Car Wash News

International Carwash Association™

ICA News
 
   
The news you’ve been waiting for all year for – or just 10 days, but hey, who’s counting – is finally here! Registration for The Car Wash Show™ 2018 is now open. Wipe your calendar April 26 – 28, and join 8,000+ fellow industry professionals in Las Vegas for the world’s largest car care convention and trade show.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/thecarwashshow/news-landing/2018/01/08/learn-grow-rinse-and-repeat-at-the-car-wash-show-2018 to view the full article online.

 
The Australian Carwash Association (ACWA) and International Carwash Association (ICA) have announced a new partnership to support their members and the growing global car wash market.ACWA’s biennial convention will rebrand as Car Wash Show Australia, joining with International Carwash Association’s existing trade shows The Car Wash Show® (U.S.) and Car Wash Show Europe™.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/car-wash-magazine/car-wash-news/news/2018/01/08/australian-car-wash-association-and-international-carwash-association-announce-new-partnership-launch-of-car-wash-show-australia?utm_source=CWNews&utm_medium=Email to view the full article online.

 
A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
Industry News
Source: Fast Company

Beginning on Jan. 1, an estimated 4.5 million U.S. workers in 18 states are benefitting from a series of minimum wage increases as the result of either new legislation, successful ballot measures, or inflation-related adjustments established by existing formulas.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/40512478/minimum-wage-increases-just-went-into-effect-for-these-18-states to view the full article online.

 
Source: New York Times
Last week, the nation's auto manufacturers reported a decline of about 1.8 percent in 2017 new vehicle sales, to 17.2 million cars and light trucks. This marks the end of seven straight years of growth in domestic new-vehicle sales. 

Visit https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/business/auto-sales.html to view the full article online.

 
Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
 
   
Mike's Carwash will reach a milestone this June, celebrating 70 years in the car wash industry. The company has grown from being Indiana's first automated carwash in 1948 to one of the largest exterior-only carwash chains in the nation.

Visit http://www.carwash.org/car-wash-magazine/car-wash-news/news/2018/01/10/industry-stalwart-to-celebrate-70-year-anniversary?utm_source=CWNews&utm_medium=Email to view the full article online.

 
Source: DL-Online

The Four Seasons Car Wash in Detroit Lakes, Minn., upgraded its wash this this fall, installing a premium car wash experience with a dual conveyor belt — the first-ever to be installed in the state.

Visit http://www.dl-online.com/business/small-business/4382419-conveyor-suds-four-seasons-car-wash-installs-minnesotas-first-ever to view the full article online.

 
InstaFinish
Diamond Shine Car Care
Leadership
 
   
Source: Forbes

For many leaders, emotional agility is an increasingly important trait in order to stay brilliant, no matter how turbulent the times and no matter what external changes are on the horizon.

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinecomaford/2018/01/06/6-brain-based-leadership-game-changers-for-2018-infographics/#36330f285ab5 to view the full article online.

 
Source: Entrepreneur
Traditionally, the traits of successful leaders include being strong, charismatic, enthusiastic and visionary. Yet the one important trait that is often overlooked in great leaders is modesty.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/306883 to view the full article online.

 
Washcard Systems
Ascentium Capital , LLC
Marketing
 
   
Source: Entrepreneur

Generally speaking, traditional branding is all about consistency, while modern branding is about authenticity combined with consistency. Not surprisingly, there continues to be discussion and debate about the benefits of these differing approaches.


Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/306780 to view the full article online.

 
Source: Small Business Trends

Introduced in 2011, Amazon Lockers address several of the company's delivery-related pain points. The lockers are now in more than 2,000 locations and over 50 cities in the U.S., at a variety of retail locations. While it isn't a sure win for every business, hosting the lockers can be a great opportunity for small businesses.

Visit https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/12/how-to-become-an-amazon-locker-host.html to view the full article online.

 
PDQ Manufacturing
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
International Carwash Association™
230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 603, Chicago, IL 60611 USA
info@carwash.org | www.carwash.org
ICA Logo