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year include 90 first-time exhibiting orga- nizations.

The depth of product options you’ll find at ISSA/INTERCLEAN includes: • 200 chemical companies • 60 floor machine providers • 50 technology and business service


• 40 mop and duster vendors • 30 waste receptacle exhibitors But that’s not all attendees will find. Commonly thought of as a cleaning-only event, ISSA/ INTERCLEAN also show- cases a surprising amount of products and services outside of traditional solutions, such as:

Management, payroll, and workloading software and services

Contamination-control products Cleaning contractor services Food service disposables Lawn and turf care

Material handling equipment Paints Pest control Pool and spa care Pressure washing equipment, accesso- ries, and components

Restoration products and services Safety equipment Uniforms and protective clothing Warewash, laundry, and linen supplies


Water treatment Waste management products, equip- ment, and services. Further, the ISSA Innovation Award

program will be extended this year to include a live showcase on the exhibit floor. Distributors, build- ing service contractors, and in-house service providers can take a close look at their favorite products and ser- vices in five categories, and vote for their favorites from kiosks right in the area or from their mobile phones at Voting opened online July 16, 2012, and will be open through Thursday, October 18, 2012, with the winners announced during the ISSA Happy Hour that day at 4:30 p.m. Attendees also will be

a lineup of industry experts and business authorities. Highlights among the more than 45 educational sessions and work- shops include:

• An Advanced

Distributor Pro- gram featuring executive advice from top distribu- tion managers, Tuesday, October 16

• New Facility Management

and Tom Brokaw

able to vote for the exhibitors providing the best solutions and support during the week in the annual ISSA Best Customer Service Awards contest. Voting will take place via the event’s mobile app and will be open through 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oc- tober 18. The winners will be announced Friday, October 19, at 10:15 a.m. Rethink: ISSA Convention Seminars In addition to top executives and techni- cal advisors on the show floor, the ISSA Convention Seminars program also offers

Social Media Sem- inar Tracks provid- ing new business tactics based on attendee requests, Tuesday, October 16, through Thurs- day, October 18 • A Meet the Round-


table offering targeted expertise without the hefty consulting fees, ISSA has also moved all Wednesday and Thursday edu- cational sessions to the show floor’s ISSA Education Theatre to make top business speakers and peer panels more accessible in targeted microsessions. Rejuvenate: ISSA Featured Sessions Complementing the robust educational schedule are a variety of featured speak- ers. Headlining this year is ISSA Keynote Speaker Tom Brokaw. The legendary American news icon will draw on a rich career in network news. His keynote ad- dress, The Voice of a Generation, Thurs- day, October 18, at 8:30 a.m., is guaran- teed to have attendees rethinking their worldviews.

Other ISSA Featured Sessions in-

clude: • Branding guru Scott Deming, who will present One Team—One Brand on Wednesday, October 17, at 8:30 a.m. • Former NBA player on the Chicago Bulls “dynasty team” and current NBA


player agent B.J. Armstrong, who will address Leadership and Business: How to Be a Point Guard for Your Company, Thursday, October 18, at 1:30 p.m. • Executive trainer Janelle Brittain,

who will discuss The Vision Behind a Customer-Focused Culture and present the Best Customer Service Awards, Friday, October 19, at 10:15 a.m. Reconnect: Contacts You Won’t Find

Elsewhere With close to 16,000 registrants from around the world, ISSA/INTERCLEAN offers the most valuable business oppor- tunity of all: networking with peers, sup- pliers, and customers. Attendees regularly comment on the value they gain from ISSA/INTERCLEAN because it is the only place where they can find all the ex- ecutive decision-makers they need to see in one place and how this actually saves their companies significant time and mon- ey throughout the year

In addition to spontaneous meetings and scheduled show networking events, multiple industry associations, distributor marketing groups, standards committees, and governing bodies host events during the week allowing attendees to connect with peers from around the world. Those returning to co-locate their annual conven- tions with ISSA/INTERCLEAN again this year include IEHA, the Building Service Contractors Association, and the Associa- tion of Residential Cleaning Services In- ternational. 2012: The Year to Reimagine Clean With so many resources packed into

one week—and the opportunity to reposi- tion the cleaning industry’s value proposi- tion—it’s easy to see why industry profes- sionals say this event is a must-attend. Hear from past attendees www.issa. com/highlights. For more information about ISSA/IN- TERCLEAN and the ISSA Convention, Or download the mobile app at n

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Company gives more than 40 full-time students in U.S. and Canada scholarships for higher education in 2012-2013

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pany with U.S. headquarters in Phila- delphia, has awarded 41 children of its employees in the U.S. and Canada a total of $61,000 in scholarships for their higher education in 2012- 2013.

Since creating its annual schol- arship program five years ago, the company has given more than $300,000 to high school seniors and col- lege students. “Our employees have made our business

what it is today,” said John O’Rourke, vice president human resources, SCA Ameri- cas. “SCA is delighted to help their chil- dren strive for success by providing educa- tion scholarships to these well-deserving students. These talented young adults

have demonstrated a deep commitment to their schools and communities that we are proud to support.”

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parents have been employed by SCA for more than one year to apply. An independent organization, Scholar-

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