Ian P. Murphy

Freelance Writer

Ian P. Murphy is a freelance writer based in Chicago, and was the editor of American Drycleaner from 1999 to 2011.

SBA Recovery Loans Funded Through May 31

WASHINGTON — The $18 billion bill extending unemployment benefits passed...

DLI Joins Effort Against Maine Services Tax

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Drycleaing & Laundry Institute (DLI) announced...

Small Businesses Still Pessimistic, NFIB says

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB...

Operators Favor Certain Healthcare Reforms, Oppose Package

CHICAGO — Drycleaners favor some major features of the landmark...

USDC Implicated in Campaign-Finance Issue

A former executive of Newport Beach, Calif.-based US Dry Cleaning Corp....

R.R. Street prevails in Modesto case

SAN FRANCISCO — Attorneys from Houston-based Hicks Thomas LLP announced...

Snow Buries February Sales Gains; Expenditures Flat

CHICAGO — Drycleaners nationwide reported subtle improvements in the...

EPA Outlines New Drinking-Water Strategy, Targets Perc

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined a...

Jobs Bill Includes Small-Business Incentives

WASHINGTON — Companies hiring unemployed workers will be able to take a...

PROS Parts Buys Out Imparts

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — PROS Parts announced it has acquired Charlotte, N.C...

FRSTeam's Fast Growth Attracts Attention

HAYWARD, Calif. — The nationwide restoration franchise FRSTeam (Fabric...

Illinois Moves to Phase Out Perc

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. — A legislative proposal that seeks to phase out the...

Nine Out of 10 Operators Now Wetclean

CHICAGO — Nine out of 10 (91.7%) operators now use professional...

StatShot: Sales Continue to Fall Nationwide, Many Cut Payroll to Compensate

CHICAGO — Drycleaners across the country are still suffering from a...

Survey: Half of Drycleaners Say Marketing Pays

CHICAGO — More than half (50.9%) of drycleaners say that the marketing...

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