Are You Still Single?

Industry Experts and Veteran Laundry Operators Discuss the Continued Growth of the Multi-Store Ownership Model Michael Addison purchased his first laundromat in New York in 2016 – and he has opened a new location every year since. In southern California, owner Art...

Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

To Grow Your Vended Laundry Business, Focus on Four Key Factors Here’s a fact that shouldn’t surprise you by now: More than half of all purchases are influenced by a digital presence. You, your neighbors and the strangers across town are all Googling (and maybe...

Making a Difference

ReadyNation Salutes the Good Work of The LaundryCares Foundation Gardner, Wallace Receive ‘Business Champion for Children’ Awards As the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation gears up for its 2nd annual Literacy Summit in Chicago this March, the...

Time for a Grand Re-Opening?

Spring Can Be the Ideal Season to Refresh Your Vended Laundry Business Traditionally, the months leading up to spring provide a perfect opportunity to refresh and brighten up your vended laundry. Most of us tend to experience a spike in business during spring and...
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Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

To Grow Your Vended Laundry Business, Focus on Four Key Factors Here’s a fact that shouldn’t surprise you by now: More than half of all purchases are influenced by a digital presence. You, your neighbors and the strangers across town are all Googling (and maybe...

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

ReadyNation Salutes the Good Work of The LaundryCares Foundation Gardner, Wallace Receive ‘Business Champion for Children’ Awards As the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation gears up for its 2nd annual Literacy Summit in Chicago this March, the...

Time for a Grand Re-Opening?

Time for a Grand Re-Opening?

Spring Can Be the Ideal Season to Refresh Your Vended Laundry Business Traditionally, the months leading up to spring provide a perfect opportunity to refresh and brighten up your vended laundry. Most of us tend to experience a spike in business during spring and...

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Money Talks

A Decade Removed from the Credit Crunch of the Great Recession, Here’s What It Takes to Secure Financing in Today’s Economy Growing your laundry business without outside funding can make you feel as though you’re trapped in a perpetual catch-22. You need to hire...

CLA Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Trade Group Adds Three Store Owners and a Distributor to Its Current Board Lineup For 2019, the Coin Laundry Association has added four new laundry professionals to two-year terms on its Board of Directors. These new directors include one distributor and three store...

Spread Your Wings – And Don’t Look Back

It May Be Time to Give Your Vended Laundry Operation a Reboot “There ain’t no future living in the past” – George “Sparky” Anderson, former Major League Baseball manager Human organisms come equipped with memories for a good reason. One is to retain things learned,...

W-D-F 2.0

What Does the Future Hold for the Wash-Dry-Fold Business? As I’ve been saying in this column for several years, the wash-dry-fold business continues to grow, morph and evolve into something new seemingly each time we look in a different direction. The future of...

Free Laundry Day Scheduled for Durham, N.C.

On Saturday, February 23, The Wash House Laundromats will host a LaundryCares Free Laundry Day at its two locations in Durham, N.C., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two locations are: • The Wash House, 2000 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, N.C. • The Wash House, 1839 Liberty St.,...

American Changer Acquires Rowe

American Changer Corp., headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has finalized an asset purchase agreement with Rowe Bill Changers, LLC, a manufacturer of self-serve money changers for the coin laundry industry, as well as the carwash, amusement and vending markets. The...

EVI Acquires PAC Industries

Laundry equipment distributor EVI Industries, formerly EnviroStar, recently acquired PAC Industries of Harrisburg, Pa., for $12.85 million. EVI, headquartered in Miami, has purchased all of the outstanding shares of PAC’s common stock as part of the agreement – $6.4...

Laundry Owners Warehouse Releases New Short Film

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has announced the newest release in its current series of short films. This latest release features second-generation American Alberto Mosconi. The short film has been released exclusively on the Laundry Owners...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in the Southeast

Current and potential laundry owners, distributors and manufacturers gathered in Atlanta on January 30 and in Orlando on January 31 to network, enjoy a nice meal and broaden their marketing skills at the first CLA Connect LIVE events of 2019. Both events featured...

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CLA Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Trade Group Adds Three Store Owners and a Distributor to Its Current Board Lineup For 2019, the Coin Laundry Association has added four new laundry professionals to two-year terms on its Board of Directors. These new directors include one distributor and three store...

Free Laundry Day Scheduled for Durham, N.C.

On Saturday, February 23, The Wash House Laundromats will host a LaundryCares Free Laundry Day at its two locations in Durham, N.C., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two locations are: • The Wash House, 2000 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, N.C. • The Wash House, 1839 Liberty St.,...

American Changer Acquires Rowe

American Changer Corp., headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has finalized an asset purchase agreement with Rowe Bill Changers, LLC, a manufacturer of self-serve money changers for the coin laundry industry, as well as the carwash, amusement and vending markets. The...

EVI Acquires PAC Industries

Laundry equipment distributor EVI Industries, formerly EnviroStar, recently acquired PAC Industries of Harrisburg, Pa., for $12.85 million. EVI, headquartered in Miami, has purchased all of the outstanding shares of PAC’s common stock as part of the agreement – $6.4...

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Getting Into Your ‘Comforter’ Zone

Getting Into Your ‘Comforter’ Zone

Build Your Business by Becoming the Comforter-Cleaning Specialist in Your Marketplace In today’s world of drycleaners and commercial laundries all trying to carve out their own special niche by adding extra services, such as residential wash-dry-fold laundry and...

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The Business Mind

Let’s Get Creative

Let’s Get Creative

Strengthen Every Aspect of Your Laundry Business by Building Your Creativity “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou, American poet Where would we be without creativity? The answer very likely is some version of “nowhere.”...

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Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

To Grow Your Vended Laundry Business, Focus on Four Key Factors Here’s a fact that shouldn’t surprise you by now: More than half of all purchases are influenced by a digital presence. You, your neighbors and the strangers across town are all Googling (and maybe...

Marketing Trends to Adopt in 2019

These Four Growing Technologies and Promotional Methods Deserve Your Attention The marketing industry is relentless, and it likes to think big. Every year, new technologies and marketing methods emerge that seek to make it easier for businesses like yours win new...

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Big in Japan

I'm very fortunate that my career with the Coin Laundry Association has enabled me to travel internationally to the trade shows that serve our industry worldwide. Each of these opportunities yield great returns, as I learn more about the business and build...

Open for Business

For the grand opening of its Canadian flagship location, Lululemon – the popular yoga-inspired athletic apparel company – offered free merchandise to the first 30 people to run naked through its new retail outlet. As you can imagine, the media was all over this...

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