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Holiday 2014 Newsletter

In the Know News for Austin IFMA Members

Issue Number 6, 2014

From the President:                                                       


Greetings all! Here's wishing you and your families a safe, enjoyable, happiest and merriest of Holidays ever! It is truly unbelievable that 2014 is nearly over and, in a few short blinks of our eyes (along with an Egg Nog or two), 2014 will be in the books and we'll be well on our way into 2015. 

Please join me in taking a moment to thank our 2014 sponsors for all of their support of the Austin IFMA Chapter.

Our 2014 Medalist Sponsors are:

  • Platinum - Cort- Terry Swets
  • Gold - AFS- Scott Slaughter
  • Silver - Texas Building Systems- Todd Coleman
  • Bronze - Corporate Floor- Brenda Booth
  • Bronze - JPM- Patti May     

As we thank our 2014 sponsors, we would be remiss if we didn't think about recruiting additional sponsors for 2015. We have four sponsorship levels with availability: Gold, Silver, Bronze and a new IFMA Partner Category.  If you or someone you know would like to support the Chapter or to obtain more information on these opportunities, please reach out to Scott Slaughter or me for additional information.

To continue to reminisce about 2014, I want to thank all of our Committee Chairs, Committee Members and Executive Board Members for their commitment and involvement in support of our Chapter. 

Our upcoming events will be our December 11th Holiday Gala Luncheon.  This will be a great opportunity to network and experience good fellowship while enjoying a comedic program that, I have been told, will have you LOL-ing.

Plans are underway to remain at Fleming's for our standard 2nd Thursday of the month luncheons in 2015. We are exploring setting up additional meetings a few times a year for breakfast and/or dinner events. More information on these will be provided once established.

Please contact any Board member or Committee Chair should you have any questions or to find out how to become more involved in your chapter.   I look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Gala and at future events in 2015. 


Tech Topic     

 Tim Geier - Editor

The Art of the Perfect Brisket

In the spirit of the Holiday Season and because we will be eating all kinds of food, I decided that the feature article in this issues93Tech Corner=94 should take a break from the norm, and offer tips and links to articles that help you cook the perfect Brisket.

If you feel that you are in need of some time to yourself this season to ponder the many facets of life, what better way than to hang out by the backyard smoker with a more  

Community Service

Todd Coleman - Community Service Chair

The community service project kicked into high gear following the November 13th luncheon.  The team led by Todd Coleman met on location at Sammy's House to work on an action list prepared by the Sites Manager.  Click here for a snapshot of the IFMA team and what they had accomplished. 


 2014 Holiday Luncheon

Crystal Green - Holiday Party Chair

Ahh Yes! Its that wonderful time of the year 


December 11, 2014
11:15 - 1:15

Able's On The Lake

Come enjoy some very fun entertainment, while a beautiful view of Lake Austin is surrounding you! 

We will have the entire upper deck of Able's to ourselves!

 Sponsorships Available
(Unlimited Available)
1 Attendee
Signage at the Event
Recognition at the Event
Logo on Event Advertisement 


The Challenges of Facility Management


Our own Sharon Henson can tell you the difficulties of removing Monkey #$%^ from the hoods and roofs of her employees vehicles.

These dudes were busted by the security camera


 This Issue

New Members 

Mike Cox
Sales Representative

Sundek of Austin

Ahren Lembke-Windler
Tririga Team Lead


Chad Mcdowell
Director of General Services

City of Round Rock

Cody St. John
Account Executive

Convergint Technologies

Featured Professional Member

This issue's featured professional, Shannon Schiermann, is a past President of our chapter and has taken her passion in Facilities Management to a new level. She is living in Dublin Ireland while working a 3 year assignment in Europe. Read more to learn about her exciting challenges and experiences 

Featured Associate Member    

This issue's Featured Associate, Jeff
Bedell is the Sales Director for GCA Services Group, Click here to learn more about Jeff and his company.


Sponsorship Program

Scott Slaughter - Sponsorship

If you wanted to gain more exposure to the members of IFMA Austin and would like to reserve your spot at all of the major IFMA events for the year, check out the Annual Sponsorship Program for the IFMA Chapter of Austin.
Contact Scott Slaughter at 512-964-5124 or if you have questions or need more information about the program.

Platinum level

Gold Level

Silver level

 Bronze Level


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