Southwest Chapter Luncheons

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2020 /2021 Southwest Chapter Committee

Chair Amanda Shigeta, Meridian
Past-Elect Treva Pline, Boise
  Katie Allen, Boise
  Caleb Berry, Boise
  Marion DeMaria, Boise
  Haley Greer, Nampa
   Chris Larson, Boise
   Erin Tarter, Boise
  Rebecca Williams, Boise
   Alexis Yon, Boise

2020 - 2021 Luncheon Series

It Pays to Elevate Employees



Registration Fees

  • Members Early – $20.00
  • Non-Members Early – $30
      • (Add $5 if registering 6 or fewer days before the luncheon)

CPE Credit

  • Each luncheon qualifies for 1 CPE credit


  • Lunch begins at noon
  • Presentations run from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.



All Virtually this year!


Uplifting Package Savings $$

The Uplifting Package helps you elevate yourself, your employees and your bank account and includes:

    • All 7 luncheons for $119 
        • You are getting 1 free
    • Must be purchased by 9.4.20
    • Must be purchased by an ISCPA member 
      • Individual luncheons are transferable to anyone in your firm/company 
    • Nonrefundable 
    • Virtual Only Package
    • In-person* Only Package
          • * as permitted by covid

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Luncheon Series Sponsor


Camico’s generosity has enabled ISCPA to bring our members together as never before!

Virtual Group Special

 Gather your coworkers, friends, clients, neighbors…

Groups of 3 to 10 attendees = only $45

 Email Gwynne for details & registration

This is a great way to

  • Get your entire staff together once a month and enhance your businesses culture
  • Thank your clients and woo potential new clients
  • Recruit students and prospective employees

It Pays to Elevate Employees

According to a survey of 2,278 HR professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management, 65% of employers say maintaining employee morale is a problem during COVID-19. And, as if face masks, social distancing and bad take-out food isn't bad enough, according to psychologist Daniel Goleman, “one person with a poor work ethic can introduce a kind of social virus to an otherwise cohesive and well-functioning system.” Low employee happiness not only jeopardizes current projects, revenues and organizational branding, it may also lead to an exodus of top talent which may wreak even deeper damage on the long-term health of your organization.




Best Practices in Supporting Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Firms nationwide are struggling with defining the new “normal” given the dynamic and evolving landscape caused by COVID-19. Trying to balance employee safety and the needs of the business can be difficult as the rules are frequently changing. How management responds can make all the difference in maintaining positive morale and keeping employees engaged. The need for transparency, constant communication and flexibility is paramount during this difficult time.

  • Presented by Emily Franchi - Camico



Covid-19 and its unique challenges for accounting professionals 

This presentation is designed to raise your level of awareness of some of the challenges facing the accounting profession in our new normal. It will cover risk management skills and techniques that every CPA should consider in light of the current pandemic, legal and professional environment.

  • Presented by Duncan Will - Camico




Happy Campers = Happy Customers! 

Is your company culture thriving or dying? You can’t buy employee motivation but non-monetary motivators and impactful incentives can increase employee productivity, engagement, and retention. In this session, you will discover effective ways to boost your company culture, build your brand, and your bottom line from the inside-out! Find out what PowWows, campouts, gameplay, marbles, Fit Donuts, FUNCH, Rhea's 5 R's and so much more are all about!

  • Presented by Rhea Allen - Peppershock Media




How to Build a Culture That Sticks – Even During Times of Big Change

Join Connie Miller, President/CEO of Icon Credit Union, for a candid discussion of the importance of keeping your employees engaged in

  • Shared Values
  • Open & Honest communication
  • Shared Vision




Time Management in Our New Virtual World 

Time management is a challenge during normal times. Throw in a pandemic, swiftly changing working methods, learning the new math so you can teach your child while participating in a zoom meeting and trying to keep the dog quiet – and well, you may soon find yourself running on empty. This presentation will provide tools and techniques to help you balance the clock.

  • Presented by Kip Spittle - Boise State University




Boosting Employees with Great Retirement Benefits 

Studies continue to show that the more positive employees feel about their future and retirement, the more positive they feel about their employer. And, a positive employee is a productive employee.

  • Presented by JP Perryman - Ameriben




Idaho Legislative Update

Join Ken McClure, Partner with Givens Pursley for a discussion of the highlights of developments in the 2021 Idaho legislative session, with emphasis on how they affect businesses in general and the accounting profession in particular. 

  • Presented by Ken McClure – Givens Pursley

(this date is subject to change based on legislative session)