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10 Top Reasons Why it Pays to Join the Utah Chapter of IFMA

1.  FIND SOLUTIONS FASTER:  Avoid "reinventing the wheel".  Get information to solve a problem that may be new to you but has already been experienced, investigated and solved with first class solutions by fellow Utah facility managers who belong to the Utah Chapter of IFMA.  Chances are you are not the first to encounter a situation that can take a significant amount of time and money.

 2.  LOCAL NETWORKING WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS FROM TOP COMPANIES IN UTAH:  Utah has one of the largest organizations for facility management professionals.  With over a 180 members from all types of companies that have common issues, challenges and interests.  There are opportunities each month at luncheons, seminars or education conferences to network with your peers.  You can also e-mail the entire membership or call someone specific.

 3.  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:  Increase your opportunities to broaden skills and knowledge at monthly meetings and education seminars.  Utah IFMA membership comes together often for presentations on timely subjects that will improve your ability to do a job better, faster and cheaper.  After many of our luncheons, we tour facilities that provides the chance to see how the other company does it.

 4.  CERTIFIED FACILITY MANAGER (CFM):  Receive your Certified Facility Management (CFM) certification.  Prepare for this exam with information provided by IFMA through their extensive resources of information.  You also have the option to join a certification study group to prepare for the CFM exam.  More than ever, professionals see the necessity of attaining this certification.  The CFM certification projects your skills at a high level of competence with best practices being utilized in every facet of your facilities department.

 5.  A GREAT PROFESSIONAL NETWORK:   Become part of an impressive network of professionals that can enhance your life and give extra dimension to your job.  Social events include an annual golf tournament, holiday social, service projects, monthly luncheons and scheduled educational conferences throughout the year.

 6.  ASSOCIATE MEMBERS CAN  SOLVE YOUR FACILITIES CHALLENGES:  To support you the professional Facilities Manager, there is a large group of Associate Members representing many different types of companies that have developed products, services and solutions geared specifically for your company's needs. 

 7.  MEMBER RESOSURCES:  Tap into the resources offered by IFMA: 

  • Communicate with other facilities professionals at regularly scheduled events or pick up the phone when you need to contact someone.
  • Facilities Management Journal for latest industry news, trends, practical applications for all types of solutions.
  • World Workplace Conference and Expo held in cities around the country on an annual basis, a world-class gathering of practitioners, companies, students and educators seeking education, information and interaction.
  • Utah IFMA News monthly newsletter.
  • Employment Opportunities.
  • IFMA national Website
  • Competency-based, self-study, online and audio courses
  • Recognized facility management degree program
  • Discounts on seminars, events and merchandise
  • Global presence
  • Recognition for professional achievements through IFMA's Awards of Excellence program
  • Exhibitor, sponsorship and corporate marketing opportunities
  • Member Resource Center
  • Online job referral service
  • Online Membership Directory
  • Online Buyer's Directory
  • Benchmarking and best practices
  • The WIRE - Biweekly eNewsletter delivers the latest IFMA News
  • IFMA Insider - Weekly eNewsletter delivers top stories of FM News
  • Publications, research reports and conference proceedings
  • IFMA Foundation, an instrument of information and opportunities for the profession and its representatives

 8.  EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:  In this down economy, it is great to have a network of fellow professionals that know where employment opportunities are to be had.  Jobs are posted on the Chapter website when they come available.

 9.  LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  Chapter committee and leadership positions allow members to contribute in areas such as program and event planning, marketing, Web development and member recruitment.  As a source of personal development, participation as a chapter leader or organizer is highly rewarding.  Chapter involvement is a source of  pride, accomplishment and honor.

 10.  IFMA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS YOUR COMPANY through increased efficiency and production in your facilities management team.

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