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During the May meetings of NAFEM’s Technical Liaison Committee and Data Protocol Subcommittee, members were reminded that every piece of equipment and device connected to a network requires rigorous cybersecurity monitoring. According to TechRepublic, manufacturing companies are “the new low-hanging fruit” for cybersecurity since banks and tech companies have strengthened their protections. Members should consider their vulnerabilities that could lead to a cyberattack.

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Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), whose first job was as a dishwasher at a Walgreens grill and is the sole manufacturer in the U.S. Senate, met with NAFEM members at Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wis., May 31.

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As you implement new strategies today and even plan for the future of your business, we’re here to provide valuable resources and support to help you reach your goals. To inspire your next move, we’ve gathered the top podcasts to motivate and further educate your decisions.

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Are you looking to get ahead in the foodservice industry? The NAFEM Certified Foodservice Professional program provides you with the resources and support to achieve a certification—a highly regarded industry achievement!

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Energy efficiency continues to be a top trend in the foodservice industry, and with good reason. After all, the potential of energy efficient upgrades like greener kitchen equipment can mean more than big energy savings—they can mean big cost savings for your business.

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If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP)—one of the most important certifications for those working in the hospitality industry—then now is the time! 

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As import tariffs, environmental regulations and other advocacy-related issues impact the commercial foodservice equipment and supplies industry at an increasing pace, it’s important that members establish relationships with elected officials and regularly share their perspectives on pending rules and regulations.

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As an independent voice for small businesses within the U.S. federal government, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy helps quantify the impact of current and proposed regulations on companies. This information is important to Congress, the White House, federal agencies and courts, and state policy makers who must consider these impacts in their decisions under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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With today’s intense focus on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, ASHRAE plays a key role in advancing sustainable technology in the built environment by setting standards and guidelines for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration design and operations practices around the world. Formerly the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, ASHRAE is a go-to resource, with more than 200 standards and guidelines. It’s 57,000 members include building system design and industrial process professionals from more than 140 countries.

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