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50 Years: Read and Share Your Memories

February 5, 2013

You’ve likely already noticed that the ICS February 50thanniversary issue is now live and posted here on the website.


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2012 ICS Year in Review

December 26, 2012

It’s been another busy, eventful year in the carpet cleaning and restoration industry, so we thought it would be fitting to take a look back at some of the biggest headlines in the industry as well as some of the most popular stories that have appeared in ICS Cleaning Specialist.


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When Carpet Cleaners Attack…

December 5, 2012

During my daily news search for anything carpet cleaning related this morning, I came across a headline from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune: “Man sentenced for attack on rival carpet cleaner.” How could I not click on it?


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Goodbye Connections, Hello “The Experience”

October 12, 2012

Industry trade shows are great events. They’re informative, educational and they open our eyes to new products, policies and techniques, not to mention the networking opportunities. That’s why a lot of folks were disappointed when it was announced that Connections would dissolve after a 10-year run, effectively ending Connections events.


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Recapping the 2012 Connections Convention and Trade Show

September 18, 2012

The 2012 Connections Convention and Trade Show, held from September 4-7 at the LVH Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, has come and passed. ICS was there in full-force and we captured much of this industry event in photos, videos and podcasts.


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ICS at Connections 2012

August 27, 2012

The 10thanniversary Connections Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas is officially now only about a week away from kicking off. And we wanted to take a little bit of time to let you know about a couple of valuable events that ICS Cleaning Specialist is hosting along with our sister magazine, Restoration & Remediation.


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ICS on YouTube

July 10, 2012

This isn’t exactly brand-spanking news per say, as our YouTube page officially launched several weeks ago, but we’re happy to offer readers another way to stay connected with the industry, as well as dive into exclusive looks at the industry trade shows, conventions, demonstrations and seminars that we attend.


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How Important is Social Media?

June 6, 2012
We recently held a poll here on ICSmag.com that asked just how important you all valued social media. Surprisingly, the majority of those polled either answered with either “Too soon to gauge – We do it, but we haven’t’ really seen significant payoff yet” (50%) or with “Not important – we’re doing just fine without it” (29%).
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Getting employees to "Released"

May 21, 2012
It means you’ve trained and verified what they do know so they can be entrusted to do the tasks assigned to them.
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Leadership Lessons from Bruce Springsteen

May 21, 2012
Musically, I grew up with the likes of Green Day, Weezer and Jimmy Eat World, but my all-time favorite act is Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Now “The Boss” is some 35 years my senior, but his music is powerful, inspiring and extremely well-written, which can’t be said about a lot of music these days.So just what does Bruce Springsteen have to do with carpet cleaning?
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