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In This Issue July 18, 2018  
ICA News  Industry News  Leadership  Marketing 
 
A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
ICA News
 
   
Drive just about anywhere in the United States and you’ll quickly see just how many people like to personalize their vehicles. Wreaths, antlers, headlight eyelashes, light-up rims, sticker collections, fender flames — they’re all examples of common sightings on American roads these days, but one particular kind of bling has long been a popular way to give a car personality and attract eyeballs: vanity license plates.

We took a look at a few surveys, industry lists and other data sources to learn more about these trendy pieces of bumper bling, and it turns out you can tell a lot about a person based on those little metal rectangles. Here are a few "FASTFAX."
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The Nominating Committee of International Carwash Association is now seeking recommendations for the positions of Operator Director and Vendor Director for a three-year term to begin Jan. 1, 2019.

The Board of Directors is comprised of 16 car wash professionals (view the current list of board members by clicking here). The Board of Directors, which meets regularly throughout the year, sets the strategic direction for International Carwash Association. For more information on the role of a Director, please click here

If you would like to be considered for a position on the Board of Directors, please fill out an application here.
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Industry News
 
   
After a fire destroyed their business on November 27th, 2018, Sudsy’s Car Wash plans to hold a Grand Re-Opening on Friday, August 3rd & Saturday, August 4th. While the festivities will include free food and refreshments, appearances by the seven-foot Sudsy Duck mascot, plus balloons, and giveaways, the real headliner is Spring Hill’s first responders.
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Source: Citizen Tribune
Ultimate Shine Car Wash has announced that it will open its 10th location in Bristol, Va., later this month. In conjunction with opening the new location, Ultimate Shine is also updating its existing nine locations with industry-leading technology that provides customers with a cleaner and dryer vehicle, and releasing a modernized and simplified brand.
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Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
Source: Tribune Star
Crew Carwash is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley (Ind.) for its ninth annual Crew for Kids fundraiser, July 28 Terre Haute. As part of the fundraiser, Crew will donate 50 percent of all Works and Ultimate washes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley. 
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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
A growing U.S. car wash franchise is expanding into metro Atlanta, Ga. Michigan-based Tommy Car Wash is planning one of its first locations in Lawrenceville.
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Ascentium Capital , LLC Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
Source: Chicago Tribune
A new waterless car wash has been approved by the Morton Grove (Ill.) Village Board to begin operations. The car wash, "Wax On Wax Off", will not be open to the public but only to customers through area car dealerships. 
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Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC WEG Electric Corp.
Leadership
 
   
Source: Harvard Business Review
When leaders look like they are just applying "motivational technique" they read about, it looks like they are just checking off the "I motivated someone today" box. Motivation is not something you do to people. People must ultimately choose to be motivated.
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Source: Chief Executive
Today's younger generations look for meaning in everything they do and to them, if there is no meaning, then there is no passion, and with no passion, they burn out or simply leave the workforce to find new ways to live. So how do you lead people who are not motivated by salary or fear of losing their job?
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Hydra-Flex Inc. PDQ Manufacturing
Marketing
 
   
Source: Inc.
When goals are getting bigger and budgets are getting smaller, these free tools can be a marketer's new best friends.
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Source: Entrepreneur
Company culture components like atmosphere and work-life balance are key to both attracting and retaining talent. As personnel and brand become increasingly intertwined, marketing teams are taking more ownership over culture optimization initiatives and the public-facing messaging surrounding them.
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