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Welcome to IFMA Orlando

IFMA Members at Skill's USA Facilithon 2019
Pensacola, Florida
Helping develop future FMs!
L-R, Larry Simmons, CFM, Phil Keller (MaintenX), Kathy Nelson, CFM (NASA), Chris Thornhill (Interstate Restoration) and Chris Crane (IFMA Jacksonville)
From our President....

On behalf of the Executive team and the board of directors, I want to welcome everyone to the IFMA Greater Orlando Chapter. This year, the Chapter will continue to promote and encourage membership development through formal educational opportunities at both the national (World Work Place, Facility Fusion, & Advocacy Day) and local (monthly programs or tours, formal certification training, and informal study groups) levels.   However, this year the Chapter is seeking to expand the facility career paths for the younger generation, starting within the high schools.  The Chapter will build on the work started from our participation in the Skills USA Facilithon activity at the local and state high school levels students; but is pushing for even greater innovative ideas to reach the young people of our Greater Orlando Community to encourage participation in the Facility Management world.  We need you.


Additionally, the Chapter is dedicated to becoming the Central Florida preferred resource for all Facility Management information.  The Chapter will develop toastmaster like membership speakers on a variety of pertinent facility topics.  Additionally, the Chapter will seek out and republish pertinent information, including legislation and news or magazine articles that are relevant for both members and non-members. Please alert us to any such material that you find useful to yourself or the industry in general.


Finally, the Chapter will explore and develop a marketing strategy that reaches out to the community on services and benefits we can offer to the profession.  If you have expertise, please step forward as this is a unique skill that we lurks within our membership that is highly needed and valued at this time. 


This year, our goals are growth in membership participation. We have a lot of opportunity and truly look forward to you helping us in any way you can.


B. Renee’ Ponik

President, Greater Orlando Chapter of IFMA



The Greater Orlando Chapter of  IFMA is your local source for facility management education, information and interaction.  We bring the International Facility Management Association’s vast resources directly to you.  
As a member of the Orlando Chapter, you benefit from:
  • Networking with colleagues and business partners in the Greater Orlando area;
  • Exclusive access to our chapter’s membership directory;
  • Search for associate members by industry or business type;
  • Educational and social events, including career growth programs, facility tours and best practices workshops;
  • Scholarship and grant opportunities for help with Membership and Education expenses
  • Employment referral services;
  • Roundtable webinars, study groups and exam preparation courses for those pursuing the CFM® credential.
  • Chapter-specific websites focused on FM news and activities in the  Central Florida area;
  • Opportunities to mentor FM students at local colleges and universities;
  • Opportunities to give back to your community through chapter-organized projects and fundraisers; and
  • Opportunities to join chapter committees or serve in a leadership position.


News & Headlines

IFMA Foundation releases FM guide to Violence in the Workplace
Posted April, 02 2019

submit your contact info for download of guide. https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/IfmaFoundation/WorkplaceViolenceDownload.html


IFMA Orlando raises $1500 for Rebuilding Together Orlando
Posted February, 11 2019

At the first Superbowl Tailgate party, the IFMA Orlando chapter had a tailgate table competition along with great food, prizes, and two grand prizes awarded to Facility Managers. A football pool for charity was done and raised $1500 for Rebuilding Together Orlando



Upcoming Events
Posted April, 17 2019

April 25 - Communicating effectively for Business

May 15, 2019 Spring Wing Fling celebrating World FM day

May 23, 2019 May Educational event/New member orientation/Chapter meeting



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