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 BOMA GREATER CHARLOTTE
February 2021 NEWS
President's Update
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Elizabeth Fulk
Lincoln Harris

At the end of January, I attended the BOMA International Winter Business Meeting - a first for me. As it was virtual and free, I figured this was the perfect opportunity! I'm so glad I did, as I was able to listen to a 90-minute panel on diversity and inclusion that was very impactful. During the discourse, I realized that despite our strong committee force, we are lacking one that focuses on broadening diversity at all levels of commercial real estate. So I'm excited to announce that BOMA Greater Charlotte has a new initiative - the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The objective of this committee will be to promote the expansion of diverse talent in our industry and provide opportunities for professional growth of underrepresented groups. If you'd like to get involved in this committee or any of our others (all of which are planning an exciting year), please click here.

On a more personal note -  

Over the past few years, I will admit to doing very little reading unless it was for a BOMI course towards my RPA and FMA. But I recently decided to dive into other literature and started with The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. I've always considered myself to be a positive-thinking person. In fact, my significant other has said on multiple occasions, "There you go with your white picket fence, sunshiny, jelly-bean sidewalk attitude again". But in light of some serious health challenges he recently faced, I thought The Happiness Advantage may help me keep my rose-colored glasses on for us both. And I was right! With that being said, we all face challenges, especially as the fury of the pandemic continues. Nonetheless, as you can tell from this newsletter your Board of Directors and Committee Chairs are not letting that slow us down. So get involved, join me on that jelly bean sidewalk and let's make it a great year!

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.

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BOMA Greater Charlotte Membership dues expire at the end of each calendar year. 

All 2021 dues payment must be received by the middle of February to remain an active member.

Renew your dues today by clicking here.
 

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Alex Bartels, JLL
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Learn more here about Alex Bartels featured
in this month's member spotlight.  

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Click here to read our recent vaccine  communication with the NC Governor 
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Join IREM here for their Advocacy Impact Day | March 9, 2021

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We are making maintenance and engineering a priority, and are thrilled to announce a new Engineering Committee that was recently formed with representation from Beacon, Cousins, JLL, Lincoln Harris, and Northwood Office. Contact us here if interested in joining this committee.
Expect exciting ventures from this committee, including partnership with colleges to create recruitment, work based learning, and mentorship programs.

We are also planning networking and education opportunities, back of house tours designed specifically for our maintenance focused members, and fun events once it is safe.

Join today by filling out the BOMA membership application as engineering membership is FREE!

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Virtual Class | March 24, 25 & 26
    Managing the Organization


This class fulfills an elective requirement for the RPA & FMA designations, and is also a required class for the SMA designation. Details for this and future classes can be found here.

BOMA OUTREACH
Our OUTREACH page is full of details about upcoming events and inspiring articles showing members making a difference in the community.
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It's that time of year again! We're teaming up with Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte to celebrate the ultimate casual Friday Sport A Shirt, Share A Night! By "sporting" this year's special RMH T-shirt, you'll not only help raise awareness for the House, but also "share" the cost of a family's stay (which is $142 per night, per family).
Click here to join the BOMA team and purchase your shirt by Friday, March 29 and mark your calendar for 'wear day' April 30, 2021!

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The BOMA Southern Region Conference will feature dynamic educational sessions, fun social experiences, virtual networking, open space to share ideas, celebration of the best in building operation and management, and more.  Register here

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Read more here about these BOMA events
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Nominations for BOMA International's Rising Star recognition program are due Monday, March 1.

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