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The Weekly Update is designed to keep members informed about upcoming events, career opportunities, and member news.  Members may submit news items to the CFE Office, admin@chicagofinanceexchange.org

Weekly Update

In This Issue:

Next Week! November Dinner Program
Giving Back Exchange Annual Toy Drive
Lunch & Learn - Opportunity to Showcase Your Industry Expertise
2020 Women on Boards
2020 Winter Social & Annual Meeting
CFE New Website Platform News


Next Week! Thursday, November 14 Dinner Program:
Health Disparities & the Opioid Crisis - What you need to know

Turn on the television, pick up a newspaper or browse online and you will undoubtedly come across a story about the national opioid crisis. The CDC has estimated that more than 130 people die of an opioid overdose every day.  This is a serious concern for public health; one that impacts all of us.

Furthermore, here in Chicago, life expectancy for West Side residents is up to 16 years less than those living in the Loop just seven CTA train stops away. West Side United is a collaborative of hospitals, community organizations, government and residents aimed at improving health and economic vitality in 10 West Side neighborhoods. This work seeks to impact the 550,000 residents living on the West Side and to reduce the life expectancy gap by 50% by 2030.

The Giving Back Exchange invites you to join us as we welcome guest speakers Cara Brock and Darlene Hightower. 

Together they will discuss the history of West Side United, initiatives, goals and stakeholders, while addressing some of the facts and myths surrounding the opioid crisis.  This presentation will ensure you are armed with the most accurate information in order to advocate for changes that will make a real impact in our community.

CFE Regular Member: No Charge
CFE Non-Resident & Retired Members: $100
Guest: $150 when accompanied by a CFE member


Giving Back Exchange Annual Toy Drive to Benefit New Moms
Next week at the November 14 dinner program.

The Giving Back Exchange will accept donations of new toys at the November 14 Dinner Program.  Toys will be donated to the New Moms program.  Currently the majority of the children in the New Moms programs are under the age of 2 (157 out of 240), and the second largest group are children 3-5, of which there are 53, and 30 children ages 6and over.  Please keep this in mind when purchasing your donations. The wish list also includes suggestions for the moms.  Click here to view a list of suggested donations.


Showcase Your Industry Expertise at a CFE Lunch & Learn

Are you an expert in your industry? Is your industry in the news regarding a  new product or regulation, growth or decline, or positive or negative headlines? Would you like to showcase your knowledge at a CFE Lunch and Learn?

We are looking for individuals that want to spearhead a discussion over lunch on the current state of their industry, their experiences and the lessons they have learned. Lunch and Learns typically run from 12-1pm in a smaller group setting (10-15 individuals) at the speaker’s office conference room. The format can be brown bag style (attendees bring their own lunch) or the speaker may choose to provide. CFE can assist with finding office space if none is available by the speaker. This is not a forum to pitch your company’s products to other CFE members, however a natural part of the conversation will highlight your talent and expertise.

Interested? Please contact: CFE President, Joan Rockey jrockey@castleark.com


2020 Women on Boards - November 21, 2019
4:30 - 8:00 pm at the Union League Club

8thAnnual National Conversation on Board Diversity - Winning Together Now: How can We EngageAllies to Increase Gender Diversity

2020 Women on Boards is a national organization with the goal of increasing the percentage of women on U.S. corporate boards to 20% or greater by the year2020. Research is clear, diverse boards have more profitable corporate bottom lines.

More than 40 corporate board representatives will be speaking including CFE members Dorri McWhorter, Donna Smith, Venita Fields, and Gaye van den Hombergh. Join the conversation!  Click to learn more.


Save the Date! January 16, 2020 Annual Meeting & Winter Social

The new year will be here before we know it!  Mark your calendar for the Winter Social & Annual Meeting - a celebration of another successful year for CFE!


CFE New Website Login - Update Your Profile

Did you hear?  CFE's website has a new home.  If you have not already done so, please log into the new site today. 

To login, go to chicagofinanceexchange.org and click on the login square in the upper right had corner.   You may need to clear your browser history to ensure you are visiting the new site.  Upon logging in for the first time you will need to enter your email address and then click "forgot password" in order to set-up your password.


Once you login, access your profile by clicking on the login box again.  Please take a few moments to review and update your profile.  Visit the membership directory, located under the Member Resources menu tab, to see how your profile will appear to other CFE members.  You must be logged into the site to access the member directory.

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November 6, 2019

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