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...

Making Connections, Part 3

The Basics of Setting Up a Secure, Successful Wireless Network at Your Laundry Business[This is the third in a series of articles written to offer helpful suggestions about where to begin and how to better manage an existing or planned Wi-Fi network. Among the topics...

Collection Day

Laundry Owners Share Their Payment Options – Along with Their Subsequent Collection Procedures and StrategiesWithout a doubt, it's one of the first and probably most common pieces of advice a newcomer to the vended laundry industry will receive:"This business isn't...

Minimum Wage on the Rise Across the Country

As of New Year's Day, several minimum-wage employees across the U.S. automatically received a raise in pay. In fact, on January 1, 2018, lawmakers in 18 states and 20 localities upped the minimum wage. At the stroke of midnight this past New Year's Eve, the following...

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Taking the Scientific Approach

How to Leverage Today's Neuroscience Research When Running Your Laundry Business The world of science is ablaze - hotter than ever before in recorded history. Modern-day research is uncovering useful and practical information at supersonic speed in so many areas. For...

The Dreaded Refund

And Why It's Really Not All That Terrible – If Handled CorrectlyI have some terrible news for you. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but I find myself compelled to let you know…Someone on your team is going to make a mistake. Or an accident will happen. Or a...

Marketing Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

Here Are Five Common Miscues to Avoid When Promoting Your Vended Laundry BusinessNo one likes to admit that they could be making some major marketing mistakes. But, the truth of the matter is that you probably are.Hey… no one's perfect, right?I've been taking a long,...

Working Together

Is a Business Partnership Right for You?Atypical. Nontraditional. A little weird.Lisa and Daryl Johnson will agree that their business partnership – and subsequent laundry industry success – is probably all of those and more.It began as a fairly normal husband/wife...

Laundry One to Open Branch Office in Indianapolis

Laundry One – a commercial laundry distributor based just outside of Columbus, Ohio – has announced that it will open a branch office in Indianapolis next month. The company is an authorized Dexter Laundry dealer, serving the vended, on-premises and multi-housing...

Washlava Launches Cashless Laundromat in New York City

Washlava, a mobile technology startup that enables laundry customers to reserve and pay for machines from their smartphones, has opened its second cashless, exclusively app-enabled laundromat - this time in New York's Astoria neighborhood. "We have seen truly...

Exhibit Sales, Housing Now Open for Clean ’19

Exhibit sales are now open to all companies for Clean 2019, the textile care industry's premier trade show, which will be held June 20-23, 2019, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Hotel reservations for the show also are open through Connections...

Business Publication Honors R&B Wire Products

The Orange County Business Journal recently presented R&B Wire Products with the publication's Family-Owned Business Award for companies with 31 to 100 employees. "It's a huge honor to be receiving this award on behalf of my family - specifically my father, Rick,...

CLA Names New Director of Membership, Section Relations

WashClub – an app-based, on-demand laundry and drycleaning service – recently opened its newest branch in Akron, Ohio. This new WashClub branch is owned and operated by lifetime Akron resident Brenda Schwarz. The company said it chose Akron for its latest market...

TLC Names New Vice President

TLC Tri-State Laundry Companies, Inc. has named Keith Quarles its new vice president of sales. Quarles will oversee TLC's team of sales professionals, which covers the Eastern Seaboard from southern Virginia to northern Florida.Quarles boasts 25 years of commercial...

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Aaxon Holds Successful Autumn Expo

Aaxon Laundry Systems, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently hosted its 2018 Aaxon Autumn Expo, which drew laundry owners from across the state. Representatives from Huebsch – including Senior Regional Sales Manager Jason Fleck – presented the manufacturer's newest...

Statewide Laundry Hosts Fall Expos

Statewide Laundry - with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami - recently completed a three-day series of Laundry Improvement Expos. The company kicked off the 2018 shows on September 18 at an all-new venue, the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center...

Two New Opportunities for CLA Members

The Coin Laundry Association has announced two new opportunities for its members to become involved – as speakers and sponsors – with the organization’s upcoming CLA Connect LIVE events in 2019. All members are invited to share their expertise and...

Teeters to Host Open House

Teeters Products will hold its annual open house on November 14 at the company's headquarters in Fletcher, Ohio. This theme of this year's event is "Taking Your Laundromat to the Next Level"- with a focus on next level product performance, efficiency, engineering,...

Laundry Concepts Adds to Sales Team

Laundry Concepts has named David Gradle the newest member of the company's sales team. Prior to joining Laundry Concepts, Gradle spent 10 years working for an automatic door company, where he compiled bids utilizing architectural plans, met with prospects, presented...

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Growing Your Business by Serving Your Community

Seniors and Other Niche Market Segments May Be Perfect Opportunities to Build Your Wash-Dry-Fold Clientele In many ways, doing wash-dry-fold laundry for seniors in your community can almost be considered a public service commitment. At my store, I have about half a...

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Once Upon a Laundry

Here's a Look at a Day in the Life of a Laundry Owner - And at All of the Many Business and Life Lessons It Can Teach Us There are so many different opportunities to learn. One method is to enroll in formal classes at a school or university. Another way is to attend a...

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Avoiding Surprises

Running a small business is far from an exact science. And operating a self-service laundry – with all of the market-by-market idiosyncrasies this entails – at times can be even less of a sure thing. With PlanetLaundry's cover story in May focusing on industry myths...

Clean 2015: Basic Training – Coin Laundry Style

In addition to veteran laundry owners looking to stay one step ahead with regard to the latest trends and technology, the Clean Show has always served as a starting point for potential investors doing their due diligence. However, as the economy improves and with a...

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