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Inside PRSM: February 7, 2018

Member News

Introducing the PRSM Foundation, a new philanthropic entity of PRSM Association

PRSM is excited to announce PRSM Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 philanthropical, nonprofit entity of PRSM which uses the talent and resources of retail facilities management professionals to impact the lives of those in need. The Foundation promotes charitable projects, education, industry research and training for individuals and companies engaged in Retail Facilities Management. It also organizes volunteer activities to support other non-profits organizations that need facility maintenance repairs and improvements. Click here to read more.

The Market @ Macy’s opens its doors to pop-ups

macyslogo.gifPop-ups continue to “pop up” in the experiential retail scene. Macy’s has implemented “The Market @ Macy’s”, a marketplace inside Macy’s stores for pop-ups. Brands can rent out space for as little or as long as they want, each with their own unique maintenance needs for FMs and suppliers to service. Click here to read more.

Welcome New Members
We are excited to welcome the following new individuals and member companies who recently joined PRSM. 

*Denotes new member companies


J. Crew

Alexandra Crnoevich

Billy Vega

Marissa LoPresti

Sterling Jewelers, Inc. 

Zach Barnett

At Home Stores LLC

Bob Zacot

L.L. Bean

Donald Koester

Tailored Brands

Leticia Perez

Navy Federal Credit Union

Dan Kast

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets, Inc.

Dave Mastroieni

LifeWay Christian Stores

Ryan Musser

Casey Keister


Heritage Fire Security LLC*

Michael Rose

Phoenix Energy Technologies

Glen Schrank

Intelligent Cleaning Equipment*

Robert Glassmeyer

Ken Sellers

Majestic Facility Experts*

Lisa Burke

Sarah Rousch

Branded Group

Jenna Dominguez

UmbrellaOne LLC*

Brooks Bishop

David Pfeiffer

Dee Dee McClure

Mark Rashkow

Preferred Climate Solutions*

Brian McCourt

Shane McCourt

Deb USA, an SC Johnson Professional Company

Derrick Deadwiler

Dennis Lynch

Ed Turner

Strategic Grounds Management*

Bill Gonzalez

Marbin Electrical Services*

Mark Yarbrough

Jimmy Carter

Michael London

CleanMark Group Inc.

Shaun Conroy

Industry News

Consumers will spend near-record $19.6 billion on Valentine’s Day

valentines-day-heart-flowers_342897512_1000px.jpgConsumers are expected to spend an average of $143.56 on Valentine’s Day this year, which equates to about $19.6 billion total. $4.7 billion is expected to be spent on jewelry, $3.7 on an evening out, $2 billion on flowers, $1.9 billion on clothing, and the rest on gift cards and candy. Click here to read more. 

America’s 10 most valuable malls are bringing in billions in sales

The U.S. retail landscape has its fair share of underperforming, out-of-date properties, but some malls are attracting shoppers in droves, ranking in more than $1,000 per square foot, well above the industry’s average. Click here to read more.

Tech is about to transform reality in retail

Physical stores are still alive and well, and are about to get an uplift with the latest and greatest technological innovations. AI, voice recognition, contactless cards, and AR/VR are going to hit retail stores hard in the 2018. Click here to learn more.


Join PRSM in Boston for PRSM Local Connect networking!

Join PRSM members and prospective members for a night of networking at Splitsville in Foxborough on February 22 from 5:00-8:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to connect and meet new contacts within the retail facilities world. To register, click here.

Jumpstart your career with Professional Development Workshops 

prsmnatllogo.pngGet in-depth training during special workshops designed to enhance your professional development. You’ll walk away with new tools to jumpstart your career and return home with new confidence to do and achieve more. Click here for full descriptions of each session available during PRSM2018 National Conference. Please ensure you arrive by Sunday, April 8 to participate.

PRSM2018 Keynote: Gary Vanyerchuk, worldwide sensation, speaker and author!

Gary Vaynerchuk, one of the most sought after public speakers alive today, a four-time New York Times bestselling author, and an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo and Uber will keynote PRSM2018 National Conference. More than 3.5 million social media fans follow him on his daily vlog, #DailyVee. He also hosts The #AskGaryVee Show, answering questions about digital media, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.
Vaynerchuk will speak to all attendees, during the General Session, Tuesday, April 10. Click here to register for PRSM2018.


PRSM Sustainable Retail Environments Initiative provides valuable information

PRSM is committed to being a trusted voice for retailers and suppliers looking for guidance on sustainability metrics and tactical solutions. The Sustainable Retail Environments Initiative serves as a continually evolving resource that quickly directs you to vetted sustainability content relevant to your specific management role, product or service offering. Click here to learn more.

Best Practice—Maximizing Energy Incentives for Retail Lighting Retrofits

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Energy incentive programs provide excellent opportunities to offset lighting retrofit project costs and enable retailers to achieve their return on investment even faster. In this Best Practice, follow seven simple steps to maximize available incentives.

PRSM Magazine January/February Issue—Lighting Upgrade Options as a Net Zero Strategy


As retailers work to reduce energy usage and actively pursue a goal of net zero energy buildings or implement different components of a net zero energy management plan, lighting is often the first step that can be tackled by most. Click here to read how one retailer saved energy and costs with LED lighting.