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Your monthly webinar series keeping you up-to-date with the latest in the commerical, residential and institutional cleaning industry.

What is Going on in Washington?

A Legislative & Regulatory Update

Presented by ISSA Advocacy Fund

Now more than ever, government affairs is impacting the cleaning industry. In 2020, the impact of government—at the federal, state, and local levels—on the cleaning industry became increasing apparent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions such as “am I essential?” and “where can I purchase personal protective equipment?” became commonplace. As the spotlight on the cleaning industry increased during the pandemic so has the visibility and interest from policymakers and regulators. Join us to get the “inside scoop” about what is going on in Washington DC on the top issues facing the cleaning industry such as tariffs, a healthy and safe workplaces tax credit, new OSHA standards, and more.

 

John Nothdurft
Director of Government Affairs
ISSA Government Affairs

John Nothdurft is ISSA’s Director of Government Affairs. He brings more than 14 years of experience working in government affairs, public policy, and advocacy at the federal and state levels to ISSA. He monitors federal and state legislation and regulations for purposes of identifying, analyzing, and tracking issues such as cleaning product ingredient disclosure, hazard communication, disinfectant registration, occupational safety and health, and general business issues such as healthcare, taxation, and labor-related matters for ISSA. John is rebuilding ISSA’s grassroots advocacy efforts by fostering membership involvement in the political process.

 


Laurie-Ann Flanagan
Executive Vice President
DC Legislative & Regulatory Services Inc. (DCLRS)

Laurie-Ann Flanagan is Executive Vice President at DCLRS with over 20 years of experience in the federal legislative and regulatory process. She is a trusted advisor and strategist at DCLRS with expertise in a variety of issues including energy, labor and immigration, pesticides and fertilizers, small business, and water policy. In addition to lobbying government officials, Laurie assists clients with strategic government relations planning. She advises clients on upcoming regulatory and legislative initiatives that could impact their businesses and helps them understand the steps needed to ensure successful advocacy efforts. Laurie earned her master's of business administration from George Washington University in 2001. She graduated from the Catholic University of America magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with both bachelor's and master's degrees in international politics in 1994.


Bill Balek
General Council
ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association

Bill Balek is ISSA’s General Counsel. Bill has more than 30 years of experience working with various laws and regulations that have a direct impact on the cleaning industry including those requirements that relate directly to occupational safety and health, transportation of hazardous materials, hazard communication, the registration and sale of EPA registered products, and the regulation of volatile organic compounds.

About ISSA Government Affairs

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ISSA Government Affairs

ISSA is the only organization advocating for policies that create a pro-business environment where the entire supply chain, from in-house service providers and building service contractors to distributors and manufacturers can operate and grow. We aim to ensure that our advocacy focus closely aligns with specific member needs and concerns based on the issues they face the most.

Our government affairs and regulatory team works tirelessly with federal, state, and local regulators and policymakers to ensure that policies and regulations adopted allow the cleaning industry to be successful, while also providing their customers and the public with a cleaner and healthier environment.

To help advance the interests of the entire cleaning industry we utilize the following strategies:

Educate: Efficiently and effectively educate our members, policymakers, ISSA staff, and the public about the value of cleaning, our industry, and the positive economic and health impact we have on the world.

Engage: Engage our members, policymakers, regulators, the grass roots, staff, and allies on priority issues in a targeted and effective way.

Evaluate: Continually measure, evaluate, and report our advocacy efforts and successes back to our members to show the value of their membership.If you are interested in learning more about ISSA’s advocacy efforts or if you would like to become more involved in our efforts, please contact John Nothdurft, Director of Government Affairs at 847-982-3453 or at [email protected].

The Ultimate Hiring Flywheel

Presented by ISSA | ARCSI, a Division of ISSACONQUER®

In this exclusive ISSA & ARCSI 90 minute webinar, join Brandon Vaughn, Chief Strategist at CONQUER®, who built his own cleaning business from 0 to over $450,000 per month in 6 years - as he shares the secrets to create a hiring flywheel that can perpetually bring rockstar employees into your business on auto-pilot. Leave with a proven strategy that will set you apart from other employers in the battle to attract and retain viciously loyal talent, and a clear path to making your internal customers (your employees) your raving fans.

 

Brandon Vaughn
Chief Strategist
AGS Conquer

For decades, Brandon Vaughn witnessed his own father’s drive and dedication to owning/operating a small cleaning business. For 33 years, his father ran his small business as a single employee. In 2012, his father was diagnosed with a serious illness that prevented him from performing the physical tasks required to keep the business running. Brandon purchased the business with a promise to grow it in order to support his parents. In under 6 seasons, Brandon grew the business from zero to over 70 employees (hiring 25 employees in only 30 days), increasing revenues from $8k/mo to over $450k/mo. In 2017, he was awarded the S.B.A Small Business Person of the Year award for the state of Oregon.

Today, Brandon helps thousands of small business owners systemize and scale their companies through his company CONQUER®, which provides personalized mentorship and training programs for small business owners. Brandon has started a brand new service business from scratch using resources in CONQUER® and has scaled his new service company from 0 to $100,000/mo in only 4 months.

About CONQUER

CONQUER was created as a vehicle to serve and give back through community, clarity and accountability. It’s a revolutionary way to teach mindset, break personal barriers and study with proven leaders, entrepreneurs and service industry business coaches. As Warren Buffet said, “The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself. The more you learn, the more you earn.”We’re a group of certified coaches, service industry CEO’s, and executives here to serve. 


About ARCSI

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Residential Specialty Cleaning Area

ARCSI was established in 2003 to assist residential cleaning service owners in starting, promoting, building, and expanding their businesses. ARCSI merged with ISSA in January 2017 to become ARCSI, a Division of ISSA. As the residential cleaning arm of the worldwide cleaning industry association, ARCSI brings together members in the United States, Canada, and across the world by providing valuable information and opportunities to ensure the growth and development of its members' businesses through education, networking, and collaboration. For more information, visit arcsi.org or call 800-225- 4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.


About ISSA

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ISSA Resource Center

With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world's leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit www.issa.com, join the discussion with ISSA's LinkedIn group, follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account, or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800. 

The New School Environment

When Students & Staff Return

Presented by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association

Join Keith as he discusses what products and protocols should be in place post-pandemic and how to communicate what your facilities team is doing to create a safe and clean environment

As the country moves forward in its recovery from COVID-19, join industry veteran, Keith Watkins, CDF, in our FREE 60-minute webinar as he discusses what products and protocols should be in place post-pandemic and how to communicate what your facilities team is doing to create a safe and clean environment.

Key takeaways:

  • Why implementing multiple layers of prevention in your environment makes sense (Without getting into the weeds related to ASHRAE, SED, Governing Entities)
  • Prioritizing your air & surface program
  • Understanding what this means for your facilities team
  • Identifying areas of concern
  • Communicating your plan of action
Keith W. Watkins, CDF
Assistant Director of Facilities
City School District of New Rochelle

Keith Watkins has 30+ years of experience in New York state public schools related facilities management. CDF Accreditation (certified Director of Facilities 1 of 44 are active in New York), Professional Certificate for School Facilities Planning & Management from MVCC, Past President of NSPMA (2021-21), Past President of NYSSFA (2014-15), in 2021 NSPMA Pat Cochrane Recipient, 2020 NSPMA Plant Manager of the Year, past school board member (Phoenix CSD). Expertise in cleaning for health, surfaces & indoor air quality, staffing and tasking management, facilities assessments, implementation of products and equipment. Keith is a proven leader related to all aspects of facilities, operations & maintenance. 

About ISSA

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ISSA Resource Center

With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world's leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit www.issa.com, join the discussion with ISSA's LinkedIn group, follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account, or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800. 

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