Thank you for attending and exhibiting at the 2010 Supply Line biannual trade show. Over 1,300 jan-san industry members attended the two day event at the Taj Mahal Etess Arena on May 5 and 6 in Atlantic City. Immediate feedback was very positive with many exhibitors and attendees stating this was one of the best shows in years.

NJSSA Golf Outing
Sixty-eight golfers teed off at Harbor Pines Golf Club on May 4. First Place Low Gross winners were Greg Baumgardner (Penn Jersey Paper), Larry Maggie (City Supply), Fran McNamee (Waterbury), and Eric Sorlie (Waterbury). Second Place went to the team of Bill Violand (Clean Max/Tacony) and Doug Anderson, Jim Fuchs, Adam Morlott all of Sempermed USA.

Greg Baumgardner also won the Straightest Drive; Mike Hornish (ITW Dymon) was the Longest Drive winner, and John Castaldo (SAMCO) took home the Closest to the Pin prize.

Our thanks to Golf Outing sponsors: Banner Chemical, Seko Dosing, R3Tec, and Unger Enterprises.

ISSA ICE Certification Seminar on May 4 was attended by 43 industry members. Dave Frank of the American Institute of Cleaning Sciences conducted the session and attendees took the certification exam at the end of the program. Fourty-one participants received their ICE certifications.

Frank also conducted a seminar for cleaning contractors/distributors on May 5 entitled “How to Reduce Cleaning Costs” (pick up photo). Twenty lucky cleaning professionals who attended the seminar and the show won new vacuum cleaner systems from show sponsor Hoover/TFI.

“The Wednesday morning seminar at Supply Line 2010 on cost savings for environmental services was excellent. The presentation by David Frank, President of the American Institute for Cleaning Sciences, was one of the finest education programs I have ever attended at any association/organization/company event.

Our visit to the trade show opened the once a year window to new products, improved machines, an opportunity to measure "Green Cleaning" against our resources of time, durability, cost, effectiveness, ease of use. We identified several items for consideration and purchase. We all met and talked with the company representatives especially for the products we now use, a special opportunity.

The NJSSA and the NESSA are to be complimented and commended for arranging such a valuable event and experience.”

Jane G. W. Parker, Ed. D., R.E.H., Assistant Environmental Services Manager/Education & Training Coordinator
Physical Plant-Environmental Services
UMDNJ-University Hospital

NJSSA President’s Reception & Membership Meeting
NJSSA President Peter Davidson (Leading Edge Associates) welcomed exhibitors and members to the President’s Reception held on May 4 in the Taj Mahal. Davidson reported on the state of the association and presented board service plaques to 2006-8 President Fred Schimanski (Cleansmart/Select Wholesalers) and 2007-9 Treasurer Patrick Amato (Premier Marketing). Dan Josephs (Spruce Industries), Board Vice President and Chair of the Legislative Committee, updated members on the progress toward passage of a Green Schools bill and introduced special guest Atlantic County Senator Jim Whalen who serves on the NJ Senate Education Committee.

2010 Bob Stader Award
Barbara Casse-Bender, President of BCB Janitorial in Hackensack, NJ, was selected by the NJSSA Board of Trustees to receive the 4th NJSSA Bob Stader Lifetime Achievement Award. She was presented with this prestigious award at the President's Reception, May 4th at 6pm in The Taj Mahal Hotel Casino & Spa during NJSSA’s Biannual Supply Line trade show in Atlantic City, NJ.

Casse-Bender served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Sanitary Supply Association and was responsible for reinvigorating the Supply Line trade show in the 1990s. She was one of the original creators of the Association’s Operation Clean Sweep program of community service and helped the association fund two ISSA Scholarships to worthy New Jersey area students. She also served on the Board of Directors of the International Sanitary Supply Association, serving as a District Director from 1999-2001 and as Secretary of the ISSA Board from 2003-2005.

Casse-Bender could not attend the event and her son Rich Casse accepted the award for her. “My mother wanted me to thank you all for this prestigious honor and to say she wished she could be here in person to once again be a part of the Supply Line show,” stated Casse. The award was presented by Ann Stader in memory of Bob Stader, a founding member of NJSSA.