Thank you to all our hard working members who make the effort to keep our local connection strong. Together we continue to build a network of resources within the local facilities management community. As we look forward to continuing to build in 2017, we will close the year by taking a look back at all we have accomplished together.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Joe McCormack with Lane Transit District, our topic was Annual Facilities Management Budgets
Social: Our first social was held at The Barn Light East
Meeting: Thank you to our host Ryan Anderson with General Services Administration (GSA - Federal Courthouse), our topic was Security and Safety for Facilities Managers
Meeting: Thank you to our host Jill Sibbald with Pacific Continental Bank, our topic was Preparing and Presenting Budgets. Meeting recap HERE
Meeting: Thank you to our host Tamara Miller with Peace Health, our topic was Parking and External Spaces. Meeting recap HERE
Meeting: Thank you to our host John Marshall with Eugene Water and Electic Board (EWEB), our topic was Handicap Fixtures & Accomodations. Meeting recap HERE
Announcement: We are official, LFMC has a website - www.localfacilities.com is launched with a generous support from BELFOR Property Restoration as our first website sponors
Resources: Simple Guide to Your Emergency Supply Kit from University of Oregon Enterprise Risk HERE.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Rich Minkler with First Baptist Church of Eugene and our special guest was Debbie Janecek of the Eugene Police Department Crime Prevention Team to discuss community partnerships with EPD. Meeting recap HERE.
Resources: Recap of resources available through Eugene Police Department Crime Prevention Team HERE.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Tom Holmes with Oregon Community Credit Union, our topic was Windows and Glazing for the Facilities Professional. Meeting recap HERE. Interview and member highlight with Tom Holmes HERE.
Resources: LFMC article Question of the Week: How to Network with Facility Management Peers published online with Facility Executive Magazine HERE.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Rex Fox with Northwest Community Credit Union (NWCU), our topic was Design for Safety Without Compromising Beauty. Meeting recap HERE, we also experimented with our first meeting video recap HERE.
Article on this topic Safe and Beautiful, Addressing Risk Without Sacrificing Vision HERE.
LFMC article Local Networking in Smaller Communities published online with Facilitiesnet HERE.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Bill Wanner with The Eugene Mission, our meeting was a tour of the facilities and discussion of their recent kitchen fire, meeting announcement HERE. Meeting recap HERE (includes video).
Resources: Interview with NFMT Vegas 2016 Organizers HERE. Keep this FREE event in mind for your facilities education and networking for 2017.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Angela Peacor with Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU), our topic was Human Resources Tips for Facilities Professionals. Meeting recap HERE (includes video).
Article Taking Charge In Underserved Local Markets, was featured in This Week In FM
Unexpected and much appreciated shout out from Fatemeh Fakhraie for Local Facilities Manager's Connection (LFMC) content value while she delivered her keynote speech on content marketing at Emerald Marketing Association HERE.
Meeting: Thank you to our host Tamara Miller with Peach Health, our topic was Leasing Tips and Traps for Facilities Managers. Meeting recap in Tweets HERE.
Interview with Michelle of Restoration & Remediation Magazine HERE.
Article published in print edition of FM World Powerful Points For Your Next Presentation
Meeting/Social: We had planned for a tour and social at Ninkasi Brewing for our end of the year meeting but had to postpone the event due to weather and response concerns for many of our members. Stay tuned for reschedule of this event.
LFMC News and Updates:
NEXT LFMC Meeting - Thursday 01/19/17 @ Northwest Christian University - Access Controls
Thank you to this month's sponsor - BELFOR Property Restoration – it's that time of year for the frozen pipe warnings, should something pop in your facility BEFLOR is ready to assist you in recovering from the resulting water damages - Call BELFOR 541.726.9905
We have some fun news as our Local Facilities Manager's Connection (LFMC) Director Jon Isaacson was published in the most recent print publication for FM World. The article tilted Powerful Points For Your Next Presentation covers getting buy-in for your projects as a facilities professional whether you are presenting to internal executives or networking with external groups. Whether we recognize it or not, as facilities managers we all are in sales - marketing our facilities values, creating buy-in for our preventative maintenance budgets and developing collaboration for our management vision. In our modern markets, developing our soft skills as facilities, maintenance and risk professionals is as important as our technical proficiencies. We hope that you continue to find value in networking with local peers in our LFMC monthly meetings as we build up our facilities community. You can discover more resources available through FM World through their website, on Twitter @FM_World or through subscribing to their publication.
LFMC Articles in trade publications
Business Coaching & Consutling