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 BOMA GREATER CHARLOTTE
AUGUST 2022 NEWS
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I hope everyone is having a great summer and finding some time to squeeze in any last-minute travel before the school year starts and budget season is in full swing. Speaking of budgets, take a moment to consider what BOMA will be offering for the upcoming year and hopefully with the support of your companies and owners we can continue to grow and build this organization and its members!

One specific item I would like to focus on is our chapters involvement in the upcoming 2023 TOBY Awards. This is essentially the Super Bowl for the commercial product which we all manage and an incredible opportunity to showcase our properties and the efforts we put towards them. No, it is not just a beauty contest, but rather a true reflection of how the building is operated and the people behind it. There are ten (10) different building categories in which you can submit, so there is no doubt every type of commercial asset we manage has a shot!

2023 will be a bit of a unique year for the TOBY Awards as it is the first year in which the BOMA 360 designation will be required to compete at the Regional and International level. Earning the prestigious BOMA 360 label demonstrates that a building is outperforming the competition across all areas of operations and management. Designees report the program helped them achieve operational efficiencies as well as higher levels of tenant satisfaction. Taking this first step will ensure your property has a sound operational platform focused on Operations & Management, Life Safety/Security/Risk, Training/Education, Energy, Environmental/Sustainability and Tenant Relations.

I could continue on with the benefits for the length of this newsletter, however if I have sparked your interest in BOMA 360 / TOBY Awards please consider joining us for an upcoming information session (date and time to follow) to learn more about the program and what it involves. In the meantime, I wanted to at least outline some of the key dates as we look towards the 2023 TOBY Awards.

· BOMA 360 Submission = September 30, 2022 or January 15, 2023

· Local TOBY intent to Submit = September 15, 2022

· Local Judging = November 2022

· Local Winners Announced = January 2023

· Regional Submission = March 9, 2023

· Regional Winners = April 15, 2023

· International Winners = June 27, 2023

So please consider the following and look forward to a healthy competition at the local level and the chance to cheer on those making it to Regional and even better, International. Make this the year you jump in and represent your property and BOMA Greater Charlotte in the 2023 TOBY Awards!

Peter Tanneberger, RPA
BOMA Greater Charlotte President

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[Image]About BOMAPAC

BOMAPAC exists to allow BOMA International to have a seat at the table with policy influencers in Washington, D.C. Having a well-funded BOMAPAC is essential to increasing our level of engagement with members on Capitol Hill.

BOMAPAC supports candidates--Democrats and Republicans--who are demonstrated influencers concerning issues affecting the commercial real estate industry. Contribution recipients frequently include members of congressional leadership and committees with oversight of transportation, energy and commerce, tax policy, ways and means, financial services, and the judiciary among others.

Historically, BOMAPAC raised $40,000-$50,000 annually. However, over the last several years BOMAPAC has experienced huge growth. In 2017, BOMAPAC raised $65,000, $82,000 in 2018, and $90,000 in 2019 and had a goal of raising $100,000 in 2021. The growth in this program is a direct result in members' participation and interest in advocacy. We look forward to continuing to grow the PAC and expand our influence in Washington, D.C.
How can you support BOMA PAC?  We will kick off a 50/50 raffle at next week's luncheon that will conclude at the October luncheon. 
  • 50% of the total collected will be donated to BOMAPAC on behalf of BOMA Greater Charlotte
  • 50% of the total collected will be awarded via raffle to an eligible BOMA Greater Charlotte member. Winner(s) to be selected at the October 2022 luncheon, with prize money distributed in the form of an electronic gift card, in lieu of cash.
No contributions from or on behalf of any corporations are allowed.  Contributions to BOMAPAC are not tax deductible.

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Interested in learning more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion? Be sure to check out BOMA International's DEI page and their Resource Library.

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