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Bucky Snell
May 15, 2024 Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company

A Return to Sustainability: Trends in Professional Cleaning Programs

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Bucky Snell, the East Coast Building Service Contractor Manager for Spartan Chemical Company, discusses the returning demand for sustainable cleaning and shares that going green is a lot easier and cost-effective than you may think!

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Find the Hidden Sustainable Hygiene Management Solutions
May 6, 2024 Rachel Olsavicky

Find the Hidden Sustainable Hygiene Management Solutions

When adjusting operations to meet new sustainability standards, facility managers should identify existing operations they can optimize to address heightened expectations, and cleaning practices are a great place to get started.

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Jerred Attanasio at Spartan
April 11, 2024 Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company

CleanCheck: The BSC’s Secret to Compliance, Safety, and Employee Retention

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Jerred Attanasio, the director of building service contractors at Spartan Chemical Company, tells us how you can level up your training efforts with CleanCheck in your company.

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Discover the Power of IoT in Streamlining Facility Management
March 13, 2024 Emily Newton

Discover the Power of IoT in Streamlining Facility Management

Utilizing IoT in facility management can streamline operations along multiple fronts, helping to conserve energy, save money, and extend equipment life.

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Debunking Cleaning Automation Myths
November 27, 2023 Faizan Sheikh

Debunking Cleaning Automation Myths

The use of autonomous floor-scrubbing robots can make cleaning floors in facilities dramatically more efficient and cost-effective. But facility managers might shy away from their use, if they believe the myths that surround automation.

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Spartan Video
November 22, 2023 Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company

Spartan Chemical Company: The Industry’s Premier Innovator With Plenty to Showcase

In this episode of Straight Talk!, sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company, Bryan Mangum, Spartan vice president of sales, discusses Spartan’s current innovations and its plans for the future.

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Putting the Employee Break Room to Work
November 13, 2023 Julie Howard & Dan Nirenberg

Putting the Employee Break Room to Work

Whether employers are creating an entirely new break room or working within an existing space, they need to approach its design from an employee-first perspective.

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Considering a Computerized Maintenance Management System?
October 25, 2023 Emily Newton

Considering a Computerized Maintenance Management System?

While a CMMS is a useful facility management tool, how helpful it is depends on which one you use and how you use it.

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sustainability, environmental
October 4, 2023 Stephen P. Ashkin

Go Green at the ISSA Show

With some planning and a little bit of effort, we can all do our part to lower our environmental impact while attending the ISSA Show or other large events.  

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Straight Talk! Cybersecurity
September 14, 2023 Jeff Cross

New Cutting-Edge Cybersecurity Program for ISSA Members

In this episode of Straight Talk!, Bob Pecker of Cyber Controls, LLC, talks about the dangers of cyber criminality and what you can now do about it, thanks to ISSA’s new cybersecurity program, available to all of its members.

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public restroom
July 31, 2023 John Strom

Adapting to New Restroom Solutions

Having trouble transitioning to smart technology for your restrooms? Put it off no more! Check out these five tips that will help you take the leap.

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A Real Estate Executive’s View of Sustainability and the Cleaning Industry
July 18, 2023

A Real Estate Executive’s View of Sustainability and the Cleaning Industry

Steve Ashkin, the founder of The Ashkin Group, interviews David W. Hewett with a focus on property management, sustainability efforts, and the cleaning industry.

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hardwood, wood flooring
July 10, 2023 Rama Sreenivasan

Flooring Contractors Turn to Technology

App-free video technology makes it easy to continue delivering quality service at scale, no matter your team size. All employees need is a smartphone or tablet and internet access.

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Reach Your Operational Goals With Facility Management Software
June 14, 2023 Emily Newton

Reach Your Operational Goals With Facility Management Software

Facility management software (FMS) can help improve a property’s appeal, condition, performance, and earning potential.

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Manage Vehicles, PPE, and More With Digital Inspections
May 26, 2023 Rachael Plant

Manage Vehicles, PPE, and More With Digital Inspections

Fleet management software benefits businesses that not only use vehicles, but also equipment, personal protective equipment, and supplies.

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VoIP system
May 17, 2023 Jim Gustke

Key Questions Cleaning Professionals Should Ask to Choose the Right VoIP Provider

VoIP systems can offer your business a range of advanced features and benefits over a landline phone system. But if you decide that a VoIP system is best, how can you ensure that the system provider is too? By asking these eight questions, you can better determine the right VoIP provider for your company.

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