Last Chance to Participate in the National Payroll Week Contests

Show your support, spirit, and dedication by participating in the 2015 National Payroll Week® Chapter Contests. Make plans with your chapter to celebrate NPW. All winners and participants will receive a certificate and acknowledgment in the January 2016 edition of APA's PAYTECH magazine. Entering the NPW Chapter Contests is simple! Visit the National Payroll Week website and submit the completed Q&A and/or required items to the Chapter Relations Department.

Deadline: September 25, 2015

Don't delay! Visit the website and download the entry forms today. We strongly encourage you to be as detailed as possible in your descriptions and include photos taken at the events. Photos should be attached to the entry in JPEG format.

Questions? Contact the Chapter Relations Department at 210-226-4600.

Chapter President Profile
Wendy Mashburn
Joplin Chapter of Southwest Missouri

By Caren Bennett

As a member of the Joplin Chapter of Southwest Missouri, Wendy Mashburn knew she wanted to get more involved with the chapter.

"I wanted to help them in any way I could!" she explains.

She soon seized the opportunity to become Chapter President and has been serving the chapter since 2014.

Since becoming President, Mashburn has focused on providing members with up-to-date and accurate payroll information, as well as relevant programming. The Joplin Chapter of Southwest Missouri offers monthly meetings with informative guest speakers as well as opportunities for community outreach.

The chapter also holds an annual conference, to which Mashburn has devoted much of her time to planning and organizing.

"It takes a lot of time and effort but is well worth it," Mashburn explains. "I am extremely proud of our conference."

One area of improvement Mashburn has been working on is acquiring new members and growing the chapter. To increase the chapter's exposure, she loves to host gatherings.

"Earlier this year we held a meet and greet at a local restaurant and invited our community to join us for lunch and to learn what our local APA chapter is all about," she says.

This year for National Payroll Week®, the Joplin Chapter of Southwest Missouri has been discussing asking its local newspaper to print a story about it. The chapter also hosts a luncheon for all of its members to celebrate NPW.

Mashburn feels that serving as Chapter President provides an excellent opportunity to network with her peers in the payroll industry.

"It is great to be able to share and also learn payroll skills with all of our members," she says.

Mashburn began her career in payroll 20 years ago as a part-time Payroll Processor. Three years later, she began her career at Baker Davis Roderique CPAs and in 2013 formed Payroll Vault.

"My greatest professional achievement is having become a partner in my company Payroll Vault," Mashburn says. "Payroll can be challenging, but also a very rewarding career."

Her hobbies include spending time with her grandchildren and doing outdoor activities.

Get Publicity, Support
for Your Next Statewide

Is your chapter organizing a Statewide or Regional Meeting? If so, complete the Statewide/Regional Conference Registration Form and submit it to the Chapter Relations Department. Your Statewide or Regional meeting will be advertised on the APA website and PAYTECHonline. Plus, you will receive free promotional materials from the APA.

View the most current list of 2015 Statewide or Regional Conferences.

Receive Free Materials
for Your Chapter Study Group

Register your study group with Chapter Relations today by submitting the Study Group Registration Form and your study group will be advertised on the APA website and in PAYTECHonline. Plus, you will receive free study materials (see form for details).

View the most current list of 2015 Chapter Study Groups.

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