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TCATA Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Annual conference will be highlighted by speakers, programs, golf outing

TAMPA — TCATA will be Creating A Path To The Future and celebrating its 100th anniversary April 29-May 2, 2020, at its annual conference in Hilton Head Island, S.C., it notes.


TCATA, which stands for Textile Care Allied Trades Association, says it is, “Very excited about our 2020 Educational & Management Conference, where we will celebrate our 100-year anniversary. We encourage you to register and secure a room soon.”


Mack Magnus of M & B Hangers is the 2020 conference chair and notes: “At this year’s TCATA conference, we will celebrate our 100th anniversary. As the conference chair, I’m excited to hear stories from past TCATA presidents as well as from all of you.”


Magnus relates that, “There is no better place to commemorate our 100th than at the Westin Hilton Head Island. It has a spectacular beach, facilities, proximity to great golfing and other recreational activities. I look forward to seeing each of you!”


Canessa and Trevor Hericks, of Fabriclean Supply, TCATA business committee co-chairs, are pleased to announce the keynote speaker this year is popular presenter John R. DiJulius, III, the president of The DiJulius Group, a customer service consulting firm.


“During Friday’s session,” they notes, “John will demonstrate how you can make customer service your single biggest competitive advantage, become the brand customers cannot live without, and make price irrelevant!”


At Saturday’s business session, TCATA notes, Ralph Nappi, an association executive for 35 years, will present Tools and Techniques for Creating Your Organization's Strategic Plan. Created with and for key stakeholders, an effective strategic plan provides the engagement and buy-in that is necessary for success, it relates.


TCATA notes it will hold a Young Executives Committee again this year to provide an opportunity for young leaders from dry cleaning and laundry to network. Jenna Johnson of Chicago Dryer is the chair.


Gene Williams of American Laundry Products, golf chair, invites all members to participate in this year’s golf tournament on Thursday, April 30.


Not a golfer? Stephanie Magnus, M & B Hangers, invites attendees who are not golfing to participate in this year’s Alternate Program on Thursday, April 30. “Participants will work with a chef to create chocolate barks and brittles. We will then enjoy bingo by the beach and lunch together,” she says.