EM News 2014

June 15, 2014

Originally published by The APTS, June 2014.

Attendees Go Around the World at Equipment Marketers Show & Service Seminar

They came early and stayed late, but that is the custom among the hundreds of valued customers at Equipment Marketers. The Cherry Hill, NJ laundry equipment company has been serving the region for more than 60 years and has produced its hugely popular Trade Show & Service Seminar for 20 of them. This year’s edition provided a variety of features that made the entire day productive.

EM transforms their warehouse and showroom into an expo floor complete with classrooms and exhibit area. Attendees had the opportunity to visit with more than twenty manufacturers who were exhibiting to discuss products and services in detail. Service seminars included topics such as: Insurance Costs. Lighting & Security, Operating Costs and Sewer & Water Issues in addition to an open forum where everyone could share their concerns and experiences. 

As always, there is the personal touch that is the hallmark of the company. Sue and Dick LaMaina personally greet each attendee and the company provides a great buffet for breakfast and lunch. Dozens of valuable raffle prizes are announced throughout the entire day and special pricing on numerous items are offered. It is a full day and one that Equipment Marketers’ clients look forward to every year.

Once again the corporate headquarters of Equipment Marketers in Cherry Hill, NJ was filled to capacity as they welcomed a record number of guests to their annual event

Once again the corporate headquarters of Equipment Marketers in Cherry Hill, NJ was filled to capacity as they welcomed a record number of guests to their annual event

Sue and Dick LaMaina, principals of Equipment Marketers who graciously welcome every attendee

Sue and Dick LaMaina, principals of Equipment Marketers who graciously welcome every attendee

Attendees were able to get up close and personal instruction on maintenance and repairs of Maytag washers and dryers

Attendees were able to get up close and personal instruction on maintenance and repairs of Maytag washers and dryers

Equipment Marketers Sales Manager Larry LaMaina chats with one of the many exhibitors at the trade show

Equipment Marketers Sales Manager Larry LaMaina chats with one of the many exhibitors at the trade show

The absolute best luncheon buffet in the industry was enjoyed by the more than 400 attendees during the afternoon. Equipment Marketers provides food and beverages for everyone during the entire day.

The absolute best luncheon buffet in the industry was enjoyed by the more than 400 attendees during the afternoon. Equipment Marketers provides food and beverages for everyone during the entire day.

Katie Weitzman presents a big screen television to a lucky attendee, one of many raffle prizes presented during the day, an Equipment Marketers tradition

Katie Weitzman presents a big screen television to a lucky attendee, one of many raffle prizes presented during the day, an Equipment Marketers tradition

The annual event also offers guests a chance to meet and speak with many of the manufacturers who provide products and services to clients of the company

The annual event also offers guests a chance to meet and speak with many of the manufacturers who provide products and services to clients of the company

John Kenner and Dwayne Small from University City Housing, one of several property management companies taking the opportunity to benefit from the resources offered at the trade show

John Kenner and Dwayne Small from University City Housing, one of several property management companies taking the opportunity to benefit from the resources offered at the trade show

 
EM clients were able to take advantage of tremendous savings offered during the day and complete their transactions right on the trade show floor

EM clients were able to take advantage of tremendous savings offered during the day and complete their transactions right on the trade show floor

The theme of the day was a “world tour” and the company provided entertainment from around the globe including an “Oompah Band” from Germany, a duo of Irish singers and an exotic belly dancer who engaged several of the attendees

The theme of the day was a “world tour” and the company provided entertainment from around the globe including an “Oompah Band” from Germany, a duo of Irish singers and an exotic belly dancer who engaged several of the attendees

 

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About Equipment Marketers: In business since 1945, Equipment Marketers is an expert in the design and development of Maytag® Commercial Equipped Laundromats in the Mid-Atlantic area. Maytag's dependability for quality equipment is matched only by Equipment Marketers' reputation for superior Red Carpet Service and customer support. Equipment Marketers' specialized sales representatives can provide broad-based knowledge in successful commercial laundry development, including information on demographics, store layout, laundry accessories and the proper mix of equipment. Equipment Marketers also distributes the highest technology in credit/smart card programs, online laundry monitoring systems, and other ancillary laundry supplies. The company's extensive parts warehouse and personalized attention are just a few reasons why people have continued to patronize Equipment Marketers for over a half a century. 

For more information on Equipment Marketers' products and services, call 800.223.1376 or visit www.equipmentmarketers.net.