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IEHA release 8.4

August 04, 2011
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Nominations Open for IEHA’s 2011 Unsung Hero Award, in conjunction with International Housekeepers Week

Westerville, OH — The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Unsung Hero Award. This award is presented to frontline workers in the cleaning and custodial industry who show exemplary initiative in going “above and beyond” their call of duty. Because the work of frontline staff often goes largely unrecognized, IEHA’s Unsung Hero Award assists in bringing more attention to cleaning departments in institutions across the globe.

If you know someone who has stopped a robbery by pointing out suspicious individuals who seem out of place, someone who came to work and saved the company thousands of dollars in restoration costs when a flood hit or someone who smelled smoke and took action to stop a fire, nominate them for the Unsung Hero award. To nominate, please e-mail, and submit a paragraph explaining why you feel this individual is deserving of the award. Nominations are due by Tuesday, September 6, 2011. The recipient will have their story printed in Executive Housekeeping Today magazine and will receive a complimentary one-year membership to IEHA, along with a $200 cash prize, donated by longtime IEHA member Alan Bigger, REH.

The Unsung Hero award winner will be named during International Housekeepers Week, September 11-17, 2011. Since 1981, IEHA has set aside one week per year for all to focus attention and recognition on the professional housekeepers working in facilities such as hospitals, hotels, state facilities, colleges/schools and many others who maintain a cleaner, safer, healthier environment for us all each and every day. IEHA invites you to join in the spirit of International Housekeepers Week by giving recognition to the professionals in your housekeeping department. Official IHW motivational tools, such as buttons, T-shirts and posters are available through IEHA’s Online Store at

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), is a 3,500-plus professional member organization for persons employed in facility housekeeping at the management level. The organization was founded in 1930 in New York City, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the State’s capitol, Columbus. Executive Housekeepers are managers who direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. They supervise staffs ranging from a few to several hundred people and handle budgets from a few thousand dollars to millions. IEHA provides members with an array of channels through which they can achieve personal and professional growth. Some are: leadership opportunities; resource materials; education program designation; employment referral service; a Technical Question Hotline (1-800-200-6342); networking; an annual convention and trade show, including several educational sessions; and a monthly trade publication, Executive Housekeeping Today. Please contact IEHA’s Association office at (800) 200-6342 for more details, or go to TODAY!

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