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Armed with these 25 little known facts about Thanksgiving, you'll be ready to spread a wealth of knowledge this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!

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During Flagstop Car Wash's Grand Opening of their most recently opened location, they provided free car washes to the public as well as a cookout to raise money for Christmas Mother, a local organization that raises money for families in need during the holiday season.

Visit http://carwash.org/news-landing/2014/11/18/flagstop-car-wash-makes-local-christmas-mother-contribution to view the full article online.

 
WKRC Cincinnati
The folks at the car wash on Madison Avenue near the Red Bank expressway get an early start. They're already pushing cars through at 8:30 in the morning.

If you're familiar with this facility, you may know it as Rainbow Car Wash. But now, it has a new name and a place in automotive history. This is the first ever AAA branded car wash.

Visit http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/aaa-car-wash-open-business-madisonville-20995.shtml to view the full article online.

 
Visalia Times-Delta
A Southern California man is buying a northeast Tulare car wash and giving it a $700,000 makeover. Sam Siam, who lives in Ventura County, said construction to transform the car wash into a Waterdrops Express car wash will start Dec. 15. The plan calls for removing the café and installing 27 covered vacuum stalls and four pay stations.

Visit http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/local/2014/11/25/tulare-car-wash-change-ownership-appearance/70078236/ to view the full article online.

 
NBC Montana
A Kalispell, Montana, car wash is giving back this season in a unique way. The Auto Mutt Dog & Car Wash on Highway 2 will be donating $4 from every automatic car wash to the Salvation Army of Kalispell.

Visit http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/kalispell-car-wash-gives-back-for-the-holidays/29909202 to view the full article online.

 
JBS Industries
A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
Leadership
 
   
The Globe and Mail
"We see it as a shifting trend (young people buying franchises)," says Mississauga franchise consultant Gary Prenevost, who helps to match franchisees with franchises. "After four years of university, people are graduating with MBAs, expecting to ‘pick and choose’ [their jobs] and they’re shocked to see the limited number of options out there."

Visit http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-managing/leadership/young-entrepreneurs-see-big-opportunities-in-franchising/article21398836/ to view the full article online.

 
Entrepreneur
Now is the time where managers and supervisors are encouraged, even bombarded, with suggestions of how to communicate appreciation to employees during the Thanksgiving holiday season. So it begins to feel less like a choice and more like a requirement for managers to give thanks.

As a result, some clueless managers try out activities that won’t be received well. So here are things to avoid followed by the best way to approach thanking employees.

Visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240120 to view the full article online.

 
Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
Clean World Distribution
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Inc.
Any small business, no matter how successful, can give back. All it takes is a dash of effort and a dollop of creativity.

And while getting a return on your "doing good" investment is not the goal, your business will definitely benefit from the exposure and goodwill generated by acts of kindness. Here are six tips for giving back.

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Small Business Trends
Groupon seems to be taking a page from the Yelp playbook introducing Groupon Pages. The new feature is another effort by the company to move away from its online coupon origins by providing more comprehensive services to small businesses.

Visit http://smallbiztrends.com/2014/10/groupon-pages.html to view the full article online.

 
Supplier News
 
   
PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the Access® AMTT N Series Entry Station Retrofit Kit.

Visit http://carwash.org/news-landing/2014/11/24/pdq-manufacturing-inc.-creates-access-amtt-n-series-retrofit-kit-as-direct-replacement-for-ryko-units to view the full article online.

 
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