Local networking with peers is consistently the biggest reason most IFMA members give for joining the organization. As an IFMA member you can meet regularly and get to know your local peers in facility management, discuss common problems and solutions and combine efforts on issues of mutual concern. No matter what industry segment or facility type you manage, you’ll find others with similar environments and problems. Our local membership includes facility managers from the manufacturing, banking, retail, government, education, refining, health care, chemical, shipping, and non-profit industry segments.
In addition to regular monthly meetings, members meet informally at Scrambler Marie’s on Secor for the IFMA Roundtable breakfast on the first Friday of each month and at the Scrambler Marie’s on Rt. 25 across from Levis Commons on the thrid Friday to socialize and discuss issues of mutual interest in greater depth than is usually possible at formal monthly programs. Many of these discussions eventually evolve into program topics.
Another excellent opportunity for networking is the annual Holiday Party in December. This event is in conjunction with BOMA of Toledo (Building Owners and Managers Association) and is well attended.