Category : Sweeper Summit

Nov 4, 2015

Sweeper Summit ’15 Recap


Your 1-800-SWEEPER staff would like to thank all of the vendors, prospective partners and power sweeping company owners / management teams who attended our organization’s fourth annual Sweeper Summit. Once again expertly coordinated by Member Services Administrator Carolyn Bell, this year’s event was held in Phoenix AZ. Based on early feedback, attendees enthusiastically agree the conference was a huge success – educational, enjoyable and memorable!

Sweeper Summit 2015

Unique within our industry, Sweeper Summit has come to represent an opportunity for our membership to share best management practices and deeply understand metrics specific to sweeping service businesses. At the same time, our group continues to get fantastic personalized training, together with old friends and new partners in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

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Dec 4, 2014

Lessons Learned At Sweeper Summit 2014


If you are like most in our group, you probably walked away from this year’s Sweeper Summit with at least one game-changing idea that will have a significant impact on your business in 2015.  For some, a new piece of the puzzle fell into place during the benchmarking session.  Others learned how to leverage the power of LinkedIn or land major accounts.  Still others hit the jackpot while talking with their colleagues from other parts of the country.  Although I learned much from each of the formal presentations, for me, the most interesting idea came in the form of a card exchange.  I was visiting with Lee Miller of Pacific Sweeping after a long day of “Sweeper University” as I call it, and he asked me to make some changes to his content on  The request was simple enough—Lee is rebranding his company and in the process, he changed his business name from Cannon Pacific to Pacific Sweeping to more effectively promote his company.  At the end of our conversation, Lee handed me his business card and proudly pointed out that he dedicated the entire back of the card to highlighting his involvement with 1-800-SWEEPER.  The idea seemed brilliant at the time, and maybe I just don’t collect enough business cards from other partners, but I have to imagine there aren’t many of us following suit.  I asked Lee to explain why he used the entire back side of his business card to promote 1-800-SWEEPER, and his response was so good I decided to share his thoughts with the rest of the group.

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Dec 3, 2013

The Painted Picture: Thoughts on Sweeper Summit 2013


We have had a lot of positive feedback from partners who attended the 2013 Sweeper Summit in Detroit.  Some of this has come by word of mouth, and in other instances, folks have taken the time to write notes.  Michael Wagoner of Cantel Sweeping in Oregon had this to say:


I am back in my office today and just beginning to review with my people some of the things that happened at the Sweeper Summit.  I have to tell you, I haven’t been this excited about the future of my business and our industry for some time.  Your vision (Painted Picture) for 1800Sweeper is coming to fruition and I wish to congratulate you for getting it to this level.  Our future is very bright and you deserve to take a bow.

Ok, now get back to work.


Michael’s comments and obvious enthusiasm caught our attention, so we decided to pick up the phone and ask him to expand on his thoughts and describe his journey from being cautiously optimistic and curious about 1-800-SWEEPER to becoming an advocate for our brand.

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Nov 8, 2013

Sweeper Summit 2013: See You In Detroit


sweeper summit 2013 logoThe 2013 Sweeper Summit is just a few days away!  Those who attended the Sweeper Summit last year already have a feel for what this event is all about–fellowship, networking, and most importantly, learning things that we can use to grow our businesses–and ourselves as individuals.    For our newcomers, prepare for an amazing three days.

This year’s sweeper Summit will be bigger, better, and more informative than ever.  Our agenda includes three nationally acclaimed keynote speakers, best practice sessions, vendor displays, and more.  Attendance is open to all 1-800-SWEEPER partners, vendor/partners, and invited guests.  If you haven’t already written down the address for this year’s Sweeper Summit, here are the rest of the details:

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center – 400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI  48243

Safe travels….we hope to see you in Detroit!

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Oct 3, 2013

Introducing Sweeper Summit 2013 Keynote Speaker Dan Lier


sweeper summit 2013 logoThe 2013 Sweeper Summit’s Wednesday morning keynote on Possibility Thinking will be presented by Dan Lier, a best-selling author and internationally recognized motivational speaker who has spent over 20 years presenting over 3,500 talks to companies around the world.  Dan hosts his own TV show titled “Your True Potential” and was a regular on HSN as America’s Coach where he shared his “Strategies for Success” with millions.  Dan has also appeared on The Today Show, Inside Edition, the Howard Stern show, and The O’Reilly Factor.

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