June 2019
A Special Thanks to Our 2019
Direct Connection Sponsors!
Sponsor Spotlight
Hobart Corporation
FT1000e Low Energy Series

Sometimes refinements are so comprehensive they amount to reinvention. The new Hobart Flight-Type Dishwasher features redesigned wash, airflow, and heat-retention elements, enabling use of lower electrical-draw components such as pumps, motors, heaters, etc. Result: 12%-20+% energy reduction depending on configuration, and smaller circuit breakers, all while maintaining wash quality.

The FT1000e is a recipient of this year’s What’s Hot! What’s Cool! What Works! recognition at NAFEM and a Kitchen Innovations Award recipient at the NRA show. Low Energy Advancements can save up to $6,700 annually on operating costs and the lowest Amp Load available can reduce installation costs up to $3,000. Advansys™ technologies like Ventless Energy Recovery provide further costs savings and Automatic Soil Removal helps save time and labor resources. To learn more, visit  hobartcorp.com/FT1000e .
Member News
FCSI Educational Foundation

The FCSI Educational Foundation is asking for our help. They would like to launch new programs and enhance existing programs for the future benefit of all members.

The Upper Midwest Chapter raised $1,200.00 for the Educational Foundation at their annual networking reception last month. Much appreciated and a job well done!

Ed Norman, FFCSI (PP), the FCSI Educational Foundation President, encourages members to consider donating to the Foundation to help them reach their 2019-2020 goal of $200,000. Keep in mind all donations are 100% deductible to business due to our 501 c3 non-profit status.
Welcome New Members!
Associate Members

Maisha De La Garza
FE Design and Consulting

Howard Kosel III
HKC Global

Eddie Navarrette
FE Design and Consulting

Maira Zanchetti
BZ Arquitetos

Congratulations to our Newest Professional Member!
Congratulations to Steven Starr, FCSI for becoming a Professional Member!
Student Member

Shaunya Noble
Johnson and Wales University

Corporate Members

FCSI The Americas - Project Showcase Update

Good News - None of you have missed the deadline for submission or advertising for this year’s FCSI TA Project Showcase!

The 2019 edition of our Project Showcase is currently on hold while we look at new potential publishing partners. Once we identify our new partner, we will immediately begin work on next year’s publication and solicit project entries and advertising opportunities.

Thank you for your continued interest and support in FCSI The Americas.
Camp FCSI - Austin Conference 2020

The FCSI Planning Committee had their thinking caps on last month in Austin, Texas. They spent 1.5 days creating an activity registration (educational event) for campers to enjoy while at the Austin Conference 2020. Be sure to mark your calendars to join us at Camp FCSI April 30 - May 2, 2020 at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort! More details about the Conference will be coming soon!
FCSI The Americas Store

Check out our FCSI Store! You will find FCSI The Americas branded clothes, tumblers, and organizers. When you order from our store, 15% of all sales will go back to the FCSI The Americas Division!
Want to share your expertise with the Foodservice Industry?

Consider being a part of FCSI The Americas Foodservice Consultants Experts Network. The network is intended to be a research tool to search for Independent Foodservice Consultants who wish to spread their knowledge in the Foodservice and Hospitality Industry.

Consultants can be searched by location, areas of expertise, market segments, or experience. For more information or a list of contacts, visit the  Experts Network webpage. To be included in the network, contact Sydney.
Consultants Contributing Corner

Compass Restaurant Consulting & Research (Compass RCR) publishes a monthly pulse report on the Restaurant Industry. The information in this Business Summary is derived from Compass RCR’s monthly reports, the National Restaurant Association Research Department, and Black Box Intelligence. Click the image on the right to view the Monthly Restaurant Industry Snapshot - May 2019.

If you are a Consultant and would like to share your experiences with our Society and contribute to this section of the Direct Connection, please contact  Sydney .
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Chapter Corner
Runners on your Mark!

The Pacific Northwest Chapter has organized a run/walk event to raise money and awareness for the local non-profit charity HopeWorks, based in Everett, WA.

The ERACE Hunger 5k will be held at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA on Saturday, October 5 from 8am-12:30pm (PST). The event will feature 3 different race categories - 5k run, 2k run/walk/wog, and a kid dash (ages 6 and under).

Runner rates are $25 for runners who pre-register online (includes t-shirt) and $30 for runners who register onsite. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 runners in each age group.

Contact Tim McDougald or Janel Rupp for questions.
Northeast Chapter's Golf Outing and Lobster Dinner
The 46 th Annual Kirikos Golf Tournament took place at Andover Country Club in Andover, Massachusetts on June 2. The tournament had a phenomenal turnout with 86 tee box sponsors and 128 golfers who hit the links. After the tournament, a New England Lobster boil was served for dinner.

Attendees don’t think of this day as just another business day. Many find it as a day to bond with colleagues and give back to those in need. This year’s charity of choice was the Christopher Ouellette Scholarship Fund. Christopher Ouellette lost his mother and primary care giver this past January to Influenza. Christopher has special needs and autism which requires 24/7 care. Christopher is in the process of being adopted by a close friend and neighbor, and the Northeast Chapter is excited to share their donation of $16,500.00 to his scholarship fund!

If you want to give back, join the Northeast Chapter as they host the 47 th Annual Kirikos Golf Tournament on June 2, 2020 at Andover Country Club in Andover, Massachusetts! 
Industry News
NAFEM Advocacy Update

NAFEM publishes Advocacy Update monthly to keep members up-to-date on pending legislative, regulatory and technological issues potentially impacting the smallwares, middleware and hot- and cold-sides of the commercial foodservice equipment industry. For more information, visit the  Advocacy  section of  www.NAFEM.org .