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Floor Care Professional
October 2008

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Features
Electrolux Home Care Products welcomes Russell S. Minick as new president
Tacony Corporation acquires assets of Mac Molding Company
ESSCO launches Cirrus Performance Pet Center
Heat up your profits with energy saving heaters!
Conversion Is Key: How to turn a Web site visitor into a customer

Columns
Tabor’s Tidbits by Fran Tabor, A1 Vacuum & Janitorial Supply
Howard’s Hints for Growing Your Business by Howard J. Anderson, Long View Retail Consulting
Guest Editorial by Michael Guld, Author & Keynote Speaker for the 2009 VDTA Las Vegas Convention
Unfair Advantage Retail by Claude Whitacre, The Sweeper Store
THE UN-COMFORT ZONE with Robert Wilson by Robert Evans Wilson, Jr., Jumpstart Your Meeting!
Vacuum World by David Parkes, Electrolux Home Care Products North America
I’ve Been Thinking by Alan Caras, The Vacuum Store in Los Gatos

Industry News
HOST® School Training & Certification program dates announced
Panasonic announces personnel changes

New Products
Sanitaire introduces DuraLite® lightweight upright
Go “Green” with Vac-Yum
AllerAir introduces the AirMedic MCS Air Purifier
New from Phaseda LLC: Multi-function miniature sized toggle switch
Blueair introduces electronic series air purifier line
Panasonic expands OptiFlow line-up with new powerhead canisters
Nobles introduces family of compact cord-electric floor care products

Association News
2009 VDTA Las Vegas Convention Information
2009 Hall of Fame Nomination Form
2009 VDTA/Epstein Scholarship Application

Member Benefits
Savings and Quality Service: Roadway

Business Corner
Outsourcing payroll? Don’t forget your tax responsibilities