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ISSA Hygieia Network Announces 2019 Award Winners

November 20, 2019

The ISSA Hygieia Network, an ISSA Charities signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry, announced its 2019 award winners during its fifth annual Awards and Networking Reception. The event took place at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, November 19, during ISSA Show North America 2019.

“For the past five years, the ISSA Hygieia Network has been on a mission to provide the programs, tools, and support that enable all women in the cleaning industry to accelerate their careers and achieve their full potential,” said Meredith Reuben, chairwoman of the ISSA Hygieia Network. “This year’s event doubled in size and support, and we thank everyone who joined us to celebrate the individuals and companies that are actively making a difference in the industry.”

This year’s awards and winners include:

The Hygieia Member of the Year Award, which recognizes an industry professional or company that has made a significant contribution to the cleaning industry, was presented to Diversey, for continually supporting women in the workplace and its dedication to the values of the ISSA Hygieia Network organization.

The Rising Star of the Year Award, open to women aged 45 and under who have made achievements and demonstrated consistent upward mobility in their career within the industry, was presented to Wendie Manion, commercial sales director, GOJO Industries. Manion was selected for her commitment to being an inspirational leader and role model for women across the industry, as well as her passion for championing causes that impact women.

The independent jury that determined the two winners included three ISSA Charities Board Members: Mark Bevington, president, NSS Enterprises Inc.; Richard Rones, president, Americo Manufacturing Co. Inc.; and Thomas Lane, National Sanitary Supply Co. retiree.

This year’s awards and networking reception featured an inspiring keynote presentation by Kathy Walters, former executive vice president of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products. The second portion of the event was dedicated to networking and learning about Hygieia’s programs, including its mentoring program, regional networking events, and online networking community.

“We have many new and exciting initiatives that help promote and drive diversity, inclusion, and opportunity within the industry,” said Dr. Felicia L. Townsend, program director, ISSA Hygieia Network. “By providing ongoing education, networking events, mentoring, and professional development training, the ISSA Hygieia Network is making a positive, lasting impact.”

To learn more about the ISSA Hygieia Network Mentoring Program, visit https://mentoring.hygieianetwork.org. To join the ISSA Hygieia Network online networking community and find out about the next professional development conference, visit https://hygieia.wisr.io/.

ISSA Show North America 2019 Mobile App Now Available

NORTHBROOK, Ill., USA—October 17, 2019—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, today launched its ISSA Show North America 2019 mobile app. Available for Apple and Android devices, the app gives attendees quick and easy access to My Show Planner, which includes the trade show floor plan, show information, education session schedule, attractions, ISSA-TV videos, notifications, and more. The annual trade show takes place November 18-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We expect to welcome more than 16,000 professionals from 60-plus countries to the show this year, and with so much to see and do, the ISSA Show mobile app helps attendees make the most of their time,” said Kim Althoff, ISSA vice president of sales, trade shows, and publications. “The 2019 app encourages networking and learning at the industry’s most anticipated event.”

ISSA Show North America features more than 700 exhibitors and over 100 education sessions taught by industry experts. Attendees are encouraged to download the app to assist in navigating the extensive show floor, manage schedules, and identify key activities that support career development and improvements within their organizations.

To learn more and download the app, visit issa.com/app. For more information about ISSA Show North America 2019, visit issa.com/show.

About ISSA

With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Parramatta, Australia; and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit www.issa.com, join the discussion with ISSA’s LinkedIn group, follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account, or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

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Contact:  ISSA vice president of marketing Jonathan Adkins at jonathan@issa.com; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

RIA Technical Fire Restoration Summit to co-locate with ISSA Show North America 2019

Northbrook, IL, USA—August 29, 2019—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association, is pleased to announce that the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) will co-locate its Technical Fire Restoration Summit with ISSA Show North America 2019 in Las Vegas.

The RIA Technical Fire Restoration Summit takes place November 19-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The two-day event features courses taught at both an applied and advanced technical level. Attendees will learn skills not normally detailed at industry events such as:

  • Technical application of new science and product availability to overcome odor and contaminants
  • Psychology of the loss and overcoming odor as an emotion of a past event
  • Financial implications of working projects and getting paid
  • Determining the success of a job based on measurable benchmarks.

“Fire restoration can be one of the most complex areas that restoration professionals face,” said Steve Lowry, RIA director and chair of the Technical Fire Restoration Summit. “Changes in best practices, advances in building construction, and updated insurance requirements add to the intricacies of this task. Our summit will give attendees the opportunity to increase their skill set by interacting with leaders in the fire restoration industry.”

The cost for RIA’s Technical Fire Restoration Summit is US$795, although a discounted early-bird rate of $695 is available until September 27. Registration includes access to all education sessions, in addition to access to ISSA Show North America 2019.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with RIA to offer its Technical Fire Restoration Summit as part of the robust educational lineup at ISSA Show North America 2019,” said Kim Althoff, ISSA vice president of sales, trade shows, and media. “Restoration is a vital cog in the cleaning industry, and we’re honored to be able to present such a vital training opportunity to our community.”

For further details on the RIA Technical Fire Restoration Summit, visit
restorationindustry.org/TechnicalFireRestorationSummit. For more information on ISSA Show North America 2019 and to register, visit issa.com/show.  

About RIA
The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is the oldest and largest trade association representing the restoration and reconstruction industry with over 1,100 member firms worldwide. RIA serves and represents the interests of its members by promoting the highest ethical standards; providing education, professional qualification and certification opportunities; positively influencing regulations and governmental actions; and advancing the safety, image, efficiency, and competitiveness of industry members. For more information, visit www.restorationindustry.org

About ISSA Shows 
The award-winning ISSA Show family of exhibitions brings together executives and leaders from all segments of the cleaning industry. These shows offer global platforms for manufacturers, distributors, and facility-service providers in commercial and residential cleaning to connect, do business, and share information. ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, produces ISSA Shows in North America, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, and other regions around the world. In addition to ISSA’s ongoing education and training programs and products, ISSA offers robust, comprehensive education programs during its shows. For more information, visit www.issa.com/tradeshows.

About ISSA
With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. Visit issa.com, join the discussion with ISSA’s LinkedIn group, and follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account. For more information, visit issa.com, or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

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Contact:  ISSA Vice President of Sales, Trade Shows & Media Kim Althoff at kim@issa.com; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

Registration Opens for ISSA Show North America 2019

Northbrook, IL, USA—June 11, 2019— Registration is open for ISSA Show North America 2019, which takes place in Las Vegas, November 18–21, 2019. To date, this is the largest event produced by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, with more than 16,000 cleaning and facility solutions professionals and 700-plus exhibits expected.  

Cleaning-industry professionals of all levels gather at the event annually to conduct business, sharpen their skills, learn the newest industry trends, discover the latest products and services, and uncover fresh solutions to the day-to-day challenges they face. For the 10th consecutive year, ISSA Show North America 2019 hosts co-location partner Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) and its 2019 Contracting Success Conference. Additionally, ISSA welcomes the Healthy Schools Campaign and its Green Clean Schools education track, leading distributor sales and marketing groups, and other industry organizations and their constituents at this year’s show.

“ISSA Show North America is renowned for creating a dynamic venue for professionals in all aspects of the cleaning industry,” said ISSA vice president of marketing Jonathan Adkins. “In addition to the expansive trade show floor filled with the cleaning industry’s latest innovations, we have the most robust education curriculum of any expo in the industry.”

Education Sessions, Certifications, and Workshops to Exceed 100
For the first time in the event’s history, more than 100 education sessions will be available. Each will be led by an industry expert. Attendees can select individual sessions they wish to attend, or they can follow one of several curated education tracks:

  • Commercial Cleaning Track
  • Distributor Track
  • Green Clean Schools Track, presented by Healthy Schools Campaign
  • Health Care Track, presented by IEHA, A Division of ISSA
  • Latin America Track
  • Residential Cleaning Track, presented by ARCSI, A Division of ISSA.

“The conference program covers many other critical areas in addition to the tracks,” Adkins stated. “To date, we have six certification workshops on the schedule spanning all four days of the event.” Other topical sessions cover business management, self-improvement, succession planning, emerging technologies, and infection control. More sessions are being added in the months ahead to address the latest trends and developments in the evolving commercial cleaning industry.

Happy Birthday, Innovation Award Program
2019 is the 10th anniversary of the ISSA Innovation Award Program. The association is celebrating by supplementing the Innovation Showcase with the Innovation Center—located across the aisle—which will feature demonstrations and presentations from select program entrants.

“All products and technologies in contention for Innovation of the Year and the five category awards will be on display in the Innovation Showcase, Booth 101,” Adkins explained. “This year, entrants have a third chance for industry acclaim by being selected a Category Honoree.”

ISSA Show North America Highlights for 2019
Additional special attractions and event features in 2019 include:

  • Specialty cleaning area and theater on the show floor, which will feature unique education sessions and exhibitors from health care, residential, and restoration segments
  • Solve for X booth, where “X” represents specific industry challenges on which attendees will collaborate through unique peer-to-peer idea exchanges
  • The ISSA Sports Bar, sponsored by Spartan Chemical Co., a welcoming venue for attendees to network and relax on the bustling trade show floor
  • International Pavilion and Italian Pavilion, which together will feature exhibitors from more than 26 countries
  • First-Time Exhibitor Pavilion and Startup Village, featuring new companies to ISSA Show North America, such as technology-solution providers, safety equipment suppliers, and others from commercial cleaning and adjacent markets
  • Discounts to attractions across the Las Vegas Strip with a valid ISSA Show North America 2019 trade show badge.

Registration Options Maximize Attendee Value
Attendees have two registration options this year:

  1. The All-Access Pass—the best value to experience the event—includes a trade show floor badge; access to 100-plus education sessions; the popular Lunch and Learn event:  Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast, featuring Kristen Hadeed; ISSA Welcome Reception; Attendee Orientation and show floor tours; Evening Roundtable Discussions; ISSA Spotlight Speaker Marvelless Mark®, sponsored by Essity Professional Hygiene North America LLC; and the Technology for Tomorrow Panel
  2. Trade Show Badge, which includes access to exhibits during show-floor hours, November 19-21, and any education opportunities hosted on the show floor.

In celebration of the 2019 show, ISSA is offering special early-bird pricing on the All-Access Pass through September 17. Adkins said, “Attendees can get the All-Access Pass for only US$279 for a limited time, so make your plans now to save and prepare for a world-class event in Las Vegas.”

Registration is open at issa.com/show.

About ISSA Show North America 
The award-winning ISSA Show North America brings together executives and leaders from all segments of the cleaning industry, including higher learning, hospitality, health care, and many more. The event offers a global platform for manufacturers, distributors, and facility-service providers in commercial and residential cleaning to connect, do business, and share information. Visitors to the 2019 show in Las Vegas are expected to exceed 16,000 individuals from more than 65 countries. ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, produces shows in Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Italy, Australia, and other regions around the world as part of its mission to change the way the world views cleaning. Visit issa.com/show.

About ISSA
With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. Visit issa.com, join the discussion with ISSA’s LinkedIn group, and follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account. For more information, visit issa.com, or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

 

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Contact:  ISSA Vice President of Marketing Jonathan Adkins at jonathan@issa.com; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

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November 18-21, 2019
Exhibits:  November 19 – 21, 2019
Las Vegas, NV