Speaker – Brent Bergen of Heritage Fire Sprinkler, Inc.
Location: Larkspur Bistro & Bar 904 E. Douglas Wichita, KS
Brent was born in Wichita and raised in the rural Kansas community of Whitewater. He has been serving the south-central Kansas area over the last 18 years by inspecting, testing, and servicing over 400 facilities ranging from large industrial buildings to schools and homes. He has earned a NICET III Certification in Inspection Testing & Maintenance Of Water Base Fire Sprinkler Systems as well as an AFSA certification though OSU. He is also certified and licensed to repair and certify all testable back flow preventers.
February's Meeting is
Join us for our 2nd Annual BOMA/IFMA Wichita Holiday Gathering and Fundraiser to raise money for the Wichita Children's Home
LaVela Banquet Hall (next door to the Candle Club)
6147 E. 13th Street N. Wichita, KS 67208
Please join us at Larkspur restaurant at (904 E. Douglas Wichita, KS 67202) for a lunch & learn.
We will have a presentation from Brian A. Coon, the Traffic Engineer for the City of Wichita, who brings his experience as an engineer, attorney, and police officer to bear on transportation-related problems. After graduating the University of Iowa, Brian was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives. Going back to engineering from politics, studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he worked with the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, where the SAFER Barrier was developed to protect racecars during crashes. Brian then graduated law school with honors at the University of Nebraska and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Brian is a licensed Civil and Mechanical Engineer in Nebraska, a licensed engineer in Kansas, a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, and an accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist. Brian is the chair of the Machine Design Exam Committee with NCEES and was a reserve police officer with the City of Maize for ten years. Brian also served as the sole technical expert in a whistleblower lawsuit, where a jury found that Trinity Industries had defrauded the Federal Government, awarding a $663M verdict. Brian is currently the Traffic Engineer and the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for the City of Wichita, Kansas.
Join us at Scotch & Sirloin at 5325 E Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67218 for our October meeting as we honor our past BOMA Presidents this month!
BOMA Wichita Past Presidents
Al Miville 1983 – 1985
M. Meredith Hill 1985 – 1986
Richard (Dick) Black 1986 – 1987
Ken Saville 1987 – 1988
Norb Schneider 1988 – 1989
Jack Allen / Steve Crain 1989 – 1990
L. Michelle Hudson 1990 – 1991
Bob Duncan / Dennis Evans 1991 – 1993
Steven J. Martens 1993 – 1994
Steve Crain 1994 – 1995
Dan Young 1995 – 1997
Robert Hanson 1997 – 2000
Ray Wattenbarger 2000 – 2002
Larry Weber 2002 – 2004
Mike Frederick 2004 – 2006
Craig Hanson 2006 – 2008
Larry Weber 2008 – 2009
James Meyer 2009 – 2011
Stephanie Palmer 2011 – 2013
Dave Lewis 2013 – 2015
Holiday Social and Wichita Children's Home Fundraiser
Join BOMA Wichita and IFMA at Scotch and Sirloin for lunch, dessert, fun and networking.
There will be Silent and Live Auctions as well as Raffle to benefit the Wichita Children's Home:
- WSU Basketball Tickets
- Las Vegas Condo Stay
- Vista Towers at Grand Lake Stay
- Lots of Gift Certificates for Hotels, Restaurants, Stores, and Professional Services
- Gift Baskets and More!
Members and Non-Members Welcome
RSVP by December 2nd to Michelle Loehr at email@example.com or 316.613.3433.
BOMA Members and Guests -
We will be taking a tour of the renovations at 125 N. Market in downtown Wichita.
"The 125 N. Market (formerly the Wichita Executive Centre and SC Telecom building) was built in 1963. Originally named The Vickers Tower, it housed Vickers Petroleum and many of the area’s great oil and gas companies. It was also home to Kansas State Bank & Trust. At the time it was built, the 19-story structure was the largest office tower in Wichita.
The building quickly filled with tenants and became one of the city’s most sought-after office addresses, due to its sleek polished granite exterior and fabulous 360-degree panoramic views. With a covered skywalk across Market Street, the building was directly connected to a multi-block area of downtown businesses, banks and commerce."
We will be having lunch at the newly opened Caesar's Table located onsite in the 125 Building.
Please contact B.A.E., Michelle Loehr if you plan to attend.
BOMA Wichita would like to welcome our October speaker:
KATY DORRAH, Executive Director
MARKARTS MARY R KOCH ARTS CENTER
They have a huge project in progress:
·Southwest corner of 13th Street and Rock Road
· 17 acres of undeveloped land
· Fifth busiest intersection in the city
· Architect: Howard + Helmer Architecture
· Contractor: Dondlinger Construction Building Plans
· 40,000 square-foot building
· Great hall with seating for 325-375
· State-of-the-art technology for teaching and exhibits
· Premier gallery for national exhibitions
· New culinary teaching kitchen
· Outdoor sculpture garden
· Green space for art fairs and special events
Please join us for lunch at Scotch & Sirloin and a presentation!
Please RSVP to Michelle Loehr for meal headcount
BOMA Members and Guests -
Orpheum Performing Arts Centre President, Diana Gordon, will give BOMA members a tour of the historic Orpheum Theatre. Since opening on September 4, 1922 The Orpheum has been one of Wichita's prominent venues providing our community with high-quality arts programming ranging from music, theater, comedy, dance, films to local church services, lectures, weddings and more. Built as a Vaudeville house, it converted to a film venue seven years after opening to adapt to the changing entertainment environment brought about by the advent of the “talkies”.
Lunch will be served on site prior to the tour.
Please RSVP to B.A.E., Michelle Loehr to attend.
Chuck Clanhan with Homeland Security
Active Shooter: Preparedness and Response
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aims to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" approach by providing training, products, and resources to a broad range of stakeholders on issues such as active shooter awareness, incident response, and workplace violence. In many cases, there is not pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are by their very nature are unpredictable and evolve quickly. The DHS Active Shooter presentation will better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooter.
Please join us for our 2nd Annual Vendor Appreciation Month! The Wichita chapter of Building Owners and Managers Association is a premier network of Commercial Real Estate professionals. Your membership with BOMA Wichita demonstrates your commitment to the profession and opens up a rich world of benefits.
May 10th’s meeting will give us the opportunity to share our knowledge with the other members, and make them aware of the services we offer to help them succeed in the operations of their Commercial Real Estate. We are limited on time, so I am asking everyone to limit their presentations to 3 minutes.
Please gather your business cards, brochures, and any of your logo gift items; and bring them to Sandy Weber at the S & A Design Center located at 400 N. Mead. It is located at the Northeast corner of 3rd and Mead (just beyond the Warren Theatre). The showroom is locked, so please call (316)640-5090 to arrange to have your items dropped off. I would estimate enough information for 45 bags.
Please reserve your speaking time and bring your items to Sandy Weber no later than May 2nd. Last year was a great success, and let’s make it even better this year!
Tuesday January 12, 2016
We’re excited to feature Business Growth Expert, Ford Saeks who will be presenting a special after-lunch presentation entitled: “Superpower Success: Improving Your Findability, Unique-ability, and Profitability!” You’ll want to make sure and mark your calendars and attend to discover how to improve your local visibility, build better relationships, drive more referrals and become the resource of choice with your target prospects.
ABOUT FORD SAEKS
As President & CEO of Prime Concepts Group, Inc, Ford’s extensive background in the business world and the Internet provides his clients with a unique advantage. His practical marketing approach and proven strategies have been applied across a wide range of industries and applications. He has successfully founded 10 companies, received three U.S. Patents, sold millions, and is the genius behind many successful ventures. Learn more at www.PrimeConcepts.com orwww.ProfitRichResults.com.
Join us for the annual BOMA Wichita Holiday Party.
This year's gathering will be at the Scotch & Sirloin. There will be a silent auction and raffle to raise money for the Wichita Children's Home.
To donate silent auction items or money for the gift baskets, please contact Sandy Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 640-5090.
Annual Business Meeting
Monthly Member Meeting
Union Station Tour
We will meet at Emerson Biggin's Old Town at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and the annual business meeting. Following the annual meeting, we will cross the street to Union Station for a tour.
Please RSVP to Michelle Loehr: email@example.com
515 S. Main, Suite 104
Wichita, KS 67202
Code Changes Are Coming
Ben Boesen of Boesen Plumb Elevator Solutions
If you own or manage a building with an elevator, you will want to attend our October meeting. Get a preview of the new codes that are under consideration and more than likely will be adopted by January 1, 2016.
515 S. Main, Suite 104
Wichita, KS 67202
Uncover a New Way to Save Energy
Keith Williams of Associated Equipment Sales
Many forward-thinking building managers have already optimized their lighting, installed occupancy sensors or upgraded to ENERGY STAR rated equipment in an effort to reduce consumption.
These projects are merely the tip of the iceberg in terms of energy savings.
Learn how much you can conserve by upgrading one of the biggest energy users in your building – pumps.