CLA Connect LIVE

Bringing Laundry Professionals Together

The Coin Laundry Association (CLA) launched CLA Connect LIVE to bring professionals in the laundry industry together with the intent of holding more meetings in more places for more members. CLA Connect Live builds on the success of the CLA Connect online forum and offers opportunities to share resources and best practices at face-to-face events.

The goal of CLA Connect LIVE is to bring together new and potential store owners, distributors and manufacturers to build a community of mutual interest, provide excellent customer service and positively serve our communities. We will do this through ongoing, inclusive, non-biased, local forums that provide:

  • High-quality continuous education
  • Advocacy for financial opportunities and key government issues, such as state sales tax
  • Exposure to and participation in LaundryCares community service
  • Opportunities to network and share best practices with peers and industry
  • Visibility to key CLA initiatives, executives and Board of Directors

We invite those in the industry, both members and non-members, to attend an upcoming event. For more information on these events, please contact Danielle Bauer, director of membership.

Upcoming Events

Due to COVID-19, CLA has cancelled all face-to-face events for the remainder of 2020. However, to continue to offer educational and networking opportunities for the industry, CLA has regularly scheduled virtual events. Registration and details for virtual events can be found on the events calendar. All registrants must agree to abide by the Participant Guidelines to ensure the experience is positive and the event provides value.


Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunities

CLA is offering two opportunities for our members to be involved in the CLA Connect LIVE events in 2020 as speakers and sponsors.

Speakers: members are invited to share their expertise and experience with professionals in the self-service laundromat industry by serving as a presenter at our events.
View the call for presentations for guidelines and the application requirements.

Sponsorship: members can showcase their brand to industry professionals by sponsoring the 2020 events. The number of sponsors for each event is unlimited and is open to all distributor and manufacturer members.
View the sponsorship application and terms and conditions for more information.

2020 Dates and Locations

*All live events for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but have been replaced by virtual events. Visit CLA's Events Calendar for the full list of virtual events.
Jan 28
Oct 13
Ft. Lauderdale CANCELLED
Ft. Lauderdale
Jan 29
April 29
Oct 14
New JerseyHackensack
Long Branch
Feb 5
July 16
Feb 13
Sept 1
Feb 26
Oct 1
North CarolinaRaleigh
Feb 27
Sept 30
PennsylvaniaKing of Prussia
King of Prussia
Mar 5
Oct 21
IllinoisHarwood Heights
Tinley Park
Mar 12
June 25
Nov 4
Southern CaliforniaBurbank CANCELLED
West Hollywood
Holiday Party
Mar 18
June 17
Sept 16
Dec 2
Northern CaliforniaSan Leandro CANCELLED
San Jose
San Leandro
Holiday Party
Mar 19
June 18
Sept 17
Dec 3
New EnglandBurlington, MA CANCELLED
Hartford, CT
Burlington, MA
April 9
June 4
Sept 24
TexasFt. Worth CANCELLED
April 16
June 23
Oct 28
New YorkMelville CANCELLED
April 24
Oct 22
CLA Connect LIVE Plus for IA, MN, MO & WINorthwood, IASept 9-10
Regional Meeting for MI, OH & western PACanton, OHNov 4-5