Industry News

Association of Wedding Gown Specialists anticipates big 2021

Lowers membership fee by 75% through June 30.

There is huge pent-up demand for all things wedding and formal since Covid-19 cause the postponement of so many gatherings. Brides who had a small ceremony may well come back with a big one this year. Are you positioned to handle the business this will generate?

Read more in Industry News….

DLI March webinar schedule

Members can choose from a nice selection of webinars in March, including such topics as restoration, dye stains, customer service, a price increase system, reputation management, making attention-getting videos, and computer security, as well as panel discussions on relevant subjects.

Read more in Industry News….


Final forum from America’s Best Cleaners generated great ideas

If you didn’t take part in the forums, you missed a lot. Here’s our summary of the final forum, with plenty of nuggets for you.

Read more in Over the Border….

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People who are passionate about their business have a leg-up on everyone else when it comes to planning for success. This month, we’re profiling operators who are passionate about what they are doing. Check back all month for more!

February Columnists:

Kevin Marois

Is your passion showing?

When people talk about you, do they know what you are passionate about? Can they see it in your eyes or hear it in your voice? How you feel about your business comes out in everything you do. What’s showing at your place?

Check out Kevin’s column here….

Linley McConnell

5 Podcasts to help you beat the winter blues

Whether you’re looking for a spark of business inspiration or something to pull you away you from the toxic news cycle, here are five podcasts to help you beat the winter blues.

Check out Linley’s column here….


Passion for Laundry


She never thought of owning laundromats, but it was the perfect fit and it’s prospering with Wash/Fold services even in pandemic.

Read how Nathalie Beaubien became the Laundry Queen (her email handle) and grew to love all things laundry.

Read it here….

When Fabricare Canada converted from printed pages to digital last summer, it was a gamble. We didn’t know if you’d make the leap with us, or like what you were seeing. The result? More readers than ever!

Before: 5200 readers per issue

After: Over 19,000 individual visitors, and nearly 60,000 page hits.

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