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CFE Weekly Updates

In an effort to streamline communications and limit the number of emails our members receive, CFE produces a Weekly Update Email.  The Weekly Update is designed to keep members informed about upcoming events, career opportunities, and member news.  Members may submit news items to the CFE Office, admin@chicagofinanceexchange.org.

Weekly Update 10/10/18


              

                                      CFE Weekly Update               October 9, 2018

In This Issue:

CFE News & Events

Clothing Drive Thank You!
Downtown Book Club Event
Giving Back Exchange Bright Endeavors Volunteer Event
November Dinner Program
Annual Toy Drive at the November Dinner
Mark Your Calendar!
Industry Events - TMA hosts Janet Yellen
Career Opportunities


Giving Back Exchange 7th Annual Clothing Drive - Thank You!


Thank you to CFE members and guests who donated clothing and accessories at the September dinner program. This year was one of our largest collections to date! Donations were given to The Cara Program to help individuals break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen the community, and forge paths to real and lasting success.

 


Downtown Book Club Event
October 16 | 6:30 pm | La Sardine, Chicago

Join fellow CFE members for a Downtown Book Club event with a French theme. The gathering will take place at La Sardine, 111 N. Carpenter Street in Chicago. The book to be discussed is A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemmingway.

Hemingway's memories of his life as an unknown writer living in Paris in the twenties are deeply personal, warmly affectionate and full of wit. Looking back not only at his own much younger self, but also at the other writers who shared Paris with him - James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald - he recalls the time when, poor, happy and writing in cafes, he discovered his vocation. Written during the last years of Hemingway's life, his memoir is a lively and powerful reflection of his genius that scintillates with the romance of the city.

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Giving Back Exchange Bright Endeavors Candle Making Event
October 18th | 9 am - 12:15 pm

The Giving Back Exchange invites you to participate in a volunteer session at Bright Endeavors to make candles alongside women participating in the New Moms program. The New Moms program assists adolescent mothers attain financial literacy and self-sufficiency by providing intensive training and a pathway out of poverty for young mothers in Chicago as they transition into quality, permanent employment. Participants gain job skills as they produce premium soy candles and bath products.

The Bright Endeavors young moms will teach us how to make candles and then we can all work together making candles to fulfill their holiday season orders.

Space is limited. Please RSVP soon to reserve your spot in the group. This is a terrific opportunity to volunteer with your fellow CFE members. Volunteers will receive a confirmation email with directions and additional details. Volunteers are invited to gather at Inspiration Kitchen for lunch following the volunteer event.

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November 7 Dinner Program | Standard Club | 5:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Beata Staszewski,
PsyD, LCPC, CADC, Behavioral Health Specialist and Police Training Instructor for the Chicago Police Department.

The Giving Back Exchange invites you to the November dinner program with guest speaker Beata Staszewski PsyD LCPC CADC, Behavioral Health Specialist and Police Training Instructor for the Chicago Police Department. Dr. Staszewski is a 15-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and has held multiple roles within the Department including patrol officer and in-service training instructor. She serves as a Peer Support member for fellow officers in times of crisis, and is also a Crisis Intervention Team member for the public. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Traumatic Stress Psychology, and is licensed in Illinois as both a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Dr. Staszewski is passionate about the topic of women's self-care. Her goal is to educate and empower other women to pay attention to and attend to their own needs within a bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework.

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Table sponsorship is available. Click here to learn more.


Annual Toy Drive to Benefit

The Giving Back Exchange will accept donations of
New toys at the November 7 Dinner Program.
Click Here for a list of suggested toys.

 

 


January 17, 2019 Annual Meeting & Winter Social: Location TBD

March 14, 2019 Dinner Program: Location TBD

May 9, 2019 Dinner Program: Location TBD

 

 


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Career Opportunities

Chicago Children's Museum
Chief Financial Officer

The Chicago Children's Museum is currently seeking a Chief Financial Officer who serves as a key member of the Museum’s Management Team and works closely with the President, Board of Directors and Finance Committee in planning, resource allocation, directing and administering the financial strategies and operations in all day-to-day, long-range, and special projects. This person will be responsible for ensuring the fiscal well-being of the organization, including budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, cash flow analysis and modeling of future years’ performance and investments. Click Here for more information

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Manager/Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Logistyx Technologies, LLC
Logistyx is a rapidly growing PE owned mid-sized company based in Rolling Meadows and operating on three continents. Logistyx Technologies is a software company and a leader in transportation management execution (TME) which helps businesses reduce shipping costs, boost efficiency, & enhance customer service. Reporting to the CFO, this position owns the FP & A function and responsibilities include, annual budget model & planning process, related gross profit, & company cost structure, quarterly/monthly forecast model & update process, and weekly cash flow forecast.

Requirements: MBA with degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or equivalent experience, with 8+ years experience in a mid-market company or division of a large corporation. CPA a plus. Strong understanding of how income statements, balance sheets, & statement of cash flows work. Financial statement modeling using MS Excel & H/V-Lookups, pivot tables. Product level support/modeling experience desired. International/multi-currency experience preferred. Industry experience in technology, software (perpetual licenses, support/maintenance, Software as a Service (SAAS), preferred. Candidates should send resume & salary requirements to: Steve Callisher at scallisher@gmail.com

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