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Ford Motor Company recently announced plans to develop a "smart city" based on data collected from autonomous vehicles, connected infrastructure and ride/bike sharing programs. Granted, the company doesn’t have a presence in all of those spaces just yet, but it has said it’s ready to put dollars and resources behind the venture. 




But why?

Visit http://www.carwash.org/blog-landing/ica-car-wash-blog/2016/11/30/ford-dives-into-city-of-the-future-what-does-that-mean to view the full article online.

 
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For an unusual restaurant experience, look no further than Elegance Car Wash & Cafe, where you can have both your car washed, tuck into a traditional woodfired pizza, and wash it down with a beer or a wine. You can also get driven home in a Chrysler stretch limousine — free of charge.

Visit http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/penrith-press/its-a-car-washcafe-by-day-and-a-licensed-woodfired-pizza-restaurant-with-free-limo-service-at-night/news-story/b83559e4e8b4e832fde719fce92c44f4 to view the full article online.

 


Closing in on a year since they were assaulted and robbed in their own home, the owners of Tom & Jerry’s Car Wash in Westbrook want to give back to the community that supported them and their business following the ordeal.

Visit http://news.keepmecurrent.com/victims-of-assault-give-thanks-give-back/ to view the full article online.

 

Source: Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG, BMW AG and Ford Motor Co. plan to set up a European network for speedy charging of electric-car batteries as the auto manufacturers seek to overcome customer resistance to the vehicles.

Visit http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-29/vw-bmw-ford-to-set-up-charging-network-to-spur-e-car-demand to view the full article online.

 


For most people, nothing is quite like buying a brand-new, shiny vehicle. Unless, that is, it’s a brand-new dull one. A dull, flat matte finish for cars is increasingly coming into vogue, shaking up the expectation for how a new car should look. What started as a fad among celebrities has trickled down to the well-heeled public, with people ready and willing to pay as much as thousands more for a car that, to an untrained eye, may appear as if it needs waxing.

Visit http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/24/business/dull-car-finish-now-shines.html?_r=0 to view the full article online.

 
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Source: Sun Sentinel

Rising Tide Car Wash, a business that employs adults with autism, broke ground recently on a second location, at 2970 N. State Road 7 in Margate. Entrepreneur John D'Eri opened the first store at 7201 N. State Road 7 in Parkland in 2013. His son, Andrew, 26, was diagnosed with autism when he was 3. 

Visit http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/realestate/sfl-car-wash-breaks-ground-on-second-location-20161123-story.html to view the full article online.

 


For decades, downtown Charleston was home to the aptly named Center O Town Car Wash at 224 Kanawha Blvd. E. Center O Town Car Wash serviced West Virginians for years, staying open longer than most car wash owners could imagine. But when Scott Hutchison, of Huntington, saw the property last year, it was in anything but pristine condition.

Visit http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-business/20161126/new-owner-gives-charleston-car-wash-an-upgrade to view the full article online.

 

Source: KOTA TV

Warm weather after snow means dirty cars. Dozens of people are taking advantage of the nice weather this weekend by taking their car to the car wash. Employees at Parkway Car Wash says it always gets busier when the weather is warm or right after a snow, to get debris, mud, dust and sometimes even salt off their cars.

Visit http://www.kotatv.com/content/news/Warm-weather-brings-motorists-to-the-car-wash--403302136.html to view the full article online.

 
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Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
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Source: Inc.

If you had a superpower, what would it be? I'm sure that some of you would answer super-strength, you could fly, or maybe even invisibility. But if you're like most of us, realistically, I think we would all enjoy the ability to master time.

Visit http://www.inc.com/john-rampton/10-tips-to-master-your-time-as-a-business-owner.html to view the full article online.

 


We all know the stereotypes: Great CEOs are extroverted. They’re self-promoting. They’re risk takers. But are these stereotypes true? Which traits actually differentiate CEOs from other executives? And, most important, which attributes separate successful CEOs from other CEOs?

Visit https://hbr.org/2016/11/how-the-best-ceos-differ-from-average-ones to view the full article online.

 
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Source: Entrepreneur

There are seven secrets to add value in your job and in the world around you.  Any one of these ideas or concepts can be sufficient for you to become financially successful. When you begin to combine these ideas together, you’ll begin to move ahead more rapidly in your financial life than you ever have before.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/282961 to view the full article online.

 

Source: eMarketer

Social media is a key online marketing tool for small businesses. According to a recent poll, more than half of small business owners in the U.S. said social media is their primary digital marketing tactic, far more than those who cited websites or online advertisements.

Visit https://www.emarketer.com/Article/Most-Small-Businesses-Social-Top-Marketing-Tactic/1014777 to view the full article online.

 
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