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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I Educated Mysel

Originally posted - May 24, 2013 When it comes to a new business venture, Danny Delmarco is a big believer in doing one's homework. So, when he and his business partner, Lloyd Webb, decided to open a self-service laundry - in a building co-owned by Webb and Delmarco's...

‘From Wall Street to Main Street’

Originally posted - Aug 06, 2013 At first glance, Bronxville, N.Y., is perhaps one of the last places one would even consider opening a coin laundry. According to the most recent U.S. Census figures, the median household income in Bronxville is $144,940, and the...

People Need to Do Laundry

Originally posted - Jun 14, 2013 Mischelle Romesberg is accustomed to taking matters into her own hands. As director of plant operations for the personal care branch of Energizer Holdings, she's responsible for making sure some of today's leading over-the-counter...

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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...

CLA Member of the Year

An Interview with Chicago Multi-Store Owner Paul HansenPaul Hansen is a third-generation laundry owner who owns six vended laundries in Chicago. He also currently serves as the president of the Illinois Coin Laundry Association.This past June, at the Clean Show in Las...

Build Your Brand

Originally posted - Dec 23, 2013 As CEO of brand management firm Turkel Brands, Bruce Turkel has been creating and working with valuable brands for more than 25 years. Born and raised in Miami, Mr. Turkel studied design at the University of Florida and rushed to New...

Committed to Your Success

Originally posted - May 06, 2014 Julie O'Rourke has spent the last 20 years in trade association management. For the past four years, she has served as the director of membership for the Coin Laundry Association. Prior to joining the CLA, Julie was the assistant...

‘The Quarter is Our Workhorse’

Originally posted - Apr 02, 2014 Jon Cameron's career in U.S. currency began in 1972 at the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In 1987, moving from cash operations to cash policy and Reserve Bank oversight, he transferred to the Board of...

The Tax Man

Originally posted - Feb 20, 2014 Joe Crosby is a senior vice president and principal at MultiState Associates, which provides ongoing legislative monitoring and lobbying assistance to the Coin Laundry Association. Prior to joining MultiState, Crosby spent 11 years...

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...

‘Landlord and Tenant’

[ Originally posted - Feb 25, 2014 As the president of Alabama-based Joy Enterprises, Mark Joy is clearly one of the leaders within the franchised fast-food business in his state. With nearly 20 Subway restaurants, a half dozen Long John Silver's locations and a...

Second Time Around

Originally posted - Sep 24, 2013 Avenue Coin Laundry in Libertyville, Ill., opened its doors for the first time this past July. However, store owner Ron Parsons is hardly new to the self-service laundry industry. "In 1979, I bought a place called the Carousel Coin...

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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CG West Schedules Summer Service Schools

During early summer, Continental Girbau West will hold vended and on-premise laundry service schools at its headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. • The EH020 Service School – which will be held May 30 (9 a.m. to noon) – will overview the 20-pound capacity...

Garment Machinery President Named to Laundrydealer.com Board

Justin Oriel, president of Garment Machinery Co. in Needham, Mass., has been named to the Board of Directors for Laundrydealer.com. "Justin has been a big champion of our commercial laundry world and the technology behind it," said Laundrydealer.com President Ilan...

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...

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