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Nominations Now Being Sought for 2014 Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award

Nominations are due by July 21 and can be submitted by all members of the floor care industry.
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Nominations are now being sought for the 2014 ICS Cleaning Specialist Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award.


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Rug Summit 8 Set for September 17-19 in Chicago

The Rug Summit will include educational sessions, hands-on demonstrations and networking with other rug cleaning professionals
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The Centrum-Force Rug Summit 8 has been announced for September 17-19 in Chicago. 


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IAQA Announces 2014-15 Board of Directors

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The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Board of Director held its annual election of officers for the 2014-2015 term at the IAQA 17th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on March 16.


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2014 PLR Expo Scheduled for September 30-October 2

Known as Canada’s largest restoration trade show, the event also features educational sessions, keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities.
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 The 2014 Property Loss Restoration (PLR) Expo will take place from September 30 to October 2. Location and other details are to follow. 


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Dates Set for ICE Expo 2015

The show was launched to bring together auto detailing, carpet cleaning, restoration and jansan.
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After a successful inaugural show, the International Cleaning Experts (ICE) Expo will return in 2015. The event is scheduled for January 29-30 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.


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Pro-Link Names new VP of Sales

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Russ Seybold has been promoted to Vice President of Sales at Pro-Link, where he will manage the sales team and deliver value and improve business success to current and potential new group members.


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Industry Veteran Bill Bane Passes Away

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 William F. Bane, Chairman, Bane-Clene, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 after a brief, yet courageous battle with cancer, according to a memorial post on the Bane-Clene blog. 


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Interlink Supply Launches Video Training Site

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Formatted to fit your tablet or smartphone, the new Interlink Supply Training & Sales Tools site is loaded with videos that will teach cleaners everything from cleaning carpets to selling protector. 


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Flooring valuation system released to industry

OnSightLKQ system is available to any property restoration provider and insurance professional in the U.S. and Canada
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The OnSightLKQ system, an on-site, web-based process that allows the assessor to determine replacement cost value in 10 minutes or less, is now available to all insurance and restoration professionals, according to a press release.


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Arizona Polymer Flooring Names New CFO

Adams has more than 25 years of accounting experience with companies in the paper, timber and manufacturing industries
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Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF) has named David Adams as its new controller and chief financial officer, according to a press release.


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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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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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