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February Dish

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 07, 2012

New Members

Member News

Countdown to RFMA 2012!

What you need to know before coming to RFMA 2012

RFMA 2012 Conference APP

Interested in contributing to the Facilitator?

RFMA Gives Update

InSite Tips

RFMA Success Stories


RFMA Homepage

RFMA Annual Conference

InSite - RFMA's Online Community


RFMA welcomes these new members who joined in the month of January:

Restaurant Members

Sherry Scebbi
Starbucks Coffee Company

Conrad Ehrmantraut
Taco Bell/Border Foods

Todd Schaaf
Buffets, Inc.

Beth Dailey
Eat'n Park Hospitality

Kevin Cacek

Kathleen Peterson
Bruegger's Enterprise

Jon Woehrmyer
Wendy's QSCC

Michael Racklin
Real Mex Restaurants

Derek Sullivan
Tom's Diner

Amy Howdyshell
Starbucks Coffee

Tobi Greene

Vicki Sander
Vicki's Cozy Cafe LLC

Jack McGrew
Mariane Inc.

Dominic Talavera
The Johnny Rockets Group

Kevin Sorenson
Famous Daves of America

Curtis White
Toppers Pizza, Inc.

Kevin Morris

Vendor Members

Greg Carragher
Fine Line Facility Services, Inc.

Mike Churchill
All American Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Micah Dyer
Legacy Air, Inc.

Donna LaVon

Kim Nusbaum
Gallant Building Solutions

Ethan Kinsey

Jeff Reich
Gallant Building Solutions

Mark Evans
Corporate Painting Solutions, Inc.

William Ferraro
Bolt Facility Care Corporation

Keith Vanderbilt
Restroom Remodels Company

Allen Lonas
Reliant Facilities Maintenance, LLC

Michael Stark
Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions

Joe Kerlin
Deer Valley Plumbing

Joe DeSilva
Innovative Facility Solutions, LLC

Shelly Vandeven
Davaco, Inc.

Shane Skinner
RenCon Services Inc.

Doc Reisman
Facilitec Central

Nino Cervi
Progressive Flooring Services, Inc.

David Dixon
Lifetime Construction Services, Inc.

Nina Knight
Rinnai Corporation


Ron Mathews formerly with Taco Bell is now with Quality Solutions, Inc.

Dear Dish Subscribers,

I can't believe February is here and RFMA 2012 is right around the corner.
It is what we work towards all year long and we are looking forward to sharing with you all the new offerings at this year's event. There will be hundreds of new faces along with those who have been with RFMA since the beginning. It will be a unique opportunity that only comes once a year when you will be surrounded by like-minded people, eager to learn and share best practices. I hope you will relish the experience.

You will be receiving several different emails over the next few weeks, providing you with vital information regarding your registration badge and check-in, things to know before you come, exciting news about our new conference app, and more. I apologize in advance for filling up your inbox, but please trust that we wouldn't be sending them if we didn't believe it was information you needed to enhance your conference value and experience.

If for some reason you are unable to join us this year in Las Vegas, there will be a conference wrap up in the April/May issue of Facilitator magazine, and session handouts are available on the conference website. We hope you can join us next year.

Thank you for allowing RFMA to serve you.

Tracy Tomson
Executive Director
Restaurant Facility Management Association

If you have not registered yet for RFMA 2012 in Las Vegas there is still time! Click here to visit our conference website and register TODAY!

In the coming weeks we will send you an email entitled, "What to Know Before Coming to RFMA 2012." We want to encourage you to take a few minutes to review this important information. Even if you have been to RFMA in the past, there is always something new in store and each location is a little different. We want all to be pleasant ones so make sure you are prepared.

See you in Las Vegas!

What you need to know before coming to
RFMA 2012:

Make sure to check your inboxes for all the tips you need to know before coming to RFMA 2012 in Las Vegas! This email will be hitting inboxes in a couple weeks and will provide lots of helpful information about the conference such as conference app information, badge pick up details, new member reception info, golf tournament details and more!

If you have not logged onto our conference website, please visit to find out more on conference details, online registration, session information, exhibitor lists, and hotel booking information.

Don't worry be APPY!
Last month we launched RFMA's own app for iPhone and iPad users. This app provides easy access to our own online community, InSite. We are now excited to announce our newest RFMA app, our RFMA 2012 Conference App! Be looking out for your invite explaining how to download the app this week!

This RFMA 2012 Conference app will allow you to:
-Get Details on all the education sessions
-See the full conference schedule and create your own personal schedule for what you will attend
-Message other attendees
-Search and find exhibiting companies on the exhibit floor
-Read speaker bios and exhibiting company descriptions
-Submit session evaluations
-Map your way around RFMA 2012

Interested in writing, contributing, or advertising in the Facilitator?

Check out our guidelines for submitting an article to the Facilitator on our website under Member Resources.
Contact if you are interested in contributing to the magazine.
If you or your company are interested in advertising please contact Kristie Thymes at

The Ins and Outs of InSite: NETWORKS

Last month The Ins and Outs of InSite gave you some tips about how to use Forums. Here are some more InSite tips to help you navigate and utilize InSite! This month we would like to spotlight networks and job postings.

How can I link my other social networking accounts with my InSite account?
-We know that many people and companies have several social networking accounts. Keeping up with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc. can be a lot of work and confusing. To link your other social networking accounts to your InSite profile is very simple.
After logging into InSite, go to Networks on the left hand side of the webpage. After clicking Networks, you can simply pick which Network you would like your profile to link to (i.e. linkedin, facebook, twitter) and then copy the URL address for your social network page. After adding this Network to your InSite profile you and your connections will see these Networks in your My Bio page and can click on them as well to connect with you on these other social media sites. Start networking and connecting today!!

How can I post a job on RFMA's website?
-After logging into the RFMA website, choose the Member Resources tab. From there you can access the Care Center, post a job, or look for jobs posted by other RFMA members. You can either add search criteria or search all jobs and provide no search restrictions for job postings. Your job posting will also be linked to your InSite profile.

Check out the forums, connections and conversations of InSite TODAY!

If you have questions about InSite, please email

Countdown to RFMA Gives 2012!

We are very excited that RFMA Gives 2012 is almost here! We are planning on having our RFMA Gives work week in 2 weeks, February 20th-24th. We can not wait to see the amazing transformation that will happen in the SAME Cafe's kitchen!

Thanks to all of our members for their continuing support of RFMA Gives and the wonderful donations we have received this year for the project.

If you are interested in donating your time and skills during our RFMA Gives work week, please contact Heather If you would like to make a donation to RFMA Gives to help us fulfill needs to complete the project please make your checks payable to the Adera Foundation and in the memo section please write: RFMA Gives 2012. Remember 100% of the funds donated goes directly to RFMA Gives 2012. Please send your donations to:

Adera Foundation
3017 Waits Avenue

Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Have a successful RFMA story?

Check out Happily RFMA after...
Check out Bob, Gordon, Eli, Joseph's successful connection stories today!

Email if you or your company have had a success story about connecting with other RFMA members. We would like to compile these RFMA stories and feature them on a blog on InSite, our online community.

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