The Newsletter of the IMA Canton Chapter

March 2017

Jeff Walters, President
Cullen Bahler, Editor

In this issue:

This Month's Technical Sessions

IMA Volunteer Day Moved to May 17th

IMA International Conference

Top 2017 Risks

Webinar Schedule

IMA Technical Sessions

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Please join Us!

March 21 |  5:00 - 8:00 pm
Kozmo’s Grille: 37 1st St SW, Massillon OH 44647 (directions)

Reservation Deadline: Friday, March 17

Pre-Dinner Technical Session (5:00 - 6:00 pm)
How Libraries are Being Utilized in an Increasingly Digital World
Presented by Sherie Brown, Director of the Massillon Public Library

After-Dinner Technical Session
(7:00 - 8:00 pm)
Credit Repair Services
Chad Kusner, Credit Repair Resources

click here for more information
about the speakers

click here to register


Canton IMA's Annual Volunteer Day
Moved to May 17th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Who? - You! Open to all Canton IMA members and guests

What? - Opportunity to serve the community and network with other business professionals

Where? - Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (350 Opportunity Pkwy, Akron, OH 44307)

When? - May 17, 5:00 - &;00 pm

Interested? Here's how to sign up:

1. Complete an online application form to create a volunteer account. *If you have already completed an application, simply skip to step 2.

Adult Volunteer Application

Youth Volunteer Application (ages 10-15 volunteering with an adult)

2. Log in to the Volunteer Information Center to sign up for the April 1st event.

Click on the calendar for May 17 and sign up for Volunteer Group: Canton IMA

Your username is your email address. Forgot your password? Don’t worry; there is an easy password recovery process!

Welcome to the Foodbank:

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is located at the corner of Dart Ave and Opportunity Pkwy off of OH-59 near Downtown Akron. Our address is 350 Opportunity Pkwy, Akron, OH 44307. Get Directions.

When you arrive, please use our visitor parking, either in front of the building or in the Dart Avenue lot. You may use the main entrance or the side, Visitor entrance.

What to wear:

It’s best to dress in layers. The weather outside effects the temperature inside our warehouse.

Safety is our priority! Please note that open-toed shoes and jewelry are not permitted in our warehouse when handling food. Comfortable shoes are recommended as you may be on your feet the entire time.

Lockers are available for your personal belongings.

Your Volunteer Project

Volunteer projects are based on the daily needs of the Foodbank. The time you give sorting and inspecting food donations, labeling product for repackaging, or packaging bulk items help us provide 84,000 meals to people struggling with hunger in our community, each and every day!

More Information

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Joyce Badertscher, Chair of Publicity & Community Service at

Thank you and we look forward to serving with you!


IMA Member Benefit
Join us at IMA's Annual Conference & Exposition


Strategic Finance
Results of IMA's 2016 Global Salary Survey

For more than 25 years, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) has conducted its annual salary survey to track and report on trends in compensation among its membership. Last year’s survey contained reasons for guarded optimism about improvements in compensation levels, the salary gap between men and women, and the value of certification for IMA members. This year, it looks like those positive trends have been sustained through 2016, showing continued improvement in those three key areas.

This report presents high-level results from the annual survey and compares compensation levels and job satisfaction around the world. This is the third year IMA has conducted a single global salary survey, enhancing regional comparisons and making trends easier to track. Additionally, it examines other factors that contribute to job satisfaction, such as hours worked, opportunity for advancement, and work-life balance.

While these global salaries are significantly higher than those from last year, much of that can be attributed to the higher mix of respondents from the U.S. Within the individual regions, compensation was relatively stable compared to last year. Readers should be cautious about making comparisons of their salary to the global results and focus more on regional or country results.

Click here to access the complete salary survey.



Webinar Schedule

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.

Linking Financial and Operational Planning to Steer Business Performance
March 2, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT

The IPO – Are You Ready for Life in the Public Arena?
March 15, 2017
1:00-2:00 pm EDT

The Blueprint for Continuous Accounting
March 21, 2017
1:00-2:00 pm EDT

Register for Any Webinar


Mark Your Calendar:
Join Us at IMA Technical Sessions

2016-2017 tech sessions will be held at Kozmo's Grille with the exceptions noted below. There are two hour-long sessions beginning at 5:00 and 7:00 and dinner in between.

  • March 21

Cost for dinner is $30 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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