PlanetLaundry Podcast
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

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 16: Here’s to Your Health

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 16: Here’s to Your Health

December 3, 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 Tim McNichols of LIG Solutions, the newest healthcare insurance program added to CLA Business Solutions. You can read the entire story, “Here’s To Your Health” in the December 2020 edition of the magazine: www.planetlaundry.com/subscribe

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 15: How’s Business During COVID-19?

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 15: How’s Business During COVID-19?

November 6, 2020

In this episode, the conversation between PlanetLaundry Editor Bob Nieman and Brian Wallace, President/CEO of the Coin Laundry Association, continues in this "How's Business?" segment where questions about the coin shortage and other COVID-19 related issues are discussed.

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 14: How’s Business with LaundryCares?

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 14: How’s Business with LaundryCares?

November 4, 2020

In this episode, PlanetLaundry editor Bob Nieman interviews CLA's President/CEO about the latest information pertaining to the LaundryCares Foundation, the Coin Laundry Association's 501(c)3 charity, and LaundryCare's mission to foster literacy through everyday spaces such as laundromats.

Planet Laundry Podcast, Episode 13: How’s Business?

Planet Laundry Podcast, Episode 13: How’s Business?

October 29, 2020

In this episode you will hear our editor Bob Nieman interview CLA’s President and CEO Brian Wallace in the first installment of a segment we’re calling, “How’s Business,” a laundry industry information update about a variety of important topics pertaining to the vended laundry business.

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 12: Knowing Your Audience is the Key to a Strong Advertising Message

PlanetLaundry Podcast, Episode 12: Knowing Your Audience is the Key to a Strong Advertising Message

October 8, 2020

In this episode you will hear from PlanetLaundry columnist Stephen Bean in his series of articles “The Business Mind”.

You can read the full story entitled “Knowing Your Audience is the Key to a Strong Advertising Message” in the October 2020 edition of the magazine.

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