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ISSA Announces ‘Win Your Way to Vegas’ Contest Winners

LINCOLNWOOD, ILISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association,is pleased to announce the winners of its ‘Win Your Way to Vegas’ contest. The contest required entrants to correctly answer five questions based on videos contained in its Insiders’ Guide to Chicago, a special digital-only supplement to the 2012  ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Exhibit Directory.

First place was won by the “tag team” Joyce Dudenhoeffer and Ali Haviland both of Haviland Corp., Linn, MO. They won two free admissions to next year’s ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America show, which takes place November 18-21, 2013, in Las Vegas, NV.

The contest’s runner up was John Lower,assistant managerof general storesfor Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. He won a US$50 ISSA educational coupon good toward upcoming seminars, workshops, or ISSA bookstore purchases. He also won a copy of the popular ISSA E.Z. Trainer Custodial Staff Training Program, and an autographed picture of the 2012 ISSA/INTRCLEAN special speaker B.J. Armstrong, former Chicago Bulls starter of the famous Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippin, Armstrong, and others era.

About the Contest
The contest was designed to help visitors a learn about Chicago and plan their trip to the show by encouraging them to turn to the issue’s Insiders’ Guide to Chicagospecial digital supplement to watch up to 26 short videos covering everything from main attractions and shopping to dining and nightlife. The Insiders’ Guide to Chicagoeven includes a brief tutorial of how to ride the “L” train and interesting and informative short overviews of 12 of the city’s favorite neighborhoods! From October 4 through October 24, 2012, the digital edition has received 85,000 page views and more than 950 click throughs, with the majority received before and after the show.

The Win Your Way to Vegas questions and correct answer are listed below:

• Who earned the title of Best Pizza in the “Chicago Pizza Wars”? Lou Malnati’s
• What is the No. 1 steakhouse in Chicago (Hint: You have to find and watch Part 2!)?Harry Caray’s Steakhouse
• How many stories high is the Willis Tower? (Hint: It used to be called Sears Tower) 110 Stories
• Which "L" train goes against the norm when it loops the Loop? Brown Line (before the CTA color-coded the lines it was known as the Ravenswood Line.)
• In which Chicago neighborhood do you pay off the pin boys? Wrigleyville/Lakevview at Southport Lanes, (one of only 10 hand set bowling alleys in the country)

Answers had to be submitted to Lisa Veeck at mailto:lisav@issa.comby October 19, 2012.

The videos will be available to view and learn more about the great city of Chicago through December1, 2012. To enjoy them, visit

The award-winning ISSA/INTERCLEAN®North America is the only trade show where executives come together from all segments of the jansan industry to do business and gather information to better manage distribution companies, building services companies, and facility management departments. ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and its trade show partner, Amsterdam RAI, produce ISSA/INTERCLEAN shows around the world. ISSA also hosts more than 45 educational seminars and networking opportunities in conjunction with ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America. For more information, visit

Upcoming events include:

  • ISSA/INTERCLEAN Latin America 2013, March 13-15, Mexico City, Mexico
  • ISSA/INTERCLEAN Central & Eastern Europe 2013, April 24-26, Warsaw, Poland
  • ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2013, November 18-21, Las Vegas, USA
  • ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2014, May 6-9, Amsterdam, Netherlands

About ISSA
The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 6,000 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows, in conjunction with its trade show partner Amsterdam RAI, under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN® as well as the popular global Web site It also helps increase professionalism and member success by offering business tools, educational products, industry standards, publications, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry.

The association is headquartered in Lincolnwood, IL, USA, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Leicester, United Kingdom; Monterrey, Mexico; and Shanghai, China. ISSA regularly works with more than 85 associations, alliances, advocacy groups, and government agencies around the world to promote the value of commercial and institutional cleaning. For more information, visit