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Mike Chartier

2008 Sales Achievement Award Recipients

December 31, 2008 - Swish Traditionally, for over 50 years now, has identified and awarded their sales team the honourable titles of "Sales Person of the Year" and "New Account Sales Person of the Year". All criteria of the nominees and awards are based on our business year -- October 1 to September 30. Following are the recognized award winners and honourable mentions for 2008:

Sales Person of the Year

Recognizes the representatives that meet all of their established sales goals and achieving the overall sales program objectives for the year. We are pleased to announce the title of this award to:

Mike Chartier, Winnipeg, MB. - Mike has met all of the criteria and since joining the Swish team in 1997, Mike was winner of this award both in 2007 and now 2008 of this award. Prior to this Mike was also awarded the New Account Sales Person of the Year, 2005 and 2006.

Andrew Platt

New Account Sales Person of the Year -

New Account Sales Person of the Year is one of a set of ten common sense "Sales Truths" that Swish founder, Walter Ambler used in the everyday hands-on approach in the management and development of Swish Maintenance Limited. "The Life Blood of the Company is New Accounts". We are pleased to announce the title of this award to:

Andrew Platt, Whitby, ON. - Andrew has shown this truth is still practiced today being awarded the title. Andrew was winner of this same award in 2007 and prior to this has also been a two (2) time winner of Sales Person of the Year.

Vince Barrett

Clean-it™ Centre Leader of the Year -

The following award now in it's second year recognizes our Clean-it™ Centre Leaders that have met the established goals within their location and achieved all of the overall requirements necessary to support the development and growth of a successful centre. We are pleased to announce this title to:

Vince Barrett, Kingston, ON. Since joining Swish in November 1979, Vince goes beyond service excellence when it comes to meeting our valued customer's needs. By fulfilling other roles over the years, Vince has established a hands on approach, is personable and well respected by his customer base.

Key Contributor Recognition

Also to be recognized for their contribution to our 2008 sales success are the following Sales Team Members:
Mitch Price, Dartmouth, NS
Graham Forsythe, Kingston, ON
Steve Hay, Oakville, ON
Cathy Farley, Peterborough, ON
Graham Folster, Winnipeg, MB

Announcing a New Look to our Splash Page

November 19, 2008 - In the coming year our valued customers and web users can expect to see a number of enhancements we have planned for Some of the changes will be minor (i.e. product additions, deletions, etc) and some major (short videos, expanded resource centre, cross selling and related product ads, etc.)

One of the major changes that we are pleased to introduce happening December 8, 2008 is a new look to our Splash Page.

This new design will stay current with web design and industry trends and also allow us to introduce to you our valued customer new products and sustainable cleaning solutions immediately as they happen.

Please click the link below to download a pdf that outlines the particulars of what you can expect to see on the new splash page. Also included in this pdf is a comparison of the present and new splash page elements and functions.

Please plan to stay tuned for many more exciting happenings planned in the coming year for and enhancements that will permit you as a valued customer and web user to be better served.

More Information and Comparison Document

The 2008 Property Management Exposition & Conference

November 6th, 2008 - Plan to visit us at the Property Management Exposition & Conference. This year is the 20th anniversary and will offer more exhibits, special features, speakers, and networking opportunities than ever before.

As Canada's largest annual property management exposition and conference, the Show will facilitate the exchange of ideas, best practices, and product knowledge that will provide you with strategies and cost effective solutions for managing and operating your buildings. This year Swish will be at booth #1908.

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto ON.

Exhibition Hours: Dec 3rd & 4th: 10am - 5pm and Dec 5th: 9am - 1pm

For more information please see link below

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Entrance Matting/Ice Melter Program 2008

October 21st, 2008 - Cooler weather is fast approaching and the time to prepare for the upcoming winter is now. In this issue we have included some of the necessary items you will need to protect your facility, employees and customers this winter.

Included in this issue is ice melter, spreaders, matting and much more.

Please click the link below or drop into your local Clean-it™ Centre to pick up a copy.

For a downloadable pdf see link Ice Melter Program 2008/2009

Ontario Hospital Association - Health Achieve Exhibition 2008

October 10th, 2008 - Come see us at the OHA Health Achieve Exhibition 2008. The Exhibit at Health Achieve 2008 includes over 8,600 health care leaders and professionals. Last year, this event attracted 8,591 delegates and provided an opportunity for 335 exhibitors to showcase their innovative health care products and services. This year Swish will be at booths #413 & #415.

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto ON.

Exhibition Hours: Nov 3rd & 4th: 9am - 5pm

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Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association - 2008 Trade Show

October 10th, 2008 - Plan to visit us at the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association 2008 Trade Show. This year, the ONPHA Conference will host TWO specialized trade shows. The Property Management Products & Services Trade Show will be held in the International Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza and the Professional Services Trade Show will be held in the Laurier Room of the Marriott Hotel in Ottawa Ontario.

Swish will be at booth #501.

Trade show hours:
Fri Oct 17th: 8am - 5:30pm
Sat Oct 18th: 8am - 4pm

TWO full days of shopping ... TWO specialized trade shows ... and LOTS more!

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Sustainable Cleaning Solutions Update Volume 1, September 2008

September 8th, 2008 - We are pleased to present our new 8 page Sustainable Cleaning Solutions Update. The traditional and reputable Swish Update now has a new look and will focus on sustainable cleaning solutions, our primary suppliers, new and seasonal products in the future.

Each issue will be annouced here, the 'what's new' section of For the most recent update, please click the link below.

Swish Sustainable Cleaning Solutions Update (Sept.2008)

Canadian Manufacturing Week 2008

September 4th, 2008 - Plan to visit us at Canadian Manufacturing Week 2008 the event showcase for design engineering, maintenance products and industrial support services. Swish Booth #408 and #411 will feature everything you need to help lower your procurement costs, increase your productivity, enhance your financial bottom line and make your work place safer and more environmentally responsible.

Located at the International Centre, Halls 1, 2, and 3, Mississauga, ON show hours follow:

Tues Sept 23: 9am - 5pm
Wed Sept 24: 9am - 7pm
Thurs Sept 25: 9am - 4pm

To learn visit

Experience Canada's largest outdoor agricultural exhibition this year in Teeswater, ON

September 4th, 2008 - Throughout various products that support the environment whether it be through manufacturing or within the ingredients have been identified and include our Green Pick icon. Use this as your reference and assurance you are making a truly green choice.

More Information visit

Map of Tent City Layout in .pdf format (click)

Swish takes another green step in the right direction

May 5, 2008 - At Swish we continually strive to offer our customers choice. To add to our present national brand green cleaning chemical line Enviro Solutions we are pleased to introduce our own Swish brand Clean & Green™ line up.

Swish Clean & Green™ products are ECP Certified, contain no dyes, fragrances (except the laundry and odour neutralizer)Butyl?s, Phosphates, Petroleum?s and are all Non Flammable. They also contain water, naturally derived, readily biodegradable surfactants and solvents.

Choose from an extensive line up consisting of the following products:
All Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Surface Cleaner, Dish Detergent, Laundry Detergent, Wood & Laminate Floor Cleaner, Heavy Duty Degreaser, Lotion Soap, Floor Finish, Floor Stripper, Stain & Spot Remover, Carpet Cleaner, Cream Cleanser, Kitchen/Bathroom Sanitizer, Odour Neutralizer.

Plus, we offer the Swish Clean & Green™ Select Green environmental pack that we refer to as a ?sample and save? consisting of Glass & Surface Cleaner, All Purpose Cleaner, Wood & Laminate Floor Cleaner, Cream Cleanser, Bathroom/Kitchen Sanitizer and Dish Detergent all at a very special low introductory price. Get yours today at any Swish Clean-it™ Centre, branch location or click the link below to download a pdf.

Clean & Green Product Offer Sheet

Sustainable Cleaning Solutions Brochure

May 1st, 2008 - Now available our new 12 page Sustainable Cleaning Solutions brochure. Designed to help you plan and implement Green Cleaning, this brochure highlights a broad range of 'green' products ranging from our new Swish Clean & Green™ cleaning chemicals to entrance matting, equipment, micro fibre cleaning systems, waste management systems etc. It also features a Green Question service that you can simply email your questions to [email protected].

Click link below to download the Sustianable Cleaning Solutions brochure.

Sustainable Cleaning Solutions Brochure

is on its way to your city!

April 21, 2008 - Don?t miss this exciting opportunity to see and buy some great deals. We?re clearing out some of our new and all of our used, demo, rental and trade in models of automatic scrubbers, carpet extractors, floor machines, burnishers, sweepers, vacuums, etc on the spot. There will be HUGE DISCOUNTS AND SAVINGS and everything must go.

SALE starts 10:00 am sharp and closes at 1:00 pm to move to next city.
For a list of equipment being cleared out please visit our Clearance Centre.

BARRIE, ON May 2nd
526 Bryne Drive L4N 9P6

2060 Fisher Drive K9J 8N4

WHITBY, ON May 8th
500 Hopkins Street L1N 2B9

2512 Bristol Circle L6H 5S1

LONDON, ON May 13th
540 Admiral Drive N5V 4L5

OTTAWA, ON May 15th
2410 Don Red Drive K1H 8P5

760 Development Drive K7M 4W8

Swish proudly Partners with Miele Professional

April 4, 2008 - We are pleased to announce our recent appointment by Miele Professional as a commercial dealer of laundry and dish equipment for Ontario. This partnership allows us to serve many markets with Miele?s quality equipment and with our own Institutional & Laundry Division provides our customers a complete solution including equipment, leasing/rental options, Chemicals, Pumps, Preventive Maintenance and Extended Warranty.

We are very excited about the opportunities this partnership has to offer!

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