2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program Adds Entries

September 19, 2018 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program Adds Entries

Voting continues for contenders—including several last-minute entries—in the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program at The program recognizes the cleaning industry’s most pioneering products and services as voted on by cleaning-industry professionals.

Entries are organized into five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies and Accessories. Each entry is competing for honors in its own category and, ultimately, the 2018 ISSA Innovation of the Year Award.

“The entries for 2018 are exciting visions for the cleaning industry going forward,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “The ISSA Innovation Award Program is a positive way to identify and spotlight new trends in the cleaning industry and the companies that produce these advances.”

The October 15, 2018, voting deadline is fast approaching. All distributors, building service contractors, in house service professionals, and residential cleaners are urged to cast their votes at

Vote and Win
Online voters are automatically entered monthly drawings; five winners each month from August through October receive a US$50 prepaid MasterCard.

August winners are:

  • Terry Clark – Glory Professional Cleaning Service
  • Jack Robertson – Robertson Sales Associates
  • Paul Sumner – Mancon, Inc.
  • Rick VanderKoy – Secure Clean Building Services, Inc.
  • Hal Warren – COS Business Products

The Big Reveal
The winners of the ISSA Innovation Category awards will be announced at the Team ISSA Welcome Reception the evening of Monday, October 29, 2018, at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas TX, kicking off the ISSA Show North America 2018, which takes place October 30-November 1.

The prestigious 2018 ISSA Innovation of the Year Award will be determined based on a combination of the online voting results and the ballots of a panel of  judges, including cleaning industry experts, media, and veteran ISSA member representatives. All awards will be presented during the 2018 ISSA Innovation Awards Ceremony taking place at 1:00 p.m. (CT) Thursday, November 1, in the ISSA Innovation Marketplace, Booth 3405.

Up Close & Personal
Entries in the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program will be on display in the ISSA Innovation Marketplace, Booth 3405, October 30-November 1, during the three days when the exhibition floor is open during ISSA Show North America 2018.

Visitors to the booth will have their badges scanned and be automatically entered to win the grand prize: a four-night hotel stay and All-Access Pass registration to ISSA Show North America 2019 in Las Vegas, NV, November 18–21, 2019.

“On behalf of ISSA staff and the entire cleaning industry, I thank the innovative companies who are participating in the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program,” Barrett stated. “Their efforts help drive our industry forward and position cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and their own bottom lines.”

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