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Check out this video spotlight of ICA WaterSavers Member Prime Shine Car Wash in California. Prime Shine was founded in 1991 by Evan Porges and is an active water conservation steward in its community.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/video-pages/ica-member-spotlight-prime-shine-car-wash to view the full article online.

 
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ABC 23
Before "drought" became a topic of everyday conversation in California, Cruz Thru Express Car Wash was already on the cutting edge of water recycling technology when they opened their first location in 2002. Today, Cruz Thru announced the completion of a new $500,000 project to update the water reclamation systems in all nine of their Southern California locations.

Visit http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/bakersfield-car-wash-chain-invests-500000-in-water-conservation to view the full article online.

 
 
   
On Saturday, June 27 the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF)- Denver Group was able to raise nearly $1,000 at their car wash fundraiser hosted by Kwik Car Wash. Fifty percent of car wash sales from both Parker and Littleton Kwik Car Wash locations were donated to the group. Volunteers were on-site serving a free BBQ lunch and offering fly-casting demonstrations.

Visit http://carwash.org/news-landing/2015/06/30/car-wash-fundraiser-raises-nearly-$1-000-for-colorado-veterans to view the full article online.

 
 
   
The Star Democrat
The Car Pool, a new car wash service owned and operated by Dan, Nick, Zack and Kristi Bridges of Easton, opened April 10 on U.S. Route 50 in Easton, MD.

Visit http://www.stardem.com/business/article_6513adfe-5cc9-55f7-b85e-b5f5eefcff7f.html to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Leigh Valley Business
When Martin Kuhns lost his job to layoffs in 1991, he began to work for his longtime friends—John and Carol Kuhns—at Kuhnsville Car Wash LLC in Upper Macungie Township. Nearly a quarter-century later and because of the time, energy and caring the couple invested in the company and its employees, he said, 71-year-old Martin Kuhns remains at the car wash.

Visit http://www.lvb.com/article/20150629/LVB01/306259997/for-25plus-years-kuhnsville-car-wash-keeps-it-moving to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Idaho Statesman
One of the world’s longest and possibly largest car washes, Rocket Express, is slated to open in Boise in December.

Visit http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/06/26/3870955/rocket-express-car-wash-to-open.html to view the full article online.

 
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MarketWatch
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, established a number of so-called market reform restrictions on employer-provided group health plans, starting with plan years beginning in 2014. These restrictions generally apply to all employer-provided group health plans—including those furnished by small employers with fewer than 50 workers.

Visit http://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-changes-to-obamacare-could-mean-for-small-business-taxes-2015-06-16 to view the full article online.

 
The Telegraph
Sole traders and small companies can cut tax liabilities by millions of pounds a year by claiming legitimate expenses, says accountancy firm.

Visit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11704542/Small-businesses-failing-to-reduce-tax-bill-says-poll.html to view the full article online.

 
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Small Business Computing
Local small businesses can no longer bank on a conveniently situated storefront in these competitive times. They have to engage with consumers online, something not every entrepreneur is accustomed to doing, much less prioritizing.

Visit http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/News/Marketing/encourage-customer-reviews-for-small-businesses-success.html to view the full article online.

 
Small Business Trends
Will machines be handling all aspects of customer service for small businesses in the future of the customer service industry?

Visit http://smallbiztrends.com/2015/06/future-of-the-customer-service-industry-small-business.html to view the full article online.

 
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