October 2021 Update
Fellow Philadelphia CFMA Members-
I wanted to reach out to let you know some of the things our chapter is currently working on for our members. The programming committee has been very busy trying to schedule out events that will be beneficial and safe to attend for our members and prospective members. It has been a struggle this year with rules, policies, and everchanging situations regarding getting people together. As we head into the Fall we have some in person events on the lookahead schedule as well as continuing with some virtual events which have been very well attended.
The 31st Annual Barbara Mosteller Golf Outing is next Monday October 25th at Manufacturers Golf Club. We still have some spots available as well as hole sponsorship opportunities. Please click here for more information.
I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event either in person or online. Please also keep on the lookout for a new Mentoring program provided as a benefit to our Chapter Members. We currently are forming a committee to develop a formal mentoring program to match up members who would like the opportunity to be paired up with other chapter members to help to share ideas and provide some insight. If you have an interest in being a part of this program when it becomes available as either a mentor or mentee, please let me know.
CFMA is still running our 12+ membership incentive. If you know of anyone that would benefit from being a member please send them our information. If you join now, your membership will be good all the way through March of 2023. So now is a great time to capture a few extra months of membership for the price of 1 year. Visit CFMA 12+ Membership to learn more.
Thank You all for your support in the CFMA Philadelphia chapter and we look forward to being able to continue to provide the best resource in our area for Construction Financial Professionals.
Matt McCloskey, CCIFP
President, CFMA Philadelphia Chapter
**Dear Fellow CFMA Philadelphia Chapter Members,It is an honor to have been elected President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the CFMA. This unique organization was established in 1983 to bring construction financial professionals together to share ideas, educate fellow members, and to provide a support network for each other. I am proud to say that there are currently over 200 members in the Philadelphia Chapter and over 8,000 members nationally. The Philadelphia Chapter has always taken pride in offering quality educational and networking opportunities to our members as well as the local construction community.
Today is a much different time than it was just 3 months ago prior to the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Much like every business is adapting to the new norm, the Philadelphia Chapter has, and will continue to transform to provide the best support for our members. As an example, we have been providing free educational webinars to help our general, associate, and prospective members gain helpful insights as they navigate through this unpredictable time. CFMA Philadelphia Chapter will continue to modify and support the construction community.
I feel that the greatest growth one can have is spending time outside of their comfort zone. Most of us are in that kind of situation right now in the middle of this worldwide pandemic. It is what we do now, how we challenge ourselves, coworkers, and our staff that will help us to not only survive, but to prevail and come out of this stronger than ever before. This is the time to optimize how we work, what we do, and how we lead.
I would like to send out a very special thanks to Jim McGettigan, CFMA Philadelphia’s Immediate Past President, and all exiting board members. Jim and his board have set the bar very high for us for the next 2 years. I would also like to thank everyone who has volunteered to be on the board for the 2020/2021 fiscal year and look forward to working with you all as we grow and learn together. Lastly, I would like to thank Allan Myers for the opportunities they have provided for me and the flexibility to allow me to donate time to the CFMA Organization.
The CFMA Philadelphia Chapter will continue to be the best resource for construction financial managers and their business partners, just like we have been doing for the last 37 years.
Matt McCloskey, CCIFP
President, CFMA Philadelphia