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  • Show Teams Monitoring International Car Wash Shows

    Aug 11, 2020
    COVID-19 affects the car wash community’s ability to travel, gather, and meet, so the organizers of each international car wash show continue to evaluate how gatherings will be impacted.
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  • Reminder: Submit Nominations and Applications for ICA Board of Directors

    Aug 07, 2020
    Applications and nominations for directors to serve a three-year term on the ICA Board of Directors are being accepted through Monday, August 17.
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  • Car Wash Industry Loses Roy Lee Wakefield

    Jul 28, 2020
    Roy Lee Wakefield of Mister Car Wash, member of the ICA Car Wash Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, surrounded by family.
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  • ICA Membership Keeps You Connected and On the Pulse of the Industry

    Jul 28, 2020
    Membership in International Carwash Association connects you to car wash experts from all over the world and provides amazing opportunities to take advantage of everything this incredible industry has to offer. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s a few ICA members sharing what makes their membership worth it.
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  • ICA Highlights Value of Customer Data in U.S. Car Wash Consumer Study

    Jul 21, 2020
    ICA has created a number of resources to help operators and suppliers leverage the findings of the latest U.S. Car Wash Consumer Study and begin thinking about how to utilize the data in their own operations and offerings.
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  • Call for Nominations for ICA Board of Directors

    Jul 17, 2020
    International Carwash Association is accepting applications and nominations for directors to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors beginning January 1, 2021. Submissions are being accepted through Monday, August 17.
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  • ICA Launches Car Wash Career Center

    Jul 14, 2020
    International Carwash Association has launched the ICA Car Wash Career Center, designed to connect employers in our industry with candidates, job seekers, and talent. It’s never been easier to amplify the benefits of working at your operation or company; and it’s never been easier to find opportunities in our business.
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  • Develop Leadership Skills From Anywhere

    Jul 07, 2020
    International Carwash Association has announced the 2020 Women in Leadership Certificate Program, a 100% online comprehensive leadership training experience held this November in partnership with the University of Notre Dame. Participants will enter a cohort of women in business and leadership, including fellow car washers.
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  • Transformative. Strategic. Game-Changing.

    Jul 01, 2020
    The 2020 Car Wash Executive Management Institute is a five-day program to be held in South Bend, IN this November 1-6, 2020. EMI is a chance to expand your leadership skills—or maybe you have a rising star at your business who would thrive after a week on campus. How did the program improve the lives of the first class of graduates? You don’t have to take our word for it.
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  • Consumer Research Digs Deep

    Jul 01, 2020
    In 2019, 83% of Americans washed their vehicle at a professional car wash... and this trend could mean big opportunities for you. But the insights in the latest Car Wash Consumer Study don’t stop there. You’ll also get a clear picture of American car wash consumers’ behaviors and preferences.
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  • Concrete Tools for Better Leadership at ICA’s EMI

    Jun 16, 2020
    Back for its second year, ICA’s Executive Management Institute is now accepting applications for its November 2020 dates. Designed in cooperation with the University of Notre Dame, the Institute can help inspire and grow car wash professionals with a rigorous 5-day program in strategic business, finance, and leadership.
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  • Resources from CAR WASH Magazine

    Jun 01, 2020
    As the industry’s premier publication, CAR WASH Magazine sheds light on all aspects of the industry, arming you with not just the latest products, but the info you need to make great business decisions. Every issue is chock full of the stories and tools you need to run the best wash around. And the only way to make sure you get all four quarterly issues is to become an individual member of International Carwash Association.
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  • Washed Up Car Wash Holds Soft Opening Celebration in Longmont, Colo.

    May 27, 2020
    Washed Up Car Wash held it soft opening celebration in Longmont, Colo., on March 14. To kick off their opening, Washed Up offered nine consecutive days of free Gold Washes.
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  • Meadows Express Car Wash Opens in Castle Rock, Colo.

    May 27, 2020
    Meadows Express Car Wash opened in Castle Rock, Colo., on Feb. 11. To kick off its opening, Meadows Express offered free car washes for six consecutive days.
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  • Tommy’s Express Car Wash Opens Four Sites in May

    May 27, 2020
    Tommy’s Express Car Wash announced the grand opening of four new franchise locations in the month of May 2020.
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  • Get the Pulse of Car Washing: April and May Pulse Survey™ Results

    May 26, 2020
    Unprecedented. Unforeseen. Challenging. The adjectives used to describe the COVID-19 crisis all start to run together after awhile. But as a business owner or car wash professional, it doesn’t tell you much about how COVID-19 is really affecting our industry. That’s where International Carwash Association’ Industry Pulse Surveys™ come in.
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  • Jimmy Suds Car Wash Undergoes Remodel in Lakewood, Colo.

    May 20, 2020
    Jimmy Suds Car Wash opened its doors to the Lakewood, Colo., community with a newly remodeled express exterior car wash. Jimmy Suds features a 125-foot conveyor inside a 130-foot building, with all-new AVW Octaline equipment, Vacutech vacuums with AVW arches, a PUR water reclaim system, Simoniz chemical, and a Sonny’s point of sale system.
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  • Put Record-Setting Insights to Work for You

    May 19, 2020
    You'll find tons of new insights in the results of the U.S. Car Wash Consumer Study, and those might be best explained in this video by Bob Klein from Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide, who led this year’s survey efforts on behalf of ICA.
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  • Colorado's Dutch Car Wash Shows Gratitude to Essential Hospital Workers with Free Car Washes Through June 30, 2020

    May 12, 2020
    Dutch Car Wash re-opened for business April 17, announcing free unlimited car washes for essential hospital workers through June 30, 2020 as a way of showing their gratitude during the COVID-19 pandemic. Within a week, over 220 doctors, nurses, and essential hospital workers had enrolled, totaling about $20,000 in free car wash services.
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  • Applications Re-Open for Executive Management Institute

    May 11, 2020
    To adjust for COVID-19 and create a safe environment for operators to attend, International Carwash Association has moved the 2020 Car Wash Executive Management Institute to November 1-6, 2020. To accommodate the date change, the application deadline has been extended to September 1, but operators shouldn’t wait to apply—the class has already begun to fill.
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