Join Us For Our RFMA Gives 5K at RFMA 2017
Join us at RFMA 2017 as we support RFMA Gives at our Second Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk.
When: Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8 a.m.
Where: RFMA 2017 at The Gaylord Palms
Your complete registration fee of $40 will be donated to our next RFMA Gives project. Each registration includes a race T-shirt and race number.
We will also be awarding our 1st place male race winner, 1st place female race winner and the "Best Dressed" team!
Click here to register now!
Webinar: The LED Lighting Craze: What You Should Know
During this presentation, we will explore what you should know as it relates to LED lighting. We will examine the components and capabilities of LED lighting, cost implications, as well as the impact this lighting technology has on the environment. This is an opportunity to further understand LED lighting so that future improvements will be easier.
Tony George, Director of Sales - Demand Lighting
Gary P. Morrissey, COO - Demand Lighting
When: Friday, January 20, 2017
1:00-2:00 p.m. CENTRAL
Price: FREE for RFMA Members
Click here to learn more about the webinar and to register now!
Contribute to Facilitator Magazine
RFMA's official publication, Facilitator, is seeking editorial for our upcoming February/March issue. We are looking for innovative educational articles for our restaurant facility professional readers.
February/March 2017 (Conference Issue)
Topics: Disaster Recovery, Energy Management, Technology, Roofing, Remodeling/Green Building, Capital Investment, Pest Control and HVAC/R
Editorial Due: Friday, December 9th
Interested in contributing? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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