OMAHA, Neb. — Methods for Management (MfM), a coaching and consulting bureau focusing on the drycleaning industry, hosted its Clean Show Review Breakfast during the recent Clean Show exposition. There were 50 members and industry professionals who attended the meeting, held on Aug. 1. Nations represented at the meeting included the US, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Germany.
In addition to being able to network in person with their peers, attendees also heard from several speakers during the event.
The speaker lineup included Francis Flair with Flair Consulting Group, who discussed the importance of improving Customer Experience. Sandra Haralson of Sandra Haralson Dry Cleaning Consulting, with a short discussion on the importance of equipment and plant maintenance with productivity. Josh Nye from SMRT Systems with an update on the current market and owner must-dos.
Members also heard updates from industry-leading vendors and breakfast sponsors. These speakers included Toran Brown with SPOT POS management, discussing their progress with integration with MfMBI financial platform, Sally Conant of The Association of Bridal Gown Specialists discussed membership, Diane Rue of EZ Products International, and Kurt Wickiser with Seitz.
"It was fantastic getting back together, being able to shake hands and hug old friends, and was a great reminder of the value of industry organizations like Methods for Management," says MfM Managing Partner Kermit Engh.
Following the speaker presentations, Engh took the stage, sharing highlights from the Clean Show floor, and concluded with an open discussion by members and guests about their discoveries during the Clean Show. Overall.
"It appeared that many vendors were extremely busy with cleaners that have survived and are now thriving in the dry cleaning and laundry industry," says Engh.
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