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The Final Word From The Outgoing Chair

Posted By Noelle Campany, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Final Word From The Outgoing Chair


I want to thank all of you for your strong support and efforts to keep improving IMC USA. We have accomplished a lot together and the Institute is well positioned for even more success in 2018. This will not be a four-page update like I normally do twice a year. It is a simple reflection of what I consider the most important take-aways from the State of the Institute at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

First, after greatly reducing our expenses in the last 3 years, IMC USA is operating in the black for 2018 through April. Bank account balance comparisons of April 2017 to April 2018 show an increase of 44%, an improvement that allowed the IMC USA board to approve a breakeven budget for 2018 that includes critical and strategic projects for our association.

Second, the Institute closed the legacy retirement plan at the end of 2017 and today has no further liability regarding that plan. Due to the very low original funding of the plan and the high current cost of maintaining such a plan, service and fees had been consuming approximately 18% of our annual dues revenue.

Third, the elimination of the retirement plan has freed those cash payments to be used for marketing and other important services. The 2018 Budget has the strongest Marketing Budget in many years. That is what has created the ability to fund the new website and provide updated branding for IMC USA.

Fourth, the Reason For Being (RFB) Website Sprint Team and RFB Branding Sprint Team are well into the execution of their work updating our brand and website to better serve existing members and attract new members. The updated site is expected to go live by July 31, 2018. The current website is being transitioned to Amazon Web Services to increase uptime and support. It will be down for a few hours on May 19th for the change-over. Because IMC USA has already fully paid for the website update service and approximately 50% of the cost of the updated branding, IMC USA bank balances should continue to increase.

Fifth, the return of an IMC USA Connector eLetter and the addition of the complimentary Management Consulting Connection newsletter mark a significant improvement in communications to our members. A new IMC USA Marketing Committee is responsible for revitalizing the Connector and many other marketing activities such social media and new member campaigns. If you would like to contribute to that effort, contact IMC USA’s VP of Marketing, Jennifer Beever, at jenb@newincite.com.

Please remember our 50th Anniversary Conference Celebration to be held in San Diego during early October. It looks to be an awesome event. Register for the Conference by May 31st to receive our special, low early-bird price of $595 for members, and $795 for non-members.

There have been many more accomplishments in the last few years (like the IMC USA Chat Room, expanded Academy offerings, the Mentoring Program, and other RFB Sprint projects) by many more member volunteers. Those mentioned in detail seemed to me to have made or will make the greatest difference for IMC USA in 2018 and beyond.

Thank you to all who have worked hard to improve our Institute during the current disruption in our industry and our recent very challenging economic times. Your words of encouragement have been helpful and quite often very timely.

IMC USA is the wonderful community of game-changing consultants that it is, due to the collective work of each of you in bringing to life the vision that is the Reason for Being. I encourage everyone to continue pursuing the vision.


Best regards,


Don Matheson CMC®

Immediate Past Chair

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Message from the Chair: IMC USA 2017 Conference Open for Registration!

Posted By Noelle Campany, Thursday, March 16, 2017
Updated: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Register Today for the 2017 IMC USA Consulting Conference!

I am pleased to announce the IMC USA 2017 Annual Consulting Conference: Building Your Practice and Adding Value for Clients. The conference dates are October 20-22 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel.

Connect, Learn, Grow at IMC USA Conference 2017!

IMC USA’s Conference team has been working hard to plan the best programs and networking so that you can learn new approaches and methodologies, meet other consultants, and grow your practice. Learn more at our conference web pages. And register now for the conference to get the best rate and start planning your travel.

Register Now – Get the Lowest Rate!

About the Conference

For almost 50 years, IMC USA has been providing premier networking and learning conferences for independent consultants and consulting firms. IMC USA conferences include consulting industry thought leaders and motivational keynote speakers, breakout sessions on building and managing your consulting practice, leading edge methodologies and tools for success, as well as great networking and entertainment at the conference banquet.

Networking

From the IMC USA conference’s Friday opening networking reception through the last session, this is ample opportunity to meet and talk with other consultants during, breakfasts, lunches, and the conference dinner banquet.

Exhibits

IMC USA’s conference is also a resource for consulting firms with its sponsor exhibits that include marketing and sales support services, leadership and consulting methodology certifications, book writing and publishing service, and much more.

Our 2017 Conference Venue

The JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead is just blocks away from great shopping at Lenox Mall, Phipps Plaza and the Lenox MARTA train station.

Atlanta Attractions

Local Atlanta attractions include The College Football Hall of Fame, The Georgia Dome – home of The 2017 Superbowl contender the Falcons, The Braves Turner Field (now a Georgia State football stadium), The Callenwood Fine Art Center, The King Center, and World of Coca Cola.

Weather you are interested in enhancing your consulting skills, learning new approaches and methodologies, meeting other consultants like you, IMC USA’s Conference has what you need.

Register now to get the best rate

Register Now – Get the Lowest Rate

 

Not a member of IMC USA yet? Get more information here!

 

I look forward to seeing you in October.

Don Matheson CMC

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Grow! and Disney

Posted By David T. Norman CMC-A, Tuesday, June 26, 2012

 

A Quick Reminder,

If you are considering, which I hope you will, attending Grow! in October (see http:///www.imcusa.org/?GROW_Intro  ) and are thinking about tickets to Disney (for yourself and/or family members), the prices will be going up June 30th.  While we have negotiated a great room rate for attendees in Grow! at the Buena Vista Palace, we, obviously, have no control over Disney.

Here is their announcement regarding tickets: http://tinyurl.com/d2w6s67  (I converted the URL; it was a really, really long).

Stay tuned,


My best,

David

 

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