News & Announcements


Sanico, Inc. joins Strategic Market Alliance

Strategic Market Alliance is pleased to announce that Sanico, Inc., headquartered in Binghamton, New York, became a member of Strategic Market Alliance on January, 6, 2017.

Strategic Market Alliance is pleased to announce that Sanico, Inc., headquartered in Binghamton, New York, became a member of Strategic Market Alliance on January, 6, 2017. Founded in 1984, Sanico, Inc. is one of the fastest growing janitor supply distributors in the Northeast, with a focus in foodservice, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and hospitality markets.


Virtual Mgr Announces New Reseller Partnership with SMA Member, Regional Distributors, Inc.

Virtual Mgr, announced today that it has entered into a reseller partnership with Regional Distributors, Inc., a major provider of cleaning solutions to commercial cleaning businesses and operations.

Rochester, New York-based and NYS Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Regional Distributors, Inc.— a one-stop supply source for commercial cleaningfood service and paper products — will now offer their customers Virtual Mgr’s Smart Cleaner software platform.

Smart Cleaner helps commercial cleaning operations manage staff across dispersed locations. The platform’s unique app tells clients when and where tasks were completed and how long they take to complete. Live data gives managers and executives unprecedented access to cost savings, compliance, quality improvements and employee satisfaction, all with a few clicks from their mobile devices and tablets. As a result of using the Smart Cleaner platform, the performance of environmental and cleaning services can be vastly improved, while costs can be reduced by 10 percent or more.

“Our team at Regional Distributors is hyper-focused on providing our customers with every type of solution they need to run their cleaning operations. Sometimes this equates to offering cleaning products that maintain safe and hygienic environments. And other times, it’s a real-time, cloud-based, mobile software solution like Virtual Mgr that helps cleaning operations and facilities control their budgets, cleaning staff and resources,” said David Scalen, owner and vice president of Regional Distributors, Inc. “Smart Cleaner features dynamic management tools, data gathering and reporting capabilities, as well as scheduling, tracking, training and compliance features. For all these reasons, we felt that it was important to offer this mobile-based management solution as an option to further help our customers operate their businesses more efficiently.”

James Van Thof, vice president of sales and marketing for Virtual Mgr, noted that Virtual Mgr is already seeing success because of its partnership with Regional Distributors, Inc.

“As a result of our integration with Regional Distributors, we’ve already signed several new clients who are excited to use the Smart Cleaner platform,” Van Thof said. “These businesses are quickly recognizing the productivity and labor saving benefits that Smart Cleaner provides, and we’re anticipating that this new partnership  and these new clients  are just the tip of the iceberg in the continued growth of Virtual Mgr.”


Allianceā„¢2017 in Nashville, June 12-14, 2017

Allianceā„¢2017 takes place at the Nashville (TN) Downtown Hilton, June 12-14, 2017.

Pack your cowboy boots and guitar strings, Alliance 2017 is headed to Music City USA: Nashville, TN.  Join us June 12-14, 2017 for SMA's industry defining Member - Supplier conference.  Steps away from Honky Tonk Row, the Downtown Hilton will play host to our annual conference.   


Stay tuned for more information regarding Alliance 2017!

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