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PlanetLaundry Podcast Episode 26: An Interview with Brian Brunckhorst

PlanetLaundry Podcast Episode 26: An Interview with Brian Brunckhorst

January 1, 2022

Welcome to the PlanetLaundry Podcast – brought to you by PlanetLaundry, the magazine of the Coin Laundry Association.

In this episode, Coin Laundry Association President and CEO Brian Wallace chats with Brian Brunckhorst, owner of Advantage Laundry, a laundromat chain located in California’s San Francisco Bay area. 

During this “How’s Business” segment, the two discuss Brunckhorst’s transition from a high-tech job in the Silicon Valley to becoming a multi-store owner, as well as highlighting some of the keys to the success of his laundry business.

Mr. Brunckhorst received the CLA’s Member of the Year Award in 2013 and is the author of the popular book, “Secrets of Buying and Owning Laundromats.” He also currently serves on the CLA’s Board of Directors.

We hope you enjoy this conversation. We invite you to listen to more PlanetLaundry Podcasts at https://planetlaundry.podbean.com/ or on your favorite streaming service.

PlanetLaundry Podcast Episode 25: An Interview with Jim Whitmore

PlanetLaundry Podcast Episode 25: An Interview with Jim Whitmore

December 1, 2021

Welcome to the Planet Laundry Podcast – brought to you by
PlanetLaundry, the magazine of the Coin Laundry Association.

In this episode, Brian Wallace, president and CEO of the Coin Laundry
Association, interviews Jim Whitmore, owner of Fresh Express Laundry
Center in Salem, Mass. In this “How’s Business?” segment, Jim
discusses his origin as a laundromat owner, the importance of
mentorship in this industry and corporate social responsibility.

Jim is a long-time supporter of the CLA, as well as the LaundryCares
Foundation. He has been a multi-store owner, is a past chair of the CLA
Board of Directors, and continues to advocate for literacy resources in
laundromats as president of the LaundryCares Foundation.

We hope you enjoy this conversation. We invite you to listen to more
PlanetLaundry Podcasts at https://planetlaundry.podbean.com/ or on
your favorite streaming service.

Planet Laundry Podcast Episode 24: An Interview with Mike Kelly

Planet Laundry Podcast Episode 24: An Interview with Mike Kelly

November 1, 2021

Welcome to the PlanetLaundry Podcast – brought to you by PlanetLaundry, the magazine of the Coin Laundry Association. In this episode, Coin Laundry Association Director of Membership and Education Danielle Bauer chats with Mike Kelly, director of distribution partnerships at Atmosphere TV, about his company’s services and potential benefits to laundromat owners.

Atmosphere is the world’s leading streaming TV service for businesses, offering original, audio-optional TV channels. In addition, businesses can run their own marketing promotions and house ads within Atmosphere’s content by utilizing a simple digital signage feature.

Atmosphere TV is one of the newest benefits added to CLA Business Solutions, a suite of programs and services developed to help your laundry business become more successful.

We hope you enjoy this conversation. We invite you to listen to more PlanetLaundry Podcasts at https://planetlaundry.podbean.com/ or on your favorite streaming service.

PlanetLaundry Podcast Episode 23: An Interview with Larry Adamski

PlanetLaundry Podcast Episode 23: An Interview with Larry Adamski

October 1, 2021

Welcome to the PlanetLaundry Podcast – brought to you by PlanetLaundry, the magazine of the Coin Laundry Association. In this episode, PlanetLaundry Editor Bob Nieman interviews Larry Adamski, the long-time owner of Muskegon Laundromat in Muskegon, Mich.

 

At 71, Larry has been a thriving laundry operator for more than 50 years. In this edition, Bob discusses with Larry how today’s laundromats have evolved from the stores of 50 years ago, how his particular laundry operation is different from many other high-performing laundromats in the industry, and how he has successfully coped with running his business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

We hope you enjoy this conversation. We invite you to listen to more PlanetLaundry Podcasts at www.planetlaundry.com/podcast or on your favorite streaming service.

PlanetLaundry Podcast Episode 22: An Interview with Daniel Sofranko

PlanetLaundry Podcast Episode 22: An Interview with Daniel Sofranko

September 14, 2021

Welcome to the PlanetLaundry Podcast – brought to you by PlanetLaundry, the magazine of the Coin Laundry Association. In this episode PlanetLaundry Editor Bob Nieman chats with Daniel Sofranko, the owner of Perfect Wash – Express Laundry Center, located in Huntington Beach, Calif.

This edition of the PlanetLaundry Podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Continental Girbau: https://www.cgilaundry.com/

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PlanetLaundry Podcast Episode 21: An Interview with Neal Shapiro

PlanetLaundry Podcast Episode 21: An Interview with Neal Shapiro

June 21, 2021

In this episode, you will hear PlanetLaundry Editor Bob Nieman interview Chicago laundromat owner Neal Shapiro. In 2014, Neal – and his wife, Kate – purchased their first laundromat in Chicago. Since then, the Shapiros have become fully immersed in the laundromat business.

Neal and Kate are members of the Coin Laundry Association and the LaundryCares Foundation. Additionally, Neal is on the Board of Directors of both organizations.

In addition to their self-service laundry business, the Shapiros have a thriving full-service wash-dry-fold operation, including a pickup and delivery service serving the north side of Chicago – and the surrounding suburbs.

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 20: Interview with Yvette Morton Williams

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 20: Interview with Yvette Morton Williams

April 1, 2021

In this episode, you will hear our editor Bob Nieman interview Yvette Morton-Williams, a result-oriented business owner with over ten years in the coin laundry industry. Yvette owns three laundromats in the Atlanta Metro area, is a powerful business leader coming from the pharmaceutical industry, and serves the vended laundry community as one of the newest members of the CLA’s Board of Directors.

We hope you enjoy this conversation. We invite you to listen to more PlanetLaundry Podcasts at www.planetlaundry.com/podcast or on your favorite streaming service.

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 19: “How’s Business” with the Laundry Doctor

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 19: “How’s Business” with the Laundry Doctor

February 24, 2021

In this episode, Brian Wallace, President/CEO of the Coin Laundry Association interviews Jeff Gardner, the Laundry Doctor. You may recognize Jeff as a regular columnist in PlanetLaundry. Jeff is a laundromat owner, pickup-and-delivery business operator, and wash-dry-fold expert. 

In this “How’s Business” segment, we learn about Jeff’s origin story as a business owner, how he’s become a student of all things laundry, and how he’s taken his business from a small wash-dry-fold operation to a stand-alone commercial laundry plant. Brian and Jeff also talk about dealing with business challenges in the time of COVID and what the future in the laundry business looks like.

Be sure to watch out for Jeff Gardner’s new book, A Prescription for Full-Service Profits: a Collection of Wash-Dry-Fold and Commercial Accounts Advice from ‘The Laundry Doctor’ published by the Coin Laundry Association.

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PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 18: Interview with “The Laundromat Millionaire”

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 18: Interview with “The Laundromat Millionaire”

January 29, 2021

In this episode of the PlanetLaundry Podcast, Editor Bob Nieman interviews "The Laundromat Millionaire" Dave Menz, owner and operator of Queen City Laundry, a chain of full-service full-attended stores in Cincinnati, OH.

This podcast is brought to you by Continental Girbau: https://www.cgilaundry.com/

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PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 17: Venturing in the Future

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 17: Venturing in the Future

December 31, 2020

Welcome to the Planet Laundry Podcast!

This message is brought to you by PlanetLaundry, the magazine of the Coin Laundry Association.

In this episode you will hear our editor Bob Nieman interview Peter Stern, managing director of Clean Ventures, a newly formed venture capital fund create to attract and invest in growth-stage laundry companies.

You can read the entire story, “Venturing in the Future” in the January 2020 edition of the magazine: https://www.planetlaundry.com/subscribe

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