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Experience Events Press Release

Experience Events, LLC formed by the original founders of Connections Events and ICRA Announces New Conventions called “The EXPERIENCE” with 2 shows to be held in 2013 

Denver, CO — Experience Events, LLC announced that it will hold cleaning and restoration conventions and trade shows in 2013.  Experience Events, LLC was formed by the original founders of Connections Events and the International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) to bring advanced training and education to the programs along with the largest trade shows in the industry.

The newly founded conventions and trade shows, The Experience will be managed and produced by Jennifer Wilkinson who previously held a similar position with Connections Events. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience producing, directing and managing conventions and trade shows.  Ms. Wilkinson said that “A new convention committee is being formed from a partnership including ICRA, Industry Instructors and Textile Consultants.  The committee will work on a new platform of education utilizing a combination of written materials, classroom training and hands on demonstration.  The hands-on demonstrations will be expanded and used to further research, teach and instruct how to apply what is learned in the classroom.  We are really excited to bring The EXPERIENCE to the industry and look forward to working with all areas of the industry.”

The trade shows will feature the manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, educators, associations, organizations and others who provided goods and services to the cleaning and restoration industry.  The show will feature carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, area rug cleaning, hard surface floor cleaning, sealing and restoration, inspections, water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, trauma scene clean-up, duct cleaning, maintenance type services, basic construction practices, business management, and marketing, training in operations and services and sales training.  The goal of these conventions and trade shows is to offer tools and training that individuals and businesses can immediately incorporate into their businesses for growth and greater profits.

“The Experience” shows are scheduled April 18, 19 and 20, 2013 on the beach in Clearwater Beach Florida, and Las Vegas Nevada September 4, 5 and 6, 2013. 

Craig Kersemeir, President of ICRA stated, “’The Experience’ will include advanced training modules from ICRA in cleaning and restoration.   ICRA will offer these programs at both locations annually.” 

For more information go to: or call at 888-881-1001 x10. 


IICRC Continues to Seek Volunteers for S210 and S300 Standards Updates


IICRC Continues to Seek Volunteers for S210 and S300 Standards Updates 

(VANCOUVER, Wash.) June 21, 2012 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is continuing to seek volunteers to serve on the consensus bodies for the development of a new BSR-IICRC S210 and the revision of IICRC S300.

The BSR-IICRC S210 Standard and Reference Guide on Dimension Stone Maintenance and Restoration is expected to be completed in 36 months. The updated IICRC S300 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Upholstery Cleaning is set to be completed in approximately 24 months.

“As our industry continues to evolve, our standards ensure that the IICRC is providing the most relevant and consistent information,” said Mili Washington, IICRC standards director. “But our standards are only as good as our volunteers; we need their expertise and knowledge.”

The consensus bodies will meet approximately two times per year, with most of the work being completed online and via conference calls. Those interested in serving on the BSR-IICRC S210 or IICRC S300 consensus bodies should contact Mili Washington at ">. The IICRC will be accepting applications through the end of July.

To learn more about IICRC standards, please visit


The IICRC is an international, ANSI accredited standard development organization (SDO) that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. To know if a technician has received proper education and training, consumers should look for the cleantrust patch and logo, the service mark of the IICRC. For more information, visit     


What is ICRA

Q: What is ICRA?

A: ICRA is a non-profit industry trade association created by an affiliation of regional trade associations. They are:

CRA- Cleaning and Restoration Association

MCRA- Midwest Cleaning and Restoration Association

MSPCA- Midsouth Professional Cleaners Association

NEIRC- New England Institute of Restoration & Cleaning

PACR- Professional Association of Cleaning and Restoration

SCRT- Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians

*NYRCI- New York Rug Cleaners Institute (pending final vote and Board approval)

Other associations may join in the future.


Q: What is the purpose of ICRA?

A: The affiliated associations have united to streamline their administrative organizations, share resources and help free the regional associations to provide more benefits to their Members.


Combined under ICRA, the regional trade associations can deliver far more value to the industry than any one of the associations alone. ICRA is a national trade association of significant size and strength with over 800 Member companies, comprising an estimated 2300 professionals in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries.


Q: Will ICRA eliminate the existing trade associations?

A: No. ICRA is an affiliation of trade associations. Each association keeps its own identity, membership, finances, programs and benefits.


Q: How will ICRA be funded?

A: A portion of all Member dues (currently $50 per Member) from each association go to ICRA. In return, ICRA promotes the affiliate associations and helps reduce overall costs by consolidating and streamlining much of the administrative, marketing and educational expenses.


Q: Will ICRA compete with IICRC for educational programs and certification?

A: No. ICRA and its affiliate associations support IICRC education, certification and standards programs. (All but one of the affiliated associations are IICRC shareholders.)

ICRA will offer or sponsor IICRC-approved training programs. ICRA will also offer more advanced and specialized technical training to supplement IICRC certification.


In addition, training in non-technical subjects such as marketing, administration, financial and strategic planning for business owners will be offered in ICRA sponsored classes and workshops.


Q: What are the benefits of being an ICRA Member?

A: Members of ICRA receive benefits and services that give them a greater advantage in the cleaning and restoration industry. ICRA meetings, training programs and online services create an opportunity to network and share information that supports and enhances Member businesses. Discounts on programs and purchases more than cover the cost of membership.


Additional benefits of membership include:

Online Technical Bulletins and Technical Library

Scholarship Program- Up to $500.00 per calendar year 

Convention and Workshop Discounts 

Support for management, technical, marketing and other business needs.

ICRA Newsletter- up-to-date news, program schedules and announcements. 

Website Presence and Referrals- Consumer referral listing on the ICRA website.

Press Releases that direct consumers to ICRA members.

Lab and Testing Facilities provide discounted pricing to ICRA members.


For a complete description of ICRA Member benefits, visit on the web.

Ohio Spring Event - May 23, 2012

The Ohio Chapter of the SCRT is  holding an educational event on May 23, at the Servpro of Medina County location. This will include one .5 IICRC CEC's, and refreshments Our Speakers will be Rich Ross of Trauma Scene Services speaking on "Practical Practices for Successful Deodorization." And Tom Sherman of Professional Carpet Systems speaking about "Social Networking for Successful Cleaning Company's" Tom shares his tricks of the trade that he used to dominate his new market in less then a year with a zero marketing budget.


So come join us as other like minded cleaning professionals get together for a rare chance to network and share information with the objective to improve our industry. First time guest welcome.



May 23rd 4-8pm



Servpro of Medina County

400 North State Rd.

Medina, OH 44256



Members $10.00 each or $7.00 each for 3 or more from same company.


Non Members $20.00 each.


RSVP To . Space is limited to 30.





Georgia Chapter Spring Event 2012


Society of Cleaning and
                                      Restoration Technicians


SCRT Spring Event


I am happy to announce the first SCRT Georgia Chapter event of 2012!


Come join us for a fun and interesting Spring get-together. First socialize and mingle with other business owners and technicians while you devour a delicious catered lunch. A stimulating presentation will prepare you for a guided tour through a modern contents processing facility. Things will wrap up with an open discussion about contents restoration and of course a chance to meet and mingle with other cleaning and restoration professionals.


Click one of the links below to tell us if you are coming. Even if you can't make it, please let me know. We need a head count for lunch. You may bring up to 3 additional guests!

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Thanks for your continued Membership and support of the industry's leading trade association. I look forward to seeing you on April 6th!



Cara Agerbeck- SCRT GA Chapter President

Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians



Only Contents Processing Facility
4840 North Royal Atlanta Drive
Tucker, GA 30084

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Friday April 6, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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