July 2023 Schedule


CONTACT: Harry A. Kimmel III, APR

EMAIL: hkimmel@DLIonline.org

Slow Times Ahead

DLI’s July Offerings Aim to Help Cleaners Maintain Steady Income

Professional drycleaning and laundry operators in the northern hemisphere are watching hopelessly as business slows to a crawl during the historically-slow summer months. Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners will share some ideas on how cleaners can bring in more ice cream sundae money for their teams July 19 with Subscriptions: The Key to Thrive During the Slow Summer Months. The hour-long virtual program, hosted by The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, is free to all members, as are dozens of webinar recordings, including 22 more featuring Dave Coyle.

Bringing the drycleaning and laundry community together, DLI hosts weekly coffee-and-shop-talk meetings every Tuesday on Zoom so members can discuss what’s happening and keep each other from going crazy. In addition, DLI offers its world-class drycleaning course in July and August.

July 2023 Live Virtual Education Program

DLI presents the following virtual training schedule for July 2023.

  • July 5 –New DLI Member Virtual Welcome Reception and Orientation

  • July 19 – DLI Virtual Education Session
    Subscriptions: The Key to Thrive During the Slow Summer Months with Industry Marketing Coach Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners
  • July 19 – Marketing Lab Virtual Roundtable Discussion

  • August 2 –New DLI Member Virtual Welcome Reception and Orientation

DLI In-Person Training

DLI offers two in-person courses this July and August at its School of Drycleaning Technology in Laurel, Maryland. Thousands of graduates have completed DLI’s courses since the school’s founding in 1927. The courses offer comprehensive, hands-on drycleaning instruction including understanding the drycleaning process, stain removal, finishing, fibers and fabrics, and much more. Full course lisiings are available for these courses and more at DLIonline.org/Education

  • July 17 – 21 – Introduction to Drycleaning Course
  • July 24 – August 5 – Advanced Drycleaning Course


Regional Association Events

In addition to DLI’s virtual events and meetings, The Southwestern Drycleaners Association, one of DLI’s 13 affiliated international and regional associations, offers a seminar with James Peuster of the Route Pros.

  • July 28 – 30 – Southwestern Drycleaners Association
    Membership Meeting and Seminar: “It’s Time to Get Serious About Wash-Dry-Fold
    “ with James Peuster of the Route Pros
    Info: SDA-dryclean.com

  • August 4 – 6 – Mid-West Drycleaning & Laundry Institute

Facing the Future Together Annual Convention
French Lick Springs, French Lick Indiana

Info: MWDLI.org

Strength in Numbers
All fabric care cleaning service providers are extended an open invitation to join DLI for access to these programs, membership benefits, services, and savings. Learn more at DLIonline.org/Membership or call 800-638-2627 for more information.

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