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A Healthy Dress Code

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in News | Comments Off

A Healthy Dress Code

What’s the ideal manner of dress for doctors, nurses and healthcare personnel to help reduce the risk of spreading germs? Do you know? According to an article by JoNel Aleccia from NBC News, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has released a new guidance stating that short sleeves, bare hands and forearms and white coats are the staples of bacteria-free dress for healthcare professionals. The new guidance goes on to mention that having these articles of clothing laundered at least once a week is also a major component...

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Going Once…Going Twice…SOLD!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Going Once…Going Twice…SOLD!

Your Linen Service, Inc. has been a part of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) community for several years.  Every year AH&LA’s foundation, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF), hosts the Big Apple Auction.  Your Linen Service had the great pleasure of participating in the auction this year. Your Linen Service donated a luxury hotel towel set that included 2 full-length bath robes, 2 hand towels, 2 bath towels and 2 wash cloths.  All of the proceeds were to benefit college students...

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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Tragedy struck the Philippines in early November when Typhoon Haiyan coursed a destructive path through many portions of Southeast Asia.  Many towns, cities, and homes were severely damaged or destroyed. Organizations across the globe are contributing in some way to help the people of Southeast Asia.  One of the organizations that are reaching out is the Tulungan Foundation, a non-profit located in Virginia whose mission “is to help the poorest in the Philippines and assist them in rebuilding and uplifting their lives”. Virginia Linen...

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Hospitality Education

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Hospitality Education

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) established a nonprofit education foundation in 1953 called the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH&LEI).   AH&LEI is “committed to hospitality training and education, supported by quality standards of practice through leadership, professional certification, education, and advocacy.”  Their products, textbooks and courses are used in various institutions for training and certification in the hospitality industry. Your Linen Service congratulates its...

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Just a Few Tips

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Just a Few Tips

Are you ever stumped on what to tip a waitress, bartender, or housekeeping staff? Thanks to a partnership between Forbes Travel Guide and American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) you don’t have to second-guess what the appropriate gratuity may be for a dinner or hotel stay. AH&LA and Forbes Travel Guide have launched their first-ever Gratuity Guide. Click the link to go to the website of AH&LA where you can download the guide to keep for...

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A Time to Give

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in News | Comments Off

A Time to Give

Tis the season for giving!  This holiday season Virginia Linen Service worked with the Petersburg Sheriff’s Office and their outreach program for youth with intellectual disabilities, the Star Force Academy.  Star Force and the Sherriff’s Office hosted a Coat Drive to collect winter coats for the less fortunate and Virginia Linen washed and pressed all that were collected.  Virginia Linen’s General Manager, David Leedy stated “we were very excited to participate in the coat drive this year. With the assistance of the local...

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Housekeeping: Cross-Contamination Prevention Measures

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Housekeeping: Cross-Contamination Prevention Measures

Avoiding cross-contamination of clean linens is an absolute must in the hospitality industry. It can be achieved through a few simple prevention methods. In the article below, the coauthor of Managing Housekeeping Operations, William D. Frye, offers 4 great key points that will be sure to keep clean linens fresh and away from unsanitary, soiled linens. Here are the prevention steps and how to implement them into your linen process: 1) Avoid cross contact. Common sense dictates that once any linen has been laundered, it should not come into...

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City Linen and Towel Service is now part of Charleston Linen Service, Inc. & Sanitary Linen Service, Inc.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in News | Comments Off

City Linen and Towel Service is now part of Charleston Linen Service, Inc. & Sanitary Linen Service, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that on September 27th, 2013, City Linen and Towel Service customers will now be part of Charleston Linen Service, Sanitary Linen Service and their affiliated companies. This fall Charleston Linen Service and Sanitary Linen Service will celebrate 80 years in the textile industry. Now in its third generation, Charleston Linen Service and Sanitary Linen Service continue to be local, family-owned and operated businesses. Charleston Linen Service and Sanitary Linen Service’s unique textile rental systems offer a...

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