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September 2018  

Be the IFMA Houston Experience

Did We Budget for Success?

This month our Programs Committee brought a speaker who knows a thing or two about the needs of FMs when it comes to the dreaded budget.  How did we do?  If you missed this event, we still want to know what we can bring to you in 2019.

Take Our 30-Second Survey!

Our next luncheon program will be in November as part of our first annual Chapter Sponsor Showcase.  Contact Micki Washington to be part of the Programs Committee or to learn more about upcoming programs.

Awards of Excellence: Call for Submissions

The Programs and Special Events Committees are working hard to prepare for this year’s Awards of Excellence competition and luncheon to be held on Thursday, December 6th.

Do you have a project that is worthy of recognition?  Submissions are currently being accepted for this year’s competition.  Contact Micki Washington for more info.

Click Here to for Submission Info

Going to World Workplace 2018? Let's Connect!

We love World Workplace and we love getting to experience the conference with new and old friends from Houston.  It’s so easy to find out where Houston members will be during the conference – just sign up to be on our group texting list.  Don’t worry, we don’t sell our contact lists.

Click Here to Sign Up for World Workplace Texts

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ... Christmas?

Crank down the A/C and get into the holiday spirit!  The Special Events Committee is currently seeking donation items for the annual holiday auction as part of the Awards of Excellence program.

Save the Date: Thursday, December 6th

Proceeds of the auction support Chapter investments toward our mission of growing the Facility Management profession, such as expert speakers, targeted programs, and professional development.  Contact Betty Morgan and Kathy Edwards for info or to donate.

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Professional Development

How to Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line and Overall Productivity

SPONSORED CONTENT by Thomas Holland, CEO, APEX Surface Care/Corporate Floors

How many thousands of people walk through your doors every day or week? Studies have found that, in just four weeks, 1,000 people can track in up to 24 pounds of dirt through your building entrance. Removing a single pound of soil from a building costs approximately $1,000.

Over the last 25 years, we’ve worked with thousands of facilities in developing flooring maintenance programs that extend the life of their assets and improve their brand. And one thing we know from that experience is another undeniable truth:  proper maintenance isn’t inexpensive, but improper maintenance (or the lack of it) can end up costing far more.

Building maintenance has implications far beyond simply extending the life of the flooring.  While that is an important goal in and of itself, what if your maintenance programs could also improve productivity and reduce turnover? Here are a few ways you can make sure you are getting what you are paying for and improve your company’s image with little to no change in budget.

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What's Happening in IFMA Houston

TONIGHT!!! World Workplace Warm Up – September 25th

We’re getting ready to flex our FM muscles at World Workplace 2018. Are you going to the conference too?  Would you like to represent the Houston Chapter while you’re there?

Come meet up with us at Canyon Creek for “Texas Tuesday” and become better prepared for all that WW18 has to offer.  You’ll learn:

  • How to be part of our “group texts” for Chapter gatherings during the conference
  • What activities & opportunities conference participants can expect – great for first time attendees
  • What are our plans outside of the WWP sponsored activities
  • Who else is representing Houston at WW18

Tuesday, September 25th
Canyon Creek
6603 Westcott St., Houston, TX 77007

RSVP for this FREE event

World Workplace Mixer & Dinner – October 4th

Due to the lack of available hotel suites in Charlotte, the Houston Chapter will hold a Mixer & Dinner on Thursday, October 4 at 5 Church Charlotte Restaurant.  Our vision is to have 1 dinner for all professional and associate chapter members at WWP – what a great way to connect with your fellow Houston members.  Cocktails and light bites will be served at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:30.

Voted Best Restaurant and Best Chef by Charlotte Magazine, 5Church serves modern and innovative American cuisine in a funky and fun atmosphere.

Thursday, October 4th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
5 Church
127 N Tyron Street, Suite 8
Charlotte, NC 28202

RSVP or Be a Sponsor for This Event

IFMAH Cares: Giving Back with a Habitat

IFMA Houston Volunteer Day with Habitat for Humanity is coming next month.  Join us as we work together to build a house for a family in our community.  Friends and family are welcome to participate as well (must be 16 years old to participate).

Saturday, October 13th from 8:00am – 3:00pm

in association with Houston Habitat

Register Now to Participate

houstonhabitat.org is the Houston Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  Contact Bart Surratt for more info on this event.

SAVE THE DATE: November Luncheon and Chapter Sponsor Showcase

Our November luncheon will cover technology in the workplace.  Make plans to also join us before and after for our first annual Chapter Sponsor Showcase featuring product and service solutions for facility professionals.

Thursday, November 8th from 10:00am – 2:00pm
**Extended Hours for Expo**

Two Allen Center
1200 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002

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