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In This Issue August 9, 2017  
ICA News  Industry News  Leadership  Marketing 
 
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ICA News
 
   
Congratulations to Kadelyn Burgess, a Crew Carwash employee and Tri-West High School student in Lizton, Ind. for her selection as this year's Larry Harrell Scholarship recipient. 

Burgess will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward her continued education. She was selected to receive the scholarship due to her high school academic performance, school honors and her community involvement.


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Splash! needs your vote

More than 50 ideas have been submitted already for our 15-minute Wash Talks at Splash! in New Orleans. Make sure you're voting for your favorites by clicking here and getting your friends to vote by Aug. 16.

Splash! will be held on Oct. 24-25 with Wash Talks taking place all day on Oct. 25.
 
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Industry News
Source: Chief Executive
Self-driving consumer vehicles are still at least five years away. A fully autonomous personal transportation system in America is probably a generation away. But pursuing those far-off visions is reshaping careers, companies and entire industries in the here and now.
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Source: Exit Event
When Spiffy launched its first app in 2014, it took 35 finger taps to order a car wash from your mobile device. Today, it takes eight. As the mobile on-demand car wash operator announces a major expansion into Dallas this month, those numbers are significant. They represent the painstaking time and engineering required to build a technology-enabled service that can scale around the nation and eventually, the world.
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Source: TechCrunch
Cruise, the self-driving startup acquired by GM last year, is already operating a complete autonomous ride hailing service in San Francisco for its employees.
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Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
Source: WCVB
(video) Rick Frey needed to make his car wash stand out because it was being blocked by 10-foot corn stalks. His plan drew all sorts of unexpected response.
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Source: Daily Herald
U-Haul Company of Illinois, Inc. announced Splash Hand Car Wash has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Libertyville community. Libertyville's Splash Hand Car Wash will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes. 
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Source: KIWA Radio
You may have noticed more paved area on the west end of the lot at Dave’s Auto Wash in Sheldon, Iowa, recently.  Dave Sheffield owns Dave’s Auto Wash, and he says his business is branching out.
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Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc. Ascentium Capital , LLC
Leadership
 
   
Source: Forbes
As an organization grows, you grow with it. The leadership behaviors, the way you communicated and made decisions that got you to where you are will no longer apply to get you to where you want to be. The competitive environment changes. Customer demand changes. The team around you changes. You change.
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Source: Entrepreneur
Hutch's Bea Fischel-Bock says you shouldn't be afraid to put something that seems unfinished into your customers hands. You never know what you'll discover.
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Marketing
 
   
Source: Inc.
There are a million and one Instagram marketing posts out there, and 99 percent of them offer the same solid, sensible advice. But what if you've mastered the basics -- you've nailed down your goals, started posting regularly, fine-tuned your profile, and begun tracking your progress -- and now you're looking to kick things up a notch?
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Source: Small Biz Trends
In order for your retail business to survive and thrive, you not only have to satisfy customers today, but constantly look ahead to tomorrow. According to A.T. Kearney’s Global Future Consumer study, which forecasts 10 years into the future, there are three critical things shoppers want from retailers. Can you deliver them? Here’s what you need to know.
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