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Nearly 100 of the car wash industry’s high-performing and high-potential women and the people who support them gathered for the first ICA Women’s Leadership Experience, held Nov. 14-15 in Chicago.


“It was amazing to see women come together and share our experiences in a judgement free space,” said Lacey Curry, Car Wash Leader for Royal Farms Car Wash. “I can't wait until next year.”

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The brightest minds in the car wash supplier community are coming together for a little fun, and a lot of learning as they look at ways to find opportunities in disruption. 
If you're an owner or c-level executive for a car wash supplier company, you won't want to miss this unique opportunity to learn from a proven business accelerator.
Come join members of the car wash supplier community at the Supplier Summit Dec. 4 - 5 in Nashville.

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Whether you're a first time exhibitor or a seasoned veteran, you've got questions about The Car Wash Show 2019 in Nashville.
This one-day session on Dec. 4 at The Music City Center in Nashville will answer your most vexing questions and set you up for success as you prepare to make the most of your exhibit experience.
We'll dive in to lead retrieval, talk about your install/dismantle needs, and we'll provide tips and best practices for your pre-show marketing efforts to maximize your return.


PLUS! Earn a priority point for 2020 Booth Selection when you attend.

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The Southwest Car Wash Association announced today that Dana Perino will be the 2019 keynote speaker for the EXPERIENCE SCWA 2019 Annual Convention & Car Wash EXPO.

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BlackBerry appears to be one of those ‘never say die’ companies. It has managed to stay above the water despite several setbacks after having once dominated the mobile phone market.

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Brown Bear Car Wash has donated $25,836 to Puget Sound Honor Flight, supporting the organization’s mission of transporting Western Washington veterans to visit military memorials in Washington, D.C.

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Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
Mike's Carwash hosted its third annual 'A Wash With Thanks' fundraiser on Sunday, November 11 resulting in a donation of $14,356 to Project Hero.

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Source: TC Times

Doug James built the original Linden Car Wash 40 years ago for self-serve customers who paid a quarter each to scrub their cars. His sons, Steve and Kevin, bought Linden Car Wash 12 years ago, and just recently expanded, remodeled and updated the facility.

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Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
Source: Inc

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates called General Stanley McChrystal "perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I had ever met." Commanding troops in Iraq and later in Afghanistan, he built an unparalleled reputation for both getting results and earning unusual respect and loyalty from those who served under him.

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Source: Entrepreneur

According to an infographic by Business Backer, 93 percent of employees feel that trust in their boss is essential to being satisfied at work. Employees who aren’t satisfied might be tempted to work with less excitement, to miss work or cause problems within the workplace.

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Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC
WEG Electric Corp.

Chances are, you already have some kind of content marketing or social media strategy for your business. But how much of an impact are your posts actually making? Here, see what members of the online small business community have done to take their own social and content marketing to the next level.

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Source: Crowdspring

The holidays are here. And, if you don’t have your holiday marketing strategy ironed out, you’re already behind. Way behind.

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Hydra-Flex Inc.
PDQ Manufacturing
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