By Michelle Robin, Chief Career Brand Officer, Brand Your Career

At the bottom of your résumé do you have a list of organizations you’re a member of? How many of those organizations do you actually serve on a committee or sit on the board? As professionals we all inherently know belonging to industry associations has benefits for our career, but how many of you take an active role by volunteering?

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As with all membership organizations, one of CADM’s top objectives is member engagement.  With a diverse membership throughout Chicagoland, CADM faces unique challenges with achieving this goal.

But on August 19th, the membership came together to celebrate CADM’s 60th Anniversary at the Annual Meeting. We celebrated an incredible milestone but more importantly we honored our incredibly hardworking, smart and generous member base and exchanged ideas amongst member about how we can make the organization stronger.

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Dear CADM Members,

Last month, we had a board retreat to study and discuss the quintessential CADM.  We agreed that our association’s strengths include the Tempo Awards and the Basic Course and in the course of our conversations we uncovered a very important piece of information: Our supportive local community is considered exceptional and is extremely important to our members.

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