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MWDLI Summer Summit

August 9 - August 11

The Mid-West Drycleaning & Laundry Institute's 2024 Summer Summit will take place at the Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, IN

on August 9-11. This annual gathering offers a unique chance to gain wisdom from industry leaders and engage in discussions about the business landscape. It serves as a valuable occasion for cleaners to network with one another and engage with Allied Trade partners, fostering a sense of community and collaboration within the industry.

This year's event will feature a variety of activities, including a cocktail reception, group dinner, and an auction. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy some leisurely time on the golf course, try their luck at the casino, and indulge in delicious meals at the resort's restaurants.

Jon Meijer, Executive Director of MWDLI, is excited and confident that this year's lineup of speakers will deliver an exceptional experience for all participants.

Meet the Speakers

Glen Gould is an in-demand professional speaker and nationally recognized leadership expert.

He’s the author of five books on leading and connecting for success including, Meet Me At Starbucks and Million Dollar Meetings. He has started five multimillion-dollar enterprises from the ground up and taught hundreds of entrepreneurs to do the same.

Glen identifies opportunities for leaders to be more successful and he makes the complex simple. Glen, his wife Tammy, and their sons Grant and Carson own DryCleaningConneciton.com, a concierge drycleaning, laundry, and linen service in suburban Atlanta, Ga. Glen will show you how to find enthusiasm in any situation, and to convert everyday employees into enthusiastic leaders.

"There is a universal key to unlocking ENTHUSIASM and a process to achieve it by design, energizing your stakeholders to achieve more while doing so" according to Glen Gould. During the seminar you will learn the simple yet profound solution to finding ENTHUSIASM in virtually any situation.

Dr. Chris Kuehl, a nationally renowned Economist serves as Armada’s Chief Economist working with a wide variety of private clients and professional associations over the last 21 years.

He serves as the Chief Economist for several national business associations. He is also the Economic Analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and writes their bi-weekly publication, Fabrinomics, which details the impact of economic trends on manufacturers.

Chris will explore the current trends and forecast what lies ahead as we strive to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead. Chris uses a combination of humor and relatable information to help small businesses understand the economic landscape. He has spoken though out the country and has been a featured speaker at numerous conventions like DLI Expo East and the MWDLI Summer Summit.

Kristina Stubblefield, a seasoned Digital Marketing Strategist with over two decades of experience, has been dedicated to helping businesses thrive.

Kristina has been dedicated to helping businesses thrive. Beginning her journey in advertising and marketing in the early 2000s, she developed a profound understanding of businesses' needs, spurring her passion for supporting small businesses with their systems, processes, and marketing efforts.

Kristina will help us discover how leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) can elevate your marketing and operations, from generating dynamic content and personalizing customer interactions to streamlining tasks and maintaining a competitive edge. Kristina will show us how to unlock the potential of AI in revolutionizing your business practices, saving time, and fostering meaningful connections with your clients.

Kristina will explore 10 key applications of AI from crafting compelling ad copy to automating responses to online reviews. The goal to unlock the transformative potential of AI for your business.


August 9
August 11
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