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    September 2021 Meeting: Speaker - Cindy Whitmer

    Date: September 14, 2021, 11:45am
    Jayhawk SHRM Board
    In-Person: Maceli's Banquet Hall - 1031 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS 66044

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    September Chapter Luncheon

    Speaker: Cindy Whitmer "Using the Success Principles in a Corporate Setting"

    Cindy D. Whitmer, a.k.a. “The Confidence Coach,” is the Founder & CEO of “The Inspiration Center, LLC,” a company designed to support people in creating their unique definition of success & happiness personally & professionally. With over 30 years of experience coaching & counseling people in all ages & stages of life, Ms. Whitmer has also facilitated countless workshops, hundreds of speaking engagements, & authored two books. Authentic & approachable, Ms. Whitmer calls on her own story of transformation to encourage those she serves as well. Having built her confidence higher than ever while anchoring her life in an even deeper faith & trust in her intuition, she relishes the opportunity to help others do the same. Learn more at ***

    Diversity Spotlight: Fahteema Parrish

    Fahteema Parrish is a Kansas City native. She is the Founder and President of Parrish and Sons Construction company, a 100% minority women-owned construction company. Fahteema’s drive to own her own construction company stemmed from a young age where she watched her parents run and operate their own HVAC business. Growing up she got to see both aspects of running a successful company, watching her father do property inspections and field work while also watching her mother handle the abundant accounting aspects. Watching the success of her parents motivated her to take the skills she learned and run with them.

    Before jumping straight into the construction industry Fahteema spent about 20 years in the Technology Industry learning skills such as computer programming, systems analysis, design & process innovation. This helped her when she ventured into the construction industry where she built her foundation for Parrish & Sons Construction through completing her OSHA 30,  CDL and completed various accelerated Construction Management Programs which consisted of JEDunn Minority Development Program, Turner School of Construction Management, Next Stage KC & Kansas City Strategic Partnership Program with CWC & Edgemoor, and UMKC Growth Elevation Lab. After completing such achievements Parrish & Sons Construction LLC was founded on January 28th, 2015.

    When asked, “What is your ultimate goal and vision for Parrish & Sons?” Fahteema stated, “I want to build a solid foundation for my company that way I can bring my sons into it; they can have something to continue passing on down for generations in the future and continue serving the community”.  Within the next 5-10 years Fahteema plans on having a fully functional headquarters, three equipment yards in the KC area, a Denver location, Iowa & Nebraska projects, multi-year service-based contracts, federal, state, local, county projects, and to have obtained an 8A certification.

    What sets Parrish & Sons Construction apart from other companies is that they are truly and honestly 100% women owned and operated, the women are qualified in more ways than one like having the ability to go out into the field operate machinery and heavy equipment whilst being able to run the back office to lead the Executive Team simultaneously.


    Maceli's Banquet Hall - 1031 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS 66044 **Parking is available on the street and in the parking garage one block north.


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