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The dusty desert has always kept local car washes busy. Unlike the 30-plus minute waits of yesteryear, drive-thru systems can have customers on their way in as little as five minutes. The introduction of automated tunnels and self-serve operations has created a boon for the industry. 

Visit http://tucson.com/business/tucson/tucson-carwash-companies-find-success-with-automated-systems/article_c119956d-9d4a-5e74-b4ac-0f52f8ed08ce.html to view the full article online.

 
 
   


What started out as a headache has turned into a money-making machine for a South Austin entrepreneur. John Borek says he was just trying to have a little fun when he placed a few animatronic dinosaurs outside his home one Halloween. His neighbors, though, weren’t having it, so he moved them to a car wash he already owned.

Visit http://www.mystatesman.com/business/car-wash-owner-turns-dino-dilemma-into-business-success/ojRUaIcTNbNrWlueKv72pM/ to view the full article online.

 

Source: CNNMoney

To make America's roads safer, cars should constantly talk to each other over a wireless car-to-car network rather than just relying on drivers to see what others are doing. 

Visit http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/13/technology/nhtsa-vehicle-to-vehicle-communication-rule/ to view the full article online.

 

Source: USA TODAY

Will your next car talk to traffic lights? Are diesel engines on their last gasp? Have electric vehicles charged into the mainstream? Those are some of the questions new technologies and vehicles may answer in 2017. The auto industry’s present is starting to sound a lot like science fiction, thanks to technologies with names like V2X communications, smart infrastructure and e-axles.

Visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/12/12/six-hot-car-technology-trends-watch-2017/95323726/ to view the full article online.

 
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WLR Automotive Group, Inc. (WLR) launched The Auto Spa Express at 1615 East Churchville Road in Bel Air, Maryland, with its Grand Opening, on Thursday, December 8.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2016/12/14/the-bel-air-auto-spa-express-celebrates-ribbon-cutting-and-announces-grand-opening-with-ten-days-of-free-car-washes to view the full article online.

 
 
   

Mister Car Wash completed the acquisition of Downtowner Car Wash in St. Paul, growing its number of Minnesota locations to 18.  



Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2016/12/14/mister-car-wash-acquires-downtowner-car-wash to view the full article online.

 
 
   

Source: WSIL TV

A new car wash in Marion held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. This is the fifth location for Finish Line Car Wash, but the first one in Southern Illinois. The owners of the new car wash have been in business in Kentucky and Tennessee for 17 years. 

Visit http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33992593/new-car-wash-makes-big-splash-in-marion to view the full article online.

 
 
   

Source: Shelby Star

Royal Washes Car Wash is in the holiday spirit and wanting to spread the cheer by hosting a toy drive to benefit the students of Graham Elementary School. Sean Young, general manager at Royal Washes, said he and several others at the business decided they wanted to do something to help community students have a better Christmas. 

Visit http://www.shelbystar.com/news/20161209/local-car-wash-organizes-toy-drive-for-graham-students to view the full article online.

 


Beacon Car Wash, located at 675 E. Osage, is under new ownership and recently introduced a new pet washing station that is attracting a higher than average number of users. The car wash also has a free downloadable mobile app that allows customers to order car washes and pay with their mobile phone. 

Visit http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/pacific/beacon-car-wash-now-offers-pet-washing-station/article_37e8bcb2-bc8a-11e6-ac80-478ac0c85ec1.html to view the full article online.

 
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Source: Forbes

Many of 2016’s bestselling nonfiction books can set you up for success in 2017. From Adam Grant’s Originals to Megyn Kelly’s Settle For More, this year’s bestsellers offer effective lessons, tools and roadmaps by those who have achieved excellence as leaders, entrepreneurs and communicators.

Visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2016/12/11/10-leadership-lessons-from-2016s-bestselling-nonfiction-books/#1e5cb7713629 to view the full article online.

 

Source: Fast Company

At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, leaders from IBM, Saatchi & Saatchi, and more shared their thoughts on leadership and hiring.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/3066460/the-fast-company-innovation-festival/lessons-on-leadership-and-hiring-from-the-fast-company- to view the full article online.

 
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With fewer than two weeks left before Christmas (and Hanukkah, which starts on December 24 this year), brick-and-mortar retailers have a massive opportunity to capture last-minute holiday shoppers. There are plenty of them out there: Last year, more than 35 percent of consumers planned to wait until Christmas Eve to finish their shopping. 

Visit https://smallbiztrends.com/2016/12/attract-last-minute-holiday-shoppers.html to view the full article online.

 

Source: Entrepreneur

Many business owners focus on the acquisition stage of the sales funnel to the exclusion of retention. That’s because people often think of marketing as synonymous with acquisition – the act of attracting customers to your business. Keeping customers, or retention, should be equally if not more important than acquisition.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/286264 to view the full article online.

 
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