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Speakers Announced for SDA Cleaners Showcase 2023

Some of the drycleaning industry’s top speakers have been enlisted to take part in the Southwest Drycleaners Association’s (SDA) upcoming Cleaners Showcase. The event will be held at the Irving Convention Center, April 28-30, 2023, in Irving, TX (Dallas area).

“We designed the 2023 Showcase to give all cleaners the ideas and tools to diversify and increase revenue, manage their businesses more efficiently, attract employees, and market effectively,” noted SDA President Kyle Nesbit. “Post pandemic, we want to ensure our members are equipped with what they need to improve day-to-day operations and provide their customers with the best service possible.”

The Cleaners Showcase education sessions are open to all registered attendees and are included in the show’s registration fee, which is free to members of the SDA/DLI and CLA. Registration is only $50 for pre-registered nonmembers ($100 on-site).

Topping the list of national experts will be workplace strategist Jeff Butler as the Keynote Speaker. Jeff is a TEDx speaker on workplace dynamics issues and his experience spans over 40 industries, with companies such as Google, Amazon, John Deere, and Coldwell Banker. In addition to having founded three profitable companies by the age of 27, he has published two books, including The Authentic Workplace; How Authenticity is Creating the Workplace of Tomorrow’.

Special guest Andrew Gibson, President/CEO of Tide Services, will expound on consumer trends. With seventeen years at Procter and Gamble, Gibson has received awards for Best Brand Design (Gillette) and at the Cannes Advertising Awards for his work on Old Spice, which he led the brand launch from 15 to 150 countries.


Winning the Talent War

Jeff Butler

Changing Consumer Behavior

Andrew Gibson, President/CEO, Tide Services

Managing Your Employees: The Top Five (Or So) Legal Mistakes And Pitfalls

Frank Kollman, Management Labor and Employment Attorney, Kollman & Saucier, P.A.

Retain to Gain 2023: How Employee Retention Leads to Customer Retention

James Peuster and Jen Whitmarsh, The Route Pros

The 8 Drivers of Building Value

Kermit Engh, Managing Partner, Methods for Management

7 Secrets to a 7 Figure Exit

Dave Coyle, Owner, Maverick Drycleaners

Machine Problem? Find It, Fix It, Forget It!

Bruce Grossman, Owner, EZ Timers

The OSHA Man Cometh

Michael Tatch, Owner, Tatch Technical Services

Stain Removal Recipes for the Toughest Stains

Jeff Schwarz, Regional Vice President, A.L. Wilson

A detailed education program and schedule can be found at

The Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel at Las Colinas is the host hotel and is located next to the convention center. Special hotel rates for convention attendees and exhibitors are only $165/night and available through April 4th on the SDA website at

Close to 80 exhibit booths have already been sold. Exhibit booths are still available. See the current exhibitor list and floorplan at or call the office for details at 512-873-8195.

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