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Starting at 10 a.m. PT today, September 28, register yourself and bring an employee or colleague and it's only $49 for both of you*! But don't wait—this sale ends tomorrow, September 29, at 9:59 a.m. PT!

International Carwash Association™ and Western Carwash Association have teamed up to bring you an effective new way to:

NETWORK. Will your best friends and competitors be there? See who's going!

LEARN. But do it in a fun, high-energy atmosphere. Check out our Wash Talk topics.

Who's who? Check out our list of sponsors.

EAT. It's not a party without food! F&B will be available throughout the event.

ENJOY. Who said you can't mix work with pleasure? This is YOUR event.

Plus, you'll get the special event rate of $139/night when you stay onsite at The Mirage—as long as you book by today, September 28.

Work hard, play hard—and now do both in one efficient, affordable trip to Las Vegas!

*Offer valid for new registrations only. You must register via a desktop site in order to receive the promotional discount.

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International Carwash Association is working on a new initiative to help represent the professional car wash industry to the automotive design, manufacturing and aftermarket segments. But, we want your feedback to help inform and guide our work. If you haven’t already, you can fill out the survey.

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David Begin, of Wild Blue Car Wash in Colorado, recently returned from ICA's new Management Seminar event in Europe and has taken quite a few things back for his business. Hear his take in this podcast. 

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Industry News

Source: Sun Sentinel

Since it launched more than three years ago in Parkland, Rising Tide Car Wash has made a name for itself by giving job opportunities to people with autism. Now the company's story is being shared in a big way — and perhaps with a cup of joe. Starbucks is highlighting the business in one of a series of new, feel-good videos titled, "Upstanders," available through the coffee chain's mobile app, website ( and YouTube account.

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California’s largest independently owned car wash company continues to grow. And with that success has come additional community recognition in the form of a prestigious business award.

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Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.

The owners of a large car wash have filed permits to build a new $600,000 facility across from MetraPark, and they plan to open next summer. Alberta, Canada-based Mint Smartwash will have a 200-foot exterior express mega tunnel, 26 free vacuum stations, free mat-washing stations and membership options for unlimited washes, said Chris Friesen, the company president.

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When ground was broken in January for Carolina Shores Car Wash in Leland, residents driving by cheered, according to owner Scott Baker. In late August, Baker generated more excitement when he offered four days of free car washes during the grand opening. More than 1,500 people showed up. Baker, a real estate investor, bought the 2-acre site in the Waterford commercial area adjacent to U.S. 17 last November.

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Just in time to wash all of the impending salt and slush off your vehicle, a new car wash is set to open along the Randall Road corridor this fall. Fuller's Car Wash should be open just south of the intersection of Randall Road and Bowes Road by mid- to late-November, owner Colin Fuller said.

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Diamond Shine Car Care

The world tends toward continuums. We order everything from temperature (cold to hot, with tepid in the middle) to wealth (poor to comfortable to rich). Continuity along a linear line, like the inexorable laws of hydrodynamics, helps to capture and comprehend the complexities of science and society, and offers the promise of progress and growth.

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Source: Entrepreneur

Motivating your employees day-in and day-out is no easy task. But, if you want to keep them engaged, productive and happy, then it’s a necessity if you want your business to thrive. Not only will your employees give you their all, they’ll also be more inclined to stay with you, which reduces the cost of hiring and training new employees.

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Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
Ascentium Capital , LLC

An obsession with customer joy combined with a focus on delivering memorable, personal experiences for consumers are the defining characteristics of the companies leading KPMG Nunwood’s 2016 UK Customer Experience Excellence top 100.

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Lead generation, thought leadership and brand awareness are the three cornerstones of content marketing (Source). A stereotypical success manual for content creation and marketing doesn’t exist. It wholeheartedly depends on the current problem and finding a way to mitigate it.

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Supplier News
In a move that combines two major technology and production companies in the fast-growing automated car wash industry, Akron-based DRB Systems announced it has officially joined forces with Unitec (Elkridge, Md.).

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