What the CARES Act Means for Laundry Owners

President Donald Trump has signed a massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue bill in an effort to offer some financial relief to the nation, which has been shaken by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The package – called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security...

CLA Forced to Cancel Excellence in Laundry Conference

In light of the current health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and related government actions within the state of California, the Coin Laundry Association has announced the cancellation of its upcoming Excellence in Laundry Conference. The event – which had...

Trump Signs COVID-19 Worker Relief Bill

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a measure created to ensure paid sick leave for workers and to widen coronavirus testing. Senators overwhelmingly supported the House bill that covers the cost of all coronavirus...

CCI Celebrates 20 Years in Business

This year marks the 20th year of business for CCI, more formally known as Card Concepts Inc. “As with many things in life, time has flown by,” said CCI President Steve Marcionetti. “I remember our first card system install as if it were yesterday.” Twenty years is no...

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Laundries Connecting Communities

Laundries Connecting Communities

Celebrating the Work of the LaundryCares Foundation In essence, it all began with Hurricane Katrina. “For a while, I and many of my peers in the business felt an appreciation and a gratitude for the opportunities we’d all enjoyed and the livelihoods that had been...

Meeting Families Where They Are: The Powerful Role of Laundromats

Meeting Families Where They Are: The Powerful Role of Laundromats

Please take a moment to picture the face of a child you care about. This child may be your own son or daughter, a niece or nephew, grandchild, a youth you may have coached, or a little one who runs into your laundromat with her mom each week. I think of my own two...

Upgrading Your Laundromat

Upgrading Your Laundromat

Five Steps to a Successful Retooling Project Since opening my first laundromat – O-Town Laundry in Salt Lake City – approximately five years ago, I’ve retooled three more stores, am currently building two stores and have three more waiting in the wings. Working with...

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CCI Names National Retail Account Manager

Card Concepts Inc. – a provider of payment, marketing and management solutions to the vended laundry industry, headquartered in Addison, Ill. – has announced Michael Sokolowski as its new national retail account manager. Sokolowski will be responsible for new business...

Speed Queen Expands SLE’s Coverage to Southern Virginia

Speed Queen recently expanded the territory of Statewide Laundry Equipment, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The distributor will now represent the Speed Queen brand in the southern Virginia market. “We are thrilled to now be serving our incredible customers in...

HappyNest Adds New Atlanta Location

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the Atlanta market. “Our strategy has been to build out the East Coast of the U.S., and Atlanta is another perfect market for HappyNest,” said company founder John MacKrell. “We discussed the platform...

What the CARES Act Means for Laundry Owners

President Donald Trump has signed a massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue bill in an effort to offer some financial relief to the nation, which has been shaken by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The package – called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security...

CLA Forced to Cancel Excellence in Laundry Conference

In light of the current health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and related government actions within the state of California, the Coin Laundry Association has announced the cancellation of its upcoming Excellence in Laundry Conference. The event – which had...

Hermes Commercial Names VP of Sales

Hermes Commercial Laundry Equipment, headquartered in Bloomington, Ill., has named Robert Mattocks its new vice president of sales. Mattocks – who will report directly to Hermes owner Mark Wilkins – has more than 15 years of account management and sales experience....

Trump Signs COVID-19 Worker Relief Bill

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a measure created to ensure paid sick leave for workers and to widen coronavirus testing. Senators overwhelmingly supported the House bill that covers the cost of all coronavirus...

A Decade of Transformation

“Call me crazy, but I like to see other people happy and succeeding. Life is a journey, not a competition.” I read that quote years ago on a billboard somewhere, and it just resonated with me. So, when I became a CLA Board member, I knew my purpose was to help others...

HappyNest Launches New Florida Location

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the Tampa, Fla., market. “We’ve been focused on the east coast of Florida for a few months, and we’ve made great progress there, signing the best production partners in that region,” said HappyNest...

CCI Celebrates 20 Years in Business

This year marks the 20th year of business for CCI, more formally known as Card Concepts Inc. “As with many things in life, time has flown by,” said CCI President Steve Marcionetti. “I remember our first card system install as if it were yesterday.” Twenty years is no...

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CCI Names National Retail Account Manager

Card Concepts Inc. – a provider of payment, marketing and management solutions to the vended laundry industry, headquartered in Addison, Ill. – has announced Michael Sokolowski as its new national retail account manager. Sokolowski will be responsible for new business...

Speed Queen Expands SLE’s Coverage to Southern Virginia

Speed Queen recently expanded the territory of Statewide Laundry Equipment, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The distributor will now represent the Speed Queen brand in the southern Virginia market. “We are thrilled to now be serving our incredible customers in...

HappyNest Adds New Atlanta Location

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the Atlanta market. “Our strategy has been to build out the East Coast of the U.S., and Atlanta is another perfect market for HappyNest,” said company founder John MacKrell. “We discussed the platform...

What the CARES Act Means for Laundry Owners

President Donald Trump has signed a massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue bill in an effort to offer some financial relief to the nation, which has been shaken by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The package – called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security...

CLA Forced to Cancel Excellence in Laundry Conference

In light of the current health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and related government actions within the state of California, the Coin Laundry Association has announced the cancellation of its upcoming Excellence in Laundry Conference. The event – which had...

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The Laundry Doctor

For Rent

For Rent

A Linen Rental Service May be the Perfect Way to Keep Your Washers Turning – And Your Business Growing Traditionally, when we speak of doing commercial accounts work in a laundromat setting, we’re most often talking about customer-owned goods. This is where the...

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The Business Mind

The Art of Primal Persuasion

The Art of Primal Persuasion

Here’s How to Influence Customer Buying Behavior through the Principles of Neuroscience It’s a most unfortunate fact that literally billions of dollars are wasted on advertisements across all industries – including the vended laundry business – that simply fall short...

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Wash With Wally

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Digital Marketing

Traditional vs. Digital

What Marketing Methods are Right for Your Laundromat in 2020 and Beyond? Digital marketing is the future, right? As someone on the frontlines of digital marketing for the laundry industry, I certainly believe that to be true – but that doesn’t mean you should change...

Deconstructing the ‘App’

Three Types of Apps Any Business Can Use – Even Yours When you hear the word “app,” you probably think about something on your phone that has a pretty specific use. Something like the Facebook app or your bank app. They’re useful and handy – but, ultimately,...

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A Decade of Transformation

“Call me crazy, but I like to see other people happy and succeeding. Life is a journey, not a competition.” I read that quote years ago on a billboard somewhere, and it just resonated with me. So, when I became a CLA Board member, I knew my purpose was to help others...

[Video] The New CLA

“Change is inevitable; growth is optional.” – John C. Maxwell Happy New Year! As we enter a new year and a new decade, the Coin Laundry Association is looking forward to celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2020. Video Of course, we’re understandably proud of this long...

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