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Success Through Community Investment

Success Through Community Investment

How a book club and a superhero sponge have helped Mighty Wash find big success in West Texas

How a book club and a superhero sponge have helped Mighty Wash find big success in West Texas
Read More | 5 minute Read


5 Things - Networking

5 Things - Networking

5 Ways to Network More Effectively

It’s no secret that networking can lead to new job opportunities, unexpected partnerships or access to industry intel. But effective networking isn’t always a priority for people who are happily employed.
Read More | 2 minute Read


Ask Champ - Should I keep spending time on Clubhouse?

Ask Champ - Should I keep spending time on Clubhouse?

Email your questions to Champ at AskChamp@carwash.org

Last year I downloaded that social media app Clubhouse and had a bunch of great conversations for a couple of months. But something doesn’t feel the same lately. What’s the story there? Should I keep spending time there?
Read More | 3 minute Read


Stick Around

Stick Around

Car washes are thinking outside the box when it comes to recruitment and retention of quality employees.

Car washes are thinking outside the box when it comes to recruitment and retention of quality employees.
Read More | 8 minute Read


How it Works: Road Salt

How it Works: Road Salt

More than 20 million metric tons of road salt is spread on U.S. roads each winter to prevent hazardous driving conditions during icy weather. In the car wash industry, that means lots of reasons to wash, and lots of revenue opportunity.
Read More | 2 minute Read


Marketing Minute: Mapping Your Customer’s Journey

Marketing Minute: Mapping Your Customer’s Journey

The Road to More Unlimited Memberships

With broader consumer acceptance of unlimited monthly car wash plans due to their affordability and convenience, car wash owners also benefit through the recurring revenue and greater brand loyalty in an increasingly competitive space.
Read More | 2 minute Read


Plug in to Training

Plug in to Training

More car washes are turning to technology to enhance employee training

More car washes are turning to technology to enhance employee training
Read More | 9 minute Read


Dare to Dream

Dare to Dream

Valet Car Wash’s Dream Clean program empowers employees to achieve life goals

Rebecca Holmes had been working at one of Valet Car Wash’s nine locations in Ontario, Canada for almost three years when she was given the opportunity to make one of her dreams come true.
Read More | 8 minute Read


You’re Welcome to Stay

You’re Welcome to Stay

Employee retention is a goal for many during a merger or acquisition

Employee retention is a goal for many during a merger or acquisition
Read More | 8 minute Read


Diversify Your Talent Pool

Diversify Your Talent Pool

Recruiting and hiring nontraditional employees offers opportunities for businesses and workers alike

Recruiting and hiring nontraditional employees offers opportunities for businesses and workers alike
Read More | 8 minute Read


Letter from the Editor - Spring 2022

Letter from the Editor - Spring 2022

When I saw the first proof for this issue of CAR WASH Magazine, I almost didn’t have words … in the best way possible.
Read More | 2 minute Read


LEDs Colorizing the Car Wash World

LEDs Colorizing the Car Wash World

Statistics show that the LED lighting industry is seeing robust growth at washes

Statistics show that the LED lighting industry is seeing robust growth at washes
Read More | 1 minute Read


Succession Planning: The Balancing Act

Succession Planning: The Balancing Act

Deciding who will take the lead when you are ready to move on is one of your most important – and risky – decisions

Deciding who will take the lead when you are ready to move on is one of your most important – and risky – decisions
Read More | 6 minute Read


Polish Car Wash Industry Eyes Growth Amid Rising Demand

Polish Car Wash Industry Eyes Growth Amid Rising Demand

Players are investing in their capacities to adapt and eyeing expansion to neighboring countries

Players are investing in their capacities to adapt and eyeing expansion to neighboring countries
Read More | 4 minute Read


Winter Wonderlands

Winter Wonderlands

Car washes create extra holiday happiness for communities, customers, employees

Car washes create extra holiday happiness for communities, customers, employees
Read More | 11 minute Read


Women Who Rule

Women Who Rule

Female leaders are making their mark in the car wash industry

Female leaders are making their mark in the car wash industry
Read More | 19 minute Read


Data Demons

Data Demons

Technology, Training and Enforced Security Practices Are Key to Mastering Your Defenses and Minimizing the Risks/Liabilities of Data Breach

Online payments, customer portals, and the digitization of customer records have improved the customer experience in many businesses. But, the risk associated with collecting all of that personal and financial data is real.
Read More | 7 minute Read


Smart Renovations

Smart Renovations

Weighing the benefits, costs of high-tech car wash upgrades

Weighing the benefits, costs of high-tech car wash upgrades
Read More | 7 minute Read


Cyber Risks with Car Washes

Cyber Risks with Car Washes

Every organization is at risk

When it comes to cyber security, the #1 thing to keep in mind is that every organization is at risk.
Read More | 4 minute Read


Sip, Sip, Sipping Away

Sip, Sip, Sipping Away

Water reclamation and reuse has become foundational to operators’ key business strategies

Water reclamation and reuse has become foundational to operators’ key business strategies
Read More | 11 minute Read


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