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    Allison Hester
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    I have little time for anything but raising my two kiddos: Ethan, 6 and Abby, 4. Ethan is brilliant, with an incredible capacity and love for numbers and reading, but he has been diagnosed with
  1. Subscribe by October 17 & Save!

    Starting with the next issue of eClean Magazine, I am offering a new paid print subscription. (The digital version will continue to be free as always.) And if you subscribe by October 17, you can save an extra $1 per issue, or $12 per year. Pay for the year up front and you'll save event more! To subscribe, simply go to http://www.ecleanmag.com/coming-in-november-eclean-print-subscriptions-2014-09-24/ If you have questions or prefer to use a different payment method, simply email me at allison@ecleanmag.com. Thank you!
  2. eClean in Print?

    In the next month or so, eClean is going to begin implementing quite a number of enhancements to our magazine and our website. One of the major changes I'm considering is offering a printed version (paid subscription) of the magazine, along with the free digital version like we are currently doing. If you think you might be interested in receiving eClean in print, can you please complete a short survey for me here? http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e9vd504yi0buaf8i/start I'm researching the feasibility of such an option. Thanks in advance!
  3. Thanks for posting this Beth. While many industry members are aware of claims of a certain industry "leader" sending barrages of harrassing texts to people -- myself included -- until you're on the receiving end you don't understand the depth of the harassment. I let me my kids use my phone to watch YouTube (since our internet is limited but my phone is not). One day my son tried to watch a 5 minute video, but got interrupted SIXTEEN times by a batch of incoherent harassing texts accusing me of a bunch of lies --- all within 5 minutes. And I know from the DOZENS of people who've reached out to me, I'm not the only one who deals with this type of harassment. It's truly unprofessional, unethical, and now it sounds like it's also illegal. It truly saddens me that an elected industry leader who is supposed to be held to a written code of ethics is allowed to behave this way with zero consequences.
  4. Marketing on a Budget

    In case you missed it, the newest issue of eClean Magazine posted one week ago. This month focuses on ways to maximize your marketing dollar, and features a cover story by PWRA's Thad Eckhoff -- "A Real World Guide to Every Door Direct Mail." You'll also find articles on using Facebook, YouTube (with several example videos), LinkedIn and more. Read it today at [url=http://www.ecleanmag.com]www.eCleanMag.com[/url]
  5. The new issue of eClean is loaded and ready to read. This month we're talking about employees -- hiring, managing and motivating. What cover story is more appropriate than Curt Kempton of 5 Star Window Care who provides lessons on how he managed to take his company's biggest frustration -- i.e., his employees -- and turn them into his biggest asset. Just a reminder: Curt is also the keynote speaker at next week's Northeast Pressure Washing Seminar and Networking Event in Bethlehem, Penn. (www.pw-seminar) I'm really looking forward to hearing Curt share his unique vision on the importance of systems. (As well as finally getting to meet Beth in person!) This issue is PACKED with other articles as well, all of which can be found at www.eCleanMag.com. (Note: print copies will be available to order in just a few days.
  6. All About Employees

    The next issue of eClean Magazine will focus on employees -- hiring, managing, motivating and even firing. To help me determine what topics are most important to you, I've created three short surveys and posted them on our site. The first is for companies who are looking to hire their first employee(s) this year The second survey is for those who already have employees The third survey is for those who work with family members. Can you take a moment -- 10 minutes or less -- and http://www.ecleanmag.com/employee-surveys-from-eclean-magazine-2014-02-04/'>complete the survey (or surveys) that apply to you? Answers are anonymous unless you want to provide your information. I will likely shut the surveys down on Saturday, so your prompt response is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  7. This past Friday, a carpet cleaner in Tennessee was found dead in a vacant home due to carbon monoxide poisoning. In light of this tragedy, I've put together a short blog about carbon monoxide poisoning, and particularly the symptoms that can be warning signs for this odorless killer. http://www.ecleanmag.com/4300-2014-01-27/
  8. Armstrong-Clark Wood Stain Plant Visit

    Very cool...all around!
  9. I need your help!

    I am working on eClean Magazine's editorial calendar for next year and would love to know what we are doing right, what we need to improve, and what you would like to see next year. I've created a short, nine-question survey and I'd REALLY appreciate if you could complete it for me. Answers are anonymous, so be honest. (If you're interested in writing an article, I do ask for your name and contact info, but even at that I can't tell who left what answers on the other questions.) Thank you! You'll find the link to the survey here: http://www.ecleanmag.com/what-do-you-want-to-see-in-2014-2013-12-15/
  10. The new issue of eClean is now online and ready to read. (Print versions will be ready to order/purchase in a few days for anyone who prefers a hard copy.) Inside you'll find: Cleaning at Car Dealerships, The Mole & Jersey Show, Your Facebook Business Page (by Anya Curry, Ambidextrous Services), Writing a Vision Statement, Sales 101 for Cleaning Companies, The ICE Expo in Las Vegas, and more! Check it out: www.eCleanMag.com
  11. Gas Can Explosions

    This morning, NBC’s Today Show featured an investigative report on the risk of plastic gas can explosions. Considering that many of our readers use gas cans regularly, I felt it was important to pass along. The report has found that nearly a dozen deaths and 1,200 injuries due to plastic gas can explosions over the past 15 years. Specifically, the gas cans were more likely to explode when the temperatures were cold outside, there was a low volume of gas left in the can, and the can was tipped at a 42-degree angle. While the gas can industry has not yet confirmed these reports, it is believed by experts that the use of a flame arrestor can also help prevent these accidents from happening. http://www.ecleanmag.com/gas-can-explosion-investigation-on-nbc-today-show-2013-12-04/
  12. We have updated our calendar of events and there's a LOT going on starting in January. A new event we're planning on attending is the ICE (International Cleaning Experts) Expo, January 30-31 in Las Vegas. It's a little different market -- carpet cleaners, janitorial, restoration and auto detailers all under one roof. Even if you don't offer any of these services, I've found a lot of the information given at these events crosses over across all cleaning markets. Best of all, the event is FREE if you sign up by December 31, and hotel rooms are only $55 a night. Plus, it's Vegas baby! IWCA will be in Memphis in February. Hope to meet some of you there. We are planning to have a booth this year. Finally, the other one I'm hoping to make is the Northeast Pressure Washing Seminar and Educational Event, March 7-9 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This year, three pressure washing event power houses -- Jack Kramer (of the Pressure Washing Seminar), Tom Vogel (ACR Products), and Thad Eckhoff (or PWRA and NOLA fame) -- have teamed up to put this annual Northeast favorite together. Of course, it's never too early to start planning for the year's biggest, coolest event either -- the PWRA National Convention in Nashville, August 8-9. Finally, the PWNA has officially set the dates for next year's event. It will take place November 1-3 (just prior to the CETA event) in Orlando. You can read about these and a whole lot of other events on our site: Cleaning events, conventions, round tables, training and other get togethers | eClean Magazine As always, it's a GROWING list, so if I've missed something let me know.
  13. Four days, 17 issues, and 185 articles later...99% of eClean Magazine's past articles are now available to individually download as pdf files. (Current issue is not yet available in this format.) Go to www.eCleanMag.com/past-issues to catch up on some reading.
  14. Several restaurants and retail outlets have special offers for military personnel (active and retired) on Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. Our family took advantage of a couple of deals last year and got a free lunch AND dinner at restaurants we don't get to eat at all that often. I've put this year's list on our website. If you are active or retired military, take advantage of these! Or pass them along to your military friends and family. An important note: I would suggest contacting the establishment beforehand to find out if that location is participating in the promotion, and also to find out if there are any restrictions. Enjoy! http://www.ecleanmag.com/veterans-day-specials-from-restaurants-retail-outlets-and-more-2013-11-09/ P.S. Be sure to read the fabulous story of Veteran Jared Greene in the new eClean Magazine (www.eCleanMag.com, page 25)
  15. PWNA 2013 Convention

    Dan and Heather Galvin were kind enough to share their HUNDREDS of photos from the PWNA Convention. I have posted some on our site, and I will add more. (It's just taking awhile.) Please check them out: http://www.ecleanmag.com/2013-pwna-c...os-2013-11-07/