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  • The Car Wash Show - Why Are You Here?

    May 13, 2019
    "Why are you sitting in this room with me today?" asked Claudia St. John, president of Affinity HR group, during her opening remarks at "Millennials in the Workforce  - Tips for Managing Your Multi-Generational Workforce." An interesting question for the start of a session and one that wouldn’t normally get much of a response. But this was no ordinary crowd. There was an immediate response and the concerns they shared were specifics and were met with nods and sounds of agreement throughout the room as each one was spoken.  From cell phone use at work to engaging them in the business, working a full 8 hours, motivating employees, the importance of doing the job right, employees showing up on time, and countering entitlement.
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  • The Future of Consumerism: Creating an Experience

    May 13, 2019
    Even if numbers don’t usually impress you, the ones shared during Doug Stephens’ "The Future of Consumerism" session might change your mind: 13,614 is the number of retail stores that closed 2017- 2018; during Singles Day in China in 2018, Alibaba sold $10 billion in merchandise – in the first hour; 66% of product searches begin on Amazon; and Nordstrom has a 3,000 square-foot department store that doesn’t contain any product. 
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  • Mister Car Wash acquires two Express locations in Florida

    May 08, 2019
    Mister Car Wash continues to grow in greater Orlando, with the acquisition of two Top Shelf Car Wash locations in Deltona, 3119 Howland Blvd, and Titusville, 3353 Columbia Boulevard. The acquisition gives Mister Car Wash a total of 14 locations in the Orlando area.
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  • Autobell Car Wash expands with fourth Chesapeake location

    May 08, 2019
    Autobell Car Wash recently opened at 608 Pavilion Drive in Chesapeake, VA, off Grassfield Parkway near its intersection with Dominion Boulevard South/US-17. Store Manager Dylan Balestino and District Manager Mike Hulburt have been part of the Autobell team in Hampton Roads since 2015 and 2005, respectively.
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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: DRB Systems enters into strategic partnership with GO Car Wash

    May 08, 2019
    A trusted partner in the car wash industry, DRB Systems has entered into a strategic partnership to provide technology solutions to GO Car Wash, the nation’s newest express car wash company.
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  • Flying Ace raises $7,351 for Feed the Creek

    May 08, 2019
    Flying Ace Express Car Wash donated $7,351 to Beavercreek’s Feed The Creek non-profit organization, which provides weekend food assistance for area Beavercreek children in need. The donations were collected from Flying Ace Express customers at the company’s Seajay Dr. Grand Opening/Free Wash Week held April 6-15, 2019.
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  • N1 Buying Group adds six members

    May 08, 2019
    After its first Members' Meeting, the N1 Buying Group announced the addition of six members to the buying group.
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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: ISTOBAL announces extended height version of FLEX5

    May 08, 2019
    ISTOBAL, the Spanish leader in car wash and car care solutions for the automotive sector, will announce at The Car Wash Show 2019 an extended height version of the ISTOBAL FLEX5, its most popular rollover in the US market (Booth #1723).
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  • International Carwash Association forms Tennessee Chapter to aid with Sales Tax legislation

    Apr 29, 2019
    A potentially business-closing $3.5 million tax assessment led to the creation of the Tennessee chapter of International Carwash Association and, ultimately, the passing of a new bill to clarify Tennessee Code 67-6-205(c).
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  • Tidal Wave Auto Spa opens first Midwest location

    Apr 29, 2019
    The new Tidal Wave Auto Spa opened for business in Raytown, Missouri on April 3, 2019. This express car wash, located at 10001 E State Route 350 is the 29th location for Tidal Wave, and the first in the Midwest.
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  • Splash Car Wash acquires new locations

    Apr 10, 2019
    Splash Car Wash, headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. recently announced the acquisition of two car wash locations. The first, located in White Plains, New York, was formerly known as Gold’s Car Wash & Detail, and will be Splash’s 19th US location and 4th in New York.
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  • Go Behind the Scenes at The Car Wash Show

    Apr 09, 2019
    Go behind the scenes at The Car Wash Show as an Opening Day Greeter or Peer Power Hour Moderator and receive a complimentary Basic Pass to attend. But act fast...only a handful of spots remain!
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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: Innovative Control Systems expands to new production facility

    Apr 03, 2019
    Innovative Control Systems, the provider of the car wash industry’s leading technology solutions, such as the WashConnect POS and management system and the Auto Sentry line of payment terminals, is consolidating and relocating its existing Production facilities to a new state-of-the art facility in Bethlehem, Penn.
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  • Totally Tommy Car Washes enter Spring with record-breaking wash days

    Apr 03, 2019
    The month of March brought with it a lion’s share of business at Tommy’s Express Car Wash locations and other Totally Tommy-style facilities across the United States. Records were broken at a number of both corporate and franchise locations including:
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  • Be at the center of the Music City

    Apr 03, 2019
    At The Car Wash Show 2019 at Music City Center, you’ll be steps away from dining, music, history and unforgettable experiences. Nashville offers endless opportunities to relax and connect with suppliers, industry peers and colleagues. Live music abounds in Nashville, but there’s even more to enjoy – here’s just a sample.
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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: CSI hires new Assistant Vice President

    Mar 27, 2019
    Cleaning Systems, Inc. (CSI) of De Pere, Wisconsin has hired Paul Titus to the position of Lustra® Assistant Vice President.
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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: D&S announces In-Bay Automatic for small bays

    Mar 27, 2019
    D&S recently debuted its latest car wash equipment innovation, The IQ Fits Anywhere Solution at the SCWA Expo in Arlington, Texas. Attendees got an up-close view of this smaller “footprint” version of the firm’s signature IQ In Bay Automatic Equipment System.
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  • The Car Wash Show 2019: Hotels are filling up quickly

    Mar 19, 2019
    Nashville hotels are selling out in anticipation of the largest industry show of the year. The Car Wash Show 2019’s official hotel partner, Connections Housing, offers nearly a dozen hotels for every taste and budget.
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  • Moo Moo Express Car Wash Raises $7,542 for the Franklin County Dog Shelter

    Mar 19, 2019
    Moo Moo Express Car Wash proudly announces the donation of $7,542.08 to the Franklin County Dog Shelter. The donations were collected from Northland Moo customers at the company’s Grand Opening/Free Wash Week held February 14-20, 2019.
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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: CSI Introduces Ultra-Concentrated Glass Cleaner

    Mar 19, 2019
    Cleaning Systems, Inc. (CSI) of De Pere, Wis. has announced it's ultra-concentrated glass cleaner, Vision™ Ultra Glass Cleaner. According to the company, one gallon of product equals 750 spray bottles.
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