April 21, 2017

Featured Events

April 26th

Education Day/Reverse Trade Show
Surviving the Facilities Jungle

5 Compelling Reasons YOU need to attend....Deadline is Friday to get the lower rate!

1. YOU decide what FMS you would like to talk to. Remember it is a REVERSE Trade show.
2. There are a variety of FM companies there. So far ...NASA, CBRE, Lincoln, JLL, CVS, Orange County, City of Orlando, too many more to list...
3. You can get educated. Class on how to do business with public and private facilities. If you are an FM...a class on leadership and another on keeping a roof over your head (literally).
4. Listen to a "Survivor" (a real one from the show) on dealing with change and leadership
5. The food is outstanding at the Country Club of Orlando-lunch is included. Gotta eat!

Agenda for the day

Keynote Speaker, Carolyn Rivera
Educational sessions/Reverse Trade Show

Thank you to our sponsors
CFM Tier 1 Sponsor


Calendar of Events Import

Education Day & Reverse Trade Show

National Rebuilding Together Day
4/29/2017 (Saturday)

May 12 & 13th-CFM Exam Prep Course (sold out)

May Event-Avoiding those OSHA Fines


Exciting Member News

  Jim Connell, Suddath & IFMA member 

Suddath Central Florida Branch Wins Award!                   

Suddath® is pleased to announce its central Florida operation has received the 2016 Branch of the Year award, which recognizes overall top performance in the areas of safety, quality, capacity management and financial performance. The Orlando and Melbourne facilities combine to perform the central Florida operation.  

National Volunteer Week April 23-29, 2017 

Next week is volunteer week and we wanted to highlight some of our Facility Managers who have their CFM credentials to help other facility managers get theirs!  This takes time and effort for these volunteers to give back, and it is so appreciated. They have been taking turns leading a study group of members!

Tami Berry, CFM-CVS Hector Dietsch, CFM, -Seminole State 
Renee Ponik,CFM-NASA Scott Royer, CFM-NASA
John Penny, CFM-Atlantic.Net Tiffani Page, CFM, SFP-CBRE
Kevin Dupree, CFM-Walt Disney Kathy Nelson, CFM-NASA

Do you have any news to share?  Your company or you get an award?  
Did you have a new baby? anything interesting about
our members and their companies...we want to share!  
contact IFMA office

WIIFM-(What's In It For Members?)

What's In It for Members....

NEW job posting!!!  Seminole State College more info

Job resources-Looking for job? Know of someone needing to fill a job? We have links to FM jobs in your own backyard and also across the country.  We also can post a job.

Career Resources

Member Directory-YOU have access to our entire directory of members.  If you are an Associate, be sure to update your company profile so when members search for services, your company comes up. Member directory log in,  

Other Good Stuff

Facilithon 2017
Our chapter’s Facilithon Competition (what is a Facilithon?) which is being conducted through the SkillsUSA Florida Conference is upon us.  If you cannot attend the actual conference in Lakeland, as an active chapter member, you are now invited to attend the GOC Facilithon Pre-event Mixer on Thursday, April 20th at the Friendly Confines (4757 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806) to learn more about the contest which will be held in April 24 and 25th.
At the Mixer Volunteer Judges and any other support personnel will be informed of their role for the contest. Others are being invited to inform you of the overall program that is being presented by the Chapter to promote the FM industry to the secondary and post-secondary young people in our community. 
*** This is one of the strategic objectives of our chapter and serves to demonstrate our leadership in the IFMA and local community for the facilities management industry…! for more information contact Tarzan Frazier, CFM at 407-341-5457 


Upcoming Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tours

One of the great benefits of your IFMA membership is exclusive behind the scenes tours of unique facilities in Central Florida!  Some of our past tours included NASA, Walt Disney World, and the Orlando International Airport.  These tours take considerable coordinating and other IFMA members going out of their way to make it happen.  Our tours coming up this summer are the new Orlando City Soccer Stadium (June) and The Orange County Courthouse (August)

World Workplace 2017

World Workplace 2017-October 18-20, 2017 Houston, TX
Register now and save!
IFMA Orlando Weekly Update - April 21, 2017
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