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Atlanta Chapter of IFMA Becomes Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs

The Atlanta Chapter of IFMA Becomes Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded the Atlanta Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) the prestigious Authorized Provider accreditation. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends […]

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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 twelve partners this […]

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IFMA Announces Dates for 2011 Advocacy Day

Decisions made in Washington , D.C. , are increasingly affecting the built environment. Whether it is the newly announced Better Buildings Initiative energy efficiency, tax incentives for green technologies or the possible implementation of a carbon cap and trade system, now more than ever, the facility management profession needs to make its voice heard in […]

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Devoted to Development ~ Interview With Clara Smith, IFMA Atlanta Vice President of Professional Development

by Chris Sanders It’s a perfect fall afternoon and I am sitting in my local Starbucks waiting to meet with Clara.  As Clara arrives I feel woefully underdressed.  Clara is dressed in a beautiful bright blue silk suit that matches the color of her eyes.  Noticeably placed on the label of Clara’s suit are Delta […]

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Trading Pins at World Workplace

One of the pleasures of attending World Workplace is the energy generated by Chapters from all over the world proudly displaying and “trading” their chapter pins.  Each year International has a “Best Pin” contest at the IFMA Central booth and — you may not know this — last year the Atlanta Chapter won the contest […]

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Recap: Tour of CNN Center (June 24, 2010)

Over 40 IFMA members attended a private tour of the headquarters of the CNN Center on Thursday, June 24.  Located in downtown Atlanta, CNN Center features more than 1.2 million square feet of office, retail, and restaurant space.  The site spans several city blocks and contains CNN’s main newsrooms, as well as several of the […]

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FMs Need to "Go Organic"

Chapter President, Joanne Cole, points us to a great article in the British Institute of Facility Management’s “FM World” magazine urging Facility Managers to “Go Organic.” The story encourages FMs to broaden their experience and become comfortable with working outside their traditional silos. The story ends with an interesting, and possibly prescient point, The next […]

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