Editor's Blog

Editor's Blog
ICS editor Eric Fish sounds off on events, news and all the latest hot topics surrounding the carpet cleaning and restoration industries.

No Time to Play Possum

September 19, 2008
Don't be wild-eyed from this week's wild ride on Wall Street.
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Business Cycles

September 15, 2008
In my 40-plus years of affiliation with the cleaning Industry I have watched closely the ebb and flow of our business in relation to the ups and downs of the general economy. Unlike direct retail, our service business seems to weather the storms of economic downturn and recession fairly well.
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Celebrating Sept. 12; The Future of Trade Shows

September 12, 2008
September 11 was a somber day for me. From the moment I turned on my car radio in the morning until I went to sleep, words and images kept flooding my mind.
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Adventures In Construction: Trends From The Trenches

September 5, 2008
See what readers said about their 2008 losses and their 2009 forecasts.
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Trends From The Trenches

August 28, 2008
In just a few months we’ve gone from feast to famine…from too much business to “where is the business?”…from fat and happy to hungry and stunned.
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The 40,000-foot View of the Cleaning and Restoration Industry

August 22, 2008
ICS is thrilled to announce that long-time ICS columnist, industry stalwart and master of his domain Tom Hill is now blogging his way through the ins and outs (not to mention the ups and downs) of the cleaning and restoration industry.
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Going for the Gold

August 17, 2008
The Olympics and the industry give ICS publisher Evan Kessler a reason to stand up and cheer.
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N.T.A. N-O-W

August 7, 2008
ICS publisher Evan Kessler jumps into the fray with his thoughts on the neccessity of a national trade association for the cleaning industry.
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Getting From A to B...In Style

August 5, 2008
It’s been far too long since we’ve recognized those fundamental tools of the trade, those vessels that whisper across the blacktop on molded rubber bearing the names Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear and more.
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So Is It or Isn't It?

July 22, 2008
A recession, that is. And officially it isn’t, at least not until the folks at a place called the National Bureau of Economic Research say it is. The thing is, it doesn’t really matter.
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