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 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 and section relations.

Upcoming Events

Registration and details for each event 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 new opportunities for our members to be involved in the CLA Connect LIVE events in 2019 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 2019 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.

2019 Dates and Locations

Jan 30
Apr 30
Oct 15-17
Ft. Lauderdale
Jan 31
May 1
Oct 15-17
Missouri/KansasKansas City, MO
Overland Park, KS
Wichita, MO
Feb 12
May 9
Sept 17-19
Long Beach
Santa Monica
Holiday Party
Feb 20
May 15
Sept 10-12
Dec 3-5
Feb 21
May 16
Sept 12
North CarolinaRaleigh
Feb 27
May 22
Oct 1-3
Washington D.C./ MarylandBethesda
Arlington, VA
Mar 5
June 6
Oct 8-10
PennsylvaniaKing of Prussia
King of Prussia
Mar 6
June 5
Oct 10
Mar 13
June 13
Sept 24-26
IllinoisChicago (UIC)
Tinley Park (south suburbs)
Mar 14
June 12
Sept 24-26
IowaWest Des Moines
Council Bluff/Omaha, NE
Mar 26
July 17
Nov 5-7
New YorkFlushing (LaGuardia)
Long Island
Long Island
Mar 19
July 23-25
Oct 29-30
New JerseyCherry Hill
Ocean City
Edison or Newark
Mar 20
July 23-25
Oct 29-30
New EnglandBurlington, MA
Hartford, CT
Burlington, MA
April 11
July 23-25
Nov 5-7
Cincinnati or Dayton
April 17
July 30-Aug 1
Dec 3-5
Minneapolis/St Paul
April 18
July 30-Aug 1
Nov 19-21

*Events will take place during one of the days listed for each location. Exact dates will be announced as they are confirmed.