In This Issue
Relocation Management
Leverage Your Beverage
SFP Courses
Joint Expo Update
Professional Member Campaign
IFMA SD Member News
News fron SDG&E
Business Workshops Offered by the City
Calendar of Events

2015 Sponsors

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October 14th Luncheon - Relocation Management
Whether your business is growing or recalibrating, moves are an opportunity for you to grow as a Facility Manager.   Moves represent change which can also mean an excellent opportunity to change the way you work, collaborate in new ways, create new teams, introduce innovation, learn about new technologies and for you and your team to be seen.  Be the leader in the change!  Join us for this panel presentation as we bring to you a fresh perspective in the world of relocation management. 
The program will be on "Relocation Management - Top Tips for Managing Your Moves" and will feature our panel of Kate Mood, Dynamic Space Solutions, Mac McCardle, My Office and David Suter, CBSI.

DATE:  Wednesday, Oct 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LOCATION:  Doubletree
1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego
CLICK HERE for registration details.
two-wine-glasses.jpg 2015 Annual Biocom, IFMA and ISPE Facilities Reception          
The annual Biocom, International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Facilities Reception is geared toward facility managers and service providers but is open to all. This is a relaxed evening to mingle with other facility managers and enjoy interaction with other organizations.
DATE:  Thursday, Nov. 5, 5 - 7 p.m.
LOCATION:  Farmer & the Seahorse 
10996 Torreyana Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121
REGISTER NOW!  Deadline is Monday, Nov 2
SFP Course in San Diego
SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional,
Part 1 & 2
Date & Time: 
Nov 4-6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Part 1)
Dec. 10-12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Part 2)

My Office - 6060 Nancy Ridge, San Diego, CA
Registration deadline:  October 25, 2015
Registrants must register for BOTH parts (All six days) 
For more details or to register now, please click here 

Questions:  Please contact Mac McCardle or call 858.210.4020

Plan Ahead - Mark Your Calendar Now! 
2016 FMP & CFM Course - Mark Your Calendar:
Jan 14 & 15 - Leadership & Strategy 
Mar 10 & 11 - Finance & Business 
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 

IFMA & BOMA Joint Expo   

"Step Right Up! A Carnival of Services"
As you walked in, it was impossible to miss the bright balloons, the smell of popcorn, the sounds of games and laughter, and of course, the stilt walker! IFMA and BOMA joined forces this year to host an expo that neither organization had ever seen within its chapters. 

 "Step Right Up! A Carnival of Services" was a "sold out" event that hosted over 90 vendor booths with prize wheels, photo booths, piggy races, and other various games and entertainment. Many of the vendors were in costumes and there was a buzz about the entire event. All who participated were having great fun. It was a fantastic opportunity to network with new business partners as well as new prospective clients and suppliers. Facility managers and property managers had the opportunity to mingle and meet each other as well as to meet with current service providers.
Bingo cards were used to incentivize professional members to visit booths. Completed bingo cards were turned in for a chance to win gift cards from $50 to $200. At every turn, people were spied playing games, networking, and shaking hands. Although we had the sudden and unexpected rain, the property and facility managers were not deterred to attend the "Greatest Show of the Year!" For the associates that are only members of one of the organizations, they had exposure to potential new clients and connections and gave them insight into what the other organization can offer. IFMA will definitely see a boost in membership as there was quite some interest from prospective members at our booth.
In all, the vendors put great effort into making their booths amazing and the facility and property managers were dazzled by them! Above all of the wonderful professional outcomes of the day - making new contacts, securing contracts, building stronger relationships - fun was had! Next year promises to be bigger and better thanks to the commitment of the committee members that worked so hard to make this event come to life! If you are interested in participating on the Joint Expo Committee next year, please reach out to our chapter president, Lisa Chappell.
Thank you to all who sponsored tables and attended the event!
2015 Professional Member Campaign

The Membership Committee is excited to announce the 2015 Professional Member Campaign! We have a goal of inviting 50 new professional members to join IFMA SD by November 30, 2015! 


 We are asking each existing member to invite new potential facility managers to an IFMA SD luncheon during the promotional period. You will receive recognition at each luncheon you bring a new potential facility manager to! 


 For every facility manager you bring, you will receive a ticket for a prize drawing! For every facility manager you sponsor and joins IFMA SD you will receive a second ticket for a bigger prize drawing! The drawing winners will be announced at the December Holiday Social!

For more information please talk to one of your Membership Committee members at check-in or email Lydia Reyes


To sign up a potential Facility Manager for a IFMA SD Luncheon please email Caryn.

This month's spotlight shines on our member SHERRY PERKINS.  Learn more about Sherry at SPOTLIGHT

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 INNOVATION CENTER  for a list of classes and to learn more.

San Diego Invitation - Business Workshop on Upcoming State Organic Waste Diversion Mandate

The City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department (ESD) is conducting workshops to educate and assists business to comply with the implementation of the upcoming Assembly Bill (AB) 1826. As part of the City of San Diego's education outreach to the San Diego business community, ESD will be conducting a series of stakeholder workshops to educate businesses about the organic diversion mandate, and provide resources and technical assistance on how to comply with it.
Should you have any questions, please contact Ana Carvalho , or call 858-573-1243.
Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2015 Events - Mark Your Calendar
October 7-9 - IFMA World Workplace
October 14 - Monthly Luncheon
November 4-6 SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 1
November 9 - FM Roundtable
November 11 - Monthly Luncheon
November 17 - FM Roundtable
November 18 - FM Roundtable
November 19 - FM Roundtable 
December 1 - Educational Breakfast (tentative) 
December 7-8 - Decorating at SDYS Storefront
December 10-12 - SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 2
December 16 - Holiday Social 
2016 Events
January 14-15 - Leadership and Strategy
March 10-11 - Finance and Business
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.
  • Steve Acquista, Teledyne RD Instruments
  • Drew DeFalle, Pristine Environments
  • Charles Gordon, USS Midway Museum
  • Ali Mohammadian, Strategic Facilities & EHS Inc.
  • Daniel Rubio, Jabez Building Services
  • Michael Siddall, Pall Corporation
  • Sandra Zack, TaylorMade - Adidas Golf Company

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 ·