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Still Time to Strive for Five
The Strive for Five program is off and running with over 26 members that have qualified. There is still time to get out there to our various events and earn your Strive For Five ribbon for your name tag and qualify for the grand prize drawing. Don't be left out of the interesting, fun, educational events the chapter has offer. Hope to you see you soon!  For more information click here
SDYS Transitional Youth Program Needs Assistance  
San Diego Youth Services' Transitional Youth Program needs immediate assistance in re-arranging their storage garage and delivering some furniture to apartments.   This can be scheduled at the convenience of the volunteer and his company! It would take at least two people and a truck/van to make delivers of furniture and can be done any day of the week. This would be a great team building project for larger companies! This is even a great project to get your teenagers involved in helping! If you can help please contact - Vicky Cate or 619-520-7189.
A.M Power Lunch - Save the Date for Tuesday 12/20/2016
Mark your calendar and join us for an exclusive Associate Members Only lunch called the A.M.Power Lunch.  It will be a hosted lunch and will be facilitated by some of the most successful associates in the membership to discuss the following: 
  • How to gain business in IFMA
  • Helpful tips on selling to Facility Managers
  • What to expect from your membership
  • Associate Member etiquette
  • ...and more information will be announced shortly.
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Invite Facility Managers Mania! 
Participate now in our New Member Campaign and help us make our goal of 50 new members by 11/30.  And, you will have a c
hance to win.  Click here for details!

Welcome the following New Members
  • Sheldon Cohen, Greenleaf Interior Plant Solutions
  • Kirra Cooper, Schneider Electric
  • Martin Gallardo, National University Systems
  • Phillip Gutierrez, Dexcom
  • Stacy Hoffman, Willdan Energy Solutions
  • Eleanor Krueger, Hewlett Packard Company
  • Dan Lee, Resort and Retirement Design
  • Steve Manuccia, CBRE
  • Matt Marcacci, LED Cents
  • Daren Smith, Intuit
  • Will Smith, A.O. Reed & Company
  • Kate Stemmer, La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company
  • Michael Valadez, Green Dot
  • Robert Watkins, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Brian Williams, The Bishop School

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Upcoming IFMA San Diego Events
Get Back to Business Faster with Disaster Planning
Preparation is key to getting your business back on track after a disaster. Whether the disruption is due to natural causes, such as a wildfire or earthquake, or other hazards, an emergency response plan can help your business recover faster and limit losses.
Start with an overview of the basics in this four-minute video, "Emergency Preparedness for Businesses," . For example, you should develop a written plan, train staff, practice emergency procedures, stock emergency supplies, maintain defensible space, back up and store information securely off site, and periodically test equipment such as electric generators and smoke detectors.
Visit ready.gov/business for tools you can use to develop or improve a disaster preparedness program for your business. The business continuity planning software includes an automated disaster recovery plan tool.
EV Charging Program is Filling up
SDG&E's electric vehicle charging station program,  Power Your Drive , will install 3,500 electric vehicle charging stations at 350 businesses, apartments, and condos. More than 330 properties have already requested to be considered for the program. It's not too late, join the interest list today! As part of
Power Your Drive, SDG&E will install, own, operate, maintain and bill for the electricity of the charging stations. At least 10% of the charging stations will be installed in disadvantaged communities.
Benefits of Installing EV Charging Stations
  • Be one of the first businesses in your area to install EV charging stations
  • Increases property value, faster sale
  • Increases employee and tenant satisfaction due to added amenities
  • Supports tenant contract renewal
  • EV drivers are less likely to use a house outlet to plug-in and charge on the house meter
  • Demonstrates company commitment to environmental sustainability

How Do Businesses Qualify? 

  • Join the interest list at sdge.com/PowerYourDrive
  • Offer workplace, apartment, or condo charging parking spaces; ten or more will be installed in workplaces, and five or more in apartment communities
  • Complete an online form at sdge.com/PowerYourDrive
  • Agree to an easement
  • Agree to the participation payment (if applicable)
  • Meet ADA requirements
By joining the interest list today, your property will be considered for what the California Public Utilities Commission is calling the "largest transportation electrification program in the country"!
Affiliated Organization News & Events

IFMA Orange County & UCI Extension:  "FM Intersections" - 2/2/2017 
     - Call for Presentations 
UCSD Extension's Facility Management Certificate Program - Certification details   
Statewide Green Schools Event
The tenth annual Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit and Exposition comes to the Pasadena Convention Center on November 2-3, 2-16.  The Summit is the first and largest statewide green schools event.
The opening session on November 2 will include a keynote presentation by venture capitalist, philanthropist and  Next 10 founder Noel Perry. Through an Expo with over 100 companies offering green products and services, dozens of educational sessions, and special events including a Leadership Awards reception, the Summit offers two days of total immersion in all aspects of green schools. 

Dozens of concurrent education sessions and Pre-Summit training will focus on topics including Prop 39 energy efficiency case histories, water conservation techniques, Zero Net Energy buildings, environmental literacy, biophilic design and funding sources.
Keynotes and exhibit hall are free. 

For more information and to register, go to www.green-technology.org or call 626-577-5700.
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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