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March 2015 Newsletter

Presidents Message

“Like the warmth of the sun and the light of the day, may the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way” ~an Irish Blessing

Happy March!  March has always been a great month for my family!  We are very fortunate to be celebrating many successes this month in our home, and I hope the good luck extends to you all as well!

I also hope this month brings some much needed sun and warmth to our state.  We have had to cancel two events already now due to snow and ice, hopefully that is behind us now.  As we move into the end of what is our 3rd quarter of our fiscal year, we have some exciting upcoming events ahead.

Our 1st Professional Member Event & Annual Sponsor Reception is coming up on March 19th!  This event is in response to an overwhelming number of requests over the past few years to have a professional member only event.  We are pairing it with an Annual Sponsor reception to thank the Associate members and their companies who give year after year so that we may have events like this.   Also ahead is our Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament on April 29th and we hope to reschedule the Citrix tour in the spring as well.  We are excited to have a paid speaker at our June meeting as well. 

We are eagerly working on finishing this fiscal year strong (ends June 30th) and planning for next year.  Coming out shortly you will see the nominations for next year’s board officers.  These new officers will be sworn in at the June 10th monthly meeting.   We also have our planning session in May and are welcoming new committee members always!  Please let board members know if you are interested in serving on a committee, it’s a great way to meet people and get involved with the planning of chapter events.

Please email Chapter VP Randy Rabon with any comments or concerns you may have regarding your membership.

Thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your president this year, and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can assist in making your IFMA membership better in any way!

Laura Shaw - Jones Lang LaSalle




19 - Professional Member 
Event and Reception


8 - Luncheon

29 - Golf Tournament 


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Professional Member Event and Annual Sponsor Reception

The GTC of IFMA cordially invites our Professional Members to the upcoming Professional Members Only Event followed by a reception with our Annual Sponsors on March 19th at 3:00pm at the Umstead Hotel, 100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC  27513.  You should have received a CVENT invitation to register.
The event from 3:00pm to 4:30pm will highlight the “Future of the Triangle Growth & Development” featuring the below panelists: 

Gordon Merklein, AICP Executive Director, Real Estate Development University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 - UNC’s growth plans and impact on Orange County 
Scott Selig, Associate Vice President of Capital Assets and Real Estate, Duke University  -  Developing real estate strategy for Duke University and Duke University Health System 

Ken Atkins, Director of Economic Development, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP - Chatham Park project

The reception will begin at 4:30PM and will include our Annual Sponsors.


Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament

Tournament Date:  Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Registration:  11:00 am
Lunch:  NOON
Shotgun Start:  1:00 pm

Location: Lochmere Golf Club, 2511 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC

Sponsorship opportunities remain for the Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament.  






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 Supporting Our Troops

We're well on our way to meeting our Rack Pack goal total. Continue to assemble Rack Packs for the USO which will be given to troops within 48 hours after arriving home from deployment. Your assembled rack pack bags will be collected at the final deadline event of the March 19th Professionals Meeting & Social Event.

Drop off locations include: 

PMC Interiors, 3000 Perimeter Park Dr, Morrisville 
Carolina Restoration, 8160 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary 
Davis Kane Offices, 503 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh

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Facility Fusion Scholarships 
We are now accepting applications from our membership for Facility Fusion Scholarships capped at $2000 each.  Click here to apply.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 11th via email to: and

Cornhole Boards Needed for Annual Picnic!

An epic cornhole tournament is being planned for our August 22nd IFMA Family Picnic.  If you have cornhole sets that you are willing to loan out, please let us know how many you have and their theme (e.g. college or business logo).  Also, does anyone have a giant dry erase board that could be used for our scoring bracket?  If you do, please send an email to Dana Richardson of ServPro: 

CFM Question
The three highest levels of Leadership influence are achieved when people follow because:  (choose 3):
A. ...they have to 

B. ...they want to
C. ...of what you have done for the organization
D. ...what you have done for them
E. ...who you are and what you represent

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Answers to CFM Questions:  C, D, E

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