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...

CLA COVID-19 Update

Coin Laundry Association (CLA) is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other appropriate national and local public health authorities.  CLA’s top priority is the health and well-being of our members and their customers. Learn more and access resources by clicking the button below.

Industry Roundtable: Maximizing the Dry

Industry Roundtable: Maximizing the Dry

Leading Manufacturers Weigh In on the Current State of the Vended Laundry Dryer – And Its Impact on Today’s Laundry Owners and Customers What’s really new with dryers and drying? Dryers and the very act of drying clothes and other items, by definition, represent half...

Going Full-Time

Going Full-Time

Making Laundry Your Main Gig As a part-time business on the side, a laundromat certainly checks off several of the boxes – from such tangible advantages as being a cash business with flexible scheduling for the owner, to requiring no product inventory and (depending...

Is 2020 Finally the Year?

Is 2020 Finally the Year?

If Starting a Laundromat Business is on Your To-Do List for the New Year, Here’s Your Game Plan 2020 has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It’s very symmetrical and pleasing to look at – and kinda fun to say, too. And, for some of you reading this, it may be a lucky...

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GNA Promotes Kuffel to Senior Management Role

Girbau North America has promoted Pamela Kuffel to the position of director of strategic business efficiencies and solutions. In her new role, she is responsible for partnering with leadership to identify and execute solutions that drive business value and result in...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in the Southeast

Current and potential laundry owners, as well as industry distributors and manufacturers, gathered in Nashville, Tenn., on February 26 for the first-ever CLA Connect LIVE program in this area. The event featured speaker Joy Collins, digital marketing manager at...

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...

SPYNR Names New Project Manager

SPYNR has appointed Trey Bowden its new project manager. Bowden, who joined the digital marketing firm late last year, is already helping manage client campaigns and projects, according to company owner and founder Dennis Diaz. Bowden brings to SPYNR more than 20...

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...

Girbau North America Adds New Staffers

Girbau North America recently welcomed several new team members. They are: Jacob Bruneau, shipping and receiving specialist; Amy Bartol, consumer finance associate; Anjelynn Coyne, inside sales associate; Brett Lobajeski, GNA technical field support specialist; and...

HappyNest Launches New Location in Florida’s Broward County

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest recently expanded into Florida’s Broward County market. “We have been very successful at finding the best partners in the Florida market, and Lon Gopie is no different,” said HappyNest founder John MacKrell. “He has built...

CLA Releases ‘The Best of Wash with Wally’

The Coin Laundry Association has released “The Best of Wash with Wally,” a printed collection of many of the highlights of PlanetLaundry magazine’s popular and long-running garment care column, “Wash with Wally. The monthly Q&A column is written by laundromat...

You’re Invited: 2020 Excellence in Laundry Conference

A Video Invitation CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace gives a brief overview of what you can expect at the 2020 Excellence in Laundry Conference.   Best of the Best  The 2020 Excellence in Laundry Conference will bring together top laundry professionals,...

EVI to Acquire Commercial Laundry Equipment Company

EVI Industries Inc., headquartered in Miami, has executed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Commercial Laundry Equipment Company Inc., a distributor of vended and on-premises laundry products based in...

Leverage Technology for Profit Growth

Transform your store’s customer experience using technology that can help you attract and retain a strong customer base and earn more revenue.

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    It’s Not Just for Big Corporations Either
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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...

R&B Wire Products Names Channel Sales Manager

R&B Wire Products, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., has appointed Kelly Smith as the company’s channel sales manager. In his new position, Smith will be responsible for managing, growing and creating key accounts within R&B’s portfolio. Smith brings with...

GNA Promotes Kuffel to Senior Management Role

Girbau North America has promoted Pamela Kuffel to the position of director of strategic business efficiencies and solutions. In her new role, she is responsible for partnering with leadership to identify and execute solutions that drive business value and result in...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in the Southeast

Current and potential laundry owners, as well as industry distributors and manufacturers, gathered in Nashville, Tenn., on February 26 for the first-ever CLA Connect LIVE program in this area. The event featured speaker Joy Collins, digital marketing manager at...

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The Laundry Doctor

The Perfect Complement?

The Perfect Complement?

Here’s How Linen Rental Can Be a Profitable Addition to Your Full-Service Laundry Business One of the easier and more profitable opportunities for vended laundry owners who service commercial accounts – which a number of operators, including myself, have ventured into...

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The Business Mind

Master Your Message

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...

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Digital Marketing

Thriving in an Urban Setting

Simple, Effective Tactics for Building Business in Today’s Growing Metro Areas The data is clear. Pew Research recently shared that more people than ever are moving to urban areas and the diversity of our nation’s cities is increasing dramatically. For business...

Go Beyond Basic Website Maintenance

Three Tips to Help ‘Future-Proof’ Your Business’ Site One of the biggest draws of the vended laundry industry is that it’s “future-proof.” In other words, unless there’s some type of apocalypse that none of us see coming, people are going to need to do their laundry....

Viewpoint

Working Together for a Stronger Industry

As my chairmanship on the Coin Laundry Association Board of Directors comes to a close, I want to reflect on both my personal growth and evolution… as well as that of the CLA. The CLA, which works to grow and better the vended laundry industry, is ever-changing to...

A New Laundromat in the Neighborhood?

Not that long ago, I had a competitor build a store right across the street from me. Literally, I could stand at the front door of my laundromat and throw a rock through his window. (Just for the record, I didn’t.) Fortunately, it takes a while to build a store from...

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