1-800-SWEEPER Blog

Nov 26, 2019

Cleaning Up After Kid Rock

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When Jason Lucht at Progressive Sweeping in Toledo, Ohio first got the call to look at quoting the cleanup efforts after a Kid Rock concert, there was much enthusiasm for the project. After all, Kid Rock hails from “just up the road” in Detroit, Michigan.

Kid Rock’s show was the headlining event of Bash on the Bay — a full-day event organized for the third time on Put-In-Bay, arguably Ohio’s most popular island. Past Bash on the Bay events had featured Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith. The August 2019 five-act show featuring Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker was being described by the concert promoters as the biggest concert in the history of the island with more than 15,000 people expected to attend.

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Oct 23, 2019

2019 Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo

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The premier industry conference for sweeping contractors and manufacturers in North America will take place in Atlanta, GA in two weeks. Starting on November 7th, 2019, ​ the Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo will include an incredible line-up of heavy equipment manufacturers and service companies that cater specifically to the power sweeping industry.

The Sweeper Summit started in 2012 as 1-800-SWEEPER’s annual meeting and has grown to become not only an annual meeting, but an equipment show for the industry as well. This an annual must-attend event not only incorporates hands-on equipment displays but also has an educational component specific to the sweeping industry. Attendees learn from a variety of classes and panel discussions and enjoy networking with other professions who will share knowledge to help your business boom!

The complete agenda includes a welcome cocktail reception, equipment demonstrations, educational classes & industry-led panel discussions. Breakfast, lunch and a dinner reception for attendees is also included during the 2.5 day event.

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Jul 29, 2019

Is it Time to Hit PAUSE on Using YouTube to Embed Videos on Your Website?

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1-800-SWEEPER Partners can contact Ben Steyer at 419-708-7806 with any questions about these tech tips or their company’s specific digital marketing programs.


As part of an effective, holistic internet marketing presence, more companies than ever are creating and looking to share quality video content.

Some of that creative effort is meant to showcase capabilities to prospects via LinkedIn, Facebook, or YouTube. In the past 3 years or so, also showing those videos directly on that company’s own website has become much more mainstream.

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Jul 25, 2019

Vendor Partner Updates – Presented June 2019 Denver Mid-Year Meeting

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During the recent Mid-Year Sweeper Meeting in Denver, Andy Williams, 1-800-SWEEPER Business Development Representative presented a quick – but informative – update on new Vendor partnerships, rebates and discount opportunities available to our sweeping service Partner companies.

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Andy introduced an upcoming quarterly webinar series which will be presented by our dedicated ApplicantPro Rep, Sarah Fleagle. Emailed invitations to the webinars will be sent to all 1-800-SWEEPER Partners beginning in July 2019. Sarah and ApplicantPro will be providing training to improve hiring practices and job posting.

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Jul 16, 2019

Municipal Street Cleaning: Best Practices Meets Cost Efficiency

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Services provided by local governments include road repair, street cleaning, trash collection, electricity, and running water. Of these, arguably one of the easiest to successfully outsource with better cost control and a more successful outcome is street sweeping.

Keeping municipal roads swept and sanitary contributes to the safety and well-being of all citizens throughout a municipality. It is also one of the most visible signs of tax money being well (or poorly) spent.

As townships, cities, and counties look for new and innovative ways to stretch tax dollars further, street superintendents are eyeing municipal street sweeping needs with more scrutiny. Buying and maintaining a street sweeper – let alone a fleet – is expensive.

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