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Second Roundtable Brings Further Focus to Discussions

In an effort to directly address topics meaningful to facility managers, the Central Ohio IFMA Chapter kicked off the New Year by holding its second roundtable Thursday, January 11, at the Electric Trade Center of Central Ohio. Facilitated by David Deal of Heapy Engineering, the session...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Members Celebrate 2017

Festive lights, sparkling Christmas trees, and delectable desserts set the stage this year’s the Central Ohio International Facility Management Association’s Annual State of the Union President’s Luncheon Dec. 7, 2017, at the Wendy’s Corporate Headquarters in Dublin, Ohi...

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Central Ohio IFMA Members Experience the LeVeque Tower at its Finest

When the LeVeque Tower opened in 1927, the 46-story skyscraper was the tallest building in Ohio and the fifth tallest in the world. It was iconic. Its signature lights have guided Amelia Earhart as she flew her historic journey. Ablaze in red, white, blue and pink, it honors holiday...

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Members Hone in on Their Gaming Skills During Annual Membership Drive

It was a blast from the past. Centipede, Ms. Pac Man, Gauntlet, and Asteroids. Mortal Kombat, Frogger, Die Hard, and Donkey Kong. With lights flashing and bells ringing, some 60 IFMA Central Ohio Chapter members and their guests took part in an arcade challenge like never befo...

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Soft Skills Matter

According to the U.S. Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, some two million workers are leaving their jobs every month. Calling it quits. Why? A recent study by Accenture indicates that 31 percent don’t like their boss; another 31 percent lack empowerment; internal polit...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Members Get a Peek into Emergency Operations

What is Hoover Dam were to spring a leak? Who would respond, and when? What if an EF-5 tornado touched down in Franklin County, traveling along a 13-mile path through downtown Columbus and past the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, leaving a wide path of destruction and death? Wh...

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BrewDog Brewery Tour

While it was a rainiy day outside, a large group of IFMA Central Ohio chapter members were able to tour the new BrewDog Brewery in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

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28th Annual Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Golf Outing a Success

“Swing your swing,” Arnold Palmer so famously said. “Not some idea of a swing. Not a swing you saw on TV. Not that swing you wish you had. No, swing your swing. Capable of greatness. Prized only by you. Perfect in its imperfection. Swing your swing. I know, I did." And t...

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Smart Cities And What It Means to You

Today, 68 percent of adults in the U.S. have a smartphone, up from 35 percent in 2011. Tablet computer ownership has also increased to 45 percent among adults, according to 2016 survey data from the Pew Research Center. According to that same research, smartphone ownership is nearing its ...

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Energy Savings and YOU

According to ENERGY STAR, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary energy program, while new technologies and renewable energy sources are gaining in popularity, energy efficiency remains the easiest (and most cost-effective) way to cut energy use. The most energy-efficient buildings in...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Tours Statehouse

In the 178 years since prisoners from the nearby Ohio Penitentiary laid the foundation for the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus, the building and its grounds have undergone numerous transformations. The Statehouse is situated on a 10-acre parcel of land and was built in the Greek R...

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An Enlightening Experience at Loeb Electric

Recent studies indicate that lighting has a significant effect on employees in the workplace. Lighting can affects mood, alertness, energy and productivity. Natural light has one of the most dramatic effects on employees. According to an abstract published by researchers at Northwestern Univers...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Members Tour Newly Renovated Main Library Branch

On a cold, early morning in January, the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s main branch was already alive and bustling. A stage and chairs were being set up on the second floor in preparation for a large gathering; patrons were lining up inside at the entrance to the Grand Atrium waiti...

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2016 President's Luncheon A Success

Not only did the 2016 President’s Luncheon wrap up a successful year of programming, membership, and philanthropy for Central Ohio IFMA Chapter members, it brought with it the first real day of winter. While things inside the Wendy’s Headquarters were toasty and warm on Thursday...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Members Receive CRASE Training

On April 20, 1999, two students entered Columbine High School where they shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher, injured another 20, then turned the guns on themselves, committing suicide. The crime was the worst high school shooting in U.S. history and prompted a national debate on gun ...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Members Honor Fire Prevention Week

Last year, fire departments across the U.S. responded to a fire every 23 seconds. Of those calls, more than half a million were structure fires alone. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the total number of fires that local municipal fire departments reported con...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Members Discuss Insight2050

Last year, Forbes magazine named the Columbus Metropolitan area one of the top places in the nation to expand business and careers. Columbus, and areas surrounding the city, have been touted as some of the fastest growing communities in the United States. But all of this is old news...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter members learn more about drone technology

While we all may have heard about the boom in drone popularity – and maybe even own one ourselves – the aerial devices are sparking unlimited possibilities as users take them to new heights, literally. Amazon is currently testing a drone delivery system which could drastically...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Members Tour Local Brewery

As outside temperatures climbed to 90 degrees on Tuesday, Aug. 30, the thermostat inside the Land-Grant Brewing Company on W. Town Street in Downtown Columbus soared even higher. But that didn’t stop a contingent of Central Ohio IFMA Chapter members from touring the facility (an old elevato...

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SWACO Tour

Each year, Americans produce approximately 254 million tons of waste, 87 million -- or 34 percent -- of which is recycled and composted.Locally, one million tons of waste is produced in Franklin County alone, with about 32 percent of that recycled and composted.The startling figure? Some 70 percent ...

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