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HR in the Age of COVID-19

An Interview with Human Resources Expert Claudia St. John Claudia St. John is the founder and president of Affinity HR Group Inc., a national human resources and management consulting firm specializing in hiring, recruiting, HR compliance and employee engagement....

Laundromats Are Essential

CLA Releases New Video Highlighting Industry’s Response to the Challenge of COVID-19 The laundromat industry, led by owners and their employees, has stepped up to the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis by increasing disinfecting procedures and applying new approaches...

Opening New Doors of Opportunity

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Adding Automatic Doors to Your Laundromat In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many laundromat owners are currently reevaluating every aspect of their stores’ operations. For many operators, this includes the potential addition of...

Are You Covered?

What Laundry Owners Need to Know About Their Business Insurance During These Difficult Times According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses in the U.S. “are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.”...

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CLA COVID-19 Update

The Coin Laundry Association closely monitors updates regarding the coronavirus pandeminc. Click here to learn more and access resources.

Branded!

Originally posted - April issue/2012 Building a Brand for Your Self-Service Laundry May Be the Smartest Business Move You Make All Year Think only those big corporate types need to bother with such frivolous, esoteric topics are branding? Think again. Your brand says...

Chain Reaction

Originally posted - Oct 30, 2014 One of every four self-service laundry owners today operates multiple locations, according to the Coin Laundry Association's 2014 Coin Laundry Industry Survey. And that number has risen consistently. Each year, more and more...

It’s a Small World

Originally posted - Oct issue/2012 Alliance Laundry Systems Helps Grow the Self-Service Laundry Business on a Global Level (This is the first in a series of articles that will focus on the international scope of the self-service laundry business, while examining the...

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Making a Statement

The ‘What,' ‘Why' and ‘How' of Mission Statements In a long history of looking at mission statements, researchers and practitioners have almost universally acknowledged the value of a singular mission as a driving force for companies – and yet have been inconsistent...

Dirty Bird Laundry

Ryan and Bernadette Hansen Dirty Bird Laundry Fresno, Calif. www.DirtyBirdLaundry.com Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Ryan was the operations manager for a produce distributor, and Bernadette worked at Costco. Store Openings Store 1: November 2009 - Fresno...

‘We Turn a Laundromat into a Community Center…’

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...

We Turn a Laundromat into a Community Center

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...

Wash with Wally: Hair Dye Stains

One of my commercial accounts is a hair salon. Can you tell me the best way to remove dark hair dye from the white towels my client brings to me? Hair dye can be a real problem because different manufacturers use different types of bases for dyes. Some use a metallic...

Going ‘Undercover’

Forced to Take a Fresh Look at His Laundry Business, the Author Gained an Entirely New Perspective on His Overall Operation When is the last time you went "undercover?" No, I'm not suggesting you sneak into one of your competitor's laundries, pretending to be a...

Business Bio: Wash-n-Go

Dewayne Bohannon Wash-n-Go Columbia, S.C. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Dewayne has been in the self-storage industry for 25 years, and he is also in the coin-operated amusement business. Store Opening Wash-n-Go in Columbia opened two years ago. However,...

Making the Call

How to Prepare for Sales Calls with Potential Commercial Clients In my last column, I discussed some of the profitable niches available to self-service laundry owners within the vast realm of commercial laundry accounts. This time, I'd like to follow up on that...

What If Muhammad Ali Owned Your Laundry?

Adopting the Legendary Boxer's Personal Philosophy Can Turn You into a Champion of Business All of the buzz surrounding the recent high stakes Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao welterweight title fight got me thinking about boxing's heyday in the 1960s and '70s, as well...

Berkshire Hills Acquires Firestone Financial

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. has announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of privately held Firestone Financial Corp. as an operating subsidiary of Berkshire Bank. Based in Needham, Mass., Firestone is a nationwide commercial specialty...

Speed Queen

Untouchable ROI from Speed Queen®

Not all equipment upgrades are created equal. See what’s possible with technology specifically made to elevate your store experience and move the needle in revenue.

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Webinar: Why Choose the Laundry Business

Are you an entrepreneur looking for a new business venture? Join CLA for this panel discussion with expert laundry owners if you are considering opening a laundromat.

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This Month's Issue

  • Let the Buyer Beware: What You Should Never Do When Looking to Purchase an Existing Laundromat
  • Guest Feature: Looking Ahead to the Future of Laundromats
  • Up Close: HR in the Age of COVID-19
  • Insurance: What Owners Need to Know About Their Business Coverage
  • The Laundry Doctor: Planning for the New Normal
  • And more…

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Oregon Passes Landmark Minimum-Wage Law

Legislation Mandates Higher Pay in Cities than in Rural Areas Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill enacting a double-digit increase in the state's minimum wage, a boost that could give the state the highest minimum wage in the U.S. by 2022. In addition, this...

Electrolux Names New CFO, EVP

Electrolux recently named Anna Ohlsson-Leijon its chief financial officer. In addition, the company has promoted Ola Nilsson to the position of executive vice president and head of its small appliances business category. Ohlsson-Leijon joined Electrolux in 2001 as...

WashClub Continues U.S. Expansion

On-Demand Laundry Service Now Open in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Akron On-demand laundry service provider WashClub, based in New York City, has announced the launch of new branches in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Akron, Ohio. Each of these WashClub facilities is...

CG West Announces Spring Profit Symposium

Two-Day Event Scheduled for May 11-12 in Southern California Continental Girbau West - a subsidiary of Continental Girbau Inc. based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - will host its fourth annual Conference of Champions Profit Symposium on May 11-12. The event - scheduled...

Laundry, Real Estate Veterans Partner on New Brokerage Service

Wash Broker to Serve Chicago-Area Vended Laundry Market Laundry and real estate industry veterans Robert Renteria and Joe Hollendonner recently announced that they've joined forces to create Wash Broker, Ltd., a laundry brokerage service based in the Chicago area....

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