Cutting Edge Virtual Chapter Mission Statement
 "To virtually provide educational programs; opportunities for leadership and networking; and support and resources for administrative professionals and business owners to enhance their personal and professional lives. " 

November President's Message

"Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality." – Nikos Kazantzakis

Hello Cutting Edge Members:

I hope that everyone is enjoying the season and is already making plans for the upcoming holidays. It is difficult to believe that we are half way in our journey. We are just 53 days away before 2014 is over.

The IAAP Revitalization is underway and IAAP has released additional information about the Branches and LANs through the latest IAAP Newsletter distributed on November 7th. If anyone is interested in becoming a Branch Advisor, the application is available at IAAP website and will be available from November 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014. For additional information, go the IAAP Members website to read the brochures and get the application.

I also want to thank all members and guests that month by month keep coming back to participate in our meetings and learn from our monthly webinars. We really appreciate you and you are the reason why we are still here. We are working hard to offer you additional programs that will help you enrich your profressional and personal life. We hope you can participate in all of them and get the best out of them.

Do not hesitate to contact me at if you have concerns or suggestions that you want to share with us.

Best Regards,

Norma Elisa Mercado, CAP-OM
2014-2015 President, Cutting Edge Chapter 


Please join us for our January 2015 Meeting!

Join the Cutting Edge Chapter on Wednesday, January 14, at 6:00 pm MT/7:00 pm CT/8:00 pm ET as we learn about "Business Etiquette Across Borders" with IAAP Member Victoria Prestia.

Victoria will teach us the following:

* What is etiquette?
* Why are global etiquette and cultural differences important to us? 
* Tips on what to do and what to avoid.

This presentation will:

* Help you engage in successful global business and social interactions.
* Help you avoid embarrassing mistakes.
* Guide you toward establishing quality relationships and friendships.
* Allow you to learn about various countries heritage, language and culture.

Register now for this informative webinar! One Recertification Point is pending for attending this presentation. 

Register below to attend our program. All IAAP members (regardless of chapter/division) and guests are welcome! 

Register for our upcoming meeting below!

Use the buttons below to register for an educational program, click on the appropriate "Paypal" button next to your membership status that is applicable to you (see descriptions on the Membership page) or going to the Meetings page and using the "PayPal" buttons under the meeting table. 

  Primary Member $5.00 (member of the Cutting Edge Chapter only)

  Dual Member $10.00 (member of other IAAP Chapter AND the Cutting Edge Chapter)

  Guest $15.00 (IAAP members but not a member of the Cutting Edge Chapter)

  Students/Instructors $5.00 (Student or Instructor - first webinar free - see below)

Note to Students/Instructors: The Cutting Edge Chapter offers FREE registration to a first-time Student or Instructor attendee. To take advantage of this opportunity, please email Cutting Edge Chapter Programs Chair Debra Marion at to register.

Registration Notes

  • All program fees include a small processing fee of $.46 to $.76, depending on your registration status.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • You must attend the entire webinar and be signed in for at least 60 minutes to receive a recertification point certificate. 
  • All paid individuals will receive a copy of the recording. 
  • All paid individuals will receive login and registration instructions prior to the webinar. After you make your payment via PayPal, check your e-mail account associated with your PayPal account to receive further instructions regarding "registering" with our webinar software! 

If you are interested in presenting a program for the Cutting Edge Chapter, contact us by completing and submitting the "Contact Us" form! 

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