Washin Coin Laundry Receives Calhoun County Small Business Award
Calhoun County's largest Laundromat chain receives Sustaining Small Business Award from the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.
"The Sustaining Small Business of the Year is presented to a business that, through extraordinary contribution and unwavering commitment, positively affects the economical development of our communities."
The winner of the 2019 Sustaining Small Business was awarded to Washin Coin Laundry / Golden Springs Laundry Company.
"The Awards are a time for us to recognize and applaud area small businesses and their accomplishments. Our Small Business Gala recognizes, each year, a Lifetime Achievement Small Business, an Emerging Small Business of the Year, a Sustaining Small Business of the Year, Young Entrepreneur, Non-Profit of the Year, and a Small Business Advocate of the Year."
"The Chamber created the Small Business Excellence Awards to showcase the achievement and impact of "small businesses" in our region. Each year, businesses with fewer than 75 employees are recognized for their creativity, vitality, stability and relevance. Equally important in selecting winners are civic involvement and responsiveness, mentoring, corporate responsibility, employee recognition and concerns regarding service issues."
Accepting the award was Ken Barrett, President and Founder of Washin Coin Laundry and Golden Springs Laundry Company. "Receiving this award is really a tribute to the many people that supported this business", said Barrett. "A great staff and management team, support businesses in the area, family and, of course, the customers, many of whom I have known for years."
Started in 2010 with one location on Quintard Ave in Anniston, Washin Coin Laundry expanded in 2011 with the acquisition of a location on Greenbrier Dear Rd, Anniston. This new location included a Drop Off Laundry service as well as Self Serve washers and dryers.
With continued growth and limited space the decision was made to renovate a building on Hamric Drive in Oxford. Many current features were included in the new store including free Wifi, a kids area with books, small chairs and a TV.
LaundroMax Oxford was purchased in the spring of 2018. This location provides a different variety of lower cost washers and dryers for price conscious customers.
In order to provide convenient laundry services to more of Calhoun County Washin Coin Laundry expanded to the Lenlock area of Anniston with the revitalization of a building that had been vacant for many years. https://www.prlog.org/
2018 continued to be a busy year with the addition of a Pick Up and Delivery Service. Golden Springs Laundry Company offers local Laundry services to residential and commercial customers in the Anniston / Oxford area.
"The Sustaining Small Business is a business that has sustained and continues to demonstrate growth from year to year".
With a recent "Book Drive For Kids" and plans in the works to provide Free books to children and other Literacy support while they are at the Laundromat Washin Coin Laundry shows no signs of slowing down in making a difference in the community.
" We provide a basic necessity of health, clean clothes, but we also want to be seen as a supporter of the community", states Barrett, " our focus now is on the children of the community and helping to build their futures through Literacy".
Washin Lenlock Coin Laundry 5704 Weaver Road Anniston AL 36206
Washin Anniston 829 Quintard Ave, Anniston AL 36201
Washin Golden Springs Coin Laundry 1304 Greenbrier Dear Rd Anniston AL 36207
Washin Oxford Coin Laundry 412 Hamric Drive E Oxford AL 36203
Laundromax Oxford 413 Hamric Drive W Oxford AL 36203
Golden Springs Laundry Company 1308 Greenbrier Dear Road, Anniston AL 36207
Washin Coin Laundry / Golden Springs Laundry Company. https://washincoinlaundry.com/
Washin Coin Laundry's and Golden Springs Laundry Company are divisions of KBar Inc.
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center https://www.calhounchamber.com/
For more information on Laundry Literacy contact https://laundrycares.org/
Washin Coin Laundry / Golden Springs Laundry