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DLI & Partners Offer January 2022 Learning Opportunities

Presenting WinterFest Conference & Getting New Customers

The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute continues offering educational programs and networking opportunities. “Our goal, as always, is to give members more value than the cost of membership,” said Mary Scalco, DLI’s CEO. “Due to increases members are reporting in business, DLI will change our educational webinar schedule to two sessions each month. DLI will continue sharing weekly networking opportunities. We are still 100% focused on helping members communicate and grow,” she said.

January 2022 Program Schedule

DLI presents the following webinars and virtual training schedule for January 2022. All times are listed for the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

January 19–21: WinterFest Expo 2022 – Virtual Three-Day Conference

  • Wednesday, January 19

2 – 3:30 p.m. Looking at the Economic Landscape of Today and Forecasting Tomorrow

3:45 – 5: p.m. The industry’s Response to Once-in-a-Generation Challenges

  • Thursday, January 20

2 – 3:15 p.m. Attracting & Managing the New Generation of Workforce

3:30 – 5 p.m. Taking Advantage of High Yield Marketing Approaches

5 – 7 p.m. Vendor Breakout Rooms

Meet the Vendors – attendees choose the rooms they want to visit

  • Friday, January 21

2 – 3:15 p.m. The Best Culture Wins

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Understanding the Opportunities the Future Holds

4:30 – 5 p.m. Fall Expo Recap and Closing Session – Using Your Fall Expo Resources

5 p.m. Cocktail Reception

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January 26 – DLI Virtual Education Session
1 p.m.How to Determine Your Marketing Budget with Industry Marketing Coach Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners with Industry Marketing Coach Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners

Peer-to-Peer Members-Only Zoom Calls

DLI continues to host weekly Peer-to-Peer Member Zoom meetings Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern, in January. “Members learn how other cleaning business owners and operators are adapting to the changing business climate, share ideas, get answers to questions, and even just vent,” Scalco said. “DLI’s doors are always open. All drycleaning business owners and operators are invited to participate in our programs and events by joining DLI.”

On Demand Video Library

Each week DLI adds recordings of the presentations to make them available to members who may have missed the live program. Members login to and click the program to watch. DLI’s archive currently contains more than 100 videos.

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Don’t forget the Fabricare Canada scholarship to DLI.

If you are Canadian, 18 or older, work full time in a dry cleaning plant, and speak English, you can apply for the scholarship and received tuition free at DLI. (You will still need to cover the housing and meals costs.) Send your emailed request for consideration to:

Jensen Winter/Spring 2022 Online Service Webinars

You’ve made a big investment in your Jensen equipment, and keeping it running in optimal condition is the best way to capitalize on that investment. Here are the Jensen online service webinars for the next few months. Contact Miah Beko for details:

FEBRUARY 14 — JWE & JTD Series Washer/Extractors and Tumbler/Dryers

FEBRUARY 21 — L-Tron DTX Series Tumbler/Dryers

FEBRUARY 22-23 — L-Tron Series Washer/Extractors

MARCH 8-10 — Wash Tunnel/Press/Dryer

MARCH 15 — Metricon Garment Sortation

MARCH 22-24 — Flatwork Finishing Equipment