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Roscoe Earns National Safety Recognition

Roscoe Recertifies for OSHA's SHARP Program

At Roscoe, safety is part of everything we do, from the work uniforms we provide to our customers, to the practices we follow in our own facilities. It's built into our culture.

So when we had the opportunity to take our safety program up to an even higher level, we were all in in.

As a result, Roscoe is now one of only 34 companies in Illinois to have received the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) certification, a voluntary program designed to improve workplace safety practices by providing free guidance from OSHA safety consultants and honoring those companies that take the extra step of undergoing a thorough evaluation of their safety practices.

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The Secret Life of Corporate Apparel

The Secret Life of Corporate Apparel

There are a lot of good reasons for having a line of corporate apparel, whether or not your employees wear a uniform.

As office wear or at company outings, it reinforces a sense of team spirit. In the field, or given as gifts, corporate apparel can help to build your brand.

Secretly of course, companies yearn for the kind of corporate apparel that has a life outside of work. You want your corporate apparel out in the world! Turning heads at the grocery store! Making an appearance on somebody's timeline and photobombing with the cool kids! You want your corporate brand to be one that people recognize and flaunt.

You don't have to be Nike to make it work. But you do have to create apparel that people want to wear. It's got to be well-made, comfortable and available in a variety of styles. Create options. Don't get caught in the trap of trying to be immediately "on trend" – your fashion-forward employees will be over it before you can say whatever it is people are saying these days. The point is, we can help.

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Roscoe Leaders Discuss Technology, Teamwork with American Laundry News

Roscoe Leaders Discuss Technology Teamwork with American Laundry News

The laundry industry, like every other business, has experienced dramatic changes in technology. At the same time, it's a people-centered business where customer service is the key differentiator. As a fourth-generation family business, that's an intuitive value at Roscoe.

We have evolved into a state-of-the-art facility, but our value has always been in our people and the pride they bring to their work. Recently, Operations Team Leader Miriam Avila, a longtime Roscoe employee, and Business Analyst Julia Buik, daughter of President Jim Buik and a fourth-generation member of the family business, spoke with American Laundry News editor Matt Poe about what the future holds for Roscoe and the industry.

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Roscoe's Headline Event Will Open the 2018 Chicago Scottish Festival

Roscoe Headline Event Will Open 2018 Scottish Festival

If you’re a fan of “The Bonnie Banks O’ Loch Lomond,” – and who isn't? – you’ll love the Roscoe-sponsored Midwest Pipe Band Association Competition which headlines Chicago’s 2018 Scottish Festival & Highland Games next month.

This family-friendly, two-day annual festival will open to a skirl of the pipes at 1 p.m., June 15 at Hamilton Lakes, 1 Pierce Place in Itasca. The festival continues from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 16 and features a wide variety of activities and attractions from whisky tasting and Celtic rock to highland dance, rugby games, and a Scottish petting zoo. Don’t miss the chance to trace your ancestry at the genealogy and clan tartan booths, or browse the festival’s Celtic market, where you can buy everything Scottish, whether it’s a kilt, shortbread, soccer jerseys or haggis.

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Area Business Leaders Network Over Breakfast and Cupcakes

Area Business Leaders Network Over Breakfast and Cupcakes

An early morning breakfast and networking event drew dozens of Chicago-area business leaders to the Garden City Business Center last week to learn how to hone their social media techniques and to gather with leaders of the Lawndale Business Renaissance Association and the Business Executives Association.

The event, co-hosted by Roscoe, along with the LBRA and BEA, included a panel discussion on "Growing Your Business Through Social Media." The panel included representatives of a jeans manufacturing company, an upscale cupcake bakery and a junk removal service, who described the range of strategies they employ for connecting with prospective and current customers on social media, along with techniques for dealing with negative reviews.

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