Category : Partner news

Aug 14, 2017

Putting the “Hi” in Hiring

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We’re Hiring! Nothing says company growth quite like a HELP WANTED sign. And sometimes, taking your message right to the streets is the best way to get word out there. Enter the humble truck magnet…

To help increase the number of job applicants who have a clean driving record, Carolyn Bell is sending out samples of magnetic signs you can use on your vehicles. The magnets let people who see our vehicles on the road know that we are “on the grow” and encourage potential job applicants to visit the 1-800-SWEEPER jobs web page. On that page, pre-applicants can check out our Night Sweeper and Day Sweeper orientation videos and even communicate with us.

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Jun 26, 2017

Monthly Photo Contest – Show Off Your City and Sweepers

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Announcing a new opportunity for your sweeper truck operators to submit a photo of a truck and enter a monthly drawing for $100 worth of Amazon Gift cards!

We’re looking for ways to show off our Partner’s vehicles sporting the 1-800-SWEEPER phone number. We figured the perfect way to get some colorful pictures is to have sweeper operators take pictures and submit them directly through the website. Cell phone pictures are fine!

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Aug 29, 2016

New Partner Profile – West Michigan Sweeper

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west-michigan-sweeping-logoBefore they were even officially on board as a 1-800-SWEEPER Partner company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mat and Stephanie Andrews had the opportunity to attend a 1-800-SWEEPER Regional meeting outside Chicago in April. It was at that meeting, sharing information, strategies, and operating tips with other like-minded members of the 1-800-SWEEPER Partner companies, that Rich Katz of TKG Environmental Services Group suggested an educational approach to selling sweeping services to property managers contrasting Common Area Maintenance Costs (CAM) vs. capital costs.

Right then and there, Mat was sold on becoming part of the shared bond that exists between members of the 1-800-SWEEPER extended family of companies.

10 years prior, Mat was a project manager at a security company and had looked at purchasing an existing sweeping company in the Grand Rapids, MI area. When that deal fell through, Mat and Stephanie didn’t abandon the shift to entrepreneurship – they simply delayed it.

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Aug 11, 2016

Sweeper Swag – Wear It Loud & Proud!

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The Sweeper Swag Store is the exclusive place for you to purchase all types of 1-800-SWEEPER branded products that can be co-branded with YOUR sweeping company logo. We have received numerous requests from Partner companies to “get some of that cool swag” worn and carried by folks from 1-800-SWEEPER HQ.

Now, available in a link from our website, we have put together a portal where it is super simple and economical to purchase embroidered or screen-printed clothing, mugs, and more!

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From stainless steel tumblers to can koozies, men’s and women’s fleece jackets to professional button-down shirts, to sweatshirts and tee-shirts, the Sweeper Swag store has a ton of selections.

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Jul 14, 2016

Regional Meetings – Two More Opportunities to Attend

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If you have not yet ben at a regional meeting this spring or summer, mark your calendar. Join fellow 1-800-SWEEPER partners, staff and vendors August 11, 2016 in Virginia Beach, VA or September 14, 2016 at a meeting hosted by Schwarze Industries in Huntsville, AL. One of the most requested items at Sweeper Summit was additional opportunities to interact with other sweeping company owners and managers who are partners in our organization.

So far in 2016 we have held well-attended Regional Meetings in Columbus, OH, Elgin, IL, Bridgeport, CT, Charlotte, NC and Las Vegas, NV. The events have typically run from ~8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with breakfast and lunch served. Complete agenda details and specific information for each meeting are sent two weeks prior to each meeting date.

In addition to an opportunity to share best practices, participants at the individual meetings have had the opportunity to get hands-on access to training and new materials related to some of our most recent Vendor additions like Fleetio, ApplicantPro, StormWater One, , and United Rotary Brush. If you haven’t already attended, we encourage your participation at one of the remaining regional roundups leading up to Sweeper Summit 2016!

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