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Webinars to Address Chemical Concerns, New Profit Opportunities

DLI online program schedule updated for October

LAUREL, Md. — The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) will be focusing on chemical concerns during its first webinar for October, and then will examine how dry cleaners can branch out into an exciting new area to build profitability for their business.

PFAS chemicals are not used in the drycleaning process but they can arrive in plants on cleanable items and potentially cause contamination. It is still unclear who will bear responsibility for cleanup. On October 5, DLI presents an in-depth view of the issue and what cleaners can do to protect their businesses.

Then, on Oct. 19, industry Marketing Coach Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners will present a how-to guide to get viewers going from zero revenue to professional levels cleaning non-traditional items like patio cushions in an eight-week step-by-step plan.

October 2022 Webinars

The following webinars will be held in October. All programs go live at 1 p.m. EST:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5 — “Potential PFAS Contamination Concerns” with Environmental Attorney Delanie M. Breuer
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 — “How to Add Profitable Patio Cushion Cleaning in Just Eight Weeks” with Industry Marketing Coach Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners

The peer-to-peer meetings take place on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Peer-to-Peer Opportunities

In addition to these webinars, DLI will continue hosting weekly Peer-to-Peer Member Zoom meetings every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Eastern in October 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

For more information, visit DLI’s website.


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