DLI Continues to Offer Learning Opportunities for Members
The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute offers two one-hour webinar programs on how drycleaners can outsource their payrolls and maximizing the spring high season, plus four weekly member meetings in April. DLI’s weekly Peer-to-Peer meetings continue to help members stay connected to share information and overcome challenges together. In addition to DLI’s global events, the Southwest Drycleaning Association (SDA) presents its Cleaner’s Showcase in April and the North Carolina Association of Cleaners and Launderers presents its annual convention in May.
April 2023 Live Virtual Education Program
DLI presents the following virtual training schedule for April 2023.
- April 12 – DLI Virtual Education Session
1 p.m. Eastern – Benefits to Outsourcing Your Payroll
- April 19 – DLI Virtual Education Session
1 p.m. Eastern – Maximize Spring 2023 High Season with Industry Marketing Coach Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners
- April 25 – May 16 – DLI Virtual Stain Removal Course
Course is spread over seven two-hour sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. More information is available at tinyurl.com/3pr3juyn
Regional Association Events
In addition to DLI’s virtual events and meetings, its extended network of regional associations also have programs available. Coming up are two of the largest events on the regional level.
- April 28 – 30 – Southwestern Drycleaners Association
Cleaners Showcase 2023
Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas
More information: www.sda-dryclean.com
- May 26 – 29 – North Carolina Association of Launderers
and Cleaners – NCALC 2023 Annual Convention
Doubletree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Hotel, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. More information: www.NCALC.org
In addition to providing regular virtual learning opportunities, DLI continues hosting weekly Peer-to-Peer Member Zoom meetings every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Eastern to bring members together. “DLI believes in the value of peer-to-peer learning,” Scalco said. “Our weekly meetings are where DLI member cleaners share ideas and find ways to improve their businesses. Participants tell me they find these meetings very valuable, since both large and small operators share their experiences and learn from each other,” she said.
On-Demand Webinar Library
DLI’s online presentations distill difficult topics into easy-to-understand lessons members can use to improve their businesses. All webinars presented by DLI are archived in the Members Only section of DLIonline.org, where members can find links to several dozen recordings of previous programs. DLI began building its On-Demand Webinar Library in March 2020. Programs archived in the library cover the following categories and subtopics:
• Shoe Repair
• Wedding Gowns
• Floor Mats
• Drycleaning Machines
• General Maintenance
• Business Strategies
• Customer Service
• Team Building
• 21 Presentations on Various Topics with Dave Coyle
of Maverick Drycleaners
• 16 Additional Marketing Webinars Covering General Topics
• Winter Coats and Comforters
• Handling Linen Garments
• Pants and Coats Finishing Techniques
• Finishing Techniques for Golf Shirts, Shorts
• Bleaching/Color Loss
• Delicate Fabrics
• Stain Removal Procedures in English and Spanish
Business Sales & Acquisitions
• Business Acquisitions
• Lease Negotiation
Strength in Numbers
“We remain 100% focused on helping members communicate and grow,” Scalco said. Members are invited to register for these free programs. “DLI’s doors are always open. All fabric care cleaning service providers are welcome to join DLI to gain access to these programs, membership benefits, services and savings.” Interested parties are invited to learn more at DLIonline.org/Join or call (800) 638-2627 for more information.
DLI exists to help member drycleaners succeed.
Learn more at DLIonline.org