[Image]A letter from the President, Elizabeth Fulk:

Last weekend in Charleston, we wrapped up a virtual Annual Meeting with our voting members and then a full schedule of networking, education and fun! The thank-you's are endless, but specifically we'd like to thank all the Allied and Principal Members that attended, the event sponsors, the Programs Committee, led by Heather Hopkins and Matt Burton (filling in for Andrea Todd, who was on maternity leave) and Crystal Smyth. Thank you also goes to Frankie Gunnell with ICCS who put together a great video of all we've done since the last Annual Meeting. If you weren't in Charleston, you can check it out here.
The Annual Meeting portion is required in our by-laws and was held on Friday, with the voting members of our Principal Member companies approving our 2022 Budget and the 2022 Board of Directors slate. I'm looking forward to serving as Past President with the following Board members:
Executive Committee:
  • President - Peter Tanneberger
  • President Elect - Heather Hopkins
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Matt Burton
  • Past President - Elizabeth Fulk   
Directors at Large:
  • Amy Albright
  • Brian Hill
  • Blair Honigsbaum
  • Donnie Robinson
  • Jackie Sherard
City Executive:
  • David Bowling
And big CONGRATULATIONS also go to our Annual Award Winners!
  • Committee Volunteer of the Year Amy Albright
  • Allied Member of the Year Liz Orlando
  • Principal Member of the Year Matt Burton
  • President's Award Heather Hopkins
  • President's Award Mecklenburg Paint / Liz Etheredge (approaching 25 years of membership and support of BOMA Greater Charlotte)

There are a couple of things to be on the lookout for
  • Annual Sponsorships for 2022 will open on November 1st.
  • Emerging Professionals will have their first in-person event since 2019, with a building tour of Vantage South End followed by a happy hour. Allied Members may attend if they bring a potential new Principal Member (Emerging Professional or otherwise).
As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to Crystal Smyth, BAE at info@bomagreatercharlotte.org, to me at Elizabeth.Fulk@fox.com, or to any of our board members. Stay safe and well!


Artwork Showcase Series
Do you have artwork that you would like to showcase to BOMA members? Email us a photo of your artwork with a write-up of the artist. We recommend that you obtain written permission from the artist along with their write-up of the piece and include a link to their website. We plan to showcase artwork in upcoming newsletters.  

Charlotte Art League post: In June 2020, property management company Cushman and Wakefield reached out to the Charlotte Art League to find ways to beautify 86 wood panels covering the windows of businesses on their property. The windows were initially boarded to prevent damage to the buildings during demonstrations in Uptown following the killing of George Floyd.

As a result, more than 20 artists came to S. Tryon Street between Third and Fourth streets to paint the boards with messages of hope and progress. The goal of the artwork was to build bridges and to use artwork to heal the community.  However, the artwork did more than provide a few moments of reflection for admirers.  As part of preserving the murals, the Charlotte Art League in partnership with The Levine Museum of the New South, The Mint Museum, The Harvey B. Gantt Center, The Arts Empowerment Project, and Charlotte Center City Partners were inspired to create Building Bridges - Eliminating Racism Through Art, a community effort to continue a dialogue about systemic racism in Charlotte afterward.

"This project took off in ways that we never expected. The Levine Museum of the New South, Mint Museum, Harvey B Gantt Center and Charlotte Center City Partners all signed on to help us preserve the panels. Last I checked, which was sometime over the summer, some of the panels were still up on display in the Mint Museum. The Charlotte Art League commissioned a documentary about the project and the artistic aftermath of last year's protests. Some of the panels were auctioned off with proceeds benefitting the artists, Charlotte Art League, and a charity of the artist's choosing." Brian Hill, Property Manager (formerly with Cushman & Wakefield)


The BOMA Greater Charlotte held another Engineering Committee meeting on Tuesday 9/21 at The RailYard.
Thanks to our breakfast sponsor, State Building Services, for the yummy breakfast burritos from Rhino Market & Deli. Spencer, Keith, and Ian provided insight to their stone, metal, and wood maintenance programs and capabilities with special projects. Congratulations to Tim Roadcap from Northwood Office for winning the Yeti coffee mug from SBS!
We also heard from Matt with Goodwill, a partner of RENEW. Check out the engineering webpage to learn more about the RENEW Program and how to get involved with recruiting to your engineering teams.
Rob, Matt, and Jennifer from Aquanomix gave an in-depth presentation to our engineers. In case you missed it, a copy of the presentation is linked to our Engineering Webpage.  Future meetings may involve network security or building exteriors (you tell us). Stay tuned for an exciting new Engineering 101 course...
Engineers can join for free HERE and most engineering meetings are FREE thanks to our sponsors.