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Inside PRSM: July 11, 2018

Member News

PRSM Foundation seeks retailers for Apprenticeship Committee

tjdxkzsq.pngThe Apprenticeship Committee, Co-Chaired by Kellie D’Andrea, Heritage Fire Security, LLC and Kyle Brekke, Extra Space Storage, is seeking retailers to serve on the committee. This committee will research and develop an apprenticeship program designed to recruit, train and retain talent in the FM skilled labor workforce. If you would like to serve on the committee, or have questions, please email Please sign up today for the PRSM Foundation events scheduled during PRSM Mid-Year Conference. Click here to learn about the Golf Classic and here to learn about the PRSM Impact Charity Project.

PRSM staff member Anne Aleman earns RFMP designation—earn yours today!

PRSM is proud to announce that Anne Aleman, PRSM’s Sr. Manager, Knowledge Engagement & Resources, has earned the Retail Facility Management Professional (RFMP) designation, a mark of excellence achieved by an elite group of retail facility management professionals. Click here for more information and to learn how you can earn the RFMP designation.

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

*Denotes new member companies


Ted Baker London*

Connie Jon

Rachel Radford


Joe Pomeroy

Prada USA Corp

Ilya Pankevich


Kenneth Gallegos

Phillips Edison & Company

Gina Sonnik

Goodwill Industries

Troy Norman


The Pavement Group*

Brian Hess

Ed Christensen

Joe Groccia

The Business Cleaning Company, Inc.

Genevieve Consoli

Construction Specialties and Design, LLC

Don VanDemark, Jr.

Industry News

Kentucky and California pass new janitorial regulations

Kentucky and California have enacted new janitorial regulations that impact PRSM members. Kentucky’s legislature introduced and approved a sweeping tax reform bill that adds a 6 percent sales tax to a host of services, including janitorial and lawn care services. All janitorial service providers in California are now required to register with the state on an annual basis. For every day a company does not register, they will be fined. Click here to read more about Kentucky's tax and here for California's registry.

Dollar stores vs. luxury stores—a retail nation divided

polarizing.jpgThe retail market is beginning to polarize—on one end of the spectrum, discount stores thrive. On the other end, specialty and luxury retail dominate. How do retail stores in the middle of the two extremes survive? Click here to read more.

Trade war already threatens Christmas for retailers

Most retailers have already made buying decisions for the holiday shopping season, but if items aren’t imported before potential new tariffs take effect, it could lead to higher prices, cut into consumer spending and impact consumer confidence. Click here to read more.


Frustrated with challenges or want to get ahead in FM trends?

Visit PRSM's Mid-Year Conference Early Bird registration page and discover the Infinite Possibilities in FM technology, professional development and networking available September 26-28 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Click here to register today!

Your own private focus group available in New Jersey and Wisconsin


Retailer2Retailer Best Practices Forums are the perfect opportunity for you to create an agenda catered to your specific needs and challenges from your Retail FM peers in a private forum. Register for one of the R2Rs coming up October 18! Stay tuned…more R2Rs are in the works for Seattle and San Francisco! Register online here or contact for additional information/questions/details.

PowerConnect Retailer Hosted Buyer program returns to Mid-Year Conference!

Held during PRSM Mid-Year Conference, PowerConnect provides retailers the ideal opportunity to connect with suppliers that meet your current and future needs. Connect with suppliers in person and learn more about their business. Do business without the sales pressure in a private setting. Exclusive and limited seating is available. Join 8-10 of your retail peers for 20-minute supplier presentations. Click here to learn more.


Did you miss the last webinar? Check it out on-demand!

The webinar, “PRSM Benchmarking: How to Find Data and Utilize at Your Own Brand” shares examples of how retailer and suppliers have used benchmarking. The webinar also discusses the PRSM Benchmarking Initiative and how to find the data you need to make informed decisions. Click here to view the on-demand webinar.

PRSM Magazine May/June Issue—Thank You, PRSM Committee Members!

mayjune.pngPRSM’s committee members are the driving force that makes PRSM successful. We want to recognize committee members for their hard work and dedication to the association. Click here to view the 2017-2018 committees and maybe you can identify a committee you would like to serve on! For more information about joining a committee, click here.

Managing Preventive Maintenance (PM) Programs

PRSM has a special study course for the Retail Facilities Management Professional, RFMP test. It includes a different course for each of the eight modules covered in the RFMP exam. One of the courses, “Managing Preventive Maintenance (PM) Programs” addresses managing scheduled, routine equipment maintenance. It includes information about establishing the activities, managing their completion, dealing with follow-up requests and ensuring work is completed properly. Click here to register.