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Support SDYS:  Raffle & Silent Auction Items Needed
Our chapter's Annual Holiday Luncheon & Auction is coming up... help us reach our $5,000 fundraising goal in support of San Diego Youth Services (SDYS), a local non-profit that support homeless, runaway and at-risk youth and their families.  Donate a raffle or silent auction item and your individual or company's donation will be featured on our table display...there for all to bid on or win! How to help:
Silent Auction Item - Sports memorabilia, box seats to an event, your company's services, and hotel stays all make great auction items! 
Raffle Prize - Items in the $50 range such as gift baskets, small electronics, and gift cards will help us reach our goal!
Raffle Tickets - At the event you will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets (cash and credit cards accepted).
SDYS Wishlist - If you have a heart for these at-risk youth, consider bringing items from this SDYS Wishlist -we'll be collecting these items at the Holiday Social. 
Contact Vicky Cate or Rachel Willis to coordinate raffle prize/silent auction pick up prior to this December 13th event. Thank you!
What's your marketing plan for 2018?
Sponsor concept with workstation on a light green wooden desk
Think about the possibilities of an annual sponsorship with IFMA.   If your company does business with facility managers, being an IFMA sponsor can help take you to the next level.  Raise brand awareness in the organization and build strategic partnerships with Facility Managers.  Receive discounts, exposure at events throughout the year and more!  
Keep an eye out for the 2018 sponsorship packages coming out soon.  Feel free to contact Kirsten Finneran , sponsorship committee chair, for more details as well.

Thank you to Our 2017 Platinum Sponsors
Cultura & Haworth

*Cultura is proud to be certified as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOBE) by the Women's Business Enterprise National C ou ncil (WBENC)!
We've built an inclusive culture. We are a family. We are unique in our industry because we think differently. We love where we work, and we do work we love. We live for making our clients happy. Our energy is infectious. Our clients love us. We do really good work. Our business is built on referrals. We love a good challenge. As a Best-in-Class Haworth dealer partner, we offer furniture solutions tailored to our client's needs. We stop at nothing to deliver the best for our clients; a place where their culture can thrive. #LOVEWHEREYOUWORK
J&M Keystone Restoration & Cleaning
J&M Keystone, Inc. was established in San Diego almost 40 years ago. With over 100 years of combined experience in emergency water damage restoration, reconstruction, and other specialty cleaning, J&M is a full service restoration contractor. We hold a California contractor's license with B, C15 and C54 classifications and are equipped to handle all types of property damage such as Residential, Medical and Commercial Facilities.
We have a fleet of 32 vans and trucks, over 100 highly-skilled employees, and an equipment inventory-including our state of the art "Sludge Boss®"- large enough to handle almost anything. Our team is comprised of trained, certified flood technicians and skilled tradesman who can be dispatched 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our immediate response-typically within 60 minutes-to any type of emergency can aid in controlling damage and minimizing repair costs.
At J&M Keystone, Inc., our primary goal is to offer the best service possible. Contact - Barry Garson, 619-917-0802 
Professional Maintenance Systems (PMS)
PMS logo Any company can promise to clean your facility.
What distinguishes Professional Maintenance Systems is our "Managed Maintenance Solution" approach: a proactive, comprehensive response to all your maintenance needs.
We develop your janitorial program and monitor it closely to keep cleaning on track. If problems occur, we promise that they will be resolved that same day.
Founded in 1982, today PMS cleans over 25 million square feet of facilities and directly employs over 900 janitors and support staff throughout San Diego, Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties. We strive to build long lasting relationships with our clients based on accountability, communication and exceptional service. We are proud to continue cl e aning for the same companies that have been with us for nearly 35 years.
Contact: Jason Erickson, 619-549-0844 
Importance of Burglar Alarm Verification
Over 98% of burglar alarms are false.
Responding to these "non-events" puts a tremendous financial and man-power burden on law enforcement, while distracting from more important public safety needs. With the trend towards few police resources, tighter budgets and more calls per shift, law enforcement simply cannot give high-priority response to traditional burglar alarms.  Read More..... 
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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!
Upcoming Events
Holiday Social - Wed, Dec 13, 11:30 AM
Your Number One Goal - Wed 2/14 
Community Service Projects 
Please contact  Vicky Cate or Rachel Willis for more details 
  • Take down Christmas Décor at Storefront - Thurs, Jan 11
  • Take down Christmas Décor at Tay Academy - Fri, Jan 12
  • Click on detailed flyer here. 
2018 FMP, CFM and SFP Course Dates
News from SDG&E
Winter Energy-Saving Tips to Reduce Business Energy Costs 
There are a variety of ways you can reduce costs in your business when it comes to energy. By assessing the needs of your employees and your customers, you'll be able to make a plan that helps you cut costs where you need it the most.
  1. Don't heat what you don't use. This may seem obvious but it's easy to oversee. Only heat the rooms and areas of the building which are in use every day. Rooms with low usage should have their heating turned down or off until they are in use. You can also keep temperatures low in hallways as they are not used for more than a couple of minutes at a time.
  2. Motivate and involve staff. Encourage employees to take part in brainstorming sessions. Employees can be delegated responsibility to offer their own innovative ideas to cut down on energy costs. Having an open dialogue about the things that could be changed about energy usage in your business is very important. This will allow you to create efficient work culture in your company.
  3. Schedule an energy audit for your facility. SDG&E offers free energy assessments to help ensure you are using energy efficiently. Learn more at sdge.com/BES to find out if areas can be identified to trim down your energy needs.
  4. Look out for small drafts that may leak air. Small drafts can result in businesses losing sometimes substantial portions of their heating and cooling costs. Proper air sealing of the work environment can eliminate those drafts.
  5. Keep control of your heating. Keeping your office temperature one degree down during winters can reduce the power it uses by up to 10%. Consider purchasing a smart thermostat, too.
By considering these steps, you could see changes in your energy bill. People often underestimate the little things they do at work, so promoting awareness about energy issues is very important. Not only will you be lowering your energy bill, you'll also be promoting a healthy environment within your own workplace. For more ideas on how to save energy in your business, visit  sdge.com/business .
SDG&E Seminars - SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 
Affiliated Organization News & Events
San Diego's Environmental Services Dept - Open Forum on Waste & Recycling Study

The City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department is conducting a study to evaluate the pros and cons of implementing a districted system for the collection of solid waste, recyclables and organics from businesses and apartments. Read more. 

More About IFMA San Diego
IFMA San Diego eNews 
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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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E-News articles should address near-term activities and announcements. Hyper links may be included. To submit an article, please send it to administrator@ifmasandiego.org 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.

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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.

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