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The Australian Carwash Association (ACWA) and International Carwash Association (ICA) have announced a new partnership to support their members and the growing global car wash market.ACWA’s biennial convention will rebrand as Car Wash Show Australia, joining with International Carwash Association’s existing trade shows The Car Wash Show® (U.S.) and Car Wash Show Europe™.
Source: Fast Company
Beginning on Jan. 1, an estimated 4.5 million U.S. workers in 18 states are benefitting from a series of minimum wage increases as the result of either new legislation, successful ballot measures, or inflation-related adjustments established by existing formulas.
Last week, the nation's auto manufacturers reported a decline of about 1.8 percent in 2017 new vehicle sales, to 17.2 million cars and light trucks. This marks the end of seven straight years of growth in domestic new-vehicle sales.
Mike's Carwash will reach a milestone this June, celebrating 70 years in the car wash industry. The company has grown from being Indiana's first automated carwash in 1948 to one of the largest exterior-only carwash chains in the nation.
The Four Seasons Car Wash in Detroit Lakes, Minn., upgraded its wash this this fall, installing a premium car wash experience with a dual conveyor belt — the first-ever to be installed in the state.
At Notch Hand Car Wash in Lake City, S.C., owners Notch and Rodney Harris employ children who might not be on the straightest path in life. Their goal is to help them realize that there are better things in life than drugs, gangs and criminal activity. Although the kids assist with washing and detailing cars, they are also taught about earning and managing money, the importance of education and how to be gentlemen.
For many leaders, emotional agility is an increasingly important trait in order to stay brilliant, no matter how turbulent the times and no matter what external changes are on the horizon.
Generally speaking, traditional branding is all about consistency, while modern branding is about authenticity combined with consistency. Not surprisingly, there continues to be discussion and debate about the benefits of these differing approaches.
Source: Small Business Trends
Introduced in 2011, Amazon Lockers address several of the company's delivery-related pain points. The lockers are now in more than 2,000 locations and over 50 cities in the U.S., at a variety of retail locations. While it isn't a sure win for every business, hosting the lockers can be a great opportunity for small businesses.