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Join us in Denver at our next RFMA Member Meet-up
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When: Thursday, Aug. 13 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: Wynkoop Brewing Co. in Downtown Denver
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*Remember you must be a RFMA member to register for this event.
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It's time for our 5th Annual Buyer's Guide! Update now!
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We are happy to announce that our 5th Annual Buyer's Guide will be featured in our October/November Facilitator magazine. Every Vendor Allied Member company will receive a FREE listing in the Buyer's Guide which will include:
  • Company name
  • Address
  • Website
  • Phone number
  • Company description
  • 5 vendor categories
This information will be pulled from your Primary Vendor member's InSite profile. Remember the Vendor categories HAVE changed so you must update them.
You must update all of your information by Aug. 21!

Want to enhance your Buyer's Guide listing? Click here to view your enhanced options.

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Congrats Milissa Garrity on becoming a Level 3 InSite InSider
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INSIDE THE INDUSTRY


Shrinking food waste
Restaurant Business
Although many operators want to reduce food waste because it's the right thing to do for the environment, some are being pushed by government mandates to put systems in place. In states and municipalities including California, Washington and New York City, restaurants are scrambling to comply with mandatory waste-reduction programs. Space, expense and lack of local resources are the major roadblocks, they say. In this article, three operators in these areas and elsewhere share the solutions that are working for them.
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Facility management software improves efficiency
Business 2 Community
Facility management software is used to manage facilities as a whole as well as the space within those facilities. It can be used to determine how to most effectively lay out an office, divide space for various projects, assign space to different groups and keep track of maintenance.
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Water + Heat = Scale

If you have water that is being heated for cooking or beverages then you have scale forming in that equipment. Scale negatively impacts taste of foods and beverages in addition to the maintenance nightmare caused in equipment.

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Important tips to eliminate slip, trip and fall hazards
Safety.BLR.com
Slips, trips and falls make up the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15 percent of all accidental occupational deaths, second only to motor vehicles. Reminding your employees about precautions could help prevent a deadly or disabling incident. Slips typically happen when there is a loss of grip between the shoe and the floor. Trips happen when a person's foot hits a low obstacle in his or her path, causing a loss of balance. Factors to examine when assessing slip and trip hazards include the following.
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How smart lighting has the potential to reduce energy costs by 90 percent
Firstpost
Internet of Things architectures are rapidly driving smart lighting technology, according to Gartner Inc. Gartner predicts that smart lighting installed base is projected to grow from 46 million units in 2015 to 2.54 billion units in 2020. In 2014, 300 million to 500 million square feet of commercial space worldwide could be considered to have intelligent or smart lighting.
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Why Choose Heritage Parts?
Heritage Food Service Equipment, Inc.
With same-day shipping, extended Saturday hours and dedicated parts specialists, Heritage Parts is the industry’s leading distributor of foodservice replacement parts. When you choose Heritage, you’re choosing the parts experts.
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OpenTable research reveals what diners actually want from technology
Restaurant Magazine
OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, recently released the results of its "Technology and Dining Out" research survey, which provides insight into what diners want from technology before, during and after the dining experience. The study explores everything from whether googling diners before they arrive is creepy or cool to what diners think of emerging in-meal technologies like on-table touchscreens and mobile payments.
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A winning recipe — 4 tips to reduce liability in restaurants
Fast Casual
From restaurants to catering, working with the public brings risks, including lawsuits. Spanning liquor liability to slips and falls and food poisoning, accidents can happen every day, no matter how well-prepared business owners are.
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More than 150 restaurants and retailers trust RSM Maintenance for plumbing, HVAC-R, electrical, handyman, locks, exterior services and painting. Self-performing general repairs in the Northeast!


Tips to responding to a flood or water intrusion
CleanLink
With the recent flooding in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma from Tropical Storm Bill, many property owners face the strong possibility of mold growth caused by the floodwaters and ensuing heat afterward. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention stated that, "Studies of mold growth on building materials, such as plywood, have found that mold grows on materials that remain wet for 48 to 72 hours. Flooding, particularly when floodwaters remain for days or weeks, provides an almost optimal opportunity for mold growth."
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Survey: Companies lack energy strategies
ACHR News
An international survey of more than 1,500 professionals shows that while most companies see the cost benefits of energy efficiency measures, the majority lack a clear strategy, concrete targets, and a systematic approach to energy efficiency throughout the organization.
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Is mobile the key to digital ordering success?
Pizza Marketplace
Digital ordering has gone through several waves of evolution over the past 15 years, starting with online ordering as the only ordering channel and now spanning multiple ordering channels, with mobile shining in the spotlight. But is mobile the key to digital ordering success? The brief history of digital ordering helps to shed light on the rise of mobile and its role in digital ordering today and in the future.
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