Voting is now open for the ISSA Innovation Award Program, which will take place at Issa/Interclean North America, Oct 25 through 28 in Chicago.

The program recognizes the cleaning industry’s most innovative products and services as voted on by cleaning-industry distributors, building service contractors and in-house service providers.

The ISSA Innovation Award Program features new products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers throughout the cleaning industry. Entries are organized in five categories: cleaning agents, dispensers, equipment, services and technology and supplies and accessories. All exhibiting entries will be on display in the ISSA Innovation Showcase at Booth 4606.

“The products and services emerging this year have been fantastic, demonstrating true innovations in the industry,” said John Barrett, ISSA's executive director. “The voters and judges have their work cut out for them in trying to select the winners.” 

Voting for the category awards remains open online through Oct. 21. Voting continues on-site, with show attendees able to view the products in person and cast votes for the Visitors’ Choice awards. The winners of these awards will be announced during the ISSA Innovation Awards Ceremony to be held at the ISSA Innovation Showcase on Friday, Oct. 28, at noon. 

New this year, an overall ISSA Innovation of the Year Award will be presented by Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley icon Steve Wozniak. This overall winner will be picked by a panel of judges with a weighted rating system based on the online and on-site voting results. The panel of judges consists of industry experts, media and member representatives. 

Online voters will be automatically entered into a monthly drawing to win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards. The first five winners will be announced on Sept. 1.

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