Allan and Member Dolores Galanti (Savannah Imagewear) at the CAAMP Expo.

Catching Up

Summers have always been a time for us to catch up with friends and family. This summer is no exception as we will be criss-crossing the country to renew those bonds and to make new friendships.

And that’s exactly what we do each year at the Members’ Conference. Members and Suppliers alike will tell you that it’s a great place to network and learn from the best in the industry. This year we are pleased to announce that Orlando will be our destination. It’s happening October 30th through November 2nd. Make sure you save the date and watch your inbox for registration information.

I am also pleased to announce that we have added several new Preferred Suppliers to our ranks. Take a moment to read more about them: Sterling B2B Group , Cutter & Buck , The Magnet Group, Maple Ridge Farms  and Chocolate Chocolate.

Announcing new Preferred Suppliers is a great joy, but this issue is packed with more information that you need to run your business. Steve Kallenbach gives some excellent advice for laundries interested in boosting their revenue while Hugh Hoagland offers his expertise in the selection and care of FR and PPE gear on page 6.

Distributor Member Tom Elzen recounts the changes and perseverance needed to keep his multi-generational profitable in the interview. RJ Schinner’s Amy Ullsperger also speaks to adaptation. Find out how changing your communication style may enhance your bottom line on page 19.

But I am just scratching the surface. There are more articles on this site to help you make decisions on wastewater management, online lead generation and much more.

Finally, let me remind Laundry Members that one of our travel stops this summer is Las Vegas, host city of The Clean Show, June 5-8. We are especially excited to be an exhibitor this year. If you have plans to attend, make it a point to drop by booth 3074 and say hello. The Clean Show is a “can’t miss” opportunity to see what is coming next for industrial laundries. Hope to see you there.