Enjoy the Ride: CFMA Charlotte Chapter January Program

When:  Jan 18, 2017 from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM (ET)
Associated with  Charlotte, NC

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Program Meeting Notice for CFMA Charlotte on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Program:  Enjoy the Ride

Speaker:  Steve Gilliland, www.stevegilliland.com

Motivational Speaker and Keynote Speaker from the CFMA National Conference in summer of 2016

CPE:  *Pending Approval for 1 hr CPE Credit

The Charlotte Chapter of CFMA is pleased to present Enjoy The Ride by Steve Gilliland. 

Motivation:  A blueprint for getting the most out of life, Enjoy The Ride™ is a hilarious and brilliantly conceived keynote that causes people to examine where they are personally and professionally. It lifts people up and inspires them to evolve and appreciate, rather than simply maintain and exist.

 Key Points

·         Check Your Passion: Love what you do; never forget why you do it.

·         Cure Your Destination Disease: Live more for today, less for tomorrow & never about yesterday.

·         Refocus Your Attention: Decide what’s important & never take it for granted.

Takeaway Message:  If you want to achieve true success and fulfillment, you must first discover an enthusiasm for your work and personal life. Decide where you are heading, get on the bus, choose the right seat and Enjoy The Ride™!



A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA. With an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture and occupation—plus an interactive and entertaining style—Steve shows audiences how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives. Presenting to over 250,000 people a year, more than two million have now heard him speak, with audiences encompassing nearly three dozen industries. Steve has the distinction of speaking in all 50 states and in 15 countries. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of a stand-up comic collides with the inspiration of motivational speaker."


In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by four of his books—Enjoy The Ride, Making a Difference, Hide Your Goat and Detour—perennially making the publisher’s bestseller list and his being named Author of the Year. His thought-provoking writing style makes his articles a favorite with nationally prominent magazines. He influences the lives of millions through his presentations, books, CDs and DVDs. An extensive array of these products has been utilized by small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, U.S. and Canadian government agencies, churches, school districts and nonprofit organizations. Speaking the language of active business leaders, his books and CDs identify practical lessons that grow people and their businesses.


Steve built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences. If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. His motto is straightforward: “If you take care of people, the business will follow.” He has been recognized by Who’s Who for Speakers and Business Professionals, and The Pittsburgh Business Times named his company one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the region.


Steve was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, resides in North Carolina and travels the world. He received his bachelor’s degree from Grove City College (PA) and his MBA from Globe University (MN). He is a proud grandpa, devoted father of four boys and a loving husband to his wife, Diane. Steve learned great compassion for people and a commitment to a hard work and balanced life ethic at the knee of his highly principled Christian mother and stepfather. Whether Steve is speaking at an event, writing about current issues that impact people or leading his own employees, he is not just a person who challenges people to change, he motivates them to do so.

The Guarantee

Everyone who hears his message leaves with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for who they are and for what really matters.


Schedule for Program

Registration and networking:  11:15am to 11:45am

Lunch:  11:45am to 12:15pm

Program:  12:15pm to 1:15pm



If registration is received by Friday, January 13th, 2017 the cost is $30 for members and $40 for guests.  After Friday, January 13th, 2017, the cost is $35 for members and $45 for guests.

Session Policies

Refunds and Cancellations:  Meeting registration must be paid prior to the meeting or at the door.  No-shows and cancellations after Friday, January 13th, 2017 will be invoiced.

To register please call the CFMA Charlotte Administrator at 704-609-4489; or email your registration to cfmacharlotte@carolina.rr.com.  Payments should be mailed to CFMA Charlotte, PO Box 31222, Charlotte, NC 28231-1222.  Please make checks payable to CFMA Charlotte.

To register online, visit http://charlotte.cfma.org/home and click on the Events Page.  Once you click on the event to register.

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The meeting will be held at Byron's Southend, located at 101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 180.  Byron's Southend is located in the Courtyard Building of the Design Center of the Carolinas.  The Design Center is located on the corner of W. Worthington Ave. and Camden Rd., directly behind Sullivan's on South Blvd.  For complete directions, call Byron's Southend at 704-333-9779


There are two parking lots for Byron’s SouthEnd and the tenants of the Design Center.  The original parking lot is the one located at the corner of W. Worthington and Camden. 

**Please note there are spots located at the back of this lot near the brick buildings shaped in a U and you cannot park in this area.  They are reserved for residents/tenants of those buildings.**

The additional parking is now located at W. Worthington and Haskins corner.  It is a pavement and gravel lot.  There are also metered parking spots available off Camden. 


GreerWalker_thumb%20SMALL.jpgGreerWalker LLC will be sponsoring CPE Credit for CFMA this season.  When you register, please note if you would like this course to apply towards your required hours.  Thank you to GreerWalker!!!

GreerWalker LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Additional Information:

Prerequisites:  None

Who Should Attend?  CFO, Accounting Personnel, HR Personnel, CPAs

Advanced Preparations:  none

Program Level:  Intermediate

Delivery Method:  Group-Live


CFMA Charlotte would like to thank the following Diamond Level chapter sponsors for their support the Charlotte chapter and its activities. 







Byron's South End
101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 180
Charlotte, NC 28203

Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular
CFMA-Member $30.00 $35.00
Non-CFMA-Member $40.00 $45.00


Jennifer Wagner
(704) 609-4489