How to Make the Most of the Clean Show 2022

 

For nearly five decades, the Clean Show has been the premier event for the commercial laundering, dry cleaning, and textile service industry. After 3 years, experts, attendees, and exhibitors are itching to make the 2022 return its best edition yet. Whether you’re in the industry, looking to enter, or just interested, Clean Show is the event for you.

This year, Clean Show will take place from Saturday, July 30th to Tuesday, August 2nd at the Georgia World Congress Center in the heart of Atlanta. Attendees can expect over 11,000 participants, 400 exhibitors, and hours of educational content to help push the cleaning and laundering industry towards new heights. Register here to attend Clean 2022!

Below are the top tips on how to make the most of your time at Clean. Be sure to stop by Cents at booth #4118 to see the newest advances in our laundry business management platform.

1. Get familiar with the exhibit hall

To get the most out of Clean Show, you should plan your stops before you arrive.

Here are some resources to get started:

At the Clean Show, there are a lot of people to meet and information to soak up. Spend time exploring the interactive floor plan to get a full look at who will be there.

2. Attend training sessions and networking events

There’s no other event in the industry that brings 11,000 people together for the same reason: a passion for laundry. This makes the Clean Show a great place to form and nurture relationships.

  • Come with some questions, curiosities, and problems you want to solve. This will make for the best conversations.
  • Ask people how they’ve navigated the pandemic, how they plan to grow, what works well (or doesn’t), and what makes their laundromat special.

The Clean Show also offers 30+ hours of educational sessions. With dedicated classrooms and expert speakers, you’ll learn to solve problems, get answers to questions, and bring new ideas back to your business. These are some can’t-miss sessions:

Friday, July 29

Saturday, July 30

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | The Next Generation of Laundromats
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Leveraging Community Engagement for Social Impact and Profit: Laundromats Doing Well By Doing Good
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Attracting & Managing the New Generation of Workforce
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Where to Start? Tips for Entering the Commercial Laundry Industry

Sunday, July 31

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Everything You Need to Know About Your First Laundromat – and More!
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM | 12 Profit Activators: Guaranteed To Create An Immediate Cash Flow Surge
  • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | ALM Give Back Event

Monday, August 1

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Marketing through Your POS
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Maximizing Your Laundromat’s WDF and Pick-Up & Delivery Business
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | Rejecting Business Opportunities: When it makes sense to say Goodbye or No Thanks
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Human Resources Strategy

3. Take Cents for a spin

Cents is thrilled to be an exhibitor and sponsor at this year’s Clean Show. Join us at Booth #4118 to see our all-in-one laundry business management platform, as well as our new, highly anticipated payment hardware.

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Don’t miss our Clean Show exclusive events:

4. Join a happy hour

Some of the best chats are over a good drink. After all, Atlanta is home to some of the best cocktail bars in the country. Here are our favorites:

  1. Check out the Grana rooftop for aperitivo happy hour. This southern Italian-inspired restaurant features a gorgeous rooftop bar that offers specials from 4-6 PM including appetizers, pizza, and drinks.
  2. Red Phone Booth, located in downtown Atlanta, offers Craft cocktails, small plates & cigars offered in a chic 1920s prohibition-era speakeasy entered through a phone booth. Guests need a secret number your hotel or local business/restaurant can give you to enter. Call ahead to get more information before going.
  3. Bulla Gastrobar in Midtown is a tapas restaurant offering a handful of daily happy hour deals from 3-6 PM. Bar patrons can order $5 small plates of ham croquettes, potato tortillas, or gazpacho. Larger bites starting at $8 include sautéed garlic shrimp and kale salad as well as cheese and charcuterie boards to pair with a glass of wine or a cocktail.

5. Grab some grub

blog image 7-25 2You know what they say, never shop on an empty stomach. Well, the same holds true for going to trade shows. Atlanta's massive food scene can be a little intimidating at times, so check out our top picks!

  1. Local Expedition is Atlanta’s highest-rated restaurant on Yelp, The Local Expedition Wood Fired Grill combines flavors from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Some menu favorites include the LA street corn, local fried covered in special sauce, and crispy potstickers.
  2. DelBar’s cuisine includes a traditional middle eastern menu and a gorgeous patio and sunroom. A tasty brunch menu on the weekends.
  3. Brassica, inspired by the classic French brasserie, incorporates regionally sourced ingredients and a delicious menu inspired by Atlanta’s southern roots. Located within the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead. Fabulous drinks and a lovely atmosphere.

6. Visit Atlanta

Atlanta is home to some notable attractions. Whether you’ve brought the family or came by yourself, these are where we'll be stopping during our time at Clean Show.

  1. Visit the largest aquarium in the United States! You'll find many world-class exhibits at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
  2. Get a glimpse into the history of the iconic beverage at World of Coca-Cola, where you’ll find memorabilia, multimedia experiences, have an opportunity to meet the Coca-Cola Polar bear, and taste formulations from around the globe.
  3. The Atlanta BeltLine is a multi-use trail created from an abandoned railway corridor. It is a favorite for Atlantans and visitors alike as it traverses the city, showcasing public art and allowing for easy movement through diverse neighborhoods via bike, skates, walk, and more. There is so much to do off the BeltLine with shopping and hot new restaurants. P.S: Free Sunday yoga on the BeltLine in Old Fourth Ward Park at 6 PM!

Come Visit Cents at Clean 2022!

If you find yourself at The Clean Show, make sure you stop by Booth #4118 to say hi to our team and see what we've been working on. If you can't make it, make sure you subscribe to The Laundromat Resource YouTube to get notified when we go live for Our 2 Cents at Clean 2022. Jordan Berry of Laundromat Resource will be talking with Cents' very own Jordan McKinnon and operators at the show to see how they're enjoying it, what they've learned, the state of the industry, and more!

Can't wait until The Clean Show to chat? Schedule a demo with one of our team members to find out more about the latest updates to our laundry business management system.

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