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CRA News - August 2012

By Jennifer Germond
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Golf, Wine and Fun! The CRA will be hosting its 1st Annual CRA Northern California Golf Tournament on October 5 in beautiful Napa Valley!
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An Update with CRCII - August 2012

By Don Quick
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We would like to announce the addition of new board members for the Carpet and Rug Cleaners of Illinois.
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News and Views from ARCS

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The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) will begin offering memberships to individuals and companies in several allied industry categories beginning July 1, 2012.


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News and Views from the PACR

By Jillian Olson
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The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) has begun the summer with great volunteers!


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The Value of a Service Mark

By Darrell Paulson
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Earlier this year, it was announced that the IICRC would take on the cleantrust as its service mark. But what is a service mark and why is it useful?


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An Update from CRCII

By Don Quick
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On May 22, we held a board meeting to update and revise the CRCII committees. Those that were discussed were the nomination, marketing, by-laws and meeting committees.


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News and Views from CFI

By Matt Cole
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The Central Coast Chapter reports that the May 16 meeting at Proline in San Carlos, CA had a great turnout.


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News and Views from CRA

By Jennifer Germond
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Become a new Cleaning and Restoration Association member by signing up for the second half of the year at half off the regular registration price.


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SCRT Update

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At the annual membership meeting in Clearwater Beach, FL, the slate of officers was presented.


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Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

By Darrell Paulson
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At the Certification Council in April, I talked about the seven “P’s” of planning (Prior, Proper, Planning, Prevents, Persistently, Poor, Performance) and how we are using this process to accomplish many of our relationship-building goals for 2012.
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