Join RFMA in Atlanta on Tuesday
We hope you can join us at Topgolf to meet and mingle with other area RFMA members and have fun at the same time! We will have a private area and multiple bays where our group can gab and golf. Topgolf is not just for golfers. Anyone from the hopeful pro golfer to your neighbor's 7-year-old kid can play year-round. Just picture a 215-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground. The closer to the center or "bull's-eye" you get and the farther out you hit your micro-chipped balls, the more points you receive.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Topgolf Alpharetta
Cost: $20 per attendee
Click here to register now!
2015 Board Election: Ballot in your inbox; Vote by Nov. 7
You can have a direct impact on who will help lead RFMA into the future. Make sure you vote for our 2015 Board of Directors Election. All members in good standing will vote to fill four open positions for Restaurant Directors-at Large. Primary Vendor Members only will vote for the Vendor Representative to the Board. You can find your 2015 Board Election ballot in you inbox. Please submit your ballot no later than Nov. 7.
RFMA 2015 Session Preview: 'Grout' Expectations!
Join John Striednig at his session on flooring care, "Grout Expectations! Why do I struggle with my floors' durability?" at RFMA 2015. John has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry specializing in flooring and masonry applications. He currently participates in the ASTM C12 and ASTM C15 committees and is involved in creating product and installation method standards for adhered finish products. Also a member of the Masonry Veneer Manufacturer's Association (MVMA) and the Marble Institute of America (MIA), he sits on both organizations' technical committees for development of new standards. Through his current position, John offers a range of resources to the design and construction communities including specification review, AIA Continuing Education Seminars, jobsite presence and industry organization support.
RFMA Restaurant members are invited to register now to take advantage of our Early Bird registration rate of $100. The Early Bird rate ends Nov. 15! Click here to register!
Are you a current RFMA member or want to become one? Contact Ryan Nordling at 972-805-0905, ext. 5, or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about your RFMA membership.
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