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NACM was founded in 1896 to promote good laws for sound credit, protect businesses against fraudulent debtors, improve the interchange of credit information, develop better credit practices and methods, and establish a code of ethics. Education and research programs illustrate NACM’s awareness of the complex needs of credit management today.  Membership in an NACM-affiliated credit association includes membership in the National Association.  Members of NACM are credit and financial executives.

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Credit & Financial Development Division. A CFDD Chapter is a group of credit professionals organized with a focus on education, networking and professional support for employees of member firms of the National Association of Credit Management.  Membership enhances professional status while promoting attainment of educational goals, business contacts, networking opportunities and leadership development.

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The CMI is created from a monthly survey of U.S. credit and collections professionals. The results reflect the entire cycle of commercial business transactions, providing an accurate, predictive benchmarking tool.

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The mission of the Seattle CFDD Chapter is to promote the profession of credit management through education, networking and member support.

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Review the Bookstore to find out about available publications, request information on the National Certification program, calendar of National upcoming events and more.

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The mission of the NACM Credit and Financial Development Division shall be to promote active interest in the Credit and Financial profession, to develop and market educational programs that are vital to the development of the effective professional, and to be a viable force within the NACM network.

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The NACM Resource Library is a quick and easy way to research the most current information on business credit topics using a variety of NACM resources.

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The NACM Resource Library is a quick and easy way to research the most current information on business credit topics using a variety of NACM resources.

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The Credit Research Foundation is an independent, non-profit, member-run organization, consisting of a dynamic community of like-minded business professionals with a vested interest in improving and fostering the field of business-2-business credit while focusing on the practices and technologies of the discipline. Great reference site!

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Helpful State and Government Links

Alaska Secretary of State
Search the State of Alaska’s corporation database for a business entity.

Washington Secretary of State
Search the State of Washington’s corporation database for a business entity.

Washington State Business Licensing Service
Search for business licenses issued through the Washington State Business Licensing Service.

Washington Department of Revenue
Lookup business information.

Washington Department of Labor & Industries
Be an informed credit professional and use these tools to be sure you’re working with a registered contractor who has a valid bond and insurance.

Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs (DCCA)
Search the State of Hawaii’s corporation database for a business entity & documents.

Idaho Secretary of State
Search the State of Idaho’s corporation database for a business entity.

Oregon Secretary of State
Search the State of Oregon’s corporation database for a business entity.

Delaware Division of Corporation
Search the State of Delaware’s corporation database for a business entity.

Secretary of State Websites
Other secretaries of state

Domestic Business Credit Resources

American Bankruptcy Institute 
Includes a news section providing bankruptcy news headlines from newspapers, press releases and other sources, plus a bankruptcy library section, a section on legislative news, conferences, and a list of attorneys certified by ABBC.

EDGAR Filings from the SEC
All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR.  Anyone can access and download this information for free. This site allows you to retrieve publicly available filings submitted to the SEC.

Wall Street Journal Interactive
Includes business news which can be tailored to fit your interests, company news and reports.

Commercial Law League of America (CLLA)
Includes free pamphlets, information about CLLA, CLLA Member Search, Collections information, Bankruptcy information, online discussions, and a Members Only section.

US Bankruptcy Code
Full text of the US Bankruptcy Code. Posted by the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University.

International Business Credit Resources

AsiaOne 
Business information, mainly from Singapore, and Asian news sources.

Export Import Bank of the United States
Publications, newsletters, jobs, country information, programs.

International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of trade laws and agreements.  ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.

Legal Information Institute
LII is a not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost.  The LII website provides information on Foreign & International Law as well as US Law.  Posted by Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute.

Centre for International Trade
CIT is a member organization established with the objectives to improve, facilitate and expand international trade.  CIT’s website provides links to international trade information, a discussion forum, resources, and a free International Trader newsletter.

The Federation of International Trade Associations
The FITA provides useful links for International trade.

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Includes guides to the Japanese market, potential importers database, trade fairs, cyber showcase for housing and building materials, business support center, and senior trade advisors.