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Bizzie founder to address SDA luncheon
During the Clean Show in New Orleans next month, the Southwest Drycleaners Association will host a luncheon that will feature a keynote address by Wayne Wudyka.
Wudyka is the founder and CEO of bizzie, a cleaning industry franchising concept that integrates mobile technology and personalized locker service.
He will speak for an hour about his bizzie brand and its innovative approach to customer convenience. The luncheon will begin at noon in Room 346 of the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. It is open to all attendees of Clean ’13.
“I have known Wayne for many years and have been impressed by his ability to build successful brands that benefit drycleaners across North America,” noted Michael Nesbit, current SDA president and president of MW Cleaners of Houston. “I look forward to his introduction to bizzie, the latest innovation of our industry, as well as his perspective on customer service. I’m certain our attendees will benefit from the information that he will share,” Nesbit added.
Wudyka is the owner of Huntingdon Cleaners in Michigan and also is a principal of the Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network, which was created in 2001 and has since expanded its restoration cleaning services to  reach 94 percent of the population of the U.S. and Canada.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to speak with such an impressive group of progressive drycleaners,” Wudyka said of the SDA luncheon. “SDA is a leading organization within our industry and an advocate with consumers. I applaud their efforts to promoted education and awareness related to textile care, and I appreciate the invitation to be a part of this SDA event.”
After the presentation, SDA will host its Annual Membership Meeting for members only in Room 347 at the convention center. The meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m.
Those who attend will learn about the new direction that the association is heading.
There will also be time for an introduction of the new SDA officers and directors.
Later in the evening, the association will offer a Membership Appreciation Cocktail Party starting at 6:30.
John and Mary Pat Walter will host the event, which will include cajun hors d’oeuvres and spirits.
Bus transportation to and from the Walters’ home will leave from the Royal Sonesta at 5:30 p.m. and return at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are required to attend the SDA luncheon. They are available by calling the SDA office at (512) 873-8195, or through the SDA website, www.sda-dryclean.com.

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