Laundry Literacy Coalition Unveils Read, Play & Learn Kits

The Laundry Literacy Coalition – comprised of the LaundryCares Foundation and Too Small to Fail – has partnered with Lakeshore Learning and Scholastic to offer new Family Read, Play & Learn kits, developed specifically for vended laundries. The kits are uniquely...

Huebsch Honors Gulf States Laundry Machinery with Industry Benchmark Award

For the second consecutive year and fourth time overall, Huebsch has presented Gulf States Laundry Machinery Co., and its Houston and Atlanta branches, with the manufacturer’s highest honor – the 2018 Industry Benchmark Award (formerly known as the Distributor of the...

CLA Connect LIVE Hosts Midwest Events

Current and potential store owners, along with distributors and manufacturers, gathered in Beachwood, Ohio, on July 30 and in Bloomington, Minn., on July 31 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge at two recent CLA Connect LIVE events. The...

Diamonds in the Rough

What Makes a Laundry Ideal for a Successful Turnaround? There’s been a lot of talk about purchasing and retooling older, neglected laundromats. And, in recent years, it has proven to be a great strategy for many savvy laundry operators looking to grow their...

Teamwork (Part 2)

Originally posted - Jul 23, 2014 [This is the second of a two-part series on ways to build a successful team of laundry attendants.] We recently reached out to a number of self-service laundry owners and asked them to briefly outline their team management practices...

Giving Back

Originally posted - Nov 19, 2013 Jeff Lindemann likes to say that he's probably not the best businessman. However, the facts are the facts. And the former police officer and his wife, Mandy, currently own and operate not one or two - but three - successful businesses...

A New Beginning

Originally posted - Jan 27, 2014 After years of unclogging other people's pipes as a licensed master plumber, Florida's Willy Gibson turned his attention to a completely different type of pipe, as the co-owner - along with his wife Margie - of a Pensacola-based smoke...

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From Pets to Professionals…..

Originally posted - Sept issue/2012 Montana Laundromat/Dog Wash Has Become the Area's ‘One-Stop Solution' Those looking for a quick and efficient self-service wash and dry or even more personalized laundry services – or just a convenient place to wash the family dog –...

Controlling His Own Destiny

Originally posted - May issue/2012 Memphis Laundry Owner Builds Strong Following, Plans Two More Locations Phil Arvin's self-service laundry business is nothing like his "day job." And that's one of the aspects he really enjoys about his year-old entrepreneurial...

Bank on It!

Originally posted - June issue/2012 Former Banking Executive Cashes in with Eco-Friendly Coin Laundry After more than 30 years in the financial industry, Connie Ihrke finally knows what she wants to be when she grows up. A coin laundry owner. "In the banking business,...

Aiming High

Originally posted - Feb issue/2012 Corporate Pilot Opens New Laundry in College Town Ross Razak's work hours are hardly 9 to 5. So, he was looking to start a small business with just as much flexibility. Not surprisingly, he found exactly what he was looking for in...

Gaining a Competitive Advantage

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...

Teamwork

Originally posted - Jun 25, 2014 [This is the first of a two-part series on ways to build a successful team of laundry attendants.] Perhaps it's easy for the uninitiated to underestimate the job that self-service laundry attendants perform. However, their duties...

Upwardly Mobile

Originally posted - Oct 02, 2013 On average, adults spend more than two hours every day on their smartphones or using their tablets, according to research by Advertising Age. What's more, nine out of 10 mobile searches lead to an action, and more than 50 percent lead...

Turning Point

Originally posted - Jun 17, 2014 Erik Sparks has been a professional pilot for more than 20 years, having spent the last 18 of those years flying for a charter airline – Ryan International Airlines. Over the years, Sparks has flown a diverse list of operations. Those...

2013: The Year in Review

Originally posted - Dec 09, 2013 In odd-numbered years, nothing that happens in the self-service laundry business can top the spectacle of The Clean Show. And 2013 – with the industry's trade show and convention in New Orleans – was no exception. "One of the major...

Get in the Game

Originally posted - Aug 26, 2014 For many self-service laundry owners, the coin-operated amusement industry may be an untapped business opportunity. Games and other arcade-style machines offer outstanding profit potential for store operators who are willing to pursue...

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CG West to Host Vended Laundry Profit Symposium

Continental Girbau West will host its 3rd annual Conference of Champions Profit Symposium on May 13-14 at the company's headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. This event - which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days - will focus on growing vended laundry profits...

Continental Creative Services Reaches Milestone

Continental Creative Services, a subsidiary of Continental Girbau, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in 2015. CCS is a marketing communications company that provides marketing, advertising and public relations services to Continental distributors and their...

CG West to Host Spring Service Schools

During March and April, Continental Girbau West will hold several vended and on-premise laundry service schools at its headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. These service schools are free. The schedule is: • March 21 (9 a.m. to noon): The EH020 Service School will...

Electrolux Selected for UN Global Compact 100 Index

For the second consecutive year, Electrolux has been included as a constituent in the Global Compact 100, a stock index composed of companies that have signed the United Nations Global Compact. The GC 100 is composed of a representative group of companies with "strong...

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