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May 2019 IFMA Central Ohio Newsletter Print

President's Report

Do you ever feel that nothing is going right and the work keeps piling on? The more you try you just never seem to catch up and you're always tired? May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Stress can be a serious a problem and you need to know what the symptoms are. The Mayo Clinic has information that can help you recognize stress or you can contact you Human Resources representative for information. Regardless, as managers, we need to make sure that we and/or our direct reports are not stressed as it can lower productivity and more importantly, be detrimental to one's health.

Now for myself I like to get outdoors and get things done in the yard like mowing, walking, and farming with my brother when I can. I like to think of it as therapy where I don't need to make a decision but just do it. For some, it may be working on a car, playing sports, reading a book, shopping, or just relaxing by the creek with a fishing pole. Whatever your relaxing point is, please take time to escape and reenergize yourself. After all, the best ideas sometimes pop up when you're doing things outside of the office.

Todd Kise, CFM, SFP

President, IFMA Central Ohio


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Calendar of Events


4th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament - May 23

Come One, Come All - BOCCE BALL Tournament - Rain or Shine

Don't Forget to Vote for Officers in May

FMP Course - May 23 & 24

This is your chance to get it on the calendar and prepare for the next step in your professional development. Registred members only. If you need additional study time you may attend the Project Management portion at a reduced cost. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

30th Annual Golf Outing - June 14

Come join us for the 30th Annual IFMA Central Ohio Golf Outing.


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Welcome New Members

Please welcome Central Ohio Chapter of IFMA new members:

Tobias Russell                       Ashland University

Neil Butler                              NBFM Solutions, LLC

Jennifer Hastings                   Grass Groomers

Latisha Weisenstein               Integrated Protection Services

Patrick Ahren                         JMAC Architects

Bob Sisson                             Catholic Diocese of Columbus

John Thomas                         Terracon

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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]) or Jacque Adams (614-400-8533 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.

I'm glad to announce that Emily Kershaw and Lisa Davis will be the new co-chairs for the Membership Committee. I want to thank them for taking time to volunteer and head up this fun group. At the same time, I want to thank Lisa Schultz and Steve Bauman who have been co-chairing for the past few years for all their hard work effort in maintaining the chapters membership. Good luck to all and a big Thank You!

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.

I would like to welcome Jeff Havens and Michelle Hoffman to the Associate Membership Committee and for volunteering their time. I would like to thank Matt Jacobs who assisted Lara the past couple years for his time. And thank Lara Moon for her time as she hands over the reins.


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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. This month's Sponsor is Perry's Window Cleaning and ABM.





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IFMA Credential Spotlight

Central Ohio FMP Class

I am happy to annouce we have 13 registrants signed up for our first FMP course in Central Ohio. If you are in mid-stream of your FMP on a self Study course you can sign up for one  of the single courses for $400 (each). For more information on this contact Central Ohio Chapter.

 Course dates & details:

Classes will run from 8:30am - 4pm and will be hosted in a classroom facility at Loeb Electric (1800 E. 5th Avenue in Columbus, Ohio).  Here are the dates for the courses:                                

May 23rd- 24th- Project Management 

June 27th- 28th- Operations & Maintenance 



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IFMA Central Ohio Rewards Program

The 2019 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 2019.

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 2019 IFMA Central Ohio Rewards program will be announced during the Annual State of the Union Luncheon in December 2019.

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


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