Leadership Team  2016-2017

ISM-CB Program:
  •  Regional Economic Report Card
  • Jan.11, 5:30pm.
  • RSVP@ismcb.org
  • RSVP required, ISM-CB members $15, nonmembers and guests $25.

Regional Economic Report Card

January Program Meeting
Please join us on Wednesday, January 11 (note the date change) for our Chapter’s annual Regional Economic Report Card. This is one of our most popular meetings of the year. Our returning speaker is Ajsa Suljic, Regional Labor Economist, WA State Employment Security Department who will provide us information on the State of the Labor Market in the Kennewick Metro Area (Benton and Franklin Counties). See the PowerPoint from last year’s presentation here .
Due to the large attendance for this meeting, it will be held at the County Gentlemen in their large Event Center. To coordinate this large meeting, a buffet dinner will be offered with no host bar drinks available for ordering.
This year your Chapter Board voted to give back to our members by covering a portion of the cost for the buffet and room rental in order to reduce the dinner fee for chapter members. This is our way of saying “Thank You” for being a member of the ISM-Columbia Basin Chapter.
When: Wednesday, January 11
Where: County Gentleman Restaurant, 9921 W Clearwater Ave., Kennewick
Time: Buffet starts at 5:30 pm Program starts about 6:15 to 6:30 pm.
Menu: Buffet Dinner- Marinated Tri Tip w/Demi Glaze, Herb Crusted Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables, Green Salad w/dressing and rolls. Coffee, Water and Iced Tea.
Cost: $15 for members $25 for non-members
RSVP early – A head count has to be provided to County Gentleman no later than January ______. This is needed to order enough food for the buffet. With the upcoming holidays, there isn’t much time after we come back in January.
You may pre-pay on the chapter website through Pay Pal using a credit card or RSVP to RSVP@ismcb.org and pay at the door. Either way, we need to know if you are going to attend as early as possible.
Questions: Please send any questions to Cathy Robinson, crobinson@ci.richland.wa.us or admin@ismcb.org

  ISM-CB Holiday Social  

Join fellow ISM-CB members and guests for an evening of socializing at Barnard Griffin Winery. Appetizers will be included with your reservation and a no host bar will be available. Please RSVP no later than 11/21.  Payment via credit card can be made in advance via PAYPal or via cash/check at the door.   Details can be found on the flyer here.

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CPSM Review Modules

Good Afternoon - It is time once again to start planning for the CPSM Study Review Classes for Module 2 & Module 3 which will be held in January and February of 2017. Classes will be available for remote access via GoToMeeting.

Check your calendars and determine whether you are interested in participating in either of these sessions. The Module 2 Study Review Class is scheduled to start January 4th so don’t wait to decide if you are interested.

Contact Thea Prince at ISM Spokane ASAP tprince@spokanecity.org. She will send you a copy of the registration information.   Payment can be made by check or by Paypal for a small fee to cover the Paypal fee.


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 :  www.asq614.org/

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 Institute For Internal Auditors, Mid-Columbia Chapter

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

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

WSU  Tri-Cities Professional Education https://tricities.wsu.edu/cepd/leadership-academy/

  • WSU TC Procurement & Supply Mgmt. Fundamental BootCamp - November 15-17

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 2016-2017 Education Opportunity Calendar  (under development)


July 12

ISM-CB Planning Meeting


ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

September 13

ISM-CB Program: Tour of WSU Wine Science Center - 4:00pm. Professional Networking

September 20

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson  

October 11

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

October 12-13

Washington State APWA workshop,
Kennewick - details

October 17-19

Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference,  Seattle
 Registration information

November 8

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

November 15

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

December  2

ISM-CB Networking Social 
details TBD

December 13

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

January  11
Note Date change

ISM-CB Program: Regional Economic Report Card
Ajsa Suljic, Regional Labor Economist, Washington DOL
Location;  Country Gentleman, Kennewick
buffet Dinner @$15 for members /$20 non members
Coordinator: Cathy Robinson


ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

February 15Note Date change

ISM-CB Program Professional Development  program

February 21

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

March TBD

April 21

Plant Tour; LIGO facility
Friday April 21 @ 3:00 p.m.

April  12

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

May 9

ISM-CB Program;  
Professional Resources online
Mike Taylor

May 17 - 19

NIGP Conference


June (tbd)

ISM-CB Annual Business and Planning Meeting





Who Are we?

Contact ISM-CB:  ISM-CB President / ISM-CB Membership Director/ISM-CB 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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