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PWNA 2014

Posted by Linda Chambers on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

Although it was a little later in the year for the annual Power Washers of North America convention, so that it could coinside with CETA in Orlando, FL, it was a good event.

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We again were a sponsor, an exhibitor and this year a speaker for not one but two breakout classes.

This year on Saturday November 1st was the day for the paid PWNA certification classes to be held. There were seven different classes in all covering many aspects of pressure washing; Wood Restoration, Fleet Washing, Roof Cleaning, House Washing, Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning, Flatwork and even an OSHA Lift Certification.

Held again for the third year at the Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South hotel, attendees enjoyed, nighty happy hours, good food, great accomidations and of course pleanty of local activities for the families of the attendees.

The two classes I gave were on "Chemical Safety" and "How to set up for OSHA training".

OSHAsign Both of which are often overlooked and interconected topics. I hope to give these classes again next year and at other events. We also had little supprise gifts for the attendees of corded safety ear plugs, and a mini container of bandaids. 

Soap Warehouse gave to the PWNA auction two 10 lb pails of the product of the winners choice to help raise funds for the PWNA general fund. The bidding winners were; Jonathan Fister who chose our Truck Wash Powder and Jay Jenkins who chose our Hard Surface Cleaner Powder.

Our Booth Drawing Prize was a professional 1 minute video valued at $795 that was won by Bill Mahan of Liquid Corp Services.

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 I hope to get to see and meet more Soap Warehouse customers at our next event.

 

 

Tags: convention, chemical safety, Trade Show, PWNA, OSHA training

PWRA and WCRA was a great event.

Posted by Linda Chambers on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

We just finished the PWRA/WCRA convention in Nashville, TN August 8and 9th held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.

We had a great turn out at our booth. There were over 300 attendees and 30 vendors that exhibited. 

We sold sample size quarts of many of our favorite exterior products and had a drawing for two $100 product gift cards and one, 60 second professional video, valued at $695.00.

The winners of the gifts cards were: Joe Hiryak of Fayettevile Window Washing from Fayetteville Arkansas and Mike Willard of Dirt Zero from Nixa, MO.

The lucky winner of the free business video was Peggy and Terry Miller of Tegrey Family of Coatings from Canton, OH.

The resort is beautiful and attendees loved the venue. This show will be moving next year to the Washington D.C. area but at this time we are not planing to attend. We will move on to another show and closer to home but know it will again be a quality event, so if you can, make plans to attend.

 

 

 

Tags: convention, PWRA, WCRA, Nashville

UAMCC NCE Cleaning Expo in Orlando

Posted by Linda Chambers on Wed, Aug 06, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

This is the season for cleaning industry trade shows. This past week Soap Warehouse was a sponsor of another of the UAMCC's events. This one was the big National East event that was held Aug 1&2 in Orlando, Florida.

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Even though we could not be there we are a sponsor and we did send two $100 product gift cards that were given away to two local Florida Companies.

The first went to Patrick Anthony of "A Tampa Bay Pressure Washing" from Valrico, FL.

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and the second went to David D'Eramo of "CentraFlo" from Winter Springs, FL.

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This coming weekend we will be in Nashville for the PWRA National Convention and then we are right back home to do our own event for the UAMCC for Atlanta, here in Lawrenceville, on Saturday Aug 23rd. We have a great line up in store for the companies that attend.

We will have a CPA to discuss how you should set up your business for taxes, we will have speakers to talk about customer retention, chemical safety, how to trouble shoot pumps, how to set up OSHA training, Social Media, plus more and a quick building wash demo to start the day off at 9:00 prior to the classes starting at 10:00.

Remember as a UAMCC paying member you get to attend one free event each year and anyone can attend their first UAMCC event free with a VIP Pass even if you are not a member yet.

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If you missed the event in Orlando and can get to Atlanta for the day in a few weeks be sure to call us for your Free VIP pass. Once you have the pass with your ticket number you just go to the event web page www.uamccevents.com and use it to register for the event that you want to attend. I hope to see you soon.

Tags: UAMCC, Trade Show, convention, event, VIP Pass

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