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The Car Wash Show™ 2017 is your chance to get an exclusive update on the car wash industry. Prior to the keynote address from Governor Tom Ridge, International Carwash Association® (ICA) CEO Eric Wulf and President David Begin will kick off the Show with the State of the Industry Presentation.

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Buyers beware! 

The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino and the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel are THE ONLY hotels associated with The Car Wash Show 2017. Avoid being scammed by reservation companies that solicit and falsely identify themselves as being associated with The Car Wash Show. 

The International Carwash Association® is not affiliated whatsoever with these companies and cannot be of any assistance with any discrepancies regarding hotel reservations made outside of the official show blocks at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino and the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel.
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The popular and environmentally friendly Autobell® Car Wash Fundraising Program continues to assist charities, schools, and other nonprofits reach their goals. Launched in 1998, the program helped raise $755,895 in 2016 and more than $8.3 million to date. Through the program, Autobell, based here, provides 501(c)(3) groups with $20 gift cards that do not expire and are redeemable at all Autobell locations in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland. Nonprofits sell the cards at full price and keep 50% of the proceeds.
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From his two decades’ worth of work at WaterPark Car Wash in the Quad-Cities, Lee Calabria knows that many regular customers skip lunch to get their vehicles cleaned over the noon hour. He also knows the average full-service carwash at WaterPark takes between 18 and 30 minutes. During their wait, customers can snack on complimentary coffee and popcorn, but Calabria said those offerings do not quite satisfy a hungry customer's appetite. 
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Source: Mercer Space
Capitol Car Wash on Princeton Avenue in Lawrenceville has been helping area cars clean for the past 55 years, and the current owners have been a part of that for nearly a decade. Scott Servetah and Steve Ward purchased the location from Hubert Zada about 10 years ago. Zada ran the carwash for approximately 40 years before retiring to Florida. 
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After 29 years as Courtesy Car Wash, Patrick Heald, general manager, knows what makes a clean car. Courtesy Car Wash was voted by Advocate readers the best carwash and detailing service. Overall, Heald said winning felt excellent. "We focus on customer service and getting everything that needs to be done to the vehicle," Heald said.
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The newest Mike's Carwash at 814 Eastgate North Drive is officially open and ready to make a splash in the Eastgate community. To celebrate the grand opening, Mike's will host a Free Ultimate Wash Weekend.
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Mister Car Wash recently announced the acquisition of Cruz Thru Car Wash, a chain of 10 Express stores based in Bakersfield, California. "Cruz Thru is widely considered one of the most innovative, high-volume car washes in the industry and a great platform for entry into California" said Casey Lindsay.  
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Merced’s Planning Commission has approved a 5,500-square-foot carwash for the city’s downtown, making for at least the second pending carwash project, records show. The Prime Shine Car Wash is set to go up at 930 W. 16th St., which is on the south side of the street and about 500 feet from R Street. The 1.7-acre lot sits empty across from New Thai Cuisine, formerly the Rice Bowl.
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Source: WNPV
The Hatfield Township Commissioners have approved the construction of a new carwash between Route 309 and Old Bethlehem Pike near Line Lexington Road. The fully automated facility will replace an adult entertainment facility on the site and be open 24 hours every day. Board of Commissioners President Tom Zipfel says the developer will add a turning lane onto southbound Route 309 that will allow motorists to make a right hand turn into the carwash.
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Source: The Muse
Whether you’re managing an intern or running an entire business, your employees’ success (and your own skin) depends on your leadership. Thankfully, the solution for motivating your team and squashing any issues is right at the tip of your tongue. It all starts with communication — the skill experts point to as the make-or-break factor for successful leadership. 
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Though women have fought for and technically earned the same rights and privileges as men, the reality is that we remain grossly underrepresented in nearly every industry across both the public and private sectors. The corporate leadership gap offers the most staggering statistics of all: Women make up 47 percent of people entering the corporate workforce, yet account for just five percent of Fortune 500 CEOs — that’s 20 female leaders to 480 male leaders. 
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Chia Ma Car Wash System Goff's Enterprises
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Today's consumers demand personalized and authentic experiences on their preferred channels, in ways that matter to them. Columnist Chandar Pattabhiram explains how marketers can adapt to these consumer needs to win their loyalty. 
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Source: Inc.
Creating quality organic traffic is no easy feat. Recently AdvertiseMint hit a milestone in their organic search results, coming up on page one for the search term "Facebook advertising agency." This huge success came after three years of diligent work. Regardless of the type of company you run, Meert shares 20 essential tools that businesses can use to minimize expenses, save time and ensure success.
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Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC Seller's Manufacturing Co.
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Washify, a company with a history of innovation, is unveiling a pay station that employs much of today’s advanced technology.  This technology has been proven to improve the overall point of sale experience and speed up transaction times.
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Lubrication Technologies is excited to announce reaching an agreement to acquire PCS (Professional Carwash Systems, Inc.) with a purchase date effective April 17, 2017.  PCS is a vehicle wash sales, installation and service business headquartered in Buffalo, Minnesota.
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