LaundryCares, Dexter Laundry Exchange Awards

LaundryCares Foundation Executive Vice President Dan Naumann recently visited Dexter Laundry’s headquarters in Fairfield, Iowa, to present the manufacturer with an award recognizing the company as a signature sponsor of the charitable foundation and its mission....

Wash with Wally: ‘What Should I Name My Store?’

I’m building a brand new modern laundromat in my town. It’s almost completed, but I’m still at a loss as to what I should name my new business. We’re nearly ready to install the store’s signage, yet I’m still really stuck on a name. Can you give me any ideas? I would...

Master Your Message

Proven Principles to Help You Craft More Impactful Advertising Advertising has one purpose and one purpose only – to affect someone’s behavior. You want consumers to try something different. More specifically, you want them to switch from their current laundromat to...

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...
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The Top 40

Originally posted - Apr 23, 2013 Are you looking to save money? Attract more customers? Grow your market share? If you're a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ideas. Ideas provide the fuel for you to create value and build success....

The Top 40

Originally posted - Apr 23, 2013 Are you looking to save money? Attract more customers? Grow your market share? If you're a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ideas. Ideas provide the fuel for you to create value and build success....

Beyond Washers and Dryers

Originally posted - Jun 10, 2013 For the last 20 years, multi-store owner Bob Meuschke has averaged an additional 17 percent to 20 percent over and above his gross laundry sales, thanks to his operation's ancillary profit centers. "I am very much pro-ancillary profit...

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An Allied Force

Originally posted - March issue/2012 David Cotter has worked for trade associations for nearly 30 years, holding various positions at five different associations. He was named executive director (now CEO) of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) in 1993....

It’s the Economy, Stupid!

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...

Designing Woman

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...

What’s Next for Utilities?

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...

Jack of All Trades

Originally posted - July issue/2012 Illinois Entrepreneur Adds 24-Hour Laundromat to a Varied Business Mix For many, the career path to coin laundry ownership is a long and winding one, with several detours along the way - but perhaps none more so than the road Kevin...

Diversifying His Portfolio

Originally posted - April issue/2012 Entrepreneur Adds Two Self-Service Laundries to a Mix of Business Ventures Clearly, Kwah Wai Pang likes to stay busy. With a background that includes general management, administration, computing operations, programming, and system...

Not the Retiring Sort

Originally posted - Oct issue/2012 New Hampshire Couple Builds New Self-Service Laundry, Buys Existing Store Scott and Penny Williams first broke ground on Speedy Wash n' Go in Alton, N.H., last November. However, the couple's self-service laundry didn't open until...

The Fruits of his Labor

Originally posted - Jan issue/2012 Southern California Laundry Owner Opens Fourth Store Joe Thompson wasn't looking to expand his three-store laundromat chain in southern California when he came across a store for sale in Tustin. He was just helping out a friend who...

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 –...

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  • When the Dry Goes Well…: From Equipment Mix to Payment Structure, Here’s How Laundry Owners are Fitting Dryers into the Overall Business Equation
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A New Phase for PWS Legacy

Brad Steinberg, Brad Pollack Now Sole Company Shareholders/Owners PWS - The Laundry Company has announced that Brad Steinberg and Brad Pollack, co-presidents of PWS, Inc., have concluded a buyout of the corporate stock holdings of Eric Steinberg and Mort Pollack,...

Equipment Marketers Appointed Electrolux, Wascomat Distributor

Laundrylux has announced that Equipment Marketers, based in Cherry Hill, N.J., is now an authorized Electrolux and Wascomat distributor for vended and on-premises laundry equipment. "We are pleased to welcome Richard and Susan LaMaina, along with the entire Equipment...

WashClub NYC Celebrates Earth Day

App-Based Laundry Service Will Plant a Tree for Every Customer Order Received in April In honor of Earth Day on April 22, WashClub NYC has announced that it will plant a tree for every customer order received this month. "We are an Earth-conscious company that...

Continental Welcomes New Vended Laundry Distributor

Manufacturer Announces Partnership with Equipment Marketers Continental Girbau Inc. has partnered with a new vended laundry distributor – Equipment Marketers, based in Cherry Hill, N.J. The distributorship will represent the ExpressWash, ExpressDry, L-Series washer,...

Eastern Funding Names New COO

Financing Company Promotes Stephen Gramaglia Eastern Funding, LLC has promoted Stephen Gramaglia to the position of chief operating officer. Formerly the company's executive vice president, Gramaglia will oversee credit operations, along with a number of the company's...

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