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Buying a pass to Splash! 2016 is like purchasing an unlimited wash pass. Except you use it all in one day... and you can win prizes... and you get access to a full day of quick-hitting presentations from car wash professionals... and access up to 85 companies from the car wash supplier community.

Join us October 25 and 26 in Las Vegas for 24 hours of networking, learning and fun for only $49.

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Congratulations to Chuck Lundberg from Clean and Green Car Wash and Detail Center in Massachusetts, who has been chosen as our second free-pass winner for Splash! 2016. Lundberg was selected for his Wash Talk topic entry by sharing his idea for a Wash Talk session, "Why your wash needs to offer a 48-hour clean car guarantee on your top package."

We'll be closing off submissions at 11:59 p.m. tonight, so get your entry in now! Three more free passes will be awarded.

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A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
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Quick Quack Car Wash, a Roseville, California-based company, has announced the opening of the first of at least 10 car washes to be built in Utah County over the next two years. The first car wash is located at 376 East 1000 North in Spanish Fork and will be giving away free car washes for 10 days to celebrate its Grand Opening from August 17 through August 26. 
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As of August 30, 2016, Valet Car Wash in Cambridge, Ontario, will be the first self-serve car wash in North America to use mobile cell phones as a method of payment and completely stop accepting coins in its bays. 
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More than a year after Mayor de Blasio signed the Car Wash Accountability Act, the legislation is at a standstill – frozen by a lawsuit filed by car-wash owners. But city officials told City Limits this week that they will in the near future issue regulations for implementing the law, a step that will allow the legal fight over it to move ahead.
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Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
 
   
Source: PetrolPlaza
Mister Car Wash continues its acquisition streak by taking over six locations of Killeen, Texas-based The Car Wash Barn. This latest acquisition brings the company’s total Texas locations to 60 in Houston, Austin, El Paso, Lubbock, Abilene and Killeen, states a company release.
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City leaders have tapped the brakes on a proposal to build a car wash on St. Charles’ west side because they want more information on its economic impact as well as its effect on traffic. Car Wash Development, LLC, seeks to put Wash-U – a 4,525-square-foot automatic car wash – in the vacant lot directly west of Buona Beef, 2425 W. Main St., St. Charles. The business also would provide 12 vacuum stations.
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Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc. Ascentium Capital , LLC
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Source: Fast Company
No one likes to be micromanaged. But when it comes to leadership, going too far in the opposite direction can be just as bad. That’s the conclusion Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson reached in their new book, Stop Spending, Start Managing. By examining various wasteful habits that lead organizations to spend lots of money on consultants and lots of time on needless meetings, the authors identify what they call "The Macromanagement Trap." This involves "assuming your employees don’t need your direction."
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Source: Forbes
Regardless of what we have heard about the preparedness issues in Rio, these Olympics have been simply captivating. We are raking in the medals, and I get goosebumps every time I see the American flag raised and hear our national anthem. And I love Michael Phelps as much as anyone else, but The Final Five have my heart and undivided attention. They are nothing short of amazing.
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Source: Fortune
As a former CMO, I often consult with small business owners and startup founders regarding their marketing strategies. Usually these conversations start with the question, "Do I really need to invest in marketing?" It’s a valid query; startups are often short-staffed and have a laundry list of important tasks. The short answer, however? Yes!
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Source: Entrepreneur
Every business realizes the importance of reaching out to customers on social media. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to stand out, especially when you’re competing with messages from a person’s friends. As social media users scroll through their newsfeeds, it can be almost impossible for any one text-based post to stand out.
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Ziebart, the global leader in automotive appearance and protection services, is celebrating 57 years in business and 54 years in in the franchising industry. As a member of the International Franchise Association, Ziebart is in the elite, top 5 percent of brands that have sustained and prospered utilizing the franchise business model for over 50 years.
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Clean World Distribution, Inc. has moved to 28462 Constellation Rd. The move will help to expand the company to better serve the Car Wash and Automotive industry.
 
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