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New President's Report - August, 2014


New President's Message


Wow! It's well into August and the summer is flying by, but rest assured that although this is the time for family vacations and trips to the shore, the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of IFMA has been very gearing up for an exciting fall line-up of events hosted by the Program and Education Committees including a Disaster Recovery program and a Best Practices in October.


It is so refreshing to be a part of an industry that is really moving and shaking. Facility Managers are no longer considered "maintenance personnel" since companies are realizing the true value derived by the FM professional who is now responsible for optimally and sustainably managing buildings, as well as developing and nurturing the human element of an organization's culture.


Over the last year, our Chapter has grown significantly, and we are very excited about this trend, especially with the boom of student interest. I am very proud to introduce two new board members, Miguel Martinez, and Zahra Khaku who are Temple students with majors in Facility Management and who now sit on the Chapter's board providing valuable input from a younger perspective. Additionally, Mike Makofsky from Tech Reps signed on this year as the new co-chair of the Program Committee joining returning co-chair, Barb Celia, FM at Catholic Health East.


Mini-World Workplace at Harrah's, Chester

Thursday, November 20
4 - 8 p.m.


Trade show to explore, educate, network ...

Harrah's Casino and Racetrack
777 Harrah's Blvd
Chester, PA
Lower Racing Level - Follow signs for the Conference Rooms


Core Competency
Education and Networking



News & Events

The details for our Mini-World Workplace at Harrah's in Chester have been set.  Scheduled for Thursday, November 20, only signup if you are ready for some FUN! 

The National IFMA Foundation thanks all those who helped sponsor our scholarships.

Attainium's Disaster Experience Event Synopsis was a success.  The best advice is to be prepared for anything!  Bob Mellinger, President of Attainium, presented very believable scenarios.  Here are the results of a post-event survey.

New jobs have been posted in our Classified section

Welcome to all our NEW MEMBERS!
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Wed Dec 03 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Communications Committee Meeting

Educational Sponsor

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Villanova University is sponsoring an FMP continuing studies program beginning in October, 2014 in coordination with IFMA Philly. So earn your  FMP certification this winter!  For more information, look here.