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.

Sam’s Club to Provide SBA Loans

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California Regs Kick in, Take First Casualty

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Regulations mandated by California's Air Resources...

Half of Clean 2011 Exhibit Space Sold

With just under a year to go until the ribbon-cutting, the 2011 Clean...

CRDN Preferred for Extreme Home Makeovers

BERKLEY, Mich. — The Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN)...

New Jersey Dedicates $5 Million to Grants

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Small Businesses Using More E-Mail, Social Media in Marketing

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. — E-mail marketing is bringing significant value...

May Sales Shaky; Prices Slow to Rise

CHICAGO — May drycleaning sales declined in three regions, according to...

What Healthcare Reform Means to You

CHICAGO — The details of the recently passed healthcare-reform bills and...

California Assembly Bans Free Single-Use Bags, Poly Bags Next?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California State Assembly passed a bill last...

U.S. Chamber Honors Prestige with Award

WASHINGTON — The United States Chamber of Commerce honored Knoxville,...

Freedom of Choice

An Expanding Array of Solvent Systems is Helping Produce New Converts —...

Survey: Most Operators Taking Typical Summer Vacations

CHICAGO — Almost two-thirds (64.3%) of operators are making summer...

Capital One Releases Small-Business Barometer Results

MCLEAN, Va. — Capital One Small Business Banking released the results of...

Exhibit Sales Open for Clean '11

Exhibit space sales are underway for Clean 2011, set to take place June...

P&G Seeking to Expand Tide Franchise Stores

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Tide Dry Cleaners, operated by Procter & Gamble...

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