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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
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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

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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

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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.
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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

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


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PACR Update: August 2014

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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

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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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IICRC Opens Nominations for 2014-15 Board of Directors

Submissions are due to the IICRC headquarters no later than August 1, 2014.
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The IICRC has opened nominations for the 2014-15 Board of Directors, according to a press release. 


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CRI Launches New Website

CRI's new site features updated technology, including a responsive design for better access on mobile devices
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The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the non-profit trade association for the U.S. carpet industry, has a newly redesigned website, according to a press release.


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IICRC Update: June/July 2014

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In mid-April, the IICRC held its Spring Certification Council and Board of Directors meetings in Nashville. 


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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.

Podcasts

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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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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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