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C H AI R M A N ’ S L E T T E R

                     High Traffic Hospitality

                         BY PAT KELLY, FCICA CHAIRMAN

             HOSPITALITY MAKES UP A         included a great lineup of education topics   (CIMs) FCICA leadership participated
           LARGE PART OF OUR COMMERCIAL     including, Preventing Concrete Moisture,   at industry events, attending the FUSE
           FLOORING INDUSTRY.  With new     ASTM F3311 The Mat Bond Evaluation,   virtual conference, exhibiting at the
           advances in products and installation   How to Partner with your Manufacturer,   CFI Convention, and promoted FCICA
           tools, the industry is at-the-ready and   Social Media Best Practices, Recruiting   at several industry podcasts. Opening
           with tourism coming back, hotels   and Retaining Installers and James Lesslie,   up our virtual meeting registration to
           and restaurants want to invest in site   President of Commercial Division of   everyone, regardless of membership status,
           improvements.                    Engineered Floors; Scott Humphrey, CEO,   introduced non-members to the benefits of
             While there were few opportunities to   World Floor Covering Association and   participating in FCICA, thereby growing
           meet in person this past year, FCICA was   Tim Baucom, President and CEO of Shaw   and strengthening our organization.
           hard at work providing its members with   Industries, presented enlightening keynote   I am proud to be a part of this
           educational programming and networking   addresses.                organization and am ready to get back to
           sessions – all with the mission-related   The membership committee created   normal in our post-COVID world. After
           goal to help make its commercial flooring   ways for members to network in large and   a great 2021 Annual Convention, I look
           contractors more successful – particularly   small group settings through our monthly   forward to experiencing some southern
           in the Hospitality sector. In addition to   virtual Member Meet Ups and an in-  hospitality and to seeing everyone at the
           our monthly webinars, we hosted two   person regional networking event hosted   2022 Annual Convention at the Beau
           virtual meetings, the Mid-Year Meeting,   by INSTALL in Atlanta. Additionally,   Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS
           which had 432 attendees and the May   FCICA welcomed 25 new members and   March 21-23, 2022! 
           Virtual Meeting which had 366. Each   22 new Certified Installation Managers

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