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From our president, Gary Glenn: Connections in Las Vegas has come and gone again. The show was very well attended, and all the vendors were once again very supportive of Connections Events.

From our president, Gary Glenn: Connections in Las Vegas has come and gone again. The show was well attended and all the vendors once again were very supportive of Connections Events.

We had a really nice membership reception, which was a great networking opportunity for all of our SCRT members new and old. As usual, Debbie Glenn was the exceptional hostess, seeing to our food and drink needs. The reception started at 6:00 pm and I’d be telling tales on a few if I told you what time they left (not sure they made it to the early morning sessions). It was great to see those in attendance and looking forward to seeing everyone again in Clearwater in the spring.

It is exciting to see the growth of our two newest Chapters in Orlando and Pensacola. Be sure to watch for upcoming events at both of those locations.

Once again our Georgia Chapter is growing, under the direction of our Chapter President Cara Agerbeck and with a little guidance from past president Bruce DeLoatch. Some strong leadership and a belief in what an SCRT Chapter can do for an area goes a long way.

  Pleasant Gap, Penn.
The Pennsylvania Chapter will hold its next meeting on Oct. 28 at 5:30 pm. This will be a dinner meeting and will be held at Pleasant Gap Fire Company, 475 Robinson Lane, Pleasant Gap, Penn. 

SCRT members will have an opportunity to attend an IICRC Odor Control Technician class taught by Bruce DeLoatch prior to the chapter meeting beginning at 8:30 that morning.  For further information and to register for the class, contact Doug Moerschbacher at 814-359-4414, or Bruce DeLoatch at the Cleaner’s Coach, 678-250-5982,

  Pensacola, Fla.
The organizational meeting for the new Gulf Coast Chapter of the SCRT will be held on November 17. All cleaning, restoration and remediation contractors, whether SCRT Members or not, are urged to get involved. The Gulf Coast Chapter will serve the needs of cleaners and restorers in the Florida Panhandle, lower Alabama, southern Mississippi and eastern Louisiana regions.

The Chapter will also host an event on the following day. Bruce DeLoatch, “The Cleaner’s Coach” will present a one-day IICRC Approved Odor Control Technician course. The course and the Chapter meeting will be held at Cleaning Supply Network, 165 Chaseville St. Pensacola FL 32507. Contact Chapter President Jonathan Owens at or call (850)434-9997 for more information and to register.

On Wednesday Aug. 24, the Georgia Chapter hosted a meeting at Jon-Don in Norcross, Ga.  Bill Yeadon gave a 30-minute presentation on spot removal, after which he led the group in a spotting contest.

Carpet swatches were treated with various spots, including ink, lipstick, red Kool-Aid, permanent marker and coffee.  Contestants had 30 minutes to clean all swatches. Portable extraction units, a variety of spotters and other tools were available for the contestants to use.  Joanna DeLoatch from Cleaner’s Coach and Cara Agerbeck from Abatement Technologies were chosen by Bill to judge the results. 

The grand prize winner was Chris Nix from Shaw Industries, who took home a spotting kit donated by Pro’s Choice. First runner-up was Eddie Lopez from Bishop Clean Care, who took home a Spotting Claw donated by Jon-Don. Chris Hale of Magic Carpet was second runner-up and he took home a deodorization DVD also donated by Jon-Don. 

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