DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology trained students in the art and science of running a successful drycleaning business. Students attended The Institute’s 380th General Drycleaning Course, comprised of the one-week Introduction to Drycleaning and two-week Advanced Drycleaning Courses. Founded in 1927, DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology has helped shape the careers of thousands of drycleaners worldwide.
Making things easier for members to find and access on the web was the main concern for the team charged with redesigning DLIonline.org. The team completely overhauled the site with the intention of attracting non-member professional fabric care business owners to the Institute and making membership benefits much simpler to find, understand, and access.
Dominican Republic to Host Conference January 12-15, 2023
DLI & NCA officially announced the adults-only destination for DLI and NCA’s 2023 Five-Star Brainstorming Conference, January 12-15, 2023. The luxurious, all-inclusive Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic features breathtaking landscapes, spas, golf courses, restaurants, tours, excursions, and much more. Come to this island paradise and enjoy the following:
Renew to Receive Your Gift Certificate Package
DLI’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS CREATED THE PROGRAM TO HELP MEMBERS IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE: BY RETURNING MONEY TO YOUR BOTTOM LINE. Renewing your DLI membership in 2022 comes with an extra benefit in the form of gift certificates worth $450 or more.
Gift certificates shared by participating Allied Trades companies are valid for one year after the date of beginning membership with DLI.
Weekly Peer-to-Peer Membership Meetings Bring Members Together
WANT TO HAVE YOUR EAR TO THE GROUND ON THE INDUSTRY? Want to know what other DLI Members are doing about this or that problem? Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Eastern, DLI hosts an hour-long video conference to help members connect and share ideas. Here are some of the ideas members discussed at recent meetings. All members are invited by email to attend. Check your inbox on Tuesday mornings for the invitation.
DLI’s Board of Directors recognizes valued contributions and inducts new volunteer leadership each year. New Directors are sworn in as their predecessors move to an executive position or become DLI Senators, an exclusive title for previous members of the Board. This year DLI welcomes a host of new faces to its governing body.
New 2022 Package Delivers Gift Certificates from Popular Vendors Worth $470+
Drycleaning & Laundry Institute membership saves members money. Not intangible money but actual savings in the form of gift certificates from popular industry companies. Members of DLI’s Board of Directors invited Allied Trades Members, industry service providers, suppliers, and manufacturers who support the industry and Institute, to provide direct discounts on products members buy and use regularly.
2022 Course Offerings Include On-Site, Virtual, and a Combination of Both
The Drycleaning and Laundry Institute released plans for its School of Drycleaning Technology courses throughout 2022. This year DLI offers a host of options for students, including On-Site Courses, Virtual Courses, and Blended Learning (a combination of virtual and on-site training).
Beginning June 16 & 17, members of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) began tapping into the wealth of experience of their peers DLI’s new Marketing Lab peer review group. In the group, DLI members develop marketing efforts together, or just help each other tweak current efforts. From plans to final pieces and implementation, members will present marketing ideas to a group of their peers for live, immediate feedback. Ideas shared in the group are available to all members of the group, giving members access to a collective idea machine. In-group collaboration will help make marketing pieces stronger.
DLI Forming New Groups, Space is Limited
DLI’s Inner Circle, The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s new, virtual management group program, held its first meeting Thursday, February 25. The program is spearheaded by Diana Vollmer with Ascend Consulting Group, a veteran management group director. The group is composed of 13 members from the U.S. and Canada. While this group is up and running, DLI plans to add more groups to the program and is currently accepting registrations for members to join a group.
“We talked about the state of the industry and what immediate opportunities are available, what you can do now, during Covid, to help sustain and grow your business,” said Brian Johnson, DLI’s Director of Education and group liaison.
Members of the group also forged new relationships, with some members sharing contact information to discuss ideas in more detail between quarterly meetings.