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President's Message

Keeping Motivated

December 1, 2014

By Karen Connair

presIt’s hard to imagine that 2014 is just about over and we’ll soon be ringing in the new year. But before we get to 2015, there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done; from finalizing recruiting needs for the upcoming busy season to year-end tax planning for clients.

Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated as we all can attest to, but staying true to the course will help you meet your desired goals. That’s what 680 newly licensed CPAs in Orange County/Long Beach learned this past year. After many hours of hard work and dedication, they achieved their goal to become a CPA. Our chapter helped celebrate this milestone in their careers with a reception that we hosted for approximately 75 CPAs and their guests at the Newport Beach Winery in mid-November. It was a wonderful evening full of excitement (and relief!) for these new licensees. As president of our chapter, it was a great experience to speak with them about their journeys and the visions that they have for themselves and the future of our profession. Congratulations to all our newly licensed CPAs!

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Chapter News

Ring in the Holidays in Style

This is not just any holiday mixer—it’s the chapter’s YEP and chapterwide holiday mixer at the lovely and very private Center Club in Costa Mesa! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 6-9 p.m. and join us for drinks and food—for a very low fee! Consider it our gift to you.

Learn more and register.

16th Annual OC Economic Forecast with Esmael Adibi

We’re happy to announce that Esmael Adibi is back for the chapter’s 16th Annual Economic Forecast, Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 7:30–10 a.m. at the Pacific Club Newport Beach. We’ve kept the prices the same as last year, so register now to get in on the early-bird fees. And remember, the sooner you purchase your table of 10, the better location you’ll get in the room. Check out the great price break on tables of 10 for members—a great reason to become a member of CalCPA today! If you wish to purchase a table, email program associate Nancy Wilson for more details.

If you aren’t purchasing a table, you can register right now online.

CalCPA News

Jan. 21: CPA Day at the Capitol

CPA Day at the Capitol is one of the most important events for CalCPA members to attend. During each legislative session, bills are introduced that impact you, your clients or your employer. As the business climate continues to change and new legislators take office, we need to build bipartisan relationships with those who share our commitment to the CPA profession. Take a proactive approach to increasing your voice in the political arena and help policymakers understand the issues facing California CPAs.

Register Today.

Upcoming Conferences: The Gifts That Keep on Giving

Unwrap knowledge that will help carry you through 2014 and into 2015 at our Education Foundation December conferences, including our inaugural Startup Business Conference:

  • Dec. 8: Wine Industry (live or webcast)
  • Dec. 9: Wine Industry Fundamentals (live and webcast)
  • Dec. 11: Startup Business (live and webcast)
  • Dec. 12: International Tax (live and webcast)

Find more information and register today online.

Thank You

Thank you to our Forecast Sponsor, Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors

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Division Director:
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Jill Gorman
(650) 522-3204

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(714) 545-6717
(800) 922-5272, ext. 3230

330 N. Brand Blvd.; Suite 710
Glendale CA 91203

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