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2015 Golf Tournament Coming Soon
Canadian Carwash Association
The Canadian Carwash Association (CCA) golf tournament is the premiere carwash industry networking event of the year. Members come to the tournament every year to network with each other and trade tips and information on the carwash business, on their golf game, or both. The full day of golf ends with a dinner and prize draws, with proceeds going to support Trout Unlimited Canada's Yellow Fish Road program. This year's tournament will be held at the Glendale Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario on September 15th.

Visit the CCA website at canadiancarwash.ca/golf for more information on how to sign up for the tournament. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kiki Cloutier at the National Office at 416-239-0339 or kcloutier@canadiancarwash.ca.

There is still time to practice your putt and be in tip-top form for September's tournament! The Canadian Carwash Association hopes to see you there!
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Carwash Toolkit™ Not Just for Startups
Canadian Carwash Association
The Canadian Carwash Association (CCA) offers its membership the Carwash Toolkit™: Getting Started, a guide for those looking to build a new carwash from the ground up or purchase an existing carwash operation. The 31-page document provides an overview of the Canadian industry, what is required for a site, cost estimates and more.

The document is equally valuable for existing carwash operators to help in evaluating their own sites against best practices. The toolkit explores the various types of carwashes, general tips for best results, evaluating costs, building a business plan and more. For further information, please visit the CCA website at canadiancarwash.ca/tools.

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CCA Members Receive Special Savings on Insurance
Canadian Carwash Association
Through the Car Wash and Gas Bar Operators Insurance Program, Erb and Erb Insurance Broker's Ltd. has been actively serving the Canadian Carwash Association (CCA) membership for over 25 years. Working closely with various owner operators, suppliers and vendors, Erb and Erb has consistently been able to ensure that the insurance coverages and limits, risk management, and loss preventive tips have remained relevant and cost effective. Erb and Erb began in 1919 and offers a broad suite of personal insurance, commercial insurance, as well as life and financial services products. As active members of the Canadian Carwash Association themselves, this allows the brokers to be very connected to understanding the needs affecting the CCA membership at large.

As a result of their expertise and the tremendous work with the membership since 1989, Erb and Erb has been able to negotiate a 25% discount on the insurance package which is available exclusively to members of the Canadian Carwash Association.

Please speak with Brent Taylor, Registered Insurance Broker, Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. about the CCA member benefit insurance program. BTaylor@erb-erb.com

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 Industry News


EZ Wash celebrates grand opening with STARS fundraiser
Carlyle Observer
Jeff Russill was happy to celebrate with the community on Wednesday, June 24, at a beef on a bun luncheon hosted at the EZ Car Wash. As both a grand opening and a way to raise money for STARS the day was well attended. Plans for the operation began in the fall of 2012 as Jeff approached the town to discuss his plans for the piece of land at the intersection of Hwy 13 and Hwy 9 North. It was a long process as the plans were forwarded to Community Planning and 18 months later they were given approval.
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Stage 2 water restrictions now in effect across Metro Vancouver
Van City Buzz
Metro Vancouver announced that the city is moving into stage two water restrictions due to lower reservoir levels. This is the first time the Metro area has moved into stage two since 2003.
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Blogging for your carwash
WashTrends
Anyone can type words into an online template...but making sure they are words that strengthen your brand and attract customers takes know-how and skill. Here are eight tactics to help you successfully showcase what you know, what you think, and why prospective clients should do business with you.
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Keeping good employees
CarWash.com
A recent article featured on SmallBizTrends.com titled, “How Do You Retain Employees in a Small Business,” discusses how to avoid the employee turnover difficulties which often occur in carwash business and offers a look into MetLife’s whitepaper, “Five Secrets of Employee Retention.”
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Business Barometer update for June
CFIB
Canada’s small business confidence remains stuck in low gear in June. The Business Barometer® Index was 59.4 this month, a decline of more than a point from May's level and now very near to the six-year low it reached this past February.
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The cleaner, quicker experience
Auto Laundry
Traditionally car wash ownership is a lifelong pursuit. The industry is filled with stories of owners and operators that cut their teeth scrubbing fenders in their teenage years, working their way up through the ranks to eventually take the reins of their own wash.
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