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CFE Weekly Updates

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

                                       CFE Weekly Update               February 20, 2019


In This Issue:

March Dinner Program - Guest Speaker: Alpana Singh

Ladder Up Volunteer Opportunity
West Suburban Book Club
Career Opportunities


CFE's Finance and Investment Exchange invites you to join us for an inspiring and fun evening with Alpana Singh, Master Sommelier, television personality and entrepreneur. The event will include wine tasting demonstration as Alpana leads a discussion on how life, like wine, should be celebrated with age. The presentation will be focused on women in leadership positions, but also on our professional, social and family relationships; to recognize how we consciously and subconsciously view aging. Like wine, it should be positively.

Thursday, March 14
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Standard Club of Chicago

Consider hosting a group of colleagues.
Table sponsorship is available! Click here for the sponsor form.

Click here to learn more about Alpana and register to attend


2019 Ladder Up Volunteer Opportunity: February 23



CFE's volunteer efforts at Ladder Up's WIC Western location have yielded fantastic results. Over three Saturdays, volunteers have completed 84 returns totaling $268,325 in refunds! In addition to these impressive results, many CFE members have volunteered time at other locations, and their results are in addition to those listed above. The Giving Back Exchange invites you to join them this Saturday at WIC Western, or another location, or sign-up to volunteer on another day convenient for you through April 15. Follow the link below to learn more and register!

Click Here to register for volunteer dates through the Ladder Up volunteer hub. Note, you will be redirected to the Ladder Up website.


West Suburban Book Club
February 27, 2019 | 6:30 pm | Francesca's Amici, Elmhurst

Join other CFE members for a social book club event in the Elmhurst at Francesca's Amici. The featured book is The Last Days of Night, by Graham Moore.

Based in New York, 1888, gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?
Register Today!


Career Opportunities

Company: Shorehill Capital LLC
Position:
Associate, Investment Team

Shorehill Capital is recruiting an additional Associate for our investment team. Experience has shown that the best candidates come from referrals within our network. If you are aware of qualified individuals you believe would fit with our firm, please have them send their CV to resumes@ShorehillCapital.com. Thank you in advance for your referrals.

Candidate Qualifications:
Shorehill hires personable, intelligent self-starters who exhibit professionalism and exceptional analytical, organizational and communication skills. Also desired:
• Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business or economics
• Two to four years of relevant accounting, commercial banking, consulting, operations, transaction services or investment banking experience
• Strong work ethic and interest in learning
• Self-starter; ambitious, yet team-oriented
• Ability to think critically and creatively
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to assess and present complex information clearly and concisely
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated experience working as a productive member of a team
• High proficiency with MS Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), Capital IQ and

To learn more about the opportunity and Shorehill Capital, click here.

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Company:
Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WWCI)

Position: VP of Finance/CFO

Given the rapidly changing media landscape, this is an important moment in time for WWCI. Under the leadership of its new President & CEO, the organization is embarking on a strategic planning process designed to lay the groundwork for the future. Together with the VP Finance/CFO, the team will identify a clear vision and strategies to achieve that vision.

Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the VP of Finance/CFO will have day-to-day responsibility for the following:

  • Planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities;
  • Ensuring that all business and support areas are properly coordinated with programmatic areas;
  • Serving as thought leader on organizational matters and directing policies and procedures relative to finance and accounting across the organization;
  • Leading efforts for process improvements and performance enhancements.
  • Serving as chief financial spokesperson; and
  • Working closely with appropriate Board committees and members of the Board of Trustees to implement governance strategies.

Additional information on WTTW and the role can be found here. Potential candidates are invited to express interest in the role by clicking here.



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