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Connections Awards Banquet Shows "Everyone is a Hero!"

Each year during the Connections Convention and Trade Show, awards are presented to individuals in recognition of the leadership, humanitarian and industry efforts they've demonstrated over the course of their careers and their lives...

Each year during the Connections Convention and Trade Show, awards are presented to individuals in recognition of the leadership, humanitarian and industry efforts they’ve demonstrated over the course of their lives and careers. This year’s lunch banquet ceremony, held Sept. 30 in the Las Vegas Hilton ballroom, spotlighted some truly unique individuals. 

Connections President Craig Kersemeier

The Industry Connections Award was presented to Cliff Zlotnik in recognition of his decades-long efforts to forge connections and partnerships between the cleaning and restoration industry and other industries.

Neil Atkinson

Neil Atkinson was honored with the Connections Kenway Mead Leadership Award for his vision, leadership and tireless energy on behalf of the cleaning and restoration industry on a regional, national and international level. 

Evan Kessler (l) and Bob Bonwell

And finally, the ICS Cleaning Specialist Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award, an award that “honors members of the floor care industry whose compassion, self-sacrifice, leadership and creativity produce significant and outstanding benefits for mankind,” was presented to Bob Bonwell by ICS publisher Evan Kessler.

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