MIDWEST DRYCLEANING & LAUNDRY INSTITUTE
Welcome to the newly formed Midwest Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (MWDLI). Formally known as the Midwest Drycleaners and Launders Association (MWDLA), MWDLI has been established to help increase the profitability of your dry cleaning business with research, education, advocacy and support from industry experts focused strictly on you. The MWDLI Strategic Planning Council will help DLI steer, direct and promote member activities. MWDLI’s primary objective will be to focus on Education and Training in your area to help members keep abreast of the latest industry information from stain removal to regulatory issues to everything else in between.
WORKING HARD FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS!
Network with pears to find fresh solutions to old problems and gain further insight for running a successful cleaner.
We believe that excellence comes from relentless improvement. We evaluate each part of our curriculum every time it is taught.
MWDLI together with the Advisory counsel will be working hard to provide you the most current and up to date information.
1240 South Syrkit St
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Perry T. Carrico
504 South 4th Street
Danville, KY 40422
4854 Mary Ingles Highway
Silver Grove, KY 40176
Kroner Dry Cleaners
3820 N Bend Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45211
100 St Michael's Laundry
Notre Dame, IN 46556
8071 Knue Road
Indianapolis, IN 46250
3301 Barbour Lane
Louisville, KY 40241
Gaults Plaza Cleaners &
855 Coshocton Ave Ste 19
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
3609 Waterford St
Richmond, IN 43734
Fabric Care Center
5760 W Morris Street
Indianapolis, IN 46241
825 N Capital Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
7654 Production Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45237
8145 Holton Drive Ste 110
Florence, KY 41042
1552 Main Street Ste 100
Speedway, IN 46224
Executive Director Report
By: Jon Meijer
Where Do We Go From Here?
In the last six months the business of drycleaning has been turned upside down and shaken to the core. As I’ve previously stated, yesterday’s business model will need to change “now” to reflect the new norm. The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) and the Midwest Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (MWDLI) have also had to embrace the new norm and change the way we do business right along with you. Within the past few months DLI introduced several new benefits including live training videos covering topics on wash-dry-fold, routes, finishing, diversifications, maintenance, marketing, relief money, and much more.
Wi t h DL I ’s h e l p , MWDL I members are pivoting and working to increase their business in ways they never thought were possible. Not only will you learn from DLI and MWDLI, but you will learn from your peers whose challenges are no different from the one you are facing today. We know you need us now more than ever.
We are committed to helping you work thru the new challenges and succeed going
forward. If you want to know what your Association has done for you lately, look no
farther than the list below:
• 60+ member-to-member Zoom meetings for sharing ideas, challenges, and opportunities
• 60+ ready-made social media and print marketing designs (three more added weekly)
• 25+ COVID related links and bulletins on DLIonline.org
• 20+ business development webinars ranging from marketing and branding to critical maintenance
• Developed an online Facebook Community connecting 850+ DLI members
• 17+ webinars sifting through small business relief programs including PPP, EIDL Loans, Main Street Lending Program, Employee Retention Credits, and Workforce opportunity Credits
• 8+ live technical training webinars on spotting and finishing
• 5 live stain removal trainings webinars in Spanish
DLI will continue to offer training videos, weekly member Zoom calls, Facebook marketing designs and more—anything we can do to help members meet the new challenges they face. And while, MWDLI and all industry related partners were forced to cancel conventions, on-site training seminars and related activities for the foreseeable future, don’t worry, the information is still coming your way. Our delivery methods have had to change, but it’s there. I cannot stress enough the value of the information that has been designed and prepared for our
members. And here’s the best part, much of the information that helps your business comes directly from your peers that have been participating in the weekly Zoom calls. Members have been more than willing to share ideas and information like I have never seen in my nearly forty years in the industry.
You really do need to be a member, it is now more important than ever. If you have any questions on the benefits and services offered, please do not hesitate to contact me at 800-638-2627 or my cell at 443-804-5639.
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