Newsletter

September 2016 Print

Ringing in a new (fiscal) year!

This past July the Chicago Chapter got together for our Annual Meeting to celebrate the accomplishments of our members in the past year, as well as take part in the always invigorating IFMA Bucks Auction!  The Hospitality Committee went all out and gave the event a real 'San Diego' feel to recognize the location of our upcoming World World Place.  For Award Winners and more information, click here to be taken to the full artile.   Shamu

 

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President's Letter

Mark Radtke

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead

Click here for more reflections from our President, Mark Radtke, about the past Quarter, as well as exciting developments on the horizon!

 

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Golf Outing 2016

Golf Outing 2016

In May, the Chicago Chapter gathered at Harborside for a fun day of golf out on the links.  Benefitting our charity, Archi-Treasures.  With almost 130 golfers playing, we were able to raise in excess of $5,700!  Click here for a recap of the event and visit our Photo Gallery for more pictures from this outstanding day!

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Past President's Dinner

To continue the annual tradition, all available past President's of the Chicago Chapter joined together for a night of food, fun and reflection on where the chapter has come and where we're going from here.  We thank all those those who were able to join us and share in this important tradition. Past Presidents

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Internet of Everything

Internet of Everything August 18th, the Chicago Chapter was happy to welcome Dan Michaud, Senior Technology Consultant at ARUP, for a presentation entitled “The Internet of Everything”.  The topic of this discussion was to detail the explosive growth of internet-connected gadgets and how it may benefit facilities and the FM Profession.  The total number of items to be interent-connected continues to grow and with that growth comes challenges as well.  For a full wrap-up, please click here.

 

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Cubs, Sox & IFMA

IFMA Cubs Sox

In late July the Chicago and Northern Illinois Chapters of IFMA joined forces for the first Cubs vs. Sox event in our chapters' history!  With more than 20 attendees from each chapter at Guaranteed Rate Field it allowed everyone to get to know each other, network, and enjoy an awesome day of baseball festivities.  The Sox ended up winning the game but all IFMA members in attendance ended up the real winners!

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Chapter Congratulations

Milonas BookCongratuations to Jon Milonas, Chicago Chapter Member, on the publishing of his book Kicking Off Your Office Lease.  It's a must read for any Professional or Associate Member who is involved in lease discussions and we're honored that Jon is a part of our group!  To purchase, please follow this link to Amazon and support a Chapter Member!

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Calendar of Events

September is a busy month for the Chapter with three outstanding upcoming events.  Please click on an event to register!

How to Develop a Career Management Strategy

September 15, 2016 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Petterino's

Winery Tour in Southern Michigan

September 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Pick Up @ Union Station

Fall Member Appreciation Reception

September 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM - OFS Brands, Merch Mart #1132

 

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