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The CreditScape Spring Summit, Powered by United TranzActions, an interactive learning seminar and workshop took place April 12 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. The event helped uncover areas in a company’s credit operations where they could improve efficiency, providing attendees with dozens of ideas to bring back to the office, according to preliminary survey results that […]

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  CMA wishes to recognize our event sponsors for CreditScape. Without their help, this event would not have been possible. Thanks to these leading companies in the credit community.   AGA Adjustments Contact: Sam Fensterstock www.agaltd.com 888-496-1600 Services: Commercial Collections Ansonia Credit Data Contact: Bill Weiss, Kathleen Dasal www.AnsoniaCreditData.com 855-ANSONIA (267-6642) Services: Portfolio Monitoring, Credit […]

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. Panelists from leading companies such as Nestle USA, Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED), Velocity Vehicles, Reliance Steel, Cemex and ResMed will take part in the discussion at CreditScape about how to create efficiency and reduce costs in the credit department. A complete schedule of sessions and workshops for the CreditScape Spring Summit has also been […]

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How Accepting Credit Cards Can Make Your Credit Department More Efficient, by Michael Williams

For personal finance, credit cards are clearly the preferred payment method for most every qualified consumer. However, in the B2B marketplace, many companies have either limited acceptance or even shied completely away from accepting credit cards due to high service fees and integration costs. Even with the relatively high cost of processing, credit cards do […]

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How to Use Influence Skills to Increase Efficiency and Gets Results, by Dan Goldes

How do you move people to action in order to increase efficiency? How do you get results from others without destroying relationships? These are burning questions in most organizations. One thing is clear: the ability to influence people is not something you must be born with, but something you can learn. Think about the best […]

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Coming Soon: How to Create a More Efficient Credit Department (and Ultimately Cut Costs)

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Your boss comes to you and tells you that you need to cut costs in the credit department, or that one of your resources (i.e., employees) now needs to split their time between credit and something else not related to credit. You’re already short-handed in your department. […]

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Opportunity For Senior Level Credit Execs to Learn From Other Credit Execs

CMA has created an opportunity for top credit executives among different vertical markets to get together to learn from the successes (and failures) of other top credit executives at the CMA Credit Executive Symposium.  This unique event allows senior-level credit executives to gather for a full day roundtable facilitated by 30-year credit veteran Robert Shultz. […]

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CMA Announces New Collections Webinar Series

CMA is proud to announce a new series of three webinars that will focus on tips and tricks you can use in your business to improve your collections results. The webinars, which are sponsored by CMA’s collections partner AG Adjustments will feature practical advice from a few of CMA’s most popular speakers: Bart Frankel, Dave […]

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Keynote speaker Dan Goldes will present “The Influence Edge: Increasing Efficiency with Influence Skills” in an interactive keynote workshop at the upcoming CreditScape Spring Summit, April 12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Garden Grove, CA. The keynote discussion will fit in well with the event’s theme of how to create efficiency and reduce costs […]

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If one of your responsibilities is to vet your company’s vendors, CMA recommends that you participate in the upcoming Supplier Risk Credit Group on January 25. The January meeting of this group will feature special guest speaker Ken Bonitz. Bonitz is the Supply Management Solutions Advisor with Dun & Bradstreet, and over the past 15 […]

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Do you have to make tough credit decisions quickly? How would you like to have the power of over two billion trade credit experiences available to you from the three most reliable sources on the planet? What about having credit scores and valuable facts on a company’s history at your fingertips immediately when the credit […]

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On October 13, CMA held its first ever joint construction credit meeting, allowing CMA member companies from different vertical industries who sell to the construction industry to get together to talk about common job accounts. In addition, Chris Ng, Esq., spoke to the group on a series of construction law related topics, including the legalities […]

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Happy Fall Everyone! I just got back from attending CMA’s Fall CreditScape in Sonoma, California. What a great experience in a beautiful setting. At the Conference, we heard from subject matter experts and practitioners. Here were some of my observations from the event. CMA President Mike Mitchell started off the conference with a session on […]

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CMA President and CEO Mike Mitchell

Thanks to all the credit practitioners, industry experts, and industry partners who participated in the many valuable conversations at CMA’s recent CreditScape Summit. Our goal was to create an interactive, collaborative learning environment, and I was so pleased with the high level of sharing among all participants throughout the two-day event.   I was equally […]

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The CreditScape Fall Summit, Powered by United TranzActions, an interactive learning seminar and workshop took place September 22-23 at the Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma. The event delivered the elements of a high-performing credit department, providing attendees with dozens of ideas to bring back to the office, according to preliminary survey results that were tabulated after […]

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Attention Southern California construction-related companies: if you sell on job accounts, CMA has created an opportunity to meet with credit managers from other construction industry credit groups to discuss current jobs and common accounts. The meeting will take place Thursday, October 13 at 9:00am. Members of the Aluminum Suppliers, Electric, Glass and Metal, Wholesale Roofing, […]

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Following is an excerpt from my workshop at the upcoming CreditScape Summit and Workshops in Sonoma, CA, Sept. 22-23. I sincerely look forward to meeting many of you at the event to discuss this in much more detail. First let’s define the Order-to-Cash Cycle (O2CC). It can be defined in an 11-step process as follows: […]

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As credit managers in the journey to bring revenue to our organizations while monitoring the accounts receivable investment, we have many “detours” along the way. However, like any trip, there are opportunities that we can either recognize, ignore or perhaps not even realize when they come our way. Certainly the risk elements that so many […]

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A company’s cash flow is dependent on a lot more than just credit policies and collections.  Every credit professional plays a larger role than just managing these areas.  If you want to add real value to the total operation, you must understand the “Cash-to-Cash Cycle.”  How is the cash conversion cycle measured?  What are the […]

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For those credit professionals who are interested in implementing process improvements in their credit departments, striving for a high-performing credit operation, you won’t want to miss the CreditScape Fall Summit, powered by UTA, September 22-23, 2016 in Sonoma, CA. We work in a “do more with less” world. Practitioners in the CreditScape are impacted more […]

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In an effort to explain credit management to the next generation, CMA’s partner Quote 2 Cash Solutions LLC, represented by Robert Shultz (Partner) took part in a panel discussion and career fair at the UCLA Extension campus on May 14. Titled “Career Success in Accounting and Finance,” Shultz, one of three Panelists, emphasized the importance […]

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Here is a follow up from my column last month, when I mentioned a survey to determine which core skills members feel are the most important to credit managers. First, I want to thank all of the 133 members who took the time to respond to the survey. Second, I wanted to share the results […]

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If you’re planning to attend the 2016 NACM Credit Congress in Las Vegas, June 12-15, one common product you’ll see at top vendor booths is CMA’s anscersX multibureau trade credit report, a single report that contains all the key elements about your customers’ paying habits needed to make most credit decisions. Some of the credit […]

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Credit Reporting can be the lifeblood of a credit manager’s decisioning process, but not all credit reports are created equally. Different reports have different strengths, and it’s to your company’s advantage to use the right information to protect your company’s receivables. To educate you on these strengths, CMA is offering several webinars to help members […]

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CMA’s Mission: Make a difference in credit department performance by helping credit professionals maximize cash flow and manage credit risk. I am always playing around with CMA’s mission statement. While it is seems impossible to fully capture everything that CMA does to support credit professionals and their teams, the above mission statement is true if […]

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Mike Puccinelli of Equinix addresses the crowd at the opening session of the Spring 2016 CreditScape.

The CreditScape Spring Summit and Annual Meeting, Powered by United TranzActions, an interactive learning seminar and workshop which took place March 24-25 at the Island Hotel Newport Beach, was a huge success, according to preliminary survey results that were tabulated after the event. With the common theme of “the elements of an efficient digital credit department,” attendees […]

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Year after year, as we go through our careers, we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves and advance in our professions. I know for me, I got complacent with my job and quite frankly I didn’t know where to go and or who to turn to. My luck changed when I ran into […]

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Yesterday I mentioned that I’d be listing several technologies I use that make my job easier. These are all things that I don’t have to call the I.T. department to install for me. These tech tools are easy to learn, easy to use, super helpful in the credit and collection department, make you look good, […]

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Why is it that credit, especially commercial credit, always seems to get the short end of the stick when it comes to resources? Why does it seem just the opposite for sales and marketing? Why do they always get the newest equipment, the coolest gadgets, the fancy business cards, even the latest version of Microsoft […]

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Today’s Business Reality: In today’s rough and tumble business environment the need for expense management, working capital and liquidity are key CEO and CFO concerns. Gone are the days of ready access to financing and smooth collection of accounts receivables. Timely management information must be available showing how the business is doing and where the […]

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These are interesting and challenging times. With the digital revolution, many process improvements have completely changed the way business is done. There is so much more information available now than ever before in assigning business credit that it is difficult to stay up on the latest trends and best practices to make sure that your […]

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Now that we have all made our “New Years resolutions,” make sure you don’t drop the ball on your professional goals. Maybe you would like to improve your own personal skill set in your organization. Or perhaps you want your team to get up-to-date with the latest credit training / information in the market place. […]

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  CMA Event to Offer 360-Degree Overview of the Elements of an Efficient Digital Credit Department, March 24-25, 2016. BURBANK, CA (January 21, 2016)–Credit Management Association (CMA) is collaborating with payment processing solutions partner United TranzActions (UTA) to educate credit professionals with a complete overview of the elements that make up an efficient digital credit […]

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Last year, under the leadership of Alvin Moreno of Nestle Inc., CMA launched the Supplier Risk Credit Group, a Best Practices industry exchange group for those who have been assigned the task of vetting their vendors or for those credit managers who wished to enhance their position at their company by learning this job. Who […]

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For construction-related businesses, filing preliminary notices, intent to liens and mechanics liens, and more, can be a necessary, but tedious and time-intensive process. CMA’s Construction Forms Filing Service offers assistance with helping companies ensure future mechanics liens rights. In order to showcase some of these services and inform our customers, we invite you to join […]

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The NACM professional certification program, sponsored by the National Association of Credit Management, has helped define and establish professional standards in this demanding and rapidly changing field, and fosters recognition of those individuals who possess special expertise. Among credit management professionals, the professional certification program is respected and appreciated. Not only is participation in the […]

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Note: this is one in a series of international blogs to help credit managers learn how to assess risk in foreign countries and expand their potential customer base. As a consultant, NaviTrade is approached by companies on a regular basis asking for our assistance in developing and implementing financing programs for their international business. Sometimes […]

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Note: this is one in a series of international blogs to help credit managers learn how to assess risk in foreign countries and expand their potential customer base. Most CMA members don’t know me. I don’t make it to many CMA activities because I live in Chicago. But about a year ago, I joined CMA […]

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Note: this is one in a series of international blogs to help credit managers learn how to assess risk in foreign countries and expand their potential customer base. A Foreign-Trade Zone is a secure, access-restricted, Customs & Border Protection privileged area in or near a U.S. port of entry where merchandise both foreign and domestic […]

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Several international-themed webinars have been scheduled for early December in an effort to get CMA members to think globally. The webinars, which will run 30 minutes each and are free for CMA members to attend, will take place December 1-3 at 9:00 AM PST. Descriptions for the webinars (and registration information) can be found at […]

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CreditScape Spring Summit

Attendees of the 2016 Spring CreditScape Summit and Annual Meeting, which takes place March 24-25, 2016 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, will learn about the efficient digital credit department, according to CMA president and CEO Mike Mitchell. “We listened to feedback from Fall CreditScape attendees and members, and the survey results overwhelmingly suggested […]

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— Expanded Two-Day Education Summit will be held March 24-25, 2016 in Newport Beach– On the heels of its successful inaugural CreditScape Fall Summit in Las Vegas, Credit Management Association (CMA) has announced plans for an expanded Annual Meeting, which will include two days of focused credit management best practices training and workshops to help […]

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"Speed networking" event allowed attendees to discover services that can help them "prevent collections" at the 2015 CreditScape Fall Summit.

The CreditScape Fall Summit, an interactive learning seminar and workshop which took place September 17-18 at the Tropicana Las Vegas, was a success, according to preliminary survey results that were tabulated after the event. Among the feedback received: “What key takeaways did I get? There were too many to list. There were takeaways from every […]

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With the NFL season officially underway, let’s take a moment to explore what Accounts Receivable departments can learn from coaches, especially when it comes to the season’s biggest game changer: analytics. As a credit and collections professional, take a look at the metrics you’re currently tracking. Throughout my years as a consultative resource for AR […]

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  CMA Congratulates Recent NACM-Certified Professionals Several CMA member individuals recently passed their NACM-certified professional certification exam, demonstrating standards of professional excellence. BURBANK, CA (September 2, 2015)–The NACM professional certification program, sponsored by the National Association of Credit Management, has helped define and establish professional standards in this demanding and rapidly changing field, and fosters […]

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In today’s business world, virtually every department in every company uses analytics to create efficiencies, make better decisions, and improve results. For example, a sales manager is no longer basing the sales team’s success solely on the number of sales made—that person is utilizing technology that looks at a number of metrics beyond those final […]

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In business-to-business credit granting, can the credit department withdraw or reduce open account terms at any time for any reason or for no reason? I think most people would say ‘Yes’. In my opinion, the answer is ‘Maybe’. For example: You cannot reduce or withdraw open account terms if the decision to do so is […]

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As we are all busy at our desks this summer with increased sales, dealing with coverage issues due to family summer vacations, etc., let’s take a minute to think about where we are all at with our current positions. Don’t we all want to stay up-to-date with the latest best practices in collections? Or maybe […]

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What should you do when you receive a check from a customer for an amount less than your total claim, but the check is marked with a “payment in full” or similar restrictive notation? Should you return the check to the debtor? Or can you simply cross out the “payment in full” language, deposit the […]

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When someone signs a contract to do business with your company, you allow them to do so with the expectation that they will pay you. In the U.S., there are laws that help protect your assets to ensure that the contract is enforceable, but what happens when you’re dealing with foreign nations? Are there resources […]

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Traditionally, debt collection involved little more than picking up the phone and convincing the debtor why they need to pay for the products/services sooner rather than later. Today, credit and collection professionals are being asked to adopt more sophisticated techniques. One of the newer techniques utilizes predictive analytics to create collection management strategies. Predictive analytics […]

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At CMA, we are so excited about the CreditScape program we’ve got planned for you, we wanted to give everyone a sneak peak at what you’ll be talking about. All next week, CMA will publish a series of briefs from thought leaders who will be featured at the Summit — Chris Rios, Bart Frankel, Scott […]

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The CreditScape Fall Summit, September 17-18, 2015 at Tropicana Las Vegas, offers a 360-degree look into the entire collections process, focusing on best practices and real-world case studies with the best and brightest practitioners in credit and collections. Here are some highlights of the sessions and workshops at the Summit. The full schedule, along with […]

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Larry Convoy, lead group facilitator

To change successful formulas or brands takes courage. Sometimes it works (Datsun becoming Nissan), sometimes it doesn’t (remember the “New Coca Cola”?). But in this current environment, where you can close or lose a multi-million dollar deal by touching an app on your phone, being passive will leave you behind the crowd. For that reason, […]

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Registration is now open for the 2015 CreditScape Fall Summit, which will focus solely on improving attendees’ collection practices. The conference, a collaboration with commercial collection partner AG Adjustments (AGA), takes place September 17-18, 2015 at the newly renovated Tropicana Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, featuring two days of hands-on workshop training, expert practical […]

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I am really excited about our newest program, the CreditScape Fall Summit, focusing solely on Collections. First of all, I have to thank all of our members who participated in the CreditScape program development survey. We have received almost 100 responses from you with very valuable feedback on the topics and challenges you feel are […]

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CMA President Mike Mitchell

CMA is proud to announce that it is collaborating with commercial collection partner AG Adjustments (AGA) to bring credit professionals an entirely new experience in collection and A/R management training. The CreditScape Fall Summit, which takes place September 17-18, 2015 at the newly renovated Tropicana Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, features two days of […]

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CMA President Mike Mitchell

I have always been a big proponent of continuing education. My degree programs gave me the opportunity to serve in my current executive role at CMA, and earning my Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation helped me continue to grow into this complex management and leadership role. Having spent the last 15 years working closely with […]

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Did you know that the CMA staff has dozens of years of credit and collections knowledge that is available for free to members? If you haven’t called CMA lately, you should call the association’s experts to ask your questions about the construction services industry and construction forms filing (led by Amber Jackson, 702-259-2622); credit reports […]

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For those who attended the 2015 CMA Annual Meeting, you already know that the panel discussion on securing transactions, keynote on Moving Beyond Business as Usual, and presentation on Understanding Your Communications Style, as well as the networking event with the theme of finding your credit paradise were among the highest rated events that we’ve […]

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CMA President Mike Mitchell

With another Annual Meeting behind us, I was encouraged to see such a great turnout at the event last week. It was a pleasure seeing all who attended CMA’s Annual Meeting at Disneyland, and what made it particularly exciting for me was seeing that more and more of you are coming out of your offices […]

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Supplier Risk Management Group

Supplier Risk Credit Group to provide tools to help companies avoid business disruption. Credit Management Association recently announced that credit professionals will now have access to tools that will help them assess the riskiness of a vendor with the formation of the association’s new Supplier Risk Credit Group. Comprised of credit and risk-management professionals from […]

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Recently, a friend of mine told me that he joined a well-known national association. When I asked him why he joined, he told me he was really only interested in one of the benefits they offered, and that he would probably never explore the other benefits because that one thing was valuable enough to him […]

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Credit professionals will experience a “Credit Paradise” on April 9, 2015 at Credit Management Association’s Annual Meeting. Taking place at Disneyland’s Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim, California, the “Credit Paradise” event includes a full day of training, education, awards and networking opportunities with other credit professionals. “The Annual Meeting allows CMA members from all over […]

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By Scott Blakeley, Esq. Blakeley & Blakeley, LLP Apple has made a media splash with its announcement of Apple Pay, the latest foray of a tech company entering the mobile card payment space. While the B2B space has been slow to embrace electronic payment channel alternatives, especially those designed for smart phones and tablets, these […]

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CMA Industry Group Leader Larry Convoy

This year, I put my New Year’s resolutions in writing so that I could verify that I achieved them next December. Unfortunately, the major one was broken by 9AM on January 1st when my wife asked if I wanted eggs or the leftover cheesecake for breakfast. Though I was weak, it doesn’t mean that you […]

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CMA President Mike Mitchell

Happy New Year! With gas prices down and holiday sales up over last year, 2015 has already been off to a great start. At CMA, we are working on exciting new initiatives that will make it an even happier 2015. I recently attended a credit reporting summit hosted by one of CMA’s partners, Experian, and […]

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2014 has been a very productive year for us at Credit Management Association. While the year will be remembered in pop culture history for its massive data breaches and Kim Kardashian “breaking the internet,” CMA has continued to help businesses minimize risk, as it has since it was founded in 1883. Additionally, it has enhanced […]

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Credit professionals will experience “A Credit Paradise” on April 9, 2015 at Credit Management Association’s Annual Meeting. Taking place at Disneyland’s Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim, California, the “A Credit Paradise” event includes a full day of training, education, awards and networking opportunities with other credit professionals. CMA is currently surveying its members about the […]

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We are excited to announce that CMA and The Interface Financial Group (IFG) have announced a partnership that will offer small businesses an alternative source for working capital. IFG will be working with members of Credit Management Association (CMA) and their at-risk customers to provide working capital through receivables financing to companies who are unable […]

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Scott Blakeley, esq.

The global supply chain is an often written topic in the press. Recent public company chapter 11 filings (usually Delaware or the Southern District of New York) highlight the global network of suppliers reflected in debtors’ lists of 20 or 30 largest unsecured creditors. This list often consists of offshore creditors from around the globe, […]

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Melissa Kobus, CCE, is the Credit Management Association Chair and Regional Credit Manager for Anixter Inc., based in Anaheim, CA. She can be reached at 714-695-2219, or melissa.kobus@anixter.com

As you probably already know, I am a big proponent of continuing education, which is why I attended the CreditScape – Western Region Credit Conference,  held at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas last month. As someone who has participated in many seminars and events, this was one of the better programs I’ve attended.  I […]

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Rich Swanson, USFCS Pacific South Region, and Mike Mitchell, CAE, President & CEO, CMA (Credit Management Association) sign the MOA at the CreditScape Conference at the Palms Hotel, Las Vegas on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Credit Management Association® (CMA) and the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) have agreed on an extension to its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), titled the “U.S. Trade and Investment Expansion Partnership,” that will help credit and risk management professionals gain access to educational resources needed to expand their businesses nationally […]

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What’s new at CreditScape 2014?

Published on September 23, 2014 by in Articles, Education, Events, NACM

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In four weeks from today, many of the greatest minds in credit management will gather at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas at CreditScape, the 2014 Western Region Credit Conference. If you haven’t already signed up for the conference, here are 10 new reasons to attend: 1. NEW TO WRCC: Top-notch presenters and program moderators, […]

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CMA President Mike Mitchell

I have long wondered why institutions of higher learning have not offered courses in business credit. When I was pursuing my graduate degree in business administration, I don’t recall that credit ever came up as part of the course curriculum. I began working for CMA shortly after I completed my degree, and this is where […]

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Credit Management Association (CMA) announces that registration is now open for the 2014 NACM Western Region Credit Conference (WRCC), titled the CreditScape Conference, Oct. 15-17, 2014, at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CreditScape Conference offers credit professionals three-days of targeted credit skills training. It is the only West Coast-based conference for credit […]

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Megan Perry, CBA

Meet Megan Perry, Credit Manager at Boyett Petroleum and CMA’s Student of the Month for February 2014. Megan has worked with Boyett Petroleum for 11 years. She attained her Credit Business Associate (CBA) designation in July of 2013. What do you like best about your job? The daily challenges that credit brings, and the variety […]

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Learn about UCLA’s Credit Analysis and Management certificate and how to be at the forefront of this growing field through their free information session. Listen to a presentation by the Credit Management Association President and learn about new trends in the industry and future job growth. Schedule & Location: Saturday, March 15 10am-12pm Figueroa Courtyard: Room 102 261 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, […]

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Patricia Montanez, CBA

In 2014, CMA is celebrating those that are making the extra effort to enhance their credit career. We will be highlighting a new student each month. Sharing with you what they love about Credit and their motivation for furthering their education. Patricia Montanez, CBA – Accounting Supervisor at Oldcastle Precast, Inc. is our first CMA […]

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Graduates of the Credit Boot Camp

GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA – In joint effort of the government and credit trainer/consultant Eddy Sumar’s dream to help disadvantaged young adults,  The Credit Boot Camp educational training took place from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday, January 13 through Friday, January 17 at the Verdugo Jobs Center.  With professional support and facilitation from the Credit Management […]

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DSO 7 – WRCC Intro Video

Published on October 13, 2011 by in Education

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This James Bond-style opener to the 2011 NACM Western Region Credit Conference features real credit managers tracking down fictitious debtors in a warm tribute to the credit profession. The video also features the original song, “The Credit You Deserve.” For more info about the conference program and the 2012 NACM Western Region Credit Congress, visit […]

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Announcing Our Fall Online Courses

Published on August 24, 2011 by in Education

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Time away from the office these days is extremely difficult, so we’re bringing the training to your desktop!Benefits of on-line learning include: Exposure to Instructors knowledge that can’t be taught in books Increased Instructor Lead Lectures held weekly via webinar format No travel involved Course material accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week […]

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The following CMA Members have advanced their credit education and received an NACM Designation. CBA: Credit Business Associate Vivian Ross, CBA, Lehigh Hansen D’wana Marie Chadwick, CBA, Penhall Kurt Shotzberger, CBA, International Game Technology CBF: Credit Business Fellow Leslie Hansen, CBF, Chevron Linda Reiff, CBF, Chevron CCE: Certified Credit Executive Shane Norman, CCE, Cashman Equipment […]

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The state of small business is improving; however, some industries and geographies are faring better in the current economy than others. Understanding where opportunities exist, and where you should use caution, can greatly impact your bottom line. Experian’s data can help you assess the risk in a variety of business segments and determine where there […]

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Meet Our Newest CBA – Raj Prasad

Published on October 22, 2009 by in Education

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I started working with Karl Storz Endoscopy in 1991 and was a temporary in the credit department as a cash applications clerk. Later, I was hired as a full time employee in general accounting. After 7 years in general accounting, I decided to move back to the Credit department. While doing collections, I went to […]

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CMA’s 6 New Designees!

Published on April 9, 2009 by in Education

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CMA is proud to recognize the following designees: CYNTHIA CANION-RUIZ, CBA EXTREME NETWORKS KRISTINE LEUNG,  CBA SAN RIO INC  JOSH POLI, CBA MACSTEEL SERVICE  LORALEE QUINTERO, CBA EXTREME NETWORKS KIM SPURGEON, CBA/CBF VERISIGN ALEKSEI ZUBKOV, CBA/CBF VERISIGN  Obtaining your designation takes hard work and dedication. Congratulations to our new designees for making the extra effort […]

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The following individuals were awarded scholarships to Credit Congress:  Pam Craik, Gregory Abner, Roger Slaboch, Wayne Wilkins Congratulations to all Scholarship winners, we hope you enjoy NACM's Credit Congress. Jodi Owens, CMA Education Manager

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We are saving you a seat so Download Mass_merch_round_09_pdf and get registered. The compounding effects of this economy makes a roundtable meeting like this priceless to those who sell to Mass Merchants. It is a morning meeting with a fantastic breakfast brunch planned. You can start applying what you learned that afternoon. DATE March 25, […]

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The buzz for the Mass Merchants Roundtable March 25, 2009 is starting to heat up. Experian will be sponsoring Credit Reports for the event, we have 8 companies signed up to date: Super D Pentel Hines Nursery Valley Fruit & Produce Youngs Market Company Prestige Sales Discus Dental Physicians Formula We are saving you a […]

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Arrive early for a special educational event. 10:00 – 11:15 Bankruptcy Alternatives: “Why they make more sense than ever in these troubled times.” CMA’s Michael Joncich and Richard Kaufman will discuss workouts, general assignments and other programs for dealing with creditors of insolvent companies. Learn about the many ways creditors can receive their fair share […]

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Mass Merchants Roundtable March 25, 2009

Published on February 11, 2009 by in Education

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Roundtable discussion on: WalMart, Sears, Kmart, Target, Costco, Big Lots, Sams Club and other Big Box stores. How do you service your Mass Merchant customers to keep those payments flowing? The Mass Merchant Roundtable will be conducted like a regular credit group meeting, where we discuss one account at a time under the Anti-Trust Guidelines. […]

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Improving your scoring with Intelliscore Plus Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EST  Attend this Webinar to learn how Intelliscore Plus can bring vast improvements in your risk assessment. Also, learn how to access blended data – consumer plus business data that combines to produce the most predictive small-business risk score ever.  Access Link: […]

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CFDD Half Day Seminar Nov 19, 2008

Published on October 20, 2008 by in Education

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“Hidden Risks; getting behind the numbers in the financial statement”This unique informative and entertaining workshop program by Bill Creim identifies key red flags and loopholes in accounting and regulatory procedures – essential information for any credit manager. “Dealing with Difficult Dealers”In this lively program, Bill role-plays a variety of debtors in an educational (but humorous) […]

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Congratulations WRCC Cash Winners

Published on October 20, 2008 by in Education

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During the Western Region Credit Conference attendees visited each Exhibitor to have their Expo card  stamped. Each completely stamped Expo card was then entered into a drawing for Cash Prizes at the closing session. The winners were: $50 – Bob Vernile, CBF – Sigler’s Inc, Tolleson, Arizona $50 – Amanda Smithson – ABC Supply, Irving, […]

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Mini-Massages from Experian a Big HIT!

Published on October 16, 2008 by in Education

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Experian sponsored Chair Massages during the opening reception, and people loved them. GoMassage.com sent over three masseuses with the massage chairs. It was a great treat for everyone who sat in the chairs. Thanks again to Mark and Randy at Experian for this unique sponsorship.

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WRCC Opening Session – Review

Published on October 16, 2008 by in Education

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Barry Maher, our opening session speaker, had us jumping up and down to increase energy and then he unloaded with lots of great tips for changing our perception and the perception of others. Barry is the author of "Filling the Glass" and many other books. His point "There are people who see the glass as […]

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The Nature of Credit Has Started!

Published on October 15, 2008 by in Education

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The Nature of Credit Conference has just begun and we are already learning a lot and having a great time. There are over 250 attendees expected, the EXPO booths are getting filled up and the registration desk is booming. More updates and pictures will be posted as the conference goes on. Thanks to all our […]

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The Nature Of Credit Conference Program

Published on September 24, 2008 by in Education

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Have you registered for The Nature of Credit Conference October 15-18 in  Vegas? The event program is completed and off to the printer. You can have a first look by clicking: Download wrcc08_program.pdf

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Meet Vicki Lopes – New CCE Designee

Published on September 10, 2008 by in Education

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I started working in the credit field when I was hired at Foster Farms right out of college. I didn’t know anything about credit but was happy to get my foot in the door with Foster Farms. As I worked in credit and learned more about the field, I found that I really enjoyed it. […]

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Meet Jamie Kramer – New CBA Designee

Published on September 10, 2008 by in Education

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My name is Jamie Kramer, I live in Roseville California. I attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas and have a B.S. in Accounting. Now I am the Credit and Administrative Manager at SierraPine Composite Solutions. I really enjoy working in credit and getting to interact with tons of people on a daily basis. I […]

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Meet Michael Fenner – New CBA Designee

Published on September 10, 2008 by in Education

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My name is Michael W. Fenner, CBA. I have been in credit for 25 years. The first 13 years were in the lumber industry and currently, I am working in manufacturing. The toughest part of this process for me was to just make the decision to move forward. My original goal was to get my […]

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Meet Susan La Monte – NEW CBA Designee

Published on September 10, 2008 by in Education

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I am fairly new to the Business Credit industry having been with my current employer for only three years, two of those years in the credit manager capacity. My supervisor, a past member of NACM, encouraged me to learn more about business credit through the courses available through NACM. I became a member of CMA […]

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WRCC T-Shirt Shop Now Open

Published on September 2, 2008 by in Education

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Are you a Credit Natural? Then show off your skills with The Nature Of Credit Conference tshirts now available at http://www.cafepress.com/wrcc21. If you have not signed up for the Conference yet – start planning that today. We have over 150 registrants to-date, a sold out EXPO, mini-massages by Experian, fruit smoothies from Equifax, and a […]

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Move Over Michael Phelps, Make Room for Michael Puccinelli, CCE and his Award Winning Team! We are pleased to announce that the following VeriSign Employees have achieved their CBA Designations: MICHELLE KING, CBANANCY LASSEN, CBAVICKY NGUYEN, CBANIDYA ORTIZ,  CBAKIM SPURGEON, CBA Michael Puccinelli, CCE, Sr. Manager, Global Credit and Collection, for VeriSign, made it his […]

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We are pleased to announce that we will be having the Basic Financial Accounting Class starting Monday, September 8, 2008 in Las Vegas NV.  CAP and ACAP Programs OverviewThe National Education Department developed the Credit Administration Program (CAP) and the Advance Credit Administration Program (ACAP) to meet the educational needs of today’s credit professional. Both […]

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If you have been waiting to register for the Western Region Credit Conference our website is now ready to take your registrations. Go to wrcc.biz to see the full program and register for the conference.

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Reel In Payments – FREE Webinar

Published on June 18, 2008 by in Education

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We have about 50 people signed up for the FREE Webinar from CMA Collection Division this morning, Reel In Payments. For those of you who did not sign up but want to know what went on, here is the PowerPoint in PDF for your to download. Download Reel_In_Payments.pdf

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WRCC Website Updated wrcc.biz

Published on June 13, 2008 by in Education

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The Western Region Credit Conference website has been updated to include the full schedule of sessions, speaker information and hotel information. Coming soon – online registration, and a brochure download so you can sell the event to your company. Take a peek at http://www.wrcc.biz

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Upcoming Online Courses

Published on June 10, 2008 by in Education

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We are pleased to announce the following Fall online Credit Courses.  Time away from the office these days is extremely difficult, so we’re bringing the training to your desktop!  We’ve added two new courses this Fall:  The Business Law Course and also the Credit Law course.    If online training is not for you, we’re […]

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The Nature Of Credit – WRCC 2008

Published on March 21, 2008 by in Education

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21st NACM Annual Western Region Credit ConferenceMonte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NevadaOctober 15-17, 2008 The 2008 WRCC theme is The Nature of Credit. Education sessions will focus on those elements that make you a Credit Natural. Earth sessions enhance every Credit Professionals knowledge. Air sessions take you to the next level, incorporating management […]

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Upcoming Online Courses

Published on March 6, 2008 by in Education

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CMA is pleased to be offering the following online courses.  Signing up is easy, go to www.anscers.com, click on the events tab and choose the course you’d like to take.   To take advantage of these courses, you need simultaneous Internet access and a phone line (preferably a speaker phone).  You can pay by credit card […]

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We received 9 applicants for CEEF Scholarship for the upcoming Credit Congress. The scholarship is valued at $2000 and it is intended for the recipient only.  The scholarship winners are: Patrick Spargur, Dusty Stark, Scott Wilson The next scholarships that CEEF will award are for the Western Region Credit Conference, watch for more information on […]

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2008 Membership Scholarship Program

Published on January 10, 2008 by in Education

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The California Institute of Credit is proud to announce our scholarship program. In an effort to provide quality educational services to members who would not otherwise be able to attend many of our programs. Scholarship opportunities are now available for CMA Members who would like to attend the NACM Credit Congress, May 18 – 21, […]

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TERESA  MATNEY  CBA/CCE DEBRA   PITUCH  CBA     MACSTEEL SERVICESERGIO  MALDONADO CBA     TOYO TIRE       LARRY   BRISUELA CBA     TOYO TIRE      JERRY   HANCOCK CBA     PERINI BUILDING      MARYLOU ACOSTA  CBA     REDBACK NETWORKS HELENA  BADA    CBA     ALLTRADE TOOLS  JOANNE  BAIRD   CBA TERESA  MONTES  CBA     E&J GALLO WINERY      ROBYN  […]

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Sergio Maldonado, CBA – Toyo Tire My name is Sergio Maldonado and I am 28 years old. I currently reside in Costa Mesa, California, where I have lived all of my life. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance at California State University, Fullerton in December 2003. I have been working for Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation […]

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20th WRCC Pictures Available on WebSite

Published on October 26, 2007 by in Education

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Pictures from the 20th Annual NACM Western Region Credit Conference are now available on wrcc.biz. Click on the picture slideshow to access larger pictures, download pictures or comment on any of the pics.

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20th WRCC is Over :(

Published on October 22, 2007 by in Education

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The answers coming in from our WRCC Satisfaction Survey shows that the WRCC exceeded expectations! From our attendees: "What would you tell other credit professionals considering WRCC?" You can’t miss out on networking & sharing information You NEED to attend! That this conference is interesting and education and could not be held in a more […]

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Our luncheon speaker, Barry Elms shared six key negotiation strategies: Be prepared.Only deal with decision makers.Control the location.Get the agenda.Trade concessions – don’t give them.Walk away from bad deals.

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Abe Walking Bear Sanchez, our opening speaker, blew some minds with his presentation. I was taping the presentation and figured I would just catch bits of it that were good enough to share. Ends up the whole presentation is awesome. I will try to post it so you can view it after I return from […]

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As the hosting NACM Affiliate, our chairman Terry Harries is the MC of the entire conference. Here with CMA President Mike Mitchell – Terry and Mike prepare their plan for entertaining the audience during the opening session.

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Jim Menard, CCE and speaker is keeping cool with all the computers in this room. The attendees here are learning by doing the financial work on their computers. This will increase their information retention. Some consider this a dry topic – but with Jim presenting everyone is sure to have fun while their learning. Although […]

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You can’t believe the size of the information packet that speaker Brian Pezillo just handed out. This is going to be a unbelievable session. We ended up over selling the room from last minute registrants, and had to reset everything. Things are tough in the building industry right now and this topic is hot.

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And we’re off… WRCC has started

Published on October 17, 2007 by in Education

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The 20th Annual NACM Western Region Credit Conference has officially started. The signs are up, people are registering and the Mardi Gras party is selling out. ACM provided great conference bags this year (as they do every year). The exhibitors are setting up – it is going to be iPod Nano heaven at the EXPO […]

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WRCC – Walk Ins Welcome

Published on October 11, 2007 by in Education

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The 20th Annual WRCC kicks off next Wednesday October 17, 2007. It is not too late to register, we even accept walk in registrations. Go to http://www.wrcc.biz for more information.

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NACM CREDIT AND FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION LOS ANGELES CHAPTERPresentsSARBANES OXLEY ANDOTHER HOT LEGAL TOPICS AFFECTING THE CREDIT PROFESSIONAL Presentation will address recent developments in SOX as well as other legislation affecting the credit professional from credit evaluation, to sharing information regarding customers, to refusing to sell customers. Download Registration and Information Flyer  

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The Treasury And It’s Role In Credit Management by Alfred Artis session is being changed for the better. The new session is:View from the Other Side: A Candid Conversation with a Debtor Undergoing Change Alfred Artis, VP of Finance at The Sharper Image, will share his view of what it is like to interact with […]

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Proof of the Value of NACM Education

Published on September 27, 2007 by in Education

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I have been editing and posting testimonials from NACM members to YouTube. These testimonials were filmed at NACM’s Credit Congress. As I review them a strong connection emerges between those who have attended NACM educational events and advanced their careers by doing so. You can access the videos by going to: http://www.youtube.com/NACMmemberAt the NACM Western […]

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Meet New CBA Designee Michele Biehl

Published on September 14, 2007 by in Education

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I have worked for my current employer ORCO Construction Supply since 1999. As a Credit Manager I have learned many things over the past 8 years and have seen the many changes as well as ups and downs in the construction industry that have challenged our credit department. I am a firm believer that knowledge […]

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This morning I gave a webinar on Internet Intelligence. I am loading the PowerPoint on CMA Daily News so you can see the slides. Internet Intelligence will also be a session at the Western Region Credit Conference. We will go much more in-depth at the Conference, but the PowerPoint will get you started. I hope  […]

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WRCC Hotel Deadline Tomorrow

Published on September 13, 2007 by in Education

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If you are going to the 20th Anniversary WRCC make sure to book your room today! Our host hotel is the fabulous Monte Carlo Resort and Casino – 3770 Las Vegas Blvd, South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Be sure to reserve your room by September 14, 2007. Call 1-800- 311-8999 and mention XWRCC7. The room […]

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Meet New CBA Designee Amy Brumbaugh

Published on September 13, 2007 by in Education

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I have worked in the Construction and Credit industry for over 10 years, and feel totally at home. I joined ORCO Construction Supply in 2001 as a Credit Assistant and later became a Credit Manager working with customers in our Southern California region.  Obtaining the coveted CBA designation was a long hard road, but so […]

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In August we received word from NACM National that 12 CMA Members attained CBA status and 2 moved on to CBF status. Congratulations for your hard work and dedication to your career and company. ANTONIO ANGUIANO, CBA    COVAD HECTOR BENITEZ, CBA    VERISIGN MICHELE BIEHL, CBA    ORCO CONSTRUCTION LEIGH ANN BOUNDS, CBA    […]

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Meet New CBA Designee Leigh Ann Bounds

Published on September 10, 2007 by in Education

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I have worked in the construction supply industry for 25 years, over 20 in Accounts Receivable and Credit. In my current position as Credit Operations Manager, my responsibilities include policies and procedures in support of all credit department functions, as well as providing our department with the tools they need to be as efficient as […]

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20th Annual WRCC Downloadable Program

Published on September 6, 2007 by in Education

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All the information you need about the Western Region Credit Conference is now available in Adobe PDF format for download. This promises to be the most value-packed Conference in our 20 year history. With full conference prices starting at $485 for the three day conference, you will receive incredible training for limited cost. If you […]

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Meet New CBA Designee Karen Kryk

Published on September 6, 2007 by in Education

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Karen Kryk, CBA – H&E Equipment Services I’ve been working in Credit and the Construction Industry for 23 years. I’ve been the Regional Credit Manager for the West Coast Division of H & E Equipment Services for 2 1/2 years.  I’m an active member of CMA and belong to 3 industry credit groups in Nevada […]

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10 Days Left To Reserve Room for WRCC

Published on September 4, 2007 by in Education

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Monte Carlo Resort & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada(RESERVE YOUR ROOM BY SEPTEMBER 14, 2007 TO RECEIVE SPECIAL CONFERENCE ROOM RATE) Our host hotel is the fabulous Monte Carlo Resort and Casino – 3770 Las Vegas Blvd, South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Be sure to reserve your room by September 14, 2007. Call 1-800- 311-8999 and […]

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WRCC Scholarship Winners

Published on August 27, 2007 by in Education

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We had 13 scholarship applicants submitted for the Western Region Credit Conference.  I am pleased to announce that the scholarship committee awarded 4 $1000.00 scholarships to the following individuals: Michele Carter, Associated Feed/ Timothy Cooley, KFSN-TV/ Michael Fenner, Tree Island Wire/ Linda Hart, Sandberg Furniture Thanks to everyone who applied. To find out more about […]

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If you are planning to attend the Western Region Credit Conference October 17-19, 2007 at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, make your room reservations today. Our room block is close to 2/3 full, and we would hate to have you miss out on a great priced room. Go to http://www.wrcc.biz to learn more about […]

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A spirited program filled with inspiring content and Danny’s unique humor. Danny presents an unblinking look at non-productive habits, a technique for working by priority, how to turn challenges into record breaking performance and how to keep personal morale high. Using this system his team achieved an 800% productivity increase in a five-year period. Click […]

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What Top Business Managers Don’t Know and How It Can Hurt Their Business, Abe Walking Bear Sanchez Whatever we believe, give energy to, is real… to us. If a company still thinks of credit as a cost center and uses DSO and % Bad Debt to measure performance…its missing out on: More New and Profitable […]

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The following students participated and passed the NACM online Financial Statement Analysis Course taught by Paul Beretz, CICE, Pacific Business Solutions: Marylou Acosta, Redback Networks IncMichele Biehl, Orco Construction SupplyLeigh Ann Bounds, Orco Construction SupplyAmy Brumbaugh, Orco Construction SupplyGerardo Caroza, II, Chevron CorporationPamela Graham, ChevronLeslie  Hansen, Chevron USABrian Lacey, Reliance MetalcenterTrecena McKinney, ChevronVivian Ross, Calaveras […]

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Come on over and join us for Pre-Conference chatter and networking about the 20th Annual NACM Western Region Credit Conference. http://nacmwrcc.ning.com

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Join me on a new interactive site for the Western Region Credit Conference. Through software designed by a company called Ning we can socialize with each other before the Conference even begins. I am going to be doing a big push to get all the speakers online so you can ask them some questions before […]

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A six week webinar series starting September 7, 2007, webinars scheduled every at Friday 9:00 am-10:00 am (PDT). Friday Fundamentals is the perfect job training for those new to credit, or taking on extra responsibilities. The six webinar  topics are: Establishing a Credit Policy and Procedures Making Great Credit Decisions Setting Credit Limits Negotiation Techniques […]

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Nella Dickerson, Assistant Credit Manager with Volt Information Sciences, Inc in Orange, CA, achieved her National Association of Credit Management CCE certification after months of intensive studying and preparation.  Nella has been with Volt for eight years, and has more than 15 years of industry experience overall.  Nella started with Volt in 1999 as a […]

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Meet New CCE Designee Pamela Craik

Published on July 20, 2007 by in Education

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I have been with my current employer for more than 17 years. We specialize in wholesale distribution of pharmaceuticals. I started in Accounts Receivable and progressively moved to the Area Credit Manager position. Ihave been the credit manager since 2000. Education and continued professional development is important to my company. My involvement with CMA Professional […]

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5 Successful CMA Member Designees

Published on July 13, 2007 by in Education

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The following CMA Members took the designation exams at Credit Congress and passed! Teresa Matney, CBA (Newbury Park)Rajshi Sidner, CBA (Reno, NV)Pam Craik, CCE (W. Sacramento)Nella Dickerson, CCE (Corona)David Kirsch, CCE (Santa Clara) Congratulations!

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CMA is offering a 10 week Business Credit Principles Course starting September 17that Roland DGA Corporation in Irvine, CA. Click here to download the course info and registration information. Download BCP_ROLAND_2007_dla2.pdf

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WRCC website using Google Checkout

Published on June 27, 2007 by in Education

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of NACM’s Western Region Credit Conference, we are offering attendees the most secure online payment  option you can find; Google Checkout. Visit the WRCC website for more conference information. If you are ready to secure your place at the conference click the Register link and go to Google Checkout.

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Find out more about the 20th Annual NACM Western Region Credit Conference on our website: http://www.wrcc.biz.

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Alexis

"After college I joined Dun & Bradstreet as a senior Credit Analyst, where I received training in Credit & Collections as well as Financial Analysis.  I have worked as a Credit Manager ever since. Thus far my career has covered four industries; office furniture sales, adhesive manufacturing, air separation and Plumbing. I joined NACM with […]

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Michelle

"I never intended at the age of 20 to have a career in credit. Fast forward 17 years and I am sure like many credit folks feel fortunate that life took me down this path. Applying the fundamentals of credit management within the construction industry has provided me with many rewarding experiences such as helping […]

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Carrie

"I have been working for EXAR Corporation for a little over nine years as the Senior Accounts Receivable Clerk. I have been doing collection work for about 10 years, and have been working on credit related information for the last 9 years requesting trade information on potential customers. I also am in charge of keeping […]

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Webinars will now be Recorded

Published on April 27, 2007 by in Education

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CMA is pleased to announce that we will now be recording our webinars.  That’s right!!!  No longer will you be disappointed when you can’t attend a particular program!  Even better, if you do attend, you’ll be able to re-listen to the event over the next 60 days!  That means training for all your staff!  Half […]

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Nuts & Bolts of Mechanics Liens, Bonds, Stop Notices and Claims in CaliforniaPresented by: Gyan Maharaj, CCE Download seminar_mechanics_fax.pdf Seminar Outline: What is a mechanics lien and how to file a pre-lien Difference between private and public works Completing and submitting the 4 different lien release forms The stop notice remedy Payment bonds and Miller […]

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Is your company currently selling goods into Canada – or thinking about selling into Canada? If so, this Webinar will expose the “hidden” profit opportunity lying in your Accounts Receivable if you understand and properly manage Canadian Commodity Taxes. If your company is actively seeking opportunities to reduce costs and add those savings back to […]

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“Emotional intelligence isn’t a luxury you can dispense with in tough times.  It’s a basic tool, that deployed with finesse is key to professional success.”     Harvard Business Review Top 5 reasons to attend: Learn the difference between expressing your thoughts and feelings and the expression of what will get you the best result in […]

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Spaces are available now for the 20th Annual Western Region Credit Conference EXPO. Our smaller conference (about 250 Credit Professionals) provides exhibitors a casual atmosphere to display their products and services. We also have a traffic builder game that increases your chances of talking with as many attendees as possible during the EXPO. Click here […]

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Click here to download more information. Upon successful completion of this on-line course, you should understand the role of credit in financial management, the components of effective credit department systems and procedures, specific government regulations that pertain to business credit, credit and policy procedures, selling terms, negotiable instruments, the Uniform Commercial Code, credit investigations, financing […]

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Would you like to sharpen your skills at communicating effectively with your customers, co-workers and manager? Many credit and financial professionals struggle with communication that brings the desired result. They struggle because they don’t know what to say or how to say it. They are afraid of looking foolish, sounding foolish and losing the deal. […]

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Two days of intense credit training for those in the Construction Industry. Click here to download the registration flyer. TOPICSDay 1Who has Lien RightsNevada’s Preliminary Notice Requirements Nevada Mechanics Liens and Releases Foreclosure Procedures Federal Miller ActNevada’s Little Miller Act                 Progress ReleasesJoint Checks Day 2Credit InvestigationsInvestigations of Job AccountsImportance of […]

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Success Mastery Webinar Series

Published on February 22, 2007 by in Education

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Starts March 7, 2007 This series is designed to provide you with the skills to effectively manage work and life challenges in order to be more productive, profitable and happier. Employees become more enthused and committed by enhancing both their personal and professional development through effective life management tools. The outcome for the organization is […]

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Students Love Online Financial Analysis

Published on February 14, 2007 by in Education

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The students in our Online Financial Statement Analysis Course, taught by Paul Beretz are loving the course. Here are some of there comments: 1.  On line courses are great no need to drive out of your way. The hours work with any schedule. Frances Rodriguez 2.  This is a great class for working professionals to […]

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Credit Law ACAP Course

Published on February 14, 2007 by in Education

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10 WEEK COURSE STARTS MARCH 28, 2007 – download flyer This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of business and credit law and the legal environment. Credit Law looks closely at negotiable instruments, debtor-creditor relationships, and government regulations. The topics covered: Negotiability and TransferabilityRights and Liabilities of PartiesChecks, The Banking System, and E-MoneySecured TransactionsOther […]

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The 20th Annual Western Region Credit Conference is set for October 17 – 19, 2007 at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. We will be updating the Western Region website soon http://www.wrcc.biz with the conference details. Mark your calendars!

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WEBINAR: 2/13/07 9:00 am Pacific Time In the past few years Native American businesses located within “Sovereign Nation” territory have become a major business opportunity for many companies. Learn how to effectively do business within Sovereign Nations, protect your company against undue risk and become a valuable vendor to your customers. Specific topics covered include: […]

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Accounting is the language of business, providing a framework for capturing business transactions. Defined as "the process of identifying, measuring, and communicating economic information to permit judgments and decisions by users of the information", Accounting can sound pretty dry. In reality, learning how to interpret the true story behind business financial information is exciting and […]

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Is your company doing more business outside of the U.S.?  Do you have questions about the financial risks and opportunities involved?  Do you want to expand your professional credit and collections expertise in to the international arena? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should attend this Webinar.You can take advantage […]

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SEMINAR OUTLINE:What is a mechanics lien and how to file a pre-lien. Difference between private and public works project. Completing and submitting the 4 different lien release forms. The stop notice remedy.Payment bonds and Miller Act bonds. Intent to lien remedies. This is going to be a hands on session where you will learn to:Complete […]

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Join the Orange County Credit Professionals Networking Group for lunch Friday January 26, 2007 as Scott Blakely reviews the hottest legal issues of 2006. Learn more about all the state and federal regulations that were passed and how they effect your credit department. Click here to download the flyer.

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The starting dates for the Financial Statement Analysis class have been moved to January 22 for orientation and January 23 for the first class. This gives you another opportunity to register for a class, that is sure to expand your career and increase your companies cash flow. Click here to download the flyer. The emphasis […]

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CMA is pleased to announce our next online Financial Statement Analysis Class. The class will start Tuesday, January 9, 2007, and will be held each week from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. There are 6 lectures and one week for the online midterm exam. There is a mandatory training session scheduled for Monday, January 8, […]

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Workshop – Limited Class SizeRegister Early to Reserve Your Spot Early Bird Rate Available Until 12/31/06 This workshop is a must for professionals involved in export sales, including credit, finance and documentation preparation.  It will give you an insight into the world of international trade transactions by providing practical understanding of Incoterms, Export Letters of […]

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Two new PowerPoints added to SlideShare

Published on November 28, 2006 by in Education

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We have added two new webinar PowerPoints to our slideshare account. One on risk management, the other on the 5 C’s of credit. To view anscers full slideshare account please go to: http://slideshare.net/anscers

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Become the Cash Flow King – Preview

Published on November 6, 2006 by in Education

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Preview tomorrow’s webinar "Become the Cash Flow King (or Queen). Michael Dennis’s powerpoint is viewable on CMA Daily News. Remember the powerpoint provides a good insight into the webinar, but nothing beats hearing from the presenter how everything works. To register for the webinar log into anscers.com and click the Events tab.

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Customer Visits – NACM Teleconference

Published on November 1, 2006 by in Education

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Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2006 3:00 – 4:00pm eastern Cost: $59.95 per line  Presenter:  Susan Delloiacono, CCE Customer Visits    The best source of information about a customer is the customer itself, and nothing helps the understanding of the customer more than visitation. Through visitation, a thorough understanding of the customer and its operations aids […]

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Construction Lien 101 webinar on October 19 at 9:00 Pacific Time. This Webinar will provide an overview for the novice of the various liens available to contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. Participants will gain a basic understanding of what tools are available to assist in collecting amounts owed to their company for labor and materials […]

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What You Need to Know about Credit Insurance. October 17, 2006 9:00:00 AM to 10:00:00 AM PSTPricing: $65 CMA/NACM/GAIN Members, $85 Non-Members There will always be companies that default on their payments to vendors or file for bankruptcy protection. No matter how wonderful we feel (or the Sales Department feels) our customer is, a creditor […]

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Improve Cash Flow – Webinar Tomorrow

Published on October 11, 2006 by in Education

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Improve Cash Flow Through Automation WEBINAR October 12, 2006 9:00 am to 10:00 am Pacific Time CMA Daily News readers get a special bonus. View the PowerPoint presentation for this webinar by clicking here. What stops an order from being paid at your company? For most, ineffecient operations that lack automation and integration for order-to-cash […]

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Credit Career Counseling

Published on October 5, 2006 by in Education

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You might not be at the Get On Track Conference, but that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on one of the best benefits in the EXPO Hall, Career Credit Counseling. Are you on track for NACM Professional Designation? To find out download and fax back our information flyer and Cheryl Hammond will contact […]

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It seems everyone is interested in 20 Ways to Become a More Successful Collector Starting Tomorrow. The room is full as Get On Track Conference attendees learn more tools to make them successful collectors. Michael Dennis’ session includes: Examples of how to be a more effective leader; Tips on controlling credit risk; Ideas on accelerating […]

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The 19 th Annual Western Region Credit Conference has started and here are the first pictures of our Registration Desk. Over 30 attendees are in the Basic Financial Accounting session with Gyan Maharaj, They are running through Journal Entry sheets faster than we can get them copied. Here are some pics of the staff at […]

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HOW TO UTILIZE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE (CREDIT) INSURANCE AS AN INDISPENSABLE CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT TOOL PRESENTED BY STEVEN P. GAN, CCE DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2006 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT) Unfortunately all too often companies default on their payments to vendors or file for bankruptcy protection. Various factors may be the cause: Management […]

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WAYS TO UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE CREDIT RISK PRESENTED BY MICHAEL DENNIS, MBA, CBF DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT) Credit professionals are actually risk managers. Their goal is not to eliminate risk, but to balance risk in the form of serious payment delinquency or payment default against the reward […]

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A three part webinar series starting November 8, 2006. This series is designed to provide you with the skills to effectively manage work and life challenges in order to be more productive, profitable and happier.  Employees become more enthused and committed by enhancing both their personal and professional development through effective life management tools.  The […]

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CONSTRUCTION LIENS 101 WEBINAR

Published on September 27, 2006 by in Education

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CONSTRUCTION LIENS 101 PRESENTED BY SHAARON BANGS, ESQ., CRAWFORD AND BANGS DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT) This Webinar will provide an overview for the novice of the various liens available to contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. Participants will gain a basic understanding of what tools are available to […]

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The 19th Annual NACM Western Region Credit Conference "Get On Track" is one week away. Starting October 4-6, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you have not registered for the Conference there is still time to register online, or even register at the door – walk ins are welcome. Over 200 credit professionals have registered […]

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DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2006 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT)The management of working capital, particularly accounts receivable, is an important measure of a company’s financial health. Historically, these operations have been highly inefficient due to a lack of automation and integrated systems for order-to-cash management. Attend this educational session to learn how companies […]

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EFFECTIVE COLLECTION TECHNIQUES PRESENTED BY MICHAEL DENNIS, MBA, CBF, LCM DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT)This Webinar will examine a variety of topics linked to effective trade debt collection. Anyone charged with the responsibility for trade collections will gain value from this no nonsense practical approach. Participants will be […]

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Learn about Financial Statement Analysis in the privacy of your home or office. This seven week online course will advance your knowledge and career. Course starts on September 25, 2006. Click here to download the flyer on Financial Statement Analysis 1

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WAYS TO UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE CREDIT RISK

Published on September 19, 2006 by in Education

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PRESENTED BY MICHAEL DENNIS, MBA, CBF, LCMDATE:  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT) Credit professionals must proactively address the process of managing commercial credit risk. Failing to do so is likely to increase payment delinquencies as well as bad debt write offs. This program describes ways in which individuals responsible […]

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Credit Career Counseling at the WRCC

Published on September 13, 2006 by in Education

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If you want to make sure your Credit Career is on the right track, visit the Credit Career Counseling booth at the "Get On Track" Conference in the EXPO Hall. Cheryl Hammond, CMA’s Professional Designation Counselor, will be there to help you determine where you stand on your roadmap to Certification and how to take […]

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DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2006 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT) This Webinar will cover the role and purpose of on-site customer visits in the collection and dispute management process. The topics covered are intended for all levels of the credit and collection organization. Have you ever wondered how to justify visiting a customer’s […]

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DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2006 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT) Are you buried in paper? Is it time consuming and difficult to get your hands on documentation needed to collect from your customers or to reconcile difficult accounts? Would it be useful to automate the retrieval and sending of invoice and proof of […]

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WEBINAR DATE:  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2006     TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT)     Improving working capital is high on the agenda of most CFO’s.  Since accounts receivable are a major working capital component, savvy credit pros are in a perfect position to leverage their knowledge of the quote-to- cash process to […]

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PHONE POWER COLLECTIONS – Webinar

Published on September 5, 2006 by in Education

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DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PDT) This Webinar introduces a six step process of value to both novice and experienced collectors. The session will cover how to develop a “psychological” advantage over collectors from other companies trying to collect money from your customer. In today’s environment, when money is […]

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Basic Financial Accounting Classes

Published on September 1, 2006 by in Education

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They start next week – but it is not too late to sign up. The 10 Week courses in Basic Financial Accounting meet once a week in two locations: Turlock, CA and North Las Vegas, NV. This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of introductory accounting and procedures for recording transactions. This course provides […]

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CEEF is the Credit Executive Education Foundation, the Education Arm of CMABusiness Credit Services.  We are pleased to announce that we will beawarding two scholarships for the upcoming course which starts on Tuesday,September 26th. The Scholarship application is 500 words or less explaining the benefit youwould receive from participating in the course.  These 500 words […]

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Scholarships to the WRCC

Published on August 15, 2006 by in Education

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A Committee of past recipients of the Credit Executive of the Year award held a meeting to award Credit Executive Educational Foundation (CEEF) scholarships to this year’s Western Region Credit Congress (WRCC). The following individuals were awared scholarships to the WRCC:   Candice Bimemiller     DairyAmerica Jacqueline Lopez        Am Com Food Service Deanna […]

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Credit Application Seminar

Published on August 15, 2006 by in Education

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Scott Blakeley, Esq. will be presenting a Credit Application Seminar on Thursday, September 14th at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV from 8:00am until 11:30am. For more information, call Kim Lamberty at (702) 259-2622.

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