National Preparedness Month
As we all know, September is National Preparedness Month and here at SERVPRO of DeKalb County we are excited to teach the community tips and tricks as well as advising the community of local events put on for National Preparedness Month. Within DeKalb County, we have a county board for this as well as a division within the health department that also handles things of this nature, both of which host local events and giveaways such as an emergency tote filled with supplies and food.
Being prepared is extremely important at SERVPRO and that is why we always offer to do ERP's for all our customers especially business owners so if a disaster happens, they are prepared to the best of their abilities
Local Community Center
Ground Breaking at new community center
This week our Marketing Manager, Tricia, attended the ground breaking of a new local community. This community center will be a large asset to the community we service. Tricia is apart of many boards and chambers and has built strong relationships within the community. SERVPRO of DeKalb County is very involved in the community and having a community center is a wonderful way to bring the community together. SERVPRO strives to make long lasting connections and to service the community the best we can.
Thank you Tricia for attending and speaking at this very important ground breaking of the new community center.
Local Donation to Child Care Center
Our Marketing Manager, Tricia Herrera, who sits on many local Chamber of Commerce as well as many important boards within our community, is pictured here receiving a donation to a local child care center. A local family owned store donated the money to the center, that Tricia is a board member of. At SERVPRO of DeKalb County we strongly believe in being active and present within our community. We like to be seen as pillars in the community and someone that can be relied on.
SERVPRO of DeKalb County believes strongly that remaining active in the community is a strong part of what makes SERVPRO stand out.
Cleaning Bowling Alley
SERVPRO of DeKalb County recently did a carpet cleaning of a local bowling alley. We love helping other local businesses look the best they can. This very popular birthday party spot is heavily trafficked carpet and had several stains that the SERVPRO team was successfully able to remove the stains, making it look better than ever! The bowling alley looks brand new and is back to being the party spot of the town!
Local Award Won
SERVPRO of DeKalb County recently won the DeKalb County President's Silver Award. Steve Bryant was quoted saying, “We are proud to be a member of the SERVPRO franchise family as the company celebrates 50 years of franchising success. SERVPRO’s ongoing commitment to providing innovative tools, ongoing training, and an ever-evolving business framework gives entrepreneurs like us a roadmap for success. We are proud to be part of SERVPRO’s team of dedicated disaster remediation professionals, and to know that we have both the tools and the knowledge to serve home and business owners in our community should the need arise.”
That quote in itself shows how important SERVPRO of DeKalb County sees their community and the dedication they have to ensuring that they are always ready to help when the call comes.
Local Fundraiser for Fire Victims
The Sycamore Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event to raise money for the victims affected by the recent Sycamore fire at St. Albans Green Apartment Complex. More than 100 local residents were displayed and many families greatly affected. To lighten this burden, the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce is hosting a fundraiser at Blumen Gardens, August 7th from 6-10 p.m. They will have music, food, beverages and hope to provide peace of mind to many residents.
Tickets will be $25 for adults
Sycamore Strong - A Gathering of Hope
Gearing Up for Back to School
As we in DeKalb County gear up for back to school season, we just want to ensure students are taking the proper steps to stay safe, here are some tricks and tips while moving into a dorm or apartment
1. Make a list of your valuables, including make, model and serial number. Make a video record of what you have.
2. Have a fire escape plan. Always have two ways out of your residence when you hear the fire detector alarm.
3. Invest in renters insurance
4. Always lock your car and your room/dorm room/apartment/home.
5. Make sure to turn off appliances
6. Don't leave candles or microwaves on for too long
We at SERVPRO of DeKalb County hope you have a wonderful fall semester
Helping out local daycare
Our local daycare recently needed the rugs and carpets cleaned in the facility. SERVPRO marketing manager Tricia Herrera sits on the board of directors for the facility and knows how tight the budget is. As most of the funding is dependent on the state government there isn't a lot of extra but also as you can imagine the rugs/carpets at a facility like this can get fility fast. SERVPRO owner Steve Bryant wants to help and offered to clean the rugs for them. The exc director was so thrilled with the work that was done she couldn't stop expressing her thanks and gratitude. She was so happy that SERVPRO wanted to be a community partner and assist the kids of the community.
Local Easter Egg Hunt
The local radio station offers a FREE community Easter egg hunt annually for all ages. They couldn't make this a free event without sponsors and community partners. SERVPRO of DeKalb county knows this and has stepped up to be a sponsor in the past years. The event is a huge hit each year and the small community members always appreciate the fact that this event is free and open to all children. They have age categories and a special category for those with special needs. Local businesses like SERVPRO stepping up with their marketing dollars make events like this possible and are another way to spread good will with community members. It is also a time for the franchise to set up a booth and display some of their equipment and truck.
Each SERVPRO franchise values training and SERVPRO of Dekalb County is no exception. Training of our staff new and old happens each and everyday at the franchise. We know that each client and situation is different. Whether its online training or in person training its all valued in the office. Franchise owner Steve Bryant has over 10 years of owning a SERVPRO franchise but has over 25 years in being a small business owner. He knows that training is a valuable tool to make happy customers but also in retaining valued employees. We an employee feels confident in their day to day responsibilities they perform better. The training available from the franchise is not limited to just the outside crew. The office staff also is offered many different pieces of training online or in person.