Published 09.13.21

2021 Cintas S.H.I.N.E. Award Honoring Professional Housekeepers Seeks Nominations

CINCINNATI – Sept. 13, 2021 – Housekeeping professionals are the key to guest satisfaction in hotels and other hospitality properties. To recognize the hardworking individuals who keep rooms, lobbies and other areas clean, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced the launch of the 2021 Cintas S.H.I.N.E. (Star Housekeepers In a New Era) Award.

The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and additional prizes for their property. The award program is open to housekeeping professionals employed at hospitality properties in the United States. Submit nominations at through Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

“Talented housekeepers are working tirelessly to uphold cleanliness during this difficult time, and often do not have an opportunity to be celebrated,” said Nicole Beall, Senior Director - Hospitality & Gaming Enterprise at Cintas Corporation “We are excited to recognize the professionals who are keeping the heart of the industry beating and showcase excellence every day.”The grand prize winner’s property will receive:

  • $2,500 in cleaning and hygiene products and services from Cintas
  • A training and development package from the Indoor Environmental Healthcare and Hospitality Association (IEHA), a Division of ISSA, valued at $3,500
  • A package from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, that includes a GBAC on-site consultation and enrollment in the GBAC Fundamentals Course 2.0, valued at $3,300
  • A comprehensive product package from Rubbermaid Commercial Products, valued at more than $2,300

Nine runners-up and their hospitality properties will each receive a prize package valued at more than $1,800, which includes: a $500 cash prize for each runner-up, and each runner-up’s hospitality property will receive a complimentary membership to IEHA, a free IEHA training course, enrollment in the GBAC Fundamentals Course 2.0 and a Rubbermaid Commercial Products housekeeping cart. 

The program is open to U.S.-based employees in the hospitality industry who work in a housekeeping role. Nominations must be 500 words or less. No purchase necessary to enter. A judging panel comprised of hospitality expert and television and podcast host Anthony Melchiorri, and representatives from Cintas, IEHA, GBAC and Rubbermaid will review the nominations and select the winner and runners-up based on the quality of the entries.

“The hospitality industry will undoubtedly make a comeback after the pandemic because of the amazing housekeepers who go out of their way to enhance the guest experience at every opportunity,” said Melchiorri. “We are excited to recognize the talented and essential professionals who have helped clean and maintain hotels and promote health and safety.”

For Official Rules, to learn more, and to submit a nomination, visit

About Cintas Corporation 

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe, and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean Program™ — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

About IEHA, a Division of ISSA

IEHA, Indoor Environmental Healthcare and Hospitality Association, a Division of ISSA, focuses on the healthcare, hospitality, and other environmental services sectors of the cleaning industry. This 1,300-plus member professional association was founded in 1930 and merged with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, in 2017. Executive housekeepers manage environmental service programs in commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities. They direct staff, ranging from a few to several hundred people, and handle budgets from thousands of dollars to millions. IEHA provides members with an array of channels through which they can achieve personal and professional growth. For more information, visit

About GBAC, a Division of ISSA 

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial, and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address, and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, infectious disease and biological material response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ Facility and Service Accreditation Programs, training and certification of individuals, and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit

About Rubbermaid Commercial Products

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), headquartered in Huntersville, NC, is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of washroom and safety, cleaning, waste handling, material transport, and food services. RCP is part of Newell Brands’ global portfolio of leading brands and continues to develop innovative products. Visit to learn more.