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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Members Get a Taste of Culinary Success

     Three boilers.      Three chillers.      Twenty-six roof-top exhaust fans.      Nine million BTU capacity.      80,000 square feet.      And the smell of sweet cinnamon p...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Tours the Leveque Tower for the Second Time

          Five construction workers lost their lives building it.      It is only 3/8 of an inch taller than the Washington Monument.    While most often bathed in white, it lights up in red, white, and blue for Independence Da...

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30th Annual Golf Outing a Success

Arnold Palmer, one of golf’s greatest and most charismatic players in the sport's history, once said, “What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.” It’s a sentiment that holds true to this day and was strikingly appare...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter Members Walk Back in Time

It was a walk back in time for Central Ohio IFMA Chapter members during their long-awaited tour of Thompson Building Associates and ResQ24, a full-service property damage company whose business is to step in following a disaster to provide quick-response restorative services. Nearly two...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter members Discover Byrd Polar Climate and Research Center

It’s one of the best kept secrets right here in Central Ohio. Tucked back off of Kenny Road in Scott Hall to the west of Ohio State University’s Main Campus, is the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, home to thousands of ice and rock samples, research labs, and a seemingly limi...

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A Sneak Peak Into A Deep Freeze

Tucked back next to the United States Post Office on a quiet McCorkle Drive in Westerville is a leading research and innovation company, driving global modernization in measurement and control solutions. Lake Shore Cryotronics, founded right here in Westerville, has contracts with major c...

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2018 State of the Union Luncheon Proves a Celebration

Although the skies were gray outside and there were few signs of a white Christmas aside from some cold temperatures, things inside LaScala were warm and festive Dec. 6 as the Central Ohio IFMA Chapter gathered for its traditional State of the Union President’s Luncheon. It’s ...

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New Member Drive Full of Strikes, Spares, and Success

Splits, strikes, spares, and the occasional sour apple were the name of the game Thursday, Nov. 8, when Central Ohio IFMA Chapter members got together with their personal guests for the group’s Annual New Member Drive, this year held at Ten Pin Alley in Hilliard. The Central Ohio Ch...

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Collaborating with Creative Minds at The Point

     Imagine a world in which you never had to look for an outlet.  You never had to dig in a bag of cables to look for just the right connection.  Imagine a world where your phone never died, you never missed a call, or you never had a system go down in the middle of a...

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IFMA's WE HUB in Columbus Holds Inaugural Event

In 2011, after IFMA launched the book “Work on the Move,” interest and momentum surrounding workplace issues began to accelerate. Topics like design, cross-sector trends, mobility in the workplace, performance metrics, communication, and more were the focus of increased interest along wi...

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29th Annual Central Ohio IFMA Golf Outing a Success

Following a week of rain and thunderstorms, blue skies were plentiful for the 29th Annual Central Ohio IFMA Golf Outing held once again on the greens at the Golf Club of Dublin Friday, June 15, 2018. A few stray puddles and lush, green fairways were the only remnants of the week’s f...

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Smart Columbus Getting Closer to Roll Out

It’s been nearly two years since Columbus won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart Cities Challenge, beating out some 77 other cities across the U.S. to win $40 million in federal funding to create a smart transportation system, and $10 million from Vulcan Inc. to reduce ca...

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Middle West Spirits Tour

On the heels of the local craft beer boom, area distilleries are following suit. In fact, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, supplier sales were up 4.5 percent to $25.2 billion in 2016, which was the seventh straight year of market share gains relative to beer. T...

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An up close and personal look at drone technology

The idea of an unmanned aerial vehicle – or drone -- has been around for quite some time. Early attempts to use an unsophisticated, unpiloted aircraft are documented as early as the U.S. Civil War. Both Union and Confederate troops launched balloons loaded with explosivesduring the mid-1...

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Central Ohio IFMA Chapter members get an inside look at COSI

Today’s lessons in science go well beyond the Bunsen burners, test tubes and beakers of yesteryear. Kids in the 21st Century can dive into hands on learning today with virtual reality, simulations, and 3D technology. And with over 660,000 visitors each year, the Center of Science and I...

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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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