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September 2018 Newsletter

Dear GTC IFMA members,

Last month our Chapter sponsored one of my favorite annual events: our Committee Member Appreciation Party.  Over 50 hard-working GTC members gathered to celebrate volunteerism at Travinia Italian Kitchen in Morrisville. The event is a small token of how grateful we are to those of you who donate your time to keep our membership “extremely engaged”.

Being an active participant on a committee is undoubtably, the best way to get to know your fellow IFMA GTC members on a more personal basis.  There is a volunteer opportunity available to suit everyone’s time and talents!  Here is a brief description of our GTC committees:

Do you enjoy coordinating fund-raising activities as well as helping others? Our Community Outreach Committee works with a wide variety of local groups to support several worthy causes.  The fund raisers are typically paired with a social event or activity.  The next beneficiary is the SPCA of Wake County on 9/27/18. 

Do you receive compliments on your organizational skills and ability to handle details (and/or you LOVE parties)?  Our Networking and Events Committee plans the location, refreshments, theme and infrastructure of all IFMA GTC-sponsored events.  They’re the folks that bring us our awesome Membership Appreciation event each November at The Angus Barn!

Are you passionate about Facility Management education? Our Professional Development Committee works to provide educational opportunities to earn the CFM, FMP, and SFP professional designations.  They also coordinate various scholarship opportunities for the Chapter. The group has facilitated the professional designations of over 40 of our current members and is working on providing their second FMP class (in a series of four) this year.

Are you secretly editing our publications (I’m guilty of this myself)?  We’ve re-established our Communications Committee to review our published materials, from CVENT invitations to the monthly newsletter.  The goal is to ensure that our messages to membership are clear, concise, and consistent.

Are you outgoing and you like to meet new people?  Our Membership Committee may be a perfect fit for you.  It’s their friendly faces you see when you pick up your name tags at our meetings and events.  They provide support to our new members and coordinate New Member Orientation sessions several times each year.

Do you like keeping up with current trends in the Facility Management world? Our Programs Committee researchs topics for our luncheon meetings and Professionals Only educational events, find the local (sometimes not-so-local) experts and coordinate our speakers and their presentations.  Our next luncheon meeting is October 17th.

Are you a “scratch” golfer?  No?  Well, that’s not actually a requirement!  Our Golf Committee coordinates the annual Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament.  Proceeds from the tournament enable our
Chapter to award scholarships to deserving students that have chosen to continue their education in a Facility Management-related field.  The day of the tournament is the main time commitment…and it’s a fun way to get involved! The 2019 date has been set for April 23.

To get more out of your IFMA membership, be part of the TEAM of your choice.  We appreciate you!  Visit our website today and let us know where you think you would best fit in!

Cris Karasek
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 The World Workplace Committee has been busy planning some wonderful events that will be happening at WWP in October in Charlotte.  We are only a month away!

  • The Carolina Chapters will have a booth on the Expo Floor with a real Nascar race car in the booth along with local beer.  Thanks to our WWP sponsors:    Bland Landscaping, Piedmont Service Group, SBM, Scotties, The Budd Group, EDS, FM360, FM:System’s, Magic Murals
  • The Foundation Event is on Tuesday night with multiple fundraising events.  You do have to pay for this event, but the fee goes to a good cause to support the growth of our industry.  It is a fun event with many chances to win prizes including gift cards, wine, and beer and bid on auction items.
  • The Charlotte Chapter is hosting a social event “WWP Blues, Schmooze and BBQ” for all 5 Carolina Chapters at the Triple C Barrel Room!  If you have already registered, you should have received an invite from the Charlotte Chapter. 
  • We are coordinating a tour for just our Chapter members attending the conference. More details are below in the newsletter!

 There are a lot of opportunities to come and join in on the fun.  We are looking for volunteers to help with some of the events!  Please reach out to Connie Drake if interested in learning more. 

If you haven’t registered there is still time!  REGISTER HERE



John McAdams

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The Community Outreach Committee invites you to join our membership on Thursday, September 27th for a fun Bingo for Bones Music Bingo and Cornhole Event to benefit the SPCA of Wake County!  
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Where:  Carolina Alehouse-Cary, 2240 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27518
When:  3:00PM-6:00PM

1) Please SIGN UP for the event in CVENT so the Community Outreach Committee will have a headcount. 
2) The cost to attend is $20.00 through a direct DONATION to the SPCA of Wake County. 
3) Bring an item to fill the truck as an additional donation of food, collars/leashes, or other pet supplies.


Special thanks to RoofWerks and Ecoscape Solutions Group for sponsoring this event.  If you would like to join these 2 great companies in sponsoring this event, please SPONSOR here!



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Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA Members….We are bringing back the Joint Networking Event to mix and mingle with members from AIA Triangle, CoreNet Global, ULI, BOMA, NAIOP, IREM, Triangle CREW, CMAA, CCIM, and SMPS. 

The event is Thursday, September 20th.  Preregistration cost is only $30.00 which includes appetizers and two drink tickets.  Registration deadline is Monday, September 17th!  Please note:  Choose GUEST REGISTRATION to register  on the CoreNet website, and pay your $30.00 via credit card in advance of the event deadline. 

 Guest Joint Event

LOCATION:  Citrix, 120 S West St, Raleigh, NC  27603
TIME:  5:00PM-7:30PM

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The Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA presents annual awards to those who distinguish themselves by exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and sustained support of the Greater Triangle Chapter and the Facilities Profession.

The Chapter is currently accepting nominations for the following categories through Survey Monkey:
Professional Member of the Year 
Associate Member of the Year 
Rookie of the Year 
Committee Member of the Year 
Sponsor of the Year 

Nominations are due by Friday, September 14, 2018!  SURVEY LINK

Please help recognize members you feel have gone above and beyond! Awards will be presented at the Chapter Appreciation Event on November 8th. 

Just before the kick-off of World Workplace in Charlotte, NC, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is hosting a Production Facility & Warehouse Tour of Snyder Production Center for the IFMA Carolinas Chapters. Capacity is limited to 15 so register soon to reserve your space.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Snyder Production Center - 4901 Chesapeake Dr. Charlotte, NC 28216
Contact Erika Zaharis to Register!
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In a multi-floor, multi-tenant office building, a private stairwell built between 2 floors occupied by 1 tenant is:
A. Part of the building's common area

B. Part of the tenant's rentable area
C. Part of the tenant's usable area
D. Part of the floor's common area

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Answers to CFM Question:   B


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