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In This Issue February 24, 2016  
ICA News  Industry News  Leadership  Marketing  Supplier News 
 
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ICA News
 
   
Registration is now available for the ICA Management Seminar, being held August 20-28, 2016. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a week-long excursion including car wash tours and site seeing that begins and ends in Munich, Germany, and travels to Strasbourg, France and Zurich, Switzerland. A full itinerary and further details are available here. Registration is limited and will be available until July 1, 2016.
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Industry News
 
   
Source: Cspnet
The U.S. average pump price dropped another 5.45 cents between Feb. 5 and Feb. 19, to $1.76.86, according to the most recent Lundberg Survey of approximately 2,500 U.S. gas stations. There is now a discount of 56 cents to motorists under the price of one year ago. And the current price is the lowest in more than seven years; the price was about 11 cents lower back on Dec.
 
 
   
The new Ford Fusion Sport is equipped with some crazy technology that senses the presence of a pothole in milliseconds and sends a signal to the shock absorber of a front wheel which is about to drop into the hole.
 
Source: NPR
Crashing crude oil prices are fueling big bargains for American motorists, who are driving away with tanks full of inexpensive gasoline. Today, the national average is $1.71 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Oklahoma could be one of the first places in the country to see gas prices dip below $1 a gallon.
 
 
   
Source: Cspnet
BP will launch an improved version of its leading fuel brand, known as BP gasoline with Invigorate, and is upgrading its BP-branded network of convenience stores this year, the company announced at the BP Amoco Marketers Association (BPAMA) conference in Miami, FL.
 
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Leadership
 
   
Countless books have been written on prioritization and time management, yet my experience is that most people often spend time doing things that are not a high priority. You may think you are making progress simply because you are busy. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, busyness can keep you from accomplishing anything meaningful by giving you a false feeling of accomplishment while stealing your time.
 
 
   
Source: Forbes
Overcoming stress with intention is crucial if you''re to remain focused at work. Too many people ignore the early signs of stress and depression, but like many other illnesses, if you catch the symptoms early, you can prevent them from exploding into a full-blown crisis.
 
Marketing
 
   
A marketer''s toolkit has never been bigger. There are hundreds of ways and places to reach consumers, with more emerging every day. But one of the strongest tools (and perhaps the oldest) is content. Great storytelling evokes emotions and shared emotions create meaningful connections. And today, storytelling doesn''t have to be a long-form tome.
 
 
   
Source: Forbes
Simply checking the boxes with average customer service efforts can actually cost you business, not earn more. See why smart companies have shifted from customer service to customer experience and what an impact that can have on your customers.
 
Supplier News
 
   
Mighty Distributing System of America, a franchisor of sales and services in auto parts, has announced a comprehensive new VS7 vehicle detailing product line available to the automotive aftermarket through its authorized Mighty Auto Parts franchises.
 
 
 

 

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