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Forms Talk - The BFMA Newsletter

JULY 2010 


From the President

Program Council
Forms & Technology Conference
Sept. 13 - 15

Master Series Webinars Being Planned

Become An Event Speaker

Marketing Council
Marketing Plan Set

Industry News
Rusty Bohem Hospitalized

Calendar of Events

Association News
Members Only Website Tutorials

Access BFMA's New Career Center

New VP of Chapter/Member Relations

CFSP Study Group Starting Soon

Earn Your CFSP Certification




Adobe Systems, Inc.


Amgraf Incorporated

Avoka Technologies  


Easel Solutions (Formerly TechEd)

Essociates Group, Inc.

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Forms Professionals: Consultants

Lisa Lee, CEBS, FLMI

Wouldn’t it be great if our customers always knew what their requirements were? And if the solutions were obvious? But, then, life wouldn’t be very interesting, would it? In the real world, all kinds of business problems are presented, other stakeholders, requirements and constraints must be considered, and the right solution for a particular situation may or may not be especially clear.

Partner With Customers To Meet Their Needs



One Badge. Two Conferences.

The Forms and Technology Conference, BFMA's premier fall event, will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, IL on September 13 - 15. The Conference is co-located with Document Strategy Forum and your badge will allow you to attend any of the sessions being offered at these two conferences as well as visit the exhibit hall at no additional cost.

Early Registration Savings Now Available

More Master Series Coming!

We have just completed another successful Master Series. Beginning in August and through the remainder of 2010, we will offer the Master Series webinars as individual sessions on various topics of interest and feature presentations from Symposium 2010. Instead of a series of sessions, you can pick and choose sessions that are of the most interest to you.

Watch The Website for Webinar Details

Speakers and Instructors Apply Now!

Program Council is planning the 2011 educational programs and we expect the offering to be targeted and information-packed. We are seeking persons willing to contribute their expertise on a wide variety of forms-related topics. If you have a particular subject that you believe would be of interest to your peers and would like the opportunity to present, either in person or online, complete a Presentation Application.

Share Your Experiences



Marketing Plan Set for 2010-2011

Ray Killam, CFSP, CFC
President Emeritus

The priorities, plan and programs have been set for the upcoming year. Now the real work begins!

Expanding Our Global Reach



Rusty Boehm

Long-time member Allan "Rusty" Boehm of the Central Ohio chapter suffered a heart attack recently, had bypass surgery, and is expected to be released from the hospital by Friday, July 2. He is recovering nicely.

Wishing Rusty A Speedy Recovery


Finance Industry Group Conference Call

Insurance Industry Group Conference Call

BFMA Website Training for Leaders/Coordinators

BFMA Website Training for Members

CFSP Study Group
08/04/2010 - 11/03/2010

Forms & Technology Conference
09/13/2010 - 09/15/2010

CFSP Exam Application Deadline

Canadian Forms Institute - Ottawa
11/08/2010 - 11/09/2010

Canadian Forms Institute - Vancouver
02/21/2011 - 02/22/2011

Symposium - Baltimore



Website Training Scheduled

BFMA's new website was launched at the beginning of the year. There are so many special features and you can take advantage of them.

Review the Website's Newest Features

Using the BFMA Website: Career Center

BFMA's new website was launched at the beginning of the year. Did you know our new site offers a career center to post job openings and resumes, forums, blogs, industry and special interest group pages, chat rooms and more? The website is broadly functional, and for the next several months one feature of the website will be highlighted in each issue of Forms Talk.

Post Resumes and Job Openings

New VP Named

Al Weisner,
VP Administration

Please welcome Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC, as the new Vice President – Chapter/Member Relations. Margaret has accepted the position vacated due to Oliver Wischmeyer’s recent resignation.

Volunteer For Your Association



CFSP Study Group Starts Soon

Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC
CFSP Coordinator

The Certified Form Systems Professional (CFSP) study group will start on Wednesday, August 4. Join the study group as we learn about forms in general and prepare for the CFSP exam.

13-Week Study Group Now Forming

Back to Work and Advance Your Knowledge

Bill Hill, CFC, CFSP
FSCB Chair

Ah, the beginning of July, when both USA and Canada celebrate a national holiday. These patriotic days are a big distraction, often a needed distraction, from work. We all love our forms program, but the politics of office life can be challenging. Fortunately, I am past that, but during my career I really enjoyed going into a project to offer forms solutions, many times making the project viable and/or user friendly.

Expand Your Mind, Become Certified

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