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The North East Fabricare Association

SAVE THE DATE: FALL FEST '19 COMING TO WORCESTER
NOVEMBER 15 - 17, 2019

Attendees have called NEFA's Fall Fest  Fun,Educational,Critical,Inspiring,Interesting,Enlightening,Beneficial,Necessary,Rewarding .

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS!!!!

Industry Spotlight - Bobby Patel, Kona Cleaners
Industry Spotlight - Bobby Patel, Kona Cleaners
NEFA is bringing in one of the nation's leading drycleaners to share his experiences, business practices, and secrets to growing his business and his brand.
His program:  "Marketing Then & Now" will explore how Kona Cleaners' Marketing has changed over time.  His journey from from knowing very little about the industry when he came from India, to becoming one of the leading experts in the country is a fascinating one. He had to learn everything he could about the industry while also learning what makes a successful business thrive.
Outstanding Education Opportunities
Outstanding Education Opportunities

NEFA's Fall Fest Management Conference & Table Top Convention features the best the industry has to offer.  Top speakers from around the country, coupled with compelling topics that drycleaners need to explore in order to grow their businesses, make Fall Fest a "can't miss" event.

NEFA is already lining up speakers and topics for this year's event.  The speaker slate will again feature a top industry icon that will share their personal prespectives on the industry and how they have positioned their business to take advantage of all the opportunities available.

Tune-in for more infromation as specifics are announced.

"The Best Culture Wins"
NEFA is bringing renowned Management Expert, Sean Abbas of Threads Culture to explore new and innovative ways evaluate, retain, and build a strong team.
The Best Culture Wins is a case study on how HR and management worked together to build the best culture in a competitive industry. Not only did their culture produce financial results in the top 1% for comparable companies, but they transformed the idea of how leaders define, measure and improve company culture.
Peer-to-Peer Interaction
Peer-to-Peer Interaction

Fall Fest blends traditional lecures with uniqe networking opportunities to provide attendees an outstanding learning experience.  From the vendor showcase featuring the most progressive allied trade companies in the industry -- to the innovative luncheon roundtable attendees have ample time to explore topics they want to learn about.

Allied Trade companies bring the newest products and services to the numerous vendor tables.  Drycleaners bring their latest programs and services to share with their peers.  The NEFA Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception is a perfect setting to get to know your industry peers, and to make new friends you can talk to about all the challenges you face.

"Tips to Capitalizing on the Growing Wash-Dry-Fold Market"
Saturday Morning's program features "Tips for Capitalizing on the Wash Dry Fold Market" from Rita Foley, owner of Regency Dry Cleaners and White Star Dry Cleaners in the Raleigh-Durham, NC, area.
"Across the country," observed Peter Blake, NEFA Executive Vice President, "Wash-Dry-Fold and Casual wear are the two fastest growing segments of the business.  Drycleaners can no longer be thought of for just shirts, suits, blouses & dresses.  If you want to grow your business you have to tap into what consumers are looking for.  This is a perfect opportunity to explore this segment of the industry and learn how you can capitalize on this trend."

Affordable, Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
Affordable, Deluxe Hotel Accommodations

“We are really excited about the new location”, offered Peter Blake, NEFA Executive Director. “This is a brand new, European designed hotel built in 2018.  The facilities are well designed, the event space is perfect for our needs, and the location is in the heart of NEFA.  Easily accessible for everyone.”
“I really can’t believe the metamorphosis of Worcester over the past few years,” continued Blake.  “It is amazing how much the area has changes since we were here with our trade shows 14 years ago.  The entire downtown area has been renovated.  There are some chic nightspot and unique dining opportunities and some very upscale restaurants.  Everything from craft brew pubs to comedy clubs to high-end steak houses.  Worcester is becoming a popular destination.”
NEFA has already locked in a special room rate of only $149/night based on double occupancy and reservations should be open by the end of the month. 

The NEFA Board recently voted to bring Fall Fest ‘19 to the AC Hotel in Worcester, MA.  The program will be on the weekend of November 15 - 17, 2019.

“We are really excited about the new location”, offered Peter Blake, NEFA Executive Director. “This is a brand new, European designed hotel built in 2018.  The facilities are well designed, the event space is perfect for our needs, and the location is in the heart of NEFA.  Easily accessible for everyone.”

“I really can’t believe the metamorphosis of Worcester over the past few years,” continued Blake.  “It is amazing how much the area has changes since we were here with our trade shows 14 years ago.  The entire downtown area has been renovated.  There are some chic nightspot and unique dining opportunities and some very upscale restaurants.  Everything from craft brew pubs to comedy clubs to high-end steak houses.  Worcester is becoming a popular destination.”

NEFA promises the same high caliber management conferences as they have had in the past with new speakers, top-notch workshop leaders including the popular “Drycleaner Spotlight” program, and discussions focussed on timely topics everyone needs to hear.

NEFA will be emphasizing vendors and participants that support the association, and will be providing more opportunities for companies to get involved.  The basic format will remain including the popular “Brainstorming Luncheon and the “Silent Auction and Cocktail Party”.

“Of all the events I have gone to over the past 10 years,” observed Mike Maulucci of Battiston’s of Avon, “NEFA’s Fall Fest remains the best. I learned a lot, made some great connections, and when I got back to my plant, I instituted changes.  I think the whole team is coming back next year, and we will even be bringing some of our management team.”

NEFA has already locked in a special room rate of only $149/night based on double occupancy and reservations should be open by the end of the month. 



 

NEFA is bringing in one of the nation's leading drycleaners to share his experiences, business practices, and secrets to growing his business and his brand.
His program:  "Marketing Then & Now" will explore how Kona Cleaners' Marketing has changed over time.  His journey from from knowing very little about the industry when he came from India, to becoming one of the leading experts in the country is a fascinating one. He had to learn everything he could about the industry while also learning what makes a successful business thrive.