Inside PRSM: November 29, 2017
We are looking for the best PRSM members to rise to the occasion and lead the association. Nominate a colleague or yourself to serve on the PRSM Board of Directors. Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 15, 2017. Click here for more information. Click here to submit a nomination online.
PRSM supplier company, Freshco, is thrilled to share that CEO Mandy Rennehan has been named the recipient of the RBC Momentum Award from the Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in the Entrepreneurs category. Click here to read more.
*Denotes new member companies
Brixmor Property Group
Barnes & Noble, Inc. - College Division
Sterling Jewelers, Inc.
Hillberg & Berk
Taymax Group Acquisition, LLC Planet Fitness*
The Resicom Group
Rose Paving LLC
Lennox National Accounts
R.A.C.E. Mechanical Systems, Inc.
Horizon Building Solutions
Air Solutions and Balancing, LLC
First Response Facility Maintenance, LLC*
Caspar de Wijkerslooth
Division Nine Commercial, Incorporated*
North East Winds LLC
Xcluder - Global Material Technologies*
All County Paving/National Pavement Management Solutions
Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping season on a high note for brick-and-mortar stores. According to reports, 75 percent of all spending was captured by retailers with a physical presence. Click here to read more.
While in-store shopping still accounts for 91 percent of U.S. retail sales, the pivot toward online shopping means that brick-and-mortar retailers must find ways to deliver experiences web outlets alone can’t match. Many of the overall winners of the Retail Reputation Report, which ranks in-store consumer shopping experience, are PRSM members. Click here to view the report.
This month, the consumer confidence index hit the highest mark since November, 2000. After historic highs in October, the trend continued with record Black Friday weekend spending. The index indicates a healthy holiday shopping season ahead. To read more, click here.
Secretary Perry describes the National Labs as the "crown jewels of America's R&D efforts." National Labs offer unique expertise, facilities, and tools Better Buildings partners can leverage towards their goals. This webinar on December 5 from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. ET will introduce attendees to the various labs and ways to collaborate with National Lab researchers. Register here.
As laws regarding marijuana use evolve, many employers have questions. You can find answers during the PRSM webinar scheduled for January 25, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. This special webinar will explain the different rights and options of both employers and employees, as it pertains to managing the use of marijuana at work. Learning Objectives for Employers and Management:
- Outline how to address usage on the job, limitations on operating machinery.
- Define safety requirements and unsafe work conditions.
- Discuss management policies.
- Insurance concerns – health, general liability and worker’s compensation.
- Authorized medical conditions and implementation timelines.
- Review current government policies and expected future changes
Click here to register.
Registration for PRSM 2018 National Conference opens, Friday, December 8, 2017. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to connect, collaborate and contribute to the industry’s largest conference and trade show, April 9-11 in Nashville, Tennessee. Click here for more information or to purchase a booth.
Retailers have many options when it comes to service providers. How can a supplier differentiate themselves—especially when their price may not be the lowest in the marketplace? In this Best Practice by Dave Wescott, Chief Executive Officer of SMS – Superior Maintenance Solutions, learn how to work with retail brands to maximize retailer savings and drive sales.
Hundreds of PRSM members attended the 2017 Mid-Year Conference in Indianapolis in September. While there, dedicated members helped perform a small miracle for the Volunteers of America (VOA) Theodora House, which provides women recovering from addictions or re-entering society after treatment a safe, family-oriented environment to live with their children. To read more, click here.
PRSM’s Retail Facilities 101 course is a comprehensive curriculum of specific and practical trade information focused on the multi-site retail facilities environment. It includes essential trade concepts required to be a retail facility professional, and provides solid training for those entering the field or those needing a refresher. Once completed, the individual will receive a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.