Welcome to the
Kansas City Chapter
International Facility Management Association
This month I wanted to talk to everyone about all of the exciting events that are upcoming and ask that our biggest asset, our membership, join together to help make these events the very best that they can be. I also wanted to briefly discuss a website update that should be beneficial to all of our members.
The first item this month is the website change. While we had a job board on our website before, many of our members weren’t aware of it and it has now been brought to the home page for easy access. With so many of our members looking for a new position we hope that the new placement of the job postings will help our members utilize this feature more. The title of the page is “Job Postings” and it is now located at the top of our website’s home page in the black bar. Please be sure to contact our webpage committee members to post any open positions that would be of interest to our members. While I personally have been looking for a new position, I have found as many of you know, that in the fields of work that make up our membership, many of these jobs aren’t posted on job boards. Word of mouth and posting these positions on the KCIFMA website can be of great help to our members.
As for events, we have many exciting things to look forward to over the next few months. This month we have our regular program meeting. In addition to that we have a corporate sponsorship breakfast and a corporate sponsorship lunch as well as a new member breakfast. These are all very important events. As far as sponsorship goes, it is a vital part of our organization and we value all of our sponsors. The drive is to help the chapter drive participation from all of our currents sponsors as well as get other companies represented throughout our chapter involved through sponsorship of KCIFMA. We wouldn’t be able to do the things we do and provide what we provide to our membership without all of our current, and hopefully future, sponsors. We also have the new member breakfast which allows new members, current senior members, and sponsors to interact in a setting directed towards networking and education about our chapter. Please be sure to RSVP and attend one or all of these great events in February.
In May we have the Real Estate Expo at the Overland Park Convention Center. We have our very own Teena Shouse leading the charge with BEP to set up all of the educational opportunities that will be offered at the expo. There are many tasks that need to be accomplished to make this event a success. If you would like to get involved please contact Teena Shouse or myself. We can definitely put any volunteers to good use.
In June we have the golf tournament. This is our annual scholarship fundraiser. This year Sam Davidson is chairing the Golf Committee. If there is anything you can do to help out Sam or if you would like to participate in the planning please be sure to contact him. I’m sure he would appreciate any help that comes his way.
As you can see we are off to a busy start of the year. There are many different events that are actively being worked on right now. Sponsorship, joining a committee, or volunteering to help with a particular event is a great way to become involved in the chapter and also a great way for new members to get their feet wet and begin learning about the chapter and how it operates. If you are interested in participating in any way please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of our board members or committee chairs. We would love to talk to you about any possible opportunities. Stay warm for the remainder of the month. I look forward to seeing you at one of these great events.
Corporate Sponsorship Campaign Drive
December 15, 2013 – March 15, 2014
We Need Your Corporate Sponsorship!
KC IFMA Corporate Sponsorship Options with Benefits:
Options - Become a Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze Corporate Sponsor and pick and choose your level of sponsorship and the benefits your company will receive the most bang for the buck.
Benefits - Prominent company logo recognition on KC IFMA website, free annual corporate and local chapter IFMA membership, pick and choose your benefits (free member program meeting attendance, free guest program meeting attendance, recognition at program meetings, recognition at annual golf event, recognition at CFM event, recognition at KC IFMA holiday party).
Attend one of the KC IFMA Corporate Sponsorship Campaign events below and enter to win:
Corporate Sponsorship Campaign Luncheon
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
H & R Block
Conference Room - Knowledge Center A
One H&R Block Way, Kansas City, MO 64105
Free parking available
Please Contact Kristin Stanberry, KCIFMA Corporate Development Chair with questions - (816) 783-8151 - CorporateDevelopment@kcifma.com