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. " 

September President's Message

"The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance." - Nathaniel Branden

Hello Cutting Edge Members,

It is hard to believe that we are getting closer to the fall season and as expected, we started seeing changes in our surroundings. In that same way, we are experiencing changes around us in our organization. Since IAAP has completed the timeline for the restructuration, you should have a more clear vision of the changes that are coming and when all changes should be completed.

Now is time to move forward, keeping an open mind about the changes coming, being optimistic and supportive of your chapter and division while all of us go through the transition. As I mentioned last month, keep participating in meetings, in person or through webinars, at the end the benefit will be for you. For the latest updates on the changes coming go to the IAAP’s Blog for more details.

The Cutting Edge Chapter will continue keeping you informed of additional details as soon as we get them and will keep offering educational programs that help you enrich your professional and personal life.

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

Best Regards from the Sunshine State,

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


Please join us for our October 2014 Meeting!

Join the Cutting Edge Chapter on Wednesday, October 8, at 6:00 pm MT/7:00 pm CT/8:00 pm ET as we learn about Secret Tech Weapons for Administrative Professionals! Please note that this webinar will be 90 minutes in length.

How DO They Do That? Secret Tech Weapons for Administrative Professionals

What if you could whip up a graphic to brand your business in minutes? Or schedule a meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or create a dazzling multimedia video for your boss before lunchtime?

And what if you could pull all this off without spending a dime?

Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Author Beth Ziesenis, to discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to create professional quality graphics, make meetings run smoothly and wow your boss. This high-energy session will give you 30+ tools that will leave people asking, "How DO they do that?" 

  • Create share-worthy social media content
  • Discover technology to bring your office and virtual teams together
  • Become a leader in the office with efficient (and cool) productivity tools

Please plan to join us for an evening of great education! One Recertification Point will be awarded to members who attend and complete the short quiz that will be sent after the webinar is over.

Because the Cutting Edge Chapter achieved the Chapter of Excellence designation for 2013-2014, this webinar is being offered for no charge! Yes, you read that correctly - this program will be FREE for all attendees!

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

Register for our upcoming meeting below!

Click Here to Register for the October 8, 2014 Webinar

2013-2014 IAAP Chapter of Excellence


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CWM Division PartyLite Fundraiser

The CWM Division is having a PartyLite Fundraiser until October 1 to assist in funding the Fall Conference. Please consider purchasing a candle or two to help them reach their goal of $1,000.

Updated IAAP Revitalization Timeline

View the updated timeline for the revitalization of IAAP


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