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NEFA plans return to Plymouth for Fall Fest ’18
The North East Fabricare Association will be making a return trip to Hotel 1620 in Plymouth,
MA, for its annual Fall Fest event.
It is scheduled to take from Oct. 26 to 28.
The Fall Fest Management Conference and Tabletop Convention will follow in the footsteps
of past offerings by tapping expert speakers from all over to cover topics that are relevant for
today’s drycleaners who wish to find new ways to grow their businesses.
Look for announcements in the near future on who will be speaking and what specific topics
will be covered; however there will be an interactive luncheon with industry experts and a
“Spotlight on the Industry” session featuring an innovative drycleaning company sharing their
“This is an exciting program,” said NEFA President Larry Fish. “We have really brought in
very talented, knowledgeable speakers — and couple that with some terrific opportunities to
learn from our vendors and peers — to make this an incredible opportunity for everyone. I get
excited every year about the program, and I think this may be our strongest program yet. I
am looking forward to attending and bringing my key staff.”
Other highlights of the event will include all the latest drycleaning offerings and services at
the Allied Trades tabletop exhibits, giving attendees a chance to speak one-on-one with
vendors, as well as network with their peers.
Social events such as NEFA’s Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception will also be a great place
to connect with other cleaners while having a good time.
As for the site of the event, the 1620 Plymouth Harbor Hotel is located across the street
from the bay.
“We are excited about returning to this venue,” noted Fish. “It is a great hotel — and a fun
town to spend a weekend in. Plymouth is a gorgeous place to be in October, and the town
does a really good job of highlighting the Thanksgiving season.”
NEFA has arranged for a special rate during the proceedings of its Fall Fest. Attendees pay
only $159 per night. Registration details will be made available by the association soon.
For more information on NEFA’s Fall Fest, contact the association directly by calling (603)
635-0322 or visit them at