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June Luncheon Recap

Joe Carroll, Vice President of Human Resources for IST Management Services, presented a high-energy audience-participation session on a very timely topic, “How to Recession Proof Your Career”.  This was a relevant program for everyone — whether currently employed or looking for new opportunities.  There is no such thing as job security these days. A job […]

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IFMA Young Professionals Mixer – Thursday!

IFMA Young Professionals is a group dedicated to providing Facility Managers under 35 years old with an avenue for meeting their peers, sharing experiences and networking! The group also has a lot of fun in the process. We are pleased to announce that the next Young Professionals social will be on May 21st @5pm. It […]

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Ask Ms FM Manners – Email in the Workplace

Dear Ms. FM Manners: I am starting my new Facility Management position soon and I am unsure about what the “unwritten rules” are for sending email at work. I know enough to avoid text-message acronyms such as “BTW” and “TTFN” but what else should I keep in mind when using email communication? Dear Gentle FM […]

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IFMA FM Networking Breakfast: Newell Rubbermaid HQ and the Green Globes Sustainability Rating System

Early on the morning of May 12, a group of facility managers converged on the Newell Rubbermaid headquarters for a tour of the facility and a lecture about the Green Globes rating system for sustainable buildings. This was one of our series of “FM Breakfasts” that are open for free to professional members – great […]

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IFMA Educational Event (Report): Design for the Other 90%

On a recent Thursday evening, a group of Facility Managers converged upon the Centers for Disease Control to check out a very interesting exhibit called “Design for the Other 90%.” The show features design innovations that are meant to provide affordable solutions for the health, energy, water, housing, education and transportation challenges faced by people […]

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CFM Fear Factor

Have you ever thought that you would like to become a CFM but… oh gosh! Those test questions… what if you sign up and the very first question is something you can’t answer, like…“What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?” Nightmare! No, no, no, fear not – gentle reader, the CFM exam is […]

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Ask Ms FM Manners – Employee Dress

This begins our occasional series on facility management etiquette, “Ask Ms. FM Manners”. Please post future questions (or alternative answers) in the comment section below Dear Miss FM Manners: Our company does not have a written dress code, but some of my employees don’t seem to understand business casual dress from ultra casual (SLOPPY) dress. […]

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