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June Dish

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Members

RFMA Regional Events

Dallas Event

Tennessee Event

Chicago Event

RFMA Benchmark Survey

RFMA 2013 Call for Abstracts

Help RFMA Help You!

RFMA-U Upcoming Webinar

RFMA Success Stories

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InSite - RFMA's Online Community


RFMA welcomes these new members who joined in the month of May:

Restaurant Members

Matthew Wells
Zoe's Kitchen
Rick Pope
Ruby Tuesday
Tom Nolan
Kormex Inc.
Andy Alexander
Landry's Inc.
Jenny Zou
Blue Horizon Hospitality Group
Mari-Clare Lunde
Joey Restaurant Group

Vendor Members

Michael Vezina
Life Safety Engineered Systems, Inc.

Randy Russo
Commercial Services, Inc.

Ross Pappas
Advanced Facilities Maintenance Corporation

RFMA Regional Events!
RFMA is excited to announce 3 regional events happening in June and July! We would love for any of of members to join us at any of these regional events.

DALLAS:RFMA Night at the Roughriders
Dallas area RFMA Members: Bring your family or friends and join us for
RFMA Night at the Roughriders!

When: Sunday, June 24th
Game Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Dr. Pepper Ballpark
7300 Roughriders Trail
Frisco, Texas 75034

Our special $23 ticket price includes a premium viewing spot in a private reserved area on the party deck, plus Sonny Bryan's BBQ, beer, wine and Dr. Pepper for 2 hours, and a limited edition Rough Riders hat! If you would like to purchase a parking pass for just $5 ($10 if you buy at the gate), be sure to add that to your order.

It was not too long ago that Texas Rangers players such as Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus, Mitch Moreland, Neftali Feliz and Alexi Ogando were on the field for the Frisco Roughriders. So come see the breeding ground for some of the best baseball players in the league, and network with other area RFMA members and staff.

To purchase tickets click here or log onto our website, sign in using your username and password and click on our Event Calendar under Meeting & Events to register and purchase tickets.

TENNESSEE: RFMA Gives East Tennessee Volunteer Event
Work side by side with other RFMA members for this special RFMA Gives Regional Event

When: June 28
10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon CST
Where: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (Warehouse)
136 Harvest Lane,
United States

After the successful completion of two RFMA Gives remodel projects in California and Colorado, RFMA members were looking for ways that they could get together and give back in their own communities. Join other RFMA members to connect and contribute through a morning of volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

If you have any questions regarding this volunteer opportunity, please contact event organizer, Kevin Carringer For questions regarding registration, contact Jennifer Moore at

CHICAGO:RFMA on the Lake
Join other Chicago-area RFMA members for a Night on the Lake!

Burnham Park Yacht Club, Chicago
Tuesday, July 10 4:00-6:00 PM

The Burnham Park Yacht Club is situated in the newly configured Museum Campus Area of Chicago's lakefront and is located on Northerly Island which forms the Eastern shore of Burnham Harbor, the most sheltered harbor in Chicago, It's history dates back to the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1933. The clubhouse provides views facing the harbor offering magnificent views of the harbor activity as well as a panoramic vista of Chicago's skyline, said to be the most exquisite view of Chicago.

Enjoy the best views of Downtown Chicago on Lake Michigan, along with delicious hors d' oeuvres, beer and wine, and time to network with fellow RFMA members. We invite you to bring a guest and/or a RFMA member prospect who you think might like to learn about our association. You can register your guest online when you register yourself.

To register to any of these RFMA regional events
log onto and visit our Event Calendar or Click here to register

Survey Says...
RFMA Introduces New Benchmark Survey!

RFMA's core purpose is to promote the advancement of the restaurant facility management professional. In compliance with this goal we established a Resource Committee in 2011.

The Resource Committee has been listening to the membership at large and instituted planning of ongoing benchmarking surveys to provide data to our members and become the preeminent resource for our membership and the restaurant industry. Members stated benchmarking with other like-sized restaurants is one of their most sought after tools.

This first survey is very broad stroked, but we plan to develop benchmarking surveys in other areas you deem useful. The last question on this survey asks what "You” would find valuable to benchmark in the future. Be sure to give us your input! Click here to begin the survey!

RFMA 2013: Call for Abstracts!

Interested in submitting an abstract for an education session at RFMA 2013? Abstract submissions will open June 15, 2012! www.rfmaannual

Click here to view the RFMA 2013 topics requested by the restaurant attendees at this years conference.

Help RFMA Help You!!

For all who were a part of RFMA 2012, you saw for yourself that it was our biggest and best annual conference yet! We are committed to making sure that we continue that growth at RFMA 2013, March 10-12 in Orlando. RFMA wants to make sure that the customers and prospects who YOU want to target will be in attendance. We have created a direct mail piece that invites participation in our annual conference and promotes a special 90-day FREE Trial membership in RFMA. We want to get this in the hands of the restaurant facility managers from national chains and franchisees who are most important to you and your company. That is where we need your help.

If you would be willing to provide us with a list of who you want us to target, we will mail directly to those individuals, with the guarantee that the list will be kept confidential. Or, if you would like to mail to them yourself, we will provide you with the marketing materials for you to send to your own customer and prospect list.

What better way to show your customers that you are looking out for their best interest than to invite them to be a part of an organization built by and for restaurant facility professionals. Even companies who will not be exhibiting at RFMA 2013 can benefit by increased restaurant membership and the exposure to those new members. By connecting restaurateurs with RFMA, they will connect back to you!

If you would like to be a part of this marketing effort and help ensure the continued growth and success of RFMA, please email or call Heather Webb at or 972-805-0905.

RFMA-U to Present Our Next Webinar
on July 20th

"Restaurant Plumbing 101"

Date: Friday, July 20, 2012 10AM CENTRAL
(11:00 ET / 8:00 PT / 9:00 MT)
Duration: 90 minutes
$25 for Members $75 for Non-members

Are you new to plumbing and drain issues within your restaurant organization? Join us for this one hour webinar where we explore the basics of restaurant plumbing, design and layout. We will also include many tips regarding plumbing and drain maintenance, safety, and preventive maintenance. By attending this seminar you will educate yourself on the basics of restaurant plumbing and become more comfortable with common plumbing issues, and troubleshooting problems.

Presenter: Larry Rothman
Director of Plumbing, Roto-Rooter Services Company
BA Economics – SUNY Buffalo 1980
Professional Licenses:
Master Plumber State of New Jersey since 1986
Professional Associations:
Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (PHCC), National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO), North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)
Board Memberships:
Board of the Apprentice and Training Committee – PHCC
Plumber since 1981

How to Attend:
Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer for the web portion and telephone for the audio portion. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. You may also invite colleagues to watch the program from a shared computer or projection screen and speakerphone. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register.

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Email if you or your company have had a success story about connecting with other RFMA members. We would like to compile these RFMA stories and feature them on a blog on InSite, our online community.

JUNE 2012
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