Join members and friends of North Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners (NCALC) for its Annual Convention being held October 14-16, 2022 in Asheville, NC.
This event will feature professional networking, educational sessions, vendor exhibits, a local plant visit, group dinner social events, the annual membership meeting with election of new officers and board members, business meetings of the NCALC Board of Directors and Committees, and opportunities for everyone to have fellowship with other participants and to enjoy other activities in the Asheville area.
Click here to view or download the Convention Publicity/Registration Flyer (6 pages.)
Our Tentative Schedule:
- Early arrivals for possible group fun activities (e.g., casual lunch, exploring downtown Asheville)
- 300 pm - Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
- 500 pm - Exhibits open
- 600 pm - Welcome reception with exhibitors
- 700 pm - Dinner with featured speaker, Susan Boardman, PuzzleHR
- 915 pm - Optional Group Outing (Ghosted Bus Tour)
- 730 am - Networking Breakfast
- 800 am - Annual Membership Meeting
- 900 am - Education Sessions
Flexible afternoon for optional group outings (Swannanoa Plant Visit or Local Pub Tour) and other fun activities
- 600 pm - President's Reception and Recognition Banquet at nearby Isa's French Bistro
- No planned group activities.
- Individual departures or outings on their own
Where: The Cambria Downtown Asheville will be the headquarters hotel for our 2022 Annual Convention.
Accommodations (Updated 9/21/22) -- Our special priced NCALC room block at the Cambria is exhausted and the hotel is nearly full. However, additional reservations may be accepted at Hotel’s discretion based on space and rate availability. Our latest information is that they were able to offer a few more rooms at market rates (~$529+/night), subject to state and local tax (currently 13%). For room reservations at the Cambria, contact the hotel sales office directly at 1-828-412-8203 and let them know you are with the NCALC group. Also, we were able to secure an additional small NCALC room block at the nearby Country Inn & Suites for ($269+/night). For reservations at the Country Inn contact the hotel at 1-828-772-3188 and let them know you are with the NCALC group.
Other activities on your own -- Asheville and the surrounding area in the NC mountains offer many opportunities for fellowship, relaxation, recreation, or sightseeing.
Our Our hotel is located in the heart of downtown Asheville within easy walking distance of many interesting shops and activities.
While we are in Asheville, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - 75th Fall edition will be at the Harrah's Cherokee Center in downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate is hosting a special exhibit: Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius.
For more about these and other possible activities click here to visit the Explore Asheville website and here for the Calendar of upcoming events in Asheville and here for attractions near the Cambria Downtown Asheville Hotel.
Plans for the NCALC Convention are still under development. Further details will be shared here as they are available.