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IICRC Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

New to the Board of Directors this year are Steve Moran and Steve Spivak, Ph.D.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the election of five new members to comprise the 2014-2015 Board of Directors, according to a press release. 


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IICRC Update: October 2014

Later this month, the IICRC will hold its annual fall Shareholders (Oct. 17), Certification Council (Oct. 18) and Board of Directors (Oct. 19-20) meetings at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.


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ICRA Completes Inaugural Performance Assessment

The International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) offered its inaugural Performance Assessment for carpet cleaning at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas from September 3-5, with the primary purpose to accomplish several tasks. 


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IICRC Launches Before-and-After Photo Contest

Submitted photos will be credited and used along with articles and blog posts on the IICRC website, with the winners of each category receiving a $25 gift certificate to Amazon

Starting today, the IICRC will host its first photo contest to further illustrate the important work of the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. 


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IICRC Update: September 2014

Are you interested in serving on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR-IICRC S220 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection?


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CRI Updates the SOA to Include ICRA Membership

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has updated its guidelines for Seal of Approval Service Providers, according to a press release. 


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ARCS Develops Classes for In-Plant Rug Cleaners

Association will announce upcoming class schedule at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.

The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) has developed a program of educational classes designed specifically for in-plant rug cleaners, which it will formally announce at The Experience Convention and Trade Show next week in Las Vegas. 


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CFI Update: August 2014

CFI launched its new website earlier this summer, so check often for additions of CFI activities.


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PACR Update: August 2014

The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) members had a great night out at the Colorado Rockies Baseball Game on June 20!


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IICRC Update: August 2014

Now that summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school, it’s time to start planning for the IICRC’s fall meetings!


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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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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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