Get Ready for PDCA’s Drycleaning and Laundry Expo

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List of Exhibiting Companies
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PDCA is putting together the best regional show for drycleaners and launderers in the country. Our Drycleaning and Laundry Expo 2018 will be in Baltimore, on November 9-11.
Make your plans now to take advantage of a tremendous opportunity.
Expo will host over 125 booths featuring the best this industry has to offer. Allied trade companies will be representing the most innovative and unique products, services, equipment and supplies currently available. PDCA has also put together the strongest slate of speakers and educational programs ever presented at Expo. On floor demonstrations will also enhance the attendee’s experience, and will make Expo 2018 one of the best tools to help you increase your business.

Brian Rashid

On Sunday, keynote speaker will be Brian Rashid, CEO of A Life in Shorts, whose talk, Smart Digital Marketing, will explain digital marketing on a shoestring and how easy it can be.

James Peuster

Frank Kollman
Saturday’s program will center around employee problems. Stop Laboring Over Your Employees will feature James Peuster, the Route Pro, who will break the myth of “I Can’t Find Good People.Frank Kollman, from Kollman and Saucier, PA, will show you how to keep on the right side of employment laws.

Jim Grochans

On the exhibit floor, Jim Groshans, FabriCoach, LLC, will tell you how to achieve a team approach to building customer service excellence. Our headquarters hotel will be the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, which is adjacent to the convention center. This beautiful and reasonable priced facility will provide a beautiful atmosphere and easy connection to our activities.
The show’s convention center location at the Inner Harbor gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy a family friendly fun-filled weekend with lots to do.

Hotel reservations are now available at the host hotel, Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor. Click HERE to go directly to the Hyatt reservation site.
Where in the World is the PDCA President?

Hello all. I am holed up in my new favorite place. My GPS coordinates are latitude 39.299236 N, and longitude 76.609383 W. I am 44 miles from Washington, DC, 100 miles from Philadelphia, and 188 miles from New York. I am currently overlooking the harbor where Francis Scott Key penned the Star Spangled Banner. Any guesses? I’ll cut to the chase. I’m in Baltimore. I want you to come visit me the weekend of November 9 to 11 for a top of the line Drycleaning Expo (Baltimore Convention Center); and I won’t take no for an answer. I have already anticipated some of the concerns you may have and offer the following (copy and paste links into your browser):

Bring the Kids- Baltimore is Family Friendly. No time for the kids to be bored; there are tons of things to do. Below are links to several offerings- your own research may produce even more.



There are Plenty of Places to Stay-- I would suggest the following link which gives a detailed review of 25 hotels within 7/10’s of a mile from the Convention Center (copy and paste into your browser). www.hotelguides.com/maryland/baltimore-convention-center-md-hotels.html

There are Restaurants covering all culinary desires within walking distance of the Convention Center. All of us have preferences and criteria when choosing a place to eat. The following link will provide you with a wide variety of choices. www.tripadvisor.com/RestaurantsNear-g60811-d104308-Convention_Center-Baltimore_Maryland.html

Parking is close and easy for all you day-trippers. The following link will give you several options complete with pricing . www.parkingpanda.com/baltimore-convention-center-parking?gclid=CjwKCAjwx7 I can’t wait to see you all!!!


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Quick Tips

Do you have a quick tip that you use that simplifies your work? Share it with your fellow cleaners here…

  • The Right Brush for Each Task
    Use the correct brush, and don’t mix their use: 1. Black brush – dryside brush used for solvent based stain removal products. 2. White brush – wetside brush used for water based stain removal products. 3. Hog Bristle brush – a soft bristled brush for stain removal used on delicate fabrics. 4. Use cheesecloth to wrap around a bristled brush to make a soft, padded brush for delicate items.

    Jane Zellers

  • Soaking Garments Overnight
    When you want to soak a garment overnight, cover it with a towel so that the garment stays completely submerged.

    Bill Nicolais, Spotless Cleaners

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Upcoming Events

November 9-11 - Drycleaning and Laundry Expo 2018