Hello RFMA members,
It's been a busy last few weeks for everyone here in the RFMA office. We had a Benchmarking event hosted by John Getha at Wendy's headquarters to discuss Vendor Management, CMMS, and Asset Management. Several individuals were present representing Fazoli's, Frisch's, Taco Bell, White Castle, Brio/Bravo, and Steak Escape. Great information was shared and discussed by the group. The Benchmarking events are designed to share facilities related information to help other facilities professionals in their job responsibilities. It works out well for individuals looking to invest in different programs by utilizing the work and efforts already completed by their peers. The event is free and last only 2-3 hours and should not required an overnight stay. I highly recommend attending these in the future.
Debi Kensell and I also attended a Wendy's Franchisee Conference in Orlando, having a booth to drive new franchisee membership. Wendy's put on a great show. The foot traffic at our booth was fantastic. We are hoping to increase our restaurant membership substantially. Also, one of our own Wendy's members, Jim Morrow, was presented with The Dave Thomas Leadership Award, which is usually given to an Operations employee. His commitment to the brand did not go unnoticed. Congratulations to Jim!!
This week. Tracy and Heather are in Las Vegas for the FRANMAC Convention hosting a booth to hopefully gain new members. We (RFMA) are always striving to gain additional facilities professionals. If you know anyone in your Brand (company or franchise) that is not a member but should be, please let us know and we'll be glad to reach out to them.
RFMA is also hosting member meet up's in New Jersey on Oct. 20th, Louisville on Nov. 12th, and Scottsdale on Jan. 21st. Feel free to register thru the website.
Have a great rest of the week!
Dover and out.