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2013 SCWA Wade Welch Memorial Golf Classic
When: May 15
Where: La Cantera Resort Golf Course
Westin @ La Cantera
San Antonio, Texas

Enjoy a day of golf, food, fun and great prizes!

Registration available at www.swcarwash.org.

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Financing for a car wash
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Car wash buyers applying for a loan to close their ESCROW and existing car wash owners applying for a loan for refinancing, all have the same challenge: How do we get the money? This loan dilemma is the same challenge for existing wash owners who choose to convert antiquated full-service washes into today's popular express or flex operations.
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Maybe Texas should seriously consider recycled water
Examiner
Drought-like conditions are returning to the West Texas region and already, there are water restrictions in place. There's a growing list of Texas cities and counties that could very well, run out of water within the next six months and that has to be a major concern, not just for cities and counties, but for the state on a whole. So far, Wichita Falls, with a population of 100,000 is the biggest city faced with running out of water within six months if action is not taken. It's possible they will implement Stage 4 drought restrictions by the end of summer, which include no outdoor watering, no filling of pools and additional restrictions on car wash businesses.
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Arkansas car wash sells for $2.4 million
Arkansas Business News
The sale of a Sherwood car wash tipped the scales at $2.4 million. Bailey's Tunnel Wash LLC, led by John Bailey, purchased the Boomerang Car Wash project at 7900 Highway 107. The seller is 1908 Investments LLC, led by Mark McCaslin. The deal was funded in connection with a 15-year loan of $14.1 million from Arvest Bank of Fayetteville. The 1.24-acre site was acquired for $315,000 in August 2009 from Kristi Couch, Cindy Couch Clay, Margaret Eugenia Couch, Michael Couch and Tonya Couch Helmstetter.
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Economy: Consumers will keep spending as US hurdles fade
Bloomberg
American consumers, who kept shopping through rising fuel costs and delayed tax refunds, will probably continue buoying the world's largest economy as these hurdles dissipate. Employment gains, the drop in energy costs, rising stock prices and reduced debt mean households have the wherewithal to overcome a payroll-tax increase that took an additional 2 percent out of take-home pay this year.
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Businessman turns to social media to catch car wash crooks
KFOR-TV
VideoBriefShawnee, Okla., police are looking for two thieves who stole hundreds of dollars from Shawnee Suds Carwash. "It surprised me whenever the truck backed up to it," said Allen Green, caretaker of the carwash. "Watched it all on video, take off flying through the air." "It was kind of shocking," said Jay Scott Brown, owner of Shawnee Suds Carwash. "You have to take a double take because it's always there and now it's gone." Brown said he hopes to use social media to help police catch them. Brown posted the video on his company's Facebook page and in less than two hours, more than two thousand people watched it.
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Water reclaim — how to pick a system for your car wash
Auto Laundry News
Before picking a water reclamation system, let's review some of the water basics. For vehicle washing, water is the primary means of rinsing the dirt, road grime, salt and snow off the surface of the vehicle during the wash process. All soaps use water as the delivery medium from the chemical station out to the vehicle to assist in breaking up those contaminants. The higher the quality of water you use, the higher the quality wash you will deliver.
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4 keys to customer loyalty
Inc.
There are few things more valuable (or more rare) than customer loyalty. Customer loyalty cannot be bought. It must be earned ... not just once, but every day of the customer relationship.
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Small business lending up for 1st time in 10 quarters
Small Business Trends
Small business owners received some good news this week as it was reported that lending to them has increased for the first time in 10 quarters. According to a report at Inc.com, the U.S. Small Business Administration released its quarterly report this week showing the loans to small businesses have increased for the first time in more than two years, a potential sign that some companies are coming out of the economic recession.
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Gas prices dip again in latest Lundberg Survey
CNN
U.S. gasoline prices have declined for four weeks straight and now average more than 20 cents a gallon cheaper than a year ago, according to a new nationwide survey. The average cost of a gallon across the continental United States of regular stands at $3.71, down 3 cents from two weeks earlier, said Trilby Lundberg, publisher of the Lundberg Survey. Prices have fallen nearly 9 cents a gallon in the past four weeks and are 22 cents cheaper than at this point in 2012, said Lundberg.
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