Upcoming Continuing Education Classes
We just wanted to give an update to local insurance agents on the remainder of the continuing education schedule for the year. We have had great turn outs to the classes we have had already this year in Joplin Missouri and Pittsburg Kansas. If you have already spent the day with us in class we thank you for letting us help with your professional education.
If you are in need of continuing education credits, this is great way to get them. Our classes are 100% free of charge and we even provide lunch. All classes start at 8:30am and end at 3:00pm, lunch is served at 12:30pm.
Here is the list of remaining classes this year:
June 15, 2017
Community Meeting Room
200 E Broadway St
Monett, MO 65708
July 13, 2017
302 E Wall St
Fort Scott, KS 66701
August 17, 2017
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
320 E 4th St
Joplin, MO 64801
October 26, 2017
Holiday Inn Express
311 S Johnson Dr
Nevada, MO 64772
November 9, 2017
Sleep Inn and Suites
202 W 11th St
Coffeyville, KS 67337
Call our office or email for more information or to reserve your seat.
Dealing with Summer Heat.
Dealing with Extreme Heat
The heat of the mid-west summer is just around the corner. Temperatures have already reached the 80’s and we know extreme heat is on its way. Extreme heat affects us all, but especially the elderly as well a small children. If possible those people would want to stay out of the sunlight, and in a perfect world indoors where it is air conditioning. But let’s be real… That is not real life!
In the area we live we have little choice but to work and play in extreme heat. But there are some precautions we can make to stay safer and healthier. You always want to wear loose-fitting and light colored clothing if possible. To protect from burns generously use sun screen. Watch for signs of heat exhaustion. Signs of heat exhaustion according to the Center for Disease Control include heavy sweating, clammy skin, weakness, nausea or vomiting, and even fainting. These symptoms should be taken seriously as heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which can be life threatening. If you suspect someone is suffering a heat stroke call 911 immediately, get them somewhere cool and try to reduce their temperature with wet towels or a cool bath.
Our part of the county is also known for humidity. Humidity can make the temperature feel up to 15 degrees hotter. This measured in the heat index. Always be aware of the heat index when you are working or playing outdoors this summer.
Please don’t forget about the four-legged family members this summer either. Make sure they have plenty of water. Refresh the water daily as water will get very warm in the elements. Consider bring them indoors if possible on extremely hot days. Never leave an animal in a vehicle for any length of time.
BBB Torch Awards 2016
Greg and Barbara Cook holding their award for Principles of Trust.
At the BBB Torch Awards 2016 SERVPRO of Carthage/Joplin received the 2016 Principles of Trust Award for the Better Business Bureau. According to the BBB, principles of trust include Build Trust, Advertise Honestly, Tell the Truth, Be Transparent, Honor Promises, Be Responsive, Safeguard Privacy, and Embody Integrity. SERVPRO of Carthage/Joplin wants to meet this criteria for everyone we do business with!
CE Schdule for February - June 2016
SERVPRO of Carthage/Joplin will be providing free CE classes for Insurance Agents and Adjusters. SERVPRO of Carthage/Joplin will be releasing 2 different CE schedules. This is the first CE Schedule for the first half of the year! From Feb - Jun we will be having classes in Kansas and Missouri.
We have two courses Ethics (which is a 3 hour class) from 8:30-11:30am and Restorative Drying for Water Damage (which is a 2 hour class) from 12:00 - 2:00pm. Lunch will be provided and please recommend any great places to eat in your area!
**The ONLY day that will be different is March 22nd at the Chamber of Commerce in Joplin will be a Restorative Drying for Water Damage starting at 9:00am for 4 hours! Lunch will still be provided.**
Date & Locations are below with the appropriate date and the exact location where the classes are to be held.
2-24-16 Holiday Inn Express; 4011 Parkview Dr., Pittsburg, KS 66762
2-25-16 Sleep Inn; 302 E Wall St., Fort Scott, KS 66701
3-10-16 Best Western; 1810 Southern View Drive., Neosho, MO 64850
3-17-16 Chamber of Commerce; 320 E 4th St., Joplin, MO 64801
3-22-16 Chamber of Commerce; 320 E 4th St ., Joplin, MO 64801
3-30-16 Best Western; 101 E Main St., Parsons, KS 67357
3-31-16 Super 8 Chanute; 3502 S Santa Fe., Chanute, KS 66720
4-6-16 Aurora Community Center; 40 W Church St., Aurora, MO 65605
4-7-16 Chamber of Commerce; 320 E 4th St., Joplin, MO 64801
4-20-16 Sleep Inn & Suites; 202 W 11th St., Coffeyville, KS 67337
4-21-16 Holiday Inn Express; 311 S Johnson Drive., Nevada, MO 64772
4-22-16 Crestwood Country Club; 304 W Crestview Ave., Pittsburg, KS 66762
6-15-16 Community Meeting Room; 200 E Broadway St., Monett, MO 65708
6-16-16 Chamber of Commerce; 320 E 4th St., Joplin, MO 64801
The CE Schedule for July - December will be released soon! The courses for the 2nd half of the year will be Cleaning and Restoring Smoke: Damaged Contents (4 hours) and Restoring Contaminated Buildings (2 hours). Stay tuned for the second CE Schedule 2016!
Please call 417-623-1388 or Email Us at: SERVPRO@SERVPROcarthage-joplin.com
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact our office.
We hope to see you there!
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce EXPO of 2016
Selfie Stick Action!
SERVPRO of Carthage/Joplin attended this year Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce EXPO 2016 in January! This was SERVPRO of Carthage/Joplin first year being a part of the EXPO of 2016 and this picture could not explain more of how fun it was! We had a very good time and meeting new businesses. We gave out brochures, lip chap, and cool sunglasses. We also gave away SERVPRO battery extenders and SELFIE sticks!! We thank everyone in our community who came and talked with us. We enjoy teaching about what we do and the differences we make! We hope to see everyone again next year!