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News and Views from the SCRT

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The new International Trade Association ICRA is well on its way. The affiliation agreements have been sent to all the participating associations.
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News and Views from PACR

By Jillian Olson
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The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) is ready for spring!

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CRC News and Events

By Don Quick
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Whether you have been a member of CRCII for years or are considering membership for the first time, we urge you to participate this year. Your presence not only helps us fulfill our overall mission to achieve the highest standards of professionalism, consumer service and ethical behavior, but also provides fellowship and encouragement to our fellow cleaners.
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Introducing the Mentorship Program

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The CRA is excited to announce the development phase of its new mentorship program. This unique professional development program will be a free service available to all CRA members, offering the opportunity to assist others or to be assisted by a mentor.

 


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Introducing the New Mold Remediation Specialist Certification Program

By Darrell Paulson
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As The Clean Trust seeks to be the leading independent, non-profit certification and standard setting body within the cleaning, restoration and inspection industry, it is important we remain proactive on new regulation and legislation changes.

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The CFI Report

By Matt Cole
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In January, the Carpet and Fabricare Institute (CFI) completed its annual cleaning at the Ronald McDonald House in Loma Linda, CA. A special “thank you” goes to Larry and Cathy Snyder, of Magic Rug, and Terrance Jones, the Orange/Inland Empire chapter director.


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News and Views from ARCS

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The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) is holding its first election for seats on its board of directors. The ARCS was formed on November 4, 2010 to advance the science and art of rug care, educate rug care professionals and raise consumer awareness about quality rug care. At that time, a board of directors and officers were named by the founding members.

 


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Why CFI?

By Norma McCormick
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Since 1954, the Carpet & Fabricare Institute (CFI) has grown to include Arizona, California and Nevada. We are one of the largest regional non-profit inspection, cleaning, remediation and restoration associations in the country.

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CRA Updates

By Jennifer Germond
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Come visit us in the CRA Booth 210 at this year’s Combined Claims Conference in Long Beach, CA.  The Combined Claims Conference, or CCC, runs from March 13-14 and is a great opportunity for the Cleaning and Restoration Association to represent our members and help to make them more accessible to the insurance claims industry.


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The Clean Trust: Building an International Trade Association

By Darrell Paulson
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The Clean Trust is moving forward with plans for an independent international trade association initially approved at The Clean Trust executive committee and board of directors meetings in 2011.
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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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