North Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners

Upcoming events

    • 2 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual via Microsoft Teams
    DSCA Stakeholders Meeting.
    Hosted by NCDEQ virtually via Microsoft Teams.

    No advance registration is required.

    NC DEQ will be sending out instructions to the stakeholder distribution list for this meeting.

    For more information about the Stakeholder Group, click here. If you have questions, contact Delonda Alexander at .
    • 24 May 2024
    • 27 May 2024
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 2717 West Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

    NCALC 2024 Annual Convention

    Advance Registration is Required for Each Individual Attendee.

    Join members and friends of North Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners (NCALC) for its Annual Convention being held Memorial Day weekend (May, 24-27, 2024) in Atlantic Beach, NC.Aerial View of Outdoor Pool & Beach

    This event will feature professional networking, educational sessions, vendor exhibits, group dinner social events, the annual membership meeting, business meetings of the NCALC Board of Directors and Committees, and opportunities for everyone to have fellowship with other participants and time for families and friends to enjoy other activities in the Atlantic Beach area.

    Who: All NCALC members, friends, spouses, and families are encouraged to participate.


    We Appreciate

    Our Convention Sponsors!




    We are currently seeking additional

    sponsors for this and other events.    

    Click here for details.


    Convention Schedule-at-a-Glance
    (Subject to changes)

    Friday (5/24/24)

    - Early arrivals for fun activities on your own

    - 300 pm – Exhibitor Setup

    - 500 pm – On-Site Convention Registration and Exhibits Open

    - 530 pm – Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

    - 630 pm – Informal Welcome Dinner for all attendees at hotel (family friendly, outside if weather permits)

    Saturday (5/25/24)

    Breakfast on your own.

    - 730 am Networking among Vendor Exhibits

    - 800 am Standing Committee Meetings

    - 845 am Networking among Vendor Exhibits

    - 905 am Joint Annual Membership Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting

    - 1030 am Networking among Vendor Exhibits

    - 1100 am Educational Session

    • Decoding Local SEO: Putting Your Business on the Map . . . Literally -- Anthony "Tony" Hadad (SMRT Systems, Digital Marketing Customer Success)

    Free afternoon and evening for lunch, free-time, and dinner on your own with family and friends.

    Sunday (5/26/24)

    Breakfast on your own.

    - 730 am Networking among Vendor Exhibits

    - 8:00 am Educational Session

    • Selling the Family Business -- Phillip Kolb, James Gorzinski, and Liz Vetter (NewLeaf Brokerage) -- Family businesses are unique entities, deeply rooted in personal history and shared experiences. Deciding to sell such a business is a complex and emotional journey that requires delicate handling, sensitivity, and lots of communication. While the prospect of starting such conversation can be difficult, with careful consideration, empathy, and open dialogue, this first step can pave the way for a smoother transaction and transition. Our speakers will share tips to help make these conversations easier for everyone.

    - 930 am Networking among Vendor Exhibits

    - 10:00 am Educational Session

    • Choosing Hard -- Ryan Fish (Red Hanger Cleaners)  -- Fish will share some of his journey and how he got to where he is. He will explore some of the challenges facing our industry and what we can do to be better operators. Fish will also share his passion about personal development and being intentional about where we spend our time and what we focus on.

    Free afternoon for lunch and free-time on your own with family and friends.

    - 630 pm Recognition Reception and Dinner with Installation of New Leadership (concurrent with separate but nearby dinner and activities for children (ages 4-12.)

    Monday (5/27/24)

                 No planned group activities

                 Late departures for fun activities on your own

                 Attendees depart on their own schedule

    Convention Speakers

    In addition to NCALC leadership, we are pleased to have these additional participants joining us for our convention:

    • Kathy Benzinger, Benzinger Clothing Care, DLI President
    • Ryan Fish, Red Hanger Cleaners
    • James Gorzynski, NewLeaf Brokerage
    • Anthony Hadad, SMRT Systems
    • Phillip Kolb, NewLeaf Brokerage
    • Liz Vetter, New Leaf Brokerage

    Click here for more info about our Speakers.


    A small block of sleeping rooms has been reserved for our group at the Doubletree by Hilton Atlantic Beach located at 2717 West Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC. Our group rates per night are Oceanview $309, Oceanfront $359, and Oceanfront Suite $409. These rates are subject to state and local taxes (currently 12.75%) in effect at time of check-in. Don’t wait to reserve your room. Our room block and pricing are available until April 29, 2024. Check-in time: 4:00pm /Checkout time: 11:00am. Reservations should be made directly with hotel at 252-240-1155. Rates for extended stay 3 days before and/or after our event will not exceed group rates above, however to minimize difficulty with reservations, requests for these extended stays should be sent to for special handling.

    Convention Registration

    Advance registration for each individual participant is required to ensure everyone can be accommodated. All registrations must be processed through our online registration system. Multiple attendees may be registered and paid together by completing  registration for each individual starting with the person responsible for payment first, asking for an invoice after each person until the last, and then paying for all registrations with one charge card transaction.


    Should cancellations be necessary, please let us know as early as possible. Cancellation requests will be accepted through May 14, 2024 with full refunds provided. No refunds will be made for cancellations after this date.

    Daytime View of Hotel Signage, Exterior, and Landscaping

    Further details will be shared with Convention registrants a few days prior to the event.

    • 13 Sep 2024
    • 15 Sep 2024
    • To Be Determined

    NCALC 2024 Fall Meeting

    Plans Under Development - Check Back for Details

    Advance Registration is Required for Each Individual Attendee

    What: North Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners (NCALC) is tentatively planning to hold its regular Fall Meeting September 13-15, 2024. This event will include planned education, professional networking, association business meetings, and social functions.

    Who: All NCALC members, friends, and spouses are encouraged to participate.

    We Appreciate Our Event Sponsors!

    We are currently seeking additional sponsors for this and other events.    Click here for details.

North Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners (NCALC)

4819 Emperor Blvd Ste 400, Durham, NC 27703-5420 ● 919-313-4542 ●

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