ICS Magazine

Banquet and Reception Highlight Connections Convention

September 26, 2008
Cy Gantt and Barry Costa


The Connections Convention banquet and reception is a cornerstone of the event. This year proved to be one of the best, as industry leaders and icons were recognized for their contributions to the advancement of the cleaning and restoration industry.
br>These are just a few images from the evening’s festivities. Check back later for a more detailed look at the gathering and celebration.

Sing us a song, piano man! The cocktail reception sponsored by Jon-Don and ICS Cleaning Specialist featured Billy Joel and Elton John impersonators tinkling the ivories.

Cy Gantt and Ruth Travis

IICRC President Ruth Travis and the legendary Cy Gantt hold court. Later that evening, Gantt would be recognized with a new award dedicated in his honor.

Larry Cooper

Textile Consultant’s Larry Cooper has been a guiding force both behind and in front of the scenes for Connections since the show’s inception.

The 2008 Connections Convention and Trade Show draws to a close Sept. 26. Check back later for more images from the show!