Building Success through Facility Managers and Property Managers

What would you call a sales opportunity worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually? We call it the office sector. Getting your share of this enormous market depends on understanding two key roles, those of facility managers and property managers. Their titles may sound alike, but their responsibilities and needs can be quite different. What’s […]

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How to Choose the Right Soap for Your Business

With the arrival of spring comes a new challenge for business owners across the country. While it’s easy to assume cold and flu season disappears with the snow, employees and building guests are still susceptible – and carriers! – for bacteria, allergens and viruses. Studies show that the flu doesn’t just affect those left coughing […]

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Difference between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Environment & Task

Picture this: a busy restaurant, a long wait list and a newly-vacant table that needs to be ready for the next guest. The staff are likely clearing the table and trying to quickly turn it around, cleaning and sanitizing the surface as fast as possible. But, are they doing it correctly and efficiently? Maybe in […]

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Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap? Industrial Round-Up

Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap? The top energy play for the last few years has been converting gasoline and diesel-burning motors to run on natural gas. I wrote about that in Energy Forecast 2013-2014: Convert to Natural Gas. Local delivery vans, over-the-road trucks and even farm tractors have been […]

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New Year, New Members: 4 Tips to Show Your Gym’s Strength

The New Year comes fast, and with it so does a newfound motivation for fitness. Each year gyms see an influx of customers, with about 30 percent of all new members coming from the first quarter of the year, and the majority during January. As a result, the beginning of the year is crucial to […]

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Inside Tips for Keeping Hospital Cafeterias Sanitary

With many high-touch surfaces and the constant flow of visitors, “cafeteria” can often mean “bacteria.” The importance of cleaning and sanitizing is compounded when it comes to health care facilities, due to the nature of the environment. Whether at a hospital, clinic or another setting, the following tips can help ensure your dining hall minimizes […]

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Tips for a Green and Clean Work Environment

In the past, products that thoroughly cleaned and sanitized were often considered effective and not given a lot of extra thought. But today we know better. We know that cleaning products can contain chemicals that are harmful not only to the environment, but to humans. There are more ‘green’ options available than ever before, and […]

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Why Purchase New Equipment for Your Restaurant: Foodservice Round-Up

Why Purchase New Equipment for Your Restaurant Purchasing new equipment from a restaurant supply store might not be the first thing on your mind as a restaurant manager, but we can guarantee you that it will come up. It may come from your employees. It may come from your customers. It may even come from […]

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