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“Cross Examination: The LIVE Courtroom Experience” Coming to The Experience Convention & Trade Show Sept. 4

Event will be hosted by the man best known as “the restoration lawyer” - Ed Cross
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We here at ICS Cleaning Specialist and Restoration & Remediation are pleased to bring a very special event to the Gold Sponsor Programs at The Experience Convention & Trade Show on the morning of Wednesday, September 4. 


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ISSA Calls on Industry to Take Action Against Jansan FSSI

The jansan FSSI was originally scheduled for final contract announcements this month.
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According to a press release, ISSA has issued a call to action for all members of the professional cleaning industry to contact their U.S. Congressional representatives in opposition to the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI).


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Legend Brands Promotes Brandon Burton, Kevin Fisher

Burton is now Technical Director for Legend Brands while Fisher has been named Education Manager
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Legend Brands has promoted Brandon Burton and Kevin Fisher into two key leadership positions with the company, according to a press release.


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Maintaining Leather Furniture

Cleaning professionals should be sure to inform their clients that leather should be professionally cleaned approximately every 18 months
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“The first thing they should know is that there are actually four types of leather used on furniture,” says Doyle Bloss, Marketing Director for U.S. Products, via a recent press release issued by the company. “And this can impact how the leather is cared for and cleaned.”


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IICRC Announces New Mission Statement, Strategic Plan

New mission statement reflects the organization’s updated focus
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Following several breakout sessions last October and input from more than 250 Institute stakeholders, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced its new mission statement and strategic plan, according to a press release.


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The Experience Convention & Trade Show Introduces a New Online Experience

The free app helps you easily plan your agenda for the program
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According to a press release, the Experience Convention and Trade Show has introduced the new The Experience App, powered by Zerista. 


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SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas Names Conference Manager

SURFACES/StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014 will be held January 27-30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas
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According to a press release, Hanley Wood Exhibitions has announced the addition of Michele Nebel Peake as part of the SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas conference team as an independent contractor.


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Adco Pro Cleaning Supply Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Day

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About 100 carpet cleaning and restoration professionals visited Adco Pro Cleaning Supply’s Denver, CO facilities for its annual customer appreciation day on Friday, August 2.


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Powr-Flite Division Hires New Marketing Director

Zack Smith has extensive experience in advertising and marketing
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The Tacony Corporation has hired Zack Smith as the new Director of Marketing for the corporation’s Powr-Flite division, according to a press release.


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Basic Coatings Announces New Blog

Weekly posts include the latest information and developments in floor care
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Basic Coatings has launched a new blog, featuring a collection of posts written by Basic Coatings experts to give readers more insight on the floor care industry. 


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