Affiliate Happenings for May, 2017

Chapter Happenings for May, 2017
Thanks to Mike Maetz, Sr. recruiter and owner of Maetz Consulting, LLC whose core business is staffing services with a focus in IT, Sales and Accounting and helping companies to identify and qualify top talent for their hiring needs.

Mike provided his insights on using LinkedIn as a robust search tool for personal and professional searching including searching other organizations (ie vendors), industry news, and company updates.

Mike provided a live demo of LinkedIn and provided examples of using LinkedIn to network and communicate with other companies.

Were you able to attend the Georgia Logistics Summit? Last week at the Georgia World Congress Center? ISM-Atlanta made a generous contribution toward the Meet & Greet for the benefit of all ISM-ATL members who were subsequently invited to attend at no charge!  Approximately 70+ professionals, including recruiters, attended this networking event! It was a great opportunity to meet individuals from around the state who are involved in supply management and logistics.

Member Spotlight
This month we we’d like to spotlight fellow member Elba Pareja-Gallagher and her organization ShowMe50.  
ShowMe50 was founded my Elba and its mission is to provide a platform to engage individuals in actions that level the playing field for women. Their vision is to achieve 50% women in senior leadership positions in corporate America… one corporation at a time. The solution requires influencing companies to change corporate cultures, policies and practices known to limit women’s advancement. The good news is that it’s a two-gender solution. Both women and men benefit from transparency and a level playing field. Individuals are encouraged to actively collaborate with their companies to inform and implement a culture of gender equality that leads to the achievement of 50% women in senior leadership positions in corporate America; hence the name ShowMe50.  To learn more about this organization, visit their website at The website is a wealth of information! You can also follow their LinkedIn company page and their twitter handle @ShowMe50org. Perhaps you might want to volunteer as a ShowMe50 Ambassador and lead the ShowMe50 change movement inside your company or attend the next ShowMe50 Lean In Circle evening meeting in Sandy Springs.


Membership Renewal:
Is your membership status current?  Check your status at

Career Coaching: 
Are you or your employer hiring? Submit a posting at our website at or submit to [email protected]

If you are looking for help with your resume and need objective advice, contact us at: [email protected]

Upcoming Events
June 8th: ISM Atlanta Summer Mixer We’re holding our next meeting at Naughty Soda/Ironmonger Brewing. It’s one of Atlanta’s newest breweries located right off I-75 on Delk Road in Marietta, GA. Naughty Soda/Ironmonger Brewing brews craft beers as well as alcoholic sodas. For the soda lover there’s Sun Tea, Strawberry Lemon, or Toasted Marshmellow. For the beer connoisseur, sample a selection of IPAs, pilsners, porters, and wheat bier. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the facility and get the inside scoop on supply management in the beverage industry.  Dinner will be served buffet style! Attendees will receive a pint glass to take home as proof of their attendance! Registration is $25.00. Register now!

 See you at Ironmonger at 2129 Northwest Parkway SE, Suite 105 Marietta, Georgia.



ISM2017 at Disney World in Orlando. ISM2017, the Institute for Supply Management's® (ISM®) annual conference, got underway Sunday, May 21 with more than 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals making their way to Walt Disney World in sunny Orlando, Fla. If you are attending the conference, please share your stories at the next affiliate meeting in June.



January 2017 Print

Calendar of Events

Mentor Program:
As noted during January’s meeting, ISM-Atlanta is ramping its mentorship program and will be looking for volunteers from our local chapter. Local universities to be part of the program include Kennesaw State, Clark-Atlanta, and Clayton State. More details to follow in the upcoming weeks for Don Sabbarese, our Director for College Outreach.

Our chapter is also planning to participate in a career fair this spring at one of the local universities. Volunteering to the man the booth is another way to earn CEUs.

Career Coaching:
Looking for your next opportunity? Check for current job postings under “JOBS”.
Employers are also welcome to submit postings.

If you are looking for help with your resume and need objective advice, contact us at: [email protected]

If you hadn’t read the January/February 2017 issue of Inside Supply Management you’ll find an interesting article on career development titled “Building a Sound Development Plan for your Career”. You can read the article at

ISM Certification:
If you are considering the CPSM® (Certified Professional in Supply Management®) to enhance your marketability, remember our Atlanta chapter maintains a library of text books, diagnostic kits and video tapes that are available to all current members in good standing. The library includes…

  •         ISM Professional Series - Volume 1, The Foundation of Supply Management
  •         ISM Professional Series - Volume 2, Effective Supply Management Performance
  •         ISM Professional Series - Volume 3, Leadership in Supply Management
  •         CPSM® Exam 1 Study Guide - A study tool for the CPSD ™ designation
  •         And the recently added "CPSM Exam Prep for Supply Professionals for the ISM CPSM        qualification" by Scott R. Sturzl, CPSM, CPSD, CPM, APP

 For contact information, click “Library” from the menu.

Upcoming Events:
January 24th: Technology Association of Georgia Logistics Technology Summit
February 9th:  Monthly Chapter Meeting, Speaker: Jeff Burke
May 21st-24th:  ISM2017 at Disney World in Orlando 

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