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April 2018


Congratulations to Our Past President!
Former IFMA San Diego Chapter president, Lisa Chappell, was honored as one of four finalists in the "Connected Women of Influence President's Award."  The organization, Connected Women of Influence's mission  is "t o build a strong, professional community that fosters growth, support and collaboration through the development of high-performing professional relationships, alliances and partnerships among b2b women owners, executives and professionals."  

The President's Award recognizes a woman CEO, President or owner who has demonstrated success, growth and achievement in their business enterprise.  Lisa was one of 19 nominees in the President's Award category, and was nominated for her service and accomplishments during her tenor as our chapter president. 

In addition to the President's award, there were 10 other awards presented at the March 21st luncheon held in at the Mission Valley Hilton, including "Author of Influence," "Emerging Woman Owned Business," "Veteran of Influence," "Gamechanger," and "Catalyst for Change."  Congratulations, Lisa!  
IFMA San Diego and SDBEA Teaming Up To Make A Difference

Saturday, May 12th, 8:30 to 11:00 AM
Feeding San Diego

We're serving breakfast too! Come hungry!
Bring your families!  Children over the age of 6 are welcome to attend!
You must login directly to Feeding San Diego to register.
How Group Members Sign Up Online:
  1. Visit http://vhub.at/fsd 
  2. Click "Sign in" in the upper right hand corner and follow the steps as instructed.
  3. During this step, you will be asked to enter your groups join code: 1479
  4. Once you return to the main page, scroll down until you find your group's volunteer shift.
  5. Click the "Sign Up" button to the left of your group's volunteer shift.
  6. Each Volunteer will receive a confirmation email when signed up successfully.
A parent may sign a youth volunteer up by creating a separate account using the same email address, just be sure to choose a different user name for each account online. After signing up the child for the volunteer shift be sure to bring a paper waiver for any volunteers under 18 years, with a parent or guardian signature.
Important Reminders
  • All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes in order to participate
  • Volunteers must be 6 and older to volunteer
  • Any volunteers not signed up online must bring a paper waiver, to include a parent or guardian signature if under 18 years
Industry News
Preventing the Preventable - 5 Simple Steps to Prevent Water Damage and Reduce Liability

I n my 22 years of responding to emergency water damage issues in commercial and residential structures, I have seen thousands of leaks.  The sad fact is the majority of these costly water damage events were preventable.  Yes, there are going to be leaks that are unavoidable, but what can you do to prevent the ones that don't have to happen? You can implement a water damage prevention plan for your properties to save yourself from huge headaches and liability issues later.   Read more....

Five Reasons Your Organization Needs an Incident Response Plan Now 

Ever have one of those days? You know the ones....you have your "to do" list which includes all the tasks you didn't get to last week then while you are completing item #1, you get the phone call. Your Project Manager (or Community Manager or Facilities staff) reports that there was a leak, due to a broken pipe, that impacted at least 5 units, as far as he knows right now. From that moment on, the race begins. Phoning the plumber, restoration vendors, maintenance staff members, property managers, and the rest of your team consumes the next few hours. The afternoon is spent making sure the tenants don't need to be relocated, or they do, completing incident reports and figuring out if this will meet or exceed your insurance deductible...and this is only day 1. Sound familiar?  Read more.....

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Welcome New Members
  • Anthony Battistella, Gothic Landscape
  • Dennis Brand, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Mark Cabaj, Climatec LLC
  • Vikki Cutri, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Noelle Frank, Intercept Pharmaceuticals
  • Frank Jacques, Orbital ATK Flight Systems
  • James Mahany, US Air Conditioning Distributors Inc.
  • Danielle Schuh, Tandem Diabetes Care
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Do you have group photos of IFMA events or IFMA memb ers on your phone?  We want them! Please send all photos  to Melanie Bamba with the subject line: IFMA Pics. 
Inked by IFMA
Greetings  IFMA Professionals and Associates!
Ink splat Does your company do business with one or more of IFMA San Diego's Professional members? We'd like to celebrate these Inked by IFMA relationships by sharing them with chapter members to promote this valuable trend and recognize Facility Managers and Service Providers.   
Here's how you can participate: 
  1. Identify the IFMA Professionals you are doing business with.
  2. Request their approval to share your relationship.
  3. Email Kirsten Finneran with the names of the companies you are providing services to currently or have in the past year.
  4. CC the professionals on your email to Kirsten indicating the professional's approval.
  5. Please include the type of service provided. 
  6. That's it!
IFMA San Diego Upcoming Events
2018 FMP, CFM and SFP Course Dates
News from SDG&E
Get a Clear Picture of Your Business' Energy Usage   
SDG&E provides an online energy management tool that gives you a summary of your business's energy use. Log in to My Account and click on the My Energy Tab. You'll see an at-a-glance view of your energy information.

  1. Bill-to-Date Estimate - Quick view of your cost-to-date and forecasted bill for the month.
  2. My Bill Highlights - Items that may cause your bill to change. Click on Bill Analysis to compare your bill side-by-side to see what caused your bill to change. Complete your Bill Analysis Profile for even more details.
  3. When Does My Business Use Energy? Monitor your energy use by the hour or day using these energy charts. If you're eligible to earn Reduce Your Use rewards, you can also see your personalized details if you click on My Energy Use Graphs.
  4. How Does My Business Use Energy? Provide information about your business energy use habits for more accurate analyses of how your business uses energy and what actions you can take to save energy.
  5. How Does My Use Compare? Look at your energy use compared to the same time period last year. Click on My Bill Details to view up to 13 past months of your bills.
To get started, go to  My Account .  Watch this video  to learn more.
SDG&E Seminars @ the Energy Innovation Center  
Provide Your Input on Transportation Network Themes
As SANDAG begins to develop San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Plan, which outlines the overarching vision for our region over the next 30 years, we want your input. What do you think the San Diego region's transportation network should look like in the future? What transportation issues are most important for your quality of life?

Stop by an open house to learn more about components considered in the network scenario development process and provide your input. You will be able to speak with staff directly, complete a survey, and/or submit a comment card about what you envision for the future of the San Diego region.
Monday, April 23, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  or   5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Caltrans District 11 - Garcia Auditorium
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San Diego chapter of International Facilities Management Association to provide information about upcoming events and chapter activities.

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