The laundry industry’s premier players came together in beautiful Ojai, California. Here’s quick recap of the successful event.
Brian Wallace, CLA President and CEO, set the stage with his warm welcome to the attendees on Thursday.
Dr. Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics, offered a bright outlook on the economy and the laundry industry. Pointing to growth signals in employment, manufacturing and service sectors as well as the upward pressure on personal income, Dr. Beaulieu painted a picture of positive economic growth through 2018. He encouraged laundry owners to pay closer attention to their costs and to take advantage of opportunities now.
Author Paul Taylor focused on the changing demographics of the country, including the power of Millennials and the impact of Social Security as waves of baby boomers retire.
Tim Greiner, whose business enterprise helps large companies focus on and improve sustainability practices, spoke about the need to reduce risks, increase productivity and boost growth. His session included an exercise in which attendees worked to come up with sustainability suggestions that may benefit the laundry industry.
On Wednesday evening, Kenny Aronoff, who has played with many rock stars, rocked out on the drums and gave attendees an eye opening motivational speech.
Kenny’s amazing performance and talk was followed by an exquisite dinner, sponsored by Eastern Funding.
Throughout the conference, laundry’s elite networked with each other while sharing growth strategies and ideas to make the laundry industry even better.
We can’t wait till the next Excellence in Laundry and we hope to see you there.