As we continue welcoming 2021, the one constant that we can continue to count on is CHANGE. As we navigate constant change, making the best choices as leaders in all aspects of our lives is what drives our continued success. Being a Member of CFMA Twin Cities continues to be one of the best choices for Construction Financial professionals. Why, you ask? Well, one of our most recent changes has been the addition of networking to our virtual meetings!! While many chapters around the country struggle to even virtualize their monthly meetings, the CFMA Twin Cities is already asking how we can further improve our virtual environment for our members. As a board, we not only felt the impact of not being able to network, but we heard from many of our members that they missed that interaction. So, moving forward you will notice that all of our virtual events will be scheduled for an hour and a half, just like our general meetings were pre-COVID. In the first half hour, we put attendees into breakout rooms of 5-6 people to discuss the day’s topic or the latest top of mind peer discussion each group choses! Then we return as a large group for the general meeting. In our last meeting we polled the attendees to see if the members were enjoying the virtual networking and 95% were!!
The other big change coming to CFMA Twin Cities is our next president, Will Titus with RSM. It is difficult to believe that it will be two years at the end of March since I was elected to lead our Chapter. It has been not only an honor, but a great opportunity for me to grow personally and professionally. Please know that the more you give to an organization such as ours the more you receive in return so THANK YOU for the opportunity!!
All of our successes are a result of the entire organization with its talented and dedicated Board, Committee Members, and all of our Members! Oh, and when I say all members, that means Karl Anderson with Donlar Construction (who has been a member since 1987!!!) all the way through to our newest members joining CFMA listed out in today’s publication.
I look forward to seeing you all at many of our upcoming meetings!
John Kapphahn, MBA
President – Twin Cities Chapter of CFMA