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Business Continuity Experts
IFMA Events
Chapter News
SDBJ Forum
Surplus Furniture
Organization News
Calendar of Events



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Business Continuity Experts
Business Continuity Experts Needed!
Do you have experience with creating and administrating a Business Continuity plan?  The Education Committee is looking to put together a panel for a future event.  If you are interested, or know someone who might be a good candidate, please contact Lisa Chappell or Denise Colestock today! 
Now Accepting Grant Applications
The San Diego Chapter is now accepting grant applications to attend IFMA's 2016 World Workplace that will be held on Oct 5-7th in San Diego.  These grants are for full ($785) and one-day ($395) registrations.  To apply, please complete and submit this application by 8/12/2016.
Upcoming IFMA San Diego Events

FMA San Diego Luncheon - Active Shooter

Wed, August 10, 2016  Sign up here 

FMP Course: Project Management 

Thurs & Fri, August 11-12, 2016 - To find more info
Carlsbad Desalination Plant Tour
Wed, August 24, 2016   Details here 

Organogenesis Tour
Fri, September 16, 2016  Register here
OMHS - CFM Prep Workshop 
Mon & Tues October 3-4, 2016 
For registration information
Chapter News
Member Spotlight
This month the spotlight shines on
Katie Blizzard  of Four Seasons Tree Care
More information on our website
Emergency Preparedness for Businesses
With the days growing longer and the weather growing warmer, many San Diegans welcome the change of season with vacations, beach days and BBQs. Although this season can be fun, let's not forget how dangerous elevated temperatures can be. Moisture, high heat and wind tend to the perfect recipe for fire season. Are you prepared to protect your facility?
Remember, not all fires are created equally and must be addressed differently. To ensure your business is protected and equipped with the proper extinguisher, follow the guidelines below:
  • Class A - required for ordinary combustibles
  • Class B  - required for gasoline and solvents
  • Class C - Required for electrical equipment and wiring
Check out FIRE SAFETY TIPS for more information.

Consider Offering EV Charging Amenities
Have you been receiving requests for electrical charging stations from your employees or tenants? Wondering how to get them installed?
SDGE has a program - POWER YOUR DRIVE. It;s goal is to install 3500 vehicle charging stations in 350 locations (workplaces, apartments and condos)
Take advantage of SDGE's POWER THE DRIVE program.Sign up on their
SDG&E Seminars at the Energy Innovation Center: 
Technology Incentives Program Essentials: Wed, August 10th - Register Now!
Smart Buildings: Tues, August 16th - Click here for details.
Smart Operator: Tues, August 16th - Register Here! 
SDBJ FORUM - Diversity & Inclusion
Join the San Diego Business Journal for a discussion featuring companies and individuals who have show an exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in business leadership.
For details on this Oct 6 training - click here
Surplus Office Furniture
Looking to Purchase Surplus Office Furniture
We buy used Office Furniture from small to large corporations across various industries such as banking, insurance, hospitality, real estate and many more.  For more details please consult OFFICE FURNITURE STORE
Affiliated Organization News & Events

San Diego Green Building Expo
September 16, 2016 - Registration Details Here.  

IFMA World Workplace in San Diego 
Oct 5-7, 2016Click here for details 
SDBJ's Diversity & Inclusion Seminar

UCSD Extension's Facility Management Certificate Program - Certification details   
Welcome New Members
The San Diego Chapter is proud to announce the following individuals have joined our chapter.
  • Richard Ambuehl, The Cambridge School
  • David Gomez, Associate Member
  • Tony Grant, ITAV Solutions Inc
  • Valentyna Hodges, C&W Services
  • David Landis, BioMed Realty
  • Christina Robinson, C&W Services
  • Donald Tharp, C&W Services
  • Karen Trapane, Forensic Analytical Consulting Servs

Update Your Contact Information with IFMA International! 

Have you recently changed e-mail addresses, phone numbers, your job, gotten a promotion, moved, or experienced a merger at your firm? Please contact the Membership Department at, to update your records.

Remember: IFMA International maintains the MASTER Membership Database, so your contact information needs to be updated with IFMA International.  We will pull information from this master database, so make sure your information is correct with them.
Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2016 Events
August 10 - Monthly Luncheon
August 11-12 - Project Management
August 24 - Desalination Plant Tour 
September 14 - Monthly Luncheon
September 16 - Organogensis Presentation & Tour
October 3 & 4 - CFM Exam Prep Workshop (free)
October 12 - Monthly Luncheon
November 9 - Monthly Luncheon
November 9-11 - SFP Part 1
December 7-9 - SFP Part 2
December 14 - Holiday Social 
IFMA San Diego Board & Committee Meetings
2nd Wednesday - Community Services Committee
2nd Wednesday - Membership Committee
3rd Wednesday - Government Affairs Committee
2nd Thursday  - Communications Committee
4th Thursday - IFMA San Diego Board Meeting
4th Thursday - Social & Events Coordination Committee
Last Tuesday - Education & Professional Development Committee 
Last Friday - Sustainability Committee  
Please note:  Topics may change at the last minute from what is listed above.
IFMA San Diego eNews
I FMA San Diego E-News is a monthly news bulletin sent to members of the
San Diego chapter of International Facilities Management Association to provide information about upcoming events and chapter activities.

E-News Submission
E-News articles should address near-term activities and announcements. Hyper links may be included. To submit an article, please send it to by the 15th of the month.  Other articles of less timely nature should be submitted to Donna Frick for inclusion in the San Diego Chapter Of IFMA Blog.

About IFMA San Diego 
IFMA San Diego is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the performance and professional growth of our members through networking, education and promoting the practice of facilities management.

Through educational programs, networking, career support and communications, the IFMA San Diego objective is to be the premier organization for facility management professionals.

For more information about IFMA San Diego, please consult the website or contact us at:

IFMA San Diego
PO Box 712322, Santee, CA 92072-2322
877-4IFMASD (443-6273) · f: 858-228-4365 ·