., CPM Construction Planning and Management, Inc. has become a construction company with a passion and calling to provide excellence in construction for our clients. For more than 30 years CPM has been a successfully growing construction company and is consistently recognized as one of the top General Contractors in the Indianapolis area by the IBJ (Indianapolis Business Journal).

  • 2016 CFMA Southwest Regional Conference

    Registration for the 2016 Southwest Regional Conference is now open! The conference is September 25-27, 2016 at the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego. For more information and to register click below...

  • March 2016 Luncheon

    Join us for our next luncheon on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:30 AM at Lawry's the Prime Rib. Craig Marquiz, Esq. of Marquiz Law Office and Rebecca Keenan, Executive Director of the Nevada Subcontractors Association will have a presentation on Construction Defect Reform. Recently enacted Assembly Bill 125 made significant changes to NRS Chapter 40, Nevada's construction defect law. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • 2016 "Build Chicago" Awards Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients: General Contractor, IHC Contractor; General Member, Courtney Hartnett, Riedy Construction; and Associate Member, Michael Harris, The PrivateBank. We look forward to honoring these members on May 12, 2016 at the University Club of Chicago.

  • Welcome New Member Joseph Cook of Lykins Contracting.

    Since 1984, Lykins Contracting, Inc. has been serving the tri-state area, and beyond, in the underground utility and excavation fields of the construction industry. Lykins specializes in the following areas, water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, horizontal boring, directional drilling, site excavation, and manhole rehabilitation.


    Thank you all for your interest in the upcoming conference! We are excited to say that we have closed the registration since all spots have been taken. If you didn't get a chance to attend this year, make sure you sign up early next year.

  • Welcome New Member Michael Preyss of Garmong Construction Services

    Founded in 1923, and guided by 4th generation leadership, Garmong Construction Services specializes in the design-build and construction management delivery systems for both public and private sector clients. Garmong Construction is one of Indiana’s premier, negotiated-work, fast-track, commercial-industrial contractors

  • Welcome New Member Ashley Manalo of Zurich Surety

    In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations.

  • 3/15/16 CFMA Maine Chapter Meeting

    Be on the cutting edge of construction technology by joining us for an evening with Rob McKinney, aka. ConAppGuru, JB Knowledge, Inc. Enjoy dinner and Rob's presentation on 3/15/16 at O'Brien's in Waterville. Social hour at 5pm sponsored by Dexter + Cheney, dinner at 6pm.

  • March Round Table Discussion a Success!

    If you missed our March Round Table Discussion on Business Partners, you missed an exciting interactive evening! Complete with Live Polling (thanks Tony for introducing us to that!), our audience did not disappoint and those that joined me on the panel were great as well. Be sure to come out in April for a panel discussion on IT!