The ONLY Tradeshow for Facility Folks
is Back and Halloween Sets the Theme Join Corporate Sponsor “Advantage Security” and "National Roofing"
for Great Contacts and Information
Facility Managers: Mark your calendar today to take off on Friday afternoon, October 30th, 2015, from noon to 4, and head over to a brand new, exciting venue---The Hotel Cascada--- to attend the 2015 Facility and Building Operations and Maintenance Show, a professional tradeshow designed ONLY for you! See the latest and greatest in products and services that make running your building easier and more efficient, presented by suppliers who want to EARN your business. Free $50 gift certificates just for attending, free food and beverages, free parking, and a cash bar complete the Halloween-themed kick- off to your weekend. Reward your whole staff and leave work early. Questions? Call Carolee at 505-377-5309 or email email@example.com. Can’t wait to see YOU at 2015 FAB O&M Show!
Suppliers: Get your name in front of facility decision makers who are members of the very high profile Facility Manager Association of New Mexico (FMANM), and the New Mexico Society for Healthcare Engineering (NMSHE). Complete information and registration will be online in early September at www.fmanm.com, click the FAB O&M Exhibitors Registration tab. Last year ALL booths sold out so start planning now to register and pay online to be part of the 2015 FAB O&M Show.
NEW THIS YEAR! Corporate Sponsorships are available. Join Advantage Security and National Roofing and make a statement at the TOP by purchasing YOUR place in preferred advertising for only $450.00. Contact Carolee at 505-377-5309 for all the details or Click here to register for a Sponsorship.
In some ways, I can't wait for the Facility and Building Operations and Maintenance Show, held this year at The Hotel Cascada. This event brings funds to the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico's treasury for our scholarships at UNM and CNM. The show augments our very popular annual July golf tournament for raising money to give to the folks entering the mechanical trades which support our buildings, train our technicians, and produce the facility managers of the future.
Personally, I like the FAB O&M Show because it is pre-Halloween themed fun and it provides a relaxed atmosphere which gives facility folks and property managers a chance to see the latest and greatest in facility services and products which help make running a building easier and more efficient.
How do we get more facility personnel to the show? Where do we find new folks who need to be encouraged to attend, win a great door prize, and meet great motivated suppliers and other facility and property managers for their effort?
The answer resides in the idea that each person who is involved in the event must make a personal effort towards inviting every facility person whom they encounter to add our FAB O&M Show to their calendar. Like every great network, the efforts of many people are multiplied more than the efforts of only a few. Make a copy of the FAB SHOW flyer and leave it behind every time you make a contact.
Start now to invite your prospects and customers to join you on an enjoyable afternoon, dedicated to facility managers and management services. See you all on October 30th at The Hotel Cascada from noon to four!
Positive Effects of the Film Industry
On Our Economy Spotlighted in August
Members and guests of the Facility Managers Association of New Mexico were treated to an entertaining and informative update on the economic impacts and opportunities for participation in the burgeoning New Mexico film scene. Ann Lerner heads up the City of Albuquerque's Film Office, which is located in the Department of Economic Development, Mayor's Office. Her goal is to assist in the promotion and attraction of the film industry to the City of Albuquerque. Bringing a twenty year background in the film industry to her position, she was well-positioned to address the history of and future for this industry.
"In 1990, the Screen Actors Guild went on strike and the film industry moved off-shore. The first film incentives were offered by states beginning in 2003, and now 42 states offer various film industry incentives," she said. "Because we are only an hour and a half from Hollywood, New Mexico has an attractive proximity which has spawned a strong crew base. Eight very prolific crews operate out of the Duke City, creating nigh-end, creative, non-polluting jobs. Most work about 7 or 8 months out of the year but bring in an average salary of $52,000.00 for this short period."
Lerner talked about the two main production facilities which exist in the community to support the effort. "ABQ Studios opened in 2007, and was heavily involved with New Mexico's unarguably most famous and successful film enterprise, 'Breaking Bad'. Next, the I-25 Studios (located in the old Philips Semiconductor Plant) boasts being the home to one half billion dollars-worth of production. One episode of Breaking Bad took about 8 days to shoot and the "net spend" for each episode was estimated to be $1.5 million per show. The spin-off, "Better Call Saul", continues in this tradition.
Albuquerque has gained a reputation for being a "film-friendly" city and was named Best Film Office for 2014 to support this claim. Want to get involved? Visit nmfilm.com or filmabq.com to get started.
Help Plan the 2016 FMANM Programs
Submit YOUR Important Ideas via Email TODAY
Are you a facility manager who is seeking specific information on solar technologies, energy management, or some other new building service? Or, are you a supplier who would to take the stage to get your innovative product or service in front of New Mexico's facility managers?
In an effort to make the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico's programs relevant to both its facility manager and supplier members, we are inviting YOU to submit ideas to the FMANM program planning committee.
Decide now what you would like to hear about, or what product or service you would like to have considered. Write a few lines but please help us. Let us know what you want to hear about and why it is important in your life in facilities.
Fifth Annual Golf Scholarship Fundraiser
Featured Happy Crowd, Door Prizes for All!
With 127 golfers and 14 helpers, the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico 2015 Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament will guarantee a record donation this December to the scholarship funds at Central New Mexico Community College and The University of New Mexico. After dominating all three “nines” on a picture perfect day at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course, golfers and golf helpers alike left the event with a door prize in hand.
Loyalty from the membership and its many supporters (both members and non-member companies alike) who believe in and support our educational initiative is the one constant factor in the annual event’s continued success. Distinct contributions, both large and small, from countless companies and outstanding individuals personalized the gathering.
Again the trend to companies fielding multiple teams of golfers continued as they competed in the Championship Division to win the esteemed silver trophy.
Tables full of valuable door prizes mitigated even a bad day on the greens. Power tools, a guitar, restaurant gift certificates, and loads of golf gear and much much more left with the athletes after the post-game buffet.
Mark Awe from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway/Johnson Controls raved on: “Wow! Great people, wonderful grounds and clubhouse, food, and door prizes for all! See you next year, that is for certain!”
SMI Facility Services
Mike's Quality Painting
Eaton Sales & Service LLC
1/2 Hole Sponsor
Industrial Water Engineering
Western States Fire Protection
Thank you to our Door Prize Donors:
Albuquerque Convention Center
Amerind Risk Management
Brian McPartlon Roofing
Dave’s Ground Maintenance
Eaton Sales and Service
Essential Safety Products
Industrial Water Engineering
La Vida Llena
Nusenda Credit Union
Overhead Door Co.
Pumps and Service
SMI Facility Services
Southern Wine and Spirits
The Johnston Company
Thunderbird Harley Davidson
Total Wine and Spirits
Western States Fire Protection
Wilson Mohr/Relevant Solutions
Zia Rising Management
The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico has the greater
goal of raising money to give to scholarship for tradesmen and
women who are entering the HVAC, electrical, building controls,
and plumbing trades. At the February meeting the FMA board--
from left, Carolee Griffin, Lori Gunnare, Mike Chavez, Mary Beth
Hames, and Jessica Leyva present CNM’S Samantha Starr with a
check for $4,500.00. To Samantha’s left are Kevin Givens, Tom
Plummer, Selby Lucero, and Dave Jensen, also FMA board
Money for this scholarship and another at UNM come from
proceeds from the annual golf tournament and the FMA trade
show which is held each fall.
Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities. They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies. Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance. Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.
But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities. Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier.
Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office 505-476-4372, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at email@example.com