Multi-housing Laundry Event Focuses on Workforce Management, Boosting Profits

Staff Writer |

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The 2012 Spring Educational Conference of the Multi-housing Laundry Association (MLA) will focus on increasing profits through business cycle changes; interviewing, hiring and evaluating employees; and the political picture of 2012.

Also, the group will bring back its popular route operator roundtable discussion.

The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) will play host to the event on April 22-24.

Three educational sessions are scheduled in addition to MLA committee meetings, networking opportunities and more.

Educational sessions on the tentative agenda include:

The Intersection of Politics and Policy, by Ron Brownstein, National Journal Group.

A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Brownstein explains with lucid precision the complexities of American politics. He appears regularly on MSNBC programs, including Hardball, Andrea Mitchell Reports, and Morning Joe, and has served as a regular panelist on Face the Nation.

His sixth and most recent book, The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America, was published in 2007.

Talent Acquisition and Retention, by Deidre Siegel, PEAR™ Core Solutions.

Siegel is founder and CEO of an outsourced, human resources management firm that provides core competencies in behavioral analytics for individuals and in the workplace, talent acquisition strategies, and all levels of human resource support in areas of legal compliance and organizational development pertaining to policies, procedures, process, and people.

Her company has worked with teams in many organizations across a variety of industries. Clients are able to understand their unique business culture in a strategic manner, MLA says, and using this knowledge of specific and unique corporate dynamics, as well as the implementation of proper processes, documentation and communication, remain in growth mode perpetually.

Increasing Profits through Business Cycle Changes, by Alan Beaulieu, ITR Capital Partners.

Beaulieu co-authored Make Your Move, a book on how to increase profits through business cycle changes. He is president of the Institute for Trend Research, principal and managing partner of ITR Capital Partners, and an active member of ITR’s Investment Committee.

Beaulieu has been consulting with companies throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. His firm’s accuracy rate and unique position—with more than 60 years of calls throughout every major historic economic turning point—as well as his extensive understanding of business cycles and the ability to explain the implications makes his presentation unique, MLA says.

Away from the conference, attendees can take advantage of Fort Lauderdale’s art and museum tours, yacht charters, sports fishing, casinos and racetracks, and more.

The reservation deadline has passed at the host hotel, but rooms may still be available. Call 800-542-8680 for information.

MLA membership entitles each company to two complimentary registrations. Additional registrants or guests may attend at a registration fee set to cover the cost of food, beverages, and speaker expenses.

To learn how to register, call 800-380-3652 or e-mail


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