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RFMA office welcomes new membership coordinator
RFMA
There is exciting news coming from the RFMA office: We have a new membership coordinator who will join our team tomorrow, May 21. Ryan Nordling will be the friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you call for assistance with any and all of your member needs. If Ryan doesn't have an immediate answer, rest assured that she will find someone who does and follow up to ensure you are taken care of. Her primary role is to provide all of our members with the best possible member experience. We know you will all enjoy working with Ryan and she is looking forward to serving you and meeting you this summer at some of our member meet-ups across the country. Ryan can be reached at ryan@rfmaonline.com or 972-805-0905 Ext. 5. Welcome, Ryan!

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RFMA Gives honored by Dallas Life at special recognition luncheon
RFMA
Dallas Life, the recipient of the 2014 RFMA Gives remodel project, hosted a luncheon to honor their volunteers and donors over the past year. The RFMA Gives project had a significant impact on Dallas Life and their ability to serve the homeless community in the Dallas area. RFMA was represented at the luncheon by project chairs, Patrick Hentzen from KFC, and Gary Richert, as well as some of the many RFMA members who donated the resources that made the project possible: Jeremy Cuellar – Ameritech Services, Rodney White – Benjamin Moore Paints Doris Duncan – Olive Garden/Darden Restaurant Group, Amber Terry – Super Clean, Ann Nickolas – Cintas, Richard Nelson – Blair Construction.

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RFMA 2015: Call for Abstracts
RFMA
RFMA is now accepting abstract submissions for our annual conference being held at The San Diego Convention Center, Feb. 1-3, 2015. The abstract submission phase will be open from May 15 – June 15, 2014. All abstracts undergo critical review by the members of the RFMA Education Committee to ensure high quality of content. The Education Committee will decide, based on these reviews, whether the abstract proposal will be acceptable or need revisions.

Click here to submit the abstract proposal via the RFMA conference website. The abstracts will be reviewed by the Education Committee Conference Task Force. If you need to access your abstract to update or make changes, go to the Presentation Service Center.

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Come join us for our first Member Meet-Up in Dallas!
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Join us in the new RFMA office space to kick off our first RFMA regional event of 2014 and Terry Byerly with Pizza Hut's new column series, "Wet Your APPetite" in our Facilitator magazine. Come socialize with your RFMA peers and learn how to prepare some delicious appetizers with Chef William while also learning about the newest app technology to make the most of your social events. Remember to bring your favorite app to the party, as well as a fully-charged mobile device!

When: Thursday, June 26, 5-7 p.m.
Where: The New RFMA Office | 5600 Tennyson Parkway Suite 265 | Plano, Texas 75024
Registration: $15 per person*

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*You must register online in advance of the event and be a current RFMA member to attend.

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Facilitator: CRFP Spotlight on Jeff Dover
RFMA
RFMA's newest CRFP is also the newest member of the RFMA staff. Take a moment to learn about Jeff Dover, Facilities Resource Manager.

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Non-uniform uniforms
Restaurant Business
Sam Fox, CEO of Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts, wanted a youthful energy for his new healthy fast-casual concept, Flower Child. That included dressing the staff — half of whom are in their first job — in a free-form manner that reflected their tastes.

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Hiring goes mobile
QSR
It's no secret that the quick-serve industry has a high turnover rate, and the time and money businesses spend to hire new employees add up fast. But some operators are turning to mobile platforms to change employee hiring and retention strategies, thanks in part to a high percentage of millennial workers.

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'Undercover' restaurant CEOs renew focus on brand culture
Nation's Restaurant News
The greatest benefit to appearing on the television show "Undercover Boss" was not the chance to be in front of a camera, but rather to observe a restaurant brand's culture up close, three chief executives said during the 2014 NRA Show, being held in Chicago, May 17-20.

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3 myths when negotiating commercial leases and renewals
Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
Approximately 2 million lease-renewal transactions take place every year in North America, and most landlords push for a rent increase on a tenant's lease renewal term. This is normal. But let's debunk three common lease-renewal myths.

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Green cleaning or greenwashing?
Today's Facility Manager
With many municipalities now requiring sustainable cleaning and maintenance programs and many private facilities looking to do the same, the hardest part of "going green" is not usually getting buy-in from constituents and colleagues, but ensuring that the program put in place is truly "green."

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ASHRAE continues work on Legionellosis standard
Plumbing Engineer
Nearly 40 years after Legionnaires' Disease first gained public attention, the disease remains common throughout the world. Recent cases include outbreaks in Australia, Canada and the United States. As a result, ASHRAE continues work on what would be the first set of standardized requirements specific to the building industry for management of the risks associated with amplified growth of and exposure to Legionella.

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Looking for a good read? Try a Chipotle bag
The Christian Science Monitor
Fast food company Chipotle Mexican Grill has started a campaign titled "Cultivating Thought" that involves putting works by authors such as Toni Morrison and Michael Lewis on their food and drink receptacles.

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LED retrofit codes, standards
Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Clients are asking lighting designers to help them save on energy costs. Replacing fluorescent, HID or other lights with LEDs is in high demand.

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NRA Show: The magic of customer engagement
Nation's Restaurant News
Earvin "Magic" Johnson offered his best business tips during the 2014 NRA Show. He learned early that a clear understanding of customers is critical to success.

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Facilitator: Seeing through the FOG
Susan Daywitt
Most of us are familiar with the negative impact fats, oils and grease — FOG — can have on wastewater collection and treatment systems. But not all disposal systems are correct.

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Odor remediation: A breath of fresh air
Facility Management Journal
While most buildings are now tobacco free, there are other opportunities for malodorous issues to arise. Odor remediation technology allows occupants to breathe easily.

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Darden to sell Red Lobster for $2.1 billion
Bloomberg
Darden Restaurants Inc. agreed to sell the Red Lobster seafood-restaurant chain to Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion, giving it an injection of cash and time to focus on reviving growth in its Olive Garden business.

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The complimentary breadbasket is disappearing
The Boston Globe
It would be premature to pronounce the restaurant breadbasket dead. But what was once a straightforward offering has become so tricky that when chef Eric Gburski was deciding what to give diners at his new Southern-inspired restaurant, pickles seemed a safer option than warm cornbread.

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Natural and organic foods: Profit vs. performance
Archita Datta Majumdar
There's a war out there, but this one is all about feeding people right instead of killing. As more people are dropping foods based on genetically modified organisms from their diets, sales figures for products marked with eco-friendly labels like "organic" and "natural" are rising.

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