1-800-SWEEPER Blog

Great coverage of 1-800-SWEEPER Partner Ecosweeping

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Congrats to Mark and Becky Chamberlain, 1-800-SWEEPER Partners at EcoSweeping in Colorado Springs, CO. They were featured in the April 2020 issue of North American Sweeper. In addition to the full back-story on how Mark started EcoSweeping, he tells the story of connecting with his mentor Kerry Armstrong, who, along with wife Marsha and son, Mitch, runs Armstrong Sweeping out of Denver, CO.

For those not familiar – Colorado Springs boasts an even higher elevation than the “Mile High” city and is situated between Denver to the South and Pueblo to the North.

Mark and Sam Chamberlain of EcoSweeping Inc.

Mark and Sam Chamberlain of EcoSweeping Inc.

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The 1-800-SWEEPER’s National Pavement Maintenance Leadership Academy Graduates its First Class

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The National Pavement Maintenance Leadership Academy graduated its first class of 17 in Stone Mountain, GA on November 6, 2019. The Leadership Academy is designed to help leaders in the pavement industry succeed through effective management training. Demands in our industry are constantly changing and the Leadership Academy provides essential tools to ensure success. The classes cover the essentials of becoming an effective leader; such as effective communication, fundamentals of leadership, conflict management, problem solving, motivating and accountability. Led by nationally recognized executive coach John Lankford of Premier Executive Forums, the Leadership Academy is a first-class program.

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Sweeper Summit 2019 Wrap-up

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From the opportunity to share information and knowledge with fellow power sweeping company leaders, to fantastic educational opportunities with ideas that can be implemented immediately by Partners, the Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo, produced by 1-800-SWEEPER with Title Sponsor Elgin, has become a must-attend event. The following recap includes many of the highlights of this year’s successful event.

On Tuesday, the final in-person session was held for the inaugural class of 17 people who participated in the National Pavement Maintenance Leadership Academy, or NPMLA. This unique leadership training program was developed and implemented by 1-800-SWEEPER and John Lankford, of Premier Executive Forums, and Julie Kowalski, a highly accomplished performance strategist and speaker. Julie and John kicked off the Leadership Academy on February 15th, 2019 in Detroit, MI. Attendees had 3 sessions held “on location” with additional training through a combination of online classes, e-learning and individual and group coaching and mentoring sessions.

Benchmarking Amongst Peers

Tom Noon, of Industry Insights, presented the 1-800-SWEEPER Partners with their 2018-2019 Benchmarking results. Tom’s amazing session allowed participating partner companies to share detailed data which is then combined to present an amazing set of sweeping industry-specific statistics. This allows participants to see where their company is positioned within a multitude of financial metrics and industry key performance indicators related to costs, employment taxes and more. Highly anticipated each year, the Benchmarking study is a key benefit that sets 1-800-SWEEPER Partners apart from other companies in the power sweeping services industry.

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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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