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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 job. Imagine that. ...

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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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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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