"The Pikes Peak Chapter of IFMA"
Pikes Peek Your Monthly Look at the Pikes Peak Chapter of IFMA August Sponsor August 2005 Volume 3, Issue 8 INSIDE THIS ISSUE *Speakers, Happenings & Monthly Luncheon August 17, 2005 Events Time: 11:30 a.m. *President’s Message Location: Academy Hotel Reservation: 719-579-8455 or email Bob Bentzen at *Professional Development firstname.lastname@example.org *Membership News See details in this newsletter *Programs *August Luncheon Info. SPEAKERS, HAPPENINGS & EVENTS *Sponsorships *Sports News Board Meetings *Membership Benefits The Board meets the 1st Friday of every month Time: Breakfast 6:30 a.m.; Meeting 6:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Location: TBD World Workplace 2005 Conference and Expo October 23-25, 2005 Philadelphia, PA. Information about event found within this issue. FM Edge Audio Seminar Aug. 18, 2005 12:00 p.m. CDT Location: TBD www.ifma-pikespeak.org Business Process Improvement for FM Reservation Line: Speakers: Chris Keller, Integrated Data Solutions Inc., 719-579-8455 And Kevin L Janus, CFM, Integrated Data Solutions Pikes Peek is a monthly publication More Info To Be Found Within Newsletter of the Pikes Peak Chapter of IFMA Mission Statement: To advance the professional growth of our members and develop the profession. AUGUST 2005 Volume 3, Issue 7, Page 2 President’s Message Your Monthly Message from Pikes Peak Chapter President Steve Wertenberger, CFM I hope you have all been enjoying your summer with family and friends and making lasting memories and contributions into others lives. Here at the Pikes Peak Chapter of IFMA, we are gearing up for another great year. Here are a few of the upcoming events that you can look forward to. o Associates Event As an expression of our appreciation for our Associate Members we will again be putting on an event open to our associate members where there will be a “Panel of Experts” to answer any questions you, as associates may have of the professional members, as to how to forge even stronger professional working relationships. o COFAX Our COFAX team is gearing up for the fourth annual Colorado Facility Awards of Excellence event. And this event promises to continue in the fine tradition already firmly established in honoring the accomplishments of facility professionals throughout the region. o Meet and Greet Last year’s meet and greet was a huge success with nearly 90 in attendance. Be sure to attend this year and rekindle relationships with old friends and make new ones. o Celebration of 15 Years as a Chapter o Our leadership team is busy planning an event to honor and celebrate the contributions the Pikes Peak Chapter has made over the past 15 years. o Social Events o Under the capable leadership of our social events team we can look forward to continued excellence in opportunities to get together with your friends and colleagues in a variety of settings. o Training Opportunities Galore o We have a great slate of educational programs for our upcoming luncheons. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities. o World Work Place o WWP will be held this year in Philadelphia, PA. If you have never attended, you should give serious consideration to attending IFMA’s flagship event. You will be glad you did. o Career Transition Group o Our Chapter continues to offer assistance, support, training, advice, and postings for those who may be in transition or considering a transition. o Leadership Opportunities o Want to hone your leadership skills, contribute to the success of the Chapter, and get to know your fellow Chapter members better? Consider becoming a part of one of our many teams. Whatever your skill set -- you can make a significant contribution. As you can see, there are many great opportunities for professional as well as personal growth and enjoyment. Do yourself a favor and get involved today! Steve Wertenberger, CFM PO Box 1573 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80901 Phone: 719-579-8455 www.ifma-pikespeak.org AUGUST 2005 Volume 3, Issue 7, Page 3 Professional Development Career Transition Support Group Group on Summer Hiatus More information to follow when group resumes regular meeting times. Register now for IFMA’s World Workplace to lock in early registration rates. Visit www.worldworkplace.org today! More Than An Event….An Experience! As an IFMA member, you have access to a wealth of FM networking and educational opportunities. Don’t miss out on the most all-inclusive experience available to members: IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo! Advancements in the FM profession are being set by IFMA and members just like you. IFMA's World Workplace is the annual gathering for your Association, and this year, we’re celebrating 25 years as the only international association dedicated to serving and representing the FM profession Take advantage of your IFMA membership and attend the biggest FM event of the year at a discounted rate! Register by Aug. 26 to save $250 off the regular nonmember three-day rate. If you haven’t received your official conference brochure in the mail, you can jumpstart your World Workplace experience by clicking here to view the brochure online. Start planning your experience now! Get the full IFMA member experience! Join us at IFMA’s silver anniversary celebration in historic Philadelphia! For more information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring, visit www.worldworkplace.org or call 713-623-4362. European Facility Management Conference 2006 7–9 March 2006, Frankfurt a. M., Germany EFMC 2006 Call for Presentations You are invited to participate in the premier European event for facility managers! EFMC 2006 is the single most informative FM event in Europe, addressing the changing dynamics of facility management globally. An all-encompassing educational and networking event, it welcomes facility managers and workplace professionals from all walks of life, from all corners of the world. In two days, attendees can learn more about the industry, the workplace and their capabilities than they ever thought possible. The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the European Facility Management Network (EuroFM) and the German Facility Management Association (GEFMA) invite you to proactively participate in this important conference by submitting an abstract for evaluation by the 2005 Program Committee. For more information, visit www.efmc2006.com. PO Box 1573 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80901 Phone: 719-579-8455 www.ifma-pikespeak.org AUGUST 2005 Volume 3, Issue 7, Page 4 The Year of Celebration Continues 2005 continues to be a celebratory year for IFMA. We hope that you are taking advantage of the special activities, offers and improvements we've introduced to commemorate our Silver Anniversary! From IFMA's updated Web site and expanded Online Learning Center, to FMJ's special "Legends & Legacies" issue and the official celebration at World Workplace this October, IFMA is dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to grow and flourish as a facility professional. The past 25 years would not have been a success without your support. We exist for you and because of you. Please visit www.ifma.org and www.worldworkplace.org for more information on the exciting things taking place this year! FM Edge Audio Seminars Aug. 18, 2005 12:00 p.m. CDT Business Process Improvement for FM Speakers: Chris Keller, Integrated Data Solutions Inc., and Kevin L Janus, CFM, Integrated Data Solutions For information on this seminar, visit: http://www.ifma.org/profdev/audio_thatcher.cfm The Pikes Peak Chapter will pay for the seminar, making it FREE to our membership if 4 or more confirmed participants sign up! In addition to the no cost to the membership, Chapter members can bring one guest free of charge. Bring your own lunch or food services are available at the hosting sites. Reservations are required and seating is IFMA’s Fall Symposium limited so make your reservation now. If you are interested in attending this October 19 to 22, 2005 seminar or hosting a seminar, contact Philadelphia, PA Roger Lage at email@example.com or 533-8564. IFMA’s JOBnet is your source for the best jobs and the most qualified candidates! Are you an FM professional seeking opportunities? Visit JOBnet to set up your FREE “Job Alert” today and let us help you keep on top of facility career opportunities! Are you an employer searching for qualified candidates? Visit JOBnet to set up your FREE “My Recruiter” account to communicate with candidates, save resumes, post information about your company and create filter templates to pre-screen applicants! PO Box 1573 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80901 Phone: 719-579-8455 www.ifma-pikespeak.org AUGUST 2005 Volume 3, Issue 7, Page 5 Member Updates August Anniversaries Please Welcome aboard to the 1 Year Pikes Peak Chapter… Stephanie Gardner – Young Life Honeywell International – Fred Hansen New Professional Members: Steve Heare – T-Mobile, USA Ms. Pamela Cornella 2 Years Facilities Project Manager Charles Hagen MCI Facilitek Office Systems – Eileen Tully E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 3 Years Tracey Christiansen – Quantum Corporation Kelli Costa – Quantum Corporation 4 Years Mike Vlaanderen – Quantum Corporation 5 Years Earl Gosselin International Bible Society 9 Years Tom Stolting – Frederick Ross Company 10 Years Roger Nachtigal – Young Life What the Members have to say … "This place is driving me crazy, let's take a break and go to the IFMA luncheon." At times that was the only reason that I felt like going to the IFMA luncheon but once there the friendly atmosphere and smiling faces quickly put all worries behind. Then the networking, camaraderie and education began. In the last 10 years I have met many people at IFMA who have been a great source of information and education for my growth as a Facilities Manager. No matter what kind of situation I found myself in at work, someone in IFMA had been there and done that and knew how to resolve it. Thank you Pikes Peak IFMA for providing a monthly get-a-away and for a chance to rejuvenate and educate myself so I may be all that I can be at Young Life. – Roger Nachtigal Congratulations to Roger Nachtigal for 10 years service with IFMA!!! PO Box 1573 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80901 Phone: 719-579-8455 www.ifma-pikespeak.org AUGUST 2005 Volume 3, Issue 7, Page 6 As I celebrate my 9th year as a member of IFMA, it seems that there have been three distinct periods of my membership. Each one was good, but the next got better. When I first joined IFMA in Northern Florida, there was no local chapter. I was an at-large member, receiving all the mailings and little else. After moving to Colorado Springs, I got my first taste of chapter membership with the enhanced networking and educational opportunities that brought. Then came the best time; I got involved in the chapter by serving on the board and as an officer. If you have not yet taken advantage of that opportunity, you do not know what you’re missing. Don’t delay getting more benefit out of your membership that you ever have before. Get involved today. - Tom Stolting Excellent Words of Advice!!! Congrats for all your years of dedication & involvement with IFMA!!! Evelyn Hara of Oracle USA, Inc. received her Real Property Administrator (RPA) professional designation from BOMI Institute on June 1, 2005. Evelyn completed the program, which covered seven required courses in building systems, life cycle costing, energy management and the environment, insurance and legal issues, finance and asset management. Evelyn has been employed with Oracle for 10 years, has been an IFMA member since April 2000, and served on the Pikes Peak Chapter IFMA Board for 4 years. Congratulations Evelyn Job Well Done! Congratulations Pikes Peak Chapter on your 15th Anniversary! Charter Date: August 8, 1990. PO Box 1573 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80901 Phone: 719-579-8455 www.ifma-pikespeak.org AUGUST 2005 Volume 3, Issue 7, Page 7 Congratulations Carolyn – WELL DESERVED!!! PO Box 1573 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80901 Phone: 719-579-8455 www.ifma-pikespeak.org AUGUST 2005 Volume 3, Issue 7, Page 8 Where's my free lunch? Companies are finding unique ways to reward employees from discounts, to free lunches, unlimited air travel and two cases of beer, it’s all about the perks. General Motors’ recent “Employee Discount for Everyone” program is bringing the concept of employee benefits to the public view. A July 5, CNN/Money article reports that Starbucks gives employees a free pound of coffee a week, Anheuser-Busch gives adult employees two free cases of beer a month, Google provides employees with a free lunch every day and Blockbuster rents videos and games to employees at no cost. http://www.ifma.org/tools/monthly_media/insider/2005/07_22.cfm#9 Programs August Luncheon Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Academy Hotel 8110 North Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (Formerly the Radisson Inn North) Cost: Chapter members - $20 reserved; Chapter members - $25 at the event; Non-chapter members - $25 Reservation Deadline: Noon - Monday, August 15, 2005 The Meeting Reservation Number is: 719-579-8455 or email email@example.com When leaving an RSVP for a Guest, Please Include your Guest’s Name!!! NO SHOWS WILL BE BILLED Luncheon Speakers: The two speakers for the COSMIX presentation are Kiley Weidman and Wayne Pitman. Wayne is a C DOT engineer, who is part of their information distribution team. Kiley is the public information officer. They will provide updated information on the COSMIX project and answer questions from the floor. PO Box 1573 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80901 Phone: 719-579-8455 www.ifma-pikespeak.org AUGUST 2005 Volume 3, Issue 7, Page 9 Sponsorships General Building Maintenance, this month's luncheon sponsor, “We are excited to be the August sponsor and have enjoyed our membership since joining this wonderful chapter nearly 3 years ago, we look forward to continued growth in the region and strengthening our IFMA involvement locally.” General Building Maintenance is a complete janitorial services contractor, providing its customers with general cleaning, and class 1 to class 1,000 cleanroom cleaning. In addition to housekeeping, we can also provide handyman services for illumination as well as internal moving to accommodate restacks, adds, deletes, and moves of company personnel and assets within the campus. It is our goal at General Building Maintenance, to offer our customers competitive pricing in all areas of service while being the most proactive, responsive, and customer-service oriented janitorial company in the Colorado Springs area. Luncheon Sponsorships Available If you are interested in sponsoring a monthly luncheon or an upcoming Chapter event, contact Mitch Hamdeed 719-634-6277 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mitch will be happy to give you sponsorship details and information. It was so hot... the cows are giving evaporated milk. the trees are whistlin' for the dogs. It's so hot, I saw squirrels fanning their nuts. the birds had to pick up the worms with potholders. I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walkin'.. that Dennis Rodman went out without a bra! PO Box 1573 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80901 Phone: 719-579-8455 www.ifma-pikespeak.org AUGUST 2005 Volume 3, Issue 7, Page 10 Sports IREM/BOMA/IFMA Golf Tournament September 16, 2004 Location: Fort Carson The IFMA/BOMA/IREM Golf Tournament is Friday afternoon, September 16th, at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, aka. the Fort Carson Golf Course. You can enter individually, or enter an entire foursome. As usual, it's a four person scramble, so you don't need to be "Tiger" or "Vijay" to win prizes! Entry fee is $100 per person, which includes golf, cart, range balls, dinner and awards following. Lots of giveaways, raffle prizes and the chance to win trips and a new car. Registration starts at 11:00 am with a shotgun start at 12:30. Cheyenne Shadows has a brand new clubhouse and the course is in great condition. I play there regularly and it's very enjoyable. And remember: You Can't Beat Doing This Fun Event for a Great Charitable Cause!!! I have the entry forms! Just call me at 528-1140 or e-mail me at "email@example.com" and I will get one to you! See ya there!! Volunteers are still needed to help coordinate the tournament activities. Please Contact Cheryl Fitch at Trammell Crow. 471-3300 firstname.lastname@example.org Membership Benefits Through the International Facility Management Association's partnership with DHL Express, members can save up to 25% on air express and ground shipping. More importantly, you can rely on DHL's commitment to guaranteed on-time delivery and online customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ready to enroll and start saving? Call 1-800-MEMBERS today to speak with a dedicated Member Services Representative. PO Box 1573 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80901 Phone: 719-579-8455 www.ifma-pikespeak.org