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MARCH 2017


Discover the Latest Trends in Commercial Real Estate @ BOMA/IFMA EXPO
Free Entry for Property Managers, Facility Managers and Building Engineers
BOMA-IFMA 2017 IFMA San Diego is hosting a Joint EXPO event with the  San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association   (BOMA) on March 14 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The EXPO will showcase the latest products, services and management practices in the commercial real estate industry. 
Property managers, facility managers and building engineers are invited to attend at no cost to discover new strategies, the latest technology, and best practices in the commercial property management industry.
The EXPO is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Del Mar Fairground's Wyland Hall, located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information or for PF/FM/BE registration,  click here .
Do You Have Your Membership       Direc tory?
For those San Diego Chapter members who have yet to receive your 2016-2017 Chapter Directory.  Be sure to stop by the IFMA San Diego booth during the March Expo and pick up!"
Announcing IFMA San Diego's new 2017 Partnership!
business_handshake_men.jpg IFMA San Diego and Biocom have teamed up to offer our members joint benefits at no additional cost. This new partnership will allow you to attend additional events, expand your network, and have access to added educational opportunities.
Save the Date for April 26th, when the two organizations will be hosting a joint Leverage Your Beverage and Facilities Manager Round Table.   
Our panel of experts will discuss "Career Advancement for Facility Managers" and facilitate a robust conversation with attendees on the topic.
The FM Round Table will be followed by networking and camaraderie. Join us to hear more about how the two organizations are working together in 2017.
2017 activities will include:
  • Annual Facilities Reception, plus additional joint events
  • Free IFMA member access to Biocom events and vice versa
  • Additional mentoring opportunities
March Fireside Chats

people_social_icons.jpg We want to hear how IFMA San Diego can best meet your membership needs, and also would like to share best practices that will help take you advantage of all the benefits that the chapter has to offer.  Join us for a small group meeting where you'll get to know other members and have a chance to share your thoughts.  We have three objective for these casual meetings:

  1. We want to hear how IFMA can support you in your career objectives.
  2. We'll be prepared to share information about IFMA San Diego, so have your questions ready!
  3. You will get to know other IFMA members so that you will recognize some friendly faces when you attend IFMA events.
Our next scheduled meeting in March:
Wednesday March 22nd San Diego Housing Commission downtown at 9:30 a.m.
If you are interested in attending either of these events, or future month events, please email  Melanie Bamba  or  Lisa Chappell.

IFMA San Diego's Event Recap
After an educational program, a summary of the presentation appears on our event recap page along with a link to the video posted on our YouTube channel.  To access these latest posts, please visit us at: IFMASD Event Recap

Many Thanks for San Diego Youth Services

San Diego Youth Services Thank you for making Christmas magical for the teens in our shelter and at our TAY Drop-in Center. I really don't have words that can express my appreciation; your energy, good will, hard work and good sense of design and decoration transformed the shelter and drop-in center into spaces full of holiday spirit. I come into work early, often before the sun rises, and the warmth and glow of the holiday lights in the courtyard and the bed area in the shelter made my mornings special and reminded me of how blessed our staff is to have an amazing group like IFMA to partner with us, not only during the holidays, but throughout the year.
I wish for each of you a blessed 2017 and a year of health, friendship and peace.
With gratitude,
Jan Stankus
Program Manager , San Diego

In the News
Welcome New Members
  • Ravi Bajaj, Healthy Buildings Int'l
  • Kenna Montag, LaJolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
  • Janey Rado, LaJolla Institute
  • Jack Owensby, Gemological Institute of America
  • Angela Sousa, Gemological Institute of America
Inked by IFMA - Attention Associate Members
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: 
  • Identify the IFMA Professionals you are doing business with.
  • Request their approval to share your relationship.
  • Email Kirsten Finneran with the names of the companies you are providing services to currently or have in the past year.
  • CC the professionals on your email to Kirsten indicating the professional's approval.
  • Please include the type of service provided.
  • That's it!
ATTENTION all annual IFMA sponsors! 
Time is running out to take advantage of your sponsorship discount to secure your booth for the IFMA/BOMA JOINT EXPO on March 14th. Register here
Upcoming IFMA San Diego Events

Certification Courses
FMP: Finance & Business   March 9-10
FMP: Essentials of FM   March 19-21
FMP: Project Management   Aug 10-11
     Nov 15-17 and Dec 6-8
SDG&E News

EcoChoice is a productive choice for businesses
SDG&E's EcoChoice program gives customers the option to purchase up to 100% clean, renewable energy. The program may be a good option for those who lease or don't have the ability to adopt solar due to costs or the inability to put panels on their rooftop. With Ecochoice, there's no upfront installation cost and you're supporting clean, renewable energy in our community. Those who enroll will pay a small premium every month depending on their subscription level. Customers can visit our  online calculator  to estimate how much it will cost each month to purchase renewable energy through the program. Customers can also enroll online. For more information, visit  sdge.com/ecochoice .

Affiliated Organization News & Events
2017 IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo
Facility Fusion, the second largest conference for facility professionals, will be held at Caesar's Place in Las Vegas, NV on April 4-6.  For complete details and registration, click here. 
Special Session:  Deeper Dive for Associate Members
Monday, April 3, 1-5 PM (at Facility Fusion) 
Free to IFMA Associate members & Fusion Booth staff interested in joining IFMA.  This illuminating session will help you succeed in communicating to and connecting with the FM community.
  • Association business etiquette
  • Being a source of knowledge, information & referrals
  • Making the most of your association benefits
  • Elevating your presence
  • Q&A with senior member panelists
Read more at  Facility Fusion 
Other Programs and Events  
More About IFMA San Diego
IFMA San Diego eNews 
I FMA San Diego eNews 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 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.

About Us
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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