Clean Show Execs to Poll Exhibitors, Attendees on Three-Day “Experiment”


NEW ORLEANS — This year’s three-day Clean Show format is an “experiment,” according to Clean ’13 Chairman David Cotter, and the Clean Executive Committee will be polling exhibitors and attendees about it “very soon” to help determine if the next event will remain three days or revert to four.

CLA Highlights Best Practices for Wash Dry Fold, Commercial Accounts

NEW ORLEANS — There are many add-on services that coin laundry store owners pursue to make extra income, among them being wash-dry-fold and commercial accounts. Coin Laundry Association (CLA) hosted a panel discussion on how to master the service in an educational session titled Best Practices for Wash, Dry, Fold, and Commercial Accounts.

CLA Presents Panel on Advanced Laundry Leases

NEW ORLEANS — As part of their educational sessions at Clean 2013, Coin Laundry Association (CLA) presented a panel discussion for coin laundry store owners on the logistics of leases in a session titled Advanced Laundry Lease Analysis.

Brian Wallace, CLA president, moderated the panel, which featured Brian Grell, executive vice president at Eastern Funding; Van Merrill, vice president of Vended Laundry Development & Sales, CG West; and Charlie Pasquale, founder of Pasquale Properties and CEO of BCC Payments.

Social Media a Must

NEW ORLEANS — Every Laundromat needs to be using social media. That’s the message from The Coin Laundry Association, and with more than 500 social media outlets, one will fit everyone’s needs. With more than 6 million mobile subscribers worldwide, searches have quadrupled in a single year, according to CLA’s Jamie Sewell.

CLA Hosts Panel of Internet Marketing Success Stories

NEW ORLEANS — How can coin laundry store owners capitalize on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter? Coin Laundry Association (CLA) touched upon this subject during Clean 2013 in an educational session titled Internet Marketing Success Stories of Coin Laundries.

The session hosted a panel of coin laundry owners including Tyler Blair, owner of The Washboard in San Diego, Calif.; Deborah Dower, owner of Paradise Laundries in Northern California; and Duane King, owner of LMARIES Laundromat in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Clean Show 2013 is Here!

NEW ORLEANS — All the preparation work has been completed, and it’s time for the 2013 Clean Show—officially the World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning—to open here this morning at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The exhibition ends Saturday.

This year’s event is expected to draw 10,000 trade attendees over the three days, according to Riddle & Associates, the show’s longtime manager.

Setomatic Systems, USA Technologies Partner to Promote Cashless Payment Adoption

MALVERN, Pa. — USA Technologies (USAT), a provider of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions, and Setomatic Systems, a designer and manufacturer of cashless payment hardware and data services primarily for the vended laundry industry, have entered into a new, mutually exclusive agreement that targets the move toward cashless payment adoption in the self-service laundry market.


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