The North East Fabricare Association

NEFA Coming to Providence, RI for Annual Fall Fest Conference


NEFA selected the historic Biltmore Hotel to be the Headquarters for the Event.

“We are excited to return to Providence,” offered NEFA President John Dallas. “We haven’t had a major event here since the big equipment shows 10 years ago. We have some great speakers lined-up, some new technology to display, and the most progressive companies in the industry participating. I know it will be a fantastic event.”

Providence was chosen due to its central location, terrific restaurants and night time activities. It is easily reachable by car, train, and with TF Green Airport only a few minutes from the hotel -- it is a perfect venue.

NEFA has already enlisted some of the industry’s best speakers to help drycleaners learn and explore how increase productivity, performance, and profits!

Catherine McCann of America’s Best Cleaners will be this years keynote speaker and she will be sharing her expertise and observations on growing your business. James Peuster will be conducting a leadership program aimed at top and mid-level managers. This is a great way to help you and yourkey personnel receive the training and support needed to succeed.

Fall Fest will again feature allied trade exhibits, great food, fun atmosphere and the annual Silent Auction where one lucky person will win an Autographed, framed Rob Gronkowski Jersey!

Watch for a full schedule of events and detailed information on www.nefabricare.com or call NEFA at 800-442-6848 to register.

For those Allied Trades that wish to exhibit, Click Here for a Sponsorship Form!

Watch this space for updates! Please contact NEFA Executive Vice President, Peter Blake if you have any questions or would like to participate in this event: peteblke@aol.com ~ 800-442-6848



The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute and NEFA ae conducting DLI's Five Day Introduction to Drycleaning across the U.S., featuring Brain Johnson. The course provides individuals with solid foundation for professional cleaing. It is ideal for people who are new to the industry or have some experience. the course covers the basics, including:

  • Sorting loads for drycleaning
  • Cleaning garment, including silk, satin, and more
  • Operating a drycleaning machine
  • Removing stains, including coffee, ink, grease, and more
  • Pressing pants, coats, and skirts
  • Using tensioning equipment to improve finishing quality

                   Where:                                                   When:
         Dependable Cleaners                             November 16 - 20, 2015  
         Quincy, Massachusetts





Check out the NEFA Calendar for all the latest NEFA Events!


Understanding and Delivering
Exceptional Customer Service Workshop

present by
Peter Blake, NEFA Executive Vice President and Industry Expert


This Seminar is Optimal for Owners/Operators


A Must for All Customer Service Personnel!

A customer service representative is usually the first and last person that your customer sees. The future of a drycleaning business rests on the manner and proficiency of this key individual. Join us and learn more about DLI/NEFA and all that we do for the industry -- and can do to help your business prosper.

Subjects to be addressed:

· Behaviors that drive customers away

· Customers expectations

· Improving communication skills

· Developing correct telephone skills

· Working with challenging or cranky customers

· And much, much more

Registration Opens at 6:00 PM -- Class starts 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Albany, New York
October 6, 2015
The Desmond Hotel & Conf. Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211
(518) 869-8100


Rochester, New York
October 7, 2015
Countyard Marriott-Rochester-Brighton
33 Corporate Woods Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-1000


Buffalo, New York
October 8, 2015
Buffalo Airport Hotel
4219 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 626-1800



For registration CLICK HERE or call NEFA at 800-442-6848


New Education Schedule Now Being Developed

NEFA is currently scheduling 2015 Education Programs!  We are looking for your input.  If you have a topic for a seminar or workshop you would like scheduled near you, let us know!  The Following programs are currently under development:

  • Massachusetts Boiler License Continuing Education Program
  • Professional Finishing
  • Professional Stain Removal & Bleaching
  • Social Media Marketing for Today's Consumer (dates, locations and times TBD)
  • Hazard Communications Training

Watch this space for updates!  We will be putting up registration forms and full details shortly.  If you are interested in these programs, or have other Education programming suggestions, call Peter Blake at 603-635-0322 or e-mail us at peter@nefabricare.com.


NEFA's Mission:  To provide leadership, services, information and further infrastructure for the betterment of members and industry.

Welcome to NEFA's new home!
The North East Fabricare Association (NEFA) is a regional trade association for professional drycleaners and launderers serving all six New England states, New York and New Jersey.  NEFA is proud to be partnered with the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute (formerly IFI) and maintains a 100% overlapping membership.  Simply put, if you are a member of one, you are a member of both!

NEFA and DLI Provide the Support You Need!

Up to date alerts on fabrics and fashions are electronically sent to all members.  Members are also sent news bulletins alerting them to the latest changes in regulatory actions and efforts.  NEFA and DLI are the best source of information to help your business!

NEFA has numerous money saving programs that help members save more then their dues investment every year:  credit cards processing, insurance coverage, marketing programs, and more!

A NEFA/DLI membership should be one of your greatest business assets.  Call today and find out how we can help you: 603-635-0322!


P.O. Box 920
Pelham, NH 03076
Phone: 603-635-0322
Email: peteblke@aol.com

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