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An Interview with The Laundry Project’s Jason Sowell Jason Sowell founded Current of Tampa Bay in 2008. It’s a non-profit organization dedicated to helping meet the needs of low-income communities. Sowell is a former youth pastor and executive pastor in the Tampa area. “That role ...
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Cash is King

An Interview with Texas Laundry Owner Bruce Walker Bruce Walker and his wife, Julie, have been in the self-service laundry business since 2002. They own Wash It Kwik, a 3,000-square-foot card-operated store with 82 washers and dryers in Denton, Texas. How did you get involved in the self-service ...
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Lionel Bogut

An Exclusive Chat with the Long-Time Laundry Industry Veteran With more than 50 years in the industry, Lionel Bogut’s list of industry credentials is an impressive one, and his experience has run the gamut from multi-store ownership to owning his own commercial distributorship. Additionally, ...
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A Laundry Life

An Interview with “Wash with Wally” Columnist Wally Makowsky To say that Wally Makowsky is a successful laundry supplier to the Chicago area market would be accurate – but it would be missing the point. Of course, Makowsky is also the author of PlanetLaundry’s popular, long-running stain ...
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Originally posted - Dec 09, 2014 The Energy Information Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating energy information to promote sound policymaking, ...
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Originally posted - Oct 24, 2014 Deborah Burnett is an award-winning, internationally recognized registered interior designer, lighting practitioner, keynote presenter and author. Over her 30-year professional career, Burnett – a principal and partner in the Benya Burnett Consultancy ...
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Originally posted - May 06, 2014 Julie O’Rourke has spent the last 20 years in trade association management. For the past four years, she has served as the director of membership for the Coin Laundry Association. Prior to joining the CLA, Julie was the assistant director of membership for ...
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Originally posted - Apr 02, 2014 Jon Cameron’s career in U.S. currency began in 1972 at the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In 1987, moving from cash operations to cash policy and Reserve Bank oversight, he transferred to the Board of Governors of the Federal ...
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The Tax Man

Originally posted - Feb 20, 2014 Joe Crosby is a senior vice president and principal at MultiState Associates, which provides ongoing legislative monitoring and lobbying assistance to the Coin Laundry Association. Prior to joining MultiState, Crosby spent 11 years with the Council on ...
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Originally posted - Jan 24, 2014 Dr. Chuck Bamford is the founder of Bamford Associates, LLC. He has worked with thousands of managers over the last 20 years in the development of implementable strategic plans and an entrepreneurial orientation to growth. He worked in industry ...
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Originally posted - Dec 23, 2013 As CEO of brand management firm Turkel Brands, Bruce Turkel has been creating and working with valuable brands for more than 25 years. Born and raised in Miami, Mr. Turkel studied design at the University of Florida and rushed to New York City to ...
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Originally posted - Dec 12, 2013 Brian Brunckhorst is currently the owner of four laundromats in the San Francisco Bay area. He’s also the vice president and treasurer of the Golden State Coin Laundry Association, a real estate investor, the author of the popular business book – “Secrets ...
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Buying Time?

Originally posted - Sep 06, 2013 Curtis Kroeker is group general manager for BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, the internet’s largest and most heavily trafficked business-for-sale marketplaces. Since 1996, BizBuySell has offered tools that make it easy for business owners and brokers to ...
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Originally posted - May 30, 2013 Emily Jed is senior editor of Vending Times magazine, the leading trade publication providing information to operators within in the vending industry. She’s been a journalist for more than two decades, most of which has been spent in her current position. ...
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Originally posted - Apr 19, 2013 The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute has been the premier international trade association for garment care professionals since 1883. Representing retail drycleaning and laundry facilities in the United States and around the world, DLI's balanced representation ...
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Coming Clean

Originally posted - Jan 04, 2013 Brian T. Sansoni is vice president of communication and membership and vice president of sustainability initiatives at the American Cleaning Institute (formerly The Soap and Detergent Association). The ACI is the trade association for the cleaning products ...
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Originally posted - Nov issue/2012 An Interview with International Council of Shopping Centers Vice President Michael Niemira Michael P. Niemira is the staff vice president, chief economist and director of research for the International Council of Shopping Centers. As the director of ...
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Originally posted - Sept issue/2012 An Interview with Leading Economic Forecaster Alan Beaulieu One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan Beaulieu is a principal at ITR Economics, where he serves as president. Since 1990, he has been consulting with companies throughout the United ...
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Originally posted - Aug issue/2012 An Interview with Business Author and Customer Service Expert Robert Spector Robert Spector has been involved in customer service since the age of 13, when he first went to work in his parents’ butcher shop in the farmers’ market in Perth Amboy, N.J. ...
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For Rent…

Originally posted - July issue/2012 An Interview with National Apartment Association CEO Douglas Culkin As a self-service laundry owner, your stiffest competition is likely coming from that nearby multi-unit apartment building, which instead should be supplying you with a steady stream ...
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