Plus, your next flight is brought to you by 3D printing
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Business & Industry eNews
APRIL 23, 2019
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Survey of the Month
Survey of the Month Results
Spring marks the start of Minnesota's construction season. As interstate lanes decrease, so, too, does our patience for the infamous zipper merge. Weigh in on how you feel about this Minnesota law.
I love it! If we all embraced the zipper merge, there'd be no issue.
54%
Meh. It's nice in theory but never works in practice.
26%
Ugh. It drives me wild. Wait your turn, people.
12%
*&^%$*&.
8%
News and Resources
News & Resources
CPA candidates: Notice to Schedule delays
MNCPA alert
NASBA is experiencing delays in issuing the Notice to Schedule (NTS) to CPA exam candidates. Those experiencing delays should contact the Minnesota Board of Accountancy for assistance.
ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
U.S., global rulemakers differ over 'earnings before bad stuff'
Bloomberg News
Tailored accounting metrics -- often used by companies to play up income while playing down expenses -- are getting a second look both in the U.S. and abroad. But are the two sides united in their efforts? Not so much.
C-SUITE
The edgy life of a cannabis company CFO
NPR
Are the pressures of your job weighing you down? This CFO's daily to-do's -- and the armed guards that come with them -- provide perspective.
Meet the lean CFO
Industry Week
Often, the likelihood of a manufacturing company successfully implementing lean hinges on one person's buy-in. Who could that be? Look in the mirror, my friend.
FRAUD
Scammers target ACH transactions
CFO
Check and wire fraud are so 2018. Today's trendy fraudsters have moved on to swindling via automated clearinghouse transactions.
HUMAN RESOURCES
Top considerations for employment agreements
Larry Morgan, MAIR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, GPHR
Contract negotiations can be difficult, lengthy and, at times, costly. But, with a well-designed employment agreement, you're able to reduce or eliminate litigation and prolonged issues.

Dive deep into this topic during HR expert Larry Morgan's upcoming HR webinar -- Navigating Employment, Severance, Non-Compete Agreements -- on May 14.
Don't wait until you feel good about a firing
TLNT
A bad hire rarely becomes a good employee. Termination may be painful, but don't mask the pain any longer. Rip that Band-Aid off and move on.
JUST FOR FUN
Not dead yet: 10 manufacturers of obsolete products
Industry Week
Get ready to wax nostalgic for this list of outdated objects that have managed to remain in mass production.
LEADERSHIP
Improving your culture must be an obsession
Chief Executive
Company culture built on flashy office furniture alone is about as stable as that pingpong table nobody uses. Real culture change only happens by pulling people together.
MANAGEMENT
The barriers to enhanced risk oversight
Journal of Accountancy
Sure, enterprise risk management sounds great on paper. But in practice? A recent survey points to where improvements could be made.
TECHNOLOGY
Your next flight is brought to you by 3D printing
Bloomberg
Like the cotton gin and assembly line, 3D printing is on track to change the face of manufacturing. Industrial giants have embraced the shift. Will your company follow suit?
Upcoming Events
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Special Interest Section: Women
7:30 - 9 a.m. | Brookview Golden Valley
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Business & Industry Advisory Council
7:30 - 9 a.m. | MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: Media relations
MAY
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CPE
(CPE Savers) Employer's Handbook: Health Care, Retirement and Fringe Benefit Tax Issues
8:30 a.m. - noon | Bloomington | 4 CPE
MAY
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MNCPA Technology Conference
8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. | Bloomington | 16 CPE
MAY
22
Business & Industry Member Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | McCormick's Pub, Wayzata
MAY
30
FASB Update for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses: A Practical Implementation Guide
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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Nominations sought for Business & Industry Member Award
Corporate CPAs mean business. Every day, they go above and beyond to ensure their companies operate at peak performance. Know of a CFO, controller or other corporate CPA who excels in their field? Tell us more!
Nomination deadline: May 17

Nominate a corporate CPA today!
	
MBAC19
Here today, there tomorrow
25th Annual MNCPA Management & Business Advisers Conference (MBAC19)
June 13-14 | Minneapolis

Future-proof your company -- and your career -- at MBAC19. Choose from more than 50 sessions designed to help you successfully take on whatever the future brings, from economic uncertainty, hiring challenges and technology advancements to new tax rules, security risks and more.

Register by May 17 to save $100!

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Meet the author
Anne Janotta Erickson
Senior business & industry marketing coordinator
Recognition Dinner Anne
Who has two thumbs and loves a good party? This lady. So, you better believe my calendar is blocked for the Spring Recognition Dinner on May 30. Are you a new CPA? Join us. Work with a new CPA? Join them. The more, the merrier!
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