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You could just come to The Car Wash Show 2015.The Car Wash Show™ is the world’s largest car wash convention and trade show. Join us Las Vegas, April 23-25, for the opportunity to meet with over 300 exhibitors from all over the country, displaying the latest that the industry has to offer.
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International Carwash Association is proud to announce an exciting new Emerging Leaders Scholarship, which will allow 5 lucky recipients the opportunity to attend The Car Wash Show 2015. Recipients will be awarded an All Access Plus Pass and 3 nights of accommodations at the dazzling Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, located near Las Vegas Convention Center just off the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. This package is valued up to $900!
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ICA continues to evolve the Wash Count benchmarking program. With a new partnership with ITR Economics, the quarterly Wash Count reports will provide economic analysis and forecasting in addition to the reports outlining ticket averages, wash counts, and revenues.
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The National Everyone is big about cars in the Arabian Gulf. Whether it is a Ferrari, Jeep, Porsche or a more humble Fiat, people are keen on keeping their cars clean. After working for years at oil companies and the World Bank, the Saudi-born Alawi Alsaqqaf teamed up with his cousin from the UAE, who shares his name, to set up Ibex Car Care. Research by Neilsen shows that car purchases in the UAE are expected to surge as three in four consumers said they plan to buy in the next two years.
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Convenience Store and Fuel News The 13 car washes and c-stores operating under the Danny's Family Car Wash name are now officially called Jacksons, reported The Arizona Republic. Meridian, Idaho-based Jacksons Food Stores Inc. purchased 13 car washes, 11 convenience stores and other assets of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Danny's last September, CSP Daily News reported. With the purchase, Jacksons now operates 214 convenience stores and car washes.
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The Bismarck Tribune The Bismarck City Commission on Tuesday decided to work with a private company in the next 90 days to build and run a car wash at the Bismarck Municipal Airport. Conrac Solutions would build a consolidated car wash for three car rental companies leasing counter space at the airport under a tentative proposal, said Bismarck City Commissioner Josh Askvig.
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CMS WIRE The desire for freedom and flexibility is driving and enabling a lot of the trends we see in business communication today, including the use of multiple devices, the demand for instant communication, the fall of face-to-face meetings and a wider adoption of internal communication tools.
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Huffington Post There's a below the waterline issue in our modern organizations that no one is talking about and that communication tools like Slack, Yammer, Jive and soon to launch Facebook for the enterprise are not addressing: bottom-up feedback and top-down understanding. Despite all the talk about the great flattening that has been happening in our modern organizations, traditional power structures still exist -- employees still have bosses. There is a disconnect between them and individual contributors that is driving a wedge in our companies and making them increasingly untenable.
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Business2Community While some are blessed with the ability to communicate well, most of us (and our businesses) suffer from at least one of three areas of communication breakdown. Here are practical tips to improve workplace communication if you or your business wants to be wildly successful.
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Entrepreneur Effective peer-to-peer communication affects the workplace in a variety of ways, including employees' engagement, morale and satisfaction as well as the company's overall success. Gallup’s 2013 "State of the American Workplace" observed that "regular communication from the company’s leaders and informal communication between employees will begin to breed a culture of engagement, leading participation rates of employee engagement metrics and other interventions to be more successful."
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Marketing Land In 2008, Publishers Weekly said Bill Tancer’s Click – What Millions Do Online and Why It Matters was, "...destined to become a primer for online marketers and usability experts while shedding new light on the mindset and curiosities of the average Web surfer." Tancer followed the success of his first publication with a deep dive into world of online reviews for his most recent book Everyone’s a Critic: Winning Customers in a Review-Driven World.
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Entrepreneur A 2013 survey by Zendesk found that customers are much more likely to leave a bad review on social media than they are to sing its praises. And 88 percent of the more than 1,000 U.S. respondents said negative reviews affected their purchasing decisions. This evidence points to a pretty jarring conclusion: Bad reviews can really hurt your bottom line.
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KC Business Journal For any business, it's easy to become defensive when a negative online review surfaces. But there are several keys to addressing negative online reviews in a way that benefits both business and consumer. Melissa Racer, senior manager of public relations at Sullivan Higdon & Sink and Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credentialed, shares her advice.
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Business2Community Social proof is a buzzword that has been floating around for some time now, and the term is gathering ever-increasing momentum in online marketing circles. The idea that someone else's experience will somehow help us predict our own is something that online marketers or small business owners should not be ignoring.
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Dosatron International joined Dosatron in Bordeaux, France in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the original water-powered dosing pump.
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