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December 12, 2011

Traditionally, December has been a lull month in terms of editorial offerings from us at Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine.

However, in not wanting to remain stagnant for too long, we have decided to shake things up a bit.

This issue still contains the Directory Of Manufacturers And Distributors and the Directory Of Associations and Conventions, but will also include some insightful analysis from our editorial staff.

Having conversed with numerous industry professionals — from in-house professionals to building service contractors (BSC) and manufacturers to consultants — in the past year, we feel that we have a firm grasp on the current and developing trends shaping our industry.

Our thoughts on the 2011 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show, general industry happenings and events reported in the news can all be read in this issue.

We strive to deliver you the highest quality content in numerous formats on a consistent basis to make your job easier, more intuitive and, ultimately, more fulfilling.

Expanding the issue you are currently reading to better reflect our stated aims is our way of saying, "Thank you for your continued patronage and unbridled enthusiasm in our products."

We have some exciting things in store for 2012 and, without letting the cat entirely out of the bag, let me just say that we will continue to do what we do best — only better.

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The Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine community is only as effective as its participants.

As such, we highly encourage you to frequent our Bulletin Board, podcast series and blog page to hear what your peers are doing and to offer informational tidbits everyone can use to raise the professionalism of our industry.

If you have a particular concern or a unique solution to a common problem, chances are good that others could benefit from your knowledge.

Comment on blog posts, share podcasts with your colleagues and ask pertinent questions to fellow industry professionals on our forum.

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There is content available through our social media streams that is not provided elsewhere in our print or online offerings.

In other words: Take full advantage of everything Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine has to offer.

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