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7 states to weigh in on Lapels Dry Cleaning Annual Clothing Drive to benefit Big Brother/Big Sister, May 2 – May 17

In what’s become an annual tradition, Lapels Dry Cleaning will host its clothing drive to benefit Big Brother/Big Sister organizations starting May 2 and running through May 17. Lapels Dry Cleaning stores in Arizona, Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey and Rhode Island will be accepting clothing donations during this time period. “Lapels clothing drive […]

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A Louisiana purchase. Lapels franchisee acquires Hawthorne’s Cleaners locations in Delhi, Rayville and Winnsboro, LA

Lapels Dry Cleaning recently announced the addition of three new Lapels Dry Cleaning locations in the state of Louisiana in the communities of Delhi, Rayville and Winnsboro. The three new locations, previously Hawthorne’s cleaners, were acquired by Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise owner Tap Parker. “We’re thrilled with the acquisition of the three new locations,” said […]

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Clean reading. Lapels Dry Cleaning CEO co-authors Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business

Over the past decade, Lapels Dry Cleaning CEO Kevin Dubois has trained dozens of new and existing dry cleaning franchise owners. During that time, Entrepreneur magazine named Lapels Dry Cleaning one of the “Top 50 New Franchises”.  In Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business, Dubois and co-author Roger McManus have created a road map […]

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Common Sense Rules for Winter Clothing Storage

Now that winter is over, it’s time to store away all those winter clothes until next season.  Follow these simple rules to keep your winter fashions looking good season after season. Wash and dry clean everything before storage.  Some stains that are now invisible may darken with age.  Dirt and food are also invitations to […]

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Lapels to debut International Expansion in Dubai at World Franchise Forum April 14th & 15th

Lapels Dry Cleaning signs with World Franchise Associates, eyes international expansion. Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently signed a consulting agreement with World Franchise Associates (WFA) of London, England. World Franchise Associates is an international franchise organization that expertly assists franchisors entering new international markets and […]

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Coffee Stains Can Be Sneaky Stains

You may not realize it, but some stains can be made up of compound elements beyond just the obvious presumed cause of the problem.  Coffee stains, for example, often contain milk or other additives, making the stain more difficult to remove since the coffee is a tannin stain and the milk leaves a protein-based stain.  […]

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Sweet new dry cleaner. Lapels Dry Cleaning coming to Tupelo, MS

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, will open a plant at 367 North Gloster Street in Tupelo, MS. An April 25 opening is planned. “We are delighted to bring Lapels’ standard of high quality dry cleaning and superior customer service to Tupelo,” said Leah Richardson, who along […]

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Franchise Owner 2014 Jeff Kline

Lapels Dry Cleaning names Jeff Kline as Franchise Owner of the Year

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, recently named Jeff Kline as its Franchise Owner of the Year for 2014.  Kline, a Gilbert, Arizona resident, owns Lapels Dry Cleaning of Chandler, located at 1085 West Queen Creek Road and Lapels Dry Cleaning of Gilbert, located at 2586 South […]

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Caring for Winter Accessories

Winter accessories, such as gloves, hats and scarves are getting lots of use this year.  Remember to clean them frequently to keep them looking and feeling fresh. If care labels are present, follow instructions carefully.  Many synthetics, as well as cottons and wools, are hand or machine washable.  If tumble drying is recommended, use a […]

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