Posts Tagged ‘October’

Nov
5

Rainbow International of Houston Honors Love Lost to Cancer, Raises Community Awareness

November 5th, 2012 by Rainbow International

Roger Goertz, owner of Rainbow International® of Houston, honors the memory of his wife and business partner this year by raising awareness in the community and donating money to aid breast cancer research and purchase life-saving equipment for the local hospital.

One year ago, Stacey Goertz, co-owner of Rainbow International of Houston was honored at Memorial Hermann Hospital’s annual “In the Pink of Health” fundraiser. Three months later, Goertz sadly lost her battle with cancer, but not in vain. Rainbow International of Houston has carried on her mission, memory and vision of giving back to the community.

“Stacey was diagnosed in 2007 with breast cancer, went through therapy and had been stabilized for several years,” recalls Mr. Goertz. “Then, in 2011, she learned that the cancer had spread to her liver and brain. All I could think was ‘This cannot be happening.’”

Following the final diagnosis, Mrs. Goertz continued her highly active community service-filled life, volunteering as Chairperson for the Memorial Hermann Hospital’s “In the Pink of Health” fundraiser to purchase equipment for women’s health.  In addition, Mrs. Goertz was an active member of the local Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Food Bank, and as a member of the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Congress.

“I went to my technicians earlier this month and asked them if they would mind wearing pink shirts out on calls, in honor and memory of Stacey,” says Goertz.  “It’s an all male force, so I didn’t know how they would react to wearing pink, but everyone was overwhelmingly supportive of the idea.”

Every employee, to help raise awareness in the community and give homage to the work started by Mrs. Goertz, wears the shirt, in conjunction with pink shoe covers, each Friday.

“Roger’s employees are able to keep the memory of Stacey alive while also raising awareness of this life-taking disease,” states Fawn Barlow, Marketing Manager of Rainbow International® of Houston.

“Our company operates by the Code of Values set-forth by Rainbow International, and this allows our employees the ability to live and work in an environment which embraces this sort of compassion.”

“This month now holds more meaning for me and my team than ever before,” says Goertz.  “I know God has his newest angel, and she is looking down on us, proud that we are carrying on her legacy.”

Oct
16

Rainbow International® Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

October 16th, 2012 by Rainbow International

October has been labeled National Women in Small Businesses Month by the Small Business Administration. This is a time to celebrate and bring awareness to the opportunities for women in the business world, and we aim to do just that.

Most women don’t know the great success and personal fulfillment that they can experience working as technicians in trade businesses or how opening a franchise business specializing in a trade can lead to viable, respectable career paths.

Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO of The Dwyer Group® has launched the Women in the Trades initiative, which both educates on and promotes the hiring of women for traditionally male-dominated roles in trades careers as well as provides scholarships to women working within the trades currently to help them achieve the required credentials for their chosen service field.

With franchise opportunities available in markets all across the country, the time is now for women displaced by the economy or those looking at their next business investment to seek out information about The Dwyer Group franchise businesses.

The Dwyer Group is a company known the world over for its franchise brands: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter®, Rainbow International® and The Grounds Guys®. Among the seven brand’s 1,600 franchise locations, about 2 million residential and commercial service calls are made each year.

More information about The Dwyer Group Women in the Trades program is available at http://bit.ly/O1PM9e

Sep
30

Preparing Your Home for Fall

September 30th, 2011 by Rainbow International

“All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” (Thomas Wolfe) 

It’s time to say goodbye to September and hello to October! While the official calendar start of fall was a week ago, to many people flipping the page to October is a more symbolic and meaningful way to get ready for this terrific time of year. Cooler temperatures, changing leaves and the promise of Halloween beckon on the whisper of soft north winds.

While you may be decorating, shopping or otherwise getting ready, have you thought about preparing your home for fall? The water, fire, smoke and mold damage cleanup and restoration professionals at Rainbow International offer these quick and easy tips to help you start preparing your home for fall.

  • Clean your gutters and seal openings around windows
  • It’s probably been months since you’ve cranked up your heater. Have a professional HVAC company inspect the system. Similarly, consider having a qualified chimneysweep check out your fireplace and chimney before lighting that first cozy fire of the season.
  • Check for dampness in areas of your home like the basement, attic and around exposed plumbing. Moisture feeds mold growth and denying it water can help ensure mold doesn’t become an issue in your home. If you have concerns or visible signs of dampness and/or mold growth, contact a qualified mold remediation specialist.
  • Depending on where you live and when your first hard freeze of the year usually strikes, it might be a good time to consider having your yard sprinkler system flushed-out.

We hope you enjoyed our tips on preparing your home for fall. Please feel free to leave a reply here, email us at blog@rainbowintl.com or comment on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Have a terrific October!