Leadership Team  2015-2016

ISM-CB Program & Holiday Event:
  • When: Friday, December 4, 2015
  • Meadow Springs Country Club
  • 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Social/Appetizers)
  • 5:45pm – 6:15pm – Guest Speaker
  • 6:15pm – 8:30pm (Social/Appetizers
  • Door Prizes
  • No Host Bar will be available

RSVP please

Holiday Program & Networking Event

 Reserve your place for our December 4 program and Holiday networking event. Our colleagues in NCMA have scheduled a short program for us and will be joining us for the social. Invite your significant other for a relaxing and fun event. Important: we will require confirmed reservations. You can pay in advance using the PayPal button on the www.ismcb.org  web site or pay at the door.  Here is the detailed flyer: http://www.ismcb.org/news/social_2015.pdf

RSVP: Send your RSVP by 4:00 P.M. Monday, November 30th via email to Angie Gagnon at Angelita_gagnon@rl.gov 
Reservations are required so we can pre-order food and also note the dress code on the flyer.

Regional Economic Report Card  - January 12

January 12 will feature our most popular speaker Ajsa Suljic, Regional Labor Economist for the Washington Employment Security Department. Ajsa is directly involved with analyzing local employment and economy. Ajsa does a great job of answering questions from the audience and explaining her data. 

To accommodate the number of people interested in Ajsa’s program, we have expanded the program time and will be moving to the larger Country Gentleman facility. Watch for registration details - RSVP and registration in advance will be required.

Many thanks to Ajsa Suljic who provided the following information for our members:

Last week I have presented at the Olympic Symposium and I thought that you might find information interesting . The 2015 symposium proceedings can be found at the link below. If you were unable to attend and have any questions about the presentations, please email them to me. https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/reports-publications/presentations/economic-symposiums

The LMPA website interactive data visualizations shown at the symposium can be viewed at the links shown below. Your comments on this new publication format would be appreciated as we continue developing the new website. The data files and PDFs we currently publish will continue to be made available on the new site.

Economic snapshot

Current employment statistics 

Map of county unemployment rates 

Quarterly census of employment and wages

Ajsa Suljic,   Regional Labor Economist
Washington State Employment Security Department

Sponsored by ISM-SPOKANE
  1. 7 week session beginning on January 6, 2016
  2. Wednesday nights from 5:30PM to 7:30PM
  3. Offered in person in Spokane WA or via the internet using GoTo Meeting
  4. Cost $99

Please register with Thea Prince. I can invoice you through Paypal for the $99 plus a 2.9% + .30 fee (to cover the Paypal fee) or you can mail a check or bring a check to the first class. Contact Thea for a full agenda.

Thanks!   Thea Prince mailto:tprince@spokanecity.org

ISM Mastery Model™
If you are on the ISM mailing list you could be taking advantage of free webinars such as this: Still time to register.
  • Thursday, December 10, 2015
  • 3:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Mountain, 12:00 PM Pacific)
  • Duration: One (1) Hour; Continuing Education Credit will be given to those who register and attend
  • Presenter: Jim Fleming, CPSM, CPSD, Program Manager of Learning Solutions at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
  • Registration Closes: 12:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Thursday, December 10, 2015

To register, follow this link; enter this as the webinar ID Number: 103-863-883.

IMO (in my opinion....)  Mike Taylor, C.P.M.

Professional Association & Networking can help my career.  Here are some ideas about how participation can improve a resume. http://www.mltweb.com/tools/imo.htm#Professional_association 

More comments here: http://www.mltweb.com/tools/imo.htm

ISM-CB Education Exchange - building a professional network.
Share educational opportunities and the benefits of an expanded professional network with your colleagues.

American Society for Quality : 

Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
Washington PTAC - February Government Contracting Opportunities, News, & Events
Ashley Coronado  PTAC Government Contracting Assistance Specialist
Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Kennewick

The Institue For Internal Auditors, Mid-Columbia Chapter

National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
 NCMA web site: http://ncmacolumbiabasin.com/index.html

Institue For Management Accountants
 IMA web site: http://ima.labworks.org/

ISM-CB professional network exchange is our way of encouraging communication and discussion among our members. Sharing information, expertise and experience are just some of the many benefits of membership. Networking with other members is a great way to build a professional support team.

ISM-CB 2015-2016 Education Opportunity Calendar

June 13

ISM-CB Annual Business and Planning Meeting

July 21

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Contact Bryan Tinnin
5:30 p.m., Round Table, Kennewick

August 18

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

September 15

ISM-CB Program Professional Networking
Cory Miller, Contract Specialist, CH2M PRC
5:30 Applebee’s, Kennewick

September 22

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

September 30

NIGP Workshop –Tools for Ensuring Contractor Performance
Instructor, Mike Purdy, Michael E. Purdy Associates, LLC

October 1-2

Pacific NW Public Purchasing Assoc. (PNPPA) Workshop,
Hampton Inn, Richland
coordinator: Cathy Robinson, Purchasing Manager, City of Richland

October 13

ISM-CB Program; Professional tools & resources on the ISM Web Site
Mike Taylor, C.P.M. Supply Chain Specialist, CH2M PRC
5:30 Applebee’s,  Kennewick

October 20

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

October 26-28

Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference,  Portland
 Registration brochure

November 10

ISM-CB Program; Senior Management Panel
John Robinson, Manager acquisition Planning
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick

November 17

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

December 4

ISM-CB & NCMA Networking Event 
Combined Social and program with NCMA. -
Meadow Springs Country Club,  Coordinator: Angie Gagnon
More details and RSVP instructions

December 4

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

January  12

ISM-CB Program: Regional Economic Report Card
Ajsa Suljic, Regional Labor Economist, Washington DOL
Location;  Country Gentlemen,   Kennewick
Program starts at 5:45;  networking and dinner 4:30
coordinator: Cathy Robinson

January 19

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

February 9

ISM-CB Program Professional Profile Development & Exchange
Kyle Root, Contract Specialist, CH2M PRC
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick

March 15

ISM-CB Seminar; Mitigating Risk in Purchase Orders & Contracts
Richland Library

April  (tbd)

Plant Tour

May 10?

ISM-CB Program;  Strategic Sourcing
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick

May 13-14, 15-17

ISM Leadership Training & International Conference, Indianapolis

May 15-17

ISM International Conference, Indianapolis

June (tbd)

ISM-CB Annual Business and Planning Meeting

Oct. 17-19, 2016 Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference - Seattle
Save the date flyer


 updated October, 2015

Who Are we?

Contact ISM-CB:  President / Membership Chair / Information   / Web Site

ISM-Columbia Basin is the regional affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management a not-for-profit educational organization of over 40,000 Purchasing Agents, Buyers and Supply Chain Professionals. www.ism.ws  Local membership represents companies from Moses Lake to Walla Walla including food processing, government contractors, educational institutions, utilities and manufacturing. New members and business professionals are always welcome at ISM-CB events. Visit the ISM-CB web site at: www.ismcb.org

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