March 3, 2010

2010 Marion County Spelling Bee: Can You Spell Plenilune?

Spell it? I’m not even sure exactly what it means. Actually, I looked it up, and it means full moon. This was the third year for me to judge the Marion County Regional Spelling Bee on behalf of the Rotary Club of Indianapolis. I am pictured here with this year’s winner, Gina Solomito, a home-schooled 7th grader, John Elliott of…
January 26, 2010

Lions and tigers and MICE, oh my! Our Keys to Rodent Control

I’m sure we can agree that the presence of rats and mice are an annoying problem that can be difficult to remove. Whether they are found in a restaurant, your production warehouse, your office, or home, rodents are a health and safety risk you cannot afford to overlook. I will briefly explain the four elements of a successful rodent control…
January 19, 2010

Buy Local Reminder

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back…” Anthony Robbins Today’s Rotary Club of Indianapolis‘ weekly meeting was closed by our president, Julian Peebles, with the above quote. I find it especially touching and relevant considering our club presented more than 40 local non-profit organizations with nearly $200,000 total in grant…
January 19, 2010

We are in the heart of Colts country!

In case you weren’t aware, we are just two and a half blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium where the Indianapolis Colts play their home games. I have been a huge Colts fan since my parents started taking me to games in the Hoosier Dome in the 1980’s. Through my participation in the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, I had the opportunity…
January 19, 2010
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It’s a Boy! Welcome Lane Allen!

Many of you have been asking if Lorinea has had her baby yet, and I’m pleased to announce that she and her husband Craig are now the proud parents of a baby boy, Lane Allen. He was born on December 28 and weighs 8 lbs. 11 oz. and is 21.5 inches long. A big boy, I know! Mom and baby…
November 3, 2009
Graffiti on Building Wall July 2001 Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark

Proposed Graffiti Removal Ordinance for Indianapolis

As an owner of a business located in downtown Indianapolis, I am among those who are affected by the graffiti “artists” as written in this morning’s Indianapolis Star. Fortunately, our building has not been vandalized, but everyday I drive in very nearby neighborhoods where I see graffiti on homes and businesses.   Truly, the best way to fight back against…
October 8, 2009

Influenza, H1N1, Swine Flu: Whatever you call it, you need to know this

The flu is here in Indianapolis! In fact, I received a call from a friend the other day who said his son has been diagnosed with H1N1. It is time for us all to get serious about preventing the spread of this virus and learn some good cleaning practices while we are at it. According to the CDC, “Studies have…
September 4, 2009
One Packs

Tired of Wasting Chemicals and Dealing with Broken Dispensers?

A few questions for you about your dispensing system first: 1) Does it leak? Is your closet a mess because of it? 2) Does it fill inconsistently and have your employees tampered with the controls? 3) Are you having a hard time finding the special products that only work in that dispenser? 4) Has the price on that special product…
August 25, 2009

Diamonds are a Contractors Best Friend

I used this title because this brand new technology by Malish utilizes a unique diamond abrasive for use in coating removal and surface preparation. I am talking specifically about Diamabrush for use in concrete preparation and polishing, removal of glue, mastic, and thin set, and hardwood resurfacing. A real bonus is that you are not using any chemicals in this…
August 3, 2009

Welcome to our new Website!

A big thanks to TBH Creative for a job well done on our new Website design. It was a very fun, creative process that caused us to think about how best to communicate who we are and define what it is our customers really want from a Website. How many times have you visited a Website, liked what you saw,…