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Why Government Affairs Are Critical to Our Success

By Paul Pearce
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With all the talk about ANSI accreditation, the increasing responsibilities of the IICRC committee should come as no surprise.
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CRA News

By Jennifer Germond
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It’s that time of the year! CRA Membership Renewal time. Those members who renew their memberships before December 31 will benefit in the following ways...
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Marketing Strategy 101 for Commercial Clients

By Matthew Sanders
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For someone starting off in commercial carpet cleaning, where do you look for potential clients and business?
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SCRT Chapter Updates

By Patti Savelle
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On October 19 the Georgia Chapter of The Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians will host a full-day event at Reets Drying Academy in Sharpsburg GA. 
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PACR News

By Jillian Olson
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The PACR is excited to announce new PACR Power Meetings coming to the Denver area this fall called “IICRC CEC Credit Workshops.”
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Evolution of the IICRC: ANSI

By Paul Pearce
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There have been a lot of changes to the IICRC in the past two years, and we realize that change is never easy. But change is a natural occurrence in any organization, including ours.
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CRA Aiming to Expand Membership

By Jennifer Germond
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The Cleaning and Restoration Association is expanding its membership by launching a Membership Drive in which referrals resulting in new memberships earn credit toward members’ 2012 renewal fee.
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A Brief History of CFI

By Matthew Sanders
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In 1954 a small group of rug and upholstery cleaners led by Gene Jackson formed a non-profit association called the “Rug Cleaners Institute.” Their aim was to share their individual skills and knowledge about rug and fabric cleaning procedures.
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PACR Launches New Web site

By Jillian Olson
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PACR is excited to announce the launch of its new Web site at www.professionalassociationofcleaningandrestoration.org. The new site went live in June.
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Rapid Response in the Wake of a Natural Disaster

By Paul Pearce
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For several years, the IICRC has engaged in a “rapid response” program, aiming to spread the word of what to do and what not to do when property owners are dealing with natural disasters.
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