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Education, Events & Meetings

The Clean Show creates a platform that brings together all industry professionals to network, educate, and share the latest technologies in the industry. This year, attend sessions addressing the current business climate as we recover from COVID-19, the latest trends and innovations hitting the industry like automation and self-service technology, how to best run your business to attract and keep top talent, and so much more!

Friday, July 29, 2022

Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

Volunteer at the Free Laundry & Literacy Day event held on July 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at several Atlanta area laundromats. We ask each of our volunteers to also consider making a $25 minimum donation to help defray the costs of the events, including T-shirts, caps, and other amenities distributed at the event. Registration required.

Location: Atlanta area laundromats
Click here for pricing. Registration required. TRSA members only. 

Brought to you by TRSA

Kick-off The Clean Show at the TRSA Tailgate Welcome Reception to be held at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. Enjoy “tailgating” with 400+ linen, uniform, and facility services industry colleagues and full access to the Hall where you’ll hear stories, accomplishments, and traditions of the game’s greatest legends, including team touchstones, mascots, bands, fight songs, cheerleaders, and more.

Location: College Football Hall of Face
Cost: Free. Registration Required. TRSA members only.
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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

With laundromats being designated as an “essential business,” the industry is experiencing growth in attracting new people. Many of these new owners come from other industries and bring expertise in technology, marketing, and business acumen. Attend this session to hear from the new generation of laundromat owners and learn some of the innovative ideas that they have applied to their businesses.

Featuring:

  • Alex Smereczniak or Dan D’Aquisto, Laundrolab - Facilitator
  • Felicia Galitsky, Laundry Capital
  • Nathan Garcia, The Laundry Room

Location: Room B302 - B305
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

Brought to you by Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute

Workplace culture affects all aspects of your business and has never been as important as it is now. A positive culture will elevate productivity, decrease turnover, increase loyalty, and impact overall employee happiness. Designed to inspire action, this presentation will share experiences on what it takes to make or break a thriving culture.

Featuring:

  • Sean Abbas, The Threads, Inc. 

Location: Room B314
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

Brought to you by Associated Laundry Management

During this open conversation among notable infection preventionists and laundry managers representing cooperative, hospital-owned, and commercial laundry operations, you’ll hear the concerns and responses from these professionals as they address top concerns about textiles and their handling.

Featuring:

  • Jason Hartsell, VP Operations, UHS
  • James Mangini, Director, Maine Medical Center Linen Services
  • Rich Bott, Consultant, Crothall Laundry Services

Location: Room B308
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

Brought to you by TRSA

Industry leaders from linen, uniform, and facility services industry serving uniform/workwear, healthcare, restaurants/F&B, and hospitality/hotels discuss their recovery and opportunities for expanding services. Panel discussion facilitated by TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci, CAE.

Featuring:

  • John Clark, CEO, Prudential Overall Supply
  • Jim Ginnetti, CEO, Alsco
  • Brian Herrington, CEO, PureStar
  • David Potack, CEO, Unitex Healthcare Linen Services

Location: Room B312
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

Brought to you by Associated Laundry Management

When customer demand and labor resources are not in sync, the only answer may be to increase automation.  But, how do you do and keep the operation going, so that your customers get the textiles they need for their patients and guests?  Hear case studies and implementation plans that enable you to maintain operations, customers, and employees.

Featuring:

  • Alex Stephenson, Service and Parts Director, TLC Tri-State

Location: Room B309
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

Laundromats have a unique reach into under-resourced communities and can upcycle their facilities with dedicated learning spaces and by hosting free laundry day events among other initiatives. LaundryCares Foundation (LCF) features many success stories that bring business owners and their communities together to impact families. This program will focus on how laundromats can connect with their communities to benefit local residents and increase profitability through initiatives of the LCF.

Featuring:

  • Jason Mittman (Laundry Luv)
  • Michael Gregory (Denver)

Location: Room B302 – B305
Cost: Free. Registration not required. 

Brought to you by Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute

Automated self-servicing kiosks for garment pick-up and drop-off can let you serve more customers with fewer employees. This session offers insight on how one drycleaning business is reimagining the customer service experience by increasing automation and convenience while decreasing employees and labor costs.

Featuring:

  • Nathaniel Dubasik, Burke Cleaners

Location: Room B315
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by TRSA

Learn more about TRSA’s facility, company and individual certification programs including Hygienically Clean, Clean Green and Certified Professional Laundry Manager (CPLM), as well as new Health & Safety and Certified Laundry Maintenance manager (CLMM) programs. Gain insight into the inspection process, Quality Assurance manuals, and leveraging the value for a competitive advantage, especially with increased focus on hygiene and environmental sustainability, and employee training and retention. 

Featuring:

  • Bob Corfield, Laundry Design Group (LDG)
  • Samlane Ketevong, Director TRSA Certification and Accreditation

Location: Room B311
Cost: Free. Registration not required. 

Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

Join LaundryCares for a FREE Lunch and Learn while at the Clean Show! You don't want to miss this chance to find specific ways to connect to your community, learn customer social responsibility, and hear testimonials from owner-operators who have experienced these opportunities firsthand.

Location: B302 – B305
Cost: Free. Registration Required.
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Brought to you by Associated Laundry Management

ALM Member Social on the exhibit hall floor.

Location: Booth #1036
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

 

General Session

Exploring ways to motivate, retain and attract the best people. Staffing continues to be problematic. Learn effective strategies to build your team.

Featuring:

  • Jennifer Whitmarsh, The Route Pros

Location: Show Floor
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

General Session

Have you ever thought about what it would take to enter the commercial linen and uniform rental market? There are pros, but also cons that come along with tackling a market you’re unfamiliar with. Hear from industry experts on the best place to start this type of transition, how the industry works, and what competition already exists, to determine if it’s the right move for you.

Featuring:

  • Monika Manter, Balfurd Linen Service and Balfurd Dry Cleaner (DLI)
  • Dan Campbell, Wash Around the Clock (CLA)
  • Andy Thorsen, Carolina Textile Care (TRSA)

Location: Show Floor
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

Location: B401 – B402
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute & Textile Care Allied Trades Association

DLI Members are invited to the DLI-TCATA Membership Reception, Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 5:30 pm at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

Location: Marriot Marquis.
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. DLI & TCATA members only.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Brought to you by TRSA

Breakfast with executives from commercial laundries and suppliers.

Location: Room B311
Cost: Free. Registration Required. TRSA members only.
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Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

This session is for potential owners and will cover everything you need to know to get started. From site selection to financing to closing the deal, this session will guide you through basics of starting a self-service laundry. Experienced owners will share their tips on what to do and more importantly, what not to do, to start off right. Bring all your questions!

Featuring:

  • Moderator:  Rob Maes - Moderator
  • Stephen Gramaglia, Clean Fresh Laundromat
  • Omer Khan, Bustinsuds Laundromat
  • Jennifer Clarke

Location: B302 – B305
Cost: Free. Registration not required. 

Brought to you by Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute

If taking your business to the next level is your goal then you don’t want to miss this session.  First, a marketing expert will present 12 activators proven to grow your business. Then, a panel of drycleaners will discuss how they implemented these activators and the success they ultimately achieved.

Featuring:

  • Dave Coyle, Maverick Drycleaners

Location: B314
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

Brought to you by Associated Laundry Management

A poll released in December 2021 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce indicated the worker shortage is unlikely to ease up anytime soon. Have you sharpened your strategies to explore new markets for workers, and doubled down on addressing barriers to employment? Recruiting expert Robin McCord shares strategies that have been successful in manufacturing, healthcare, and the professional cleaning industry.

Featuring:

  • Robin McCord, Ed.D., SPHR, Chief People Officer, Ulab Systems

Location: B308
Cost: Free. Registration not required. 

Brought to you by TRSA

A panel discussion of linen, uniform, and facility services national association CEOs offering updates on ongoing initiatives on circular economy and net-zero, circular economy, commercial vs home laundering and research, as well as promotional activities and regulatory updates. Sponsored by Deutscher Textilreinigungs-Verband (DTV-Germany), European Textile Services Association (ETSA), Textile Services Association (TSA-UK), and TRSA. 

Featuring:

  • Elena Lai, Secretary General, ETSA
  • David Stevens, CEO, TSA-UK 
  • Andreas Schumacher, Managing Director, DTV
  • Joseph Ricci, President & CEO, TRSA 

Location: B312
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

Brought to you by Associated Laundry Management

Meet the CDC’s newest in-house expert on healthcare textiles and hear first-hand her concerns and initiatives related to laundry processing and operations, and linen handling and management.

Featuring:

  • Janet Glowicz, Ph.D., RN, CIC, FAPIC, Infection Preventionist, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

Location: B309
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

With so many different systems available for laundromat management, accepting payments, point-of-sale software for WDF and pick-up & delivery, accounting, and more, it can be overwhelming to select the right system for your business. In this session, we will provide tips on what features to look at when evaluating systems, such as the technical and functional requirements, client references, support and training provided, and of course, price. You will leave this session with tools you need to evaluate your next technology purchase.

Featuring:

  • Paul Hansen, Su Nueva Lavanderia
  • Brian Henderson, Wash Dry Fold POS

Location: B302 – B305
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

Brought to you by Associated Laundry Management

ALM Give-Back Event honoring our Veterans on Sunday, July 31, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. We are partnering with America’s VetDogs to raise funds to provide trained support dogs for Veterans. Meet Joe Worley and Galaxie, as well as some of the pups-in-training, and show your support for this outstanding organization!

America's VetDogs trains and places service dogs for those with physical disabilities; guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; service dogs to help mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder; and facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals.

Location: Booth #1036.
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

The Power Hour: How to Kick A** as Your Authentic Self
What you say and how you say it is everything as a woman in a male-dominated industry, so here’s a crash course in power with best-selling author and leading podcaster Fawn Germer. This Oprah book author shows you how to strike a power pose and add firepower to your language so you can be effective and real. True fact: Women use weak language four times as often as men, and that costs their professional reputation and effectiveness. Fawn shows how to use your body to convey confidence and power, handle interruptions, protect your ideas from being stolen and surround yourself with the support team that helps you grow your strength.

Location: B405
Cost: Free. Registration Required. CLA Members only.
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Brought to you by TRSA

Learn how the global linen, uniform, and facility services industry recovered from the pandemic and lessons learned, as well as opportunities for expanding business. Gain insight into how organizations are leveraging increased interest in hygiene, and environmental and supply chain sustainability to differentiate and grow their customer base. Panelists will discuss employee recruitment retention, environmental social and governance (ESG) efforts, and building brand reputation contributes to growth. Understand principles that limit and facilitate revenue-generation and cost-control strategies as panelists present short profiles of the industry in various geographic markets and the impact of supply concentration (chain vs. independent laundries), demographics (population, workforce), economic mix by industry (product- vs. service-producing) and supply costs. 

Featuring:

  • Andreas Holzer, Managing Director, Bardusch (President – ETSA)  
  • Jim Kearns, Executive Vice President and CFO (TRSA Vice Chair)
  • Juha Loria, President & CEO, Lindstrom 
  • Helen Wood, Managing Director, Johnsons Hotel Linen - (DTV) 

Location: B312
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. 

General Session

It has been obvious enough that 2020 and 2021 were years of unprecedented turmoil. Thus far 2022 has not been exactly stable. Halfway through the year, where does your business stand? Are consumers going back to their old habits or have these behaviors changed forever? Are the new patterns bad or good for the industry - or maybe a little of both? We’ll present the answers to these questions and more.

Featuring:

  • Chris Keuhl, Armada Business Intelligence

Location: Show Floor
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

General Session

Location: Show Floor
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind party for members only! Tickets are required. Premier members receive two free tickets to this event.

Location: Georgia Aquarium
Cost: Visit Registration for details. Registration Required. CLA Members only.
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Monday, August 1, 2022

Brought to you by TRSA

A diverse workforce is a reflection of a changing world and marketplace. Coretha M Rushing, SHRN-SCP, Society of Human Resource Management will provide tips and resources on how to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace in our constantly changing environment.

Featuring:

  • Speaker (Georgia Tech, Spellman, Moorhouse) – Salita/Chaz

Location: B311
Cost: Free. Registration Required. TRSA members only.
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Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace will share an annual report of the association. In addition, he will provide an update on CLA’s strategic initiatives and plans for the future. All CLA members are encouraged to attend.

Location: B302 – B305
Cost: Free. Registration is not required. CLA members only.

Brought to you by Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute

Are you using your point-of-sale system to its full potential?  Your POS may provide valuable data about customer experiences, preferred services, and spending habits. This information can then be used to build targeted messages to boost repeat purchases and additional spending. Hear experts share ways to use this powerful tool to create personalized interaction with customers and increase revenue.

Featuring:

  • Norman Way, Puritan Cleaners

Location: B314
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by Associated Laundry Management

Does your company culture create an environment that not only attracts employees but also customers?  ImageFIRST has built their company with a purpose, “positively impacting lives of our associates, our community, our customers, and their patients”.  A culture based on caring, and it all starts with putting their associates first, is a driver in ImageFIRST’s steady growth.  ImageFIRST Executive Vice President Jay Jeffrey, gives us a glimpse of how their culture and purpose has driven business development.

Featuring:

  • Jay Juffre, Vice-President,  ImageFIRST

Location: B308
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

Many store owners have taken their self-service laundromat to the next level by adding wash-dry-fold and pick-up and delivery services. And those who’ve offered these services in the past are raising the bar. This next-level session will feature expert advice for reaching new heights in your WDF business: digital marketing, production, employee training, commercial vehicles, order packaging and more! During this session, three experts in the WDF and PU/D business will share their best practices for adding efficiencies to your operations and maximizing your profits.

Featuring:

  • Amy Martinez-Monfort, Tampa Laundry Company
  • Dave Menz, Queen City Laundry

Location: B302 – B305
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by TRSA

This session provides participants with current information regarding legal issues in the linen, uniform and facility services including analysis of recent court rulings, state rules/regulations. Gain insight into the most common legal issues, and avoiding and handling the latest contract, labor law and other legal trends impacting your business. Learn how you can help ensure your organization is protecting its assets, employees, customers, and others. 

Featuring:

  • Joseph Shelton, Joseph P. Shelton, Regional Managing Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Location: B312
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by Associated Laundry Management

Sometimes it is necessary to focus on your key customers, and weed out, or decline business opportunities for the ones that strain resources, don’t meet your business objectives, or that create challenges and difficulty for your staff and operations.  Learn how identify who to let go and feel comfortable having those difficult conversations, while at the same time maintaining your image in the industry. 

Featuring:

  • Liz Remillong, Vice President, Crothall Laundry Services – Moderator

Location: B309
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by Dry Cleaning and Laundry Institute

The Retail Textile Cleaning industry is in need for new and advanced business models that guarantee a high quality, sustainable and circular performance. Over 150 companies worldwide are expected to participate, but only the best 50 companies will be invited by an independent international jury to do a presentation for the International esteemed awards in the categories Retail Textile Cleaning, Retail Textile Cleaning BIG and Industrial Textile Service.

At the Clean show CINET will present a selection of last edition participants, new global trends in retail textile cleaning as well as a variety of promising, innovative initiatives of PTC companies.

Featuring:

  • Peter Wennekes, CINET

Location: B315
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by TRSA

Chick-fil-A is the highest-ranked U.S. fast-food restaurant in customer service and the fourth most-inspiring company – according to Forbes. Hear an actual franchise owner explain how they hire and train exceptional employees who are willing to give their best every day when they come to work.

Featuring:

  • Ryan Magnon, Sr. Principal Operations Lead - Southwest Region

Location: B311
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

General Session

Times are changing and so are employee’s expectations. Attracting and retaining new talent is exceedingly more challenging in today’s environment. Now is the time to rethink how you connect and engage with current and future employees. In this presentation Seay Management Consultants, a human resources specialist firm will share:

  • How to address the staffing shortage
  • Which benefits employees desire & why
  • Policy changes essential to retaining employees
  • Plus more!

Featuring:

  • Sue Boardman, Puzzle HR
  • Jonathan Boehmer, Puzzle HR

Location: Show Floor
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Brought to you by Coin Laundry Association

Location: B401 – B402
Cost: Free. Registration is not required.

Education at The Clean Show is provided by the five partnering industry associations: Association for Linen Management (ALM), Coin Laundry Association (CLA), Drycleaning & Laundry Institute International (DLI), Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) and TRSA, Association for Linen, Uniform and Facility Services Industry.

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