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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

    • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    This virtual panel discussion is a collaborative effort between all four IFMA Florida Chapters.

    Hosted this month by the IFMA South Florida Chapter

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Zoom Webinar with Break Out Sessions

    Please join our webinar to hear from panelists from each of the IFMA Florida chapters for an exciting update around the state on how organizations in their regions are performing post-Covid-19. Then get ready to engage with each other as we divide you into “Zoom Break Out Rooms” for some small group networking. 

    Please note that the link to the Zoom webinar will be sent separately via e-mail one day prior to the event.   

    In order to have the best possible experience and participate in our break out rooms, Zoom requires that you log into our webinar from a single device.  Please “enable” your video and audio, so that you can participate in the break out sessions and engage with others.

    Our very own Jim Bennett will be among the panelists

    Jim Bennett is the Facilities Operations Manager for the corporate offices of Raymond James Financial, located in St. Petersburg, FL of which he has 28 years tenure. Raymond James headquarters is home to 8 buildings, including several tenant occupied areas and the Raymond James Bank. Combined, the property encompasses 1.5 million square feet of real estate space spanning 88 acres.

    During the pandemic, Jim collaborated and led strategic conversations with executive leadership, critical vendors, and his maintenance team pertaining to COVID19 measures on campus. These measures were not limited to HVAC enhancements, social distancing signage, seating arrangements both indoors and outdoors, preventative disinfecting procedures, as well as, the critical response plan for positive COVID19 cases on campus. Post March 2020, Jim continues to manage onsite with the entirety of his maintenance team in conserving acute building functions, overseeing vendor-related projects on property, and evolving with the business needs of Raymond James Financial as the approach to COVID19 continues to develop.

    Jim has been a member of the Suncoast Chapter of IFMA since 2015.

    • Wednesday, August 03, 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, August 05, 2022
    • (EDT)
    • UCF Rosen College of Hospitality, 9907 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Past events

Thursday, May 13, 2021 Educational Luncheon - Work Order/Asset Management and KPI’s
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Educational Luncheon - Disaster Recovery, Emphasis on Hurricane Preparedness
Friday, March 12, 2021 2021 Annual Golf Scholarship & Fundraiser Tournament
Thursday, February 18, 2021 WEBINAR: Corrosion Management for Fire Sprinkler Systems
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Holiday Lunch and Learn - Jackson's Bistro, Bar & Sushi
Thursday, October 08, 2020 Cleaning in the Age of COVID with Dan Wagner
Thursday, September 10, 2020 WEBINAR: Mitigating Risk in Uncertain Times
Thursday, August 20, 2020 Resiliency Planning Panelist Discussion
Thursday, August 13, 2020 End of Summer Social
Thursday, July 16, 2020 Best Practices to Mitigate Risk Long Term in Your Organization
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Florida Chapters Discussion: Identifying Cost Savings Areas During COVID-19
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 UPDATE: DITEK Surge Protection Webinar
Friday, March 13, 2020 2020 Annual Golf Scholarship & SE Guide Dogs Fundraiser Tournament
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Cyber Security with Stacy M. Arruda
Thursday, January 09, 2020 Duke Energy Building G - Clearwater Tour
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 IFMA Suncoast Holiday Party
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Building Better Vendor Relationships
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Parkland Shooting - Lessons Learned
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Hard Hat Tour of DPR's Tampa Heights Union Office Buildings
Thursday, August 15, 2019 End of Summer Social and Membership Drive
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Member Appreciation
Thursday, April 11, 2019 The Power of Clean
Friday, March 29, 2019 2019 Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, February 14, 2019 The Value of Retro-Commissioning
Thursday, January 10, 2019 NFPA Code Compliance & BDA
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Holiday Luncheon
Thursday, December 13, 2018 The Salvation Army Toy Shop
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Tampa International Airport 2018 Field Trip
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Before & After the Storm – Hurricane Mitigation & Restoration
Thursday, September 13, 2018 The Impact of Video Analytics Surveillance on the Workplace
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Project Management
Thursday, March 29, 2018 2018 Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Active Shooter
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Holiday Luncheon
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Salvation Army Angel Tree
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma- Round Table Discussion
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Lessons Learned from IRMA: Business Continuity/Structural Integrity
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Coppertail Brewing Company Tour & Tasting
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Recruiting, Retaining & Cultivating Employee Engagement
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Orlando Chapter Event: Surviving the FM Jungle
Friday, March 24, 2017 2017 Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, February 09, 2017 Impression Management: Building Client & Staff Relationships
Thursday, January 12, 2017 How to develop a career management strategy
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Tampa Bay Sporting Clays
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Pinellas County Solid Waste Tour
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Net Zero Building Tour
Thursday, September 15, 2016 ADA Reasonable Accommodations
Thursday, August 11, 2016 Coppertail Brewing Company Tour & Tasting
Thursday, June 09, 2016 Member Appreciation Celebration (Members only event)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Strategic Facility Planning: Dealing with the demands of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow in the Workplace
Friday, April 08, 2016 Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, March 10, 2016 March-Yankee Stadium
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Turning Complaints Into Kudos
Thursday, January 14, 2016 FM Metrics that Matter...Implementing the Correct KPI's
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Holiday Luncheon
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Sustainability...What makes Sense/Cents?
Thursday, October 15, 2015 Tour-Dali Museum
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 IFMA's World Workplace 2015 Conference
Saturday, September 19, 2015 CFM Exam Review
Thursday, September 10, 2015 Your Building...inside and out! AND new member orientation
Thursday, September 10, 2015 Buy 8 Get 1 free-Prepaid Events Program
Thursday, August 13, 2015 IFMA Suncoast Chapter's 30th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, June 11, 2015 Member Appreciation Celebration (Members only event)
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Yuengling Brewery Tour
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Facility Fusion 2015-Orlando, Florida
Friday, March 20, 2015 Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Open Doors to NEW Possibilities....IFMA Credentials
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later...Strategies to Get C-Suite Approval For Facilities Projects
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Holiday Volunteer event & Lunch
Thursday, November 13, 2014 New Le Meridien Hotel-Tour and Dinner
Thursday, October 09, 2014 What Keeps You Up At Night?-Roundtable Discussions
Thursday, September 11, 2014 September-Weathering the Storm-Top 10 Misconceptions
Thursday, August 14, 2014 August Summer Mixer
Thursday, June 12, 2014 MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION MEETING - Exclusively for Suncoast Chapter of IFMA Members ONLY!!
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