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Upcoming Events: June 2017 Newsletter
President's Message
I would like to thank the Chapter for the opportunity to serve as their President this past year.  As I reflect back on my year as President, I think of all the people that I have gotten to know a little better.  I thank all the Chapter Volunteers that have worked together throughout the year to put together so many successful events.

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Since June 2016 w
e had…
7 Educational Meetings
2 Professional Events 
2 Tours / Socials
4 Community Outreach Projects
3 Special Events (Golf, Chapter Appreciation and Emerging Leaders)

We have had a total of over 1500 in attendance across these events.  We are a strong Chapter with over 300+ members.  I am proud to have served as President of the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA and look forward to serving as a Past President in the future.

Connie Drake, CFM - Little
President 2016-2017


14- Member Orientation 
Monthly Meeting

29- Ronald McDonald House
Community Outreach


Monthly Meeting

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Past Meeting Review
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FM Corner
IoT in Healthcare Facilities: 
  What Could Go Wrong?
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June Monthly Meeting Final Call to Register

We are pleased to present a panel for the U.S. Green Building Council for our June 14th luncheon at 11:30AM at Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC, 27513.

Title: Update on Green Building Practices

Description: Join IFMA as we get an update on what’s new with LEED standards and how it can benefit your facility. We will have a panel from U.S. Green Building Council to discuss:

·         Why should members care about having a LEED accredited building?

·         Are there things after the building has been built to make it more high performing?

·         What are the new incentives (local, state and national) that members can take advantage of?

·         How do high performing buildings benefit vendors; what can they do to be a part of building accreditation?

·         What are the vendor/supplier requirements?

Date:  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 11:30AM 
Location:  Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC  27513




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GTC of IFMA Member Orientation

We cordially invite all new and old members to attend the next Member Orientation Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th at 10:30AM before our monthly meeting at Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle.  This will give you the opportunity to meet the Board, Committee Chairs and other fellow members.  This meeting is also a great forum for you to ask specific questions and learn more about our Chapter.

Please note if you plan to stay for the luncheon after the orientation, there is a $30.00 fee and you must register separately for the monthly meeting.



2017-2018 Board

Congratulations to our newly elected GTC of IFMA 2017-2018 Board:

Robert Sunukjian
Business Development | Project Manager, PEG Contracting

Vice President:  
Cristine Karasek, CFM, SFP

Justin Barber
Property Manager, Highwoods Properties

Amanda Frendberg
Business Development Manager, Carolina Restoration Services

Past President:  
Connie Drake, CFM
Senior Application Specialist, 
Little FM Strategies  

The swearing in of the new Board will take place at the June 14th luncheon!


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2017-2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA 2017-2018 Sponsorship opportunities are now open!   SIGN UP

This program allows our Chapter to provide professional development opportunities, exciting and innovative programs, and networking events for our members. 

These sponsorships fund the majority of programming and operations for the Chapter. 
We are extremely thankful for the support of all sponsors!



July Monthly Meeting

Join us at 11:30AM for our July 12th monthly meeting at Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham/Research Triangle, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC. 

Designing High Performance Building Envelopes and Systems

Elizabeth Ratner, AIA, and Dan Gill, PE, from the Center for Building Performance will be discussing marketplace trends, including:

  *   building envelope advancements,
  *   interior comfort enhancements,
  *   systems optimization, and
  *   important forms of analysis and testing utilized to maximize energy efficiency

They will also present a retrofit case study that highlights energy and daylighting optimization methods.



GTC of IFMA Board and Committee Retreat

The IFMA Board and Committee Chairs held a successful retreat in Cary and Durham from May 4 - 5.  The theme was Inspiring Volunteerism and be on the lookout for a video on why we volunteer at the June Luncheon!



CFM Question

Three keys to successful management include:
A. Onward and upward

B. Plan your strategy
Monitor results
D. Don't just think - do
E. Review progress



Answers to CFM Question:   B, C, E


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