NACM Heartland distributes a quarterly newsletter -- Heartland Headliner. We cover a variety of topics including updates on education, new and existing products and services, key vendor partnerships and much more. If you would like to subscribe, contact Maggie Bessenbacher at 888.222.1447 or email@example.com.
Current Issue: January 2013
Past Issues of the Heartland Headliner
October 2012 (Includes Annual Report)
October 2011 (Includes Annual Report)
In mid-January, Chris Ring from NACM’s Secured Transactions
Services presented a Lunch and Learn to the membership discussing
how recent changes in UCC filings and the Mechanic’s Lien registry
were impacting credit professionals.
The The Certified Credit & Risk Analyst designation was recently added to the NACM family professional certification programs. Unlike the other longtime designation programs, the CCRA is a standalone program. It exists outside of NACM’s “Career Roadmap” that includes the Credit Business Associate (CBA), Credit Business Fellow (CBF) and Certified Credit Executive (CCE), the latter of which is still NACM’s top-level designation for members.
The 2013 Credit Congress in Las Vegas on May 19-22 promises to be another great event full of education, networking and critical industry information. By registering for Credit Congress today, you’ll save $100 on your full delegate registration!
Register for the 2013 Credit Congress by Friday, December 14 to receive $150 off a full delegate registration! Special room rates also apply for the first 500 people making their room reservation.
Security interests under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) are now a part of the coverage offered by the National Association of Credit Management’s (NACM’s) Secured Transaction Services division. The new and existing filing services provide the means to mitigate the risk of debtor nonpayment for businesses that sell or finance various types of personal property under Article 9, as well as those that provide labor, materials and other services.
Deadline for the 2013 Credit Congress scholarship application is December 1, 2012. The scholarship promotes personal development in the credit industry through continuing education and/or certification, as well as to encourage participation in NACM sponsored events, such as teleconferences, educational lunch and learns, educational seminars, etc. Please contact Maggie Bessenbacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.222.1447 for the application or any questions you may have.
This is even better than early bird: The Rio Hotel in Las Vegas has agreed to discount the first 500 sleeping rooms in our block for Credit Congress. These rooms will be available at a discounted rate of $129/night (our regular conference rate at the Rio is $155/night). The block is now open, & the Rio has begun taking reservations for the 2013 convention. Once the 500 rooms are taken, the contracted rate of $155 applies.
NACM independent study courses presented online are designed to provide a more convenient alternative to traditional courses while also offering a network of support.
The Credit Manager’s Index is a creation of the National Association for Credit Management and we have had the task of interpreting the data collected by NACM for the past few years. The index was created almost a decade ago during a session of NACM’s graduate school program at Dartmouth College and is modeled on the Purchasing Manager’s Index. The most interesting aspect of the CMI is its predictive qualities. The credit manager tends to think in the future – always concerned about what happens in 30, 60, 90 days or when their invoices are due.
The NACM Central Region Credit Congress is coming up on September 19-20 in St. Charles, Missouri. Download the Attendee Guide for more information!
It's almost Independence Day and while you might be thinking about watermelon, fireworks and family, at NACM Heartland we're thinking about how our members can gain independence from past due accounts.