Some of the best learning doesn’t occur at the car wash, but from the conversations you have with successful peers when you’re away from your business. Join us for an opportunity to "recharge" by connecting with the great outdoors and your car wash community.
Visit one of North America’s premier sporting lodges - the only three-time winner of the Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year - with car wash operators from across the industry.
Crew Carwash, a long-standing Hoosier-based Carwash establishment, has been named a 2017 "Top Workplace" by Workplace Dynamics. This is the second consecutive year Crew has been included on the prestigious list.
Cars have been steadily advancing for over a hundred years and are now more efficient, more maneuverable and safer than ever before, but what does the future of the automotive industry hold? YourParkingSpace explored some of the emerging technologies that could one day feature on our cars and have created an infographic to show off this technology.
First, Tesla surpassed General Motors and Ford Motor Co. in market cap. Then Ford announced cutting 10 percent of its salaried workers before firing CEO Mark Fields. Does anyone doubt change is sweeping the auto industry? The moves at Ford highlight two competing pressures: to increase stock prices while investing in technology to up the ante on autonomous and electric vehicles.
Swiveling seats? Movies projected across the windshield? Social media feeds on the windows? As driverless car technology develops, companies, design institutes and researchers are asking the question: What does the car of the future look like on the inside? With companies like Google, Uber and others racing ahead to develop fully autonomous vehicles, the era of the driver hunched over the steering wheel may eventually give way to a living room on wheels.
For Troy Montpetit, co-owner of Downtowner Car Wash, his business is a family venture that has flourished through three generations and two states. Montpetit’s grandparents opened the first Downtowner in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1978. Then in 2006 they brought the car wash to Cape Coral. That first location on Del Prado Blvd. offers all kinds of services to get cars clean, inside and out. Since then, the family has opened two express car washes on Pine Island Rd. and Cape Coral Parkway.
For those looking to pamper their vehicles, regional car wash chain Shammy Shine opened a new location last month and expects to open two more locations beginning next year. The area’s newest Shammy Shine is at 2091 31st St. in Allentown. The company overhauled the former Mr. T’s Car Wash facility, renovating the 100-foot tunnel and replacing a self-service portion with free vacuums, according to Shammy Shine operations manager Tom Halford.
CEFCO Convenience Stores unveiled a new "waterfall" at its Canyon Creek car wash, located at 3805 S. 31st St. in Temple last weekend. Other major upgrades to the location include a Wheel Boss, a Magnum Wheel and a Rocker Panel Blaster — amenities that provide a customizable car wash experience.
It used to be that onboarding was a process of just a few days, but new research shows that spending as much as a year helping new employees get up to speed in the workplace is necessary to capitalize on the skills, knowledge and excitement they bring to the organization. What’s more, companies with successful onboarding programs are not just more likely to retain their new hires but even report measurable profit growth.
All of the billionaires, NBA stars, music legends and ultra-performers I personally advise and who show up at my events are "freaks." They just see the world through a very different set of lenses than most people. They have a very different sequence of values. And they have a uniquely different series of personal protocols. And so, like anyone who operates at the highest level of ingenuity, productivity and audacity, they have had to develop a strong interior core that allows them to keep on rising to wow in the face of society calling them strange.
From a marketer’s point of view, customer engagement is an art form you’re constantly trying to master. There’s no single formula, no correct answer, no perfect approach, and the rules of the game are frequently changing. It’s hard to figure it out, and as an industry, we’ve been at it a long time.
Popular marketing buzzwords in 2017 have included things like niche content, storytelling and branding — all which have an essential place in today’s landscape for creating brand awareness and engaging consumers. Although it’s easy to get lost in analytics and big data — or any other trend for that matter — content is still a foundational part of marketing.