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Some of the best ideas come from getting away from your business and seeing something from a new perspective. This week-long trip through Germany, France and Switzerland will have you getting inspiration from car washes in each country, along with providing networking time for fellow car wash professionals.



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On May 25, Tommy Terrific’s Carwash presented a local high school student with a $5,000 scholarship for college tuition. Tommy Terrific’s is an express exterior car wash located at 5021 Ross Avenue in East Dallas. The "Live Terrific" scholarship, established this year, is available to seniors currently enrolled in nearby Woodrow Wilson High School.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2016/05/31/tommy-terrific-s-carwash-awards-$5-000-scholarship-to-local-high-school-senior to view the full article online.

 
 
   
On Saturday, May 21, 2016 the Chaparral High School Girl’s Soccer Team was able to raise $1,250 at their car wash fundraiser hosted by Kwik Car Wash. 

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2016/05/26/chaparral-girl-s-soccer-raises-$1-250-at-kwik-car-wash-fundraiser to view the full article online.

 
 
   


Imagine driving in your car when all of a sudden, your baby goes into a seizure for the first time and you're not sure where to turn. That's what happened Monday afternoon to a Wichita Falls mother. It was a normal Monday for Kaitlin Cantrell's family, until the unthinkable happened. Her baby started seizing in her car seat while they were driving down Southwest Parkway.

Visit http://www.texomashomepage.com/news/local-news/a-local-car-wash-helps-save-a-babys-life to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Valet Car Wash has opened their newest location in Chatham On. Consisting of a 120 foot Exterior Express Tunnel with a 3 bay Valvoline Express Care quick lube. 

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2016/05/31/valet-car-wash-opens-new-location-in-chatham-ontario to view the full article online.

 
Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
 
   
Mike’s Carwash has started construction on twoew locations opening in Fall 2016 in the Eastgate area of Cincinnati and at the corner of Veterans Pkwy & Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville, Indiana. These new sites will bring Mike’s Carwash to 19 locations in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2016/05/31/mikes-carwash-opening-2-new-locations-in-fall-2016 to view the full article online.

 
 
   


There are plans in the works for a $4.3 million high-tech car wash in Palm Coast owned by the same company that operates car washes in Ormond Beach, Port Orange and Mount Dora.

Visit http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20160527/NEWS/160529566/101024?Title=-4-3M-carwash-coming-to-Palm-Coast to view the full article online.

 
 
   


There is about to be more construction on Dale Avenue next to the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in southeast Roanoke. A conveyor car wash with a 90-foot tunnel is going to be built at that lot, according to Parkside Commons manager Jonathan Yates. Parkside is the name of the development in the lot next to the Wal-Mart, which has been in the works since the grocer anchored there more than a year ago.


Visit http://www.roanoke.com/business/columns_and_blogs/blogs/storefront/new-car-wash-development-coming-to-southeast-roanoke/article_6c69a510-3ade-5541-a171-6b1dc83dcc70.html to view the full article online.

 

Source: Slate

The point of a car wash is to make your car look shiny and clean, but there’s no reason that the space itself can’t be stylish too. Madrid-based architect Lina Toro revamped the interior of Burbucar, an established car wash on Costa Rica Street in Madrid that looks like a set for a Pedro Almodóvar movie.

Visit http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/05/26/lina_toro_redesigns_burbucar_a_modern_stylish_car_wash_in_madrid.html to view the full article online.

 
PDQ Manufacturing
Commercial Plus, LLC
Leadership
 
   

Source: Forbes

Leadership and influence are related (and even sometimes used interchangeably), but they’re not one and the same. If your goal is to become a leader and an influencer, understanding the difference is crucial.

Visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2016/05/31/12-experts-discuss-the-difference-between-leadership-and-influence/#3ce2851f7c24 to view the full article online.

 

Source: Inc.com

Aaron Hicklin of the excellent website One Grand Books recently asked Bill Gates what books he want if marooned on a desert island. Gates didn't fully accept the premise, but did provide a list of books that he's reading, which would therefore be with him, de-facto, were he suddenly marooned. 

Visit http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-books-bill-gates-wants-you-to-read-this-summer.html to view the full article online.

 
Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
Ascentium Capital , LLC
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Ever since the idea of strategy came to the business world in the early 1960s, the goal of differentiation has been paramount. Customers choose the company that gives them value that other companies can’t match. A company that can show it is different from other companies, in a way that is relevant to customers, gains a major competitive advantage.


Visit https://hbr.org/2016/05/your-whole-company-needs-to-be-distinctive-not-just-your-product to view the full article online.

 

Source: Entrepreneur

When it comes to marketing content to local customers, you have to take a unique approach - the tactics that work for big businesses aren’t going to resonate with the target audience in your town. So what do you need to do differently? Here, I’ll discuss a new approach for marketing content to local customers.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/275838 to view the full article online.

 
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