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From the Chapter PresidentClick this banner to read the latest Chapter NewsJohn Huffman, President of the Central Illinois Chapter of IFMA

The month of June brings change to the Central Illinois Chapter. It marks an ending and a beginning. It is the end of our fiscal year and the end of the current term for the chapter Board of Directors. With that change, this will be my last update as President. I would like to thank all of our members for their support over the past 12 months.  We hope to have more information to you soon on upcoming programs and meetings and look forward to your continued support and attendance. We solicited for new board members and I am happy to announce that Rich Thomas from State Farm has agreed to join our board. The following officers were elected to the board on June 5, 2014:
President               Pat Bandeko
Vice-President        Mark Clinch
Treasurer               Rich Thomas
Secretary               Wayne Pledger

The chapter also awarded a scholarship to Grant Ley on May 19th at our annual golf outing. Grant is moving into his Senior year at the University of Illinois where he is an architecture major. In addition to reviewing his plans for graduate school, Grant also shared with us his academic plans to study abroad next year for a semester in Spain. As with all of our scholarship winners, Grant is very appreciative of the support from the chapter members in awarding the scholarship. Our primary fundraiser for these scholarships is the annual golf outing which was held this year at Crestwicke Country Club in Bloomington on May 19th. 27 players enjoyed a breezy, but beautiful day for golf while helping the chapter raise money for our  continuing role in supporting those who are seeking a higher level of learning in Facility Management. Special thanks goes out to Rich Thomas for his leadership in coordination of the outing. An additional thanks goes to Ben Alper at Corporate Cleaning Systems who not only sponsored a team for the competition, but also sponsored a hole. By the way, they happened to be the low net team in the competition for at least the second year in a row. Congratulations and thanks to our friends at Corporate Cleaning Systems (CCS).

Recently, you should have seen a few announcements regarding World Workplace which will be held September 17-19 in New Orleans. I would encourage you to consider attending this gathering of facility professionals from around the world. It is a great way to stay on top of the emerging trends within the industry, to see some of the latest innovations in technology and to connect with potential vendors for the numerous services in the world of facilities management. Frankly, it is a great opportunity for you to leave your work environment for a few days and focus on your development as a leader within your organization. Our chapter is once again co-sponsoring an IFMA Foundation scholarship. We did this for the first time last year and had very positive feedback from the Foundation and the scholarship recipient. If you attend World Workplace this year, please plan on attending the reception for scholarship recipients which is scheduled for 5:30 on Thursday, September 18th. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the brightest students studying for a future position within facility management. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet the future of our industry. Trust me, these student are ready to absorb your knowledge and experience, even if for a brief moment. Registration for World Workplace is open at the IFMA website (http://worldworkplace.ifma.org/). Early Bird registration closes on July 10th, so register early and save some money.

President, Central Illinois IFMA


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Students will benefit from a hands-on learning experience and valuable exposure to the 11 major FM competency areas as identified by IFMA. The course will help attendees grow in the facility management profession, advance their career and better communicate with members of their FM department or team.

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Location: Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council,
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The cost of each class is: $695 - Regular   $595 - IFMA member/NIU alumni
Class times are: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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             10/2-10/3/2014                  #13524

Location: Kishwaukee Community College, 31193 Malta Road,
Malta IL
The cost of each class is: $695 - Regular   $595 - IFMA member/NIU alumni
Class times are: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Location: University Center at Grayslake, 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake, IL
The cost of each class is: $695 - Regular   $595 - IFMA member/NIU alumni
Class times are: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Location: Waubonsee Community College, 18 S. River Street
Aurora, IL 60506
The cost of each class is: $695 - Regular   $595 - IFMA member/NIU alumni
Class times are: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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This workshop is a review session focused on helping candidates understand the exam methodologies and apply critical thinking skills in preparation for the CFM® examination.

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Next Class Date January 23, 2015

IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager® (CFM) credential is the most respected global credential in facility management. The CFM sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers.

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Next Class Date 9/25-9/26/2014

Project Management
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Next Class Date 10/16-10/17/2014

Leadership and Strategy Essentials
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Next Class Date 11/6-11/7/2014

Finance and Business Essentials
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Next Class Date 12/4-12/5/2014

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Focus Area 1
Strategy & Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management
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Managing Sustainable Facilities
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Operating Sustainable Facilities
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The IFMA FMP Credential Program™ at NIU helps you earn the FMP credential and equips you with the knowledge and skills that today’s global FM employers demand. This program is ideal for new and transitioning facility managers and industry suppliers.

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The Children's Discovery Museum (pictured below) was evaluated in a 2009 Regional Green Building Case Study. The Project Supporter was the Grand Victoria Foundation and Project Partners were the U.S. Green Building Council-Chicago Chapter, the U.S. EPA, Region 5, the City of Chicago Department of Environment and Department of Zoning Land Use Planning, the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Delta Institute. You can read the findings on page 40 of the document, which can be found here. (You will need Adobe Reader to view this paper.)

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Scholarship Winner

The winner of the 2014 CIC-IFMA Scholarship is:
Grant Ley
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2014 CIC-IFMA Golf Outing Photos

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with BRiC Partnership, Energy Systems Group, FGM Architects, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunities, KJWW Engineering Consultants, SmithGroupJJR and Trane will be sponsoring the 67th Annual Illinois Chief Engineers & Facility Managers Training Conference on October 21–23, 2014 at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Champaign, Illinois.

This affordable training conference features high-quality educational sessions on the latest technologies and applications used in the efficient and sustainable operation of building equipment and systems.

Building engineers, facility managers and industry experts deliver presentations that offer conference attendees the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and discuss common interests. A tour of the new Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) building on the University of Illinois campus will supplement the course content. In addition, an optional session for peer exchange and roundtable discussion will occur based upon attendee input.

For more information, go to: www.conferences.illinois.edu/chiefengineers

To download and/or print the brochure, go to: http://cicifma.com/final_2014_chief_engineers_program.pdf

67th Annual Illinois Chief Engineers & Facility Managers
Training Conference