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Upcoming Events: November 2016 Newsletter
President's Message

Looking for the one stop store for all your FM Knowledge?  Well it is here!  IFMA has spent the last several years collecting whitepapers and presentation of wonderful knowledge that they can share with all of their members. 

Visit the IFMA Knowledge Library now for great resources.

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One of the articles that I have read a few times is from 2012, “How Office Design Affects Employee Morale”.  It is a few years old, but it talked about the history of the office space and how change has always been occurring.   It emphasized how having the right office space can impact the company. 

Another one is more related to Operation and Maintenance as it relates to creating a “Smarter Building through Integrating Facility Management”. Take a look at these articles and a lot more at the IFMA Knowledge Library.

Seize the opportunity to educate yourself on today’s trends!

Connie Drake, CFM - Little
President 2016-2017


Nights in Bay 7 -
Membership Appreciation


Tour and Social 

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Past Meeting Review
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FM Corner
Green Strides in Corporate Real Estate
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Member Spotlight Dakota Taylor

December Tour and Social

Please note the December monthly meeting has been moved to a Tour and Social on December 7th!

The Tour and Social will take place on Wednesday, Dececember 7th at
Bond Brothers Beer Company, 202 East Cedar Street, Cary, NC 27511.  
The tour will begin at 3:30PM with the social to immediately follow.

After Hours Social Sponsorships are available for this event at $300.00.  You can provide company branded giveaways at sponsored social.  You can also pay for your sponsorship on CVENT for this event. SPONSOR HERE

Parking:  The closest parking for a brewery visit is along East Cedar Street and in the newest public lot next to the brewery. We have put together a Parking Map to help facilitate a speedier arrival time (in the event parking is not available on East Cedar Street or in the new lot).




Meet Connie Drake - Your 2016-2017 President!

What about IFMA makes you passionate about the organization?

I am passionate about IFMA in general. I like the diversity and education that each monthly meeting offers.  I have been an IFMA member since 2005, and I still gain knowledge from most meetings.  Attending these meetings really keeps me up with today’s trends and the breath of information an FM needs.

What do you like to do when you are not at work or doing IFMA Stuff?

I like to spend time with my family relaxing.  My son plays travel baseball so many weekends we are at tournaments, but on our weekends off, we are on Falls Lake.  We have a 25 ft. deck boat and can be found in a little bay somewhere fishing or swimming.  Somedays we ski or tube, but mostly just relaxing.    

What excites you the most about IFMA’s work in the Triangle?

I think that we have something very special within this Chapter with how open we are with everyone.  We are a very welcoming group of people that are very friendly with one another.  I moved to NC 6 years ago and from the beginning, I have felt connected to all of the members. I have found friends within the Chapter and have seen simple connections with others.  Where else can you go and get multiple hugs from friends during your lunch to brighten your day.





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Community Outreach: Toys for Tots

Join our Chapter for the Annual Community Holiday Donation Drive by gathering new and unwrapped toys for children ages 0-16!  

Toys will be accepted at the following events:

1) Membership Appreciation on November 10th at Bay 7
2) December 7th Tour and Social at Bond Brothers Beer Company

Also if you would like to place a Toys for Tots box in your office for donations, please contact Committee Chair Dana Richardson via email or phone at 919.886.3838 and a Committee member will arrange delivery of the box to your office.

*Please do not purchase any realistic looking toy weapons as they will not be accepted!*


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World Workplace Pre-Party

The Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA hosted a Pre-Party on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Harbor House Restaurant in San Diego for our Chapter's World Workplace attendees. Many thanks to the below sponsors for supporting this event:


The Budd Group

  2017 Luncheon Prepay Is Open!

You are invited to prepay for the 2017 Greater Triangle of IFMA luncheon meetings at a cost of $200.00.  This is a great way to not have to remember to register as you will automatically be signed up in CVENT and save money as the luncheons will increase to $30.00 per luncheon in 2017. Also you will only have to submit one expense report to your company.

We hope you will take advantage of this prepay opportunity! SIGN UP

  CFM Question

A building occupant has directed a complaint to the CEO about poor ventilation and lighting. The CEO has asked you to respond directly to the occupant by the next business day.  How would you respond and what mode of communication would you use?

A. Have your building mechanic evaluate the ventilation against ASHRAE standards

B. Hire a lighting consultant to take light meter readings
C. Develop a plan to investigate the problems and outline the appropriate steps in a written memo

D. Ask one of your staff members to visit the individual immediately 

Answers to CFM Question:   C

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