Innovation Awards Program

Presented by ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Association

The Innovation Awards Program serves as a platform for exhibitors at ISSA Show North America to launch their product or service innovations. Over the past 11 years, the Innovation Awards Program has been offering new solutions to the challenges faced by industry professionals. When exhibitors enter their innovative product or service they get the opportunity to raise awareness within the cleaning industry. The Innovation Awards Program helps drive the cleaning industry forward by supporting and recognizing the latest in products and services our members have to offer!

Visit the onsite Innovation Showcase – Booth 4206 and the Innovation Theater – Booth 5008 to view the 2020 Innovation Awards Program entrants. The announcement of the Innovation Awards Category Winners will be during the Lunch & Learn on Monday, October 26 at 11:45 AM followed by the Innovation of the Year Award Winner on Thursday in the Innovation

The Innovation of the Year Award

Presented to one product within the program. This is decided by our panel of judges. The Innovation of the Year Award Winner will be announced on Thursday in the Innovation Showcase - Booth 4206.

Innovation Awards Category Awards

Presented to one product in each category, selected based on the most votes received through the online voting page. The announcement of the Innovation Awards Category Winners will be during the Lunch & Learn on Monday, October 26 at 11:45 a.m.

Professional Image Awards

Presented by ARCSI, a Division of ISSA

It’s time now to make your nominations for the 2020 ARCSI Professional Image Awards – the perfect opportunity to recognize the extraordinary people around us. The deadline to submit your nominations is Friday, August 16.

This year, the awards will be presented to the winners at the Evening Roundtables on Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza. Who will walk away with ARCSI’s most prestigious awards – the Professional Cleaner of the Year Presented and the Chairman’s Award? We’ll find out in Chicago!

Professional Cleaner of the Year Award

Who will walk away with ARCSI’s most prestigious awards – the Professional Cleaner of the Year Presented by PerfectClean and the Chairman’s Award? You tell us! Send us your submissions or complete the form below for the members of your team that stand out!

Rewarding fantastic staff is important. If you have a "go-to" cleaner or trainer that never misses a beat, is always upbeat, helpful to other staff and whom you, your clients, and your employees' love, we want to meet them! Recognize your best cleaning tech or trainer as a Professional Cleaner of the Year nominee.

The Chairman's Award

Celebrating your top office staff person, office managers, salespeople, and all other employees who work in your office by nominating them for the ARCSI Chairman's Award. This is the person without whom your business simply runs as smoothly and whom you depend on when you are out of the office. 

Professional Image Awards

The ARCSI Professional Image Awards present you with the opportunity to showcase the wonderful marketing efforts you have taken to build and grow your business. Each year, ARCSI recognizes the following awards.


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ISSA Hygieia Network Awards

Presented by Hygieia Network, a Division of ISSA Charities

The ISSA Hygieia Network Awards were founded to recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the global cleaning industry. Nominations will be evaluated by the Hygieia Council and a select group of jury members. 

Enjoy an evening of advancing women in the cleaning industry through awards presentations, networking, and a keynote address. The 6th edition of the annual ISSA Hygieia Network Awards Reception will include complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.

The Hygieia Member of the Year Award

Recognizes the ISSA Hygieia Network member’s involvement (individual or company) in activities that fulfill one or more of the organization’s goals and objectives.

The Rising Star of the Year Award

Honors a woman aged 45 or younger who has made achievements and demonstrated consistent upward mobility in her career within the industry.

IEHA Awards

Presented by IEHA, a Division of ISSA

Come dance the night away while you mix and mingle with peers from around the world. Enjoy refreshments and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. It's the perfect way to kick-off an eventful week of innovation, connections, and education!

Star 40/50/60/70 Awards

Presented by ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Association

The Star Awards honors industry legacy companies who have consistently exhibited at the ISSA Show while maintaining their ISSA Membership who have reached 40, 50, 60 & 70 years in the industry.  Official award plaques are given to Star Award recipients during the ISSA Show North America on Tuesday, October 27 in their booth on the show floor.

Milestone Member Awards

Presented by ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Association

The ISSA Milestone Member program celebrates and acknowledges cleaning industry leaders who have been members of ISSA for a significant number of years, anywhere from 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 & 90 + years. These members have significantly impacted the industry and the community of their cleaning industry association. Milestone Members help the cleaning
industry, and consequently ISSA, change the way the world views cleaning. To appreciate these members’ outstanding loyalty, ISSA presents Milestone Members with a special gift, photo opportunity, and short interview, at the Milestone Member Ceremony conducted at the annual ISSA North America Trade Show.

Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Award

The One Show with the Power to Change the Way the World Views Cleaning.

Trade Show Executive (TSE)'s Gold 100 is the annual ranking of the largest trade shows each year, and ISSA Show North America truly sets the Gold Standard for the industry with one of the largest exhibit floors of the year. As the show continues to grow we hope to continue to pave the way in advancing the industry and changing the way the world views cleaning.

TSNN Top Trade Show of the Year Award

Stronger Together at ISSA Show North America 2020

Trade Show News Network (TSNN)’s Top Trade Show of the Year Awards lists all of the shows based in the United States that are ranked by overall net square footage. ISSA Show North America is honored to be ranked in the top 100 over the years and continues to strive in bringing you an essential show for the advancement of the professional cleaning and hygiene industry.