Stories Archive

Up-and-Coming Leaders, Take a Bow

September 5, 2023
9 minute Read

2023 ICA Emerging Leaders Scholarship winners share what makes them stand out among their peers.

Every year, International Carwash...

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What Kind of Leader Are You?

August 29, 2023
3 minute Read

Learn how to be strategic and inspirational with your team by mastering multiple leadership styles you can learn a lot about washing cars...

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Challenging the Impossible

July 28, 2023
5 minute Read

Leadership is a practice, not a position.

By Shaneen Calvo, Editor, CAR WASH Magazine

Kacy Erdelyi, VP of marketing at Spark Car Wash, was...

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Tapping Tech to Bolster Sustainability

July 14, 2023
7 minute Read

Advances in technology are enabling more productive and accountable sustainability practices.

By Lindsey Quick

Water preservation and...

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Safety Steps: One Tech at a Time

July 10, 2023
8 minute Read

Technology is opening the door for innovative safety practices and products at car washes.

By Shaneen Calvo, Editor, CAR WASH Magazine


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Stirring Up the Senses

June 30, 2023
8 minute Read

Part one of a four-part series on using the senses to influence customer experiences.

By Mary Lou Jay

What makes a person choose one car...

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Getting to know ICA Board Member, Billy Schaming, President and Chief Operating Officer, Crew Carwash.

By Brennan Merkle, ICA...

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Tinkering, Teaching and Pushing the Limits

June 14, 2023
11 minute Read

Going where no man has gone before, figuratively and literally, is one of the reasons Gleam Car Wash exists — and is growing. Tinkering,...

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Tracking technologies for BEV tax credits, battery mineral sourcing, ESG requirements all help Sustainability BalanceSheet template.


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Maintenance Mastery

June 5, 2023
6 minute Read

By Tom Gresham

As the ice storm heads out, leaving behind a grey pall in the sky and on the streets — and on every car that felt its touch...

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The Rambutan Rule

May 30, 2023
6 minute Read

By Nicole Nelson

In any given scenario, Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow will be the first to tell you it is easier to prejudge a situation...

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By Paige McAllister, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Quiet quitting started as a TikTok video describing how one employee was finding work-life balance by...

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