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C H AI R M A N ’ S L E T T E R

                     The Tools for a Successful Year

                         BY PAT KELLY, FCICA CHAIRMAN

             AS WE LOOK BACK ON 2020, FCICA   sharing best practices and professional   to be pushed back to provide the safest
           HAS BEEN WORKING TO PROVIDE      networking. If you know a company in   opportunity for our members to network
           OUR MEMBERSHIP WITH TOOLS FOR    the commercial flooring community that   and learn from each other in person.
           SUCCESS. RECENTLY WE SHARED AN   would benefit from FCICA, please contact   The 2021 Annual Convention’s goal is
           EXCITING NEW MEMBER PROMOTION    FCICA Executive Director, Catherine   to expand your knowledge, provide a
           THAT BENEFITS OUR CURRENT        Church, with   forum to find solutions to challenges and
           MEMBERS AND WILL INTRODUCE       your leads or questions.          the opportunity to network with other
           FCICA TO  COMPANIES THAT DO NOT    Sharing best practices and professional   leading flooring manufacturers and service
           YET KNOW THE VALUE OF FCICA      networking are part of FCICA’s mission   providers.
           MEMBERSHIP.  We continue to work   and is an important tool we provide our   Other great tools FCICA provides for
           on new opportunities for  members   members. The Membership Committee   your success are our educational webinars
           to network in person and virtually.   is currently working on developing a   and the Certified Installation Manager
           Specifically, we are looking forward to the    consistent virtual meeting where members   (CIM) Program. The CIM Program was
           2021 Annual Convention, where we plan   can discuss topics of immediate interest   developed in 2012 and we had our
           to update the CIM Program, to name just a   such as what is keeping them up at night   first CIM, Amy Johnston, with Flooring
           few ‘tools for success’.         and what challenges they are currently   Services, Inc., complete  her certification in
             Interested in the possibility of a free   facing. They are also working on hosting   2015. We currently have over 200 Certified
           membership in FCICA? FCICA’s New   regional, in-person meetings where   Installation Managers! This year, the CIM
           Member Promotion allows current   members can network locally since we   Steering Committee will be updating the
           members a $100 credit towards their   were not able to meet in person at our Mid-  content of the program to enhance this
           next membership renewal for each new   Year Meeting last October.   beneficial tool for our members and the
           FCICA member they recruit. We want to   We are looking forward to the 2021   industry.
           encourage membership and share FCICA’s   Annual Convention which was rescheduled   We are looking forward to an even better
           mission to help make flooring contractors   to May 25-27, 2021 in Austin, TX. We are   year in 2021 and FCICA will provide the
           successful through expert education,   evaluating whether that date may need   tools necessary to get the job done. 

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        Dan Lipman             t (630) 672-3702                                               1. Grow membership and engagement in
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                                              2. Create opportunities for members to
                               t (630) 672-3702                              network in large and small group settings.
                                                                            3. Expand quality education and certification
                                                                             programs offered through FCICA.
                                                                            4. Increase recognition of FCICA’s value
                                                                             within the industry.

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