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David Keiter Honored with Larry S. Cooper Leadership Award; PACR Looks Ahead to 2013

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David Keiter of Yellow Van Cleaning Services was the recipient of the 2012 Larry S. Cooper Leadership Award.

The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) is excited for 2013 and the new opportunities available for PACR and ICRA Members!

PACR held its annual holiday party on December 14 in Arvada, CO, where more than 50 members came together to celebrate the season. The night included fun games, networking, a great band and fun prizes. PACR members also elected the 2013 Board of Directors. We would like to welcome back to the PACR Board of Directors Sam Castro of Mile High Commercial Cleaning and Restoration and Travis Chancey of Denver Construction.

Congratulations are in order to David Keiter of Yellow Van Cleaning Services in Kearney, NE, as he was the 2012 recipient of the PACR Larry S. Cooper Leadership Award.  Thank you, David, for all your time and commitment to PACR and to the cleaning and restoration industry.

The new PACR Board of Directors is excited for new ICRA education that will be kicking off this spring - look for it to come to Denver and other surrounding areas bringing advanced exclusive education to ICRA members only! And have you checked out the great consumer website just released by ICRA ( This is a great resource for you, consumers and insurance agents to find out more information on restoration and to find a professional ICRA member in their area!

PACR is very excited for the new hands-on opportunities at The Experience Events Convention in Clearwater Beach, FL April 18-20, 2013. PACR/ICRA members will receive $100 off their registration fees! To register or find out more information go to

Also, we look forward to the largest tradeshow and convention in the cleaning and restoration industry coming to Las Vegas this fall, September 4-6, 2013, with The Experience Events! Other great opportunities will be coming to the Denver, Salt Lake City and Omaha this year so if you are looking for a class to come to, please contact the PACR office. Look for more details on these and other upcoming events at, or by contacting Jillian Olson in the PACR office at

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