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RFMA Members, check your inbox for your Board ballot! Cast your vote for our FOUR new members of the RFMA Board of Directors. The newly elected Directors-at-Large will serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors.
You must submit your vote by Wednesday, October 31st.


Peer to Partner Call: Winterize (Protect Building in Freezing Weather)

Join your fellow RFMA members to discuss Winterizing (Protecting Buildings in Freezing Weather) on October’s Peer to Partner Call.

When: Monday, October 29th from 12:00PM-1:00PM CDT

Moderator: Tom Kay, ENTOUCH

Topic: Winterize (Protect Building from Freezing Weather)

Click here to register for the call.
*Peer to Partner calls are education opportunities open to all RFMA Members.


Peer to Peer Call: Facilities Audits, Preventative Maintenance, and Vendor Relations

Join your Restaurant Member peers to discuss Facilities Audits, Preventative Maintenance, and Vendor Relations on November’s Peer to Peer Call.

When: Thursday, November 1st from 10:00AM-11:00AM CDT

Moderator: David Pogach, CRFP

Topics: Facilities Audits, Preventative Maintenance, and Vendor Relations

Click here to register for the call.

*Peer to Peer calls are education opportunities open to all RFMA Members.

Join us in Irvine for our LAST Member Meet-Up of the year! We will have Peer to Partner Scenario-based Roundtables and networking with your RFMA peers over Dave & Buster’s fun and games!

When: Thursday, November 1st from 3:00PM-6:00PM PDT

Where: Dave & Buster’s in Irvine, CA

Click here to register now! 

*Member Meet-Ups are networking opportunities open to all RFMA Members.

Thank you to our Irvine Meet-Up Sponsor, Zen EcoSystems!


RFMA 2019 Session Preview - You Want What? When? How Much? Why Didn’t You Tell Me? Solutions for Communication Issues Between FMs and Their Vendor Partners Part II

Speakers: Danny Koontz (Collier Restaurant Group), Keith Moore (US Exterior Maintenance & Repair), and Lynn Harnishfeger (Springwise Facility Management, Inc.)
Based on feedback from our session at RFMA 2018 we decided to create Part II of this topic. This presentation will focus on the components of the communication issues stumbling blocks that interfere with what it takes to create true partnerships between FMs and their service partners: Integrity, Prompt Communication, Honesty, Fair pricing, on time performance, adherence to SLAs and transparency.

When: Monday, February 11th from 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Click here to learn more about this session and other RFMA 2019 education sessions.

Ready to Register?
Restaurant Members, be sure to take advantage of the $150 Early Bird registration rate before December 1st.


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RFMA Tip of the Week

Last week, San Diego’s city council voted to ban polystyrene food and beverage containers. Some local restaurant owners fought the ban, saying alternative packaging would be too expensive. 

Federal Heath Sign Company
Federal Heath provides reliable and cost-effective maintenance for exterior signs and lighting. Our service programs are designed specific to each customer, creating the perfect fit for any requirements. We offer unparalleled, five-star customer service and fast response nationwide. For over 117 years companies have trusted us with their brand identity needs. All signs point to Federal Heath.
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