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Each year on Nov. 11, car washes around the world join together to honor military personnel with free car washes. Last year, the program had participants in four countries and provided more than 234,000 car washes to veterans. Check out the link below for more details, or visit graceforvets.org.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/docs/default-source/graceforvets/grace-fliers-2016-flier.pdf to view the full article online.

 
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Source: Forbes

While fully self-driving cars still remain rooted in the future, a growing number of vehicles are offering semi-autonomous features that will, for example, self-park a car, help keep the vehicle centered within highway lane markers, and perhaps most importantly, automatically apply the brakes if necessary to help prevent both high- and low-speed collisions.

Visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2016/10/25/auto-braking-systems-are-being-confounded-by-car-washes/#46cf58f21450 to view the full article online.

 
 
   


The Bubble Bath Car Wash owner Larry Lopez always wanted to use solar power, but the price was never right... until now. Originally a dentist by training, Lopez and his son Nick Lopez successfully launched the car wash chain in 2005. Eleven years later, the family-owned business has four locations in San Antonio and Helotes with plans to add two more over the next few months. 

Visit http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2016/10/27/how-san-antonios-first-solar-powered-car-wash.html to view the full article online.

 

Source: Tulsa World

"As a former Tulsan and an artist, I have frequented many Tulsa car washes," said Tompkins, now a New York resident. "I had an epiphany one day about how gorgeous it is in the car wash as you roll along with all the colors and light splattering your windshield. So I started taking millions of photos of it and, sure enough, people love the photos and I have had them in several exhibitions and even on CBS News."

Visit http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/artsandentertainment/car-wash-art-former-tulsan-discovers-beauty-while-car-gets/article_a01e92b5-0c1e-544a-8da0-4813bc6f725b.html to view the full article online.

 
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If you’ve ever driven down Harvard Street and seen the ScrubaDub and wondered what a car wash was doing in Brookline? Wonder no more. It all started 50 years ago with a traveling salesman and a big idea. Marshall Paisner was on the West Coast on business, selling supermarket promotions, when he saw a new kind of car wash – modern with friendly staff. 

Visit http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/news/20161028/brookline-carwash-celebrates-50-years to view the full article online.

 
 
   

Source: TVTV

Splash and Dash Car Wash on the Old Steese Highway set a goal of raising $20,000 in support of the Breast Cancer Detection Center in Fairbanks. Throughout the month of October, the car wash has been taking $5 from the sale of every 'Lava Wash' and donating it to BCDC. And fittingly, the lava wash is pink. As of Saturday afternoon, the car wash had raised $17,000 towards its $20,000 goal. 

Visit http://www.tvtv.com/content/splash-and-dash-car-wash-nears-fundraising-goal-20000-breast-cancer-detection-center to view the full article online.

 
 
   


Boomerang Car Wash will give out free car washes from its new North State Line Avenue car wash starting Wednesday. "We will wash cars for free from Wednesday through Friday, possibly Saturday," said Ed Colvard, vice president of marketing, branding and development.

Visit http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texarkana/story/2016/oct/27/citys-newest-boomerang-offer-free-car-washes/646425/ to view the full article online.

 


The Commissioner of the township of New Georgia in Montserrado County, Lewis K. Wleh Sr., has donated a parcel of deeded land to Humble Youth International (HYI) Incorporated to construct a modern car wash. In response, HYI executive director Ibrahim S.A. Sankoh expressed gratitude to Commissioner Wleh and the people New Georgia for the land. Sankoh promised to use the land to construct a modern car wash, which is expected to be the first ever modern car wash in the country, for the benefit and employment of the youth in the community.

Visit http://www.liberianobserver.com/news/new-georgia-commissioner-donates-land-%E2%80%98carwash%E2%80%99 to view the full article online.

 
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Which is more important to your boss: to dominate people or to be liked by them? Most leaders can be divided into these main two camps, says a management professor, and there is a time and a place for both styles. "Dominant leaders mandate a vision," said Prof. Jon K. Maner of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Leaders whose main motivation is to be liked and admired – he calls these prestige leaders – "facilitate their group’s vision."

Visit http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/jobs/bossy-vs-buddy-two-leadership-styles-each-with-its-place.html?_r=0 to view the full article online.

 

Source: Forbes

Business as we know it is changing. But some business leaders aren’t convinced that it will affect them or their business. But the truth is, business is changing at a fundamental level. Some of the key leadership challenges of today include the advent of big data, data becoming a major business asset, AI taking over, platform businesses challenge traditional suppliers, the sharing economy, 3D printing, robots becoming more intelligent and more. 

Visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2016/11/01/20-mind-boggling-facts-every-business-leader-must-reflect-on-now/#18a2738c2216 to view the full article online.

 
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Twitter is a tough place to be for anyone; large brands are no exception. But in addition to the cynicism, they have to balance pleasing their customers and their shareholders – a fine line to walk when you’re trying to grow an account.

Visit http://sherpablog.marketingsherpa.com/b2c-marketing-2/charmin-organically-grown-twitter/?_ga=1.85965776.891099429.1478006152 to view the full article online.

 

Source: HubSpot

It’s been a year since Twitter polls became an option for users to engage, entertain and survey their social media audience. And just recently we’ve found ourselves asking, "Are there any brands out there that are really using Twitter Polls well?"

Visit http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/twitter-polls-brand-examples#sm.0000x63z3qht7ezjwpu2kq4xl29yn to view the full article online.

 
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Carolina Pride Carwash Systems and Solutions celebrated 50 years in the car wash industry with a grand opening luncheon at its new 90,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Timberlake, North Carolina. 



Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2016/10/28/fifty-years-young-growing to view the full article online.

 
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