LAUREL, Md. — Dry cleaners who don’t keep track of the profitability of each of their services might be wasting money and opportunities. For its October webinar, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) will offer “Audit Your Services–Are They All Equally Profitable?” The webinar will be presented by Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners, who will share how cleaners can analyze their services for profitability.
In addition to the webinar, DLI hosts weekly coffee-and-shop-talk meetings every Tuesday on Zoom so members can discuss what’s happening and provide support from those going through the same situations. In addition, DLI will be offering its drycleaning course in October and November.
Activities in October with DLI will include:
- Oct. 4 —New DLI Member Virtual Welcome Reception and Orientation
- Oct. 18 — DLI Virtual Education Session
Audit Your Services — Are They All Equally Profitable? What’s Your Next Service to Offer? with Industry Marketing Coach Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaner
- Oct. 18 — Marketing Lab Virtual Roundtable Discussion
- Nov. 1 — New DLI Member Virtual Welcome Reception and Orientation
DLI In-Person Training
DLI will offer two in-person courses this fall at its School of Drycleaning Technology in Laurel, Maryland. Thousands of graduates have completed DLI’s courses since the school’s founding in 1927. The courses offer comprehensive, hands-on drycleaning instruction including understanding the drycleaning process, stain removal, finishing, fibers and fabrics, and much more. Full course listings are available for these courses and more at DLIonline.org/Education
- Oct. 16-20 — Introduction to Drycleaning Course
- Oct. 23-Nov. 3 — Advanced Drycleaning Course
Regional Association Events
In addition to DLI’s virtual events and meetings, DLI’s affiliated international and regional associations, offer regular seminars and meetings.
Oct. 6-8 — California Cleaners Association
Fabricare Education and Table Top Seminar
Harrah’s Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Oct. 21 — Southwestern Drycleaners Association
Membership Meeting and Seminar: “Diversify or Die: Unveiling the Vision of Increased Piece Counts” with Mike Nesbit of Nesbit Consulting and “Five Leadership Secrets to Create an Empowered Team” with Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners
Embassy Suites Phoenix Downtown North, Phoenix, Arizona
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