President's Message

Greetings All!

As we welcomed in spring, our March meeting was an exciting evening! We enjoyed a joint meeting with our friends at APICS at Indian Hill Country Club. Our featured speakers for the March meeting were Bart Kollen from CT DECD and Keri Lamontagne and Todd Berch CT DOL; each speaker shared a wealth of information on the incentives offered to Connecticut businesses. Additionally, IMA Hartford Chapter member and newly CMA certified, Charles Daniels shared his experiences with utilizing the resources offered by the two state agencies.

UCONN Professor, Dr. Mohamed Hussein presented two students with Larry Webster Scholarships. Each year, the Larry Webster Scholarship Fund provides two senior accounting students enrolled at the University of Connecticut with a financial scholarship. Winners are selected based on academic achievement and leadership qualities. This year’s recipients were Austin Barrett and Gianna Samuel. Congratulations to both students!

Our Nominations Chair, Chris West wrapped up our annual elections process and our board is in place for the coming year. Before we know it we will be planning for the upcoming year. As always, your suggestions are always welcome, perhaps you might enjoy attending our summer planning meetings to share your ideas! Stay tuned for the planning dates as we get closer to summer.

On the horizon...Mark your calendars for the following events:

• A local CMA Review Course is meeting regularly on Saturdays in Middletown, CT
• Retirement Planning and Leadership April 28th hosted by IMA NERC @ Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
• IMA ACE18 Annual Conference – June 16-20th in Indianapolis, IN, Registration is open
• IMA NERC Fall Conference – Sept 23-25th in Milford, MA
• IMA Student Conference—Nov 1-3rd in St. Louis, MO

Looking forward to seeing you all at the April meeting!

Best regards,
Linda Martin, Hartford Chapter President, 2017-2018