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Restaurant Facility Management Association


The deadline is quickly approaching for our Leadership Professional Development Program, Leadership RFMA! This 12-month program will help you learn about yourself, advanced leadership topics, and how to become a more effective leader.
Applications are due by November 30th.

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Join in on the discussion with your fellow RFMA members for November’s Peer to Partner Call.

When: Tuesday, November 27th from 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Moderator: Michael Vezina, Life Safety Engineered Systems, Inc.

Topic: Vendor Relations

*Peer to Partner calls are open to all RFMA Members.

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RFMA 2019 Session Preview - Grow Your Team: Adding In-House Technicians to Your Vendor Partnerships

Speakers: Christie Turner, Corrigo; Greg Clark, White Castle Management Co; Nate Lee, CRFP, RPM Pizza; Summer Fredrickson, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Are you under pressure to reduce ongoing costs? It may seem intuitive that staff technicians cost less than hiring vendors, but it’s also more for the FM staff to manage! How can you be sure the business case is real? Leave this session with the plan and the connections you need to get it done. In this session, you will understand the business case for mixing techs & vendors, learn the process of beginning to add techs to the mix, and recognize both pros and cons to changing the operating model when you've never had techs before.

When: Monday, February 11th from 3:15PM – 4:15PM
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Ready to Register?
Restaurant Members, be sure to take advantage of the $150 Early Bird registration rate before December 1st.


Kason Industries
RFMA Tip of the Week

Jessica Largey, now chef and co-owner of Los Angeles restaurant Simone, didn’t know she was allergic to seafood. She was rarely exposed to it at home and it wasn’t until culinary school that she began eating it in earnest for the first time. 

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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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