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May 2018 Newsletter
President's Message

As my year serving as President begins to wind down, I can’t help but begin to think about what the Chapter has achieved and my appreciation for the people that have done it.  My goal was to inspire volunteerism.

As our Membership committee will tell you - the best way to get the most of out of your membership is to put the most into it - Get involved!  To start, we are getting ready to unveil a new and improved website.  Thank you to Haley Conover for leading this huge effort!

2017-18 has been a strong year for the Chapter, beginning with fundraising.  Our sponsors were involved and extremely generous, providing the second highest year of sponsorship in Chapter history, and I would like to celebrate this and the folks that led this effort.  Thanks again to all our sponsors, to Laura Shaw, and to her team – fantastic job!

Our commitment to the Ronald McDonald House continued and grew.  Thanks again to the Community Outreach Chair Mark Cimerro, Co-Chair Ed Boyle, and the participants to that event.  We also had another year of growth in support of our Toys for Tots Drive and the March Madness event that benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs.  Impressive!

Truly enjoyed the Member Appreciation event at the Angus Barn Pavilion.  Angel Bond and Michael MacDonagh continue to support the Chapter at a very high level through their planning of this and other events too numerous to list- thank you!

The Professional Development Committee was busy.  Cris Karasek represented us at Advocacy Day in September 2017, supporting the national efforts to advance the profession through greater visibility at the Federal level.  Our Chapter also hosted an extremely well attended FMP class with 12 students, one of which traveled from Charlotte.  Well done and thanks again to Buck Fisher for spearheading the effort and lending his skills to teaching it!

We had a very strong year of programs.  I think we can all agree that support from Jeremy Logue and that Committee has made our luncheons not only informative, but also entertaining.  Great job!  Our Professional Member Only - Speaker Series continues to evolve.  This year the Chapter moved from a single event to three, with the first two hosted by Terracon and PMC/Haworth.  Looking forward to our last of the series slated for June and hosted by Carolina Restoration Services.

Our annual Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament was another success, which will again position our Chapter as one of the largest single scholarship donors in the nation.  Thank you Golf Committee and Volunteers!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow board members and our team that makes it happen each and every month that may not have been listed above but are essential.  Thanks again for a great 2017-18.  Here’s to next month where your incoming board and committee leaders will begin planning an even better year ahead!

Robert Sunukjian
President 2017-2018

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FM Day Tour and Social
Join us to celebrate World FM Day on Wednesday, May 16th!  Our Chapter will be touring The Chesterfield, 701 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701 followed by a social at Clouds Brewing Durham, 905 W. Main Street, Durham, NC.

Originally constructed in 1948, The Chesterfield served as a cigarette manufacturing factory for the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company. Located in the Brightleaf district, and vacant since 1999, the Chesterfield was redeveloped in 2017 by Wexford. The Chesterfield is a 286,000 square foot historic redevelopment featuring office, lab, technology, and retail space. In addition, the building features a central atrium to serve as a convening place for new ideas and collaboration. Tenants include Duke University, NC Biolabs, Nutanix, and Validic.  Justin Parker, Director of Development for Wexford, will lead the tour.

PARKING:  Use the parking deck for The Chesterfield located at 704 W. Pettigrew Street, which is about a block from the building.  The gates will be open on the afternoon of 4/16 so that tour participants can get in and out without paying.

Special thanks to the below companies for sponsoring the FM Day Social!





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June Professional Member Only- Speaker Series

SAVE THE DATE for the Wednesday, June 13th Professional Member Only - Speaker Series event. 

Location:  Carolina Restoration Services, 
3401 Gateway Centre Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560




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Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation 2018 Golf Tournament Recap

This year's Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament was a huge success thanks to our membership and sponsors! Below are the tournament winners:

1st place-Todd Taintor, Jeff Forsyth, Keith Hogan, Rick Zucco 
 1st place
2nd place-Nathan Presnal, Craig Cortis, Randal Goller, Paul Weil 
2nd place (1)
Random team-Chris Dey, Craig Bryant, Eric Weireter, Mr. Calejas
Had the most fun-Mike MacDonagh, Angel Bond, Michele Lowery, Lance Niesz 
Had the most fun
Closest to the pin #3-Mike Frawley
Closest to the pin #7-Matt Gardner 
Closest to the pin #11-Darrin Hockstra 
Closest to the pin #17-Nathan Presnal
Men’s long drive #9-Nathan Presnal 
Women’s long drive #16-Kellie Renzi

Special thanks to the following members/companies for donating door prizes for the tournament: 
Backyard Bistro
Bland Landscaping
CertaPro Painters
Greenview Partners
McDonald York
Mohawk Carpet 

REI Engineers

Special thanks to Restore Pro Reconstruction for running the putting contest and to Ed Hanley and the staff at Lochmere Golf Club.

Finally, this annual event would not be successful without the planning and organization from the golf committee.  Special thanks to the following:  Buck Fisher, Mike Kriston, Mike MacDonagh, Nicole Murphy, Nancy Padgett, Cris Karasek and all of our volunteers.
By Todd Taintor, Golf Committee Chair


IFMA World Workplace Room Block

We are excited to announce we have secured a block of rooms for our Chapter members within the main conference hotel for World Workplace 2018.

If you would like to be added to the Room Block to stay with the Greater Triangle Chapter members at the Westin Charlotte, please contact Angel Bond.

Please note that you will still be responsible for all hotel charges



IFMA World Workplace 2018 Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities

Calling all North and South Carolina Facility Managers and industry organizations – IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo is coming to Charlotte on October 3-5, 2018.  Be a part of history!

The Carolina Chapters have collaborated with World Workplace Show Management to dedicate an area on the expo floor – Victory Lane.  The Victory Lane booth will follow a NASCAR Pit Road theme.  Choose a sponsorship level that fits your budget and showcase your organization in the most heavily attended area of the Expo Floor! There will be a racecar in the booth, decaled with logos from our Gold level sponsoring organizations.  On behalf of the Carolina chapters, we invite you to join us in Victory Lane!

Sponsorship opportunities for World Workplace are limited.  They are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gold Level Sponsorship – $1,000  (Limit 12)  

  • Logo on vests worn by Chapter Volunteers
  • Large Logo on Car in Booth on Expo Floor

o   Gold sponsors can choose their location on the car on a first come first served basis. (4 on each side, 2 on roof, 2 on trunk)

  • Logo on a Pit Road sign around the booth
  • Logo on email communication and fliers distributed to all 5 Carolina Chapters promoting World Workplace 2018

Silver Level Sponsorship – $500  (Limit 10)

  • Logo on Banner in Booth on Expo Floor
  • Logo on email communication and fliers distributed to all 5 Carolina Chapters promoting World Workplace 2018

Register Online - Deadline for registration and payment is July 31st, 2018.

Additional information about the Event.

  • Usual attendance ranges from 4,000 to 6,000 + practicing FMs, vendor/associate members, and other industry partners who attend the expo and educational sessions. 
  • This is the first time that Charlotte, NC, has hosted IFMA World Workplace. 
  • There are 5 local IFMA chapters (all within 3 hours of Charlotte, NC).  Total membership among all 5 chapters is approximately 900 members.
    • Charlotte
    • Greater Triangle (Raleigh, NC)
    • Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, NC)
    • Upstate (Greenville, SC)
    • Columbia, SC
  • Facility tours (additional fee) will be held at 4 local organizations on Tuesday, 10/2.  Locations TBA.
  • The expo floor will be open on Wednesday, 10/3, and Thursday, 10/4.
  • The Welcome Reception (heavily attended welcome party) will be held on Wednesday, 10/3, location NASCAR Hall of FameIFMA_Carolina-Chapters_web
  March Madness Event Bracket Winners!

Put your hands together for the winners of the March Madness Bracket Challenge!  In a crazy NCAA Tournament, their brackets were the best.  Also again many thanks to all of our members and their guests that helped us raise $960.00 for the Boys and Girls Club at this event.

First Place: Lisa Davis 

Second Place: Travis Bailey 

Third Place: Ed Boyle

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  2018-2019 GTC of IFMA Board

The Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA is pleased to announce our Board for 2018-2019:

Cristine Karasek CFM, SFP - President
Justin Barber, Highwoods Properties - 
Vice President
Amanda Frendberg, Carolina Restoration Services - Treasurer
Haley Conover, Little - Secretary
Robert Sunukjian, PEG Contracting - Past President

Congratulate these members next time you see them!


CFM Question

When calculating a floor's rentable area, you must first subtract the area calculations for which of the following (choose 3):

A. Stairwells
B. Restrooms
C. Elevator Shafts
D. Mechanical Chases


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Answers to CFM Question:   A, C, D


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