The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today announced that the Georgia World Congress Center and Dinner in a Dash are the first organizations to achieve GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation. The GBAC STAR program helps commercial and public facilities of all sizes establish and carry out a systematic approach to cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention.
“Congratulations are in order for the Georgia World Congress Center and Dinner in a Dash, which have both put time and energy into reviewing their cleaning procedures alongside GBAC STAR’s criteria,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “We look forward to the many accreditations that will follow as other organizations seek third-party validation from GBAC.”
Boasting more than 4 million square feet of total space, Georgia World Congress Center features 1.5 million square feet of flexible exhibit space, and is one of only a few venues to offer more than 1 million square feet of contiguous exhibition space. As the world’s largest LEED certified convention center, GWCC welcomes more than 1 million visitors annually. GWCC was among the first convention centers in the country to commit to achieving GBAC STAR certification to make future gatherings safer.
“We are honored to be pacing the industry by achieving GBAC STAR accreditation,” said Frank Poe, executive director of Georgia World Congress Center Authority. “Although events will look different moving forward, our commitment to our customers, show attendees, and team members that the highest cleaning and disinfection protocols are being implemented at GWCC hasn’t changed. We would expect nothing less of ourselves and for our facility.”
In 2012, Julie and Mike Cook sought a way to make dinnertime easier and more enjoyable for their community. They founded Dinner in a Dash in Monroe, Georgia, which allows customers to pick up delicious homecooked meals for busy weeknights and weekends. With six employees and just about 1,500 square feet of space, Dinner in a Dash was built as a to-go concept and doesn’t have dine-in customers. However, the family-owned company saw the GBAC STAR program as an opportunity to provide additional reassurance in uncertain times.
“Our employees and customers are the heart of our business,” said Julie Cook, co-founder, Dinner in a Dash. “Achieving GBAC STAR accreditation further showcases our dedication to cleanliness and the people who have helped our business become what it is today.”
Facilities and organizations in 30 countries are adopting the GBAC STAR program to ensure they follow best practices in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include professional sports venues, hotels, restaurants, convention centers, airports, churches, and more.
“With the threat of coronavirus still high in many areas, people want assurance that facilities are taking extra precautions to enhance cleanliness and safety,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “Whether an organization has space for millions or just a few employees, GBAC STAR will continue to be an important indicator of a facility’s thoroughness around cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention.”
To learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation criteria and access an application, visit www.gbac.org.
To view additional committed facilities and supporters, visit https://gbac.issa.com/gbac-star-facilities-and-supporters/.
This Agreement made this ____ day of ________ 2020 (“Effective Date”) is made by and between the International Sanitary Supply Association, an Illinois non-profit corporation with its principal place of business at 3300 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 (hereinafter “ISSA”), and COMPANY, DESCRIPTION, STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE (hereinafter “Company”) (collectively referred to as the “Parties” and each individually as a “Party”).
WHEREAS, ISSA is a non-profit trade association that represents the global commercial cleaning industry, and operates a division known as the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (“GBAC”) that provides education, training, certification and consulting services in the field of biorisk assessment, management, clean up and disposal (the “Services”);
WHEREAS, Company is a distributor of commercial cleaning products and supplies that desires to make certain of the Services available to its customers and prospects; and
WHEREAS, ISSA is interested in expanding the sales of its Services by collaborating with Company.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements of the Parties herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged by the Parties, the Parties hereby agree as follows.
Company, at its expense, shall promote the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program (“Program”) to its Clients using commercially reasonable efforts. In exchange for such referrals, ISSA shall pay to Company a commission based on the registration fees ISSA receives from each Client registered in the Program. Appendix A, which is hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement, sets forth the current Program registration fees, commissions, and other terms and conditions that govern the promotion of the Program by Company.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto executed this Agreement as of the date first set forth above.
By ISSA :
By Company :
|ISSA Course Prices|
|ISSA Member price||$150.00/course|
|ISSA Member Quantity discount pricing|
|250 + Courses||Custom Pricing|
|ISSA Non-Member price||$300.00/course|
|Restaurants||US$5 per occupancy/seat||$500||-|
|Hotels||$3 per room||$500||$15,000|
|Arenas/Stadiums||$0.30 per occupancy/seat||$500||$15,000|
|All Other Facilities|
|Under 25,000 sq ft - (Under 2,322 sqm)||$500|
|25,000-199,999 sq ft - (2,322-18,580 sqm)||$1,000|
|200,000-499,999 sq ft - (18,581-46,450 sqm)||$2,500|
|500,000-799,999 sq ft - (46,451-74,322 sqm)||$4,000|
|800,000-999,999 sq ft - (74,323-92,902 sqm)||$6,000|
|1MM to 1,999,999 sq ft - (92,903-185,805 sqm)||$10,000|
|2MM+ sq ft - (185,806+ sqm)||$15,000|
*Multi-site portfolios will be priced individually. Please inquire.
**An enterprise fee will apply to multi-site portfolios with 20 or more facilities. Please inquire for details.
***Each GBAC STAR facility accreditation will include the appropriate number of individual online certifications in the quoted price
****Additional online GBAC Fundamentals certificates above allowance at $150 each
|Restaurants||1 per 100 seats|
|Hotels||1 per 100 rooms|
|Arenas||1 per $1000 of fee|
|All Other||1 per $1000 of fee|