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July 2012

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Monday, July 02, 2012

RFMA 2013

RFMA Regional Events

Chicago Event

Tennessee Event

Help RFMA, Help You

Upcoming Webinar


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

Restaurant Members

David Shotwell

Michele Miller
Hallrich Incorporated

Jessee Frank
Dickey's BBQ

Damon Burlison
Uncle Julio's Corporation

Matt Matros
Protein Bar

Vendor Members

Dan Farmer

Connie Hawk
Aqua Chem Pac, LLC

Jim Riemer
Aqua Chem Pac, LLC

Frank Lardino
Cherry Logistics Corp.

Rick McMasters
MC Sign Company

Kris Nelson
Vortex Doors

Ahmad Rahman
Floormax USA

Josh Holecko
FacilitySource Inc.

Kevin McDonald
Kmack Construction

Steve Seneca
Aqua Chem Pac, LLC

RFMA 2013 Registration Has Opened!
RFMA is excited to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for RFMA 2013. Visit ourNEW RFMA 2013 conference website to register today and to check out all the amazing speakers, education sessions, and events happening at RFMA 2013 in Orlando!
Click hereto visit our RFMA 2013 website and register today!

Call for Abstracts!
Interested in submitting an abstract for an education session at RFMA 2013? Abstract submissions are open and will be until July 15th. Click here to view the RFMA 2013 topics and click here to view the rules to submit an abstract. Visit our conference website for more information and to submit your abstract!

RFMA Regional Events

RFMA fun at the Roughriders
We had a great time at our first regional event of 2012 in Dallas and we look forward to our next two events in the upcoming weeks! If you will be in the Tennessee or Chicago area in the next few weeks register today for our upcoming RFMA regional events!

: RFMA on the Lake

Join other Chicago-area RFMA members for a Night on the Lake!

Where: Burnham Park Yacht Club, Chicago
When: Tuesday, July 10 4:00-6:00 PM

The Burnham Park Yacht Club is situated in the newly configured Museum Campus Area of Chicago's lakefront and is located on Northerly Island which forms the Eastern shore of Burnham Harbor, the most sheltered harbor in Chicago, It's history dates back to the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1933. The clubhouse provides views facing the harbor offering magnificent views of the harbor activity as well as a panoramic vista of Chicago's skyline, said to be the most exquisite view of Chicago.

Enjoy the best views of Downtown Chicago on Lake Michigan, along with delicious hors d' oeuvres, beer and wine, and time to network with fellow RFMA members. We invite you to bring a guest and/or a RFMA member prospect who you think might like to learn about our association. You can register your guest online when you register yourself.

TENNESSEE: RFMA Gives East Tennessee Volunteer Event
Work side by side with other RFMA members for this special RFMA Gives Regional Event

When: August 3rd
10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon CST
Where: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (Warehouse)
136 Harvest Lane,
Maryville,Tennessee 37801

After the successful completion of two RFMA Gives remodel projects in California and Colorado, RFMA members were looking for ways that they could get together and give back in their own communities. Join other RFMA members to connect and contribute through a morning of volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

If you have any questions regarding this volunteer opportunity, please contact event organizer, Kevin Carringer at For questions regarding registration, contact Jennifer Moore at

To register to any of these RFMA regional events log onto and visit our Event Calendar or click here to register

Help RFMA Help You!!

For all who were a part of RFMA 2012, you saw for yourself that it was our biggest and best annual conference yet! We are committed to making sure that we continue that growth at RFMA 2013, March 10-12 in Orlando. RFMA wants to make sure that the customers and prospects who YOU want to target will be in attendance. We have created a direct mail piece that invites participation in our annual conference and promotes a special 90-day FREE Trial membership in RFMA. We want to get this in the hands of the restaurant facility managers from national chains and franchisees who are most important to you and your company. That is where we need your help.

If you would be willing to provide us with a list of who you want us to target, we will mail directly to those individuals, with the guarantee that the list will be kept confidential. Or, if you would like to mail to them yourself, we will provide you with the marketing materials for you to send to your own customer and prospect list.

What better way to show your customers that you are looking out for their best interest than to invite them to be a part of an organization built by and for restaurant facility professionals. Even companies who will not be exhibiting at RFMA 2013 can benefit by increased restaurant membership and the exposure to those new members. By connecting restaurateurs with RFMA, they will connect back to you!

If you would like to be a part of this marketing effort and help ensure the continued growth and success of RFMA, please email or call Heather Webb at or 972-805-0905.

Upcoming Webinar
RFMA-U to Present Our Next Webinar
on July 20th

"Restaurant Plumbing 101"

Date: Friday, July 20, 2012 10AM CENTRAL
(11:00 ET / 8:00 PT / 9:00 MT)
Duration: 90 minutes
$25 for Members $75 for Non-members

Are you new to plumbing and drain issues within your restaurant organization? Join us for this one hour webinar where we explore the basics of restaurant plumbing, design and layout. We will also include many tips regarding plumbing and drain maintenance, safety, and preventive maintenance. By attending this seminar you will educate yourself on the basics of restaurant plumbing and become more comfortable with common plumbing issues, and troubleshooting problems.

Presenter: Larry Rothman
Director of Plumbing, Roto-Rooter Services Company
BA Economics – SUNY Buffalo 1980
Professional Licenses:
Master Plumber State of New Jersey since 1986
Professional Associations:
Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (PHCC), National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO), North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)
Board Memberships:
Board of the Apprentice and Training Committee – PHCC
Plumber since 1981

How to Attend:
Join the live program from your office, home or hotel room using a computer for the web portion and telephone for the audio portion. You may ask questions, participate in surveys and post comments from your computer during the program. You may also invite colleagues to watch the program from a shared computer or projection screen and speakerphone. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register.

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