Category Archives: Networking

Registration Now Open for The Experience

The Experience Conference & ExhibitionRegistration is now open for The Experience Conference & Exhibition, to be held April 24-26, 2017 at the Hilton Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. ICRA Members who register before April 3 can purchase registration for the discounted price of $199. For more information, visit or call 888-881-1001 x12. We look forward to seeing you next April!

Mid-South Professional Cleaners Association Regional Meeting

MSPCA Regional MeetingMSPCA has a regional meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 12 through Friday, March 13 at Sunbelt in Raleigh, North Carolina.

9:00-3:30 Working with Mold; How to Survive an OSHA Inspection; Trailer Mounted Desiccant “hands on”; and more

9:00-12:00 Industry Updates; Panel of Experts; Networking

Stay up-to-date in the cleaning & restoration industries, network with peers, and re-energize.

Meeting cost is $150 for first attendee, $125 for any additional attendees if you register by March 1st. After March 1st, the cost is $200 for any attendee. $225 at the door. No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Visa/Mastercard only.

Location: Sunbelt USA, 4211-C Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604

Contact: or call 1-800-827-2278.
To register online, visit

*MSPCA serves Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. To join, visit their website

Networking by Association: Goals for 2015

The following articles and tips are meant to inspire, guide, and teach through the sharing of ideas. Please take a moment to review the input of our ICRA regional associations below so that you may also learn and share something new with your team.

The following reveals the various goals for 2015 set forth by Presidents of the ICRA regional associations:

Midwest Cleaning and Restoration AssociationMCRA
President, Beth McBride
“My goal for the MCRA in 2015 is to provide more educational, professional and networking opportunities for our members. Another continuing goal is to increase our membership. Providing these various opportunities will aide in membership growth and retention.”

-Beth McBride, MCRA President
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Cleaning and Restoration AssociationCRA
President, Gabe Whitney
“With the ever-changing atmosphere of our industry, my goal as president of CRA is to develop a strategic plan for our association. Specifically, I would like to see the planning process include:

  • Getting input from CRA members to insure the association is meeting their needs
  • Develop a plan of action, with specific goals and objectives that will provide strategic direction for CRA’s long term success
  • Assess resources that help us better align with other industry trade groups and strengthen our trade alliances”

-Gabe Whitney, CRA President
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Professional Association of Cleaning and RestorationPACR
President, Steve Moran
“My goal as President of PACR this year is to stress the importance of joining and being active in a trade association. Learning from mentors, leaders and business owners who have been there, done that is much easier than recreating the wheel. You will find we are all in the business of raising the standards of the industry together and not so much competitors.

In the beginning it was the Trade Associations that introduced certified training to the cleaning & restoration industry. Today that continues as we advance with the ICRA designed Performance Assessment Programs. Nothing is more important than knowing that the technicians we are sending out into the field to do the tasks are physically and mentally prepared to provide the professional standard of quality our clients deserve. This provides peace of mind to the business owner as much as to the client.”

-Steve Moran, PACR President
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New York Rug Cleaner's InstituteNYRCI
President, Ed Schnopp, Jr.
“My goal as president is to entice new members , to improve our website and to gain more of a presence in our industry.”

-Edward Schnoop Jr., NYRCI President
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Society of Cleaning and Restoration TechniciansSCRT
President, Gary Glenn
(My goal as president is) “To be retired as President in April. As always we are looking at getting more benefits for our members and growth of our organization. We also want to be a active part in the growth of ICRA.”

-Gary Glenn, SCRT President
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