August 2017 Newsletter Print

BOMA Golf Outing

SHOTGUN START 10:30 a.m. (Team scramble format)
COCKTAILS, DINNER, AND PRIZES 4:00 p.m. (approximately)

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President's Report

Message from the President - Paul Muck

We are so very excited to welcome so many members and their guests to our 2017 Annual Golf Outing at the Links at IVY Ridge on Monday, August 21, 2017. Great golf, great food and great fun will be the rule of the date.  We are also fortunate to have the total solar eclipse pass across the U.S. during our outing, those cities in the path will witness darkness for around two minutes. This will be the first time a total solar eclipse has moved from coast to coast in 99 years and we are excited to experience it with you!  Be prepared for some surprises!

Our charity for 2017 is the Catholic Health Mercy Hospital Foundation for the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center.

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Calendar of Events

August 21--Annual Golf Outing

September 20--Children's Hospital Tour

September--Membership Social Event

October 17-- BOMA Awards luncheon

November 15--Annual meeting

December 1--Holiday Celebration

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Message from the Executive Director - Jennifer Aiple

Message from the Executive Director - Jennifer Aiple

Please join with me in thanking our 2017 Golf Outing sponsors, donors and Golf Committee for a their generosity of time and their offerings for the outing and raffles.   The continued success of this event is because of this incredible strong support.  Thank you to all!

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Welcome New Members

Please join us in welcoming the following new members in 2017 thus far.  Eric Palmateer (A Finer Finish of WNY); Tim Weber and Amber Garner (Acquest Development); Douglas Scheu (Architectural Resources); Maddie McCauley (Buffalo Office Interiors); Jeff Dinehart (WNED/WBFO); Barry Heller (Hercules Corporation); Charles Hunt (Hunt Real Estate Corp.); Kevin Lalley (Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning); Matt Owens (Johnson Controls Inc.); William Palisano (Lincoln Archives); Leo Noe (Mueller Security); Raymond Mawhinney (Orkin); David Bassanello (Transwave Communication Systems); Phillip Zimmerman (EMCOR Services Betlem); Jeffrey Burns (Entuit); Don Freedman (Ferguson Electric); Wesley Froebel (Flexlume); and Scott Converse (H&V Equipment Sales).

PLEASE REACH OUT TO THESE NEW MEMBERS and all of our members for your business needs or to find an answer to a situation you need solid professional input on.  

"We are only as strong and successful as the network we create!"

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Get to Know A BOMA Buffalo Member!

Zach Melas
Director of Procurement

Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation

What is your favorite thing about Buffalo? 
I hate waiting for traffic
What is your favorite food item and/or restaurant? 
"Saltimbocca" Veal Chop at Hutch's
What is one of your favorite quotes? 
 "Every job is a self-portrait"
Where is your hometown?
 East Aurora, NY
What was your first job? 
Basketball Camp Counselor at EA Boys and Girls Club

If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
My father

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Member Discount Programs

The Home Depot offers a national rebate incentive program for BOMA members. This program also helps to support BOMA Buffalo. Enroll in the program and receive a 2% annual rebate on all qualifying pre-tax purchases (a qualifying purchase is any pre-tax purchase on a registered account), plus special services and savings, including dedicated support, delivery, competitive pricing, volume discounts, and more. There is no cost to enroll. You can register any form of payment accepted by The Home Depot, including checking accounts, credit cards, debit cards and The Home Depot accounts. Annual purchases must total a minimum of $10,000 to qualify for the rebate.

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BOMA Buffalo taking action to support energy Star

In July, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations passed a bill out of committee that included funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® program. Though questions remain about the future of the program, this is good news for the commercial real estate industry, which relies on ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager to benchmark building energy, waste and water.

This past spring, the White House proposed cutting the program entirely, which prompted BOMA International and other industry groups to move quickly to advocate for its protection. BOMA Buffalo president, Paul Muck, sent letters to members of Congress on behalf of our members expressing building owner's support of ENERGY STAR, and we encourage you to do the same.  To do so, please visit the BOMA Grassroots Action Center or feel free to use the BOMA Buffalo letter as a template. If you have question, please contact Don Erb,

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Committee News

Would you like to be an active committee member with BOMA?  We are currently seeking volunteers for the member communications, membership and awards program committees. Call Jennifer @ (716) 856-3801 to get started!

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BOMA Buffalo Apparel Store is Now Open!

Welcome to the BOMA BUFFALO Online Store  

BOMA Buffalo logo merchandise and apparel are available for purchase. Show your BOMA support or give a gift to a co worker.  We hope you enjoy the products! Please share your feedback at

Vist to start shopping today!


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