The Newsletter of the IMA Canton Chapter

March 2015

Jesse Allison, President
Travis Young, Editor

In this issue:

This Month's Technical Sessions

Chapter Election Results

Member News

IMA Ethics Resources

IMA International Conference

Webinar Schedule

IMA Technical Sessions


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Please join Us!

March 17, 2015 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm
 Skyland Pines, 3550 Columbus Rd NE, Canton, OH 44705 (directions)

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, March 11th

Pre-Dinner Technical Session (5:00 - 6:00 pm)
Financial Management Challenges for Global Companies
Presented by Rick Lindenberger

After-Dinner Technical Session (7:00 - 8:00 pm)
Downtown Canton - A Decade of Changes
Presented by Mike Gill

click here for more information about the speakers

click here to register

Member News

With heavy hearts, the Canton IMA wishes condolences to Laura Weisgarber and her family. Her mother, Jane “Janey” Weisgarber, passed away February 13th.


IMA Ethics Resources

The IMA Committee on Ethics encourages organizations and individuals to adopt, promote, and execute business practices consistent with high ethical standards, by providing valuable insight in response to our changing profession.

The Committee upholds IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice and provides subject-matter expertise to members of IMA for resolution of ethical conflicts.

Statement of Ethical Professional Practice

Members of IMA shall behave ethically. A commitment to ethical professional practice includes: overarching principles that express our values, and standards that guide our conduct.


IMA's overarching ethical principles include: Honesty, Fairness, Objectivity, and Responsibility. Members shall act in accordance with these principles and shall encourage others within their organizations to adhere to them.


A member's failure to comply with the following standards may result in disciplinary action.





IMA Ethics Hotline

IMA offers an Ethics Helpline service to members of IMA and other professionals. Contact the Helpline for free, confidential guidance on ethical issues. To access the Helpline, please call: (800) 245-1383.

 For more information on Ethics resources provided by the IMA, please click here.

2015-16 Canton IMA Board Election Results

Terms begin June 1, 2015

The position of VP - Strategic Development is open. If you are interested in becoming involved, contact Jesse Allison at

Jesse Allison


Tom Kayatin


Travis Young



VP - Strategic Development

Ted Dria

VP - Administration and Membership

Ted Dria

Director - Reporting

Bert Smith

Director - Academic Relations

Kim Smith

Director - Member Relations

Tom Kayatin

Director - Advertising

Alex Slabaugh

Director - Professional Development

Chris Holmes

Director - Meeting Arrangements

Bert Smith

VP - Certification and Communication

Past President

Director - Nominations

Christy Jackson

Director - CMA Programs

Kendra Ward

Director - Newsletter Communications

Dylan Curtis

Director - Program Roster

Kris Parsons

Director - Publicity and Community Service


Director - Website


IMA News:
Register for the IMA International Conference

Webinar Schedule

Earn CPE Credits by attending the next Inside Talk or Leadership Academy webinar to earn FREE NASBA-approved CPE! Check out these offerings from

Integrated Reporting and Integrated Thinking:
Which Comes First?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
1:00-2:00 pm EDT

Linking Quality and Finance
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
1:00-2:00 pm EDT

You will earn CMA and CPE credits when you attend any live webinar. Replay webinars are available in the archive but do not earn credits. Advance registration is recommended—IMA webinars are popular and fill up quickly.

Mark Your Calendar:
Join Us at IMA Technical Sessions

2014-2015 tech sessions will occur as follows, alternating between Skyland Pines and McCall’s, with hour long sessions beginning at 5:00 and 7:00 and dinner in between.

Skyland Pines
3550 Columbus Rd NE
Canton, OH 44705

• March 17th (Skyland)

• May 19th (Skyland) - Family Day

130 Faircrest St SW
Canton, OH 44706

• April 21st (McCall’s)

Cost for dinner is $28 regardless of the location. Please look for invite emails with registration information prior to each meeting.


• Social/Networking at 4:45 pm

• Pre-Dinner Technical Session at 5:00

• Dinner at 6:00 pm

• Post-Dinner Technical Session at 7:00 pm

More info:


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