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C H AI R M A N ’ S L E T T E R

                     Resilient Finish to FCICA’s Year

                         BY PAT KELLY, FCICA CHAIRMAN

           SO MUCH MORE TO THE FLOORING     opportunities - our members have   current trade and shipping challenges, etc.
           COMMUNITY THIS PAST YEAR AND     missed.  Both virtual meetings saw record   This September 14-16, 2021, is the
           A HALF THAN IT HAS BEFORE.  The   attendance and participation from our   Annual Convention in Austin, TX. We are
           resilience of our commercial flooring   members and other industry professionals,   thrilled to be holding this first in-person
           community has amazed me. In a year   whom we hope will become FCICA   Convention in over a year and a half.
           of immense challenges, personally and   members.                   The 2021 Annual Convention’s goal is to
           professionally, our association has remained   In April, we held our first in-person   expand our attendee’s knowledgebase,
           steady due to -- the commitment of our   regional meeting at the INSTALL training   provide a forum to find solutions to
           members.                         facility in Atlanta. That was a nice first   challenges and the opportunity to network
             FCICA’s mission is to help make   step with our industry partner toward   with other leading flooring manufacturers
           commercial flooring contractors successful   providing additional professional   and service providers. This will also be the
           through expert education, sharing best   networking opportunities for our members.  first opportunity for many to meet with
           practices and professional networking. This  Additionally, FCICA has hosted more   suppliers and customers face-to-face at the
           mission is hard to accomplish when you   webinars this past year to provide expert   Commercial Flooring Trade Show.
           cannot get together face-to-face. FCICA   education to our members. We also   I am looking forward to seeing y’all at
           pivoted and held its first virtual Mid-Year   implemented a virtual monthly member   the 2021 Annual Convention in Austin, TX
           Meeting last October, postponed the in-  meet up where members can network and   - in person, in September.  
           person convention to September 2021 and   discuss important industry topics such as
           in its place held the May Virtual Meeting   labor recruitment issues: attracting and
           to provide the education and networking   retaining personnel, how to respond to

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