ALM Conference Seeks Balance of Outcomes, Service, Safety

Bruce Beggs |

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The corporate headlines loudly proclaim the companies that provide excellent customer service, ownership touts management’s ability to “trim the bottom line,” and firms with excellent safety records engage in much flag-waving. But the Association for Linen Management (ALM) wonders just how many companies are able to balance the three.
This year’s Annual Conference aims to answer that question by focusing on Achieving Balance: Outcomes, Service and Safety, ALM says. By participating in the June 22-25 event here, attendees will learn new methods for measuring and achieving quality throughout all aspects of laundry and linen management, the association adds.
A wide variety of general sessions and breakout sessions will be offered on June 23-24. Topics are to include delivering quality, the partnership between a hotel laundry and housekeeping, infection control, financial strategies, the partnership between a healthcare facility and its outsourced laundry service, linen distribution, and more.
The conference will also include networking opportunities, such as a golf outing to benefit the American Laundry & Linen College (ALLC) Alumni Association, a vendor’s fair and welcome reception, and the annual awards banquet and dance.
ALM members will elect association officers for 2008-10, and learn who have been named the Manager of the Year and the Allied Tradesperson of the Year.
The Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel will be the site of this year’s event. Attendees wishing to stay at the hotel can receive a special nightly room rate of $119 by mentioning ALM. Reservations should be made by May 21.
At 840 square miles, Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States, granting endless experiences as widespread as the city itself. The St. Johns River divides downtown Jacksonville into two panoramic districts giving way to gorgeous views from riverside restaurants, nightlife hotspots, theaters and galleries.
Discounted conference registration ends May 15. Those interested may register for the entire conference or choose single-day admissions. The cost for a full conference registration will increase by $100 after May 15.
In conjunction with this conference, ALM will offer its newly revised Traveling Certified Laundry & Linen Management (CLLM) program. Conference registration is not required, but those interested must purchase the CLLM manual in advance and register for the session.

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.


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