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15 - Member Orientation & Get  
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Monthly Meeting

15 - March Madness Bracket
Challenge and Cornhole to 
Benefit the Boys & Girls Club

12 - Professional Only Event
Followed by Annual Sponsor

February 2018 Newsletter
President's Message

Did you know that the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA provides the largest single IFMA Foundation education scholarship in the United States? – just one of the things we learned at our last meeting!  Everyone enjoyed the energy in the room during our January meeting at the Mayton Inn.  It was both an interesting venue and informative program.  

March Madness will be upon us soon!  Join the Chapter in support of the Boys and Girls Clubs and have some fun.  The event includes brackets, a corn hole tournament and a social – be active and support our local community!

Robert Sunukjian
President 2017-2018

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February 2018 Member Orientation and Get to Know the Committees Event


Come learn how to get more involved in the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA on February 15th at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe at our Member Orientation and Get to Know the Committees Event! 

All members are invited to enjoy food and drinks with the Chapter Membership and learn more about the committees that are making the Chapter successful.  

This is your opportunity to engage and join a committee, have fun, and develop meaningful personal and professional relationships.  

When and Where
Thursday, February 15th from 
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, 505 West Jones Street, 1st Level, Raleigh, NC 27603





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March 2018 Monthly Meeting

Save the Date for the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA's March 14th luncheon at 11:30AM at Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC on the Roadmap to Leadership.


TITLE: The FM Compass:  Roadmap to Leadership

DESCRIPTION: The FM Professional of the Future is a leadership based FM who is a part of the ownership's C-Suite, who speaks the language of the owner, and who can dramatically increase value.  The FM of the Future must operate in an environment of automation, information systems, and high performance.  The FM Professional will have to be able to identify and utilize the expertise of the FM associates.  All stakeholders will create transparency, use the language of metrics, and minimize the humanistic concepts of decision making and control of others.  This "FM of the Future" model has been tested for the past 25 years with very high performance.  The FM of the Future also includes the ability to increase the value and quality of life for all stakeholders.  It also is a portal to the next generation FMs who do not have the time or experience of the FMs of today.

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM



GTC of IFMA 2018 Facility Fusion Scholarship
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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 Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA is offering a $2,000 scholarship to Facility Fusion. 

More information on: 
Facility Fusion 2018
Scholarship Application

Applications must be submitted to IFMA Chapter Administrator Candi McDowell by Wednesday, February 14, 2018.


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GTC of IFMA 2018 March Madness Bracket Challenge

Please join us for the Community Outreach March Madness Bracket Challenge on March 15th! 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 15th 2018 from 2:00PM- 6:00PM at the Carolina Alehouse- Crossroads Cary, 2240 Walnut Street, Cary, NC.

Thanks to Diversified for being a sponsor!
Social Event and Cornhole Tournament Prize Sponsorships are available for at $300.00!  This allows your company to provide branded giveaways at the event!   Sponsor Here
$20.00 minimum donation is required for your first bracket and $10.00 for each additional bracket.  Once you donate, you will receive a link to the online bracket site to fill in your bracket. Brackets will be accepted through 10:00AM on March 15th.

March Madness Bracket Winner Prizes
1st Place:  $300
2nd Place:  $200
3rd Place:  $100


Also bring your "A" game for the Cornhole Tournament with prizes for 1st and 2nd place!  Please sign up and donate 
$10.00 per two person team to participate in the Cornhole Tournament.  $10.00 cash will also be accepted at the event.  These funds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club as well.

   Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament 

TOURNAMENT DATE:  Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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 7th 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 Committee Chair Todd Taintor.

GTC of IFMA Professional Only Member Event & Social
Prof Only 2018


3:30pm to 4:00pm - Registration
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Presenter Dr. Michael O'Neill on Pursuit of Happiness in the Workplace
5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception

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This event is for Professional Members of IFMA only. You can register one additional professional guest under your invitation. Please do not forward the invitation to others as this is a private event.  If you need assistance registering your guest, please contact our Chapter Administrator.  

Date:  Thursday, April 12, 2018

Location: The StateView Hotel, 2451 Alumni Drive, Raleigh, NC  27606

Time:  3:30PM-7:00PM

  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 of 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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Answers to CFM Question:   C


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