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May Dish

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Members

Member News

Buyer's Guide

RFMA-U Upcoming Webinar

RFMA Event! A Night at the Ballpark

Education Spotlight: Resource Library

Energy Management Forum

RFMA Success Stories


RFMA Homepage

RFMA Annual Conference

InSite - RFMA's Online Community


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

Restaurant Members

Chris Tucker
NPC International

Patrick Shea
Newport Harbor Corp.

Scott Evans
Front Burner Brands

Vendor Members

Muder Saiger
SMB Commercial Services LLC

Oreta Franklyn
Flo Maintenance Group, Inc.

Jeff Victory
Commercial Facilities Group

Seann Slosson
Circle-E. Maintenance

Tim Reichert

Kristen Bedell
Davaco, Inc.

Joey Robertson
Right Way Facility Services

Phil Tondeli
R.F. Technologies


Steve Garver formerly with Taco Bell is
now with Ignite Restaurants.

Dan Montano formerly with Taco Bell is
now with Brinker International.

The Buyer's Guide is ALMOST HERE!

The Facilitator's 2nd official Buyer's Guide is almost here! This is a great resource guide of vendors and service providers that make up the RFMA Allied Member Group.

All RFMA Members receive:

-A FREE listing with their company name, address, web address
-A FREE 30 word description of their company and services,
-5 FREE category listings within the Buyer's Guide

Enhanced Listing Options:
If you would like to purchase an enhanced listing please visit the Online Store on the RFMA website or Click here for options and pricing.

Special Note to all Vendor Members:
Regardless of whether you decide to purchase an enhanced listing or take advantage of your free listing, please log onto your InSite profile to update your company's information, make category selections, and add or edit your company's description. The Primary Vendor Member's InSite profile will be where the Buyer's Guide gets its information for the June/July Facilitator. You have until May 4th to update your InSite profile and to purchase an enhanced listing.

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)
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
Education: 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

Experience: 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.

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.

Education Spotlight: Take a tour of RFMA's Resource Library

With the help of our Resource Committee, RFMA has launched its new Resource Library! We hope you take a look at the new updates and start taking advantage of the great resources on

One great feature in the Resource Library is the RFMA site search and Facilitator magazine search. These searches allow you to search by whatever search term you would like such as by subject matter, title, or person. This RFMA site search will allow you to find articles, companies, links, and more that relate to your search term from our website. You can also do the same search term search for our past and current Facilitator magazines. We hope these searches help our members find beneficial information!

Our Resource Library hopes to continue to grow online with the help of our Resource Committee and our wonderful RFMA members. If you are interested in contributing to our Resource Library through a white paper please contact Debi Kensell at

New Post on the Facility Manager Forum

Forums are a great resource and place for dialogue and discussion for RFMA members. This month in the Facility Manager Forum our subject matter is Energy Management Within Facilities Departments.

"What specific role does the facilities department play in your company as a part their overall energy management program?"

If you or your company have something to share regarding this topic that would benefit others, we would appreciate your input! Click here to go directly to the Facility Manager's Forum question. Also your participation in the forum will be featured in our next issue of Facilitator magazine! Remember you must be logged into the website to view and post on the forum.

We look forward to your insight and knowledge on this topic and thanks as always for your participation!


Have a successful RFMA story?

Check out Happily RFMA after...
Check out some successful connection story today!

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.

MAY 2012
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