2019 TVM Memorial Golf Classic Raises $48,000 to Fight Cancer

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The donations have been counted and CLS would like to thank all those involved in this year's TVM Memorial Golf Classic for making it a great event for an even better cause. "We would like to present the American Cancer Society with a check for $48,000 for our 2019 TVM Memorial Golf Classic. Pretty excited about this. This is good stuff and we ...
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Kalamazoo 9/11 StairClimb

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​M embers of the CLS team took part in the Kalamazoo 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb at Wings Event Center  on Wednesday, September 11th . Along with local firefighters and community members, they climbed 110 floors to honor the 343 New York Firefighters who selflessly gave their lives 18 years ago. Pictured are CLS Senior Vice President and Own...
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Our Why

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Laundry and image are our business at CLS, but we know it's about so much more than that. "We're kind of that unknown industry that everybody's using our products," said Kurt Vander Meer, President and Owner of CLS. We know it's our sales and service teams that keep our customers coming back. "It's all about relationships. Our route guys, we k...
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CLS Creates Craft Kits for Kids

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Thank you to the CLS team members and their families who gave up their time to make craft kits for Michigan kids who are in the hospital. We were able to drop off a number of boxes filled with fun activities for those at the Children's Hospital at Bronson Methodist Hospital .
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2019 Ark in the Dark

2019 Ark in the Dark

A big shout out to our CLS team members who took part in the Ark In The Dark 5K & Auction . Together they helped The Ark Services for Youth raise more than $10,000 to aid in the fight to end youth homelessness and human trafficking. They say it was a lot of fun and felt great to be part of the event!
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Why We Fight

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For 7 years, CLS has been raising money to support the American Cancer Society. The TVM Memorial Golf Classic began as a way to honor former CLS owner Ted Vander Meer and now supports so many others battling the disease and CLS team members who have been affected by cancer.  "It's been a very long journey. And I think a lot times people d...
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Fighting Cancer with the Ted Vander Meer Memorial Golf Classic

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The countdown is on! This month, CLS Team members, customer partners and community members will come together in honor of former CLS owner, Ted Vander Meer. This will be the 7th year for the Ted Vander Meer Memorial Golf Classic. Ted's sons, Ron and Kurt, who took over the family business from their father, put together the...
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Celebrating 34 years with CLS: On the Route with Derek Anderson

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At CLS, many of our team members have been with us for decades. And we know it's because of them that our customers stick with us for just as long. This month, Route Sales Professional Derek Anderson is celebrating 34 years with CLS. He started before we even had a branch in Cadillac and was a major force in the new building project curre...
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CLS Customer Spotlight: Merrill's Service Center

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Merrill's Service Center has been a staple in the Cadillac area since 1960. The full service car center helps customers both fix and maintain their vehicles. "Merrill's Service Center, we do all automotive repairs-- from tires, breaks, shocks, oil changes, engine diagnostics, transmissions, engines, tune ups, alignments, air conditioning, mufflers,...
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Behind the Scenes of our Soil Transformation Project

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 After months of hard work by our team members and contractors we are excited to announce that phase one of our Soil Transformation Project is complete. The investment will continue our family-owned company's mission of annually increasing production capacity in Kalamazoo and at the same time will reduce waste and the use of uti...
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Behind the Scenes with the CLS Garment Manager

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Does your company need a uniform program? We think so!  Work uniforms provide a cohesive look for your team, help customers identify your team members and promote your business image. CLS can take the work out of your work uniforms by not only providing all the items for you, but also washing and maintaining them too. Before those garments go ...
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Promotional Products: the biggest bang for your buck!

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D oes Your Company Need Promotional Products?  If you're like many businesses, you likely have to work to make your marketing dollars stretch. Brand awareness is key, so how do you get your brand and logo out there without breaking the bank? Promotional products. The Rule of 7   Did you know that it takes multiple exposures to a bran...
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Join us for the TVM Memorial Golf Classic

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In less than seven weeks, CLS Team members, customer partners and community members will come together in honor of former CLS owner, Ted Vander Meer. This will be the 7th year for the TVM Memorial Golf Classic. Ted's sons, Ron and Kurt, who took over the family business from their father, put together the golf tournament in his memor...
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Get In, Get Out, Get Fit!

Get In, Get Out, Get Fit!

Getting fit and improving company morale, it's a mission team members at CLS set off on this January. They're led by Inventory Coordinator/ Wellness Coordinator Angela Castellanos-Vargas. Four days a week, she trades her forklift for her fitness class, taking CLS team members on a path to better health. "It's been a nice blessing for me to com...
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Inside CLS: On the Route with Perry Shepard

For CLS Route Sales Professional, Perry Shepard, the days start well before the sun comes up. Each morning, he loads up his truck, ready to face between 20 and 40 customers. But for him, and many of the other CLS Route Sales Professionals, they've become so much more.   "A lot of these aren't really customers any more, they've g...
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CLS Customer Spotlight: Evergreen Resort

CLS Customer Spotlight: Evergreen Resort
Evergreen Resort in Cadillac, Michigan

Located on 327 acres in the beautiful Northern Michigan countryside, Evergreen Resort is home to two award-winning golf courses, various nature trails, 117 cozy guest rooms, two restaurants and much more. Evergreen Resort has been part of the Cadillac community since 1949, slowing expanding to its current state. With miles of trails for hiking, bik...
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Press Release: Multi-million Dollar Upgrades Underway at West Michigan Business

Press Release: Multi-million Dollar Upgrades Underway at West Michigan Business

Updated May 20, 2019 Multi-million Dollar Upgrades Underway at CLS KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Kalamazoo based Continental Linen Services (CLS) is announcing the near completion of phase one of a 7-million-dollar upgrade project. The investment will continue the family-owned company's mission of annually increasing production capacity in Kalamazoo and...
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Eat Drink Give 2019 Update

Eat Drink Give 2019 Update

Congratulations to Kalamazoo's Gryphon Place for raising more than $35,000 last week at their annual Eat Drink Give fundraiser. CLS was a proud sponsor of the gala.  Gryphon Place connects people and organizations to resolve conflict and crisis, foster volunteerism, and meet community needs. We are happy to help them in their effort ...
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