ST. PAUL, Minn. — A record 311 people attended BDS Laundry Systems' ninth annual Open House & Product Show here at its headquarters last month, the distributor reports.
Dubbed “The Greatest Laundry Show on Earth,” the 2012 exhibition incorporated a circus theme, complete with elephant rides and aerial acrobatic performers. Coin laundry owners from across the upper Midwest enjoyed entertainment, food, educational seminars, access to manufacturer representatives, special pricing, and networking opportunities.
Brian Wallace, president and CEO of the Coin Laundry Association, presented The 10 Secrets to Promoting Your Laundry seminar (similar to the session he presented at Fabricare earlier this year), as well as moderated a store owner idea exchange forum featuring a panel of veteran laundry operators.
Representatives from Maytag, Electrolux and Wascomat conducted service school presentations.
“Once again, our two-day event exceeded expectations,” says David DeMarsh, president of BDS Laundry Systems. “This year’s show featured our largest-ever display of equipment and ancillary products, and the entertainment was simply unrivaled, with customers enjoying live elephant rides and professional circus act performances.”
More than $10,000 in prizes were awarded, including multiple flat-screen TVs, iPads and laptop computers.