ICS Magazine

CFI Update

February 5, 2010

Los Angeles Chapter Director Vince Attardo reports that the recent meeting at Fibermark in Santa Monica went very well. There will be a meeting courtesy of Ricardo Provincia and A-1 Professional, located at 26354 Ruether Avenue in Santa Clarita, on Thursday, March 25 from 6:00-9:30 pm. Vince will be covering ancillary profit centers cleaners can add to their businesses, and will give a hands-on demonstration on air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning and mattress cleaning and encasings. For information contact Vince at (562) 981-2636. To register call CFI at (800) 227-7389.

Orange/Inland Empire Chapter Director Graham Bedwell and Assistant Director Jason Hensley held a recent meeting at CFI Past President Eric Bollman’s facility Haines & Cross in Laguna Niguel. Beacon Carpet Cleaning sponsored the soft drinks and Starbucks coffee, and Janitorial & Vacuum Supply Co. sponsored some fine Mexican food.

Arizona Chapter Director Norma McCormick says the holidays brought work for all the carpet firms in Arizona. For the holidays, Norma led the Arizona Chapter in helping the local Rotary Club by donating their time to wash vans and clean wheelchairs at Hacienda Healthcare. April will see the CFI Spring Training Session “Taking a Swing at Social Media!!” set to be held in Scottsdale. This is an event to experience. Watch for further information.

Northern California Chapter Director Matt Cole thanks everyone who attended the meeting held at Proline in Sacramento. Don Snyder from CTI gave a great presentation on marketing and advertising. He also gave special tips on spotting and urine decontamination. Jessika James from Proline treated everyone to a great Chinese dinner and CTI provided door prizes.

Central Coast Chapter Director Rick Lewis wants to remind everyone that “The Cleaners Coffee Club” meetings in San Carlos and Sacramento are a great place to meet and network with other cleaning professionals in a casual setting. The meetings are sponsored by CFI and ProLine University of Cleaning & Restoration, courtesy of past CFI President Steve Kaufman. For further information call Rick Lewis at (650) 766-5630.

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