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Well done!

Congratulations to Willms and Shier for being named Canada’s Environmental Law firm of the Year for 2021. Various members of the firm, including Jacqueline Stevens, have written excellent columns for our magazine in the past, and we look forward to their continued input.

The award is described this way on the Best Lawyers website: These awards are given to a single firm nationwide for excellence in a specific practice area. The recognitions are based on several criteria, including feedback from lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers on the individual and firm-wide work, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards in this area, and peer-review scores for the firm’s work in a specific practice area. This year, for the first time, we invited firms in Canada to provide feedback on significant matters in certain practice areas that highlight the practice and its strongest work.

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Canadian Fabricare Association Announces October 25 Virtual Conference Agenda

“As a result of the COVID 19 crisis, our association is doing everything we can to assist those in the fabric care industry to grow their sales, deal with government regulations, and maintain good employer / employee relations,” said executive director Sid Chelsky. “We are featuring top speakers who will help us achieve these goals and are making this webinar available to all cleaners and launderers in Canada, the United States, and elsewhere.”


  • Growing your business in times of COVID — Karen Maxwell
  • Taking care of difficult customers — Kim Seklewski-Polley
  • Marketing tools to overcome COVID impact — Dave Troemel
  • Global update of our industry — Jon Meijer
  • How to manage your employees in COVID — Christine Jonathan
  • Don’t get left out to “Dry” — Jacquelyn Stevens
  • The right insurance in these tough times — Ross Smith

Knowing many in the industry are going through financial difficulty at this time, CFA is making the virtual conference available to its members at no cost, and charging a nominal fee of $50.00 to non-members to log on.  

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Clean Show 2021 open for reservations

The Clean Show is scheduled for June 10-13, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. New organizers Messe Frankfurt plan to keep the things that are working and improve in areas that might need them. As usual, the Show will feature live exposition floor (though it is expected to be smaller, due to health regulations), educational sessions, and plenty of networking.

Hotel reservations have been opened up, and there are cancellation considerations should the show have to be postponed or otherwise affected by Covid-19.

Full information here...

ALM program aims at Textile Care Services Improvements You Can Make Immediately

August 7, 2020 —

The Laundry & Linen College Textile Care Services session offers an impressive lineup of topics and over 100 years of combined expertise. Presentations include:

Quality Assurance and Process Improvement (QAPI) with Cindy Molko, RLLD, CLLM
Basics of Textiles with Dr. Elizabeth Easter
Textile Selection and Bid with Robin Holmes, CLLM
Linen Management with Chuck Rossmiller
Linen Distribution and Par Levels with Barbara Williams, RLLD, CLLM
Packroom Textiles and Services with Brad Bushman and Peggy Fox
Linen Benchmarking, Performance Measures and Budgeting with Barbara Williams, RLLD, CLLM
Infection Prevention with Dr. Fontaine Sands, MSN, CIC, RN

You can attend laundry training and education without leaving your work or home. For over 30 years, the college has provided training in laundry processing and linen management for individuals in the U.S. and abroad. This program is said to be recognized nationally for developing skilled, informed, and accomplished laundry professionals.

By attending the Laundry & Linen College, you can learn how to make immediate improvements to your facility; and with this year’s new format, you can implement those improvements the day you learn them.

To enable attendees to learn all the Laundry & Linen College has to offer, ALM is spreading the Textile Care Services session over two weeks, September 14-18 and September 21-24, with live presentations of the material from 10 a.m.-noon, and 1-3 p.m. every day. Workgroups will collaborate later in the day at times that best work for group members.

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