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Upcoming Events: March 2017 Newsletter
President's Message

Workplace Violence and Situational Awareness Training
"What's got John so on edge today, is something wrong with him?"
"He is very angry."
"Yeah I heard him talking in the parking lot about wanting to get even with Jim for his comment in the board meeting."
"Do you know if there's something else going on that would’ve caused him to be this angry?"

The next day John walks to the office with a machine gun and now you have a situation.  Could this have been prevented? Do you and your coworkers know what to do?

As you go about your day-to-day business, it is hard to think that there is a possibility of violence in your workplace; however, it can happen at any time, place, job, size, or company. This is why you must be aware of warning signs to watch for and ways to be prepared if it does happen. As a facility manager, you are responsible for your coworkers to make sure they know what to do if such a situation occurs.

Being aware of your surroundings and how to react is a good start, but you also need to educate your coworkers on what they should do.  Last August, we talked about Run/Hide/Fight as what you should be looking to teaching your coworkers. In April, we are going to take that to the next level and give some additional training on how to act in these situations. We are going to have a professional law enforcement officer teach us how to react in specific situations and what the best approach may be if you are faced with an active assailant.

Please join us on April 5th for the Professional Only Event where we will discuss specific approaches for such an incident. Our goal is to educate you on how to react to such a situation and make you aware of the type of training that is available for your coworkers.

For more information about the presenter, view this website.     
Connie Drake, CFM - Little
President 2016-2017


Monthly Meeting

16- Community Outreach March
Madness Bracket Challenge


5- Professional Only Event
Annual Sponsor Social

26- Golf Tournament

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March Monthly Meeting Reminder

This is a final reminder to register for the March 8th monthly meeting that begins at 11:30AM at Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham/Research Triangle, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC. Registration will close on Friday, March 3rd!

   Ira Bass, Your LinkedIn Guy

Presentation:  Taste of LinkedIn

Ira Bass, Your LinkedIn Guy, will highlight the value of the primary business social media platform, LinkedIn.  In this Taste of LinkedIn, he will take you through key aspects of the platform designed to help you personally grow and propel your business forward.  This includes profile optimization for increasing your profile visibility and advanced search techniques.  Presented 100% while online, the presentation is structured to exhibit the dynamic aspects of this tool and permit questions answered in real time.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a business owner who uses LinkedIn daily to grow his business.  Today he shares his LinkedIn knowledge conducting workshops for corporations groups, conferences and associations along with providing personalized one-on-one training.  LinkedIn is a marketing, branding, new business development and social selling tool.  





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GTC of IFMA 2017 March Madness Bracket Challenge and Cornhole Tournament

Come socialize, watch basketball, play cornhole, and enter the March Madness Bracket Challenge to benefit the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, March 16th!

Register HERE  to sign up for the free social!
When:  Thursday, March 16th 2017 from 2:00PM-6:00PM
Where:  Carolina Alehouse-Cary, 
 2240 Walnut street, Cary, NC 27518  
Registration closes on Friday, March 10, 2017.

The bracket cost and tournament entry is in addition to registering for the event. To participate in the brackets, you must Donate to the Boys and Girls Club

$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 the end of the business day on March 13th.
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 bring 
$10.00 cash per two person team to participate in the Cornhole Tournament.  These funds will also be donated to the Boys and Girls Club.

Special thanks to the following sponsors of this event:

Kimball/Creative Business Interiors

Carolina Restoration Services

Service Roofing and Sheet Metal
march madness



Professional Only Event and Social

Presenter Terry Hairston, Owner of Protect and Defend, Inc.

Date:  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 3:00PM followed by a reception
Location:  Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC  27513
Time:  3:00PM-7:00PM

This event is for Professional Members of IFMA and Chapters of NCSHRM and RWHRMA. You can register additional professional guests 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



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Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation 2017 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



Sponsorship registration will remain open through 4/7/17.  SPONSOR HERE

1) Do not forget to send your player names and handicaps to Todd Taintor.

2)  The IFMA golf committee is requesting both door prizes (minimum $25 value) as well as company promo items (140 count) to support the annual golf tournament.  Please contact Nicole Murphy or Mike Kriston if interested and/or if you have any questions.  These items must be provided by Friday, April 21st.

  CFM Question

In real estate, curb appeal means:

A. Height of the curb and distance to the parking lot
B. Initial impression a facility makes on a visitor
C. Layout of the landscape and shrubbery
D. Large natural areas preserved for environmental reasons



Answers to CFM Question:   B


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