As crazy as it seems, here we are almost to the holidays and a new year! There are already BOMA Greater Charlotte events in 2022 to get on your calendar as well as some things to do to wrap up the year.If you're an Allied Member, we'd like you to update your profile in our Buyers Guide. In case you weren't aware, anyone that goes to our website can access and utilize this resource, not just our members, so it's important to make sure the contact information is correct. If you don't have a photo, consider adding one since profiles with photos tend to grab your attention more than those without.Additionally, any Member can login and find our entire member directory. This is proprietary information and not to be shared with the general public, but a great way to find contact information for all BOMA members. The more of us who have a head shot, the easier it is to become familiar with each other. Login in today, add a headshot and update your information to include any of the new designations highlighting BOMA's commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts:
The year-end also means it's time for Principal and Allied Members to renew their dues. It's a quick and easy process just go to the Member Login on our website and follow the links you'll find there.
- Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
- Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
- Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
- Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
- Disability Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)
- NC HUB
In looking ahead at the remainder of the year and 2022, be sure to save the dates on your calendar and check our website regularly for updates and details as they get added. You will find placeholders for many events in this newsletter but I wanted to call special attention to our February 15, 2022 Luncheon as we will have a special guest in attendance. Henry Chamberlain, President of BOMA International, will be in town to meet with our Advisory Committee and Board of Directors and will join us for lunch. Our speaker Latoya Faustin from "She Built This City" will bring an important message about diversity in our industry. Her efforts highlight one of the many relationships that BOMA Greater Charlotte is building in an effort to increase the future field of facility engineering and skilled trade candidates.
Then last, but not least, we wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! It's impossible to think about Thanksgiving without immediately thinking about what you're grateful for. Studies have shown that conscious and intentional gratefulness not only increases happiness and decreases stress, but also creates an unconscious desire to "pay it forward". So take a thoughtful look around you as we approach the holiday season and let's do all we can in our workplaces, at home, and everywhere in between to pay forward the gift of kindness and thankfulness!As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to Crystal Smyth, BAE, to me at Elizabeth.Fulk@fox.com, or to any of our board members. Stay safe and well!