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Area Business Owners Celebrate a New Way of Doing Business in the Community

Springfield, MO — Businesses traditionally provide a service needed by people; people pay for this service and businesses then make a profit. Todd & Stephanie Edwards, Lenice Dent and Caleb Matlock, owners of Lloyds Cleaners and Mr. Dry Cleaners, decided to add a third element to this equation: sharing some of the profit with charities in the community.

The media is invited to a news conference at 10:30 a.m., Friday November 9 at the Tower Club, 901 E. St. Louis Street to celebrate and renew this unique relationship between business and local non profits. A check will be presented to the charities in support of their work in the community. Expected speakers include: John Gentry, President of Positronic; Karen Scott, Executive Director of Lost & Found; Mary Beth O’Reilly, Founder of the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks; Dottie Mullikin, Executive Director of Isabel’s House.

The “Care for Your Community, Care for Your Clothes Campaign” proceeds benefit Lost & Found Grief Center, Isabel’s House and Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. “As the season changes and people are cleaning out closets, there isn’t a better time to remind our community how they can easily support these worthwhile causes,” Edwards said. “The campaign is designed for Lloyds Cleaners or Mr. Dry Cleaners to contribute 10% of a customer’s bill automatically to their choice of these three organizations by simply doing their laundry.”