October 2018

Canton IMA


    The Newsletter of the IMA Canton Chapter

   October 2018


Jeff Walters, President
Cullen Bahler, Editor

In this issue:

This Month's Tech Session

Local Fundraising Event Update

Webinar Schedule

Upcoming IMA Technical Sessions


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 Canton Chapter of IMA Meeting at
 Habitat for Humanity
 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 5:00 - 7:30 pm

  Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio: 1400 Raff Road, Canton, OH 44710 (directions)

  The October 16, 2018 meeting of the Canton Chapter of IMA will be held from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at Habitat for Humanity East 
  Central Ohio, 1400 Raff Road, Canton, OH 44710
.  This meeting will serve as a community service activity along with continuing
  education credit.  The program will include a presentation by Habitat Director Beth Lechner and her team followed by the
  opportunity to volunteer for indoor Habitat activities, such as assisting with the ReStore non-profit thrift store, during the remainder
  of our normal meeting time.  A buffet dinner will be provided.

  Registration deadline: Friday, October 12th, 5:00 pm

Click here to register


Beth Lechner

Director Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio


 Beth Lechner has served as the
 Executive Director/CEO of
 Habitat for Humanity East
 Central Ohio for over a decade,
 overseeing an organization that
 has built nearly 500 homes, with
 over 2,000 individuals in need of
 decent affordable housing.

 With Beth leading development
 and operations, Habitat for Humanity East Central
 Ohio has become a leader among U.S. Habitat for
 Humanity ministries, having also been named the
 #1 affiliate in Ohio for best practices. In 2015, the
 organization received the Clarence E. Jordan
 Award for Excellence in Innovation from Habitat   for Humanity International for its Homeowner
 Maintenance Education Program.

 In addition to her oversight of the Habitat
 ministry, Beth facilitated the opening and
 operation of two Habitat for Humanity ReStore
 locations in Canton, non-profit thrift stores that
 support Habitat’s homebuilding and renovating
 efforts. Proceeds from these two stores have built
 more than thirteen homes since 2005.


Habitat for Humanity


 Since 1988, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio has helped nearly 500
 families achieve the dream of homeownership. Over 2,200 individuals live in the
 homes built and renovated by Habitat for Humanity volunteers and future
 homeowners in east central Ohio. Approximately 1,800 of these individuals are

 Since Habitat for Humanity ReStore opened in Canton in 2005, thousands and
 thousands of tons of reusable materials have been diverted from landfills through
 merchandise sales and recycling. At ReStore, every donation and purchase helps
 build and renovate homes with hard-working east central Ohio families and

 Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is a leader among U.S. Habitat for
 Humanity ministries.  It has been named the #1 affiliate in Ohio, and since 1995,
 it has remained in the top thirty Habitat for Humanity ministries in the United
 States. Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio takes these honors seriously and
 works tirelessly to honor its mission of building homes, communities, and hope.



 Canton Chapter IMA member participates in annual 
 Canton Repository Celebrity Spelling Bee

 He didn’t win the contest, but Canton Chapter IMA member, Emil Alecusan, went up against 15 other contestants in the annual Canton Repository
 Celebrity Spelling Bee on September 6th.

 Held at the Canton Palace Theatre, the event is a fundraiser that benefits the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.  According to a Canton Repository newspaper
 article, the contestants raised $12,450 this year for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. 

 The event started with common and easy-to-spell words for the contestants. However, Emil went out when he misspelled the second
 word he was offered, “havarti,” which is a type of cheese.  “I should have thought a little more,” said Alecusan, who is chief financial
 officer for Brewster Cheese. “I should have taken a couple more seconds to think about it.”  But it was not a bad night for Alecusan as
 he raised the most money of all the 16 spelling bee contestants. 

 The Canton Repository went on to say that the one who might have been the star of the event was the “expert,” Snehal Choudhury, a
 14-year-old Jackson High School freshman. Choudhury was summoned to center stage frequently to spell some of the more difficult
 words as contestants called for her help. Choudhury represented Stark County in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland earlier
 this year.


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
 webinars are popular
 and fill up quickly.

 How finance can
 unlock the keys to
 more insightful
 decision making 
 (8:00 AM EDT)

 Inside Talk

 September 26, 2018 
 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

 How finance can
 unlock the keys to
 more insightful
 decision making 
 (1:00 PM EDT)

 Inside Talk

 September 26, 2018 
 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

 Global Leadership
 Leadership Academy

 October 02, 2018 
 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

 What is GDPR and
 why should I care? 
 Inside Talk

 October 10, 2018 
 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

 Register for Any Webinar


  Join Us at IMA Technical Sessions

  2018-2019 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 6:30 and dinner in between.

  • October 16, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
  • December 18, 2018
  • January 15, 2019
  • February 19, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • April 16, 2019
  • May 21, 2019

  Cost for dinner is $30 for members/guests and $15 for students. 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 pm
  • Dinner at 6:00 pm
  • Post-Dinner Technical Session at 6:30 pm

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