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The Dish, November 25, 2015

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!
We wanted to wish you, your family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful to have you as our members and can’t wait to continue serving you!
Additional speaking opportunity at RFMA 2016! RFMA's Riff Talks (Our version of a TED Talk)
This session will take placeTuesday, March 15, 2016, 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Each talk will be 8 minutes giving us a total of eight different "Riff Talks" to present. In order to be considered you must send a link to your 8-minute YouTube video for the RFMA Conference Curriculum Committee to make their selections. The topic can be anything in the restaurant facility management industry or something else that you're passionate about that would be of interest to our attendees.
For more details about Riff Talks at RFMA 2016, please click here.
*You must submit your video link byDecember 15, 2015to be considered!
Make sure to join us at RFMA 2016!
RFMA Restaurant members take advantage of our $100 Early Bird Registration Rate NOW! Click here to register.
Has your RFMA membership expired? Renew Now for 2016
Many RFMA Memberships are expiring duringthese next six weeks and we want to make sure you continue to see your RFMA benefits. Log ontorfmaonline.comand login with your username and password to renew your membership for 2016.
Need help renewing your RFMA membership or registering for RFMA 2016?Contact Ryan Nordling at ryan@rfmaonline.comor at972-805-0905.
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