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February 2020 IFMA Central Ohio Newsletter Print

President's Report

Every year I do internal reporting on how we did compared to the previous year, otherwise known as Benchmarking. We all monitor our expenses and utilities from yer to the next. Theon is, question is, "Do you compare yourself to others?" I myself use the IFMA Operations and Maintenance Benchmark book along with a few others to compare against like facilities. There are other sites and associations that also provide benchmarking this that can be used. I have brought this up as IFMA is gathering information on Space and Project Management. All particpants will receive a free copy of the final report. 

If you're interested in getting more involved in the Cental Ohio Chapter, working on a committee is a great way to start. If you are interested in a committee, please contact us at [email protected] 

Thank you, 

Todd Kise, CFM, SFP

President, IFMA Central Ohio


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Calendar of Events

IFMA Central Ohio New Member Breakfast - Feb 19

This breakfast is for new members only who have joined the chapter in hte past year. (This is by invitation only)

IFMA Central Ohio Evening at the Blue Jackets - Feb 28

Join us at Nationwide arena on February 28 @ 7:00 PM for the Blue Jackets vs Minnesota Wild. There is a networking / happy hour event before the game at Hansen's Distribution. 

Bed Bugs and Pandemics - May 13 - Time TBD

Looking for some help on tackling or preventing bed bugs or a pandemic? Look no further than this exciting panel-based program to get you the information that you need.

IFMA Central Ohio Board Meeting - March 5

If you're interested in hte innerworkings of the IFMA Central Ohio Chapter or would like to get more involved in the chapter, please feel free to attend the Board Meeting.

National Electric Code (NEC) Training - April 14

(Please note that external registration is required). Attend this session to learn the new and updated information on safe and effective electrical design, installation, and inspection in commercial and residential settings.


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Welcome New Members

Please welcome Central Ohio Chapter of IFMA new members (January 2020):

Keith Jackson           Integret Solutions

Doug Arrasmith         Colliers International

Jon Bey                     ABM

Jeffery Hower            Ohio Geese Control

Jason Wooldridge      Interstate All Battery



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Committee Help Needed

Are you looking for a way to network with your fellow IFMA Central Ohio members and get more involved with the Chapter? 

The Committees in IFMA Central Ohio are what makes the Chapter operate efficiently and effectively.  We have a number of committees that need your help:

Programs- This committee selects, schedules and coordinates the monthly programs and tours for the Chapter. The Committee endeavors to help members increase their knowledge and expertise in facility management related topics. This is accomplished by providing programs and tours that bring to the forefront topics of facility management that pertain to the working environment.  

If you're interested in joining this committee, please contact Kelly Waters (614-736-9007 or [email protected]).

Membership- This Committee promotes membership growth and retention by providing new member recruiting events and encouraging new and current members to be involved in chapter events and activities. The committee also conducts quarterly new member events, as well as assists in welcoming/registering attendees at Chapter programs, tours and events. Chapter co-chairs are Lindsay Squire and Lisa Davis. 

Associate Membership - This Committee works with our associate members with questions and sponsorship opportunities. Associate members are an important part of the Chapter as we regularly tap into their knowledge base to help our Professionals receive the knowledge they need to perform their responsibilities. Current chair is Jeff Havens.



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Sponsors of the Month


Because of these sponsors, IFMA Central Ohio can offer a wide variety of free educational programs and tours, as well as community service opportunities, for our members. Please review our list of sponsors when looking for a partner. If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact Jeff Havens ([email protected]).









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IFMA Credential Spotlight

If you are interested in getting your FMP or SFP, please let one of the board members know. The more members interested the better the chance of having another class in 2020.  



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IFMA Central Ohio Rewards Program

The 2020 IFMA Central Ohio Rewards program for members is in full swing and it's not too late to get points by attending IFMA programs, tours, events and community service activities during 2020.

Make sure you attend as many IFMA events as possible to earn points for a chance to win $500 that can be used for educational opportunities: (World WorkPlace, Facility Fusion or other events) or pursuing professional designations certifications (Facility Management Professional (FMP), Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP), Certified Facility Manager (CFM), for example).  Members earn points by attending programs, tours and events, so make sure to attend as many IFMA events as you can by November 30th. 

The winners of the 2020 IFMA Central Ohio Rewards program will be announced during the Annual State of the Union Luncheon in December 2020.

More information on the Rewards program can be found at:IFMA Central Ohio Rewards Program


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