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Couture Dry Cleaner Named Newest Member of Luxury Marketing Council

n80403560021_8668(MIAMI, FL) The Luxury Marketing Council, the intelligence source for more than 1000 global brands worldwide, announces its newest member: Sudsies Couture Cleaning, which provides dry cleaning services specifically for designer merchandise.

Serving celebrities, the affluent, and luxury clothiers throughout Miami Dade and Broward Counties, Sudsies has garnered a reputation as the finest in the industry for checking, cleaning and treating each garment by hand. In addition, Sudsies has free pickup and delivery service to anywhere in Dade, Broward or Palm Beach County, including homes, offices, and even yachts.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Jason Loeb and his brand portfolio that includes Sudsies and Rugsies to our membership,” said Chris Ramey, chairman of The Luxury Marketing Council Florida. “The Luxury Marketing Council is thriving because companies of all sizes and categories recognize the importance of properly serving the affluent. Even in this economic climate, 50% of the total spent in America depends upon the top 10% of our population. Our organization of the world’s finest brands understands that securing this important demographic is imperative to their success.”

Jason Loeb, president of the Sudsies portfolio, noted that his firm is pleased to contribute to the marketing think tank provided by the Luxury Marketing Council.

“I am delighted to be a part of such a prestigious group of luxury brands and receive market information from the people who successfully promote them. By joining the Luxury Marketing Council, I am able to obtain strategies and new data from the region’s most accomplished businesses who all serve the affluent client in the South Florida arena.”

Founded in 1994 as a private by-invitation-only think tank, The Luxury Marketing Council has grown to include chapters in London, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Palm Beaches and Miami. Its mission is to share intelligence and create collaborations.

About The Luxury Marketing Council
The Luxury Marketing Council provides intelligence and services for those who serve and market to the world’s most affluent individuals. Since 1994, its platform for consultation and collaboration has helped the world’s leading purveyors of products and services find, engage, collaborate, share best practices and intelligence. The Luxury Marketing Council’s unparalleled network of the world’s leading brands includes Richemont, Bacardi, Mandarin Oriental Miami, Air Partner, Chanel, Four Seasons Miami, Neiman Marcus, Taglairino Advertising Group, The Sacks Group, The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Bombardier, Salvador Dali Museum, Seraph Miami, PPI Publishing, International Polo Club Palm Beach, The Breakers, Sailfish Point, Bentley Motor Cars, Blue Star Jets, Ferretti Group, Equinox, Saks Fifth Avenue, SRQ Media Group, Camper & Nicholsons, Coldwell Banker Previews, International Design Guild, Brooks Brothers, Hamilton Jewelers, American Express, Architectural Digest, Virtuoso, Diaz-Cooper Advertising and Luxe Florida. To learn more about The Luxury Marketing Council please visit

The Luxury Marketing Council Contact:
Christopher P. Ramey

The Sudsies Contact
Jason Loeb

Media Contact
Jackie Slatkow
Slatkow & Husak PR


Jason Loeb Named MDGLCC Business Person of the Year



The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) presented Jason Loeb, CEO of Sudsies, with the AT&T Business Person of the Year Award at the organization’s 8th Annual Gala Awards Celebration on Saturday, June 27th. The event took place at Miami’s Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard. Honorees were selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as their contributions to the overall wellbeing and quality of life in South Florida.

For the past several years, MDGLCC has selected a different color for the theme of the Gala. The theme this year is “Red,” a symbol of courage, honor, success, passion and love, all of which are driving forces in Jason’s business and personal endeavors. Guests were requested to embrace the theme by wearing something red in their attire.

Jason’s love of business and his dedication to the community are the cornerstones of his success. Shortly after joining MDGLCC, he took on the role of Membership Chair, spearheading an aggressive campaign that resulted in a significant increase in Chamber members. His strong philanthropic history includes serving as chair of the Young Founders of Mount Sinai Medical Center and the City of Miami Beach Board of Adjustment. He also sits on a number of other non-profit boards, including the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 2001.

Always connecting with people, building strong relationships is one of Jason’s strongest assets. A major industry consultant and motivational speaker, he has propelled Sudsies into a multi-million dollar chain, among the most recognizable brands in its industry.

Sudsies began as a coin-operated laundromat in 1994, evolving into a full-service laundry and dry cleaning company in 1996. In response to both a changing marketplace and customers’ needs, Jason began offering free home pickup and delivery in 2001.

In 2007, Sudsies launched its sister company, Rugsies, specializing in residential and commercial carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning. A recent addition is Bugsies, offering pest extermination services for home and office.

Sudsies has received numerous accolades, including “Best Quality Dry Cleaners in South Florida” seven years in a row from The SunPost, the 2006 Diamond Palm Excellence in Business Award from the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and “Best Dry Cleaner in South Florida” in 2006 and 2007 by

Jason joins three other distinguished honorees at the 8th Annual Gala: Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, recipient of the Bacardi/Grey Goose Vodka Business of the Year Award; Dade Community Foundation, Wachovia Bank “Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year;” and Michael Aller, to receive the Hilton Downtown Miami “President’s Award.”

With a roster of more than 600 members, MDGLCC is the largest not-for-profit corporation in the state of Florida for gay and lesbian businesses, also welcoming those who promote diversity and acceptance within their organization. With membership on the rise, the Chamber’s mission is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gay-friendly, business and professional community throughout Miami-Dade County. Their goals are to promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business and professional community, to promote business opportunities for Chamber members, to promote Miami as a year-round, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination, to provide resources for our members, and to provide outreach from our community to other organizations.


Go Green even When You Dry Clean!

Green Dry CleanUnless you’ve been living under a rock or in a cabin out in the woods (and that would certainly be ironic), you’ve heard a lot lately about “going green.”

It seems the tide has turned permanently toward a greater protection and stewardship of the environment, and Americans of all stripes are making more of a concerted effort to reduce their “carbon footprint” – or at least thinking about doing so.

Green automobiles. Green energy. Green business. Green politics. It seems everywhere you turn, green is the dominant color.

Things are no different in the professional dry cleaning industry. An emerging “green movement” is challenging some long-standing practices, such as the process of “wet cleaning” with regular water, which is a less toxic alternative to what is now in use. So please make sure to find a dry cleaner that is educated in and uses this eco-friendly method.

Other ways a dry cleaner can “go green” include instituting systemic recycling programs, conserving more energy and water, investing in technology or services that exceed regulatory requirements and educating and training staff in environmental regulations and matters.

There’s even a Green Cleaners Council hard at work to promote and reward “green marketing” and expose “greenwashing”. The council represents a wide cross-section of the industry, including customers, attorneys, engineers and waste management experts. The council has established a set of benchmarks to judge dry cleaners on their environmental sustainability, and also provides them with a forum to champion their successes and discuss strategies for further growth. The scores achieved on the “blind review” also help customers determine just how green their cleaner is.

Thanks to ongoing innovations like a plastic hanger recycling program and an EPA Design for the Environment program-endorsed wetcleaning process  along with many invaluable suggestions from caring customers – performed very well on the review, earning four out of five leaves.

So do the right thing and go Green today. See how your favorite dry cleaner rates on the Green Scale by visiting the Green Cleaners Council online at


Dust Mites & Allergies

SneezingEighty percent of allergy and asthma sufferers test positive for dust mite allergy which can actually cause asthma. Dust mites are tiny microscopic bugs that lurk in carpet, on upholstered furniture, in automobiles, on clothing, and on your bed.

Your pillows, they seem harmless enough but ironically they are havens for dust mites. Each night that you sleep, your face is pressed against the very allergen that triggers symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, stuffed sinuses and a sore throat. Killing dust mites in your pillows isn’t easy but people who are allergic to dust mites will not find relief unless their pillow is allergen-free. If you want to do it yourself here is a link with a 6-step process,

It’s a scary thought but another place where dust mites lurk is in your child’s stuffed animal. Do you remember when was the last time you cleaned your child’s favorite stuffed animal? If your child suffers from allergies this is a great place to start.

Nearly two-thirds of the dust in our home is tracked in from the outside. Here are some tips to minimize dust, keep a mat at the entryway, use grates to scrape dirt off shoes, encourage your family to remove their shoes while inside and use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. While all these things make a difference it is still recommended that you clean your carpets once every 6 months which dramatically reduces pet allergens, dust mites, mold spores and bacteria.

It’s the last place you would ever think of cleaning, however it’s probably one of the most important places in your home or office – your ducts. Replacing your air filter is great, but to be completely protected from pollutants such as dust, dander, pet hair, dust mites, pollen, drywall, etc, we recommend cleaning your air ducts and air vents. Not only are these hidden contaminates harmful to your health to breathe in every day, but they can also reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.

No time to clean your pillows, comforters or stuffed animals? Leave it to your personal clothing and fabric concierge, Sudsies. Did we tell you about our sister company, Rugsies? Rugsies cleans more than just carpets. We can clean air ducts, furniture, and even window treatments. For more information visit our websites, and


We’re Going Vertical Baby!

Your current marketing strategy probably includes targeting and bringing in new clients. Your marketing strategy probably includes retaining your existing clients as well. These are both basic and sound principals of marketing. However, these are trying times for businesses and you have to start thinking outside of the proverbial box.

At Sudsies we have been successful at creating a loyal client base through our commitment to quality and superior customer service. Our clients have come to know what to expect from Sudsies. That got me to thinking…What other similar services could I offer my already loyal client base?

Here is where the vertical part comes in. Sudsies has created various sister companies offering rug cleaning (Rugsies), duct cleaning (Ductsies) and soon to come exterminating services (Bugsies). By now you probably get the idea. I’ve targeted my loyal customer base that trusts Sudsies to provide a great service. Now we’ve introduced other services for their home. They already trust us to pick up and deliver their clothes – why wouldn’t they trust us taking care of things in their home as well?

So think about going vertical with your marketing strategy!!



Time is Money

Busy_ManAccording to an AOL survey, the average American spends two hours a day conducting personal business or running errands. As we all know, time is money, and with the economy at its present state, no one can afford to lose either one.

So what is a busy person to do? You can’t stop doing your errands; however, you can change how you get them done. An alternative that many have resulted to is outsourcing. Let others do the work for you.

Here are some examples of companies that get it done for you…..
Sudsies understands how busy you are, and how important your time is. This is why we offer complimentary pick-up and delivery services for your dry cleaning, laundry and tailoring. We pick at your house, your office or even your yacht. To set up your personal account go to and click on “Sign Up” then request a pickup. Or you can call (305) 864.3279 and your personal clothing concierge will take care of the details for you.

Ideal Lifestyle Concierge is a full service concierge company that offers on-demand personal assistant services. They offer many time-saving services to help balance your personal and professional lifestyle including bill paying, personal shopping, errand running, and moving assistance. For a personal consultation call 305-371-0077 or visit

My Mobile Meds is committed to the Miami community, supplying its residents with specialized medications to fit anyone’s health needs. The company prides itself on its extensive selection of medication. Best of all, they provide free delivery. Visit their website at for more info.

Feeling under the weather and can’t make it to the doctor’s office? Do you need to take your child to the doctor, but can’t take time off from work? My Home Doctor is your life saver, literally. Call 24 hours a day for an appointment, and a board certified physician will arrive at your door, usually within an hour. Now that’s service. For more info or to schedule an appointment, visit their website at

Whether it’s dry cleaning, a physician, prescriptions, or concierge services, outsource. Save your time for more important things, like figuring out what to do with those extra two hours.


Here Comes the Holidays!

HappyHolidays-AllOfThem!There’s no denying the holidays are finally here, whether you are ready for them or not. Here are some tips from your friendly dry cleaners at Sudsies to get you through the season looking your best.

Party Clothes – The holidays usually mean lots of parties and events. Are you sure your party clothes are ready? Make sure that you try on your outfits before that special event. Check the hems, seams to make sure they are not coming apart. Check for any stains. Do you have to take your garments in or out? Do they need to be cleaned or pressed? Are there any buttons or beads missing? Remember Sudsies offers on-site tailoring as well as cleaning and laundry services.

Leathers – We live in South Florida and you may only use your leathers a few times a year. Make sure that the South Florida humidity hasn’t found your favorite leather jacket. Even if it has Sudsies can recondition any leather garment and make it look like new.

Tree Skirts – Did you have your tree skirt cleaned last year before packing it away. No worries, even if you didn’t Sudsies can remove left over pine needles and sap and make it look as beautiful as the day you bought it.

Holiday linens, tablecloths, napkins – Be ready for those holiday get togethers and dinners. Have your linens cleaned and pressed and ready to impress friends and family.

The holidays are about enjoying time with your family and friends not about stressing and running around. Let Sudsies take care of your dry cleaning, laundering and tailoring needs and remember pick up and delivery are always free.