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.

Location! Location! Location!

Top Laundry Owners Weigh In on What Goes into a Successful Site Selection ProcessGet two (non-competing) laundry owners in a room and see how quickly the conversation turns to the new, potentially blockbuster laundry markets and store sites they're both currently...

Marketing, Technology And Making More Money

Boost Your Digital Marketing Success with Automation Techniques, Solid Analytics and a Retargeting ProgramTechnology is a game-changer.Since the year 2000, we've seen the invention, adoption, and removal of advancements like MySpace, multiple generations of...

Business Bio: A&Q Laundry Room

Tyesha Offiong A&Q Laundry Room South River, N.J. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Tyesha formerly served as the director for a non-profit organization. Store Opening March 1, 2015 Business Hours 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily Staff Three part-time...

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Huebsch Honors Store Owners of the Quarter

Huebsch recently named John and Ceara Templin as its Store Owners of the Quarter. A year ago, the Templins opened Laundry Lounge in Winslow, Maine. And, since then, the store has become a destination for many customers – some who travel more than an hour to use the...

Bracing for Impact

Sewer Impact or Tap Fees Are a Reality in the Vended Laundry Industry – But That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Fight Back As commercial real estate rents continue to rise and more markets are being characterized as “mature" (with more than a few established laundromats in...

GAO Study: Switching to $1 Coin Not Cost-Effective

A recent study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that replacing the $1 note with a $1 coin would likely result in a net loss to the government over 30 years. The GAO discovered that the government would incur a loss of about $611 million if notes were...

Sales Tax Threat Heats Up in Connecticut

A tax threat for vended laundries has been heating up in Connecticut in recent months. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has unveiled his state budget plan, which includes an expansion of the sales tax base to include new services – including laundry services. As of...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Hosts Investment Seminars

Statewide Laundry Equipment recently wrapped up two successful investment seminars in the Atlanta area. These educational sessions featured more than 30 attendees and were held in order to present some key insights for those considering investing in and looking to...

Western State Design to Host Service Seminars

Western State Design will host four free service seminars developed to help vended laundry operators learn best practices for optimal operation and maintenance of Dexter Laundry equipment. These training sessions will be conducted by Dexter factory representatives and...

CSC ServiceWorks Adds Hawkinson, Graf to Board of Directors

CSC ServiceWorks, Inc. has appointed two new members to the company’s Board of Directors. They are Alex Hawkinson, founder and former CEO of SmartThings, the largest consumer Internet of Things platform in the world; and Rick Graf, president and CEO of Pinnacle, one...

Dexter Laundry Salutes Top-Producing Distributor

Western State Design, headquartered in Hayward, Calif., recently received Dexter Laundry’s 2018 “#1 in Dexter Sales Worldwide" Award at the manufacturer’s annual conference in Waikiki, Hawaii. It marked the 12th consecutive year that WSD has achieved this honor. The...

By the Numbers

Whether Selecting a New Laundry Site or Keeping an Established Store Thriving, Industry Experts Reveal the Data You Need to Know The age-old adage for retail success – which most certainly includes vended laundry businesses – has long and invariably been, “Location,...

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Imonex Launches New Website

Imonex – which recently marked four decades in the self-service pay arena – unveiled its new website to showcase the company’s expanding coin and token acceptor product line and to help guide laundry owners with innovative payment solutions. Visitors to imonex.com can...

WASH Names New C-Level Executives

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., recently appointed two new C-suite executives to its management team. Arthur J. (AJ) Long has been named chief financial officer, and Andres de Armas has joined the company as its chief revenue...

Alliance Laundry Systems Acquires Commercial Equipment Company

Alliance Laundry Systems has reached an agreement to purchase the distribution assets of Commercial Equipment Company. The deal is expected to be finalized for closing in July. Headquartered in Farmers Branch, Texas, CEC has been serving laundry owners in central and...

Continental Girbau Changes Name to Girbau North America

Continental Girbau Inc. has changed its name to Girbau North America. Spearheaded by Girbau Global Laundry Solutions – the parent company of the North American subsidiary – the name change to Girbau North America provides a clearer representation of the company and...

Laundrylux Acquires Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry

Laundrylux recently announced its acquisition of Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry, which is based in Dallas and led by Mike and Kellie Blumberg. “Our partnership with Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry solidifies our position in the key Texas market,” said Laundrylux...

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Dirty Laundry Never Takes a Vacation

Summer Camps May Provide the Perfect Opportunity to Grow Your Laundry Business’ Wash-Dry-Fold Revenue Summer is just around the corner – which means that, for many kids, so is summer camp. And, while going to camp has been a rite of passage for so many...

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Pulling the ‘Trigger’

Seven Psychological Triggers Sure to Boost Your Customer Acquisition MarketingWould you like to know how to attract more customers by understanding what piques their interest in your laundry business?For several years, I have written that the key to successfully...

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Lease Negotiation: Mistakes to Avoid

When putting together your self-service laundry business, the lease is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. Here are some of the most common – and dangerous – pitfalls to avoid when hammering out your next laundry lease: • Failure to secure exculpation of...

Iowa Laundry Owners Get a Big Raise

"Is this heaven?" "It's Iowa." "Iowa? Could have sworn it was heaven…" – "Field of Dreams" (1989) While the specters of baseball players past may have confused Iowa for heaven in the movie, you wouldn't blame Hawkeye laundry owners for thinking they're living in the...

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