Message from the President: Women’s Leadership Forum

Greetings to everyone!!

I hope everyone is having a successful year so far!! It has been a difficult one for sure as some supply chains have come to a halt, making it difficult to satisfy all customers.

Along with that, I am sure you are all struggling with a lack of a labor pool. Employees are hard to find and some businesses are offering huge incentive bonuses. I guess we have to do our best to keep our valued employees. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

The CFSA Board is working on a list of prospective members to forward to Tim Murphy and his staff to use in growing your association.

It is hard to believe it is September already. It seems impossible, but time flies by when you are having fun!! Registration is open for exhibitors and sponsors for our 2022 conference at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. Non-exhibiting attendees will be able to sign up starting next month, so keep an eye out for that as well.

Jeanie Turner and I, along with the CFSA staff, are working on another special opportunity in conjunction with next year’s conference: the association’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum. This is a brand new opportunity for women in the industry to network and share their knowledge. Look for more information in the coming months. If you’d like to help us in putting the event together, reach out to CFSA’s director of meetings Emilie Perkins.

I hope everyone has a great fall, football, and the beautiful colors it will bring!!

If you have any needs for your organization, please reach out to Tim and his staff!


Jeanette Hiemstra

CFSA President, 2021-22