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C H AI R M A N ’ S L E T T E R

                     Additional Planning and Precautions for

                     Healthcare Flooring Solutions

                         BY PAT KELLY, FCICA CHAIRMAN
             PLANNING AND EXECUTING           The Education Committee has identified   it. Amy Johnston with Flooring Services
           FLOORING INSTALLATIONS IN        four informative educational sessions for   is the host. I always leave having learned
           HEALTHCARE FACILITIES REQUIRES   the 40th Annual Convention. They are   something new or with a new tactic for my
           ADDITIONAL ATTENTION AND         also coordinating another Virtual Meeting   team.
           PRECAUTIONS. WHILE HEALTHCARE    and identifying the education topics for the   Finally, our Associate members are
           VENUE INSTALLATIONS HAVE VERY    October Mid-Year Meeting.         significant to the success of FCICA.
           SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, THEY, LIKE   Another educational opportunity is the   Associate Members support our
           ALL FLOORING INSTALLATIONS, RELY   monthly webinars. We have added a silent   organization in many ways - from providing
           ON ACCURATE ESTIMATING, PLANNING  auction feature to the product webinars to   relevant education through webinars,
           AND EXECUTION FOR A SUCCESSFUL   offer additional value to our members and   magazine articles, and convention sessions
           INSTALL. DETAILED PLANNING IS A   to benefit FCICA.                to sponsoring networking events, where we
           KEY TO SUCCESS.                    The CIM Steering Committee is working   all have the opportunity to learn from each
             FCICA has planned a great 2022,   on adding three, 3 Days to CIM training   other.
           beginning with the 40th Annual   sessions this year in an effort to increase   All of FCICA’s Committee leaders,
           Convention and Commercial Flooring   our CIMs by 30%. They are also working   together with our members, are consistently
           Trade Show, March 21-23, 2022 at the Beau   on an update of the CIM Program module   active in bringing you educational
           Rivage in Biloxi, MS. 2022 marks FCICA’s    content, presentations and assessments; this  programming, events and activities to
           40th Annual Convention. 40 years of   is the first revision to the Program since it   engage and benefit our current membership,
           education, and industry expert networking   was introduced 7 years ago.  as well as prospective members.
           to support the commercial flooring   The Membership Committee continues   Like our flooring installations, this year’s
           contractors, consultants, distributors and   to focus its efforts on increasing   details have been planned well. It’s going
           manufacturers. This year’s event is an   membership through promotions,   to be a great year. The Board of Directors,
           opportunity to celebrate the Association’s   marketing and holding regional in-person   Committee Members and I are looking
           successes and plans for future successes.  outreach meetings to introduce FCICA to   forward to celebrating with you 40 years of
             To realize future successes, our   prospective members. The Membership   FCICA’s successful support of Commercial
           committees are working on a number of   Committee also facilitates the monthly   Flooring Contractors at the Annual
           goals to advance our mission to help make   Member Meet Ups where members can   Convention and Commercial Flooring Trade
           commercial flooring contractors successful   share and discuss flooring topics suggested   Show, at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
           through expert education, sharing best   by our members. If you haven’t attended   in Biloxi, MS March 21-23, 2022! 
           practices and professional networking.  a Member Meet Up, I highly recommend

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

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