President's Message

President’s Message – October 2021

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Hello IMA Michigan Council members and colleagues,

The MI council is very excited to announce that we will be having the 20th annual Fall Conference virtually this year. I would like to thank Anne Leighty and the whole Fall Conference Committee team for all the hard work they have put in this year.

Wow, 20 years of Fall Conferences. If the 20th Wedding Anniversary is called the Platinum Anniversary then that must make this our Platinum Fall Conference. Do you remember your first one? I remember mine, driving to Lansing on 96 with the leaves starting to change and with the closing speaker being Kristine Brands who spoke on Green Accounting. Please share with us some of your memories of attending in the past.

We know that the past 18 months have been extremely stressful, with the pandemic and all the ancillary effects to our business and personal lives and because of how difficult it has been, we have decided to offer the CPE opportunity that the Fall Conference provides, completely Free.

I know the old saying "You get what you pay for", and thus you might think that because the conference is being offered at no cost that the quality will suffer. The council has applied for and was awarded a grant from IMA Global to help defray the cost of speakers, and because of this the lineup of speakers is perhaps the best that we have ever presented. Further, because the conference will be virtual, we were able to attract through our networks some speakers that otherwise would not be able to present to us, including some which will be speaking to us from outside North America.

I hope to see you all next year, in person, as the Council presents its 21st Annual Fall Conference, but until then, I hope you can join us for our big Platinum 20th Annual Fall Conference extravaganza.

I would like to thank you for taking time to read this, and please stay safe and healthy.

Evan Scarbrough
Ima.mi.president@gmail.com