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Are You Registered For The Conference and Ready For Denver?

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hello RFMA Members,

It's only two (2) months until our national conference in Denver, running from March 8-10th. Are you ready? Have you registered and made hotel reservations? The national conference is such a busy time. It gives everyone a great opportunity to learn, network, and explore methods on saving valuable R&M dollars and look at better ways to take care of your facilities. The conference is designed and intended to to make your life easier in protecting your company's assets. It is the only conference designed specifically for restaurant facility professionals.

Due to the size and scope of this event, it is recommended doing a little research to gain as much knowledge as possible. The RFMA Conference App will be available in a few weeks but feel free to visit our conference website at to review all the scheduled events. Reviewing these will give you a better opportunity for scheduling your time efficiently. Check out all the great educational sessions to determine which is best suited for you and your company. Are you looking for new vendors or following up with existing ones? The Exhibitor List shows who's attending along with where their booth is located. With more than 300 booths, it can be a bit overwhelming if you do not have an effective game plan when the conference floor is open so plan accordingly. Make sure to sign up for the Restaurant Roundtables as these provide an excellent opportunity to network with other facility professionals in your same geographical area(s).

If you are arriving early, don't forget to sign up for the 5K Fun Run/Walk which benefits RFMA Gives 2021. Enjoy the conference and have fun. There are no secrets being shared just great restaurant facility best practices. Lastly, don't forget to stop by the RFMA booth to learn more or ask questions. We are here to help. See ya soon!

Dover and out. 

Jeff Dover, CRFP 
Facilities Resource Manager | Restaurant Facility Management Association
972-805-0905 ext

Tags:  booths  education  national conference  RFMA 2020 

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What Did You Takeaway From The Conference?

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Thursday, February 14, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hello RFMA members,

Well, another great national conference. I appreciate all your engagement. I hope you all had a good time and were able to have some good takeaways. From the opening party at the Fairmont rooftop pool deck to the closing party at the Coppertank Event Center, there was plenty of opportunity to have fun and network with your peers and vendors. Hope you took advantage of the great educational sessions 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 Jim McKnight provided numerous examples and ways to create a "rocking" culture within your own company. It starts with you. Make an effort, make it work. You, along with your co-workers will appreciate each other more than you ever had and the entire organization will profit from it. As Jim said, EVERY employee changes the "culture". Be the positive one and reap the benefits.

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 Denver better than Austin.

Dover and out.

Jeff Dover, CRFP 
Facilities Resource Manager | Restaurant Facility Management Association
972-805-0905 ext. 3


Tags:  Education sessions  National Conference  RFMA  RFMA Gives 

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