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January 15, 2013 Dish Newsletter

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Jan. 15, 2013




Want to show your RFMA pride?
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Make sure to fill out a Vendor Allied Logo Licensing Agreement for 2013 so you are able to use RFMA's Vendor Allied logo. You can download the licensing agreement here. After filling out the agreement, please send it to Heather at, and she will send you back the vendor allied logo in multiple formats.

Congratulations to our new RFMA board members
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Congratulations to the newly elected RFMA Board of Directors: Kevin Carringer of Ruby Tuesday Inc., Alex Kanapilly of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Brent Taylor of Lone Star Steakhouse/Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, Richard Ross of Taco Bell and John Deal of Duro-Last Roofing. More

Jan. 18 is right around the corner: Sign up today for our Peer to Partner
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Take time to benchmark, discuss and gain knowledge with your peers and vendor partners. We will be discussing interior and exterior lighting Jan. 18 and vendor management — national, regional, local trade vendors vs. integrated facility managers — on Feb. 15. Please join us on the call from 2-3 p.m. EST Friday. You must be registered to participate. To register, please visit our event calendar.

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Renewed and registered yet?
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Make sure that you have renewed your 2013 RFMA membership. The easiest way to renew is on our website. If you have any questions regarding renewals or your membership status feel free to contact our membership coordinator, Carly Wohlers, at 972-805-0905.

Visit our conference website and register today for RFMA 2013 from March 10-12 in Orlando, Fla. RFMA members get a special member rate, so make sure to renew your membership and take advantage of the savings today.





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Jan. 18

Peer to Partner Benchmarking Call


Feb. 15

Peer to Partner Benchmarking Call


March 10-12

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Words of warning: Simple ways to ruin your professional relationships
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An excellent restaurant facilities manager will make regular follow-up calls, provide detailed and specific information and visit every facility often enough to have a a personal relationship with the people who run each facility. But you don't need to shoot for excellence; being OK at your job is perfectly fine. Just like it's perfectly fine to be an OK parent. More


2013: Are facility management budgets on the brink of recovery?
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National statistics say the economy is mounting a slow recovery — but is facility management seeing any of it? From budgeting to master planning, FM funding is on the cusp of improvement, according to the 556 BUILDINGS subscribers who responded to our third annual industry outlook survey. More

The top 10 dining out trends in 2013
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If you have avoided dining out in order to keep to your resolution to eat more healthfully in the New Year, the restaurant industry wants you to know that they are here to help. Many restaurants are going to be serving up nutrition and health on the menu this year. "We have seen an increasing interest in health and nutrition among consumers over the last several years, and these consumers' needs and desires are being reflected in many of our restaurants' offerings," said Joy Dubost, Ph.D, R.D., director of Nutrition and Healthy Living for the NRA. More

Touchscreen restaurant table forecasts the end of human interactions
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It's only natural that with tablets becoming more popular and television screens growing larger, someone would combine the ideas into a touchscreen table. But while a touch-capable coffee table would look cool in your living room, the general consumer market just isn't quite there yet. More

Restaurants surveyed for 2013 food trend predictions
Fast Casual    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article, an online restaurant deal resource, has polled 106 restaurants throughout the quick-service, fast casual and full-service segments to gain insight on 2013 culinary trends. More

Protect your property with winterization
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There are a number of cost-effective steps facilities managers and building owners can take to ensure that their properties and their grounds are sufficiently maintained through the winter and ready for springtime. More

Green building trends for 2013
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Green building will continue its rapid expansion around the world in 2013, even in the face of continuing economic difficulties in the U.S. and Europe, says consultant Jerry Yudelson. By the latest count, there are 50,000 LEED projects underway. More

Restaurants counter payroll tax hike with service boosts
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Lost in the headlines of the legislative resolution to the "fiscal cliff" would permanently freeze income tax rates for households earning less than $450,000 is the fact that a two-year-old payroll tax holiday expired, which operators worry could mean less spending at restaurants. More


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