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Tuchman Advisory Group (TAG) held its latest meeting from Nov. 7 to 9 in Los Angeles,
hosted by Gary Gutterman and Drew Singer of Flair Cleaners.
In addition to touring and offering critiques of several Flair Cleaners locations, the group
heard presentations from each member and engaged in an open discussion covering pressing
matters that are currently affecting the drycleaning industry.
They also stayed at the historic Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.
Bruce Frankel with Eckhoff Wealth Management, LLC, of San Rafael, CA, was the featured
speaker. He discussed some of the material from his best-selling book, The 7 Biggest Financial
Mistakes Made by Successful Entrepreneurs.
On Friday evening, the get-together concluded with dinner at Miceli’s Italian Restaurant in
Hollywood, CA.
After dinner, the group went to see Trump in Space – The Musical, at the Second City
Theater. This show was co-produced and co-written by Landon Kirksey who is the son of TAG
member Rick Kirkey of Munro Cleaners.
During the meeting, the Tuchman Group also welcomed Ben and Mary Combs (Judi’s
Cleaners/Sacramento, CA) and Grant Carson (Martinizing/Alameda, CA) as new members.
As members, they will enjoy a key benefit of TAG membership which is reviewing the YTD
numbers of each affiliate business, offering a confidential analysis that is helpful to all members
for accountability and comparison purposes.
Picking up delivery route strategies in Napa, CA
The California Cleaners Association has enlisted the aid of Route Pro James Peuster for a two-
day workshop on delivery routes. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and
23 in Napa, CA.
The workshop is geared for owners, managers and sales staff. Peuster will draw on many
years of industry experience to outline the essential strategies of route development with an
end goal of increasing overall route sales of those who feel like they may be missing the extra
edge to make it happen.
Some of the core strategies that will be emphasized will include: how to get and keep staff
motivated; how to hold your team accountable; ten things to increase sales; and effective
marketing materials and tools.
The cost to attend is $179 for members and $279 for non-members. Discounts are available
for those who send multiple attendees from the same plant. Space is limited.
The program will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Saturday. Attendees can ask questions and take part in an open discussion from 2 to 3 p.m. on
the final day.
For more information or to register for the workshop, contact the CCA office by calling (916)
239-4070 or visit them online at
Tuchman Group meets at Flair Cleaners in Los Angeles