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C H AI R M A N ’ S L E T T E R

                     Turn Today’s Challenges into Opportunities

                         BY PAT KELLY, FCICA CHAIRMAN

           THE PAST TWO MONTHS HAVE         many other critically important public   who have worked with Kim and her team
           CERTAINLY BEEN VERY CHALLENGING   safety facilities.              over the years understand the passion and
           FOR ALL OF US. The COVID-19 virus has   We had to modify and adapt our   commitment she has for FCICA. Kim’s
           had a significant impact on our personal   project installation processes to protect   role as our Executive Vice-President over
           well-being and our business. We have all   everyone on the job site. Creative   the past two decades has provided strong
           had to adjust our lifestyle and make the   solutions were developed so that services   steady leadership in all aspects of FCICA.
           critical adjustments in how we conduct   could continue to be provided as needed.
           business. It certainly has not been business   Collaboration with our supplier partners   FCICA has benefited from the hard
           as usual.                        and customers was never more important.   work Kim and her team have given to
                                            The network of experienced flooring   our association. Our membership and
           We should all be very proud to be a part   professionals created through FCICA   education programs (including CIM) have
           of the floorcovering industry because   working together has been incredible.   continued to grow. We all always looked
           of the many different ways we have   There is still a lot of work ahead of us but I   forward to the Convention and Mid-Year
           collectively responded to the challenge.   am confident we will all continue to work   Conferences that Kim organized for us to
           The services of our Commercial Flooring   together through the challenges which lay   network, learn and have fun!
           Contractors were classified as essential to   ahead!
           provide the needed support to keep our                            We wish Kim the best in her future
           economy going. These essential business   I want to take this opportunity to thank   professional career as she moves on to
           services helped support our healthcare   and recognize Kim Oderkirk for her   other exciting opportunities! Thank you
           facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies, and   21 years of service to FCICA. All of us   Kim from everyone at FCICA!!!  

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