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CCA Now Accepting Nominations for
"Dry Cleaner of the Year" and
"Allied Trades Person of the Year" Awards

Nominations are now open for both CCA's "Drycleaner of the Year" Award and "Allied Trades person of the Year". The awards will be presented during CCA's Annual Meeting held September 2, 2020 in Sacramento, CA.

"Dry Cleaner of the Year"

CCA presents its "Dry Cleaner of the Year" award to individuals who have shown extraordinary commitment to forwarding both the Association as well as the industry at large.

CCA members are invited, and encouraged, to nominate any drycleaner they feel have distinguished themselves and has acted as a good ambassador to the industry.
"This is a very prestigious award," offered CCA Fabricare Committee Chair, David Suber, "and we are looking for the best candidates to present to the committee. We want to highlight an outstanding dry cleaner that has worked to better CCA, but has also helped the drycleaning industry. There are many reasons to nominate a cleaner, including community service, positive publicity for the industry, or local achievements. Don't hesitate to nominate."

"Allied Trades Person of the Year"

CCA presents its "Allied Trades Person of the Year" award to individuals who have shown extraordinary commitment to forwarding both the Association and the industry. CCA members are invited, and encouraged, to nominate any Allied Trades Person they feel have distinguished themselves within CCA and the Industry.

"The Allied trades person of the Year" offered CCA Fabricare Committee Chair, "recognizes the commitment these professionals have to our industry and they often go overlooked. They often are the people that help us thrive-- and we all know someone that has played a big part in our individual success, as well as the industry as a whole.


In order to nominate a candidate, visit A nomination form is posted on the website for both awards. You may also nominate someone by calling the CCA Offices at 916-239-4070 or by email at   Nominations must be submitted by August 15, 2020.

Download "Dry Cleaner of the Year" nomination form here

Download "Allied Trade Person of the Year" nomination form here

COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources

Comments Open on Paycheck Prevention Program (PPP)

Urgent Response Needed:
The Window on PPP Forgiveness Rules is closing fast.

We just learned that the Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting comments on the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) for a limited time. Please let them know your concerns with the onerous forgiveness provisions of the program. Here are sample draft comments you can use.

To file your comments go to   and in the search bar enter SBA-2020-0015 and place your comments in the appropriate section.

After you have submitted your comments, send a letter to your Senators and Congressmen letting them know your concerns. Find contact information for your elected officials here.

The time to act is now - Don't delay.  This may be our only opportunity to effect change in the PPP forgiveness guidelines!


CCA Covid-19 Resources

Please note these resources are sent to us by reliable sources, but we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained.  We provide these resources as general information, and to help our members navigate the complex landscape of doing business today.


Click Here for a Cares Act Synopsis including new loan details -- from Venable, LLP

Click here for a great explanation of the Paycheck Protection Program

An Update on Insurance Issues from Heffernan Insurance (formerly Henderson Insurance)

Coronavirus Guide for Business & Insurance -- Heffernan Insurance (formerly Henderson)

A Preview of the CARES Act Resources for Workers and Families -- From Cornerstone

FAQ On Families First and DOL Info  -- From Lewitt Hackman

SEAY Management Alert:  Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Update on Sick Leave, Family and Medical Leave, a summary of employee benefits, tax credits for Employers, Unemployment Benefits.

DLI Facebook Group (Join Here) -- NEFA, SEFA, MAC and CCA started a Facebook Group to provide a forum for members to share questions, concerns, and experiences as we all try to adapt to the new reality in face of the pandemic. Due to the success of the Group -- and the need for every member to get as much information as possible -- we have expanded it to a DLI Facebook Group. This is a MEMBERS ONLY forum.

Sample Script for Calling Your Customers

Sample Script for Reducing Inventory on Racks

Updates to LA County Codes are Coming!

This information and guidance was suppled by Lewitt Hackman.: The City of Los Angeles is about to enact several ordinances that will directly impact you.  One is regarding recall rights for laid off workers and the other is for even more paid sick leave (“Supplemental Paid Sick Leave”). 

VICA is attempting to reach out to City Councilmembers to explain how these two ordinances are harmful to City of L.A. employers, especially during this time when so many businesses are already struggling.  I am cc’ing Stuart Waldman and Armando Flores from VICA.  They will be circulating something about this later today.  Please call or email your city councilperson today to provide your feedback.


Changes to the LA Code for recall of laidoff workers -- From Lewitt Hackman


Changes to the LA Code for Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Employees affected by COVID-19 -- From Lewitt Hackman


Your membership at work!

For more information on any of these service or programs contact Peter Blake (603)-635-0322 or email



Meet Your Executive Director
I am very excited to be working with the California Cleaners Association.  I have been involved with the North East Fabricare Association for over 25 years, and I am excited to bring some of that experience and knowledge to the West coast.  We are currently reviewing our programs and services to see what we can improve, strengthen and add.  I have been a featured speaker on marketing, social media, customer service and OSHA training.   

All members are encouraged to call or contact me at anytime.  I want to hear from you!  If there are ways we can better serve you, or things you thing the association needs to be involved in, let us know:(916-239-4070) or e-mail me at


Peter Blake,
Executive Director, CCA


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