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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! We are ONE WEEK AWAY from The Car Wash Show™ 2018. Are you ready?

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Car Wash Network SignBroadcasting live from The Car Wash Show, Car Wash Network is bringing you live action from the ICA Pavilion during The Show. Tune in on Facebook or

We'll be talking everything from unlimited wash clubs to industry growth.

We'll be live at the top of the hour during Trade Show hours.

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We're working on the Summer leadership issue of CAR WASH Magazine and would love to hear from you! We're writing articles on some of the following topics. If your company has an interesting perspective to share, please reach out and let us know! 

- Leadership development programs

- Succession planning for your business

- Leading a diverse workforce

- Industry consolidation

- Servant leadership

Email managing editor Jennifer Lipner at for consideration.

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A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
Industry News
Source: Automotive News
Although short of a trend, washing and detailing installations are gaining popularity among dealerships with large real estate footprints that can accommodate street traffic.

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Source: Bloomberg

The guessing game on Li Shufu’s intentions after buying the biggest stake in Daimler is up: Automakers must cooperate or risk being swallowed up. Li, who in February bought a 9.7 percent stake in Daimler AG to add to his ownership of Volvo Car Group, said traditional carmakers need to "wake up" to make the switch to a business model based more on sharing technology to generate acceptable returns in future.

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Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
Source: Community Impact

Keith Cunningham said he never imagined himself as a car wash owner. But after repeatedly hearing the business local residents most wanted was a car wash, in 1988 Cunningham opened shop. Thirty years later the Finish Line Car Wash remains a strong local business with more than 2.3 million cars washed.

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Diamond Shine Car Care
Source: Fast Company

When it comes to giving constructive feedback, there is a fine line between helpful and condescending. To avoid crossing that line, stay away from these phrases.

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Source: Inc.
Back in the spring of 1992, Steve Jobs was invited to speak to a group of students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. One key piece of advice in that lecture was this: Resist the urge to fix all your team's problems.

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Washcard Systems
Ascentium Capital , LLC
Source: Entrepreneur

In this era of 'fake news,' show customers who you really are: Stay true to yourself. Get personal. Expose your vulnerabilities.

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Source: Small Business Trends

Metrics, tracking, analytics ... these are terms and practices business professionals are probably all too familiar with — and for good reason! By measuring key sales metrics, business owners can more reliably predict sales performance and can keep sales-related costs in check.

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PDQ Manufacturing
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