Associations Describe their Convention Successes

Two associations have had great conventions recently. Were you there? What did you miss?

TRSA‘s convention included a tour of Emerald’s gigantic plant in Arizona, as well as speakers and panel discussion.

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CFA hosted a convention packed with speakers and information in Toronto. There’s no way to tell you everything you missed if you weren’t there, but Executive Director Sid Chelsky gives it a try.

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NOVEMBER FEATURE STORIES

Don’t let the door hit you

When a business closes its doors without warning, it makes headlines — and not the good kind. Getting out of business should include the same care as getting in. What should you do (or not do) when you must close your doors?

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What have you got?

Who says a laugh-out-loud movie can’t breathe fresh wind into your company?

If your sales are in the doldrums, take a hint from The Princess Bride and add some creative new directions to your current array of services.

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Change is Hard!

Kevin Marois

You may pick out the best machine, get it ordered and have a delivery date. And everybody is excited about it — except the person who will actually use the machine!

This month, our mechanic Kevin Marois addresses this sticky situation and gives tips on how to ease the new machine into production so everybody is happy.

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Linley McConnell

(Columnist Linley McConnell has this month off as Gibson’s Cleaners navigates the tricky waters of changing to SMRT software. She’ll fill us in on how it went in a future column.)


Your next employees

According to Statistics Canada, immigrants make up the largest percentage of the population in over 150 years. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 Canadians are immigrants. This makes immigrants a prime pool of potential employees. But how do you tap in?

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Turning Clothing Green

You’ve no doubt had nightmares about turning clothing pink because a ‘bleeding’ item got into a white load. But what about turning clothing green?

As climate initiatives gain steam, there will be more efforts to help consumers know the history of a garment’s manufacture—all the way back to the creation of the fibres used—so they can make ‘green conscious’ choices.

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OCTOBER FEATURE STORIES


Giving Back to the Industry

We’re saluting the efforts of one of our own. Kevin Marois, our mechanical-wizard columnist, hosts Seminars for Success each year at his shop, and invites operators from across Canada to attend. This year, after a pause for the pandemic, the Seminars were back–bigger and better than ever!

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Canadians Bring Home Awards

Greatest Cleaners in the World chosen at CINET conference

The results are in, and Canada came home from EXPO Detergo and the CINET Global Best Practices Awards with bragging rights!

The competition we’ve been telling you about all year is finally over for 2022, after a full day of presentations and judging to determine the winners at the Milan EXPO Detergo trade show.

What happened? Who won? What does it all mean? Check it out in our story here…

Kevin Marois

‘Air’ on the side of caution

Some hoses are for water. Some are for other liquids. And some are for air. Only air. But when condensation gets into them, some nasty things come out — check out Kevin’s usual gnarly photos for proof. What can you do about it? He’s got a solution, of course.

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Linley McConnell

Attitude of Gratitude

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of the day and just want it to end. Linley shares a personal story about an experience that reminded her who really pays her salary, and the importance of letting them know they are appreciated.

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