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March Luncheon
Naval Base Tour
FMP Courses
Leverage Your Beverage
Chapter News
Call for Testimonials
WWP16 San Diego
News from SDGE
County Opportunity
Calendar of Events



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MARCH 2016


IFMA SD  - March 9th Luncheon
"Design Perspective - Lessons Learned & Tour"
In late 2015 Sony Electronics opened its new 11 story San Diego Headquarters building raising its profile in Rancho Bernardo.  Learn more.... 

Registration Deadline is Sunday, March 6 
IFMA San Diego's 32nd Street Naval Base Tour - March 11th
Space Limited - Open to IFMA San Diego Chapter Members Only!

San Diego is home to the nation's top military installations, and Naval Base San Diego is world-class!  We at IFMA San Diego are honored and proud to receive an invite from our member and U.S. Navy Commander, Dennis Keck, for 28 lucky IFMA San Diego members to attend a mobile tour of the naval base. 

Learn more and Register Here. Meeting location will be sent in confirmation.  
FMP Courses in San Diego

March 10 & 11, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
My Office - 6060 Nancy Ridge,
San Diego, CA
Course Content - click here 
Finance & Business details and register, please
Registration deadline:  WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016
April 20, 21, 22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
My Office - 6060 Nancy Ridge,
San Diego, CA
Course Brochure - click here 

Essentials of FM details and register, please
Registration deadline:  MONDAY, April 11, 2016

Course Questions:  Please contact Mac McCardle or call 858.210.4020

Plan Ahead - Mark Your Calendar Now! 
2016 FMP & CFM Course - Mark Your Calendar:
May 11 thru 13 - CFM Exam Review & FM Learning System 
July 14 & 15 - Operations & Maintenance 
Aug 11 & 12 - Project Management 
Nov 9-11 & Dec 7-9 - Sustainability Facility Professional 

Leverage Your Beverage -  San Diego Padres
IFMA San Diego is  hosting its April 21st Leverage Your Beverage event with the Padres.  You'll be able to network with over 150 IFMA members and guests, and your registration includes food, drink and your game ticket.   
But that's not the best part!  We have negotiated two special opportunities with the Padres  that we are only offering to Associates who become a sponsor between now and April 15th
  • Become a Platinum, Silver or Bronze sponsor and you will be entered into the 1st Prize drawing to have your company recognized on the field in front of thousands of people at the Home Plate Ceremony! 
  • 2nd Prize is the opportunity to be on the field with the Padres during batting practice. 
  • There are multiple opportunities to win,  so become a sponsor today!  
IFMA San Diego boasts one of the largest industry related memberships of any organization in San Diego, with some of the best educational and social events to be had.  AND, compare IFMA San Diego's pricing to any other sponsorship or membership opportunities out there and we know you'll be pleasantly surprised at the high value  you receive for your dollar. 
For more information or purchase your sponsorship contact Kirsten Finneran today!
Inked by IFMA

Ink splat Does your company do business with one or more of IFMA San Diego's many exceptional service providers? 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. Review our list of IFMA Associates in the Members Only area on the website
  2. Email KIRSTEN FINNERAN with the names of the companies you are currently or regularly doing business with, and they type of service provided. 
  3. That's it! 
Thank you for your support and participation!  You are what makes IFMA San Diego such an amazing organization. 

Inked by IFMA from 24 Hour Fitness during February 2016
  • BKM - purchase of Steelcase furniture
  •  Corovan - occasional move services
  • Steelcase - purchase of Steelcase furniture via BKM
  • Vortex - door repair
Chapter News
Member Spotlight
Read our member spotlight about Chiloh Baty .

Annual Sponsorships Available

IFMA San Diego is now accepting applications for 2016 Annual Sponsorships.  There are several levels of engagement a company may choose to participate.  Click here the complete details of 2016 Sponsorship packages.  If you would like more details, please contact Katie Sanfelippo or Kirsten Finneran.

Newest Annual Sponsor
Thank you to our newest sponsor this month, J&M Keystone Emergency Services & Restoration, for their Silver Sponsorship.  They will be entered into a drawing for a special opportunity with the Padres to have their company recognized on the field in front of thousands of people at the Home Plate Ceremony or an opportunity to be on the field with the  Padres  during batting practice. 
For those interested in this exciting opportunity to promote your company through IFMA, contact:
KIRSTEN FINNERAN  from our sponsorship committee.

Upcoming Community Service Projects
It's March!   Time for our annual 2016 projects for IFMA San Diego's community service.
This month's project will be rain coats for Storefront Homeless youth. We need poncho style rain coats. Please bring them to the March luncheon!   

While you're looking in your closet ... begin collecting those work clothes you don't want to wear this year. We specifically have requests for men's slacks and polo style shirts. We will be splitting the donations between Storefront and Tay Academy for SDYS, and collect at the March and April luncheons.
May begins the work parties! We will have a painting party, along with a planter build and planting party. Dates to be determined.
June 3rd is the golf tournament fundraiser and we are excited about the online auction! This will be our 2nd year using the online tool and last year was wonderful.   It's not too early to let me know you'd like to donate an auction item. I have the donation forms ready. If you need more information, email VICKY .
Call for testimonials: Share your World Workplace story!
Each year, one of our primary goals is to increase the attendance of our own members at IFMA's World Workplace Conference & Expo. As an association leader, your endorsement of our flagship event has an influence on other members' decision to attend.
To best represent this year's World Workplace theme, "The FM Story is Ours to Share," we're seeking testimonials about your positive experiences as an attendee.
You don't need to be a writer to send a testimonial. If you'd rather send a list of bullet points, we can turn it into a quote for your review and approval. If you're comfortable writing it yourself, then consider these questions to help get you started:
What are the key benefits of attending? How has World Workplace helped your career? What sets World Workplace apart from other FM-related events?
Your quote will be accompanied by your photo on our website and in various promotional pieces. By participating, you allow IFMA the right to use and edit (if necessary) your words and headshot.
If you're interested, please email the following to
  • Your written testimonial (or bullet points);
  • A high-res (web quality) headshot;
  • Your full name, title, company name, city & state;
  • Your email address (only for our use in contacting you).
Your personal stories are a central part of the universal story of FM - please share them so that more IFMA members are compelled to join their colleagues this year at World Workplace, allowing you to see which articles create the most interest for your readers.
2016 Student Scholarship Program
With the support of scholarship sponsors (including our own San Diego Chapter), a total award of $145,000 was distributed to 43 scholars at the Academic Awards Ceremony at World Workplace in Denver. As we look toward to 2016's World Workplace in San Diego; the IFMA Foundation seeks to increase the number of scholarships awarded and set a new record high for both the number and value of scholarships granted.

The 2016 Student Program information is now available at Please help us get the word out to your kids, their friends and their schools!  The scholarships are limited to those students pursuing degrees or careers in Facility Management.  Our chapter would especially like to select more local scholarship recipients - which can only happen if more local students apply.

All awards will be presented at IFMA's World Workplace 2016 in San Diego, Ca. on the 6th of October.
  • ePoster Competition - ePosters are accepted in a voice-over MS Power Point format, representing work in the field of facility management and the built environment.  Sponsored by the Utah Chapter.
  • Scholarships - Every year, the Foundation's scholarship sponsors make it possible to award about 40 FM students annually scholarships towards the pursuit of their FM degree.
For questions or to let us know of a school that should be included on our contact list, please email Jolie Lucas.
IFMA's 2016 World Workplace -
San Diego
Call for Presentations

The International Facility Management Association invites you to share your industry knowledge and business expertise with professionals who support the people, place, processes and technologies of the work environment.
To sign up: Apply to present
Call for Volunteers!  Conference Review Program Committee
Help the team from IFMA International review the Applications for Presentations.  This is a huge effort and would like members of the San Diego Chapter to participate in reviewing these applications.
Download Application:  Apply to present 
Exhibit. Sponsor. Advertise
IFMA's World Workplace is an incredible opportunity to share your story directly with those who use your products and services every day. Thousands of professionals from all corners of the globe come to World Workplace to address unique facility challenges. If you can help them correct a problem or make a noticeable improvement in productivity and efficiency, you become a hero in their personal FM stories.
The San Diego Chapter will have their own section on the Expo floor called Pacific Coast Highway.  If you sign up to be part of the SD Chapter Section, there is a $350 discount to the exhibitor price. 
To sign up:  Sponsor or Advertise
News from SDGE
Expand your skill set with no-cost classes at SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center

The Energy Innovation Center's Workforce Education & Training program offers individualized help to Trade Professionals, associations and business & residential customers through industry-specific seminars, workshops and certification courses. There's even a Food Service Demonstration Kitchen where food service professionals can test and compare over 40 pieces of energy-efficient equipment.

Visit for a list of classes and to learn more.

Electric Vehicle & Charging Station Initiative Rolls Out
SDG&E has just launched their new charging station program, Power Your Drive.  Read More....
Gas Pipeline Initiative
On February 25, 2016, at IEA Member Meeting,, SDG&E's Estela de Llanos provided an overview of a major new natural gas project the company has proposed to construct to enhance safety and reliability in the San Diego region.  
Opportunity at the County of San Diego
The County of San Diego is posting a solicitation today (RFQ 7259) for a coffee/espresso cart.  The solicitation will only be open for ten(10) business days.  
If any IFMA members are interested in bidding this job they can view the solicitation at 
SAN DIEGO COUNTY  or they can contact Dave Edison at 858-505-6542 or email DAVE EDISON to receive a copy of the package via email or to answer any questions.  
Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2016 Events
March 10-11 - Finance and Business
April 26 - Medical Examiner's Tour
May 11-13 - CFM exam review and FM Learning System
July 14-15 - Operations and Maintenance
August 11-12 - Project Management
November 9-11 - SFP Part 1
December 7-9 - SFP Part 2
IFMA San Diego Board & Committee Meetings
2nd Wednesday - Community Services Committee
2nd Wednesday - Membership Committee
3rd Wednesday - Government Affairs Committee
4th 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.

Welcome New Members
The San Diego Chapter is proud to announce the following individuals have joined our chapter.
  • Barbara Cavanaugh, CORT Furniture
  • Stacey Colbert, Road Runner Sports
  • Adela Gonzalez, AMS Paving
  • Ken Knopman, Pro Window Cleaning & Pressure Washing
  • Steve Knurick, Accurate Security Pros
  • Amy Lessard, LaBahn's Landscaping
  • Diane Liptak, Stanley Security Solutions
  • Eddie Luchs, Epic Sciences
  • Taylor Moyer, Managed Laboratory Services
  • Jeff Niles, Concierge Cleaning Services
  • Alex Page, AO Reed & Company
  • Peter Prado, Dunn-Edwards Corp.
  • Ryan Sharrott, FM Professional
  • Elizabeth Williams, AMS Paving 
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.  Your Chapter Administrator and committees will pull information from this master database, so make sure your information is correct with them.

To update your information, just contact:

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
800 Gessner Rd., Ste. 900, Houston, TX  77024-4257
Phone: 713-623-4362; Fax 713-623-6124
IFMA San Diego eNews
IFMA 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 ·