A New Year, A New Start

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As the New Year begins, I like to look at it as a fresh new start.  With that said, there are some things that haven’t changed.  The credit crisis continues and I expect it will be this way for a while, so it is important for us as credit professionals, to stay on top of our game!

Networking, whether it be at trade group meetings, credit conferences, via email or via the “anscers Community”, will always be an excellent way to gain insight and information that will help us perform our jobs more efficiently.  Remember, the Western Region Credit Conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with other credit managers from across the country.  Make it a goal to attend this year!  It will be held on Oct 14th-16th at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, and will be here before you know it!

Many of us “fall” into our jobs as credit managers.  CMA offers excellent opportunities for education and professional designation.  No matter how long you have been doing your job, there is always more to learn.  Contact Jodi Owens at 510-346-6000 Ext. 221 or Cheryl Hammond at 831-475-9482 for anything that relates to education.  They are ready, willing and able to help you take the next step in your career.

Remember, applications and nominations are still being accepted through Monday, Jan, 12th, for service on the Board of Directors for 2009-2010. If you are interested in either nominating a candidate or applying for a Director position, please complete the appropriate form on the following link.  Download the Director Application, click here.

Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous New Year!
Mary Lynn

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