Mikey’s Fest heads to Nashville July 21-23

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NASHVILLE — Mikey’s Fest will return to Nashville July 21-23 for its professional carpet cleaning event, according to a release.

Classes will be held Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22. Please note that there is seating for just 90 attendees in the classroom, so be sure to pre-register to guarantee your seat.

On Saturday, July 23, those in attendance will clean tile carpet, upholstery and area rugs for charity. The event will offer attendees opportunities to try out the latest equipment and methods in a real-world setting with the guidance of some of the best cleaners in the U.S., including truckmounts, low-moisture equipment and other equipment.

Mikey’s Fest will be hosted by Jim Bardwell and John Browning of Pro Care of Nashville as well as Chris Pond of the Cleaner’s Depot and held at their facilities. “Jim and John are marketing geniuses and have loads to share,” the release said. “Tour their operations and pick their brains all for free.”

Industry “super stars” who will present at the even include: Adam Hale, Shawn Bisaillon, Ruth Travis, Robert Pettyjohn, Meg Burdick, Jim Bardwell, John Browning, Tom King, Chris Pond, Tom Monahan, Bryan Tompson and Steven Hoodledink.

“We’ll have a strong rug cleaning emphasis, as [Pro Care has] a nice set up with Centrum Force,” the release added. “Ruth Travis and Robert Pettyjohn will be sharing a tremendous amount of rug knowledge over the three days.”

Vendors currently committed to attend Mikey’s Fest include Cleaners Depot, Sapphire Scientific, HydraMaster, Prochem Kärcher Group, Harvard Chemical Research, Brush Pro, Fiber ProTector, Zipper, Rotovac, Devastator, PMF, Masterblend, Pro’s Choice, Centrum Force, Procyon, CalTools and Service Monster.

Mikey’s Fest tentative schedule of events:


8:30 – 9:30 Jim Bardwell presents “Servicing the Filthy Rich: Who is going to let you in the front door?”

9:45 – 10:45 Meg Burdick presents “Using Service Monster to Get the Phone to Ring.”

Burdick will share many of her strategies behind running Pennsylvania’s premium Burdick’s Cleaning.

11:00 – noon John Browning presents “Systematizing Your Business so You Never Lose a Spray Bottle, a Foam Block or a Customer.”

Browning’s business will be on full display with the mechanisms behind his clockwork.

12:00 to 1:00 Catered Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 Steven Hoodlebrink presents “What is the Googleman Up to THIS Week?”

Website design fundamentals and where and when to wear your black hat.

2:30 – 3:30 Tom King presents “Diversification: What upsells and add-ons are right for you and your company?”

3:45 – 5:00 ADAM HALE

End the day with a smile and a buzz with an award-winning cleaning superstar speaker.

Friday, JULY 22

9:00 – 10:00 Chris Pond presents “Designing the Perfect Truckmount and Layout Configuration.”

Learn Pond’s thoughts on how to choose the best unit for your business and see his new innovative shelf and rack system in action.

10:15 – 11:00 Bryan Thomson presents “Training Your Techs or Yourself to Be a Tile and Stone God.”

Problem solving, advanced techniques and preparation for Saturday’s hands-on cleaning.

11:15 – 12:30 Tom King presents “Hiring Strategies to Save You Time, Money and Grey Hairs.”

Learn from the best on how to weed out the dregs.

12:30 – 6:00 BBQ lunch, live music and vendor trade show

1:30 – 5:00 Tom Monahan, Ruth Travis and Robert Pettyjohn present a Rug Workshop

Class and hands-on and feet-on time are offered in the ProCare facility and Monahan’s Mobile Rug Cleaning Plant.

Saturday, JULY 23

9:00 – ? All hands on deck at the Brown’s Center for Autism

Charitable hands-on cleaning of carpet, upholstery and rugs using the latest equipment and methods.

For more information, visit mikeysboard.com.

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