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In This Issue April 15, 2015  
ICA News  Industry News  Leadership  Marketing  Supplier News 
 
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ICA News
 
   
Join us Saturday morning at The Car Wash Show during the Ignite Ideas: Networking Breakfast to make business connections to help you on your professional journey.
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Industry News
CNBC If you live where salt is used to clear the roads of snow and ice, U.S. safety regulators have a message for you: Wash the underside of your car. The message came Wednesday from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which closed a five-year investigation into rusting pipes that carry brake fluid in about 5 million older Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC pickups and SUVs, without seeking a recall.
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The Conversation Economists call it the productivity puzzle: why has productivity in the UK slumped more in the recent recession than previous ones and why has its recovery been slower? To understand some of the perverse forces making this possible you don’t have to look much further than the nearest hand car wash. Car washing is big business. Datamonitor has estimated that UK car owners spend more than half a billion pounds a year on commercial car washing.
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The Times Herald News A warm, sunny day almost always means good business for car washes, but the folks headed into West Norriton Auto Wash and Detail on Egypt Road Saturday left with much more than a clean ride. Proceeds from each wash also went to a worthy cause. For the second time in three years, the car wash is hosting "Washes for Autism" to benefit autism research and support programs for autistic children.
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Choosing to open a car wash business is a major event. With so many factors to consider before taking the plunge, one of the first things to focus on is location. The right location can be the difference between a booming business and a failed one.
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The Vicksburg Post The newest car wash in Vicksburg, MS, is more than a car wash; it’s an experience. Before arriving at the wash, there are four self-prep stations and two pay stations, followed by a team of employees who perform a prewash on the vehicles, owner Doug Hudgins said.
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Montgomery Advertiser The ultra-modern Mr. K Car Wash near Woodmere Boulevard expects to open Friday after more than six months of construction, Stratford Square Shopping Center manager Earl Martin said. Construction of a new building next door for Starbucks and Korean-American Wilshire Bank should be finished in May.
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Leadership
 
   
Forbes As the pace of change accelerates across the workforce, there’s a significant need for leadership to step up. Yet as the "Workforce 2020" study from Oxford Economics uncovered, barely half of surveyed CEOs said their leadership knows how to inspire and empower employees. That’s not going to cut it.
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Small Business Trends Everyone’s career and business story is being written in real time and evolving in different ways. We continue to be in a pivotal time for using, harnessing and leveraging everything that we now have to create, communicate and move content and information. Sales and marketing are now married to technology and social media marketing in a way it never has been before.
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Business 2 Community Listening is critical to success in this new era of informed consumers and ROI-focused revenue marketers, where every purchase is carefully considered. Buyers are more discerning than ever; they’re looking for hyper-relevant content that responds to their exact needs and stage in the buying cycle. How can marketers hope to answer that imperative if we’re not listening to understand what our buyers are doing, thinking, and saying?
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Forbes Small businesses feel at a disadvantage when it comes to creating an effortless social media and PR plan that engages with a target audience and has an actual ROI. It’s a daunting task. However, it can be done with some simple best practices and some strategic planning. Here are some ways small businesses can automate social media and public relations.
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Supplier News
 
   
Istobal is pleased to announce the Installation of new washing equipment at the famous Lamborghini manufacturing facility in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy. The facility’s new equipment includes an ISTOBAL M'NEX24 Touch-Free Rollover for the pre-washing process with high pressure and chemical spray as well as an ISTOBAL M'NEX25 using Friction technology. The M’NEX24 was created for the American market but has now potential uses throughout the world as this model has exceeded all expectations for efficiency and wash quality.
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WashTec AG, the leading supplier of innovative car wash solutions worldwide and the parent company of Mark VII Equipment Inc. in Arvada, Colo., looks back at a successful year in 2014.
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