ISSA Members: FREE
ISSA Members: FREE
February is all about LOVE. Today we are going to talk about why we LOVE working in the cleaning industry — the unique benefits, the opportunities and even the challenges. Get your cup of coffee and let’s talk!
The Residential Cleaning Coffee & Conversation are new monthly Zoom events that bring together our residential cleaning community to talk about crucial issues facing the industry, as well as day-to-day operational and personnel concerns. We all have problems and it’s especially beneficial to talk to someone who is the same boat you are, that has the same experiences as you.
Coffee & Conversation will be the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 am EST.
This month, our special guest will be Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, GBAC Senior Director.
Interested in registering a large group?
For inquries about group ordering, please contact the event organizer.
BVSc, MSc, MPH, CFO, CBFRS, MRCVS
Certified Forensic Operator®️, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®️, Associate Professor, Penn State College of Medicine
Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner has more than 30 years of technical experience in responding to infectious disease outbreaks and emergency management. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine and teaches three 15-week graduate courses on Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Terrorist Emergencies. In 2014 he received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in teaching. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, BBC, Canada CTV, Australia ABC, C-SPAN, and other news outlets to share his expertise on High Consequence Pathogens such as Coronavirus, Ebola, Influenza, Measles, Cholera, Zika and other global health threats. He served 12-years as an Officer in the Australian and British militaries and was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the U.S. CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Global Health Fellow with the United States Agency for International Development in Washington DC.
After working in the corporate world for a few years, I got laid off a few months after 9/11. Having a 4-month-old son, I chose not to go back to the corporate world but to open my own business. I had the desire of helping people; in the corporate world helping others was not the priority. In November 2001, Helping Hands was born. Today, Helping Hands is stronger than ever, employing 45 cleaning technicians and office staff. We service residential and commercial clients in the Chicagoland area.
RJ and his wife Asha have owned PCT Clean for over 16 years. Prior to that, RJ’s family owned a hotel and were responsible for the day-to-day business, including guest services, housekeeping, and grounds keeping. RJ is the first chair of the Residential Cleaning Council, tasked with leading the association through the first two years of its merger with ISSA. RJ continues to serve on the Residential Cleaning Council as the past chair.