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From the President

Association News
Free BFMA Symposium Opportunity

Free SharePoint Webinar

Call for Board Nominations

Join a BFMA Forum

October BFMA Member Recognition

Calendar of Events

Program Council
Update on Scheduled Events

Chapter Events
NW Washington Chapter Event

Professional Opportunities
Using the BFMA Career Center

Industry News
Business Forms on the iPad

Recent Forms Event Held in DC




Adobe Systems, Inc.



Amgraf Incorporated

Avoka Technologies


Easel Solutions (Formerly TechEd)

Essociates Group, Inc.

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Emerging Convergence

Lisa Lee, CEBS, FLMI

Curious about the progression of eforms? Indicators are strong that eforms have achieved mainstream adoption and are poised to move beyond front-end support for business processes.

eForms Becoming Mainstream



Attend the BFMA Symposium 2011 for Free!

BFMA's 42nd annual Symposium is scheduled for May 16-19, 2011 in Baltimore, MD. We will be offering a free conference package to one lucky winner. The package includes a pass to the main conference and three nights hotel at the beautiful Tremont Plaza.

Visit the BFMA Website to Enter

Free BFMA Member Webinar: SharePoint from the Form's-Eye View

Join us on October 26 from 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT for the SharePoint webinar presented by Steve Weissman of the Holly Group.

Hurry - Space is Limited

Call for Board Nominations

BFMA is looking for strong leadership to direct the Association in 2011 and 2012. We need people who are knowledgeable and care about the forms and systems profession today and in the future. We need you to consider running for a BFMA Association office and become a BFMA leader.

Register your Candidacy

BFMA Forums!

If you have questions or if you have the answers, get involved in the discussions with other forms professionals on the BFMA forums. The forums are categorized and provide search capabilities to find answers quickly. If you are already a BFMA member, simply log in and choose Forums under the BFMA Members Only section of the website. Subscribe to the forums of interest to receive notifications when new posts are made.

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October Member Recognition

Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC
VP Membership

Several individuals are new members to BFMA. Congratulations to these individuals and their companies for making the decision to seek the networking and professionalism offered by BFMA.

New Members and Anniversaries


Master Series Webinars
09/23/2010 - 12/18/2010

Website Demonstration
1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT

CFSP Exam Application Deadline

Free Members Webinar: SharePoint from the Form's-Eye View

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

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

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



Events Update

The program council has been hard at work planning many upcoming events. Thanks to all who submitted speaker presentation applications. The applications are being reviewed, and speakers will be contacted in the near future regarding acceptance.

Educational Events Scheduled



Chapter Event in Northwest Washington

The Northwest Washington Chapter begins a new round of dinner meetings. On November 11 the meeting speaker will be Marc Austin of Amazon. His session will be on automating workflow with mobile apps for smart phones and PDAs. The session will be held 5:30pm-7:30pm at Premera Blue Cross in Mountlake Terrace. RSVP to Bonnie Harper, or 425-918-4866.

Technology Changing Business Forms Management



Using the BFMA Website: Career Center

Did you know the BFMA website offers a career center to post job openings and resumes? As a BFMA member you have the option to upload your resume and post job openings.

Upload Your Resume



Business Forms on the Apple iPad

J.P. Terry
CEO, SmartDoc Technologies

We began to talk about business forms on the iPad at this year’s BFMA Forms and Technology Conference in Chicago. Many of you have written to me with your insights on this important subject. Although this is a new topic for BFMA, our collective experience with business forms has relevance for this new device. We can’t let the teenagers have all the fun.

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Forms Event in DC

BFMA members Kelli Lozada Reese and Casey Tricarico hosted 20+ organizations and over 50 participants at a forms event held at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on September 28. Many local BFMA members from the Nations Capitol Chapter were in attendance as well.

Recent Event A Success

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