Q2 2021

DLI’s Inner Circle Group Members Forge New Relationships at First Meeting

DLI’s Inner Circle is a virtual management group program spearheaded by Diana Vollmer with Ascend Consulting Group.

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.

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Q4 2020

Working Together to Overcome COVID-19

Everything changed as Spring was starting. The novel coronavirus epidemic bloomed into a full-blown global pandemic and the economy stalled. Drycleaning sales across the U.S. and world dropped as much as 85% virtually overnight. The industry has since been in a long, slow recovery. This downturn is lasting longer than most drycleaning business owners first imagined.


From the start of the pandemic in mid-March, DLI began an ongoing effort to offer a host of COVID-19 updates and links to all professional cleaners DLI could reach, members or not. DLI quickly decided that COVID-related information was too important to the public health to restrict to members only and should be openly shared with the entire industry.

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Q1 2020

How the Institute’s CSI Lab Solves Problem Garment Mysteries

Inside the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s Laurel, Maryland, headquarters is what has been called the CSI of drycleaning. It’s the International Textile Analysis Laboratory (ITAL), a high-tech investigative unit of DLI that works backward to figure out how garments and other textile items compromised in processing met such unfortunate ends, much like crime scene investigations.

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Q1 2020

DLI’s Drycleaning Encyclopedia Offers Full Knowledge Base

Web interface and mobile app for the Encyclopedia of Drycleaning bring the entirety of DLI’s vast stores of knowledge and research to members’ fingertips.

Members know they can turn to DLI whenever they have a question about any facet of running a drycleaning business. After more than a century of helping operators succeed, the association has witnessed and handled nearly every situation a fabricare professional might encounter—and what’s more, it has researched and written about it.

DLI’s comprehensive reference, the Encyclopedia of Drycleaning, is the repository of that knowledge. Included in Silver-level and higher memberships, the Encyclopedia of Drycleaning is a members-only feature that contains the many thousands of articles, advisories, and other releases DLI has produced over the decades.

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Q3 2019

How To Use DLI’s Encyclopedia Of Drycleaning (Online and App versions)

DLI’s Encyclopedia of Drycleaning contains almost everything The Institute has learned since its founding in the year 1883. Every currently in-print bulleting is digitized, uploaded, and made searchable. On top of that, the Encyclopedia of Drycleaning increases and expands constantly with the development and release of updated procedures, refined materials, and new machines. Hands down, DLI’s Encyclopedia of Drycleaning is the best resource available to business owners and managers who want to stay abreast of the latest industry trends, topics, and treatments. It is simple to use and makes a great reference tool to have on the go.

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Q3 2019

Escape Winter with DLI and NCA 

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The family-friendly destination for the DLI-NCA 2020 Five-Star Brainstorming Conference, Jan. 16-19 is the luxurious, all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The resort features breathtaking landscapes and a 5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.com. Come to this paradise by the sea and enjoy

  • A cocktail reception the night before the conference begins
  • Award-winning spa and fitness
  • Incredible dining and entertainment
  • Activities for babies, kids, and teens
  • Guest suites of 1,000 sq. ft. or more.

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Q2 2019

DLI Clean 2019 Education Sessions

DLI plans educational sessions for every Clean Show and this year we’ve got a great lineup for attendees. From new perspectives, technologies, and diversifications, DLI’s Clean Show education sessions will help you make better informed business decisions. Join us for these sessions and get the most out of your trip to the Clean Show.

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