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December 2017 Newsletter
President's Message

I want to take this opportunity to thank our Chapter membership for the very strong showing at our Membership Appreciation Event that was recently held at the Angus Barn Pavilion.  It was a great evening of camaraderie in a very comfortable environment.  Our team that works throughout the year in developing these events was very pleased to see so many of our members take time out of their busy schedules to join us.  Speaking for the Chapter, I would like to say thank you to our sponsors for their strong support which allows events like this to be possible!

Looking forward to seeing our Chapter response to the Toys for Tots Drive, which is now in full swing.  If each member gives this some thought, we can truly make a difference in bringing a bit of joy to children in need this holiday season.  We are collecting toys through several donation boxes as below:

Diversified Audio Visual, 300 Perimeter Park Dr. Suite A, Morrisville, NC 27560
2) Q2, 4324 S Alston Avenue, Durham, NC  27723
3) GreenView Partners, 5909 Triangle Drive, Raleigh, NC  27617
4) Bond Brothers, 202 E Cedar Street, Cary, NC  27511

We will have a truck to collect all boxes and additional toys at our Wednesday, December 13th luncheon meeting at the Embassy Suites in Cary. 

Season’s Greetings! 

Robert Sunukjian
President 2017-2018



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2018 Luncheon Prepay Is Open!

You are invited to prepay for the 2018 Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA luncheon meetings at a cost of $120.00.  Due to changes in programming, we have only planned for 4 luncheons in 2018.  This is a great way to not have to remember to register as you will automatically be signed up in CVENT!  Also you will only have to submit one expense report to your company. 

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Final Call for the December Monthly Meeting

This is the final call to register for the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA's December 13th luncheon at 11:30AM at Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC  27513 on generational differences in the workplace.

Speaker:  Dr. Jolene Erlacher  BIO

Title: Understanding and Maximizing Generational Differences and Strengths

Description: An essential workshop that provides an overview of the core characteristics, values and needs of the different generations represented in our society today. Millennials (ages 22-36) have now surpassed Baby Boomers as the majority of the workforce in America. They bring with them unique expectations, perspectives and needs. Often differences in work ethic, communication styles, and measurements of success result in frustration and misunderstanding. This workshop provides valuable insights into generational strengths and differences, and insights into navigating them effectively!

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Do not forget to bring a new and unwrapped toy for children ages 0-16 or your collection box for our Toys for Tots drive!  



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2017 Chapter Appreciation Awards

Congratulations to the winners of our Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA 2017 Awards. The winners were honored November 9th at our Annual Chapter Appreciation event!

Associate Member
Michael MacDonagh - EDS

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Rookie of the Year
Hardik Raval - The Flying Locksmiths

Hardik Raval
Professional Member
Ed Boyle - Highwoods

Ed Boyle

Committee Member
Angel Bond - JLL

Angel Bond

Sponsor of the Year
Piedmont Service Group

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  January 2018 Monthly Meeting

Save the Date for the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA's next monthly meeting 
featuring a Chapter Update and Presentation from the IFMA Foundation on Making FM the Career of Choice to be held on January 10th at 11:30AM at the Mayton Inn, 301 S. Academy Street in downtown CaryThere is both street parking and free valet parking for this event!

IFMA Foundation Speaker:  Jeffery J. Tafel, CAE Bio

Description:  The FM profession is facing a talent gap with more practitioners exiting the profession (primarily by retirement) than those choosing FM as their chosen profession.  The IFMA Foundation is focused on educating all about the FM profession and ensuring the necessary education is in place to bring as many trained and educated FM’s into the profession as possible. 

Learn up-to-the-minute details on the Foundation’s “Global Workforce Initiative” and how Chapters can get involved with high school and community college outreach and exactly what is needed to make FM a Career of Choice in the Greater Triangle region and the state of North Carolina.  Jeff will present on the successes in the Foundation regional pilot locations and how the Foundation supports FM workforce development volunteers.

When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018  from 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Where: The Mayton Inn, 301 S Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511 
*There is on-street parking along with FREE valet service*

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, January 3, 2018


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A building occupant has directed a complaint to the CEO about poor ventilation and lighting. The CEO has asked you to respond directly to the occupant by the next business day.  How would you respond and what mode of communication would you use?

A. Have your building mechanic evaluate the ventilation against ASHRAE standards

B. Hire a lighting consultant to take light meter readings
C. Develop a plan to investigate the problems and outline the appropriate steps in a written memo

D. Ask one of your staff members to visit the individual immediately 

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