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USA Technologies Expands Loyalty and Rewards Program to Partners Nationwide

LAS VEGAS — Cashless payment systems provider USA Technologies (USAT) has expanded its proprietary MORE. rewards and loyalty program to partners nationwide, providing access to custom rewards and discount programs for all 333,000 locations connected to the ePort Connect service, the company reports.

Too Small to Fail, CLA, Others Launch ‘Wash Time is Talk Time’

OAKLAND, Calif. — Too Small to Fail, in partnership with the Coin Laundry Association (CLA), the Laundry Project and others, have launched “Wash Time is Talk Time,” part of the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action and aiming to reach parents in underserved communities nationwide.

Other partners in the launch were Jumpstart, First 5 Alameda County, University of Arkansas, and Encore.org.

How to Prepare Your Small Business for Winter Weather Threats

WASHINGTON — Whether it’s pounding rainfall, massive snowstorms, burst pipes on the heels of freezing temperatures or power outages, winter weather presents many threats that can lead to business shutdowns, property damage and loss of life.

The U.S. Small Business Administration believes that now is a good time to make a plan to stay open for business, while protecting your employees and customers from the dangers of severe winter weather.

Continental Girbau Inc. Celebrates 20 Years in Business

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Continental Girbau Inc. recently hosted a two-day celebration marking its 20th year in business.

Formed in 1995 as Girbau S.A.’s North American subsidiary, Continental has grown to become an industry-leading provider of vended, on-premises and industrial laundry solutions, according to Continental President Mike Floyd.

More than 150 business partners, staff, distributors, community officials and friends participated in Continental’s Sept. 23-24 anniversary celebration here, the company says.

Continental Partners with The Laundry Shop, Atlantic Laundry Equipment

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Continental Girbau Inc. recently partnered with two new vended laundry distributors—The Laundry Shop in Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Atlantic Laundry Equipment in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Both companies will represent the ExpressWash®, ExpressDry®, L-Series Washer, G-Flex Washer, Econ-O-Wash, Econ-O-Dry, and LG Platinum Washer/Dryer lines, as well as the Express Laundry Center® brand, Continental reports in a press release.

October Calendar Full of Distributor Events

CHICAGO — Fall’s arrival traditionally means a calendar full of opportunities for store owners and investors to attend distributor special events and open houses.

Here is a brief rundown of events through Nov. 13 reported to American Coin-Op. Call or visit the website listed for registration information. In many cases, space is limited.

OCTOBER

Oct. 2-3 — Laundry and Cleaners Equipment Co. Open House, Phoenix, Ariz.; 800-258-9664, www.laundryandcleaners.com.

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