September 2022 Schedule

CONTACT:  Mary Scalco                                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2022
                    800-638-2627, Ext. 1102
                    Harry Kimmel, Ext. 1502                                 

New Chemical Concerns and How-To Clean Patio Cushions
October Brings New Learning Opportunities for Members

In addition to offering four weekly member meetings in October, The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute will present two, one-hour programs on the potential dangers of PFAS contamination and how to get started cleaning non-traditional items like patio cushions. 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. On October 19, industry Marketing Coach Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners will present a how-to guide to get viewers going from zero revenue in this category to professional levels in an eight-week step-by-step plan. Members will not want to miss this opportunity to net revenue from alternate sources to bolster their bottom lines.


October 2022 Live Webinar Program

DLI presents the following virtual training schedule for October 2022.

  • October 5 – DLI Virtual Education Session

1 p.m. Eastern –
Potential PFAS Contamination Concerns with Environmental Attorney Delanie M. Breuer


  • October 19 – DLI Virtual Education Session1 p.m. Eastern – How to Add Profitable Patio Cushion Cleaning in Just Eight Weeks with Industry Marketing Coach Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners


Fostering Community

In addition to providing regular virtual learning opportunities, 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,” said 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,” she said.

On-Demand Webinar Library

DLI’s online presentations distill difficult topics into easy-to-understand lessons members can use to improve their businesses. All webinars presented by DLI are archived in the Members Only section of, where members can find links to more than 100 recordings of previous programs. DLI began building its On-Demand Webinar Library in March 202o. Programs archived in the library cover the following categories and subtopics:


  • Lockers
  • Restoration
  • Routes
  • Shoe Repair
  • Wash-Dry-Fold
  • Wedding Gowns
  • Tailoring


  • Boilers
  • Drycleaning Machines
  • General Maintenance


  • Business Strategies
  • Customer Service
  • Cybersecurity
  • Hiring
  • OSHA
  • Sustainability
  • Team Building


  • 19 Presentations on Various Topics with Dave Coyle of Maverick Drycleaners
  • 15 Additional Marketing Webinars Covering General Topics



  • Sweaters
  • Velvet
  • Winter Coats and Comforters
  • Handling Linen Garments


  • Pants and Coats Finishing Techniques
  • Finishing Techniques for Golf Shirts, Shorts, and Neckties


Stain Removal

  • Bleaching/Color Loss
  • Delicate Fabrics
  • Stain Removal Procedures in English and Spanish

Business Sales & Acquisitions

  • Business Acquisitions
  • Lease Negotiation

Strength in Numbers
“We remain 100% focused on helping members communicate and grow,” said Mary Scalco, DLI’s CEO. Members are invited to register for these free programs. “DLI’s doors are always open. All fabric care cleaning service providers are welcome to join DLI to gain access to these programs, membership benefits, services, and savings.” Interest parties are invited to learn more at or call 800-638-2627 for more information.


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