Gives honored by Dallas Life at special recognition luncheon
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
RFMA 2015: Call for Abstracts
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.
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
Come join us for our first Member Meet-Up in Dallas!
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*
here to register for this event now!
*You must register online in advance of
the event and be a current RFMA member to attend.
Facilitator: CRFP Spotlight on
newest CRFP is also the newest member of the RFMA staff. Take a moment to
learn about Jeff Dover, Facilities Resource Manager.
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.
Hiring goes mobile
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
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Green cleaning or greenwashing?
Today's Facility Manager
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constituents and colleagues, but ensuring that the program put in place
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ASHRAE continues work on Legionellosis standard
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
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