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In This Issue August 10, 2016  
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A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
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Congratulations to Martin Miller who has been chosen as our first free pass winner for Splash 2016. Martin shared his idea for a Wash Talk session. You should be like Martin!

We'll be selecting the four remaining winners in the next 14 days, so make sure you vote, and enter if you want to be considered!
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Crew Carwash, a long-standing Central Indiana car wash organization, recently announced a brand new initiative aimed to help employees pay back their student loan debt faster. Through the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Plan, Crew will pay $1,200 per year ($100 each month) toward employees’ student loans, paid directly to the lender. 
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Mister Car Wash added three Salt Lake City locations with its acquisition Platinum Car Wash & Detail locations this week, according to Director of Acquisitions Casey Lindsay.
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Source: FORBES.com
If there is any downside to getting free juice from the Supercharger network to power your Tesla, it’s standing around doing nothing for the 30 minutes or so it takes to fill the battery, longer if there is line. The manufacturer seems to be angling to make the experience more productive, and may implement a program that offers car washes while you wait, according to energy blog Electrek.co.

(Don't get us started on the Forbes.com writer's concerns about clear coats ... the best thing anyone can do is visit a professional car wash.)
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Crew Carwash has broken ground on a $5 million location in Avon. The facility, scheduled to open this winter, will be the company's second in Avon and 30th in Indiana. The Hendricks County location will employ nearly 20 full- and part-time workers. Crew says it is currently hiring for management positions as well as full- and part-time associates at the Avon location.
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Source: Petrol Plaza
Rilow’s Auto Detail will distribute the school materials to less privileged students of Abilene Independent School District. Pencils, notebooks, folders, glue sticks, markers, and other things needed in the classroom are welcome and can be brought to the shop between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, said Byron Thompson, who has organized the campaign. 
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Source: Fast Company
If you want to see the tangible results of hard work and determination, tune into the 2016 Olympics. There you'll find more than a few great examples of people at the top of their game. "For most elite competitions like the Olympics and Athletics World Championships, the world governing body publishes standards in advance of the competitions," says motivational speaker Mike Lipkin, author of Star Power: How to Be Unstoppable Through the Nine Star Social Values. 
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Source: Inc.
In the article "Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong," the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice in order for someone to become world-class. If 10,000 hours isn't an absolute rule that applies across fields, what does it really take to become world class in the world of work? 
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A few years back, my three-year-old son Max had an unyielding passion for Thomas the Tank Engine trains. Piece by piece, he accumulated a rather impressive collection. But here is the thing that fascinated me as a parent: every time Max received a new train that he had obsessed about, which he just had to have, he promptly took out the catalog to identify the next train that he could no longer live without. So once he acquired Thomas, Fearless Freddie had to be next, then Clarabel, followed by Duncan, Rusty, Diesel 10, and so on.
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Small business owners are exceptional at what they do. From creating amazing products and services to delivering unrivaled customer experience, small business owners know how to thrive in their community. There is however, one downfall of some business owners in my experience.
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Hydra-Flex, Inc., manufacturer of innovative fluid-handling equipment, is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Strom to the company’s inside sales team. Effective immediately, Strom will serve as the inside sales representative and technical product support for the vehicle wash industry.
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