Puget Sound & South Sound's Educational Event with Renowned CFMA Economist Anirban Basu

 Puget Sound & South Sound CFMA Chapters came together on February 15, 2017 at the SeaTac Double Tree Hotel to attend a Joint Educational Meeting and Afternoon Social for the annual Economic event featuring CFMA’s National Partner, Anirban Basu, presenting “The Economist Who Loved Me.”

We were joined by over 50 attendees from both CFMA Western Washington Chapters, Puget Sound and South Sound. The introductions were kicked off by Cheryl Nagel, CFO of Sequoyah Electric and 2nd year President of the Puget Sound CFMA Chapter. After welcoming all the Chapter Members and thanking them for their attendance, she welcomed Anirban Basu to Seattle and introduced Wayne Newitts, Marketing Director of Dexter+Chaney for sponsoring this Economic Educational and Social event. Wayne then took the stage and spoke at length about Anirban’s resume of accomplishments. 

Anirban proceeded to educate and entertain the attendees with an hour of information focused around the Economy, specifically Washington State. He shared slides regarding Construction Growth State-by-State with Washington State among the Top Three in the United States. Anirban then focused on our State’s Employment Growth (97.4K Jobs or +3% in WA State), especially as it relates to the Construction industry (13,500 jobs), noting we are ranked #3 in the US at 13.5%. He humorously touched on the fact that Seattle/Tacoma is noted for our horrendous traffic and housing prices and that this increase in population will not help reduce those economic challenges. The conclusion of Anirban’s presentation demonstrated that Washington State’s Economy is strong while our Global economy remains weak. He strongly suggested that 2017 will be solid but beyond 2018, there may be some issues on the horizon. 

We finished up the presentation with a social hour which allowed us to meet members from each chapter by sharing common ground successes and concerns. There was much to eat and drink, with many thanks to our Sponsor, Dexter+Chaney.

This Joint Meeting between Puget Sound and South Sound was a tremendous success and we look forward to sharing more educational opportunities with our Chapter Members in the future.

 To view Anirban's slides, click here.

2017 Golf Tournament Was a Rock'n'Roll Hit!

The 2017 Golf Tournament was a huge success thanks in part to all of our generous sponsors. This year’s theme was “80s and 90s Rock'n'Roll” and it was a fun-filled Rock'n day for all while supporting our worthy causes--CFMA Scholarship Program & Charitable Donations. We would not be able to host such a wonderful event without the support of our sponsors and we would like to acknowledge their support.

Major Sponsors:

Additional Sponsors:

Aerotek                                                        HUB
Approach Management Services              Peterson Sullivan
Ashbaugh Beal                                           Procore
Berntson Porter & Company                     U.S. Bank              
CliftonLarsonAllen                                     Viewpoint
Comdata                                                      Washington Trust Bank     

And a big thank you to all our players and volunteers!

You can check out pictures of the June 22nd, 2017 Golf Tournament here



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