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December 26, 2012 Dish

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Make sure to register for our 2 Peer to Partner Benchmarking Calls in January and February
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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 on Jan. 18 and Vendor Management-National, Regional, Local Trade Vendors vs. Integrated Facility Managers on Feb. 15. Please join in on these calls from 2-3 p.m. EST. You must be registered to participate. To register, please visit our website.

Still want the RFMA 2013 early bird registration rate?
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Check your December/January Facilitator magazine a special RFMA 2013 offer. Make sure to log onto our conference website and register today. More

RFMA Gives 2013 is almost here
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RFMA Gives 2013 is fast approaching and we are so excited to get started on the Midway Safe Harbor demolition Jan. 5-6. If you or your company is interested in volunteering onsite at Midway Safe Harbor in Florida, please contact Heather Webb at If you have already committed to volunteering for RFMA Gives 2013 onsite, please complete this volunteer release form.

If you are unable to volunteer, please feel free to donate funds to the project. At this time we have acquired donations for many of our large equipment needs, but we also have some cost associated with the project. If you would like to make a monetary donation to RFMA Gives 2013 please visit our website.

To make a monetary donation, please make your checks out to RFMA and note on the memo line that the check is for RFMA Gives. Please mail donations to the RFMA office at: 5600 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 280, Plano, TX, 75024.

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Does your membership expire Dec. 31?
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Here are three easy tips to help you renew your membership for 2013:
  1. The easiest way to renew your membership is to log on to our website at and log in with your username and password. After logging in, click on the "Renew" link under the "JOIN/RENEW" tab.
  2. You must be logged into the website using your username and password to renew your membership. Forgot your password to log in to the website? No problem at all. Simply log on to our website at and click "Forgot Password?" under the login section. Enter either your email address or your username and a password reset email will be delivered to your inbox.
  3. To print or view your membership invoice for your 2013 membership dues or any past membership dues log into our website then click on Manage Profile and then Membership at the bottom of the page. This is a great way to forward your invoice onto your company or to keep for your own records.
Questions? Contact our membership coordinator, Carly Wohlers, at or 972-805-0905.


Date Event More Information
Jan. 5-6 RFMA Gives 2013: Demolition at Midway Safe Harbor in Sanford, Fla. Volunteer
Jan. 18 Peer to Partner Benchmarking Call Register
Feb. 15 Peer to Partner Benchmarking Call Register
March 10-12 RFMA 2013 Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. Register


Lighting the way, DARDEN completes a nationwide LED lighting project
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DARDEN, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, recently implemented an LED lighting initiative that supports their goal to partner with their suppliers in creating long-term collective value through innovative approaches to ecosystem conservation and enhancement. More


12 for '12: The biggest stories that shaped the restaurant industry this year
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Our athletes went to the Olympics, our science went to Mars and our people went to the polls. But what of the restaurant industry in 2012? These dozen items from the year had the biggest impact on the foodservice landscape and shaped the industry for a potentially game-changing 2013. More

Trends: Conundrum in the air
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Energy efficiency has become one of the most prized sustainability attributes in a long list of aggressive environmental goals for facilities managers. With increasing pressure to reduce the use of fossil fuels and resulting greenhouse gases along with the expense associated with rising energy prices, there is clear cause for reducing energy use. More

Changes coming for UFood Restaurant Group following its bankruptcy filing
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Like many of the consumers who seek out its UBowls and UnFries, UFood Restaurant Group is going to be tightening its belt now that the Newton company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The restaurants aren't going away anytime soon, although the bankruptcy documents hint that a couple of unprofitable locations could be pared back or closed. More

Why the green building industry needs to pay attention to tenants
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The most important year in a building's life is the first year of occupancy. This is when the construction team has pulled their trailers, completed their punch lists, claimed victory and moved on to the next project. This is also when the operations team starts to experience the gap between design intent and actual performance. More

America runs on bacon and blueberry muffins
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Nutritionists might be pleased to hear more Americans are eating breakfast. That is, until they read what’s on the menu. Sales of breakfast foods grew nearly 20 percent between 2007 and 2011, jumping almost 7 percent last year — an increase that seems to be due to consumers' appetite for pastries and bacon, according to a recent study by market research firm Mintel. More

Penn Station Subs stays on growth path for 2013
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Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant, known for its Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sub Sandwich, opened 21 restaurants in 2012, with plans to open 40 more next year. Penn Station entered several new markets this year, including Chattanooga, Tenn.; Columbia, Mo.; Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich. More

Choices in green roofing via WHNS-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When you think of having a green roof, there are a number of concepts and materials to consider. First you need to ask yourself about what you are hoping to accomplish. Are you looking for energy savings? Do you want to cut down on your carbon footprint? How far do you want to go and what level of expense do you want to employ? If you are either building or remodeling, here are a few ideas to consider. More

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