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IFMA Suncoast Chapter


Our Chapter usually meets the second Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted.  Please verify exact day, date and time when registering.

Our Board meets in July to plan our program year's calendar, which is published below.  If the registration feature has not been activated, this indicates that some program details have not been finalized.  This also means that the proposed program, date, time and/or venue may change.  Please check back, as registration will be opened when the program has been confirmed.

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Upcoming events

    • 11 Dec 2019
    • 6:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Yacht StarShip Cruises, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
    Registration is closed

    Wednesday December 11, 2019

    6:15 - 9:30 pm
    IFMA Suncoast Holiday Party
    on Yacht StarShip Tampa

    $75 per person/$125 per couple

    Yacht Starship Tampa

    Enjoy a beautiful cruise through Tampa Bay on the Yacht StarShip.  A wonderful dinner, music and dancing experience. 

    This is an event that you are also welcome to bring a date. There is a price break for couples.

    Wednesday December 11, 2019
    Check in time – 6:15pm
    Boarding time – 6:30pm
    Sailing – 7:00pm – 9:30pm

    Cost:  $75.00 per person
    $125.00 per couple
    All guests will need ID for safety and Coast Guard regulations.
    Click on link below to get directions and parking instructions. 


    Yacht StarShip Cruises
    603 Channelside Drive
    Tampa, FL 33602

    6:15 - 9:30 pm

    We will also be collecting brand new unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots.
    Bring a toy and make some child's holiday a little brighter!

    Online registration only - payment in advance only.
    No registration or  payments at the door.
    Registration deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019

    Members must sign in to the website before registering to get the member rate.

    • 09 Jan 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Duke Energy Building G, 2166 Palmetto St, Clearwater, FL 33765
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    Thursday, January 9, 2020

    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Duke Energy Building G - Clearwater Tour

    $30 members/$50 non-members

    First Time Facility Managers Fee Waived. Please contact Jennifer Rogers at 727-345-7544 to request registration. Please provide your business card to Stefany Aceves at the event.

    Duke EnergyClearwater Building G, new Engineering and Administrative building serving the greater Tampa Bay area.  The building uses the Duke Energy’s Dynamic work place building standards. The mission of Dynamic Workplace is to provide trans-formative, engaging workplace solutions that offer choice, flexibility, and purpose; which enhances productivity and also inspires and empowers the workforce to excel in our customer delivery. 

    11:30 - Registration-Networking
    Noon - Lunch and presentation
    Tour to follow

    Dress Code:  Business Casual
    Parking instructions will be provided as we get closer to the date.

    Lisa Echols – Duke Energy Project Developer
    Eric Rathburn – Duke Energy Asset Manager
    Walt Sparling – JLL Project Manager

    For a sneak peek please feel free to take a look at Duke's interactive 360 images of the building https://www.vpix.net/755552#.

    Duke Energy Building G

    2166 Palmetto Street
    Clearwater, FL 33765

    Online registration only - payment in advance only.
    No registration or  payments at the door.
    Deadline to register is Friday, January 3, 2020

    Members must sign in to the website before registering to get the member rate.

    Sponsored by:

    Empire Office

    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    • Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa, FL 33647

    IFMA Suncoast's

    Annual Golf Scholarship & Community Outreach Fundraiser Tournament

    March 13, 2020

    Join Us for a Fun Day of Golf and Play...

    Whether you golf or not, you can participate! Your support enables the Suncoast Chapter to fund Scholarships for tomorrow’s Facility Managers and current professionals that are continuing their education in the world of Facility Management and will be recognized at the tournament.  You can:

    • Be a sponsor with the benefits listed on downloadable flyer below
    • Come for dinner and enjoy the awards portion of the day
    • Donate a raffle prize (minimum value $25)
    • Donate to the goody bags (120 bags)
    • All of the above

    Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

    10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa, FL  33647

    Registration/lunch: 11:30am-12:45pm
    Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2020

    Shotgun Start: 1:00pm (4 person scramble format)

    Price: $500-Foursome; $125-Single Golfer

    Awards/Dinner: 5:30pm

    Dinner only tickets: $35

    Registration includes: golf, cart, range balls, lunch, dinner and awards reception

    Awards for Golfers in the group include but limited to:

    First place, Longest Drive Men, Second Place, Longest Drive Women, Closest to the Pin Men, Closest to the Pin Women, Putting Contest

    Sign your company up for Sponsorship Opportunities! Sponsorship opportunities are going fast- act now!
    Download the flyer for details.

    If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Membership & Golf Chair:
    Valerie Scott | vscott@dsisecurity.com |
    Ph 813-727-9035 (leave vm message)

Past events

14 Nov 2019 Building Better Vendor Relationships
10 Oct 2019 Parkland Shooting - Lessons Learned
12 Sep 2019 Hard Hat Tour of DPR's Tampa Heights Union Office Buildings
15 Aug 2019 End of Summer Social and Membership Drive
13 Jun 2019 Member Appreciation
11 Apr 2019 The Power of Clean
29 Mar 2019 2019 Annual Golf Tournament
14 Feb 2019 The Value of Retro-Commissioning
10 Jan 2019 NFPA Code Compliance & BDA
13 Dec 2018 Holiday Luncheon
13 Dec 2018 The Salvation Army Toy Shop
15 Nov 2018 Tampa International Airport 2018 Field Trip
11 Oct 2018 Before & After the Storm – Hurricane Mitigation & Restoration
13 Sep 2018 The Impact of Video Analytics Surveillance on the Workplace
10 May 2018 Project Management
29 Mar 2018 2018 Annual Golf Tournament
15 Feb 2018 Active Shooter
14 Dec 2017 Holiday Luncheon
14 Dec 2017 Salvation Army Angel Tree
09 Nov 2017 Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma- Round Table Discussion
14 Sep 2017 Lessons Learned from IRMA: Business Continuity/Structural Integrity
17 Aug 2017 Coppertail Brewing Company Tour & Tasting
11 May 2017 Recruiting, Retaining & Cultivating Employee Engagement
26 Apr 2017 Orlando Chapter Event: Surviving the FM Jungle
24 Mar 2017 2017 Annual Golf Tournament
09 Feb 2017 Impression Management: Building Client & Staff Relationships
12 Jan 2017 How to develop a career management strategy
10 Nov 2016 Tampa Bay Sporting Clays
20 Oct 2016 Pinellas County Solid Waste Tour
13 Oct 2016 Net Zero Building Tour
15 Sep 2016 ADA Reasonable Accommodations
11 Aug 2016 Coppertail Brewing Company Tour & Tasting
09 Jun 2016 Member Appreciation Celebration (Members only event)
12 May 2016 Strategic Facility Planning: Dealing with the demands of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow in the Workplace
08 Apr 2016 Annual Golf Tournament
10 Mar 2016 March-Yankee Stadium
11 Feb 2016 Turning Complaints Into Kudos
14 Jan 2016 FM Metrics that Matter...Implementing the Correct KPI's
10 Dec 2015 Holiday Luncheon
12 Nov 2015 Sustainability...What makes Sense/Cents?
15 Oct 2015 Tour-Dali Museum
07 Oct 2015 IFMA's World Workplace 2015 Conference
19 Sep 2015 CFM Exam Review
10 Sep 2015 Your Building...inside and out! AND new member orientation
10 Sep 2015 Buy 8 Get 1 free-Prepaid Events Program
13 Aug 2015 IFMA Suncoast Chapter's 30th Anniversary Celebration
11 Jun 2015 Member Appreciation Celebration (Members only event)
14 May 2015 Yuengling Brewery Tour
21 Apr 2015 Facility Fusion 2015-Orlando, Florida
20 Mar 2015 Annual Golf Tournament
12 Feb 2015 Open Doors to NEW Possibilities....IFMA Credentials
15 Jan 2015 Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later...Strategies to Get C-Suite Approval For Facilities Projects
11 Dec 2014 Holiday Volunteer event & Lunch
13 Nov 2014 New Le Meridien Hotel-Tour and Dinner
09 Oct 2014 What Keeps You Up At Night?-Roundtable Discussions
11 Sep 2014 September-Weathering the Storm-Top 10 Misconceptions
14 Aug 2014 August Summer Mixer
12 Jun 2014 MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION MEETING - Exclusively for Suncoast Chapter of IFMA Members ONLY!!
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