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Webinar to Explore Diversification Options for Drycleaning Services

DLI’s online session to offer information about making money with mat cleaning

LAUREL, Md. — Dry cleaners who look beyond “what we’ve always done” and keep an eye out for ways to diversify their offerings will have more options open to them in the future to ride out challenges they might face.

This is the focus of “Making Money with Floor Mats,” a webinar hosted by the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. EST. This virtual education session will be conducted by Joe Rubblke at M+A Matting.

A mat service diversification could be a valuable option to offer dry cleaning customers, says Mary Scalco, CEO of DLI.

“If regular drycleaning isn’t coming in, it’s important to look for other revenue generators, and DLI has provided a host of options in our webinar series,” she says. “We think this could be a good match for some cleaners and we’re pleased to be able to offer a program that covers the ins and outs of how to get started.”

This session is free to DLI members. For more information, visit DLI’s website.

Peer-to-Peer Opportunities

In addition to this webinar, DLI will continue hosting weekly Peer-to-Peer Member Zoom meetings every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Eastern in November to bring members together. 

“DLI believes in the value of peer-to-peer learning,” says Mary Scalco, DLI’s CEO. “Our weekly meetings are where DLI member cleaners share ideas and find ways to improve their businesses. Participants tell me they find these meetings very valuable, since both large and small operators share their experiences and learn from each other.”

On-Demand Video Archive

For members who can’t attend live webinars, DLI offers recordings of the presentations. This archive currently contains nearly 100 videos in the following categories:

  • Diversification
  • Maintenance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Production
  • Finishing
  • Stain Removal
  • Business Sales and Acquisitions


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