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Lustra/Cleaning Systems, Inc
In This Issue June 28, 2017  
ICA News  Industry News  Leadership  Marketing  Supplier News 
 
A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
ICA News
 
   
Doug Wiebelhaus was looking for an opportunity to connect with the car wash industry in a way that was more personal and more direct than he had available at many of the standard industry events.

So when the inaugural Splash! event was held last year, he was among the 700 plus attendees able to experience a one of a kind car wash event.

"I enjoyed the 1-on-1 opportunities you were able to get and just being able to carry on a more in-depth conversation than you can at some of the shows," he said. "You could carry on a conversation for 15 minutes or more."

Join us in New Orleans Oct. 24-25!

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ICA offers year-round event opportunities, both large and small, to bring the car wash community together.

If you're interested in connecting with the great outdoors and your car wash community at one of North America’s premier sporting lodges, you need to be at The Sporting Retreat.
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Industry News
Technology has turned your car into an entertainment center and office. One day, your car also could become your bank. Why? Imagine paying for a fill-up from the comfort of a warm car on a cold night instead of having to fumble with a credit card at the gas pump. Or for parking without having to roll down the window to pay an attendant or credit-card reader. 
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Source: Forbes
When it comes to leading-edge technology, one of the world’s smallest, and one of the world’s biggest automakers don’t share the same opinion. Tesla thinks technology should allow cars to drive from San Francisco to Manhattan, all by themselves. Toyota thinks that technology should stop cars from killing people.
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Source: Bloomberg
Apple Inc. is leasing a small fleet of cars from Hertz Global Holdings Inc. to test self-driving technology, an agreement that echoes a larger deal between competitors Alphabet Inc. and Avis Budget Group Inc. Hertz shares soared the most in almost two years.
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Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
Officials gathered June 23 to mark construction of the Rockstop Gas and Wash, a new Hard Rock branded and first of its kind, state-of-the-art gas service station and car wash. Construction began in May on the $3 million facility that is slated to open in mid-October. 
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Next to a person’s home, his ride is usually the second-biggest investment in his life. Whether it’s a car, truck, RV or anything that travels on wheels, along with boats, the Detail King is dedicated to making that ride shine.
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Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc. Ascentium Capital , LLC
Leadership
 
   
To do or not to do? To try or not to try? Most people will vote no, whether they consider themselves brave or not. Uncertainty and the prospect of failure can be very scary noises in the shadows, and most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty. For years, I set goals, made resolutions to change direction — nothing came of either. I was just as insecure and scared as the rest of the world. 
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Source: Inc.
How can one person know how to build rockets, design solar panels and create self-driving cars? If you believe Musk, it's because he reads a lot of books. Here are 11 works that the Tesla and SpaceX CEO recommends.
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Chia Ma Car Wash System Goff's Enterprises
Marketing
 
   
Twitter just unveiled its latest redesign with a new interface, which is mostly cosmetic. The company is refreshing the brand as it looks to increase its user base by, "making it feel lighter, faster and easier to use." As Grace Kim, vice president of user research and design at Twitter, pointed out on the company blog, the changes were made after feedback from users. Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter specifically asked for this in 2016.
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Source: Forbes
Marketing your business can be tough, and it helps to have excellent resources to keep you up-to-date and effective. This list covers 31 of my favorite guides, checklists and cheat sheets that cover the basics of marketing: everything from SEO, to email marketing, to social media, to blogging. Add your favorite cheat sheets in the comments at the end of the post! 
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Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC Diamond Shine Car Care
Supplier News
 
   
Source: PR Newswire, via DRB Systems
DRB Systems is pleased to announce the company has issued its 7 Millionth FastPass® tag to a Chicagoland Wash U Carwash guest, Dick Portillo. "Wash U Carwash is proud to be on the cutting edge of environmental sustainability in the industry, utilizing less fresh water, superior reclamation and significantly reduced energy amounts while providing an awesome clean for our customers," said Michael Timmer, Wash Operations, Wash U Carwash. 
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