Key to gaining a competitive edge - to increasing sales and productivity while controlling cost - is a comprehensive training and education program. To address this important ingredient for success, Universal Unilink developed an affordable program that provides opportunities for each industry segment represented in our membership.


Regional Workshops: Bringing together owners and executives of similar, but non-competing businesses, these programs feature industry and general business experts on relevant subjects. Time is also set aside for sharing best practices and developing strategy. For example, a recent IL Regional featured experts on A Non Linen Approach for Growing Healthcare Business, New Safety Regulations and Increasing Mat Sales.


Annual Conference: Owners, Executives and Preferred Suppliers meet together for industry updates, exceptional training, sharing best practices and developing strategies to make the Independent more competitive. Preferred Suppliers showcase new products and tools for building business. Many also offer Show Specials, extra discounts during the Conference.


Webinars: Throughout the year, a wide array of topics are offered in webinars. Subjects range from sales and marketing to product knowledge to customer service to productivity.


Alliances: Through alliances with industry associations, Universal Unilink Members receive deep discounts on specialized training. For example, for laundries, our alliance with Performance Matters provides our members with industry-specific training and certification. For those entering the promotional products segment or those wishing to take their program to the next level, Universal Unilink's alliance with ASI, offers discounts on membership which opens the door to a wealth of training through webinars, live presentations and a video library with thousands of hours of free training for your sales and customer service teams.


Knowledge Sharing: In addition to valuable networking opportunities at Regional and Annual meetings, our magazine, The Advantage, provides information, updates and opportunities to share successes. Member interviews, Closeouts from Suppliers and articles on increasing sales and margins are among the popular features. Universal Unilink’s eUpdate keeps Members aware of special promotions, new suppliers, product introductions, regulation changes and training opportunities.


Universal Unilink is dedicated to providing cutting edge educational opportunities for Members. This is just one of the many benefits of membership that can truly impact your business and your bottom line.