2019: The Year in Review

Laundromat Industry Experts Review the Past 12 Months – And Share Thoughts on What May Lie Ahead It’s impossible to recap the past year in the laundromat business without acknowledging the clear-cut success of the Clean Show, which attracted more than 11,000 attendees...

PT. Triton Internasional, Maytag Commercial Laundry Team Up to Launch Equipment Showroom in Indonesia

PT. Triton Internasional has opened its first Center of Excellence in the Asia Pacific market, in collaboration with Maytag Commercial Laundry. The new showroom – in Jakarta, Indonesia – exhibits Maytag Commercial’s latest innovations, and the location increases the...

‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

An Interview with American Marketing & Publishing Co-Founder Joline Staeheli Joline Staeheli is a co-founder of American Marketing & Publishing and has spent two decades in a range of operations, technology and marketing roles. Today, Joline leads AMP’s client...

New York Governor, National Grid Announce Lifting of Gas Service Moratorium

New York City laundromat operators and potential investors – as well as other small-business owners and area residents – have an extra reason to give thanks this holiday week. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an agreement with National Grid to...
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The Local Laundry Hub

The Local Laundry Hub

For Many of Today’s Vended Laundry Owners, It’s No Longer a ‘Cash-at-All-Cost’ Business An exciting movement is taking hold within the vended laundry industry. More and more laundries are serving as community hubs, where giving back is as important as receiving....

Please Advise…

Please Advise…

Successful Laundry Owners Share the Best – And Worst – Business Advice They’ve Ever Received “In life, you need many more things besides talent. Things like good advice and common sense.” – Hack Wilson, Major League Baseball Player from 1923-1934 “No enemy is worse...

By the Numbers

By the Numbers

An Interview with Ideal Spot CEO Marc Smookler Marc Smookler has started five companies – three of which are market leaders in their respective spaces: a commercial real estate data platform, an online retailer and a unified communications provider. Mr. Smookler’s...

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Don’t Miss the Final CLA Connect LIVE Events of the Year

Register now to attend the last CLA Connect LIVE events planned for 2019. The events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Ohio December 4 in Cincinnati “Top 10 Trends in Vended Laundry,”...

Free CLA Webinar: ‘AMP’ Up Your Digital Marketing Presence

The Coin Laundry Association, in collaboration with American Marketing & Publishing LLC, will present the webinar – “2020 Visibility for Your Laundry Online: A Powerful Web Presence to Start the New Year” – on December 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CST). Ashley...

TCATA Announces New Management Appointments

The Board of Directors of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association has named Leslie Schaeffer as the organization’s new chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2020. Schaeffer, TCATA’s current president, owns BPS Communications, which publishes National...

Huebsch Names Store Owners of the Quarter

Huebsch recently named Glenn Catlin and Rowena Garcia its Store Owners of the Quarter. The couple saved thousands of dollars revitalizing their Texas laundromat with energy-efficient washers and dryers. Catlin and Garcia own and operate Las Lavanderia, a...

Speed Queen Unveils Laundromat Franchise Program

Alliance Laundry Systems has announced that its subsidiary – Speed Queen Laundry Franchise, LLC – is now offering Speed Queen-branded laundromat franchises in nearly every state in the U.S. This opportunity is currently being offered through select distributors, as...

The Local Laundry Hub

For Many of Today’s Vended Laundry Owners, It’s No Longer a ‘Cash-at-All-Cost’ Business An exciting movement is taking hold within the vended laundry industry. More and more laundries are serving as community hubs, where giving back is as important as receiving....

Laundry Owners Warehouse Expands Facility

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently expanded its facility to 18,000 square feet, marking the sixth expansion for the distributorship, and thus “paving way for more sustainable and centralized operations, as well as better solutions for...

New Learning Space to Highlight Free Laundry Day in Phoenix

On November 12, the LaundryCares Foundation will host a free laundry day event from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Local Laundry in Phoenix. These events provide free laundry services and cleaning products to underserved communities across the country, as well as free food...

HappyNest Adds Two New Locations

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky markets, as well as the Ocean Township, N.J. region. “Dave Menz and his team at Laundry Magician have been a driving force in the pickup-and-delivery business...

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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This Month's Issue

  • CLA Member of the Year: An Interview with Multi-Store Owner Michael Finkelstein
  • Industry Report: The Year in Review
  • Owner’s Manual: Keys to Optimum Dryer Care
  • The Business Mind: Eliminating Friction Points Within Your Laundromat
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Eastern Funding Hosts Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Eastern Funding recently hosted its inaugural Women’s Business Leadership Conference in New York City. The event, with a theme of “Empowered Leadership,” brought together academics, entrepreneurs and other business professionals with the goal of shining the spotlight...

Don’t Miss the Final CLA Connect LIVE Events of the Year

Register now to attend the last CLA Connect LIVE events planned for 2019. The events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Ohio December 4 in Cincinnati “Top 10 Trends in Vended Laundry,”...

Free CLA Webinar: ‘AMP’ Up Your Digital Marketing Presence

The Coin Laundry Association, in collaboration with American Marketing & Publishing LLC, will present the webinar – “2020 Visibility for Your Laundry Online: A Powerful Web Presence to Start the New Year” – on December 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CST). Ashley...

TCATA Announces New Management Appointments

The Board of Directors of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association has named Leslie Schaeffer as the organization’s new chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2020. Schaeffer, TCATA’s current president, owns BPS Communications, which publishes National...

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On Camera

Surveillance Technology Continues to Improve – And It Provides Laundry Owners With More Benefits Than You May Think A recent PlanetLaundry cover story discussed the ins and outs of laundromat security, with a good portion of that article highlighting the importance of...

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The Business Mind

The Art of Self-Discipline

The Art of Self-Discipline

Master These Five Key Aspects of Your Entrepreneurial Life As once noted by a brilliant psychiatrist, “life is difficult – but once we realize it is so and accept that fact – it becomes much easier because we don’t expect otherwise.” What’s more, our most common,...

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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....

Staying Connected

The Best Way to Keep Up with Today’s Fast-Paced Online World The internet is different today than it was yesterday. And it will change again tomorrow. Just go check out your Facebook feed – or inbox! You’ve likely got a completely different look, and that’s just on...

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Big in Japan

I’m very fortunate that my career with the Coin Laundry Association has enabled me to travel internationally to the trade shows that serve our industry worldwide. Each of these opportunities yield great returns, as I learn more about the business and build...

Open for Business

For the grand opening of its Canadian flagship location, Lululemon – the popular yoga-inspired athletic apparel company – offered free merchandise to the first 30 people to run naked through its new retail outlet. As you can imagine, the media was all over this...

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