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Now is the Time to Act on Conference Learning

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hello RFMA members,

Wow, another great national conference. I appreciate all your engagement. I hope you enjoyed your time and were able to have some good takeaways. From the opening party inside the Gaylord to the closing party at the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, there was plenty of opportunity to have fun and network with your peers and vendors. Hope you took advantage of the great educational sessions, roundtable events, and spent plenty of time on the exhibit floor checking out new vendors and technologies that can make you more efficient.

During the Opening session Jamie Clark, who is quite the adventurer and risk taker, spoke about his unique perspective on effective leadership, which was inspirational to all. Now is the time to implement some of his thoughts to help you personally and your organization achieve the goals necessary to win in our industry.

It can be a bit overwhelming to get back into the work routine after the conference but now is the time to keep the momentum going on the items to assist you with your daily facilities responsibilities. Reach out to those vendors, suppliers, and peers on new initiatives that will benefit you and your company by saving time, money, and provide a better quality product and/or service. RFMA has the tools to help. Embrace the ever changing facility environment. Be proactive and make a difference. RFMA realizes you have to juggle several different jobs at once and we are here to help.

Thanks to all for making this conference a success. Don't hesitate to contact anyone at RFMA on any issue. Rest assured, we are already working on making the next conference in Charlotte better than Denver.

Dover and out


Jeff Dover, CRFP 
Facilities Resource Manager | Restaurant Facility Management Association 
jeff@rfmaonline.com
972-805-0905 ext

Tags:  conference learning  educational sessions  key takeaways  restaurant roundtables  RFMA 2020  RFMA 2020 conference 

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Are You Ready For The Conference?

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

Time sure flies by. It seems like yesterday we were getting ready for our get together in San Diego. Now, it's almost time for our next national conference in Nashville beginning on March 13th. Are you ready? Have you registered and made travel and hotel arrangements? This is always an exciting time at RFMA. The conference gives everyone a great opportunity to learn, network, and investigate ways to save precious dollars in your overall facilities costs along with making your life easier to maintain all your restaurants. This is the only conference designed specifically for restaurant facility professionals.

Due to the size and scope of this event, I recommend doing a little homework to gain as much knowledge as possible. The RFMA Conference App will be available in February but you can visit our conference website, www.rfmaannualconference.com,  now to review all scheduled events. Make sure to check out the times and topics for the great educational sessions. Are you looking at increasing your knowledge for Disaster Planning, Vendor Management, or Negotiating Services? We have these along with many more. How about investigating new vendors or touching base with existing ones? Review the exhibitor list and note the location of the booths you'll want to visit. With all the booths, it may be a bit overwhelming, which requires an efficient game plan. Make sure to sign up for the Restaurant Roundtable as it provides a good chance to network with other facility professionals in your same geographical area(s).

Lastly, if you are able to arrive early, sign up for our Fun Run/Walk benefiting RFMA Gives 2017 or play in the golf tournament. Have fun at the conference. There's really no secrets. We are all here to learn and share restaurant facility best practices. And don't forget to stop by the RFMA booth to learn more. We'll here to help.

Dover and out.

Tags:  booths  educational sessions  exhibitors  networking  RFMA national conference 

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