Industry Awards

See the Best in the Industry Recognized

Each year the commercial and institutional cleaning industry honors leading industry experts through various awards. These awards are designed to recognize the vitally important work carried out by individuals and companies that are performing their functions to the highest possible standards. The awards listed below cover all segments of the industry and are awarded during ISSA Show North America. View this year's finalists and the past award winners for a variety of industry awards.

Innovation Awards Program

Presented by ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Association

Over the past 11 years, the Innovation Awards Progam has continued to be the driving force behind preparing the global cleaning community for the future of cleaning.

As the only comprehensive platform for the cleaning industry, companies can take the stage by showcasing their products and educating industry professionals on new solutions that address key challenges throughout the industry. 

Together, we can work to advance cleaning and drive innovation.

The Innovation of the Year Award

Nominated by an esteemed panel of judges and is presented to the company that showcases the most innovative solution for the year in the Innovation Showcase.

Innovation Awards Category Awards

Selected based on the most votes received through online voting from August 17 - November 3. Award Winners are announced at the show during the Lunch & Learn.

Professional Image Awards

Presented by ARCSI, a Division of ISSA

This year, the awards will be presented to the winners at the Evening Roundtables. The Professional Image Awards consists of the Professional Cleaner of the Year Award Presented by PerfectClean and the Chairman’s Award presented by ARCSI, a Division of ISSA, and provides the residential cleaning community with the perfect opportunity to recognize the extraordinary people around us. 

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 Las Vegas!

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!

Ann Langdon Award

Presented to the IEHA Hawaiian Island chapter. Established in 1962 as an incentive for IEHA chapters to certify their membership, this award is presented annually at the association convention to the chapter with the largest percentage increase of certified members. 

Chapter President Award

Presented to Mary Vogenthaler, RESE (Chicago chapter), Gloria Strauthers, RESE (Georgia Coastal chapter), for outstanding leadership, chapter growth, and service to the association.

Charles Miller Award

Presented to the West Region. Established in 1992, this award is presented to the region for the largest percentage increase in registered members during the current year.

Father Hindel Award

Presented to the IEHA Northern California chapter. Established in 1992 as an incentive for IEHA chapters to continue to promote education. The award is present annually to the chapter with the largest percentage increase in registered members during the current year. 

IEHA Executive Director’s Award

Presented to Eric Bates, MESRE, and Charline Gooley, RESE the Deming Institute, Kaivac, Tersano, SCETT Fund In grateful appreciation for your support and contributions to the IEHA mission and the overall environmental services industry.

IEHA Member and Chapter Achievement Awards

IEHA, a division of ISSA, continues to push facility management professionals to excel. Recipients of the slate of IEHA awards were recognized during IEHA’s 53rd Annual Conference and Convention November 21, 2019, during ISSA Show North America in Las Vegas.

Membership Award

Presented to the IEHA Alamo chapter for the highest percentage increase in total membership.

Secretary of the Year Award

Presented to Michaele Kujath, Cornhuskers chapter secretary, for exceptional service to the chapter and association.  Thank you for the hard work and sacrifices made during the year in service to the chapter and IEHA.

The Harry Kendrick Humanitarian Award

The award is presented to an individual or a chapter that has a commitment to volunteerism.  It is within that spirit that we give the best of ourselves to others. 

William D. Joyner Special Achievement Award

Presented in grateful appreciation of commitment to education, the environmental services industry, and IEHA.  

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 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.