President's Message

To my fellow members:

Please tell me you were not one of the members who missed out!  We did our “pre-season kickoff” with our Aug 24 networking event at the Kinsmen Brewing Co in Milldale CT.  And what a fun start to our fiscal year festivities!  I believe there were about 16 varieties of pizza on our own personal IMA buffet table (meat, veggie, regular and gluten-free) in addition to a tasty salad.  In attendance were accounting and financial professionals, both newer in their careers and more experienced.  Both old and new friends showed up and flitted around the room like butterflies, talking to one another.  Good times were had by all… while expanding our networks… isn’t that what it’s all about!

If you missed it, don’t despair (yet)!  Just join me in our endeavor to increase onsite attendance by signing up for the September speaker/dinner meeting.  We do appreciate that some may not be able to make the dinner portion due to workload, but there’s always the reservation option for $5 for the Technical talk only.  And, there’s never a bad time to hear from a new speaker on both emerging and ongoing topics which us business folks should most definitely be keeping on top of.  Note there is still special pricing for Students (members -Free-, nonmembers $5)

Leesa Wallace will be speaking on the 2nd Tuesday, September 13th on listening skills and asking powerful questions.  Expect a very interesting topic from a local speaker willing to share a bit of her knowledge with our membership.  We’ll be at the Chowder Pot in Hartford.  You can register on our website directly.  If you have any issues doing so, simply email for help.

Please check and make sure you received this year’s Program Calendar post card in the snail mail already.  Also keep a look-out for a survey which we will be sending out to assess our local members’ needs.  We can’t make change without participation and yes, that means you too!

I do trust you enjoyed your summer season and are ready for back to school, Labor Day, and the Fair season.  And of course, I sincerely hope you will be marking your calendars for our excellent IMA meetings and will re-connect with your chapter in a big way this fiscal year!

Just a reminder of some important dates to mark on your calendars as well:        

Re-connect!  Let’s get together and grow together!

Best Regards,
Dante Roccasecca
Hartford Chapter President, 2021-2023