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March 2020 IFMA Central Ohio Newsletter (copy) Print

President's Report

I hope everyone is feeling okay and in good health. It has certainly been a long, tenious winter with the flu outbreak. I can attest to that as it has made its way around our office twice. And now we have to turn our concerns to COVID-19, the coronavirus.

Currently The State of Ohio has declared a state emergency and the United States has declared a national emergency. For further information on COVID-19 visit the Center fo Disease Control (CDC), or the Ohio Department of Health.

Thank you, 

Todd Kise, CFM, SFP

President, IFMA Central Ohio


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Calendar of Events


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.

EV Charging Stations 101 - March 24

This program has changed to a webinar. Stay tuned for further information.

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.

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.

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Welcome New Members

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

Taylor Castle                   Legacy Maintenance Services

Gary Shotts                     Pontifical College Josephinum

Daniel Covington             CVS Health

Melissa Houser                Applied Mechanical Systems

Janice Graves                  First Choice Coffee Services

Randy Reitler                   First Choice Coffee Services

Anna Sexton                    Belfor Restoration





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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]).


About Commercial Works, Inc.

Founded in 1973 in Columbus, Ohio, Commercial Works is dedicated to providing relocation and facility management services to businesses throughout the US. Comprised of two distinct strategies - Commercial Works Moving & Storage and Commercial Workplace Interiors - we understand the places we work matter more than ever. We ensure a seamless, end-to-end relocation experience without interruption; and our design team will maximize any workplace, facilitate productivity, and enhance collaboration. Our last mile delivery and warehouse services provide a high-value solution for goods being transported to their final destination. Commercial Works has six locations with capabilities to reach 95% of the US population within 2 hours.

Ohio Custodial Management (OCM) is a Columbus headquartered, 40-year old, family business that proudly serves the housekeeping and security guard needs of commercial facilities.  We proudly provide services with our 500 employees to offices, corporate headquarters, distribution centers, educational facilities and campuses, medical, and manufacturing facilities throughout central Ohio.  We pride ourselves on providing a high quality workforce which we attain through sound hiring practices, thorough training, solid supervision, and treating our employees with respect and dignity. The result is a more consistent, high level cleanliness in your facilities.






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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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