Q1 2023

DLI Defeats Plastic Bag Ban

Comments from Mobilized Members Saved the Day

The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) and California Cleaners Association (CCA) mobilized members to defeat a proposed ban on drycleaning bags in the city of Los Angeles.

DLI and CCA learned about the city’s proposed ban about one week before the city’s December 1 vote. DLI and CCA immediately worked to mobilize members and share comments in defense of the industry’s use of poly bags.

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Q1 2023

Graduates Complete DLI’s 381st Drycleaning Course Sessions

DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology trained another group of students in the art and science of running a successful drycleaning business. Students attended The Institute’s 381st General Drycleaning Course, comprised of the one-week Introduction to Drycleaning and two-week Advanced Drycleaning Courses.

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Q1 2023

Taking the Pulse: Tap profit-and-loss statements frequently to check the health of your business

Chances are you’ve had a health checkup in the recent past. You know the routine: A doctor listens to your lungs, checks your blood pressure, draws some blood, and does a few other exploratory diagnostic procedures. The process might occasionally be uncomfortable, but it’s a crucial part of catching any larger health problems before they become life-threatening.

As a business operator, you’re the doctor and your business is the patient. You have to keep its vital systems running smoothly, keep its lifeblood flowing, and uncover any unusual problems or concerns before they metastasize and threaten its long-range viability. And the profit-and-loss (P&L) or income statement is your primary diagnostic tool.

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Q1 2023

What to Expect from the 118th Congress

Critical races in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have been certified, which has also determined party control of each chamber. This presentation by the Squire Patton Boggs law firm provides analysis on what the election likely means for a host of policy areas – both in the 2022 Lame Duck session and in the 118th Congress beginning in January.

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Q1 2023

ProfitFest ‘22 Deemed Huge Success

The NorthEast Fabricare Association’s return to in-person educational events, Profitfest’22, brought attendees from throughout the U.S. to Wakefield, Massachusetts, October 29 & 30. Attendance was the largest in the 14-year history of NEFA’s Fall Conferences. The speaker lineup promised great infor- mation and delivered on every note.

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Q1 2022

The Lurking Horror of PFAS Contamination

Drycleaning has a new boogeyman in the form of so-called “forever chemicals” hitching rides into your business on garments. Delanie Breuer, and environmental attorney and shareholder with Reinhart, Boerner Van Deuran explained potential concerns for DLI members and the garment care industry in general in her October 5 presentation “Could PFAS Contamination Impact Your Business.” Here are some takeaways from her presentation, a recording of which is available in the On-Demand Webinar Library in the Members Only Section of DLIonline.org.

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Q4 2022

DLI & Coin Laundry Association Offering Wash-Dry-Fold Workshop

Two-Day Conference Also Covers Delivery and Commercial Laundry Services

In their latest cooperative effort, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) and the Coin Laundry Association (CLA) join forces to present WDF 2022 Workshop – a comprehensive workshop on wash-dry-fold and delivery services. The two-day conference will take place November 16-17 in Oak Brook, Illinois, and feature a schedule packed with learning opportunities for all fabric care professionals. DLI and CLA are both sponsors of The Clean Show. Check out the complete agenda and register at Coinlaundry.org/WDF2022/

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