Greetings IFMA Charlotte members and supporters,

The Charlotte skyline seems to be changing on a daily basis and companies are continually moving into the Charlotte area!  This bodes well for the entire facilities industry in our market.  From York, SC, to Huntersville, NC, the Charlotte market touches thousands of people in the built-environment.  Our FMs and associate members support an ever-growing list of organizations that call Charlotte "home".

For those that made the trip to Phoenix, AZ for World Workplace 2019, I hope you enjoyed the conference, speakers, and vendor trade show.  The Charlotte chapter, along with the other 4 IFMA chapters in North and South Carolina, hosted a welcome reception for all of our members who attended.  This was just one example of the collaboration effort that was spurred from World Workplace 2018 in Charlotte.

Shifting focus back to the local level, we have an exciting lineup of programs and speakers for 2020.  Isn't it hard to believe that the end of the year is already upon us?!?  Before we transition to 2020, please join us at the November chapter meeting at Record Storage Systems and the 2019 Holiday Party at Stoke at the Marriott.  Be sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to the CMPD as part of our "Do Good, Feel Good" theme for the holiday party.

In March 2020, we are hosting the first-ever IFMA Carolinas Summit and Gala.  This event will be a half-day of education sessions followed by a cocktail hour and dinner with awards ceremony.  All 5 chapters of IFMA will be represented, similar to the IFMA Carolinas Welcome Reception at World Workplace 2018.  As mentioned earlier, the collaboration between our 5 chapters is very strong!  We will look to build on this collaboration in years to come.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the November luncheon and the December holiday party.  If I do not see you, I hope for happiness and safety during the holiday season for you and your family.  Thank you for your membership in and support of IFMA Charlotte.

Dallas Schwerin | IFMA Charlotte President, 2018-2020
Facilities and Workplace Services Associate, North America Facilities
Cognizant Workplace Services