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'Get to Know RFMA' sponsored by the Emerging Professionals group
RFMA
RFMA's newest member interest group, Emerging Professionals, invites you to be part of their first sponsored conference call to help educate and inform those who are new to the restaurant facilities industry, new to RFMA or are interested in learning about this month' s topic. On this conference call* you will learn about:
    • Some of RFMA's online resources
    • How our in-house Facilities Resource Manager, Jeff Dover, can help you!
    • Find out more about our brand-new online learning CRFP prep course that is available FREE to members.

Join us on Monday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. to learn about these great resources for RFMA members! To register for this event please contact Ryan Nordling at ryan@rfmaonline.com. *You must be a member to attend the call.

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Congratulations to RFMA Gives! 2014 — A "Power of A" Gold Award Winner
RFMA
RFMA is pleased to announce that we have received a 2014 "Power of A" Gold Award for our RFMA Gives program! The Power of A Awards recognize innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world.

Our RFMA Gives program was extremely well-regarded, with only 23 Gold winners this year out of more than 100 entries. The Power of A Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions associations make to society by enriching lives, creating a competitive workforce, preparing society for the future, driving innovation and making a better world. By receiving the Power of A Gold Award, our organization's program is automatically in consideration for one of six Summit Awards, ASAE's highest honor for associations, which will be presented at the Summit Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1.

RFMA wants to thank all of the participating members, donors, volunteers and leaders of our RFMA Gives projects over these past five years. We couldn't have won this award without your dedication and generosity to RFMA and our RFMA Gives projects each year.

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"Apps & Appetizers" Member Meet-up is next week in Dallas — have you registered yet?
RFMA
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 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*

Click here to register for this event now!

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

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Facilitator: Reviewing tech tools for facility professionals
Terry Byerly
Welcome to the newest column in Facilitator, Wet Your APPetite. This column was created based on the positive feedback received from the 2014 RFMA session titled "Smartphone Apps and Websites for the Facility Professional." Let's discover the best apps for making your job easier.

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Starbucks pays part of college tuition for US workers
Bloomberg
Starbucks workers who work at least 20 hours a week and enroll in Arizona State University's online bachelor's degree will get $6,500, about half of their tuition, for the first two years — and full tuition for the final two, the company has announced.

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Burgerville: A sustainability and sourcing case study
Triple Pundit
Over the past decade, Burgerville has made a concerted effort to ensure its purchasing supports it values — including local sourcing. It makes sense to purchase from local farmers who may then become loyal customers, but what if distant farms operate more sustainably than the local farms?

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Domino's introduces a 'Siri' to take mobile orders
The Associated Press via Sun Herald
Domino's this week rolled out a function on its mobile app that lets customers place orders by speaking with a computer-generated voice named "Dom."

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Priceline flies into the restaurant business with $2.6 billion OpenTable deal
Fortune
Priceline is snapping up restaurant-reservation platform OpenTable for $2.6 billion in cash, expanding the traditionally travel-only booking site's services. "They provide us with a natural extension into restaurant marketing services and a wonderful and highly-valued booking experience," said Darren Huston, CEO of the Priceline Group.

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Magnetic cooling enables efficient, 'green' refrigeration
Phys.Org
Magnetic cooling is a promising new refrigeration technology boasting several advantages — ranging from lower energy consumption to eliminating the use of hazardous fluids — that combine to make it a much more environmentally friendly option than today's standard fluid-compression form of refrigeration.

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Green roofs can be cost-effective way to prevent sewer system trouble
CleanTechnica
Green roofs are a cost-effective means of preventing sewage system overflows, according to new research from Columbia University.

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How to negotiate a lease renewal rent reduction
Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
If you rent space for your business, it's important to properly negotiate lease renewals. With doing so, ample benefits await — often including a rent reduction. You don't have to wait until the end of your lease term (and you shouldn't). Here are a few other points to keep in mind.

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Mark Cuban: To turn around a team, change the culture
Inc.
Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban discusses his early struggles and biggest successes, Donald Sterling and Shark Tank — and offers frank advice for other business owners.

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iOrder, iPay, iEat: Changing the way we dine out
CNBC
Welcome to the restaurant of the future: Digital menu boards change by the time of day or season. Customers order and pay with a few swipes, and restaurants know more about you — a lot more.

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Job candidates aren't the only ones who lie in interviews
Mel Kleiman
When faced with a hard-to-fill position or a shortage of great applicants or when trying to persuade a talented person to leave his/her current employer, many recruiters and hiring managers make the job sound more appealing than it really is or paint a picture of opportunities that simply don't exist.

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Taco Bell's 5 craziest menu inventions
Bloomberg TV
Taco Bell's latest food mashup, the Quesarito, joined the menu in June. The burrito wrapped in a quesadilla is the latest in the innovative chain's line of food hybrids.

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Deferred maintenance: Turn crisis into strategy
Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facility managers understand deferred maintenance. Generally, a policy of continued deferred maintenance results in higher costs, asset failure or even health/safety problems.

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Restaurant risks: Focus on kitchen exhaust duct
Restaurant Facility Business
Restaurants must maintain a certain level of cleanliness to stay open. But one of the most important facets of the business gets overlooked: the kitchen exhaust duct.

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Tips for opening a restaurant from a seasoned restaurateur
Restaurant Business
Sam Fox, CEO of Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts, has launched more than a dozen different restaurant brands and has upwards of 40 units under his helm. For his latest venture, a healthy fast-casual concept in Phoenix called Flower Child, Fox drew from his industry knowledge and pulled out all of the stops, even blowing through the budget repeatedly. It was worth it, he says.

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The Domino's Smart Slice goes to school
The New York Times
Given the uproar over federal rules aimed at getting schoolchildren to eat more healthfully, you might think fast food was an endangered species on the cafeteria line. but Domino's is delivering a pizza it calls the Smart Slice to more than 3,000 lunchrooms in 38 states, up from 3 states in 2010.

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Dunkin' Donuts to revisit the Golden State
Zacks, Zacks via Benzinga
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. intends to debut Dunkin' Donuts traditional restaurants in California before the end of 2014.

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Kickstarter campaign brings molecular sensor closer to market
Kickstarter
How do you currently assess the quality of your cooking oil? Or gauge the ripeness of fresh produce? A new device that fits in the palm of your hand is about to make it a lot easier.

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