MFM ‘Breakfast Club’ at Clean ’17

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Kermit Engh, Methods For Management (MFM) managing director emcees the firm’s Clean ‘17 “show review” breakfast where many industry voices were heard. (Photos: Methods For Management, Inc.)

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A panel of three from the drycleaning industry shared their innovative sales ideas with the “breakfast club” audience early one morning during the Clean Show in June in Las Vegas.

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Consulting firm hosted speakers, a panel, and a first-ever raffle

SAN FRANCISCO — Independent consulting services firm Methods For Management (MFM) hosted a breakfast on June 7, at Bally’s Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip during the Clean Show convention, for its members and friends, the company writes.

Kermit Engh, managing director and vice president of client services; Marta Shaffer; and Diana Vollmer presented their review of the new and exciting products and services offered by the companies represented on the show floor, the firm notes.

The firm’s “show review” breakfast hosted keynote speaker Tim Burke, editor, American Drycleaner who provided his perspective on the industry from an industry publication’s point of view.

Clean Show 2017 had a high turnout of more than 12,000 people, according to TRSA, with a completely sold-out floorspace, the company indicated, and added that: “Tim’s speech reflected the energy of the show’s high participation.”

Additionally, the firm hosted a sales panel at their review breakfast consisting of three members who have shown increase in profits with innovative ideas: Tad Jenkins of Laundry Locker in San Francisco, Calif.; John Massey of Jim Massey Cleaners in Montgomery, Ala.; and Joe Lancaster of Coral Gables LaSalle Cleaners in Coral Gables, Fla.

For the first time ever at their show breakfast, the company hosted a raffle for attendees. B&G Lieberman donated a Liebersew CM-500 Portable Blindstitch machine. The winner of the raffle was Mitch Jacobs of Drake Cleaners in Memphis, Tenn., the firm reports.

The breakfast attendees represented dry cleaners from all around the U.S. and Canada, as well as vendors and friends in the industry who sponsored the event.

The firm serves privately-owned businesses through independent consulting relationships as well as coordinating and facilitating management bureaus, it notes.

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