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3 Ways to Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in News | Comments Off

3 Ways to Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

“The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.”  Andy Rooney The contribution and value of senior citizens at home, in your family or community is something to be celebrated. In 1988, President Reagan issued a proclamation for that very reason making August 21st National Senior Citizens Day. As an 80+ year old company who serves customers in the assisted living industry, Your Linen Service recognizes and values the wisdom and achievements of our senior citizens. We hope that you take time today to do the...

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7 Tips to Sanitize Your Hotel’s Facilities

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in News | Comments Off

7 Tips to Sanitize Your Hotel’s Facilities

Did you know that bacteria grows most rapidly in hotter weather? In the hospitality industry, the summer months bring more guests on vacation and the role of the housekeeping staff will be imperative in preventing germs and bacteria growth during this busy season. One of the more important places to keep clean are the restrooms. In the article below, Matt Morrison gives 7 tips for effectively sanitizing the facilities at your hotel. 1)      Wash your hands in hot, soapy water before cleaning. 2)      Avoid placing items on the restroom...

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10 Steps to Ensure Your Restaurant is Giving the Best Impression

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in News | Comments Off

10 Steps to Ensure Your Restaurant is Giving the Best Impression

Working in the restaurant industry requires an attention to detail, but not to one detail; attention to 1,000 details. There are several that guests pay special attention to – the key contact points they notice when entering and dining in your restaurant. In order to maintain repeat customers and appeal to new ones, take a look at these 10 key contact points from Restaurant Hospitality Magazine to ensure your restaurant is giving the best impression. Encourage callers to come and visit the restaurant. Make sure the parking lot is clean, all...

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Celebrate the 4th with a Festive Napkin Fold

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Celebrate the 4th with a Festive Napkin Fold

Quick Fact of the Day from Your Linen Service: Did you know that there were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence? The oldest signer was Benjamin Franklin at the age of 70 and the youngest was Edward Rutledge of South Carolina at the age of 26. As you celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family, it is important to remember those 56 signers and others before us who fought to make the United States a free country. We have the freedom to make our own choices and enjoy many liberties because of them. Your Linen Service is proud...

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4 Easy Steps to a Father’s Day Napkin Fold

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in News | Comments Off

4 Easy Steps to a Father’s Day Napkin Fold

Did you know that Father’s Day was first celebrated in Spokane, Washington at a YMCA on June 19, 1910? Established as a complement to Mother’s Day to celebrate fatherhood and male parenting, celebrations of Father’s Day were put on a decade long hiatus in the 1920s but resumed in the 1930s. From then on, the unofficial acknowledgment of fathers continued and expanded nationwide until President Richard Nixon made it a permanent national holiday in 1972. As you celebrate the day, impress your restaurant patrons, family, and loved ones with this...

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Housekeeping: Reducing Linen Theft

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Housekeeping: Reducing Linen Theft

Linen and amenity theft is a common issue within the hospitality industry; bath towels, soap, shampoo bottles and more are all common items taken from a hotel room. The theft of these things can be a detriment to your hotel’s bottom line, but there are some steps you can take to help prevent it. In the article below the coauthor of Managing Housekeeping Operations, William D. Frye, offers 5 suggestions to decrease theft from your hotel’s housekeeping department. Here are his tips to protect your housekeeping inventory and maintain your...

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Housekeeping: Preventing Illness from Contact Points

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Housekeeping: Preventing Illness from Contact Points

Avoiding and combating the flu or the common cold in the winter is not always an easy feat. Communicable illnesses are increased during the colder months of the year, but there are a few steps you can take to reduce your staff and guests’ chances of getting sick. In the article below the coauthor of Managing Housekeeping Operations, William D. Frye, offers 3 tips to decrease the spread of germs and cross contamination of major contact points in your hotel. Here are his tips so that everyone can be healthier this winter: 1)      Sanitize Hard...

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Virginia Linen Service, Inc. receives APSE Employer Award

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Virginia Linen Service, Inc. receives APSE Employer Award

Virginia Linen Service, Inc. is honored to have been awarded the 2014 Service Partnership Award by the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) and Chesterfield Employment Services (CES). John Teyssier and David Leedy accepted the award on behalf of Virginia Linen Service at Chesterfield County’s Annual Recognition Event on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Nominated by Phil Nussbaum, Manager at CES, Virginia Linen Service was awarded for their “exemplary partnership and service to the Chesterfield Community Services Board”....

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