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"Apps & Appetizers" Member Meet-up this Thursday in Dallas
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!

Can't make it to Dallas? Join RFMA in Denver
When: Monday, Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m.
Where: The Tavern Downtown
Cost: $15 per person
Denver Registration: Click here to register now!

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

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Become an InSite Insider
RFMA
RFMA is excited to announce the addition of gamification to our RFMA website. By logging on and participating in InSite you will be able to earn points, rewards and achieve levels. Start earning points today by logging on to rfmaonline.com! Earn points by creating connections, posting to forums, uploading a photo, attending an event and more! Our Top Level InSite Insiders will not only receive a blue Insider ribbon, but also will be recognized in our Facilitator magazine and at the RFMy's at RFMA 2015! *Remember, you must be logged into earn points.

Questions? Feel free to contact Ryan Nordling at ryan@rfmaonline.com.

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The Online CRFP Exam Prep Course is here!
RFMA
Finally — there's an online Prep Course designed by RFMA Member experts to help all RFMA members be the best restaurant facility professionals they can be. It's comprehensive. It's all-new. It's self-paced. And it's FREE for every RFMA member. So whether you're ready to brush up or expand your facility knowledge or go to the next level and take the exam for your CRFP credential — the choice is yours, and this one-of-a-kind course is for you!

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Embrace the new: Change to grow and grow to change
Mike McKinley
The idea of change can make people feel apprehensive. It tends to impart a negative emotional response. But all around us, change is happening all the time. We are actually confronting change every minute of our lives — which is why it's important to remain flexible and not dig in our heels when change is unavoidable.

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Starbucks restaurant La Boulange opens in Los Angeles
Epoch Times
A sign amidst the carefully crafted decor of the new Starbucks-owned restaurant La Boulange in Los Angeles reads, "Take your time." Just one day after the brand opened its first all-day restaurant, the customers seemed to be following instructions. This restaurant represents Starbucks' expansion into the restaurant business.

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Q-and-A: White Castle's Lisa Ingram on the business behind the crave
Columbus CEO
White Castle System President Lisa Ingram says the secret to success for her family's 93-year-old business is its culture. "No matter where you go in this company, whether it's an individual Castle or a plant or here in the home office, it feels like a family," says Ingram.

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Employee training: How McDonald's made me a better businessman
Entrepreneur
As has been the true for so many others, the golden arches of McDonald's represented a gateway to opportunity for Edible Arrangements franchise business owner Tariq Farid.

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Why they don't quit: 3 drivers of employee retention
Greg L. Alston
The debate has raged for years about what the biggest drivers of satisfied employees are. Most people default to pay as being important, and it is, but it may not be at the top of the list. So what are the elusive factors that determine whether you as an employer can attract and retain the high-quality people you need to do your job well? This is where it gets a little tricky.

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The ABCs of VOCs in facilities
Today's Facility Manager
What are VOCs — and could they be big polluters in your facility? Everything from food-related vapors to fumes from cleaning ingredients could be adding to the problem.

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Why implement a sustainability initiative?
Ryan Moosman
A growing ecological awareness is beginning to emerge as we find that conventional methods of interacting with the environment and using natural resources have consequences that threaten our quality of life and the well-being of future generations. We are developing new ways of living, learning, working, playing and doing business that embody a spirit of environmental stewardship, concern for all living species and improved quality of life for everyone — today and into the future.

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Wherever you are...We can be!

When your business has multiple locations, coordinating all of them is a massive job. You need one source to get everything functioning as a unified whole and to keep it that way. Source One is that one source.

 



Store design for all the senses
NACS Online
Understanding consumer psychology is key to creating a positive foodservice experience.

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Behavioral habits any (and every) foodservice operator should know
CSP Daily News
Regardless of what kind of facility they manage, foodservice operators came to FARE 2014 with a yearning to understand how constituents' behavior is changing. They heard about shifts not only in the habits of consumers, but also in the habits of their employees.

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4 perks that cost nothing — but mean everything
Forbes
More and more, employees are seeking greater meaning and purpose from their work. To coincide, there's a growing trend of offering perks that can help champion your employees' work and personal development. Best of all, they don't have to break to the bank.

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Popeye's pays $43 million for its own chicken recipe
Bloomberg TV
In "Bloomberg Big Number," Betty Liu reports that fast food chain Popeye's is spending $43 million to officially own recipes they've been using for years.

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4 mistakes to avoid when going green
FES
Entrepreneur Mark Samuels of Nimbus Eco shares his thoughts on how restaurants and other commercial foodservice operators can serve their customers responsibly.

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How to negotiate a lease renewal rent reduction
Dale Willerton & Jeff Grandfield
If you rent business space, it's important to properly negotiate lease renewals. But you don't have to wait until the end of your lease term (and you shouldn't).

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Reviewing tech tools for facility professionals
Facilitator
Welcome to the newest column in Facilitator, Wet Your APPetite, created in response to a popular 2014 RFMA session. Let's discover the best apps for making your job easier.

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Managers sound off on outsourcing
Facility Maintenance Decisions
The debate rages on among maintenance and engineering managers regarding the use of outsourcing in institutional and commercial facilities, but many managers say they are satisfied with their outsourcing experiences, according to a new survey.

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Patrons making noise about loud dining rooms
The Post and Courier
Almost as soon as Fred Neuville opened The Fat Hen, he realized he had a noise problem. Attractive concrete floors and a sleek dropped ceiling looked great but created an echo chamber. After spending $20,000 on acoustics, he's finding it's a problem with no fast solution.

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