LAUREL, Md. — The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) and the Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA), both sponsors of the Clean Show, are partnering to host a “blockbuster meet-and-greet networking party” for DLI members and top industry suppliers at the upcoming Clean 2013.
All DLI and TCATA members are welcome at the party slated for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the Royal Sonesta Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.
The cooperative effort between major industry associations is designed to strengthen ties between cleaners and the companies who supply them. The party is a way for both associations to thank members for supporting the industry, says DLI CEO Mary Scalco.
“The bond between cleaners and their suppliers is incredibly strong,” she says. “One of our most important roles at the Institute is to create opportunities for our members to associate, network, get together, or whatever you prefer to call it. By working with TCATA on this event, we are creating an informal atmosphere where suppliers and cleaners can relate on a personal level.”
“There has always been a natural synergy between TCATA and DLI, as many members of both organizations have enjoyed a business relationship for many years,” says TCATA CEO David Cotter. “Co-hosting this reception serves as a tangible representation of the closer bond between TCATA and DLI that was formalized earlier this year.”
“TCATA members and DLI members all want the fabricare industries to thrive,” says Fred Schwarzmann, president of A.L. Wilson Chemical Co., DLI Allied Trades director, and a former TCATA board member. “For the last six months, representatives from the TCATA and DLI boards have been setting up protocols under which both boards will see some of the materials their counterparts are broadcasting to their respective members, and each association is starting to report out on the other’s programs and initiatives in their respective newsletters.”