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September 2014




Thursday, September 11, 2014
Monthly Members-Only Networking Breakfast
8:15 AM – 9:30 AM


Thursday, October 2, 2014 & Friday, October 3, 2014
FMP Credential Course: Finance & Business
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Two Day Course)

Monday, October 6, 2014
Annual Golf Outing
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Monthly Members-Only Networking Breakfast
8:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Thursday, October 30, 2014
New Member Luncheon (Invitation Only)
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


Monday, November 3, 2014
Madison Square Garden Facility Tour & Rangers Game
5:15 PM – 9:30 PM

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Monthly Members-Only Networking Breakfast
8:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Awards for Excellence Nominee Cocktail Party (Invitation Only)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Thursday, December 4, 2014
IFMA NYC Holiday Party (NEW DATE)
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Monthly Members-Only Networking Breakfast (NEW DATE)
8:15 AM – 9:30 AM


Thursday, January 29, 2015
Annual Awards for Excellence Dinner
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Wednesday, September 17
- Friday, September 19

World Workplace Conference & Expo 2014
New Orleans, LA
APRIL 2014
Tuesday, April 21
- Thursday, April 23

Facility Fusion
Orlando, FL

Letter from the President

Dear Members:

As we begin the transition from summer to fall, I am pleased to announce a full calendar of informative and engaging events and opportunities for our members to get involved.  Make sure to stay up-to-date by downloading our mobile app and checking our website for new events, to register for upcoming programs and connect with fellow Chapter members.

World Workplace, the premiere annual facility management conference, is quickly approaching and will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana September 17 – 19, 2014.  If you have not registered yet we encourage you to do so as this is the most longstanding, well-respected learning and networking event for facility managers.  The New York City Chapter will be hosting our own networking events during the conference; all details can be found above and here on our website.

It's not too late to register for the 2014 Annual Golf Outing, which will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington, NY.  There are many opportunities to get involved with this year's outing by sponsoring, joining us for golf or donating a giveaway or raffle item.  For more information and to register, click here.

Over the last two months, many of you have submitted nominations for the 2014 Awards Dinner, which will be held in January 2015. We are still in need of your input to select the most deserving honorees for the annual gala. Please click here to submit your nominations.

It is due to the enthusiasm of our Members that we are able to not only maintain but also strengthen our brand as the premier organization for Facility Managers and Professionals in the New York Metropolitan Area. I am immensely grateful for your support.

Gary Anzalone

Committee Highlights

Golf Outing - it's time to go back to school – golf school, that is!
It's that time of year when we are all thinking of school, and so is IFMA NYC.  But we have the best kind of school - Golf School.

October 6, 2014 is IFMA's annual golf outing and this year, in addition to a championship 18-hole beauty, we have added a 9-hole instructional course, our IFMA Golf School!  This program is designed to help new golfers or those interested in learning the game in a fun-filled, pressure-free environment.

The program will start with a 2 hour clinic taught by a professional instructors from the Arnold Palmer School of Golf who will divide the groups into levels of ability.  You'll start with the driving range, learn chipping and fairway shots and finish with a putting clinic to conclude your instructional session.

A BBQ lunch follows with a trip to the IFMA Island for frozen margaritas and cigar rolling.  Once refreshed, you drive your carts to the 9-hole executive golf course where instructors will help as you play each hole, putting the skills you learned to practical use on a real course!

The novice is not the only one getting professional coaching!  During the 2 hours prior to start, the driving range will be set up for "Quick Tips" from the pros.  Everyone will have an opportunity to take a few swings under the watchful eye of the instructors who will provide "Quick Tips" to improve your swing and offer expert advice.

We hope this gives you something to look forward to when going "back to school!"
Click here to golf with us today!

IFMA Sponsorship 2014-2015 campaign is closing very soon, but there is still time to sign up!

As many of our current sponsors will tell you, sponsoring the New York City Chapter provides additional exposure for organizations, opens new doors for networking opportunities, and complimentary access to monthly programs and special events throughout the year.

Please contact Ivan Mann at or and sign up now to begin receiving the benefits of being a part of the largest and fastest growing IFMA Chapter.

Please visit the Sponsorship benefits page here, there is still time to register.

Awards for Excellence Dinner
Make a nomination for the IFMA Awards for Excellence and you'll be entered to win a $50 Visa giftcard!  You can make a nomination online or at one of our upcoming events.

FM Resources

Cyber Security Summit 2014 – Complimentary Admission through the CEO Clubs

Senior Level Executives are invited to the 2014 Cyber Security Summit to learn how to protect their companies against cyber crime. There will be over 35 industry experts speaking, including: George Kurtz (President, CEO & Co-Founder, CrowdStrike), Leo Taddeo (Special Agent in Charge, FBI), Andrew France (CEO, Darktrace) and Michael Crouse (Director of Insider Threat Strategies, Raytheon Cyber Products). Attendees will also have the chance to see the latest technologies from over 65 solution providers.

Date: Thursday, Sept 18, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York - 54th Street on 6th Avenue.

Lunch will be served along with a Cocktail Reception at the conclusion of the summit. 

Complimentary Admission with promo code RANDGUEST - normally $250.

To reserve tickets visit cybersummitusa and click Register.

FMP Credential Course – Finance and Business, October 2, 2014 and October 3, 2014

Facility managers manage/oversee high-value assets that represent significant financial investment in technology, buildings, structures, interiors, exteriors and grounds. Since facility managers are typically responsible for the oversight, operation and maintenance of the buildings and grounds, as well as oversight of various service contracts, understanding the basics of finance and business is critical.
This is the definitive course of preparation for IFMA's Facilities Management Professional certification.  The course is designed to assist facility professionals seeking certification with preparation for the competency-based examinations.  This workshop will include information on:

  • Finance and Business in the Facility Organization
  • Financial Management of the Facility Organization
  • Procurement in the Facility Organization
  • Contracts in the Facility Organization

Date and Time: October 2nd & 3rd 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Arenson Office Furnishings - 6th Floor, 1115 Broadway, New York NY
Member: $550 | Non-Member: $650

Click here to register.

CUNY Building Resources Lab - Building Re-Tuning Training Course

The CUNY Building Performance Lab is offering Building re-tuning Training (BRT) for the Fall 2014!  The BRT training is a new 15-hour course offered exclusively through the CUNY Building Performance Lab, which is aimed at advanced building operations and management professionals. 

Read about the course offerings and date information here

Getting Social: Favorite Tweet of the Month!

Can Architects make a heather built environment? One Step To Combat Obesity: Make Stairs More Attractive … @NYNOW_PBS" via @LothropAssociatesLLP
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