January 2018

Canton IMA

The Newsletter of the IMA Canton Chapter

January 2018


Jeff Walters, President
Cullen Bahler, Editor

In this issue:

This Month's Tech Sessions
Message from the President
Webinar Schedule
IMA Technical Sessions


Connect with Us!

Do you have info to share with our chapter? Email it to info@cantonima.org. If you wish a colleague to receive these announcements, send an email to info@cantonima.org and we will add them to our announcement list.

Please Join Us!
Tuesday, January 16 | 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Kozmo's Grille: 37 1st St SW, Massillon OH 44647 (directions)

Deadline registration: Friday, January 12, 5:00 pm

Pre-Dinner Technical Session (5:00 - 6:00 pm):
Cyber Security Issues

Presented by Damon Hacker, MBA, CCE, CISA

GBlate.jpgAfter-Dinner Technical Session (6:30 - 7:30): 
Fraud Investigations

Presented by Gregory Blate, CPA, CFE, CBA, PI


click here for more info and to register

Message from the President

JWalters.jpgLots of changes are taking place in 2018, and we invite you to join us in the excitement!

First, take a look at our new website! You will note right away the new look and feel ... all part of IMA's desire to standardize the chapter websites throughout the country. You can still access it by going to http://canton.imanet.org or www.cantonima.org. We are still "stretching our wings" with the new site, so if you have any suggestions for content, please feel free to forward it to me at jwalters@CBIZ.com

If you would like to become a member, we welcome your involvement. We have an active group of business professionals, and our technical sessions and chapter activities offer great opportunities for networking, community involvement and CPE. If you would like to become a member, simply contact me or one of the Board members.

If you are an existing member, we are having another great year of technical sessions and chapter activities. Check out our upcoming sessions and be sure to register.

The Canton Chapter prides itself in having received numerous chapter awards and honors over the years, and we have a great group of dedicated Board members who make that happen year after year. If you are involved in community service beyond the IMA, please let us know. Not only do we want to know how our members are impacting the community, but it also counts toward the chapter competition. In addition, if you would like to join us on the Board, please let me or any Board member know.

Jeffrey A. Walters, President 

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.

Listening Skills
Leadership Academy
January 09, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Business Transformation & Reconciliations: The Gateway to Continuous Improvement
Inside Talk
January 24, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Enterprise Risk Management: Aligning Risk with Strategy and Performance
Inside Talk
January 29, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Register for Any Webinar

Join Us at IMA Technical Sessions

2017-2018 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.

  • January 16, 2018
  • February 20, 2018
  • March 20, 2018
  • April 17, 2018
  • May 15, 2018

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 6:30 pm

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