Mikey's Fest Updates

Mikey P

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We have a bit of sad news, but plenty of good news to announce in regards to the upcoming Mikey’s Fest in Phoenix (Oct 27-29).

First off, sadly but predictably, the Ronald McDonald House is not able to allow our crews into the home this year due to national Covid restrictions facing children's hospitals.
Bummer, but here is how we see the situation: the floors and furnishings are not in bad shape in any of the three homes due to lack of use, and we were not going to be allowed into the guest bedrooms. In reality, there was very little for us to clean this year and with Phoenix being divided into three locations, attendees only get to test and play with 1/3rd of the equipment and vendor brain power…

The exciting news is our setting at the church is going to turn into an even more powerful learning opportunity for all the attendees! Attendees, vendors, and teachers will get far more one-on-one time as we have acres of challenging floors, rugs, and furnishings to test, demo, and learn from one another on. I've put on countless “Fests” over the last 18 years and we never had a venue with so many incredible items to clean.

So with the new format (see the revised schedule below), we will have the following learning opportunities available for everyone :

Demo Legend Brands, HydraMaster, Steam Action, and ElDiablo Truckmounts, US Products portables and Devastator, Zipper, Evolution, and Sapphire Titanium wands on thick and dirty nylon carpet in the church sanctuary.

Run TOPS OP and Carpet Cleaner America CRB machines on filthy 30-year-old olefin glue down that has been “Rug Doctored” hundreds of times. (HUGE learning opportunity here, HUGE!)

Try all the above equipment and learn the safe way to clean area rugs on site with Reg Rogers, Shawn Bisaillon, and Mike Pailliotet

If you are a registrant or certified firm with the IICRC, you’re going to LOVE the announcements the Institute will have at the event, really cool stuff!

Get some face time with Legend Brand’s world-famous chemist, Werner Buchmann, the brain behind Un-Duz-It, MediClean Ultrapac Extreme, Stain Exit, Red Exit, Ink Exit and All Fiber Rinse powder and more!

Plenty of time to chat it up with business building superstars like Ryan Kettering @Prolific Brand Design, Nine Line Media, Robert Atlas Marketing, Markate, and the IICRC.

Get your hands on the new GreenBrushGlides and test on dirty vinyl, tile, and stone, and more importantly, learn how to present this new easy method to your clients to dramatically grow your job average.

Learn how to speed clean church pews and task chairs with the TOPS crew and Shawn Bisaillon.

Join Stuart Rosen from MB Stone Pro as he removes, repairs, and color seals grout on a slate floor that was installed over carpet!

Watch Robert Atlas and his expert crew of carpet repairmen stretch and repair a very damaged room of nylon carpet.

Nerd out with The Carpet Professor, Tim Yeater (a breath of fresh air for our stale industry, imo) and try his new chem line on all the above surfaces.

Geek out with the elusive Tom Conway and chat about everyone’s favorite topic, carpet wands and all the characters who make them!

Learn firsthand how to remove etches, stains, chips, and hard water deposits from stone counters with Mr Hard Surface Bryan Thomson!

And of course, hang out for 72 hours with all your favorite Social Media Cleaning Mega Posters, to name a few; Mark Saiger, Ty Cranmore, Kevin Bunce, Ted McFadden Johnny Johnson, TJ Lucie, Travis McAdams, The Meg! and many more to come!


So there you have it, an event of a lifetime with countless learning opportunities to improve your business and cleaning skills taught by the most hip and passionate experts to found.

Guaranteed to blow you away or your money back!

Get your tickets and room reservations NOW! @ www.mikeysfest.com
 
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Mikey P

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Scottsdale/Phoenix AZ 2021
Wednesday, October 27 - Friday, October 29

Saguaro Hotel - 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Scottsdale United Methodist Church - 4140 N. Miller, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

PRE EVENT:
Tuesday, October 26: 6:00 PM Meet and Greet/ Mixer (Dinner included)
Sponsored by The IICRC
Location: Grimaldi’s Pizza, 4000 N. Scottsdale Rd Ste. 105 Scottsdale, AZ 85251

For those in town, stop by to meet other Festers, share in some great conversation, dinner, and some libations. Two drinks per person plus cash bar if you plan to drink more.
(You must have indicated you are attending when you registered on Eventbrite!)

Wednesday, October 27: Speaker/Education Day
Location : Scottsdale United Methodist Church - (two blocks from Saguaro hotel)

8:00 - 8:30 - Registration and continental light breakfast (vendor booths open)
8:30 - 9:00 - Welcome and opening remarks - Mike Pailliotet, Meg Burdick and Master of Ceremonies, IICRC instructor and cleaning superstar ADAM HALE!
9:00 -10:00 - Keynote Speaker - Tommy Mello
Tommy Mello is the owner and operator of A1 Garage Door Service, the host of the Home Service Expert podcast, and owner, partner, or investor in 14 other businesses ranging from Christmas lights to real estate to mobile apps. In 2007, Tommy became the sole owner and operator of a single Phoenix-based garage door service business, which came with $50,000 in debt. Today, A1 Garage Door generates north of $50 million dollars in annual revenue, with over 360 employees in 12 states. Tommy is a regular contributor to Inc., Entrepreneur and other business publications on the topic of entrepreneurship and small business, as well as a sought-after podcast, radio, and television guest.

10:00 - 10:15 - Break (vendor booths open)
10:15 - 11:00 - Nathan Dixon- “Breaking Bad” How I cleaned up my act in the cleaning industry
11:00 - 11:30 - Stu Rosen - Owner of MB StonePro Supply and Stoneshine Refinishing in New Jersey spills his guts on what it took to become the godfather of the stone restoration industry.
11:30 - 12:00 - Live RMHC benefit auctions (cleaning tools, chemistry, etc) (vendor booths open)
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch Provided - Catered by Fat Ox Catering @ Ty Cranmore, (vendor booths open)
1:00 - 2:00 Sponsor Introductions- TOPS, MBstonepro, Bonastre USA, Legend Brands, GreenGlides, Devastator, ElDiablo, Steam Action, US Products
2:00 - 2:45 - Kevin Bunce - Operations and hiring advice from a very successful family-operated five-truck cleaning and restoration company.
2:45 - 3:00 - Break (vendor booths open)
3:00 - 5:00 - Vendor Booths open and Hands On cleaning demos

Hot Water Extraction on nylon church carpet: Sapphire 870, HydraMaster 626, Steam Action, ElDiablo, US Products w/ high performance wand demos
High Speed Upholstery Cleaning- VLM and HWE pews w/ TOPS, Hydramaster and Shawn Bisaillon
Porcelain tile restoration demos: MB StonePro
Stone Countertop restoration demos: Bonastre USA
Live Podcasts w/ Blue Collar Nation

Dinner and evening activities on your own. Many of us will be descending on Downtown Scottsdale. Please check Mikey’s Fest Facebook for people posting when and where they are going if you're looking for a small group to join!


Thursday, October 28: Speaker/Education and Cleaning Day
Location : Scottsdale United Methodist Church - (two blocks from Saguaro hotel)

8:00 - 8:30 - Continental/light breakfast @ Church (vendor booths open)
8:30 - 9:15 - David Meintz - “Getting Healthy In Life and Business”. David has “cut the fat” from his body and his business. Learn how his amazing physical transformation led to positive changes in his 9-employee business and personal life!
9:15 - 10:00- Mark Saiger- “Setting Up Your Owner Operator Cleaning Business for Retirement” The world’s nicest man shares his exit strategies!
10:00 - 10:15 - Break (vendor booths open)
10:30 -11:30 - Sponsor and Vendor Introductions- Markate, Harvard/Saigers, Robert Atlas Marketing, Interlink, Grey Matter Chemistry
11:30 - 12:00 - Ryan Kettering- The usual killer marketing and branding advice from the master of all!
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch Provided - Catered by Fat Ox Catering @ Ty Cranmore, (vendor booths open)
1:00 - 2:00 - Chris Simning- Be sure to grab a seat for a repeat visit from Mikey’s Fest
Most storied, storyteller…..Bring your tissues!!!
3:00 - 3:15- Break
3:15 - 5:00- Vendor Booths open and Hands-On cleaning demos

Trinity OP Systems machine demonstrations on trashed olefin glue down that's been “Rug Doctored” 100s of times
Additional HWE/Truckmounts & Portable demonstrations on remaining areas
Onsite Area Rug Cleaning demos- HWE, Encap w/ OP, and CRBs
GreenBrushGlide demos on vinyl and tile floors
Porcelain tile restoration demos: MB Stone Pro
Grout removal and repair demos: MB Stone Pro
Stone Countertop restoration demos: Bonastre USA
Live Podcasts w/ Blue Collar Nation

Dinner and evening activities on your own.


Friday, October 29th : Speaker/Education and Cleaning Day
Location : Scottsdale United Methodist Church - (two blocks from Saguaro hotel)

9:00 - 10:00- Scholarship Panel -Current and past tuition winners tell their stories
10:00 - 12:00 Scottsdale United Methodist Church
Vendor Booths open and Hands-On cleaning demos

Carpet repair and restretching demos- Robert Atlas and his Crew!
Carpeted area touch up and corrections w/ TOPS, CCA, & Tim Yeater
Grout Color Sealing Demos- MB StonePro
Additional upholstery and rug cleaning demos w/ Hydramaster and Shawn Bisaillon
Additional HWE/Truckmounts & Portable demonstrations
Stone Countertop restoration demos: Bonastre USA
Live Podcasts w/ Blue Collar Nation

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch Provided - Catered by Fat Ox Catering @ Ty Cranmore
1:15 - 3:00 - Additional cleaning
3:00 - ? Pool Party at Saguaro Hotel. Join us to close the event with an open bar at the Saguaro Pool, sponsored by MB StonePro & Bonastre USA

Dinner and evening activities on your own.


Saturday, October 30th - Optional Group Activity - 9:00 - 5:00
4x4 Jeeps, Side by Sides or ATVs and Off Roading
Make your Own Reservations
We will leave right from the rental location so no trailers or hassles involved. Bring your own SXS or ATV or make your own (full day) reservations here:
https://www.atvphoenix.com/rentals/
If you don't get 20% online they will give you a MF Group discount when checking in.
 

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