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Upcoming Events: February 2017 Newsletter
President's Message


It is the time again when you start to think about the year ahead and what you want to accomplish.  You start to set targets to strive for.  Here is a rule of thumb wh
en you are making your goals.  Make them SMART so you can know when you have succeeded. 

  • Be SPECIFIC with what you want to accomplish.
  • Have some way of MEASURING your success.
  • Make sure everyone involved AGREES
  • Be REALISTIC when setting your goal and set a TIMEFRAME; keep in mind your other commitments.

SMART Goals   goals
Connie Drake, CFM - Little
President 2016-2017


8- Monthly Meeting


Monthly Meeting

15- Community Outreach March
Madness Bracket Challenge

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Past Meeting Review
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FM Corner
Internet of Things Presents
Unmanageable Security Risks
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February Monthly Meeting Reminder

This is a final reminder to register for the February 8th monthly meeting that begins at 11:30AM at Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham/Research Triangle, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC.

 John Rimer, CFM, President of FM360, LLC

Presentation:  More Than Glorified Janitors – Selling the Value of Facilities Management 

Description: Facility departments are always competing for funding and having to justify their costs, leaving many under-funded and under-staffed.  They act as modern-day MacGyvers trying to resolve the decline of aging systems and the increase of operational demands.  This lack of resources and seeming disconnect with management perpetuates the costly firefighting cycle in which many organizations find themselves.  In this session, we will discuss how to sell the value of facilities at all levels so that you can get the resources you and your team need. 






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IFMA Advocacy Success
by Michael O'Brien, CFM

After many years of effort and your support, the President signed into law in December legislation that is a direct result of our advocacy efforts and your support.

Both Tom Carper and Jeff Denham have been strong proponents for the improvement of management of federal property.  At one of our advocacy days they were both preparing to speak to our group and they decided to align on this issue and now it is law.

The Federal Property Management Reform Act of 2016 requires agencies to maintain up-to-date inventory of the property it owns, provides for increased co-location opportunities for federal agencies with the Postal Service, and establishes a Federal Real Property Council to develop uniform guidance for agency property managers to follow and share best practices in property management among agencies.

Further actions will include property disposition as well as training opportunities which are both areas in which IFMA would like to assist.

Carper Legislation to Improve Management of Federal Property Becomes Law


GTC of IFMA 2017 Facility Fusion Scholarship

Facility Fusion is all about focus — on your unique needs as a facility manager, on your concerns in supporting particular facility types, and on your career goals and objectives.

Your facilities.

  • In-depth education focused on your unique FM needs.
  • Practical solutions to address every FM challenge.

Your career.

  • Essential leadership development.
  • Guaranteed professional connections.

Always our focus.

  • IFMA’s focus is on enhancing FM careers worldwide.
  • IFMA has been the leader in advancing the FM practice for 35 years.

IFMA Facility Fusion is designed to meet specific professional development needs for every FM. From day-to-day operations and soft management skills, to advanced sustainability and workplace strategies, we’ve got you covered.

On behalf of the Professional Development Committee, the Triangle Chapter is offering $2,000 scholarships to Facility Fusion.

More information on: 
Facility Fusion 2017
Scholarship Application

Applications must be submitted to IFMA Chapter Administrator Candi McDowell by February 15, 2017.


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GTC of IFMA 2017 March Madness Bracket Challenge Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE for the Community Outreach March Madness Bracket Challenge on March 16th! Come socialize, watch basketball, play cornhole, and enter the March Madness Bracket Challenge to benefit the Boys and Girls Club!

The event will be held Thursday, March 16th 2017, from 2:00PM- 7:00PM..  Registration and more details are coming your way.  

AfterHours Social Sponsorships are also available for this event at $300.00!
This allows your company to provide branded giveaways at the event!   
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Mike Bradley Memorial
IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament 

TOURNAMENT DATE:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017

1:00PM Shotgun Start with 11:00AM Registration

LOCATION:  Lochmere Golf Club, 2511 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27518

Both player and sponsorship registration will open on Wednesday, March 1st at 9:00AM in CVENT for the upcoming golf tournament!

Members will receive two CVENT invitations in your email - one to register for twosomes and one for sponsorships. 

1) No company will be allowed to register for more than a foursome.  
2) While registering your twosomes (if you wish to register for a foursome, you would register for 2 twosomes), please include the player names and handicaps if available.
3) If you are an IFMA Annual Sponsor and receive a twosome or foursome, you do not need to register them in CVENT, but please send your player names and handicaps to Todd Taintor.

  CFM Question
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. Development 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  

Answers to CFM Question:   C


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