Hotel Expert to Headline TRSA’s Inaugural Hospitality Conference


Anthony Melchiorri, the renowned hospitality expert, creator and host of The Travel Channel shows Hotel Impossible, Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets and Hotel Impossible: Showdown once thought of opening his own hotel laundry when he was fresh out of the Air Force and entering the hospitality industry. Attendees at TRSA’s inaugural Hospitality Conference, Feb. 20-21, 2019, will hear about that and more when Melchiorri delivers the keynote address at the Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

‘Stomp Out Breast Cancer’ Campaign Clobbers Expectations


Rentwear recently concluded its campaign to aid breast cancer patients, raising $8,000 from local businesses. That’s roughly quadruple the amount that the organizers of this North Canton, OH, textile service company had anticipated when they launched their fundraiser in August.

‘High Standards’: Industry Legends Emphasize TRSA’s Unique Role


TRSA closed the final day of its 105th Annual Conference & Exchange with a Legends of the Industry Panel featuring five high-level executives for influential operator and industry supplier companies. Held at The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, CA, the wide-ranging discussion touched on changes in the industry, business challenges, as well as the association’s role among member companies and industry executives.

WSI Again Recognized by Ohio EPA


Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials recently recognized WSI for the second year in a row with a Platinum Level award, its highest level of distinction under the agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program, according to a news release.

Study: Copper-Infused Textiles Cut C. diff Rates


The results of a study recently published in the Journal of Hospital Infection showed promise in the use of copper-infused textiles to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), including Clostridium difficile (C. diff.), according to news reports.

Braun Names New Company President


G.A. Braun Inc. recently announced a leadership change with the appointment of Frederick G. (Rick) Rudmann as president of the company, according to a news release.