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March 2018 Print

President's Message

Spring is almost here!  Along with the warm weather, it also brings new growth; not just in the plants in my yard, but within our IFMA members as well!  We at still looking for both mentors and mentees to participate in our mentorship program. There are many benefits to participate in both roles - contact me with questions or interest.

April also brings our annual Sponsorship program where we are encouraging business leaders to contribute to our organization. Reach out to your company and explain the benefits of participating in and donating to our local IFMA chapter.

One of the major beneficiary of the sponsor funds is used to help offset the cost the Facility Management Professional (FMP) class, which develops the skill set of our professional members.   We’re looking for chapter members to participate in upcoming classes to pursue an FMP certification. More information will be follow for two potential classes in spring and two classes in the fall.

Interested in joining the leadership team?  It’s that time of year again where leaders will be elected. Currently the vice president and treasurer positions are open.  Ballots will be coming out shortly.

Mike Bohn

SEW IFMA President

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Upcoming Events

New Member Luncheon May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Mitchell's Fish Market
275 North Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005-6015

The New Member luncheon is a FREE semi-annual event held in November and May and is open to new members who joined the Chapter in the previous six months.  We feature a lunch in a private dining atmosphere and an opportunity for our new members to meet some of our Board Members and Steering Committee on a more personal basis.  It is an icebreaker type event designed to be fun and informative on what the Chapter does throughout the year.

New members who joined SEW IFMA since December 1, 2017 are invited to register for the luncheon. 


Brewer's Outing

May 24, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Miller Park
1 Brewers Way
Milwaukee, WI 53214

We will be back again this year in the Associated Bank Check Deck located in the left field bleacher area.  This area holds only 42 people, so the ticket sales are exclusive to our SEW IFMA members and their guests.

The game ticket includes a dinner buffet, soft drinks, and two (2) beers.  The food includes: brats, hotdogs, grilled sirloin burgers, BBQ pulled pork, potato salad, Wisconsin mac & cheese, mixed green salad, kettle chips and assorted cookies.

We have reserved a limited number of seats so sign up early for this event!  First come, first serve!

Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets (7:10pm)

TICKETS:  Members and their Guests  —  $69.00 per ticket
Payment MUST be received at the time of registration.

Tickets will be available to be picked up at the WAM offices or at the Will Call Window.  Any questions, please call Bob Isnard, 414-272-4040.

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Community Service

Salvation Army Dinner Service

May 02, 2018
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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Waukesha Salvation Army
445 Madison Street
Waukesha, WI 53189

Please join your IFMA Service Committee at the Waukesha Salvation Army in serving dinner and engaging in conversation with the gentlemen attending the evening event.  This Waukesha County location is the largest homeless shelter for men and sleeps 40-50 men per night at their Community Center Emergency Lodge.  Your IFMA Service Committee will be providing a catered spaghetti dinner for the evening meal.  Volunteering is a great way for you to partner with the Salvation Army of Waukesha, provide a service to this community and enjoy an event with other Service Committee and IFMA members.

Please register by: April 25th 2018

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Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

June 19, 2018
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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Panos Banquet Center
20290 W Bluemound Rd
Brookfield, WI 53045

  • Event Program Schedule
    • 4:30PM - Networking and Registration
    • 5:30PM - Welcome
    • 5:35PM - President – State of the Chapter (Michael Bohn)
    • 5:45PM - Buffet line starts
    • 6:00PM - Scholarship Presentation
    • 6:10PM - Officer Installation
    • 6:20PM - A View of the Future – Incoming President (Matt Tadisch)
    • 6:30PM - Sponsor Recognition
    • 6:40PM - Chapter Awards Presentation – invite recipients to speak
    • 6:50PM - Rewards for Charity and Service Committee update
    • 6:55PM - Closing Remarks

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Member Profile

David Goeman, LEED GA
Project Manager
Northwestern Mutual

What insight can you give about your industry? The more upfront communications and planning, due to systems integration, will provide project success without as many issues.

Hobbies & Interests: Camping, hiking, most sports and guitar.
Indiana Jones series

Best Career Advice You`ve Ever Received: You never want to stop learning.

Why Did You Join SEW IFMA? Meet new people and help make a difference in our community.

What Value Have You Already Received From Your SEW IFMA Membership? Insight into other business and buildings.

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FM Forum

The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of IFMA invites you to participate in the FM Forum. Take advantage of the knowledge and experience of your fellow members.  Open conversations and ask questions. This chat format has recently been added to the website and we invite you to engage with other SEW IFMA members and share.


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In Case You Missed It

Thank You to the BSI team for hosting a great presentation and tour.  Jim Kuehn gave us a brief history of the business and their growth into new emerging markets.  Victor Hernandez led an informative presentation on the different A/V solutions for every level of business.



3rd Annual Beer & Wine Tasting



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Tri-Chapter 2018

The Wisconsin chapters of IFMA—Northeast, Southeast and Madison join together at the Tri-Chapter event on Wednesday, April 11th. 2018

Facility professionals and associate members from all over the state will be gathering to participate in this great opportunity for education and networking.  

Early Bird Registration Ends on March 28th, Be sure to sign up to attend this Fantastic Facilities Focused Program on the Internet of Things.

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Consider Joining Us Early for our Tri-Chapter Warm Up on Tuesday, April 10th, at Ariens Hill.

April 10, 2018
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Rockwood Terrace (Ariens Hill)
1065 Lombardi Ave. 
Green Bay, WI 54304

Join us at Rockwood Terrace, Corner of Lombardi and Ridge Road, for a chance to tour Ariens Hill.

IFMA MEMBERS, Please note that if you are from the Madison or Milwaukee Chapters you will need to fill out the registration form as a “Guest”  There is no cost difference to do so.

Looking forward to seeing you at Lambeau!

IFMA Wisconsin

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Platinum Sponsors

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Gold and Silver Sponsors

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Get involved -- join a committee!

Program Committee members help plan educational programs, building/construction site tours, and a number of social events throughout the year.  Members meet bi-monthly, currently at Moe’s Irish Tavern on Highway 100 and Bluemound.  We brainstorm and coordinate new events/tours.  Typically each member is assigned to coordinate an event.  Currently along with our monthly programs, planning is in the works for our annual Member Appreciation Event in October at Veloce Go Cart Racetrack and Point Burger Bar.  The Programs Committee is a great way to get involved and meet our members along with the opportunity to have a say in our Chapters future events.  

Please contact Brett Heikkila, Program Chair if interested in joining the Programs Committee: bheikkila@buildingservice.com

The SEW IFMA Education Committee is charged with providing educational opportunities to all the members of SEW IFMA through educational programs, student scholarships and member professional development. It will work to ensure that the member educational and certification needs are met.

Please contact Tyler Yaudas, Education Chair, if interested in joining the Education Committee:  tyler.yaudas@pauldavis.com


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General Membership Announcements

Please Welcome our SEW IFMA New Members:

Daniel Brooks - Empire Painting

Jon Burmeister - Max-R

Brad Gooch - Sunbelt Rentals

Jeff Kettner - Kimberly-Clark

James Krol

Aaron Mayhall - North American

Eric Medinger - Direct Supply Inc.

All members should keep their IFMA Member Profiles CURRENT.  Make all member profile updates (email, job, etc.) at IFMA International website.  The SEW IFMA Chapter website syncs up with the IFMA International website to update your Chapter profile.

Member Job Board - Remember to visit the Job Board at the SEW IFMA website, where we post Facilities Management jobs. Click here to see the current open jobs posted on our site.

Don't forget to check out our SEW IFMA LinkedIn page and get LinkedIn!

Follow the Chapter on Social Media!


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