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Each day this week, one question related to The Car Wash Show will be posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages at 2 p.m. CST, and the answer will be hidden on www.TheCarWashShow.com. The first two people to submit all four correct answers will win!

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Mike's Carwash donated a check for $17,318.32 to the Marvin Lewis Community Fund after the final Bengals game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2017/01/12/mike-s-carwash-donates-$17.3k-to-the-marvin-lewis-community-fund to view the full article online.

 

Source: WDBJ7

While many drivers wait until a few days after a storm to clean their car, some are little impatient. "I came a couple of days ago, it was like 20 degrees and they were closed," said Ronald Marsh. "I actually came by here the first day it snowed and they were closed," said Pamela Shutters. So they're at the car wash on Tuesday, the first day Roanoke’s temperatures are above freezing since the weekend’s snow storm. 

Visit http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Why-so-many-people-rush-to-the-car-wash-after-a-snow-storm--410323375.html to view the full article online.

 

Source: TechCrunch

A startup that refuels your car wherever it’s parked, Yoshi Inc. has raised $2.1 million in a new round of venture funding to expand its gas delivery service into new towns, and to add different auto-related services to its menu. According to CEO and co-founder Nick Alexander, "Anything you usually need to get done at a gas station or auto shop, we want to bring to you at a price that’s competitive with what you’d get there."

Visit https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/12/yoshi-raises-2-1-million-to-fill-up-your-car-or-wash-it-anywhere/ to view the full article online.

 
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Source: EIN News

Quick Quack Car Wash, a Roseville, California based company, has announced the acquisition of Turbo Shine Car Wash. The newly acquired and remodeled car wash is located at 4331 Elverta Road in Antelope, Calif. Quick Quack will be giving away free car washes for 10 days to celebrate the grand re-opening from January 18 through January 27. 

Visit http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/361542021/quick-quack-car-wash-announces-acquisition-and-celebrates-grand-re-opening-with-ten-days-of-free-car-washes to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Flagstop Car Wash’s eight locations in central Virginia have been acquired by RVA Wash Holdings Inc as of January 1, 2017.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2017/01/12/flagstop-car-wash-s-eight-(8)-locations-acquired-by-management-team to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Mike's Carwash has officially opened their 10th location in Ohio, making it their 19th location in total throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The new store is located on Eastgate North Drive in Cincinnati.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2017/01/17/mike-s-carwash-opens-new-location-in-eastgate to view the full article online.

 


In the days following the Cape Region’s first heavy snowfall, the crew at the new Waves Car Wash on Savannah Road was put to the test. Owner Mike Anthenelli said his new car wash is designed to handle a busy workload by using an efficient setup that swiftly moves cars through quicker than his competitors. 

Visit http://www.capegazette.com/article/waves-car-wash-opens-lewes/123271 to view the full article online.

 
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Source: Fast Company

We all say "I’m sorry" too often — that much you already know. And, trust me, I’m right in that boat with you. I’m consciously aware of the fact that I’m a chronic over-apologizer. Sure, I’ve read the countless articles about apps that could help me and little tweaks that could stop me in my tracks before those two small words mindlessly fly out of my mouth.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/3067232/what-happened-when-i-stopped-saying-sorry-at-work-for-a-week to view the full article online.

 

Source: Forbes

At first glance, the queues for 2016’s hot-ticket holiday item, Snapchat Spectacles, might not have looked all that different from the round-the-block lines that formed for the Tickle Me Elmo craze of 20 years ago. But a closer inspection reveals how the simple act of shopping has been quietly transformed during that time.

Visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/harleyfinkelstein/2017/01/16/5-trends-that-will-change-the-way-you-shop-in-2017/#6e67c583387f to view the full article online.

 
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Source: CIO

While digital marketing is clearly the wave of the future, don’t start believing that print marketing is dead. For savvy companies, the key is to find opportunities to merge print and digital efforts for a cohesive brand experience.

Visit http://www.cio.com/article/3157773/marketing/3-ways-you-can-combine-print-and-digital-marketing-campaigns.html to view the full article online.

 


If we listen to conventional wisdom, businesses should be using TV, radio and online banner ads to attract new customers. But when it comes to local businesses, these channels simply aren’t as effective as turning to local marketing. Many local businesses are finding that hyperlocal advertising — in any media channel that is primarily focused on the needs and issues of the people in that immediate vicinity or community — are more effective than traditional mass-market ads.

Visit https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/01/hyperlocal-advertising.html to view the full article online.

 
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Growth and retention are some of the many reasons Ziebart climbed the charts to No. 167 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® list this year and No. 1 in the Automotive Appearance Service category. With over 400 locations in 33 countries and growing, Ziebart experienced record U.S. unit growth for 2016. They also awarded and opened a Thailand master franchise in 2016.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/news-landing/2017/01/13/ziebart-ranked-1-in-the-entrepreneur-franchise-500-automotive-appearance-service-category to view the full article online.

 
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