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Killeen Daily Herald
A local business honored members of the military, past and present, during a special community appreciation event Monday. Car Wash Barn held the event as it kicked off a program offering a free car wash once a week to Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families.
Every year Flagstop participates in the national Grace for Vets event where car washes all around the country give out free washes to Veterans on Veterans Day. This year Flagstop contacted the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to join in the event.
The Standard Banner
The first high tech "soft touch" car wash in Jefferson County, TN, opened earlier this month in Dandridge. Located at Mountain Mist Car Wash (near Food City), the computerized system uses a series of soft foam rotors, water and soap sprays – and a dryer that produces 190-mile-per-hour wind – to clean cars in two and a half minutes.
Darick and Terri Herald of Walpole are the new owners of the Coastal Car Wash and Harbor's Choice Laundry in Boothbay Harbor. Darick, formerly a manufacturing supervisor for Rynel, Inc. in Wiscasset, said there won't be many changes to the two businesses, but they will be offering a few new services.
If gas stations can sell coffee, why not a car wash that dishes out donuts? Next week, a new artisanal donut shop opens inside Westside Highway Car Wash. Underwest Donuts is a venture by former Chanterelle executive sous chef Scott Levine, whose father-in-law conveniently happens to own the car wash.
Camel Express Car Wash has identified the initial site location and will begin the construction process before the end of the year. The first site will be focused on the East Nashville market while also servicing the high volumes of traffic surrounding Opry Mills Shopping Center.
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The Huffington Post
Creating positive customer service experiences will inspire emotional responses toward a business, including trust, gratitude and loyalty, and through word-of-mouth, every customer has the potential to become a brand advocate and increase profitability. Here are some tried and true tips to improving your company's customer service.