Leadership Team  2015-2016

ISM-CB Program:
Regional Economic Report Card
  • January 12, 2016
  • Country Gentleman Event Center
    note new location
  • Buffet dinner begins at 5:00 pm
  • Speaker Program begins at 5:45 pm
  • $25 per person (see details below)

RSVP: via email to Cathy Robinson

Important:  If paying at the door, RSVP by 4:00 P.M. January 6, 2016

Regional Economic Report Card  -Ajsa Suljic,  

ISM-Columbia Basin will be hosting its annual Status of the Local Economy program on January 12 and 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 the economy. Ajsa does a great job of answering questions from the audience and explaining her data.

Due to the popularity of this event, we had to move to a larger location.

When: January 12, 2016

Where: Country Gentleman Event Center, 9921 W Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336

Time: Buffet dinner begins at 5:00 pm; Speaker Program begins at 5:45 pm.

Cost: Buffet dinner $25 per person: Marinated Tri Tip, Demi Glaze Herb Crusted Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables, Green Salad, Rolls,
Coffee/Water/Iced Tea. No host alcoholic beverages available in the bar.

Payment: Pre-Pay by credit card using the PayPal link on the ISM-CB Home Page No PayPal account is required – select credit card option at checkout)
Or pay $25 cash or check at the door. Must RSVP for food headcount if paying at the door.

RSVP: Important: If paying at the door, RSVP by 4:00 P.M. January 6, 2016 via email to Cathy Robinson at crobinson@ci.richland.wa.us   If using PayPal, payment transaction must complete by 4:00 pm January 6, 2016.

Once a reservation is made, the venue charges the organization. If you have made a reservation and find that you cannot attend, PLEASE notify Cathy by the RSVP deadline so that we may cancel the reservation. Without a cancellation, we will contact you and request that you pay for your reservation.

Regional Economy  

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.  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
      https://public.tableau.com/profile/publish/EconomicSnapshot_WA/Story1#!/publish-confirm 

Current employment statistics 
https://esd.wa.gov/labormarketinfo/unemployment-statistics

Map of county unemployment rates 
https://esd.wa.gov/labormarketinfo/county-unemployment-map

Quarterly census of employment and wages
https://esd.wa.gov/labormarketinfo/county-unemployment-map 

Ajsa Suljic,   Regional Labor Economist
Washington State Employment Security Department

CPSM MODULE 2 REVIEW CLASSES
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

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

Article Worth Reading;  The Internet of Things
http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/future-computing-the-internet-of-things/

Why should we want to know about this?
Because these technology advances are already affecting our supply chains.
Because world-class companies will have to make use of new technologies to stay competitive
Organizations will need people with advanced skills who understand the new technologies

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 : 
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
www.tricityregionalchamber.com

The Institue For Internal Auditors, Mid-Columbia Chapter
https://chapters.theiia.org/mid-columbia/Pages/default.aspx

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 23

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 December 2015

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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