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Historic lot in Coalville, Utah proves perfect compliment to owner's commitment to community. The result is a car wash that pays tribute to the area's history while providing a great experience for the local community.

 

Visit https://www.carwash.org/car-wash-magazine/feature-stories/feature/vacant-lot-full-of-history-makes-for-successful-car-wash to view the full article online.

 
A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
Industry News
Source: Extreme Tech
The year 2019 is when automakers go into overdrive on EVs, plug-ins, and hybrids. Will they sell more alternative-fuel cars? Maybe, maybe not. Here are five trends that shape cars, SUVs, and driving in 2019 and then into the second decade of the 2000s.

Visit https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/282958-what-to-expect-from-cars-and-car-tech-in-2019 to view the full article online.

 
Source: The Alliance Review

DRB Systems founder Ken Brott is not bragging when he says he has made “more money than this humble farm boy would’ve ever guessed would happen.” Instead, he is explaining what inspired him to major and ongoing charitable giving this year through the Stark Community Foundation.

Visit https://www.the-review.com/news/20181224/car-wash-windfall-inspires-ken-brott-to-give-back to view the full article online.

 
Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
 
   
Flying Ace Express Car Wash announced the donation of $1,000 to Greater Dayton’s For the Love of Children, Inc. (FLOC) and $500 to the Dayton Children’s Hospital. The monetary donations were collected on behalf of Flying Ace Express and its customers during two recent donation campaigns.

Visit https://www.carwash.org/car-wash-magazine/car-wash-news/news/2019/01/02/flying-ace-express-contributes-$1-500-to-local-community to view the full article online.

 
Source: Jalopnik

If we are headed for another economic downturn, it’s more important than ever to keep your car in peak condition. The best defense against auto degradation, especially rust, is washing your car often when the roads are salted.

Visit https://jalopnik.com/how-often-you-should-really-wash-road-salt-off-your-car-1831398962 to view the full article online.

 
Ascentium Capital , LLC
Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
Leadership
 
   
Source: Fast Company

As some CEOs look ahead to the new year — and look back on 2018 — they take stock of where their business is going and what hurdles they might face in the coming year.  Here, a number of CEOs across various industries share what they perceive as their biggest business challenge in 2019.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/90282978/9-ceos-predict-what-will-be-their-biggest-business-challenges-in-2019 to view the full article online.

 
Source: Harvard Business Review
Rather than letting disagreement simmer beneath the surface of your leadership team, make it crystal clear where your team agrees, and where it doesn’t. 

Visit https://hbr.org/2019/01/a-simple-way-to-get-your-leadership-team-aligned-on-strategy to view the full article online.

 
Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC
WEG Electric Corp.
Marketing
 
   
Source: All Business
The question today is no longer whether you have a loyalty program — it’s whether you are maximizing its potential to meet your business goals. A loyalty program should be more than a box to check: Your loyal customers need to derive value from it and truly feel special. 

Visit https://www.allbusiness.com/customer-loyalty-program-mistakes-119042-1.html to view the full article online.

 
Source: Entrepreneur

Video is huge. This isn’t news, but it can be hard to grapple with how big it is becoming — and how important. The most successful brands will be those that take advantage of video in every stage of the marketing funnel before it gets so widespread that no one notices it anymore.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/324061 to view the full article online.

 
Hydra-Flex Inc.
OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions (PDQ & Belanger)
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