Articles by Michael Chmielecki

ISSA '07 show focuses on green cleaning and what it means

By Michael Chmielecki
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The widely held consensus at the recent ISSA/Interclean Convention and Trade Show, Oct. 23-26 in Orlando, Fla., is that green is here to stay. But increasingly, the industry is grappling with what exactly that means.
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"We are all here to support the charity"

By Michael Chmielecki
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At a recent charity golf tournament in Atkinson, N.H., members of the cleaning industry raised $1,800 for melanoma and Down Syndrome research. Hosted by Truckmounts and Drying Solutions of Salem, N.H., the event was close to the heart of company owner Lynn Malone, who took the reigns of the company after her husband John died last year from malignant melanoma.

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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.


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


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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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

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