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In This Issue August 24, 2016  
ICA News  Industry News  Leadership  Marketing  Supplier News 
 
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ICA News
 
   
This isn’t your ordinary industry event. Not even close. One look at the ‘un’-tradeshow floor, with its unique layout, interactive experiences, comfortable vibe and casual meet-up spots, and you’ll know exactly what we mean.

Oct. 25 - 26, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, you get it all: food, drink, swag, fun, inspiration, opportunities to connect—not to mention the practical tools and strategies you need to stay competitive and profitable

Bring your entire team. Signing up couldn’t be easier—and being here couldn’t be better for your bottom line.

Whether it’s over coffee or a beer, at vendor demonstrations or interactive displays, during happy hours or hands-on workshops, you’ll have no trouble getting the product info, pro tips and industry news you need—all in one big easy-to-work room full of people who can help you make your business better.
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Tails were wagging and soap suds were flying last Saturday as Kwik Car Wash teamed up with The Pooch Mobile dog grooming service in an effort to raise funds for Youth and Pet Survivors (YAPS).  Nearly 50 dogs were washed this year, and $1,150 was raised at the fifth annual "Dog Days of Summer’ event. 
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The $6 million Starbucks and car wash development near The Greene in Beavercreek is underway. The development, a 2,200-square-foot Starbucks shop and a 4,300-square-foot Flying Ace Express Carwash, will add 25 to 30 jobs when it opens this November at the northeast corner of County Line Road and Indian Ripple Road, said Dan Eisenhauer, managing partner for Flying Ace Express Car Wash. 
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So here you are, the first on your block to buy Henry Ford's Model T. But roads are often dirt-covered, getting your newfangled automobile all grubby. And maybe you don't feel like hauling out buckets of water to wash it. If you lived in Detroit in 1914, you had a solution: take your care to the Automobile Laundry, the very first automated car wash in the country. 
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Brown Bear Car Wash tunnel wash locations, including Kent at 1202 W. Meeker St., will offer free "Beary Clean" car washes on Thursday, Aug. 25, as the family-owned company celebrates its 59th anniversary.
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Source: Chron
The Oasis Hand Car Wash & Detail Center has opened a 10,000-square-foot location at 930 Malone near Washington Avenue. The car wash, between Rice Military and the Heights, can accommodate 40 cars. In addition to washing cars, the company offers some perks tied to the neighborhood around it.
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Washos, an operator in the mobile car-cleaning industry, has implemented a routing algorithm that it said can now send detailers to its service areas within 60 minutes instead of the previous three hours. It also has launched its first subscription option.
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Leadership
 
   
Source: Fast Company
Small businesses and startups may be sitting on an untapped talent goldmine. A staggering 87 percent of the more than 26,000 professionals we surveyed earlier this year here at LinkedIn said they wanted to work at a company of 200 employees or less. And few in that cohort see themselves sticking around at their current employers; 58 percent think they'll leave within two years, and 21 percent expect to be out the door within one. 
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Source: Inc.
While necessity is said to be the mother of invention, innovation is the engine driving personal growth, creativity and start-up success. While some people are quick to innovate, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking are a skill set that can be cultivated and taught.
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Source: Forbes
Video marketing is everywhere in today’s media-driven world. Just scroll down your Facebook newsfeed and you’ll see videos advertising everything from bizarre products to helpful services. People are engaging with videos on countless platforms, so video marketing is one of the best ways to reach your customers.
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There’s more to learn from online dating than just the fine art of swiping left or right. Perennially popular online dating apps like Tinder, Flirt, Benaughty and Coffee Meets Bagel, all offer a crash course in digital marketing. Of course, when you’re busy swiping between profiles, dodging creepers and hoping for at least one decent coffee date, savvy marketing is unlikely to be top of mind. 
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Motor City Wash Works, Inc., hosted its 8th Annual Open House and Charity Auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They were able to bring the car wash industry together for a day to raise an incredible $60,000 for St. Jude.
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