July 2021 NEWS
Now that we have the fabulous Christmas in July party behind us, it's time to look forward to the other events! Keep your eyes open for BOMA emails and be sure to read those and check out the website regularly so you don't miss at thing! Next on the docket:
  • Property Tour and breakfast at The Railyard July 22
  • Luncheon -  August 17
  • Annual Golf Tournament at Topgolf  - August 19
  • Budget and Accounting Class - August 25 - 27
  • Second Harvest Outreach - September 8
  • Annual Membership Meeting September 17 - 19
  • Luncheon - October 19
  • Fall Clay Shoot - October 22
If you're a new member (and maybe for some not-so-new folks), you may not know that one of these is actually required according to our by-laws, and that's the Annual Membership Meeting, so I'd like to elaborate on that one a little more.

The Annual Membership Meeting is just that - a meeting for our members. We typically alternate this meeting between Charlotte and Charleston and this year we're back in Charleston.

At this meeting, we recap the year's events and financials, celebrate milestones and achievements, present the awards for Principal Member of the Year, Allied Member of the Year and Committee Volunteer of the Year. Perhaps most importantly, we present the next year's budget and the slate for the Board of Directors as proposed by the Nominating Committee, both of which must be voted on by one representative from each of our Principal Member companies. We will be accepting nominations for next year's Board of Directors and annual awards soon, keep and eye out for an email with more detail on the nomination process.

Since we are all together for a couple of days, we like to make the annual event much more than just the meeting! To give you a sneak peek, here's just a portion of the agenda for our events at The Mills House:

Friday, September 17
3:00 - 4:00 PM      Education Session: Special presentation by Janet Bates
  "Claim your space" - fun and informational workshop.
5:00 - 7:00 PM Happy Hour on The Terrace drinks, apps and live music

Saturday, September 18
9:00 - 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Education Session:
"Moments that Matter: Leadership Through the Eyes of a Beekeeper"
  Keynote speaker Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, owner of Bee Downtown
12:00 - 6:00 PM Free Time
6:00 - 7:00 PM  Cocktail Hour
7:00 - 9:00 PM Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner

Meeting events are only open to members however Allied Members may also register someone from their company as a guest.  Door prizes will be distributed at each education session and Principal Members in attendance are eligible to win the PM contest and have their room comp'd for the weekend!

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to Crystal Smyth, BAE or to me at Elizabeth.Fulk@fox.com.




[Image]Budget & Accounting Class
August 25-27, 2021 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Register here

Instructor: W. Steven Banner, LEED® AP O+M, CPM®, RPA, CCIM

Budgeting and Accounting is designed to enable you to prepare your own building or facilities budget. You will have an opportunity to apply concepts within the real property and facilities context. 

Key topic areas:

record-keeping requirements • revenue and expenditure cycles • cash basis income statement • financial statements • annual reports • lease abstracts • income and expense budgeting • working with capital.  Applies to: PAC and PMFP certificates


[Image]BOMA Greater Charlotte commemorated the very first Engineering Committee luncheon on Thursday 6/24 in Ballantyne Corporate Park. In early 2021, the BOMA Board recruited market leaders from various CRE firms and collaborated with peer BOMA Chapters to form the Engineering Committee. With a clear goal in mind, Charlotte engineering leaders held monthly "Shop Talks," formed recruitment partnerships, and created a BOMA Engineering Webpage. At the first in-person luncheon, BOMA Engineering members enjoyed lunch from Reid's Fine Foods sponsored by Environmental Diversified Services (EDS) and learned about EPIC's Sustainably Integrated Buildings and Sites (SIBS) program from Dr. Rob Cox.

The Center for Sustainably Integrated Buildings and Sites (SIBS) has spent the last decade working with public and private partners focused on how to better manage energy consumption in commercial buildings.  One of the major efforts within the Center over the last several years has been the development of a training program named Energy Connect (presentation attached).  This program has educated building mechanics and staff on key concepts in "energy troubleshooting." This effort has led to the development of a robust ongoing commissioning program led by the mechanics themselves.  The presentation focused on how this program has been deployed at Atrium Health throughout the Charlotte metro region. For more information, please contact robert.cox@uncc.edu.

BOMA engineering members also toured a new high rise building by Northwood Office featuring shared amenity space, touchless wave technology on restroom and building entrance doors, digital directory in the lobby, smart elevators, and phenomenal views. It was a great first meeting with many more to come!