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July 2013
New Faces for FCSI The Americas

By Wade Koehler, Executive Director

520 Management, FCSI TA's management company, is excited to announce the addition of two new staff members for FCSI TA.

Penny Price joined the staff on June 24th as the new Director of Member Services. She will be responsible for FCSI's Membership Application Process, Event Planning and Financials. Penny's past employment includes serving as an office manager for a local childcare facility, on-air DJ for WBNQ in Bloomington, IL, and personal assistant to film writer, producer and direct John Hughes. Penny replaces Sarah Sierszyn who left to pursue other opportunities. Please welcome Penny by emailing her at
[email protected].   

Kimberly Kissel joins FCSI this month as the new Director of Education. She will be responsible for the Professional Membership Process, Continuing Education, Education Provider Program, Chapter Development, Webinars and Event Planning. Kimberly has over 12 years of experience in the association management industry serving the Roller Skating Association International, Indiana Bankers Association and most recently the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Please welcome Kimberly by emailing her at [email protected].


Kimberly will be replacing Kayla Saal who is leaving FCSI to pursue her Ph.D. in Hospitality Management at Penn State University. We wish Kayla all the best in her future endeavors. You can send your best wishes to Kayla at [email protected].


Which Of These SUPER Locations Are You Attending?
Vancouver, B.C.
September 12 - 13th

Early Bird Registration for Vancouver ends August 5, 2013.

Hartford, CT
September 26 -27

Early Bird Registration for Hartford ends August 19, 2013
Atlanta, GA
October 24 - 25

Early Bird Registration for Atlanta ends September 20, 2013
Join FCSI for a two-day education and networking event! Receive a discount on your registration when you sign-up for the regional series before the Early Bird deadline!
In This Issue
The Super Regionals are rapidly approaching and your opportunities for sponsorship are closing in!
Strengthen your brand image and increase brand awareness by sponsoring the Regionals.
Applications are due no later than August 5, 2013. 
FCSI at the Western Food Show

The California Nevada Chapter is excited to host its annual networking and cocktail reception during the upcoming Western Food Show!  


When: August 18th

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center


Registration is $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Register NOW!  

FCSI Members in the News
FE&S Magazine published a Product Knowledge Guide featuring insight from William Bender, FCSI; Eric Norman, FCSI and Brett Daniel.

View the guide HERE!
New Member Benefit for Professional Members
FCSI has partnered with Design Opportunities (DO) Newsletter. DO is produced monthly and features proposed projects that have not yet selected an architect or designer.  


In addition, FCSI is excited to promote its brand by sponsoring 8 advertisements in the newsletter each month. This promotion will help the Society to reach over 10,000 architectural firms in the United States and Canada!


All Professional members will receive a link to each new issue of DO. Please contact Wade with questions about this publication! 


FCSI has over 50 Education Providers who offer consultants technical and hands-on training. Attend one of these opportunities to earn your CEUs!
The ICON committee wants YOU to attend the upcoming FCSI Super Regionals! The committee is offering complimentary Super Regional registrations to FCSI Associate members and non-members who are still at the beginning of their foodservice careers!  


To request an application, please contact Kimberly.

Support FCSI The Americas!  
Check out these great sponsorship and advertising opportunities!
Two of FCSI's own Professional members have hit the big screen! Join Eric Norman, FCSI and William Bender, FCSI on the Foodable channel as they give out advice and insights to make your restaurant more efficient!

You can view the first episodes of Rock My Restaurant here:

Welcome New FCSI Members
FCSI is delighted to welcome the following Associate members into the Society: 

Garrett Lennon
JLR Design Group

Alex Sojo 
Envision Stategies 
Quick Links

Issue three of Foodservice Consultant is at the printers and will start mailing to members on Monday 5th August.

This edition features interviews with star chefs David Burke, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Michel Roux Jr. The articles cover a wide range of topics, taking in foodservice in military facilities, the evolution of Quick Service Restaurants, the rise of raw food restaurants and the latest developments in cooking technology.

It's packed with member comment and insight throughout and looks at a wide array of projects in the US and beyond
Special Thanks to our Direct Connection Sponsors:

FCSI The Americas Headquarters | www.fcsi.org | 5004 Francesco Lane
Bloomington, IL 61705