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ISSA, ARCSI members approve merger
The memberships of ISSA and the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI) have voted to approve the resolution to merge. As approved by the memberships, the merger becomes effective 1st January, 2017, and ARCSI will be officially known as 'ARCSI, A Division of ISSA'.
"We couldn't be more excited about this merger and the benefits, resources, and power it will bring to our membership," says ARCSI CEO Ernie Hartong (pictured).
"Drawing on ISSA's resources, we will be able to grow our membership and provide wider options for education programming. We are also poised to drive the message to consumers of the benefits of using a professional residential cleaning company and, with the support of ISSA, we can bring that to fruition."
Under terms of the agreement, ARCSI members will retain their ARCSI memberships, but those memberships will expand to include global ISSA membership and benefits. Now finalised, the arrangement will give ARCSI members access to ISSA member benefits, including expanded educational opportunities, market exposure, networking opportunities, business tools and data, and other industry information.
ISSA executive director John Barrett (pictured) says of the agreement: "ISSA's mission is to change the way the world views cleaning in all sectors of the industry.
"The line between commercial and residential cleaning has grown closer in recent years, and the merger of ISSA and ARCSI is yet another move toward creating one strong, unified, industry."
ARCSI was established in 2003 to assist residential cleaning service owners in starting, promoting, building, and expanding their businesses. With members in the US, Canada, the Philippines, Australia and throughout Europe, the association is committed to providing valuable information to ensure the growth and development of its members' businesses through education, networking, and collaboration.
10th November 2016