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From the President

Help Us Congratulate Our Newest CFSPs

Obtain Your Certification This Year

Program Council
Scheduled January Webinars

Attend Symposium For Free!

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Calendar of Events

January Membership Updates

2010 BFMA Recognition Program

New BFMA Volunteer Page Available

Salary Survey Open

Great Forms Project Wrapping Up Soon

Industry News
Interesting eForm Article from AIIM




Adobe Systems, Inc.



Amgraf Incorporated

Avoka Technologies


Easel Solutions (Formerly TechEd)

Essociates Group, Inc.

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Setting Objectives for the New Year

Lisa Lee, CEBS, FLMI

A surprising number of people have mentioned to me that they are glad to be moving into 2011, and leaving the old year behind. So begins a new cycle and we make a fresh start. As we define objectives for the new year, here are some areas you might consider.

Set Attainable Goals



Congratulations to New CFSPs

Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC
VP Membership

Congratulations to Keith Bal and Brian Gregson, as the newest CFSPs. Both men work for MetLife and participated in the fall CFSP study group, taking the exam in December.

Welcome to the CFSP Community

A New Year and New Opportunities

Bill Hill, CFC, CFSP

We seem to go through phases. At one time, management virtually forces employees to take unrelated training and education classes. Many of these classes, why? And at other times, training is cut to a minimal schedule. Why can’t I take classes in my business field?

Obtain Your Certification



January Webinars!

BFMA webinars are presented by expert forms professionals and colleagues on a wide range of forms related topics. Our upcoming January webinars include "Developing a Forms Management Strategy" presented by Ray Killam, Essociates Group and "Collecting Online Data: What you need and where to get it." presented by Dustin Tauer, Easel Solutions. Please visit the website to register and check back often for additional webinars soon to be added.

Send Us Your Webinar Ideas

Register Now for Your Chance to Attend Symposium 2011 for Free!

You still have a chance to win a free pass to BFMA's 42nd Annual Symposium 2011 scheduled for May 16-19, 2011 in Baltimore, MD. Register Now and save $160 off the registration fee plus receive one free webinar of your choice!

Register Early To Be Eligible

Are You Interested in Presenting a Webinar?

We are seeking persons willing to contribute their expertise. If you have a particular subject that you believe would be of interest to your peers and would like the opportunity to present a 90-minute webinar, please complete a Presentation Application and check the Master Series Webinar option.

Join Us In This Effort


Master Series: Collecting Online Data: What You Need and Where To Get It

Master Series: Developing a Forms Management Strategy

Symposium - Baltimore
05/16/2011 - 05/19/2011



January Member Recognition

Nicole Taylor
Associate Executive Director

Congratulations to the latest individuals and their companies for making the decision to seek the networking and professionalism offered by BFMA.

Our Newest Members

BFMA 2010 Recognition Program Submission Deadline

Sherry M. Reid, CHIM
Membership Council

The BFMA Recognition Program formally acknowledges members annually for their volunteer contributions. Their personal time offered in promotion of membership, sponsorship, leadership and education resources foster positive contributions to BFMA.

Fill Out A Member Accomplishment Record

New BFMA Volunteer Webpage

Sherry M. Reid, CHIM
Membership Council

Your Membership Council has just put the final touches on a new Volunteer Webpage that is now available to all members on the BFMA Website.

Help Support Your Association

Salary Survey Now Open

Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC
VP Membership

The salary survey for BFMA members is now open. Click here to go to the members only portion of the BFMA website to access the link to the survey. The survey will remain open until January 31, but why wait? Participate now!

Help Us Out With Your Information

Great Forms Project is Closing Soon

Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC
VP Membership

Great forms are the ones that you develop for your customers. These are forms that have good customer acceptance, high functionality, low errors and offer innovative solutions.

Share Your Best Stuff



Customer Self-Service is a Concept That I Fully Support

Ray Killam, CFSP, CFC
President Emeritus

Here is an interesting article that recently appeared in the AIIM newsletter. It describes a records manager's experience with an application process using an electronic form. To me, it highlights a basic problem we have in the forms management community - people want our services and "simple eForms", but they are not all that easy to get done due to many barriers that exist - policy, legal and technical.

Provide Us With Your Thoughts

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