Articles by Evan Kessler

50 Years New

It has been said that the one constant is change. Over the past few years, perhaps nothing has changed more than media - the way it is read and consumed, and therefore, the way it must be delivered.

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Reflecting on 50 Years and the Most Influential People

This issue is a retrospective look at where this industry came from, a celebration of the men and women who influenced it, created the products and the education for it as well as a look forward to what the future may bring.

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Congratulations Bane-Clene on 50 Years

On the occasion of this Golden Anniversary for Bane-Clene we have a full feature article in the pages of our February issue of ICS and on ICS online which I have personally written.

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Bane-Clene: 50 Years and Counting

It is not often that a company reaches 50 years in any industry, and I am honored to be writing about Bane-Clene and its founder, Bill Bane, Sr., a true pioneer of our trade.

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Life Is Short

Our industry has lost a friend as well as an outstanding businessman.  Paul Thompson, owner of Town & Country Services in Greenland, NH, died last week after collapsing suddenly over the weekend.
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What the heck was that...oh boy

This is no major flood or restoration job by any stretch of the imagination but even I was surprised at just how much remediation is involved from the seemingly benign water leak under my kitchen sink. 
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Zakian Rug blends tradition and technology

While in Philadelphia on a recent trip, I visited Zakian Rug, a large rug cleaning plant in operation since 1923, and had the opportunity to meet Bob Zakian, third-generation owner of of Zakian Rug.
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Mikeyfest/Winterfest hits new highs

Almost 200 carpet cleaning professionals gathered at the Dri-Eaz Training Center February 19-20 in Nashville for Mikeyfest, an annual gathering of participants on Mikey’s Board and other industry bulletin board forums, including ICS Cleaning Specialist
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A Small Change Can Make a Huge Change in Perception

Those that know me know that I am an avid Starbucks customer. I am in excellent company of others in our industry: Bill Yeadon, Howard Partridge and Lisa Wagner, to name a few, but I digress.
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Going for the Gold

The Olympics and the industry give ICS publisher Evan Kessler a reason to stand up and cheer.
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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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While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine


2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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Janitorial Work

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The Carpet Cleaner's Book of Unlimited Success! (ebook)

Don’t worry about the recession or about your competition.  Now you can be the owner of over 400 ways for carpet cleaning professionals to make more money and get more jobs!

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