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Straight Talk: Living Wage Program Strategies for BSCs
Jeff Cross | July 20, 2022

This year, Straight Talk! has been delving into how employers paying workers living wages can benefit everyone throughout the whole cleaning industry...read more


Straight Talk: The Value and Impact of Cleaning Industry Standards
Jeff Cross | July 18, 2022

Every cleaning professional is familiar with standards. These rules and regulations assist with the benchmarking of work, validating services, and allowing organizations...read more


Straight Talk: The High Cost of Oil & Rising Insurance Premiums
Jeff Cross | June 29, 2022

The rising cost of oil in recent months has impacted every aspect of the cleaning industry. Some of the costs are obvious,...read more


The ISSA Impact: Consensus Group
Jeff Cross | June 28, 2022

The latest edition of the ISSA Impact, the fifth in a series, highlights Consensus Group, a family-owned full-service provider based in the...read more


Reinstated Superfund Excise Tax Imposed on Certain Chemical Substances
Bill Balek | June 22, 2022

Manufacturers and distributors of cleaning products may soon see surcharges related to the Superfund Excise Tax on invoices in the not-too-distant future....read more


A Cycle of Continuous Improvement
Debbie Good | June 20, 2022

Lately, I have heard the phrase “new normal” quite a bit. I am sure you have too. The changes brought to us...read more


A Family’s Battle with Cancer
Lucy Lee | June 17, 2022

A cancer diagnosis can put a heavy strain on the time, energy, and finances of patients and their families. While they struggle...read more


Can Authentic Green Products Come from ‘Bad’ Companies?
Stephen P. Ashkin | June 15, 2022

The cleaning industry is comprised of outstanding companies, many of whom are rightly recognized as global leaders. These are indeed “good” companies...read more