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The newest issue of CAR WASH Magazine is mailing this week, and it's our largest issue yet, chock full of the content you love.



Catch an early look at the issue headed to your mailboxes by reading the digital edition now.  

Visit http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/ICWQ/ICWQ0116/index.php to view the full article online.

 
Congratulations to Jordan Allen, a Delta Sonic employee and Hilton High School student in Rochester, NY, for her selection as this year's Larry Harrell Scholarship recipient.



Allen 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, community involvement and strong essay on the importance of hard work and kindness. 

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2016/04/13/ica-awards-$1-000-larry-harrell-scholarship to view the full article online.

 
Industry News
 
   

Source: Fox40
Quick Quack Car Wash is celebrating their 10th area location with 10 days of free washes from April 6-15. Quick Quack prides themselves on being environmental friendly. 

Visit http://fox40.com/2016/04/07/quick-quack-car-wash-celebrates-new-location/ to view the full article online.

 
 
   

Turns out Green Lantern Car Wash won't have three Wichita locations - at least not right away. Salina-based Green Lantern plans to close on June 7 its 535 S. Greenwich Road site. The company is opening a site at 3323 N. Rock Road in its place. 

Visit http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/blog/2016/04/green-lantern-to-close-s-greenwich-location-with.html to view the full article online.

 
 
   

Employee Brian Cab cleans and protects a tire on a pickup truck as other employees dry vehicles at Main Street Car Wash on Thursday. Main St. Car Wash is closing on April 10, for a 6-month, $3M remodel after being purchased for $1.4 million in October by Breeze Thru.

Visit http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-business/ci_29738876/longmonts-main-street-car-wash-closing-3m-remodel to view the full article online.

 
 
   

The distribution arm of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC Distribution, on Tuesday announced the opening of the new Al Manara service station near Mazyad Mall in Mohammed Bin Zayed city, Abu Dhabi. The new station is equipped with three Islands that include nine dispensers, six of which are allocated for fuel and diesel and another three for natural gas vehicles (NGV).

Visit http://www.arabianoilandgas.com/article-15567-adnoc-opens-new-service-station-in-abu-dhabi/ to view the full article online.

 
 
   

When I bought my very first new car, a little Mazda 323, I was thrilled with the gas mileage. I celebrated it by putting a bumper sticker on it that read "Earth Day Every Day." When did I begin taking that for granted? I am a huge recycler. There are paper bags strategically placed throughout my house to make it easy for everyone to recycle everything from junk mail to empty toilet paper rolls.

Visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-mckenna/13-ways-to-make-earth-day_b_9625700.html to view the full article online.

 

Source: Wkbn
They committed a crime, went to jail and paid their debt to society. But what happens after a "con" gets out and wants to restart their life? One local business is doing their part to help. Kings and Queens Car Wash prides themselves on quality work, and quality workers. "They're excited," said Cecilia Scott, co-owner of Kings and Queens.

Visit http://wkbn.com/2016/04/06/georgia-car-wash-giving-parolees-a-clean-start/ to view the full article online.

 
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Leadership
 
   
Source: Entrepreneur
The pair just needed a business idea. Their research took them to Florida, where they gave themselves a crash course in the car-wash trade and -- with the help of a corporate disability consultant and team of autistic workers they hired -- spent a summer at a borrowed car wash ironing out a viable set of work processes.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/270801 to view the full article online.

 
 
   

Source: Forbes
If managers fundamentally view their role as maintaining control rather than building rapport, that's an Old School paradigm. If you want engaged employees who will "go the extra mile" as opposed to "through the motions," you need a foundation of relationships.

Visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2016/04/12/management-tip-relationships-matter-why-wouldnt-they/ to view the full article online.

 
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Marketing
 
   

Source: Brandwatch
The stats don't lie: 2015 was a bumper year for social media, and as we move into the summer months it isn't showing signs of slowing down any time soon. But while Twitter and Facebook remain at the forefront of the social marketing revolution, they aren't the only platforms worthy of your time.

Visit https://www.brandwatch.com/2016/04/5-social-media-platforms-marketers-watch-2016/ to view the full article online.

 

When most people think of email marketing, they think of unwanted and irritating spam messages to be deleted. What most don't realize is that there's a right and wrong approach to email marketing; the right approach will make it into a very effective promotional tool. 

Visit http://www.business2community.com/email-marketing/email-marketing-great-way-gain-clients-01505371 to view the full article online.

 
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Supplier News
 
   
Ziebart International Corporation, the global leader in detailing, films and protection services announces a national partnership with Journey 4 A Cure (J4AC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding ways to fund childhood cancer research, increase awareness about the realities of childhood cancer, and enhance the lives of children battling cancer. 

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2016/04/13/supplier-news-ziebart-international-corporation-takes-on-the-fight-against-childhood-cancer-partners-with-journey-4-a-cure to view the full article online.

 
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