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Mentoring the Next Generation

On September 8th,  I attended an event meant to connect students in Georgia Tech’s Facility Management Master’s Degree program with working Facility Managers.  As a graduate of this program, and someone who wants to make sure Facility Management students come out of school with a strong network (and hopefully a job offer), I was happy to attend […]

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Letter from the President (September, 2014)

When I think about this organization and why I’m a member, the first thing that comes to my mind is “Education.”  Becoming more educated about best practices is one way that I sell my membership to my employer – it’s also a way to make me more competitive in the job market.  The chapter leadership […]

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Sustainability Corner – September

Federal Agencies Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Increase Use of Renewables (07/25/2014) As part of the Obama Administration’s initiative to reduce energy use, pollution and waste and save money in Federal operations, on 25 July 2014 Federal agencies released annual updates that show significant progress toward aggressive energy and sustainability goals set by the President […]

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IFMA Atlanta Casino Night

SAVE THE DATE!! Thursday October 2, 2014  6pm – 9 pm  I FMA Casino Night  brought to you by IFMA Atlanta Associates Committee  Join us for a night of fun and networking at Georgia Tech Wardlaw Center.  Heavy Appetizers, Wine/Beer, Entertainment and of course fun at the tables with your fellow IFMA members! Mark Your […]

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IFMA Welcomes the 2014-15 Non-Profit Partners

The mission of IFMA Atlanta Community Services Committee is to assist nonprofit organizations in improving their facilities, maximizing the value of their facility dollars so that more funds can go to their program operations. From the forming of the Committee in 1997, we have grown from serving one Nonprofit Partner to serving ten partners this […]

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Sustainability Corner – August

Urban Agriculture: New ordinances promote city farming The Atlanta City Council’s vote last month to encourage and support more urban agriculture is set to make the city a national leader in local food systems. More Atlanta families are growing their own food, while community gardens and farmers markets are now hubs of community interaction, but […]

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SPSU Corner – July 2014

  Cherri Watson Organizes Successful Fundraiser Held By SPSU’s Construction Industry Advisory Board On Friday, April 25, 2014, industry professionals joined SPSU Construction Management Department faculty, alumni and students for their annual Sporting Clays Fundraiser. The event was held at Etowah Valley Sporting Clays Course in the hills of Dawsonville, Georgia from 10:00 a.m. until […]

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IFMA Atlanta the First Chapter to Become IACET Accredited

As of August 1, 2013, The Atlanta Chapter of IFMA became the first IFMA chapter to successfully complete the application process to become an accredited IACET Authorized Provider of Continuing Education and Training from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET.)  This distinction means that the chapter has met rigorous ANSI requirements in […]

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IFMA Facility Fusion Recap by Christy Lowell and Dawn Abraham

Thanks to the wonderful opportunities the Atlanta Chapter of IFMA has afforded us, we received a scholarship to attend IFMA’s Facility Fusion in April.  Similar to World Workplace, Facility Fusion is a smaller, more intimate conference that offers networking, education, and an expo.  The Atlanta Chapter sends 2 Board members each year to attend the […]

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