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You can now register for International Carwash Association's new Sporting Retreat. It's an opportunity to "recharge" by connecting with the great outdoors and your car wash community. You'll visit Rio Piedra Plantation, one of North America’s premier sporting lodges and the only three-time winner of the Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year, with car wash operators from across the industry. Space is limited.
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March 29, industry professionals will gather at the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington, for the Car Wash Solutions Conference presented by Puget Sound Car Wash Association. Roundtable discussion topics will include Current and Upcoming Payment Processing Systems, Recruiting and Hiring Top Performers and more.
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Autobell Car Wash will take combined its water conservation method with a STEM program for nine Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary schools, including a few south Charlotte schools. The nine schools, including Endhaven and Rama Road elementary schools, will pilot a unique water-related science program.
 
 
   
Source: Fast Company
Why pay at the pump when you can pay from the comfort of your driver's seat? Starting today, 6,100 ExxonMobil fuel stations will accept Apple Pay. The company expects that figure to reach 8,000 locations by mid-year, and that all of its U.S. Exxon and Mobil stations-there are nearly 10,000 of them-will be Apple Pay-ready by the end of 2016.
 
 
   
Source: Car Reviews
Three vehicles have the chance to be named the overall 2016 World Car of the Year: the Audi A4, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mercedes-Benz GLC. The winners will be announced at the 2016 New York Auto Show on March 24.
 
Source: Gas 2
"Russell Graves" and "Tesla" are ideas that perhaps should not occupy the same sentence. Russell is a mechanic. When things break, he fixes them. I know several people like Russell. Their philosophy is if the engine in your Buick dies, you go to the junk yard, buy another one, and slip it into the engine compartment over the weekend.
 
Sparkle Car Wash opened in Lower Nazareth Township on March 5, 2016. This video takes the viewer on a ride through the wash.
 
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Source: CNBC
U.S. small business confidence declined further in February as lingering concerns about sales growth and profits hurt capital spending and hiring plans, a survey showed on Tuesday. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said its small business optimism index dropped one point to a reading of 92.9 last month, with none of the index''s components showing an increase.
 
Thomas Michael, an Entrepreneurs'' Organization (EO) member from New York, is the CEO of the Michael Management Corporation - an online SAP certification training company offering SAP eLearning. We asked him how to approach hiring the right kind of people for his team. Here's what he had to say. One of the biggest challenges running and growing a business is to attract and retain top employees.
 
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As a busy entrepreneur or executive, you likely feel your work as a marketing writer could be improved. The problem, though, is you don't have time to comb through a bunch of books and courses. Fortunately, with a little practice you can quickly start creating more effective marketing materials. Here are three places to focus your attention. 
 
Email was his baby, the biggest cash generator of all marketing channels, and the foundation for search and social media. Marketers, mourn his passing. He removed that nagging, daily stack of mail from your desks and replaced it with an even bigger queue of electronic mail on your desktop.
 
 
 

 

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