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Connections - Double Your Fun in 2004!

On the heels of the largest convention and trade show for professional carpet cleaners last October in Las Vegas, comes a year with TWO Connections events that you can't afford to miss!

The Connections Conference and Exhibition
Everyone needs a really good excuse to take a trip with their family out to Clearwater Beach, Fla., July 15-17, and this event is it! Besides basking in the sun on some of the most beautiful beaches in the nation, you can attend a program full of the latest technical discoveries and cutting-edge educational content in the industry. Master cleaners and restorers, inspectors, and professional cleaners will all find enormous value in the information being presented by some of the biggest names in our industry. And the trade show will have more than 50 company displays to view the latest technological advances and resources our industry has to offer.

This is an event to bring the family to and squeeze in that vacation you've been promising them for a long, long time. It's the perfect write-off for a business trip, and will give you time to relax and have some fun with a group of the most successful and technically savvy cleaners in our industry.

For more information on the conference program, hit the "Clearwater Beach" link on the Connections website at

The Connections Convention and Trade Show
The mega-convention and trade show from last year repeats itself on an even grander scale! This year there are more than 200 booths (40 percent more than last year) with everything from the newest gadgets, toys, tools and chemicals to demonstrations of some of the most powerful pieces of equipment in cleaning. An educational program on all of the ins and outs of creating a highly successful, and less stressful, company from cleaners who are actually proving these skills in the business today. Business owners from all over the nation share their secrets to finding the right employees, deciding when to add another van, using powerful marketing strategies to get the "right" clients, and many other opportunities and pitfalls that face us all.

This is the event to learn all the shortcuts to success that you are looking for, instead of the trial-and-error method many of us unfortunately get trapped in. It's also the event to bring your team to, as they'll learn the skills to make their jobs easier and a heck of a lot more fun (and profitable) for both them and your company.

For more information on the Connections Convention program, hit the "Las Vegas" link on the Connections website at

Success Leaves Clues!
The best in the business have that constant desire to continually better their best through learning from other's experiences and keeping up with all of the latest inventions and technical discoveries. Connections covers all of these areas in both events in 2004, from the technical breakthroughs and important new cleaning information and standards hitting our industry to be shared in Florida by recognized experts in the industry, to the successful business building information shared by a wide variety of in-the-trenches cleaners and restorers who are sharing their "secrets" in Nevada.

Thirteen regional trade associations are combining all of their expertise and effort into these two massive events, making them the most valuable industry seminars and trade shows this year. Both events qualify for IICRC Continuing Education Credits, and both are can't miss programs. Doesn't your family deserve two fun trips this year?

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