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December 2018 IFMA Central Ohio Newsletter (copy) Print

President's Report

I want to thank the subject matter experts who assisted at the IFMA Round Table. The sharing of your knowledge is greatly appreciated.

I would also like to thank those of you who attended the State of the Union at the La Scala. Good food, good fun, and good friends.

This is a reminder to any Associate Member that the deadline for 2019 Sponsorship is December 15. If you have any questions, please contact Lara Moon. Please click on the attachements for more information.

FMs, if your budget ends this month, email your vendors and suppliers for their invoices. Make sure you know the last date to submit to accounting so the invoice hits this year's budget. Vendors and suppliers, please check with your FM contact to make sure they have what they need for year end.


Todd Kise, CFM, SFP

President, IFMA Central Ohio


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Calendar of Events

Tour- Lake Shore Cryotronics- January 15th  4-5:30pm

Plan on checking out what's going on at Lake Shore Cryotronics!

Tour- Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University- March 7th 4-5:30pm

Come check out one of Ohio State Universities more interesting facilities: the Artic ice storage facility


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Welcome New Members

Please welcome Central Ohio Chapter of IFMA new members:
Laura Saintz                ABM Electrical Power Solutions, LLC

Daniel Bohannon        ABM

Richard Walters          Ohio Housing Finance Authority

Eric Winston               Ohio Housing Finance Authority

Todd Sweeney           America Floor Source

Ted Hinsman              Holland Roofing

Jeremy Hamilton         ServPro

Kyle Brown                  4M Building Solutions


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Committee Help Needed

Are you looking for a way to network with your fellow IFMA Central Ohio members and get more involved with the Chapter? 

The Committees in IFMA Central Ohio are what makes the Chapter operate efficiently and effectively.  We have a number of committees that need your help:

Programs- This committee selects, schedules and coordinates the monthly programs and tours for the Chapter. The Committee endeavors to help members increase their knowledge and expertise in facility management related topics. This is accomplished by providing programs and tours that bring to the forefront topics of facility management that pertain to the working environment.  

If you're interested in joining this committee, please contact Kelly Waters (614-736-9007 or or Jacque Adams (614-448-6153 or 

Membership- This Committee promotes membership growth and retention by providing new member recruiting events and encouraging new and current members to be involved in chapter events and activities. The committee also conducts quarterly new member events, as well as assists in welcoming/registering attendees at Chapter programs, tours and events.

If you're interested in joining this committee, please contact Lisa Schultz (614-205-8996 or or Steve Bauman (614-282-3152 or 

Thank you for your time and we hope you can increase your participation in IFMA Central Ohio by joining a committee or two.

Associate Membership - This Committee works with our associate members with questions and sponsorship opportunities. Associate members are an important part of the Chapter as we regularily tap into their knowledge base to help our Professionals receive the knowledge they need to perform their responsibilities.

If you are interested, please contact Lara Moon (

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Sponsors of the Month

A special thanks to our sponsor's of the month: BrightView

Because of these sponsors, IFMA Central Ohio can offer a wide variety of free educational programs and tours, as well as community service opportunities, for our members.


2019 IFMA Sponsorship Opportunity

Now taking applications for the 2019 IFMA Partner program!  Associate members please take a look at the attached flyers for more details, and make sure you get your commitments in by the December 15th deadline.  We appreciate our associate members who keep the cost of programming down for the chapter members.  Any questions get with Lara Moon at  Again, deadline is December 15th, 2018 to get your completed commitment forms in.

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IFMA Credential Spotlight

IFMA Central Ohio is excited to announce that we will be hosting Ohio’s first IFMA FMP Credential Class in the spring of 2019.

This is your chance to get it on the calendar and prepare for the next step in your professional development.

IFMA's Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation is a knowledge-based credential for FM professionals and industry suppliers looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the core FM topics deemed critical by employers. By earning the FMP credential, you will improve your knowledge, enhance your skills, and gain immediate credibility with employers, clients, and peers.

The FMP Credential provides a strong foundation of the core competencies of Facility Management. There are 4 modules that make up the FMP credential class: Leadership and Strategy, Finance and Business, Project Management and Maintenance and Operation. This class will be paced out over 4 months to give students an opportunity to focus on the class without getting to overwhelmed at work.

 Course dates & details:

Classes will run from 8:30am - 4pm and will be hosted in a classroom facility at Loeb Electric (1800 E. 5th Avenue in Columbus, Ohio).  Here are the dates for the courses:

March 28th- 29th- Leadership & Strategy                                           

May 23rd- 24th- Project Management 

April 25th- 26th- Finance & Business   

June 27th- 28th- Operations & Maintenance 


Becky Spohn, FMP, owner of Confidence Concepts, LLC. Becky is a leadership & team-building expert dedicated to helping organizations Build Confident Leaders & Cohesive Teams. She served 16-years as Facilities Manager (FM) of a historic mansion. She honed her FM skills on multimillion-dollar construction and renovation projects. Becky's fusion of real-life stories and her conversational techniques connect with her audience at an intimate, intense and individual level. Come and experience for yourself why her audiences rave about her edutaining (entertaining and educational) style.

Course costs:

This price includes all course materials, online access and in class instruction for all four (4) modules. Lunch and snacks will be provided and we’re also working on some fun group activities, as well. 

IFMA Central Ohio or IFMA Member: $2,200

Non IFMA member cost: $2,511 (includes a one-year IFMA and IFMA Central Ohio membership) 

Please note that upon completion of all four (4) assessments, students will also be required to pay IFMA International the FMP Application Fee of $140.


Click on the following link FMP Credential Course Registration to register by January 31, 2019. Please note that we need a minimum of ten (1) students in order to host this course and if we do not meet this requirement, the course will be cancelled and all registered students will receive a full refund. 

Detailed instructions will be provided the week of March 28th, 2019 to all registered students.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Butterworth at or 614-537-2306.



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IFMA Central Ohio Rewards Program

The 2018 IFMA Central Ohio Rewards program for members is in full swing and it's not too late to get points by attending IFMA programs, tours, events and community service activities during 2018.

Make sure you attend as many IFMA events as possible to earn points for a chance to win $500 that can be used for educational opportunities: (World WorkPlace, Facility Fusion or other events) or pursuing professional designations certifications (Facility Management Professional (FMP), Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP), Certified Facility Manager (CFM), for example).  Members earn points by attending programs, tours and events, so make sure to attend as many IFMA events as you can by November 30th. 

The winners of the 2018 IFMA Central Ohio Rewards program will be announced during the Annual State of the Union Luncheon in December 2018.

More information on the Rewards program can be found at:IFMA Central Ohio Rewards Program


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Chapter Scholarship Information

The Central Ohio Chapter of IFMA Scholarship program is designed for members to pursue credentials and certifications, degrees in facility management or related fields, as well as to attend World Workplace or Facility Fusion.  

In conjunction with the Rewards Program, the scholarship eligibility period starts December 1st and runs through November 30th.  Members earn points by attending programs, facility tours, events and community service activities.  Extra points are awarded if you attend World Workplace, Facility Fusion, are an active committee member or recruit additional professional members.  

Information on how you can qualify for a scholarship and an application form can be found here.


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This Month's Hot Topic

This is a reminder to any Associate Member that the dealine for 2019 Sponsorship is December 15. If you have any questions, please contact Lara Moon. Please click on the attachements for more information.



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