LAUREL, Md. — While the pandemic hasn’t released society from its grip just yet, there are signs of life returning to the economy, with opportunities appearing for those ready to take advantage of them. To help its members with this, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) recently released its upcoming schedule of educational webinars for March.
“Our goal, as always, is to give members more value than the cost of membership, even in these challenging times,” says Mary Scalco, DLI’s CEO. “Now is the time to make sure you and your staff have the skills required to take on new challenges or even brush up on some old ones,” she said.
The webinars, conducted via Zoom, are free to DLI members and are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. EST. These webinars are designed to both help drycleaning owners better train their employees and adapt to changing business and economic conditions.
The topics for March are:
- Tuesday, March 2 — Smoke and Fire Restoration Services with FRSTeam
- Wednesday, March 3 — Supply Chain Disruption, a Panel Discussion with Industry Suppliers
- Tuesday, March 9 — All About Dye Stains with Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Analysis and Education
- Wednesday, March 10 — Customer Service with Frank Brierchek of Seitz, The Fresher Company
- Tuesday, March 16 — Little-Known Tax Breaks Can Add Up to Significant Savings with Puzzle HR
- Wednesday, March 17 — The Magic System that Allows Price Increases to Fund You and Your Team Members' Raises with Industry Marketing Coach Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners
- Tuesday, March 23 — Reputation Management with Yash Patel of BeCreative 360
- Wednesday, March 24 — DLI Members share secrets on Engaging with their Customers—Panel Discussion
- Tuesday, March 30 — Easy Tools to Make Attention Getting Videos with DLI’s Peter Blake
- Wednesday, March 31 — Computer Security Systems Part II: Backups, Tips, Hard Drives, Malware Prevention Software, and More with Chris Birk of One Hour Cleaners
“This month’s schedule is packed with more weekly training webinars covering topics that are not only important for your staff but for yourself and your management team,” Scalco says. “We also host Peer-to-Peer Zoom calls every Tuesday and Wednesday. Members hear how other cleaning business professionals are adapting to the current business climate, share ideas, get answers to questions, and even just vent. DLI’s doors are always open and all drycleaning professionals are invited to join DLI and participate in these events.”
If you cannot attend live, recordings of the presentations will be available in DLI’s on-demand video library. In addition to the webinars, DLI also offers two weekly opportunities — Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. EST — for members to discuss industry-related topics.
For more information, visit the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s website.
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