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Upcoming Events: April 2017 Newsletter
President's Message

What does it mean to be a CFM, FMP or SFP?  Well to me, earning my CFM was a great accomplishment, and it was a way to get recognition within the industry.  I had worked in the FM world for 15 years; however, most of my peers didn’t understand what that meant and what my overall knowledge was.  Earning my CFM provided me with the respect of my peers and clients.  It also provided me with the credentials necessary for speaking at WWP and other conferences.  It expanded my knowledge of operations and refreshed my understanding of finance and leasing.  Taking the CFM class and participating within the study group gave me a group of peers to share my experience with and better prepared me for the class.

Some people wonder about the value of a piece of paper when you have years of experience.  I look at it this way:  having the piece of paper will get you in the door, but the years of experience and knowledge will make you great at your job.  This isn’t just important when applying for a new position, but it also demonstrates your value to your executives, construction managers, leasing agents, landlords, and service professionals.  In the FM world, it seems you are always having to prove yourself and having some type of credential is the easiest way to make a statement.

If you are interested in learning more about IFMA credentials and how the Chapter can help you, please contact Professional Development.  Whatever credential you would like to pursue, it will benefit you within the industry in more ways than you know!                                 

Connie Drake, CFM - Little
President 2016-2017


Professional Only Event &
  Annual Sponsor Social 

26- Golf Tournament


17- Tour and FM Day Social

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Past Meeting Review
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FM Corner
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May Tour and Social

Save the Date for a tour of Duke University's athletic facilities and a social at JB Duke Hotel in Durham to celebrate World FM Day on Wednesday, May 17th!

This will be a facility tour of the Blue Devil Tower and Wallace Wade Stadium renovations. We will park at the JB Duke Hotel, 230 Science Drive, Durham, North Carolina at 4:00 p.m. to split into tour groups.

A portion of the site is still under construction so you must wear pants, boots, and proper PPE (helmet, glasses, and vest).  Please bring PPE if you have it available. If not, provisions will be made on-site. Upon completion of the tour you are invited to join us for social celebrating FM Day at the JB Duke Hotel. 

If you would like to help sponsor the FM Day Social for $300.00 and provide company branded giveaways, sign up here. If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact Justin Barber.

More details and registration are coming soon....




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March Madness Bracket Challenge a Success!
We are pleased to announce the March Madness Bracket Challenge and Cornhole event raised $861.65 for the Boys and Girls Club.  The Community Outreach Committee presented a check to the organization on April 4th!

The Cornhole Tournament winners were Travis Bailey and Tim Martino.

Special thanks to the following sponsors of this event:

Kimball/Creative Business Interiors

Carolina Restoration Services

Service Roofing and Sheet Metal

IFMA March Madness-03


GTC of IFMA 2017 Facility Fusion Scholarship

Congratulations to Robert Sunukjian!  He is our 2017 recipient of the Facility Fusion scholarship!

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Facility Fusion 2017



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Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament Sponsorships

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 opportunities remain open until 4/7/16 - SIGN UP

Please remember that the tournament revenue funds academic scholarships for students in facility management degree programs! 

Also the IFMA golf committee is requesting door prizes (minimum $25 value) to support the annual golf tournament.  Please contact Nicole Murphy or Mike Kriston if interested.  These items must be provided by Friday, April 21st.

  CFM Question
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

Answers to CFM Question:   B


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