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IFMA Suncoast Chapter


Our Chapter usually meets the second Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted.  Please verify exact day, date and time when registering.

Our Board meets in July to plan our program year's calendar, which is published below.  If the registration feature has not been activated, this indicates that some program details have not been finalized.  This also means that the proposed program, date, time and/or venue may change.  Please check back, as registration will be opened when the program has been confirmed.

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Upcoming events

    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    • Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa, FL 33647

    IFMA Suncoast's

    2020 Annual Golf Scholarship & SE Guide Dogs Fundraiser Tournament

    March 13, 2020

    Join Us for a Fun Day of Golf and Play...

    Whether you golf or not, you can participate! Your support enables the Suncoast Chapter to fund Scholarships for tomorrow’s Facility Managers and current professionals that are continuing their education in the world of Facility Management and will be recognized at the tournament.  You can:

    • Be a sponsor with the benefits listed on downloadable flyer below
    • Come for dinner and enjoy the awards portion of the day
    • Donate a raffle prize (minimum value $25)
    • Donate to the goody bags (120 bags)
    • All of the above

    Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

    10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa, FL  33647

    Registration/lunch: 11:30am-12:45pm
    Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2020

    Shotgun Start: 1:00pm (4 person scramble format)

    Price: $500-Foursome; $125-Single Golfer

    Awards/Dinner: 5:30pm

    Dinner only tickets: $35

    Registration includes: golf, cart, range balls, lunch, dinner and awards reception

    Awards for Golfers in the group include but limited to:

    First place, Longest Drive Men, Second Place, Longest Drive Women, Closest to the Pin Men, Closest to the Pin Women, Putting Contest

    Sign your company up for Sponsorship Opportunities! Sponsorship opportunities are going fast- act now!
    Download the flyer for details.

    Our 2020 Charity is Southeastern Guide Dogs
    If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Membership & Golf Chair:
    Valerie Scott | vscott@dsisecurity.com |
    Ph 813-727-9035 (leave vm message)

    Download the fillable registration form to mail or fill, save and email.

    (Adobe Acrobat required to digitally fill and email)

    Our 2020 Lunch Sponsor

     Contract Furniture

    Our 2020 Gold Sponsors

     e2Walls Remediation Specialists 
    Cox Fire Protection  NaturZone Pest Control 
     R2J CP Rankin Roof Management 

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Brio at International Plaza
    • 48
    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Lightning Protection with Cheryl Derenthal,
    Regional Account Manager, DITEK Corp.

    Lightning in the Gulf

    $30 members/$50 non-members

    First Time Facility Managers Fee Waived. Please contact Jennifer Rogers at 727-345-7544 to request registration. Please provide your business card to Stefany Aceves at the event.

    Cheryl DerenthaPresenter: Cheryl Derenthal, Regional Account Manager, DITEK Corp.

    Cheryl Derenthal is a Regional Account Manager at DITEK Surge Protection. She has been in the low voltage industry for nearly 12 years, 6 of which with a well-known distributor, and the last 5 covering Florida for DITEK.

    She will provide an overview of surge protection to safeguard fire panels (NFPA72), video surveillance systems, network devices, burglar alarms, and access control systems, as well as AC power for residential, commercial and industrial markets and HVAC.

    DITEK Surge Protection

    DITEK Corporation

    • Surges and Spikes
    • Causes/Effects/Terminology/UL
    • How Surge Protection works
    • Surge Protection Technology
    • Selecting Surge Protection
    • Video/Fire/Network/Access/Gates/UPS/AC Power
    • Installation and Grounding

    Located at: Brio Int'l Plaza - 2223 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

    11:30 a.m. Registration
    12:00p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Presentation and Lunch

    Online registration only - payment in advance only.
    No registration or  payments at the door.
    Deadline to register is Friday, April 10, 2020

    Members must sign in to the website before registering to get the member rate.

    • 05 Aug 2020
    • 07 Aug 2020
    • UCF Rosen College of Hospitality, 9907 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
    • 50


    August 5-7, 2020
    Florida Facilities Summit in Orlando

    Florida Facility managers from Orlando, Jacksonville, South Florida, and Suncoast chapters coming together for 2 days of Education and Networking!

    Why attend?

    Our professional community is our strength. The Florida Facility Summit Conference & Expo is designed to meet a range of professional development needs for every FM. It fuses local, industry-specific, and individual FM focus areas into one interactive learning and networking event. In the growing field of facility management, it’s imperative for FMs at every career stage to have the tools necessary to excel. The IFMA Chapters of Florida get what you do. This Summit gives you the tools to do it. Details on speakers and agenda to follow - stay tuned!

    Learn more at www.floridafacilitysummit.com or buy your tickets now!

    Download a PDF flyer to share.

    UCF Rosen College of Hospitality
    9907 Universal Blvd
    Orlando, FL 32819

Past events

13 Feb 2020 Cyber Security with Stacy M. Arruda
09 Jan 2020 Duke Energy Building G - Clearwater Tour
11 Dec 2019 IFMA Suncoast Holiday Party
14 Nov 2019 Building Better Vendor Relationships
10 Oct 2019 Parkland Shooting - Lessons Learned
12 Sep 2019 Hard Hat Tour of DPR's Tampa Heights Union Office Buildings
15 Aug 2019 End of Summer Social and Membership Drive
13 Jun 2019 Member Appreciation
11 Apr 2019 The Power of Clean
29 Mar 2019 2019 Annual Golf Tournament
14 Feb 2019 The Value of Retro-Commissioning
10 Jan 2019 NFPA Code Compliance & BDA
13 Dec 2018 Holiday Luncheon
13 Dec 2018 The Salvation Army Toy Shop
15 Nov 2018 Tampa International Airport 2018 Field Trip
11 Oct 2018 Before & After the Storm – Hurricane Mitigation & Restoration
13 Sep 2018 The Impact of Video Analytics Surveillance on the Workplace
10 May 2018 Project Management
29 Mar 2018 2018 Annual Golf Tournament
15 Feb 2018 Active Shooter
14 Dec 2017 Holiday Luncheon
14 Dec 2017 Salvation Army Angel Tree
09 Nov 2017 Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma- Round Table Discussion
14 Sep 2017 Lessons Learned from IRMA: Business Continuity/Structural Integrity
17 Aug 2017 Coppertail Brewing Company Tour & Tasting
11 May 2017 Recruiting, Retaining & Cultivating Employee Engagement
26 Apr 2017 Orlando Chapter Event: Surviving the FM Jungle
24 Mar 2017 2017 Annual Golf Tournament
09 Feb 2017 Impression Management: Building Client & Staff Relationships
12 Jan 2017 How to develop a career management strategy
10 Nov 2016 Tampa Bay Sporting Clays
20 Oct 2016 Pinellas County Solid Waste Tour
13 Oct 2016 Net Zero Building Tour
15 Sep 2016 ADA Reasonable Accommodations
11 Aug 2016 Coppertail Brewing Company Tour & Tasting
09 Jun 2016 Member Appreciation Celebration (Members only event)
12 May 2016 Strategic Facility Planning: Dealing with the demands of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow in the Workplace
08 Apr 2016 Annual Golf Tournament
10 Mar 2016 March-Yankee Stadium
11 Feb 2016 Turning Complaints Into Kudos
14 Jan 2016 FM Metrics that Matter...Implementing the Correct KPI's
10 Dec 2015 Holiday Luncheon
12 Nov 2015 Sustainability...What makes Sense/Cents?
15 Oct 2015 Tour-Dali Museum
07 Oct 2015 IFMA's World Workplace 2015 Conference
19 Sep 2015 CFM Exam Review
10 Sep 2015 Your Building...inside and out! AND new member orientation
10 Sep 2015 Buy 8 Get 1 free-Prepaid Events Program
13 Aug 2015 IFMA Suncoast Chapter's 30th Anniversary Celebration
11 Jun 2015 Member Appreciation Celebration (Members only event)
14 May 2015 Yuengling Brewery Tour
21 Apr 2015 Facility Fusion 2015-Orlando, Florida
20 Mar 2015 Annual Golf Tournament
12 Feb 2015 Open Doors to NEW Possibilities....IFMA Credentials
15 Jan 2015 Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later...Strategies to Get C-Suite Approval For Facilities Projects
11 Dec 2014 Holiday Volunteer event & Lunch
13 Nov 2014 New Le Meridien Hotel-Tour and Dinner
09 Oct 2014 What Keeps You Up At Night?-Roundtable Discussions
11 Sep 2014 September-Weathering the Storm-Top 10 Misconceptions
14 Aug 2014 August Summer Mixer
12 Jun 2014 MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION MEETING - Exclusively for Suncoast Chapter of IFMA Members ONLY!!
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