ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Members of the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), representing the $15 billion textile services and commercial laundry industry, are preparing for the group’s Annual Convention slated for Oct. 17-19 at The Lodge in Torrey Pines, La Jolla, Calif.
Next month’s event—the first since the unification of the Uniform & Textile Service Association (UTSA) and TRSA—is expected to attract 150 owners, operators and senior executives from the largest national, regional and local linen, uniform, industrial and healthcare laundries across the country.
Todd Buchholz, former White House director of economic policy under President George H.W. Bush and a regular CNBC contributor, will offer insights from his latest book, New Ideas from Dead CEOs: Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office, uncovering the secrets of great CEOs through aspects of their professional and personal lives.
Other speakers include business leaders and experts who will discuss sales, workplace safety and compliance:
The Annual Convention will also offer a number of networking opportunities, including playing the famous Torrey Pines South Golf Course, a private winery tour, a Welcome Reception, and the Chair Awards Dinner that will feature the introduction of TRSA’s new officers and board of directors.
The reception offers participants an “icebreaking” opportunity to create “Build-a-Bears” that will be donated to local healthcare and social service professionals for distribution to children at area emergency rooms or in other care settings where a cuddly bear could ease a child’s anxieties. Attendee teams will have to complete a list of tasks to receive the stuffing, clothes and heart needed to complete their bears.
To register, or for more information, click here; The Lodge at Torrey Pines is approximately 25 minutes from the San Diego airport, and attendees must contact the hotel directly (800-656-0087, www.lodgetorreypines.com) for reservations (ask for the “TRSA Annual Convention” room rate).