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Inside PRSM: September 12, 2018

Member News

PRSM activates Hurricane Florence X-Change Forum

hurricane.pngAs Hurricane Florence bears down on the southeast U.S., PRSM has activated a Hurricane Florence X-Change Forum to assist facility managers who may be impacted by the storm. The Forum is a quick and easy way for retailers to connect with suppliers and other retailers to find the resources needed before, during or after the storm. Click here to read more.

New online Association Management System to launch September 26

On September 26, PRSM will launch a new Association Management System (AMS). The AMS is the online system PRSM members use to register for PRSM events and webinars, update member contact information and select how they prefer to be contacted. To use the new AMS, members must log in, September 26, and reset their password. 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


Clarks Americas, Inc.*

Wendy Lampert

Jim Harte


Nicole Pitman

Michael Ortolani

Just Salad LLC*

Theodore Dubin

Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies*

Michelle Johnson

Shaun Hoppe


Clear View Building Services, Inc.* 

John Elarde, III

Thoreau Services, Inc.

Bob Miller

Kellermeyer Bergensons Services

Ray Smith

CARE Facility Maintenance, LLC*

Robert Lessack

Justin Massey

Jerry Kallas

Industry News

PRSM retailers top millennial favorites list

First-Moroccan-Nike-Store-Holds-Opening-Ceremony-in-Casablanca-1.jpgPRSM retailers, such as Nike, Sephora and Victoria’s Secret and more top the list of millennial’s favorite brands, according to a recent survey. These younger consumers shop online, but also look for in-store experiences that allow them to connect to the brand. Click here to see the list of top millennial retailers.

ASHRAE publishes updated Legionellosis Standard

ASHRAE has published a more comprehensive approach to preventing the growth and spread of Legionella. The CDC estimates there are between 8,000 and 18,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States each year, and more than 10 percent of these cases are fatal. Most of those cases are the result of exposure to Legionella found in building water systems. Click here to read more.

Could a new formula for retail rents alter the future of brick-and-mortar?

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REGISTER NOW! Early Bird Registration rate extended until Friday, September 14

PRSM’s 2018 Mid-Year Conference now has more retail and multi-site facility companies registered than any in PRSM’s history. This is the conference Retailers want to attend to collaborate and strategize with FM peers. There will be not one, but two intimate networking events, Retail Quick Connect and - a Power Connect Hosted Buyer Program that can save you money, by providing you two hotel nights – when you participate. Register online today!

Retailer2Retailer events allow you to have your own private collaboration forum

Set your own agenda with fellow FM peers and collaborate on solutions to challenges to facing you right now. Walk out with answers and solutions you can use immediately. Register online today for upcoming R2R events in Greendale, Wisconsin October 18 at Goodwill / Bellevue, Washington November 8 at T-Mobile / Toronto, Ontario November 8 at LCBO and San Francisco, CA November 9 at Sephora! These events offer limited seating and fill up quickly. Register soon.

Register now for Canada events with David Ian Gray & Codi Shewan

Two of the most popular speakers on the circuit today, David Ian Gray & Codi Shewan are presenting at the PRSM Canada Events in Vancouver & Toronto. You will not find these two keynotes together anywhere else! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity! Click here to register today. Early Bird Rates end September 22!


Earn your RFMP for a reduced price

180501RFMP logo.jpgAre you interested in earning a certification that will boost your career, help you stand out from your FM peers and increase your organizational value? Earn your RFMP with PRSM’s comprehensive study program. Exam fees have been reduced $100 and retake fees are now $30 off! Click here for more information.

LED retrofits—simple payback isn’t the whole picture

LED Retrofits: The Total Value of Opportunity (TVO) Lies Far Beyond Simple Payback defines the basics of an LED cost-benefit analysis, highlights opportunities about assessing and upgrading lighting systems, and addresses several nuances and technological innovations that could easily be missed, but may make a major difference to your company and its customers. Click here to download the white paper and LED TVO worksheet.

PRSM benchmarking report highlights repair and maintenance budgets—how do you compare?

From 2014 to 2017, the average retail maintenance budget per square foot more than doubled, but during this same period, there was a decrease in preventive maintenance, which normally lowers the cost per square foot. Do you want to know how your repair and maintenance budgets compare to your peers? Download a copy of PRSM’s 2017 Retail Facilities Maintenance Overview Benchmarking Report.