fall 2019

Happy Holidays, Members. (hard to believe I’m writing that)

How fun to have this preview of winter. I’m not sure that I wanted this preview, though.

We are heading into a very busy 2-month stretch at Central Ohio HFMA and I wanted to be sure that you are informed about the great things coming up and how we doing as the best chapter in Ohio. Be sure to go to our website, centralohiohfma.org, for additional details and to register for these events.

On November 21st we are holding our annual November Conference, the Accounting and Auditing Update at the Embassy Suits Airport. There will be the opportunity to earn 5 CPEs, right at the end of the year. From there we roll right into the Holiday Gala on December 6th at the Crown Plaza downtown. This event is truly a holiday classic. We are adding a few special features this year like a silent auction and we are honored to have members with over 40 years of membership as our honored guests. So, be sure to dress up, bring an unopened toy and plan on a great night of food, mingling, dancing and free valet parking.

Something new we are trying this year is bringing educational content to our enterprise members as sometimes it is hard to get away from the office. On December 11th we will have our first of these roadshows at the lovely OhioHealth facility. We plan to have more of these roadshow events in the coming year.

This Spring will also be jam packed. We will have our Spring Conference as a 1-day event discussing disaster preparedness with the community stakeholders, our always fantastic Women in Leadership and the wildly successful All-Ohio Conference.

Again, check out our website for more details.

As I had said, we are truly a special chapter. We now have almost 900 members, including student members. We have a 5.5% growth in membership so far this year with a growth goal of 8%. Attendance at our events has never been higher and your feedback has shown us how to ensure we continue to deliver outstanding content. Thank you for that.

To close out, I want to remind you that your membership is now all-inclusive. This means that all educational content that the Association offers on the HFMA site is free. Also, certifications are FREE! So, take full advantage of your membership benefits and remember that the events we have all have wonderful networking opportunities and please let us know how we can deliver on our promise of value and engagement.

All the Best,

John

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