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Prime Shine VideoCheck out this video spotlight of ICA WaterSavers Member Prime Shine Car Wash in California. Prime Shine was founded in 1991 by Evan Porges and is an active water conservation steward in its community.
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Whether you're a car wash operator or a member of the car wash vendor and supplier community, there's an event for you. We're heading to Nashville on September 1 - 3 for our Supplier CEO Summit and Wash Different Workshop, where we'll hear from Scott McKain, author of three #1 best selling business books on Amazon.


FOR OPERATORS

FOR VENDOR CEOs

Simply put, it's about better business. Instead of focusing on the details of washing cars, this car wash operator program focuses on the higher level concepts necessary to enhance your car wash business.

Learn how to take your car wash to the next level with top tier speaker programs and networking opportunities with your fellow car wash owners and operators.

This exclusive summit is available only to C-level leaders of ICA member vendor companies. Car wash industry vendors at this program see top-tier speakers on a variety of important business topics and have in-depth networking opportunities.





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Mike Jablonski of Parker, Colorado and Yvonne Miller of Littleton, Colorado were the envy of their neighbors this past Fourth of July weekend with their brand new gas grills. Jablonski and Miller were the recent winners of Kwik Car Wash’s fourth annual Great Grill Give-Away. The lucky winners both received a grill package worth over $500, including a Brinkmann 5-burner gas grill, a grill cover, grilling utensils, and custom aprons and koozies.
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Convenience Store and Fuel News "Since many of the car wash complaints come from grit-related paint marring, particularly of black cars, handling the issue can improve both your process and profits," said Dan Pecora, owner of Erie Brush & Manufacturing. "Solving the grit problem can cost just pennies per car and, at the same time, retain clients who may be worth $10,000 in lifetime business." The problem with cleaning black cars is often caused by the grit stuck in the stiffer, harsher cleaning brushes used at some self-serve and conveyor car washes. The solution is to use softer brush filaments and better lubrication, which together will help release grit.
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Car Wash Insurance Program In my many years surveying car wash operations, I have found that several operators fail to provide formal training for ladder safety. I believe that many feel it is too basic of a subject and not worth the time and effort. Ladder safety is a simple issue that can turn serious very quickly if it is not addressed correctly.
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The Daily Tar Heel Waterless Buddy’s aims to combine innovation and environmentally friendly practices and hopes to create jobs for UNC students in the future. The business uses a waterless car wash product that contains a special wash-wax sealant formula that allows employees — or "Buddies" — to remove dirt with a microfiber towel.
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Inc. Accomplished people have common characteristics that help them stand above the rest. Here's a few you may have thought of — and others that aren't so obvious.
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Inc. Tom Gimbel, CEO of LaSalle Network, explains why you need to familiarize yourself with all aspects of your company in order to lead.
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Entrepreneur To really know how to sell to your customers, you have to analyze them beyond just what’s on the surface. You need to fully understand them on two dimensions: their needs and wants.
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Marketing Land As the line between content and content marketing blurs, columnist Rebecca Lieb shares thoughts about what lies ahead for content professionals.
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Tint World®, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has officially partnered with unique automotive paint touch-up producer, Dr. ColorChip. The agreement marks the first time the paint supplier has partnered with a national retail chain.
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Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world's largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning systems, has named Randy Wingert as manager of special projects.
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